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Beres Marrast

Christ Follower, Full-time husband, Physical Therapist and part-time tech enthusiast for the fun of it.

Blackberry: The Rise and Fall of an Innovator

As a small Canadian tech startup back in 1984, Blackberry Limited (formerly known as Research In Motion) in about 15 years time, grew to an undeniably iconic $20 Billion multinational telecom giant, only to steadily decline to being worth $1.20 billion with little to no noticeable commercial presence today. From laying the foundation …

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The Unspoken History of Abortion In the U.S.

New York’s recent passing of the Reproductive Health Act, expanding abortion rights in the state is arguably the most aggressive state legislation to date addressing this issue. Prior to this law, NYS loosely followed the precedent set in 1973 by the Roe v. Wade decision, making abortions legal only in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. …

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Engineer Designs the Ultimate Payback for Package Thieves

If it’s never happened to you, consider yourself lucky as more than a third of Americans report being a victim of some form of package theft (according to Shorr Packaging). Xfinity home came to a similar number when doing their own costumer survey on the issue. At the very least …

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Mayweather, DJ Khaled Fined by SEC for Undisclosed Payments for Crypto Promotion

The increase in celebrity involvement in cryptocurrency could possibly see a slowdown given recent legal actions by the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC). According to a recent SEC press release, previous celebrity promotion of cryptocurrency investments by Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled were allegedly found to be in violation of part of the US securities …

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Detroit Locals Build their Own Internet to Help Bridge “Digital Divide”

In 2016, the New York Times reported that 40% of Detroit citizens do not have access to broadband internet. This along with the increased poverty and unemployment in many pockets of the city have proven to cause an already growing disparity to grow at an even faster rate. From students’ studies being limited, to difficulty competing …

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Should We Fear or Celebrate Artificial Intelligence?

For all the promise and controversy surrounding gains made in artificial intelligence, the research involved still has a long way to go. So much so that many of the fundamental ideas and definitions of such technologies are still being developed. AI as we know it is pretty much a part of our …

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SpaceX Announces Private Passenger Flight Around the Moon for Art’s Sake

Just this year alone, SpaceX has successfully launched at least 17 rocket missions to date. These missions include launches to place satellites in orbit, multiple missions to resupply the international space station, and even a test launch putting a Tesla Roadster into earth’s orbit. Despite the legal issues Elon Musk is currently facing, SpaceX is still …

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Older Technology May Have Its Advantages

You may recall back in late 2014 when Sony Pictures was the target of a vicious hack that exposed everything from full-length unreleased films to private emails and employee personal information. The hack ultimately forced Sony pictures to shut down both their internet servers and landlines to address the problem. …

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CryptoConcurrency Startup Donates $29 Million to U.S. Public Schools

Back in March, San Francisco based blockchain company, Ripple partnered with classroom crowdfunding charity Donorschoose.org, donating 29 million dollars and completely funding more than 35,000 teacher projects posted on the site, reaching more than 16,500 public schools nationwide. The donation is currently the largest single digital currency donation to any charity. A good bit of secrecy prior to …

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Pentagon Partners with Google for AI Powered Military Drone Program

The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) and the push toward more autonomous uses of technology have already seen success in the commercial space. It’s no surprise then that military application of these technologies is a huge priority for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).  It has recently come to light that the DoD …

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