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End of Solu Machines

I have written several postings on SOLU computer that aimed to reinvent personal computer. Solu Machines, founded in 2014, was developing a Solu computer it claimed to be revolutionary. I did report about it that because it looked interesting and I happen to know the person behind this vision. At least what they did was

Are Facebook and Google the New Colonial Powers?

http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.fi/2017/09/are-facebook-and-google-new-colonial.html?m=1 To qualify as colonial powers, Facebook and Google must effectively limit the choices and power of users, and punish or coerce those who question or resist their power. The phrase that captures this broad narrative is: When an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product. In other words, if you’re not

This Giant Infographic Compares Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Other Major Cryptocurrencies

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/comparing-bitcoin-ethereum-cryptos/ Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’re probably aware that we’re in the middle of a cryptocurrency explosion. In one year, the value of all currencies increased a staggering 1,466% – and newer coins like Ethereum have even joined Bitcoin in gaining some mainstream acceptance. A major problem still exists for the layman: it’s

Bitcoin info graphic

Bitcoin is a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system called the first decentralized digital currency. It was released as open-source software in 2009.The system is peer-to-peer, and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary.These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. On 1 August

Tech companies spend more on R&D than any other companies in the U.S. – Recode

https://www.recode.net/2017/9/1/16236506/tech-amazon-apple-gdp-spending-productivity Tech companies lead top U.S. companies in R&D spending. Amazon is No. 1. That’s notable because spending on research and development is a key indicator for U.S. productivity, a measure of how well our economy is doing, and productivity has been decreasing lately. Amazon, Alphabet, Intel, Microsoft and Apple, tech companies spent more on research

Open source is driving digital transformation, according to mainstream businesses – TechRepublic

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/open-source-is-driving-digital-transformation-according-to-mainstream-businesses/ Many of us declared victory for open source years ago, once it came to dominate key industry trends like big data, mobile, and cloud.  But the real sign of winning is when mainstream enterprises talk about open source as part of their earnings calls. Once open source becomes a key component of financial performance,

The Definitive Guide to Pricing Your New Electronic Hardware Product

Ohttps://blog.hackster.io/the-definitive-guide-to-pricing-your-new-electronic-hardware-product-7305c19d2102 Setting the price for your new hardware product is one of your most important decisions. You need to get your pricing right as early as possible.  Pricing is a complex decision with many variables. If you mess this up it will be difficult to fix later. Download alsio free cheat sheet 15 Steps to Develop Your

Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/helping-students-transition-from-the-laboratory-to-robotics-startup/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook “How do I launch a successful startup?” Simple advice: “find a problem that needs solving, address a need that already exists, and don’t go offering up solutions in search of problems” Oh, and get a day job. Learn the industry and the ins and outs of running a business from someone who’s already in

Why Hardware Is Hard, But Easier Than Ever – Hackster’s Blog

https://blog.hackster.io/why-hardware-is-hard-but-easier-than-ever-eeca5d464726 Hardware is hard is so commonly said it has become a cliché. Yeah, you know it’s hard, but why exactly? This article discusses this in detail. Fortunately, there is good news too — developing and launching a new hardware product is easier now than it’s ever been.  Making hardware is hard because developing a hardware product encompasses multiple fields