Ever since 2008 when Satoshi Nakamoto’s mysterious white paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” was first published, blockchain has been making endless appearances in tech blogs everywhere. A lot of claims have been made about how blockchain will change the world, but some are speculating that blockchain might be sinking into the trough of
Though people often associate virtual reality (VR) with cyberpunk, futuristic dystopias, or flashy consumer tech, the ideas behind VR aren’t exactly new. Attempts at designing mechanical devices that were the Oculus Rift of their era took place at least as early as the 1950s, and the concept of alternative realities overriding the everyday world of
What exactly are smart cities? Some immediately think IoT, machine learning, and automation while others call to mind alternative waste treatments and non-traditional city layouts like the superblocks of Barcelona. With the urban population expected to reach 68% of the world’s population by 2050, it’s not surprising that tech giants, governments, and citizens are turning
Disclaimer: The views and content in external links do not represent the views of ktMINE. Some content might not be safe for work. You might recognize VICE Media from their, at times outrageous documentaries or you may have seen the VICE episode of Documentary Now, a comical mockumentary series. This digital media broadcasting company has
The September 18th passage of the Music Modernization Act and its provision for the creation of a mechanical licensing database, signal the increasing importance of big data analytics and data retrieval to the music industry. This mechanical licensing database paid for by interactive streaming services, will link compositions to recordings allowing for the seamless identification
AI or artificial intelligence is an increasingly popular buzzword. With figures like Elon Musk weighing in that “A.I. is far more dangerous than nukes.” you could be forgiven for assuming that artificial intelligence is the most important question of our time. Other visionaries like Bill Gates take a much more optimistic stance. Gates is quoted as saying,
Over the past few years, China has become the leading global power in solar energy. This is unsurprising given that the government has formally thrown itself behind the endeavor to grow both domestic solar consumption and exports of Chinese manufactured solar cells. But will the trend continue?
Recently, blogs and online news sources have engaged in speculation over the future trajectory of Uber. Is it a ride-sharing company? A delivery service? A freight carrier? The media outlets once devoted to articles rehashing the latest scandal of former CEO Travis Kalanick are now placing bets on the likelihood that Uber is actually tomorrow’s