Justice Department Warns Apple that Encryption Can Kill

Smart Encryption is not loved by everyone, but the question is can it be fatal? A senior official from the U.S. Department of Justice recently told Apple executives that strong encryption could lead to a scenario in which a child could die in a kidnapping case if police couldn’t access the information in a smartphone taken from a suspect. Both Apple and Google said they would provide secure, end-to-end encryption technology by default in their mobile devices running iOS and Android, which means that they would not have access to their users’ private encryption keys, making them unable to adhere to the demands by law enforcement officials to turn over data from the phones. Read More>>

Hagel Lists Key Technologies For US Military; Launches ‘Offset Strategy’

After several months of build-up, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel formally launched the military’s quest for a combination of new technologies. This was to maintain America’s military supremacy over the next 20 years in the face of Russian and Chinese challenges. Hagel divulged some crucial details as to how America could preserve its endangered technological superiorit and all the details have been stated in Hagel’s memo which the Pentagon has released. Some of the priorities include Robotics, miniaturization, Big Data to name a few as Bob intends to move the Pentagon firmly into the robotic age. Read More>>

CAN A $200 BEARD-GROWING KIT MAKE YOU COOL? WE GAVE IT A TRY

Traditionally when you think of a beardsman you think of, like, a biker or an outdoorsman or a lumberjack. But Eric Bandholz, the founder of a men’s-grooming company called Beardbrand is set to change that perception and give professional expert help to urban beardsman. Bandholz’s company is tapping into a growth market where beards have a made a huge comeback over the past few years, and lots of new beardsmen are eager for products to help tend the bush. Between 2009 and 2013, the number of men with face fuzz increased 21%, and men’s grooming products in general are booming: Bandholz is looking to capitalize on the same by offering upscale grooming products which he does via his website, Tumblr, and YouTube channel. Research firm Mintel has estimated the category could hit $3.2 billion in sales by 2016, as compared to $2.2 billion in 2006.Read More>>

Intel turns to light beams to speed up supercomputers

In order to move data at a breakneck speed in supercomputers, Intel will start using light pulses to achieve the same. This predetermined move will yield potentially massive advances in high-performance computing. This technology will use optical cables than conventional copper wiring for linking computing and storage units. The faster data movement should improve system performance overall. For Intel, optical technology is also key in surpassing the milestone of exascale computing, in which supercomputer performance is more than 1 million trillion calculations per second. Intel wants to achieve the same by 2020 to 2022. Read More>>

11 Leadership Lessons from Alexander the Great

Alexandra the great as we all know was one of the most greatest warrior. His leadership was influential to the development of civilizations. Alexander’s reign illustrates a number of important leadership lessons which remain applicable to business and political chiefs today. The following article gives a brief overview of some lessons that can be leant from Alexandra’s leadership traits. Read More>>

Dell embraces ‘internet of things’ as key way forward

Michael S Dell reacquired 75 per cent ownership of Dell in October 2013 making Dell a privately owned firm. This has also brought a shift in dynamics for Dell from profits to R&D and customer satisfaction. One of the perks of going private is that Dell can embrace risk differently. Thus giving Dell the freedom to make decisions and hence Micheal Dell looks to invest into the PC business of Dell as he sees huge potential for this stream in the future. Read More>>

Unshackled, a New Angel Fund, Forms to Back Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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A new San Francisco-based angel fund,Unshackled, Started by an immigrant, Nitin Pachisia, and the son of immigrants, Manan Mehta, has raised $3.5 million to hire entrepreneurs as employees, providing them with a paycheck, work visas and health benefits while they try to build their start ups to the point where they can raise another round. The company hopes to give an opportunity to immigrant entrepreneurs to shine. Read More>>

Taylor Swift “Coincidentally” Launches App After Pulling Music Off Spotify

Within one week of pulling of her music of Spotify, Taylor Swift partnered with American Express to launch a new app that promotes her latest album. Unstaged, an app that lets fans watch and interact with her latest music video apart from links links to purchase Swift’s “1989” album and learn more about her 2015 world tour.  In addition, there are links to other Unstaged-related content which is is a four-year-old concert film series sponsored by American Express. Read More>>

The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It

The Web that constitutes the Internet is under plight and the way it’s dying has higher implications than almost anything else technology has ever seen. The credit for the same goes to the mobile apps that have a fundamentally different function from the way the Web does.

Studies show that 86% of our time are spent in apps while just 14% is spent on the Web. Faster and easier to use – everything about apps feels like a win for users than what came before. But experts believe that underneath all that convenience is something sinister.Read More>>

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