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Demand for data storage is skyrocketing

Did you know we are living in the “Zettabyte Era”? Honestly, did you even know what a zettabyte is? Kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, maybe even terabytes, sure, but zettabytes? Well, if you ran data centers you’d know, and you’d care, because demand for data storage is skyrocketing. (All those TikTok videos…

What I learned from my own years building a virtual world

“THIS IS GOING TO BE THE 3D INTERNET” a tech reporter boldly wrote. When was this claim made? Not in a 2021 tweet covering Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of the metaverse, but in an early 2000’s magazine article forecasting a rosy future for the virtual world Second Life (SL). I was…

It’s a reminder of a growing threat to our future in space

Earlier this month, a Russian satellite called Kosmos 1408 exploded, resulting in a cloud of debris that endangered the International Space Station (ISS) and the safety of its seven astronauts.

The explosion was no accident.

The Russian military destroyed Kosmos 1408 using an anti-satellite missile fired from the ground. Upon…

The company’s VR gloves are impressive (and creepy), but will the average consumer want to wear them?

Headset, check. Robotic gloves, check. Full body Metaverse suit… not yet, but don’t rule it out.

When Facebook pulled its PR stunt (sorry, restructuring) and rebranded itself as Meta, it announced that it would spend over $10 billion to make the Metaverse a reality. Well, a virtual reality. Sigh. You…

They’ve put together +$40 million in 4 days.

More than 200 years ago a group of people defied the all-powerful United Kingdom and made history. Today, standing on the shoulders of those giants but looking into the future, another group of people plans to go down in history.

In 1787, America’s founding fathers gathered in the Philadelphia convention…

Go ahead, build your 3D VR worlds and then, please, let’s figure out what to do in them

In the 1989 film Field of Dreams, a disembodied voice tells Kevin Costner to build a baseball field where he’d normally plant crops “and they will come.” Not to spoil the movie, but Costner is building the ballfield for the ghosts of a Chicago Black Sox team and, more importantly…

Mozilla’s annual holiday shopping guide names and shames the gadgets that mishandle your privacy

In simpler times, we never had to consider a loved one’s privacy when gift buying.

But as technology has continued its high-speed advance and growth at all costs mentality, many companies and the products they create have long been skirting adequate data and privacy protection, leaving users at risk. What…

The Verge is leading an initiative to limit their power in journalism.

Accurate sourcing in tech journalism is key for readers to know who to believe — and to fight the deep problem of misinformation flooding media outlets in the US.

On the 29th of March this year, Volkswagen of America published in its website a press release explaining it’d be changing…

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