When Sci-Fi Predictions Come To Fruition

When Sci-Fi Predictions Come To Fruition

Evolution of Technologies To paraphrase science fiction author Arthur C. Clark, those who make predictions about the future are either “considered conservative now and mocked later, or mocked now and proved right when they are no longer around to enjoy the acclaim.” The one thing we can be sure about, Clark ventured, is that “[the future] will be absolutely fantastic.” This was in 1964, and in the decades that followed this statement Clark was able…

When Will Women In Tech Become The Norm?

When Will Women In Tech Become The Norm?

Tech Diversity It is well known that the technology industry has been dominated by men, but it is also clear that the industry is working to change that. Diversity in the tech industry, especially where it applies to women in tech, has been a topic of discussion for years. Recently the Washington Technology Industry Association even released an infographic Tech Diversity Champions, designed to push the diversity issue into the spotlight. Michael Schutzler, CEO at…

Augmented Reality – $30 Billion Dollar Industry By 2020

Augmented Reality – $30 Billion Dollar Industry By 2020

Augmented and Virtual Realities Virtual Reality (VR) is real, and it is poised to make VR companies a lot of money. Something that once seemed far off in the future is now here, now you can be completely immersed in a digital world. With wearable virtual reality technology constantly evolving soon we will be putting on our computer like we put on our shoes. Augmented reality (AR), which places interactive overlays of 3D imagery into…

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Data and Medical Breakthroughs

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Data and Medical Breakthroughs

Data and Medical Breakthroughs Amazon Web Services (AWS), in conjunction with Intel, is bringing the power of the cloud to the doctor’s office. In a newly released e-book entitled “Personalized Medicine and Genomic Research: Profiles in Cloud-Enabled Scientific Discovery”, AWS profiles four organizations in the medical field on the forefront of cloud-based bio-information systems. Advancements in (Curing Cancer with Big Data) cloud computing allow medical professionals to take advantage of whole genome sequencing, which has benefits…

IoTT, The Internet of Things, Tomorrow

IoTT, The Internet of Things, Tomorrow

What Should Your Home Be Telling You? Home. The place where you lay your head to sleep, where a roof of some form protects you. It’s where you leave the things that are valuable to you as you head off each day to live your life. If you were to strike up a conversation with your home about its day, what information would you like your home to convey to you? How would you like…

Why Are Hackers So Interested In Your Medical Data?

Why Are Hackers So Interested In Your Medical Data?

The Interest In Medical Data The term “hackers” might bring to mind visions of dark basements, powerful computers and people with nefarious goals stealing credit card or government data. Most of us, however, don’t associate a hacker with the theft of medical data, but there are a growing number of hackers who are choosing to collect medical data instead of potentially more lucrative information. Why are these hackers so interested in your medical data, and…

Messaging Service ‘WhatsApp’ Has Tough Week

Messaging Service ‘WhatsApp’ Has Tough Week

WhatsApp shutdown in Zimbabwe This week Zimbabwe was rocked by national protests against government corruption, economic collapse and the long-tenure of Mugabe, now 92. The response of the government was to shut down the messaging service WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook. It is also alleged that they limited the access to the Internet for most of the day. The protests were largely organised and mobilized over WhatsApp and social media. Hashtags such as #ShutDownZim,…

How Cloud Technology Is Boosting Business Success

How Cloud Technology Is Boosting Business Success

Boosting Business Success In a research study by HyTrust, it’s apparent that adoption of public cloud services is accelerating in all verticals, and it’s not expected to slow down any time soon. Says Eric Chiu, president of HyTrust, “Without much fanfare, this critical technology advance has become woven into the basic fabric of organizations. The potential of virtualization and the cloud was always undeniable, but there was genuine concern over security and skepticism regarding the…