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SpaceX Launches Tesla Roadster Into Space

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While Elon Musk is no stranger to ambitious endeavors, his most recent undertakings are literally out of this world. Musk’s private spacecraft company, SpaceX, has already had three successful rocket launches this year alone. Current 2018 launches include two launches to place three satellites (two of which are part of SpaceX’s plan to have …

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Messenger App Telegram May Launch Their Own Cryptocurrency

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The privacy-focused messenger, Telegram is allegedly planning to take a huge step into the cryptocurrency world with their own blockchain platform and digital currency. While no one on the Telegram team has officially confirmed or denied it, many details including a short primer and more technical whitepaper detailing the plan have been …

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Media Execs Team Up to Combat “Fake News” With AI and Blockchain Technology

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Former CNN president and chief operating officer, Greg D’Alba and former CNN senior vice president Charles Theiss have co-founded a news technology venture that will look to completely change the way news is currently reported. The plan is to combine blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to both automate and authenticate breaking news to minimize human …

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Snowden’s New App Turns Old Android Phones Into Surveillance Devices

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Prominent NSA contractor turned whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has recently released a new app in collaboration with the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Guardian Project.  The app is described as “an open source security system for journalist and human rights defenders.” The app, Haven, uses all the sensors in modern smartphones (everything from the accelerometer to the …

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Wikipedia Co-Founder to Bring Blockchain to Online Encyclopedia Everipedia

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Dr. Larry Sanger, Co-founder of Wikipedia, has joined online encyclopedia Everipedia as their new Chief Information Officer. The move comes with the intention to place the entirety of their online knowledge base on the EOS blockchain (an Ethereum-based blockchain with a focus on making decentralized applications easy to implement and scale). Originally started …

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Apple iPad Pro: “What’s a Computer?”

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What’s a computer? Apple aims to make that a serious question with the next generation of iPad users. With iPad Pro + iOS 11, a post-PC world may be closer than you think. The commercial is set to the song “Go” by Louis The Child, and shows off the iPad’s …

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Tesla Announces New Semi Truck and Roadster

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The innovative folks over at Tesla Motors are at it again. Being one of the first to bring almost fully autonomous driving to the consumer market hasn’t slowed down Elon Musk and his team one bit (missed deadlines and multiple production issues aside). On November 16th, Tesla announced its first fully electric semi truck. The …

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Gift Idea: Coding Board Game Series for Kids

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Just in time for the holidays, Target has stocked its shelves with a series of new coding board games by ThinkFun. ‘CODE’ is a series of three different types of board games designed to help build and develop basic skills necessary for youngsters to understand and work with coding and …

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The End of Net Neutrality? What You Need to Know

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The issue of net neutrality as an effective policy has been widely debated for some time now. The concept being, in short, that internet service providers (ISPs like Comcast, Verizon etc.) should not be allowed to slow down, speed up or block any legal content accessed by consumers. In other words, all …

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LG’s New Ultra HD TV Is Wallpaper-Thin

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Earlier this year LG released its “Signature OLED TV W”  and just like how most tech progresses, this TV is much thinner and lighter than its predecessors. So thin and light, in fact, that it easily bends like wallpaper and can only be attached to a wall via a magnetic wall mount. …

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