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Filecoin is expected to raise millions in an initial coin offering.
Downscaling the Mars booster suggests that Musk may be bending toward reality.
IBM's TrueNorth helps usher in design that could again get around Moore's Law limits.
From September, Euro 6 rules mean diesels have to prove theyrsquo;re clean in the real world.
Ideas: Vertical takeoff of rockets on the Moon.

Cargo to Mars.

Deep space comms.
"We have got to get back to where we accept risk.”
“If we could get the red death from Mars, wersquo;d already have it.”
Chief Financial Officer Gautam Gupta is also leaving the company.
Alexander Stigsen is co-founder and CEO of Realm. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a user in possession of a smartphone must be in want of a better connection.

Despite billions of dollars of infrastructure investment and relentless technological innovation, it doesn’t take much more than a short drive to notice an essential reality of the connected era: You can’t assume a network connection will be available every time you want it.

As mobile developers, it’s a truth that’s convenient to ignore. Offline states in apps can be confounding to handle, but the problem begins with a basic and incorrect assumption—that offline is, by default, an error state.

That made sense when we built apps for desktop computers with dedicated ethernet uplinks.
It doesn’t make sense when the closing of an elevator’s doors renders an app completely useless or when it’s reasonable to expect that your application will be used in places that lack a reliable cellular infrastructure.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Humans start fire when lightning wouldn't, making for a much longer risk season.
After years of juggling with different strategies of how to pursue the cloud computing market, Cisco now has what it believes will be a winning one: Become a so-called Switzerland of the cloud.Cisco is not spending billions of dollars to build a pub...
Bots get a lot of buzz these days.
In the enterprise, a lot of this buzz focuses on customer care use cases, trying to provide better customer service or increase sales. I think there are even bigger opportunities upcoming in the enterprise, especially in research and analytics, where AI has transformed what bots can do.

Today’s bots, when focused on specific tasks, have the ability to intelligently find and confirm data, sift out noise, and return consolidated, relevant information that can change the way organizations do business. Here are three sectors ripe for transformation with bot technology.  Compliance Banks today employ armies of compliance people -- as many as 10,000 for a top global bank.

They see no alternative, as regulations increase and criminals conduct billions of dollars of illicit trade activity, and worldwide costs for breaking sanctions reach an estimated $12 billion.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here