Trends and predictions

Debunking The Unscientific Fantasy Of 100% Renewables Mark Jacobson of Stanford said America could easily become 100% renewable by mid-century. Jacobson published a paper in 2015 that claimed we could get rid of all other energy sources except wind and solar, and a tiny bit of other renewables, by 2050, and that it would be easier and cheaper than any other alternative mix. Jacobson’s paper

What Tech Skills are Hot (React, Cloud) or Not (Linux, Tableau) – IEEE Spectrum  It’s a good time to have experience in React, the JavaScript library used to create user interfaces, according to a study released this week by job search firm Meanwhile, a growing number of job seekers are touting their Linux skills, but employers are less interested. And Python’s status is, well, complicated, the Indeed study showed.

We’re hitting rock bottom in cyber — let’s do something | TechCrunch When it comes to the cybersecurity problem, where is rock bottom? Was it WannaCry, a ransomware attack. Or similar and perhaps even worse attack that hit just weeks later? Was it the Yahoo breaches? Or Equifax and Uber? Intel and Apple leaving our computer management accounts wide open? Banking computer systems hacked and many millions stolen? Or critical infrastructure hackers

Sophia, The World’s First Android Citizen, Says She Wants To Have A Baby | IFLScience This strange story becomes even more bizarre: Last month Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to an android called Sophia? Well, stuff just got a little bit stranger. In a recent interview with The Khaleej Times, Sophia suggested she wants to start her own family. Are we going to be replaced with robots in this science fiction fairy tale? Wild

Evolution of Mobile Communication from 1(G) to 4G, 5G, 6G, 7G … The cellular wireless Generation (G) generally refers to a change in the nature of the system, speed, technology and frequency. Each generation have some standards, capacities, techniques and new features which differentiate it from the previous one. Now 5G is hot technology at the top of the hype cycle. But that’s not the end

The Amazing $1 Microcontroller – Jay Carlson In 2017, we saw several new MCUs hit the market, as well as general trends continuing in the industry: the migration to open-source, cross-platform development environments and toolchains; new code-generator tools that integrate seamlessly (or not so seamlessly…) into IDEs; and, most notably, the continued invasion of ARM Cortex-M0+ parts into the 8-bit space.

André Staltz – The Web began dying in 2014, here’s how Here are some key points from this long article: Before the year 2014, there were many people using Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Today, there are still many people using services from those three tech giants (respectively, GOOG, FB, AMZN). However, the underlying dynamics of power on the Web have drastically changed. Internet activity itself