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Biotech Dominates July Penny Stock Picks

Posted on July 17th, 2017.

July brings new opportunities to trade penny stocks, according to the Investopedia top 10 penny stocks to watch. Biotechnology stocks in particular are poised for a breakout. Biotechnology funds broke out of the long-term basing pattern in June, forcing rotational buying pressure, which bodes well for the low-priced sub-sector, with many...

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Bitcoin

Fidelity Investments CEO Embraces Bitcoin And Blockchain, Cites Challenges

Posted on May 25th, 2017.

Abigail Johnson, CEO and chairwoman at Fidelity Investments, called for more serious conversations about bitcoin and blockchain while addressing Consensus 2017 blockchain conference in New York City, according to MarketWatch. Fidelity has tested bitcoin and blockchain, according to Johnson, including partnerships, venture investments and...

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Business

Dow Could Hit 100,000 By 2030; Adviser Urges Investors To Prepare

Posted on May 13th, 2017.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average could hit 100,000 by 2030, according to financial author and adviser Ric Edelman. Edelman, who believes incredible profits are in the making for those who prepare for new economic realities. If it doesn’t hit 100,00, he said, it will probably hit 150,000. The blue-chip index currently trades at around...

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Articles

The Fastest Growing Tech Industries that You Should Consider When Starting a Business

Posted on March 23rd, 2017.

If you are a tech-savvy entrepreneur looking to start disrupting the world as we know it, there are a few industries you should consider. These, according to specialists, are where the future of technology lies. According to specialists at Gartner, a technology research firm, the following industries are beginning to break out of an...

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Quantum Resistant Ledger Readies For Battle Against Quantum Computing, Hires Testers And Seeks Feedback

Posted on March 22nd, 2017.

Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL), a blockchain technology designed to mitigate quantum computing attacks, has recruited testers to create 50 nodes and released an updated white paper by founder Peter Waterland. QRL is seeking comment on Slack prior to a presale. Waterland has commented about the bitcoin scaling issue and the danger posed...

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Articles

Acquiring Bitcoin: Making A Peer-to-Peer Trade Step-By-Step

Posted on March 10th, 2017.

If you’re new to trading Bitcoin, or having Bitcoin, there is one thing you need to understand right off the bat. Imagine that Bitcoin is cash, and that you are constantly holding it in plain view, and most of the places you can spend this cash can disappear overnight. This is to say, in Bitcoin the risk of a scam is high. In...

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Science

Directed Evolution Teaches Nature the Unnatural, Brings Silicon to Life

Posted on November 25th, 2016.

Caltech researchers have achieved a spectacular demonstration that living organisms can be persuaded to make silicon-carbon bonds. The study is the first to show that nature can adapt to incorporate silicon into carbon-based molecules, the building blocks of life. This breakthrough could have en important impact on how medicines and...

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Politics

DARPA is Placing “Big Bets” on Space-Based Weapons Systems

Posted on November 23rd, 2016.

DARPA sees a real possibility for spaced based conflict. So, it’s hoping to create breakthrough technology to dissuade U.S. adversaries who might consider attacking from space.  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency assists national security with efforts in space. It focuses on making space a “real-time operational domain,” as...

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Artificial Intelligence

Dutch Police Use Augmented Reality to Investigate Crime Scenes

Posted on November 22nd, 2016.

Dutch police are undertaking an experiment to see if augmented reality can help officers at a crime scene, according to the New Scientist. Using an AI system video from the body cameras worn on the officers at the scene will relay back to experts who can guide the officers by making virtual notes which the officers will be able to see...

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Companies

Facebook Looking into “Disrupting Economics” of Fake News Sites

Posted on November 22nd, 2016.

In a Facebook post Friday night, founder of the popular social network Mark Zuckerberg took time to outline the steps the company will take to tackle its “fake news” problem, which has been a hot topic in the wake of the election. One way the social media behemoth plans on doing that is by making sure fake news sites...

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Artificial Intelligence

Apple Patent Reveals Siri-Assisted iMessage P2P Payments Platform

Posted on November 17th, 2016.

Apple has filed a patent application for a “virtual assistant in a communication session.” On first glance, application 14/713,410 might scare developers of chat bots and the like, but Apple is specific in the scope of their claims – Siri, their virtual assistant platform, will be able to directly communicate with either user in an...

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Artificial Intelligence

Nasdaq Turns to AI to Detect Market Manipulation

Posted on November 17th, 2016.

Nasdaq undertakes 14 million trades a day on its exchange making it nearly impossible to detect market abuses taking place. However, with the help of artificial intelligence (AI), Nasdaq is cracking down on the bad behavior. There are several things that Valerie Bannert-Thurner, senior vice president and head of risk and surveillance at...

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Companies

Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation, Bets on Open Cloud Computing

Posted on November 17th, 2016.

Only a few years ago the idea that Microsoft could actively promote Linux and join the Linux Foundation would have sounded like science fiction, but that’s exactly what happens now: Microsoft is joining the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member.

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Politics

What to Expect for Space and Sci/Tech Under President Trump?

Posted on November 10th, 2016.

US President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t strike as one who knows – or cares – a lot about space, science, and technology. Since the announcement of Trump’s victory, there have been a lot of headlines about a possible catastrophic impact of the upcoming Trump presidency on space and sci/tech in the US. However, a...

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Autonomous

Drones Are a Next-Generation Computing Platform, Says Intel

Posted on November 8th, 2016.

Intel announced the first Intel drone designed specifically for light shows: the Intel Shooting Star drone. With this drone, the company plans to demonstrate that drone light shows can redefine entertainment and create amazing new experiences in the night sky.

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Electronics

Chinese Physicists Achieve Record-Breaking Quantum Cryptography Breakthrough

Posted on November 4th, 2016.

Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China and other Chinese labs, with the collaboration of a lab in the US, have implemented a secure quantum protocol known as Measurement-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution (MDIQKD), suitable for practical networks and devices, over a distance of 404 km. The breakthrough,...

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Technology

We Should Be Investing in Drones. Here Is Why.

Posted on October 28th, 2016.

There is a driving trend and major boom behind the autonomous car industry, with financial potential looking particularly ripe. Even the U.S. government has recently appointed an advisory committee on autonomous cars. The news is also full of reports about cars, buses and even trains becoming driverless. Tesla, Google, Toyota, BMW,...

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Companies

Finally: The Flying Car, Courtesy of Uber

Posted on October 28th, 2016.

When we imagined the 21st century in the late lamented sixties, two features were always there: the cities on the Moon and the planets, and the flying cars. Much to our chagrin, neither materialized. But now SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to build cities on Mars, and Uber is envisioning a fleet of flying cars, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Artificial Intelligence

AI Enhancing = Jobs Disappearing. Is It worth It?

Posted on October 25th, 2016.

Jobs in a long slate of industries are vanishing into thin air due to upgrading artificial intelligence. Drones, robots, or “bots” as some prefer, are forcing humans to step aside. It might seem very tempting to see all daily tasks automated. And of course who doesn’t prefer to live more like the Jetsons and less like the Flintstones....

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Bitcoin

The Future of Digital Rights Management Might Be Decent with Blockchain

Posted on October 24th, 2016.

DECENT wants to create a decentralized digital rights management solution for piracy powered by the blockchain. Like so many modern decentralized platforms, DECENT’s platform seeks to remove the middlemen, power abusers, and prevent third party manipulation to ensure content creators and consumers can trade material in a...