Reducing population is no environmental ‘quick fix’, modelling research shows


New multi-scenario modeling, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ecologists Professor Corey Bradshaw and Professor Barry Brook from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute of world human population have concluded that even stringent fertility restrictions or a catastrophic mass mortality would not bring about large enough change to solve issues of global sustainability. Read More>>

China develops its first homegrown server amid cybersecurity concerns

A Chinese company has developed the country’s first homegrown servers. The server is built entirely out of domestic technologies including a processor from local chip maker Loongson Technology. The new servers would ensure that the security around China’s military, financial and energy sectors would no longer be in foreign control. Read More>>


YouTube served users malicious advertisements, Trend Micro says

YouTube has become one of the victims of Malicious advertisements. YouTube has redirected more than 113,000 people in the U.S. to harmful websites in just a month. Though online advertising companies try to detect and block such content, some of them get through anyways. Not only were malicious ads showing up on YouTube, they were on videos with more than 11 million views—in particular, a music video uploaded by a high-profile record label. Read More>>

U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber

The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks, as many American business and government agencies face intrusions. As a part of the restructuring, the Justice Department has created a new position in the national security division to focus on cyber security. The Department has recruited an experienced prosecutor, Luke Dembosky, to fill the position.The changes come amid reports that hackers in Russia and elsewhere are targeting everyone from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union to JPMorgan Chase & Co and other financial institutions. Read More>>

Are Paid Platforms the Future of Social?

Bubblews and tsū, two new and upcoming websites have spawned a  new unorthodox social platforms. What makes these websites different is the fact that these sites share ad revenue with their members. Although both sites offer the unique service, they are both different in their own ways.

Tsū, which launched last week, has a signup that requires a code which can only be acquired from an existing member.Tsū keeps 10 percent of its revenue from advertising, sponsorship, and partnerships. The rest is distributed among the network based on the number of views during the ad’s run.

Bubblews, on the other hand, is a community of 200,000 members who call themselves “bubblers. Bubblews officially launched in July after two years of beta. Bubblews has open registration, awarding users one cent for every click, like, or share their posts receive. Read More>

Elon Musk Compares Building Artificial Intelligence To “Summoning The Demon”

Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk was interviewed last week at the MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium. One particular answer to a question posed by the audience brings up an interesting view about Artificial Intelligence.

When Musk was asked about his thoughts on Artificial Intelligence, Musk starts by noting that we ought to take care in closely regulating AI development, calling AI our “biggest existential threat.” He went on to describe AL as “demons and holy water”. Read More>>

Hagel Makes Strong Case for Action to Cope With Climate Change

Global climatic change is a major concern to our society and the implications of these changes are now evident. Thus different agencies around the world have touched the subject of how to cope with these changes. Now the U.S military has also unveiled the 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap.The document is a long-term look at how the Defense Department would cope with climate change. The Pentagon’s roadmap is of considerable importance because the military operates many installations that are vulnerable to weather anomalies and the armed forces consider disaster relief one of their core missions. Read More>>

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm hopes for knock-out blow with $2.5 billion CSR bid

A logo of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm is seen on the windshield of a car in Beijing

U.S. Qualcomm Inc has agreed to buy CSR Plc for $2.5 billion, a British Bluetooth specialist which is growing in areas like automotive and wearable devices. Although Qualcomm bid seems overwhelming, there is a chance that alternative bidders may emerge. Qualcomm as been looking to expand beyond the phone market into emerging areas such as wireless home appliances and other connected devices, thus acquiring CSR will unlock new opportunities for growth of Qualcomm. Read More>>