Hitachi rolls out Vantara to amp up its social innovation track record

Here at their inaugural NEXT event in Las Vegas today, Hitachi debuted their new Hitachi Vantara subsidiary, an effort that’s meant to pull together a broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across the company aimed at delivering “data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises.” See also: Hitachi sets up IoT R&D camp in California The new […]

This Russian-designed token wants to tackle crypto-volatility

In this Blockchain era where technology promises to digitize virtually any type of assets, the emergence of gold-backed tokens comes as no surprise. The concept is not new, but we are now witnessing its first applications. One of these projects is propelled by Goldmint, a company with Russian roots now preparing for an ICO and the […]

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Is IoT all about low-tech and simple APIs?

IoT is all about low-tech and simple APIs, because you don’t build software for IoT the same way you do for web apps, and here is why. Last week, a smart lock company updated firmware that made hundreds of their own locks inoperable (more about it in the articles below). These are the kind of […]

5 interesting AI crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Crowdfunding industries have both grown exponentially in the recent past. Their dependency on each other is quite evident as many AI projects would never have become a reality without crowdfunding. See also: AI will “most likely be the cause of WW3” says Elon Musk Other than crowdfunding platforms, novel platforms […]

Russian government turns to Ethereum Foundation for blockchain plans

Last week VEB, a major state-owned Russian development bank, signed a partnership agreement with the Ethereum Foundation to develop and implement Blockchain-based government applications. The Foundation’s founder Vitalik Buterin and VEB President Sergey Gorokov Chairman both took part in the signing ceremony, which was held during a Blockchain conference in Kazan, the capital of the innovation-friendly republic of Tatarstan. See […]

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IOTA gets ready to hack for climate change this fall

The IOTA Foundation will be the platform sponsor for the upcoming Hack4Climate conference, taking place from November 12 to 16 in Bonn, Germany, alongside the UN Climate Change Conference. A blockchain hackathon for climate change is scheduled to last all four days. Developers will team up with climate experts to build unique solutions using distributed […]

How data center consolidation is changing the way we store data

The multi-pronged security implications and rising maintenance costs associated with the sprawl of data centers and IT infrastructure is spurring a reverse trend in the market. Facing tight budgets and thinly spread IT resources, more organizations are moving towards data center consolidation. The changing climate, aimed at shrinking the infrastructure, is creating smarter, more cost […]

Samsung granted permission to test self-driving cars in California

Samsung is the latest technology company to receive a permit to test self-driving cars in California, but does not plan on launching its own automotive anytime soon. The South Korean electronics giant will instead work on ‘control systems’ for self-driving vehicles. It has already conducted tests in its home country with Hyundai cars. See Also: […]