Tag: technology

SLOW AND STEADY? Naah, Meet The Tesla Semi!

Elon Musk has gone over to the next level in the modernization of vehicles ever since he unveiled the ‘Semi Truck’ in Hawthorne, California at SpaceX’s headquarters on the 16th of November, 2017. He obviously thought things through when he played this card because this truck is electrified for a reason! Sure trucks do occupy only a small percentage of our traffic, but that small percentage emits enough smoke to account for a nice big hole in the ozone and all kinds of pollution and diseases. That is because of the heavy amount of diesel they consume of course,

Well that bites! – 01×08

Drug companies swindle by making you buy more medicine, Texas shooter was a militant atheist and we have a discussion on preventing more of these situations from happening. US government approves “killer” mosquitoes to fight diseased ones and we’ll talk about the pros and cons of this idea. Hosted by Antwand Howard, Francisco Pierre-Louis, Slade Winston and Fatina Shahzad [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:50) How drug companies make you buy more medicine than you need (12:26) Texas church shooter was a militant atheist (24:00) US government approves ‘killer’ mosquitoes to fight disease Articles used in this episode: How drug companies make

From paper to bits; All over again.

Many years ago, we humans were dependent on human capabilities and limitations for all our work. Everything was done manually and if the work was ‘heavy’ or complex then it was definitely time consuming, erroneous or just not worth it. But all of that changed when computers were born. Where the work was erroneous it became accurate; where it was tedious or time consuming, it became efficient and quick. Our lives were changed immensely because of that shift from paper to bits back then, and now we are possibly in the middle of another such revolution thanks to Satoshi

Mo’ Hurricanes, Mo’ Problems – 01×07

Hurricane Ophelia and the devastation that has occurred in Ireland, the EPA says higher radiation levels pose no harmful effect although there’s evidence that show otherwise and the city of Munich is having growing pains after leaving Windows for Linux. Hosted by Francisco Pierre-Louis and Antwand Howard [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:43) Three people die as Hurricane Ophelia swoops down on Ireland (2:59) EPA says higher radiation levels pose no harmful effects. (8:18) Ditching Windows for Linux led to ‘major difficulties’ says open-source champion Munich Articles used in this episode: Hurricane Ophelia: Three people die as storm hits Ireland Source: BBC

Manna from Heaven – 01×03

China has a new technology that grows crops in deserts, Trump’s reluctant response to Puerto Rico crisis and three Americans earn the Nobel prize for Bio clock discovery and what could this mean for our future? Hosted by Francisco Pierre-Louis, Antwand Howard and Slade Winston [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:50) New technology in China turns desert into land rich with crops (11:00) Trump Says Puerto Rico in Trouble After Hurricane, Debt Must Be Dealt With’ (23:00) Biological clock discoveries by 3 Americans earn Nobel prize Articles used in this episode: New technology in China turns desert into land rich with crops.

Let’s get hacked! – 01×02

Deloitte, a UK accounting firm got hacked and what it could mean in the future for cybersecurity. Also, US Senate Dems are filing a bill to remove the debt ceiling. Would it benefit us or could it lead to something more severe? Hosted by Antwand Howard and Francisco Pierre-Louis [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:30) Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails (6:30) Senate Dems file bill to eliminate debt ceiling Articles used in this episode: Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails. Source: The Guardian Senate Dems file bill to eliminate debt ceiling. Source: The Hill Image Credit: Hacker by

Ai, blessing or curse in disguise?

Artificial Intelligence is not a foreign concept today. With advancing technologies and no limits to imagination, it is bound to become a necessity in the years to come. However, with every pro comes a con and with AI comes a threat. Elon Musk the co-founder, CEO and Product Architect at Tesla and CEO of SpaceX, believes AI to be a serious threat to humanity. When he says this, he is not referring to the kind of artificial intelligence that companies like Google, Uber, and Microsoft currently use but what may be called super-intelligent entities often found in sci-fi movies.

All about the Essential, Essential Phone:

Graceful and powerful-looking as it is with its titanium frame and a ceramic back plate that is bound to be more durable than the aluminum and glass bodies we get on other handsets, Andy Rubin (co-founder of Android) has vowed to make this phone not have any of the features he does not like in today’s smartphones. It was launched in May 2017 and is now up for pre-order in the US. It will be launched later this year in the UK and will cost you a handsome amount of $699. You can purchase it on Amazon and Sprint