Tech

Admin August 11, 2018

Let these observations guide you through the next phase of cloud computing. Predictions tend to be more of an end-of-the-year activity, but I took some time to write down a few ideas and their likely outcomes based on patterns in the market that we can currently see. Here are a few to consider. There will […]

Admin August 10, 2018

Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant will soon ride shotgun with Toyota drivers. Toyota said Tuesday that it plans to embed the retail giant’s voice-activated assistant in some of its Toyota and Lexus cars this year without specifying which models. The automaker said more models would be added in 2019. “Voice services are rapidly becoming more popular […]

Admin August 10, 2018

Bitcoin, the heavyweight of the cryptocurrency world, has billed itself as digital gold—a safe haven for investors to park their assets. Apparently that image is having an impact. While Bitcoin’s status as a potential substitute investment to the shiny precious metal with thousands of years of human history is debatable, some investors are foregoing physical […]

Admin August 10, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission rejected on Thursday a bid by the Winkelvoss twins to create an exchange traded product for Bitcoin, citing the potential for market manipulation and a lack of liquidity. The SEC’s 3-1 decision came after the Winkelvoss twins asked the agency to revisit its earlier rejection of the ETF in March […]

Admin August 10, 2018

This latest venture melds two of tech’s favorite ideas: the sharing economy, and the basis of Bitcoin—the blockchain. The founder of Chinese ride-hailing firm Kuaidi Dache, now a part of the “Uber of China” Didi Chuxing, announced plans to create a blockchain-based ride hailing app Sunday. In recent months, interest in blockchain, the technology underlying […]

Admin August 10, 2018

Amazon’s voice-activated assistant Alexa is coming to several laptop and desktop computers sold by HP Inc., Asus, and Acer. The three personal computer giants debuted personal computers on Monday that are designed to work with Alexa, part of a push by Amazon to spread its voice assistant to more third-party devices. The companies announced the […]

Admin August 10, 2018

Even Elon Musk’s jokes make him millions of dollars. Sales of The Boring Company’s flamethrower, which seemed to start as a throwaway line to help the company sell hats, have already topped 7,000 units, according to a tweet from Musk early Monday. At current prices, that means he’s taken in $3.5 million. The flamethrowers went […]

Admin August 10, 2018

Cryptocurrency giant Coinbase announced on Monday it has hired Tim Wagner, a veteran of Amazon Web Services, to be its vice president of engineering. In a blog post announcing the hire, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong described engineering as core to its strategy of building cryptocurrency products, and said Wagner would be leading and expanding its […]

Admin August 10, 2018

Retailers seem to be pulling out of their years-long malaise, helped by a strong economy and their own efforts to finally adapt to the Amazon.com (amzn) world. Companies like Target (tgt)and Kohl’s (kss) are finally starting to reap the dividends of billions in investments in e-commerce, such as retrofitting stores so they support online orders. […]