The independent investigation into Samsung’s update practices for various smart phones concluded some updates “caused serious dysfunctions and reduced performance significantly, thereby accelerating the process of replacing them.”
The Italian Authority (watchdog group) for Market and Competition just issued South Korean electronics giant Samsung a fine for$ 5.7m The cash penalty is due to the “Samsung slow down,” i.e., the phenomenon of smart phones dropping in performance after receiving new updates.
Earlier in 2015 Tesla’s CEO and co-founder Elon Musk announced new product to their portfolio called the “Powerwall” which is a line of stationary batteries for households and utilities meant to store energy so that it can be used when energy is scarce and/or expensive.
As technology and computers advance more and more, it has become evident that most of the operations are now shifted to the cloud and thus relying in networks. Computers have also advanced and become more powerful, neural networks are gradually taking over from simpler machine learning to more advanced and sophisticated methods.
They are already at the heart of new generations computers which have the capabilities of speech recognition and object recognition in images among others; they are beginning to outperform earlier systems of recognizing objects in images. Neural networks basically provide a platform the more sophisticated and complex computers and system which run high end jobs and take in multiple inputs or conditions and derive a conclusion based on rules, knowledge base, elimination method or learning patterns from the past conditions or inputs. Neural networks have been mainly used in systems commonly known or referred to as AI (Artificial Intelligence) Systems.
Not far back, Artificial Intelligence systems have been known to perform duties and operations based on interpolation and extrapolation mean with some of the common ones being manifested in chess computers, ping pong games on computers, traffic lights which operate based on image recognition to turn green or red, among others and lately incorporated into the mobile devices like Siri for the IPhone OS and AIVC (Artificial Intelligence Voice Command) for the android OS.
Its no longer the era of doom, technology provides the freedom, the fascists have the wealth, but we have the imagination and the tools to relieve ourselves from the slavery.
On January 13th 2015, a criminal trial began on the accused leader of the Silk Road, a black market in an area of the internet called the Deep Web, the deep web is vast, and often confused with dark sites, and thousands of times larger than the visible public internet, also called the surface web, which is accessible to the public through search engines.
The deep web is not a place, its simply accounts for all the unindexed content online or on secret servers holding Banking Data, Administrative code for Governments, Corporations and Universities, it’s like looking under the hood of the actual internet. Over time, the deep web has become inhabited by people of all types who wanted to use it for privacy some of whom include; Journalists, Whistleblowers, Dissidents, Hackers, Criminals, and privacy advocates , and this hidden area of the web is called the dark net and it’s accessible with a software service called TOR.
The article on Bitcoin reveals some surprising and little known facts about the money we use every day and introduces Bitcoin as a potential alternative. In a typical economy, it has been noted that money changes hands in every minute of the day, and it is exchanged through banks as virtual cash, physical cash when carrying out face to transactions, VISA, PayPal, mobile phone credit purchases and Virtual phone subscriber accounts like MTN Mobile Money, Mpesa, Pesa Pal, Airtel Money among others. All these have one common feature which is in most cases ignored or cannot merely avoided, and that aspect is that they are all monitored or taxed at all points which brings us to the aspect of privacy. In general, everyone loves their privacy to not be invaded at all.
The article is targeted at anyone who wants a crash course about this disruptive technology and has yet to find unbiased coverage that a layman can understand. I suspect that the article will be popular among young adults working in the technology, startup and finance sectors as well as anyone interested in Libertarian ideas. The solution to all the above mentioned is the invention of Bitcoin.