Posts Tagged “tech”

The Concepts Behind The Blockchain

Posted on September 21st, 2018 by Neil Cumins

While it might have a slightly mechanical sound to it, the blockchain is actually a crucial aspect of online data processing. But what is it, how does it work, and why might it be important in the coming years?  Block party Work started on developing a cryptographically secure chain of blocks in the early 1990s…

Virtual Insanity

Posted on August 14th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

It’s been 85 years since virtual reality was first depicted in the cinema, and the prospect of being able to enter an artificial world has intrigued mankind ever since. In the 1950s, moviegoers were given multisensory devices to provide additional stimulation as a movie progressed. In the 1980s, it became possible to purchase VR-ready goggles…

Getting Deep With The Deep Web

Posted on January 5th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

If you’re not familiar with the deep web, it may all seem very mysterious. It’s often portrayed as an unregulated and lawless world beyond the reach of search engines, where everything from hard drugs to hit men are available in exchange for digital currencies like bitcoin. The reality is rather more mundane. The deep web…

Wearable Technology Is Touted As A Fad, But Is It Only The Beginning?

Posted on December 15th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Even with a seemingly endless bout of public resistance—you can practically hear the shouts of “what is it for!” from here—wearable technology seems to be proliferating the consumer space with more and more regularity. This budding industry is still experiencing its fair share of growing pains, with many in tech journalism declaring the sphere as…

How Do You Define A Startup?

Posted on September 29th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

If you ask most people what is the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the word “startup”, it’s likely they will say “tech company”. This, of course, is a very broad perception, but it’s easy to see why that association is made by so many people; indeed many modern companies have courted…

Work Smarter, Not Harder!

Posted on July 7th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

In the 20th century, productivity meant something entirely different from what it means today. Working from nine to five, within the constraints of office hours and non-digital forms of communication, meant that you could only move as fast as the fax machine and phone lines would allow. Now, with the idea of the “work week”…

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