Money behind the tech revolution

Award-winning financial historian delves into character-driven story of venture capital and the world it made. “Innovations rarely came from experts” Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk was not in the auto industry.  When it comes to innovation, the future cannot be predicted, it can only be discovered. Most attempts at discovery fail, but a few succeed at…

CES 2022

  The Pandemic  and fears over the spread of the Omicron variant meant Meta, Google and Amazon pulled out of the CES, one of the biggest tech events in Las Vegas this week. This year you might like BMW’s colour changing car attracted lots of interest, which showed how a car’s exterior could effectively become…

Alexa tells a 10-year-old girl to touch live plug with penny

    When a 10-year-old asked Alexa for a “challenge to do”, Alexa challenged her to touch a penny coin to the prongs of a half-inserted live plug. Amazon has since updated its Alexa voice assistant  the error as soon as the company became aware of it. The girl’s mother, Kristin Livadhi, described the incident…

Longest Partial Lunar eclipse of the century

The Longest partial lunar eclipse of the century when the Earth lies directly between the Sun and the Moon and the Moon lies in the shadow of the Earth. People in the UK are not able to see every part of the eclipse but will still be able to see lunar eclipse at totality when the…

Oxford Nanopore shares surge

Oxford Nanopore shares closed almost eight per cent higher yesterday after the recently listed  University spinout upped the 2022 and 2023 sales forecast for its life sciences unit bolstered by multi-million dollar long tern contract win in the UAE. The Genomics group forecast revenue for the core unit will hit between £170m and £190m in…

Accelerated tech innovations and its future shocks

We are in the Exponential Age between the faster computers, better software and bigger data, amid accelerating climate change, a deadly pandemic and unravelling global supply chains are critical. Ours is the first era in human history in which technology is constantly accelerating without breaks empowered by our compulsion to innovate. Azeem Azhar, writer, a…

Incisive portrait of a big tech tycoon

Entrepreneur, Peter Thiel, a right wing student at the Stanford University in the 1980 as a burgeoning conservative, and a tech investor from Silicon Valley over the past two decades, became the ardent backer of Donald Trump. The Contrarian is the biography of venture capitalist Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial and hugely influential power broker…