Day: November 23, 2017

Meet Somnox, a robot that could one day replace sleeping pills

As robotics students at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, Julian Jagtenberg and the co-founders of Somnox were frequently exposed to the negative consequences of sleep deprivation. But being roboticists, they started looking for a mechanical solution to their problem. So instead of going for medication that can lead to addiction, Jagtenberg and …

2 of 5 FCC commissioners favor net neutrality. You have 3 weeks to convince the rest.

As December 14 – the day that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on repealing net neutrality guidelines – draws ever nearer, it’s worth noting that not all of the agency’s members are in favor of eroding the principles that keep the internet open in the US. Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn, who are …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you are to engage in such …

Bitcoin mining consumes more electricity than 20+ EU countries

As Bitcoin continues its stride towards mainstream adoption, it turns out that its surging price rates are not the only thing experiencing a sudden increase. New research indicates that the popular cryptocurrency now consumes more electricity than more than 20 countries in Europe. Researchers from British energy price comparison platform Power Compare have discovered that the …

Uber’s latest privacy scandal already capturing the attention of lawmakers

Uber today was forced to admit it was hacked last year and paid a ransom to hackers before covering it up as a bug bounty program. Within a few hours, international legislators have already responded. According to Reuters, authorities in Britain, Australia, the Philippines, and the US have opened investigations into the data breach. In …