Tech Biz

March for our Lives

A Letter to the Business Community From Marjory Stoneman Douglas Survivors and #NeverAgain Movement Founders

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First of all, thank you. My friends and I are humbled, awed and deeply grateful for the support the business community has put into ensuring that tragedies like the one that happened at our school never happen again. Despite the grief and trauma and confusion we feel, we are inspired daily by the courage from leaders like you. We are on the right side of history and together we can lead the way.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

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If you’re looking for a new Android phone, go look at the Samsung Galaxy S9. It’s about as good as Android handsets get. If you’re an iPhone person thinking that Apple has let you down recently and you’re thinking of switching to an Android phone, go look at the S9. If you take lots of pictures in low light (in restaurants, bars, clubs, etc.), yep, you guessed it, go look at the S9. If you have been dreaming about a phone that delivers super-slow-motion video, again, go look at the S9.

Starman

An Open Letter to Elon Musk

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From liftoff to the synchronous booster landing, the “rocket” part of the Space X Falcon Heavy mission demonstrated that space is now available to people (as opposed to countries). Thank you. I have been waiting for this moment since I was a kid.

Blockchain

What Is Blockchain?

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Blockchain, the underlying technology that powers bitcoin, is one of the buzzwords of the past year. Practically everyone is talking about blockchain, and for good reason. Distributed ledgers, the term of art for blockchain’s underlying technology, offer an exciting new way to transact business without a central authority. Here’s a nontechnical, simplified description of the component parts.

Fake News: A Case Study

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Real fake news articles feature fabricated stories crafted to push a particular agenda. In most cases, the thesis of the article is supported by alternative facts (lies). But there are more subtle, more insidious types of fake news. Specifically, articles that might pass a cursory fact check, but have been written to espouse a point of view unintended by the original author. Here’s a quick case study that demonstrates the technique and clearly illustrates why it will be nearly impossible to stop.