Daniel Suarez self-published his first novel, Daemon , in 2006. The book and its sequel Freedom chronicled the rise of a botnet that uses self-driving cars to kill humans, crashes the stock market, and creates a new society in its own image. His next novel, Kill Decision , published by Dutton in 2012, was about aerial drones that could decide when to use lethal force independently of any human.
Movie makers have been creating visions of the future that include incredible technology and scientific breakthroughs seemingly far ahead of their time. But in today's world, many of the advanced tech gadgets we saw on the big screen can actually be seen in real life. Watch below for a quick guide to movies that have correctly predicted the future. Produced by Daniel Goodman.
While you can use Microsoft Excel to build any sort of model that you want, it's important to remember that the program comes bundled with a ton of awesome features that will do the work for you. One such feature is Goal Seek.
Spotify has made an acquisition, snatching up Echo Nest for an undisclosed amount. The company powers recommendations and playlists for a wide variety of media firms, including Spotify competitors like iHeartRadio, Beats Music, and Rdio. They also have a hand in more mainstream content suggestions, though Spotify doesn’t hint any many changes taking place.
Remember whenVerizon skeweredthe FCC'snet neutrality rules?It may have won the battle, butTom Wheelerdoesn't believe that the carrier has won the war. TheFCCchief has let slip that he's working on a plan to reinstate provisions for a free and open internet in the near future.
One of the downsides of owning a smartphone, tablet and a computer, is that you can miss important messages if they only land on one of that trio. That's the thinking behind the latestSkypeupdate, which will now sync your chats across all of your devices.
If, like Aaron Paul, you've got aNeed for Speed, thenVirgin Media'slatest news is probably up your alley. The company has announced that it's pushing its top fiber broadband speed up from a 120Mbps all the way up to 152Mbps over the next 12 months. At the same time, Virgin has also announced that it'll be reducing the amount of traffic management during peak times.
Samsung's clearly been listening toVenus in Fursa lot recently, which explains why it's gone a bit crazy on the faux-leather all of a sudden. After covering both theGalaxy Note 3,Galaxy Tab ProandChromebook 2in the stuff, the company has now sought to do the same to a member of its Windows notebook family.
Whoever said that revenge was sweet probably wasn't thinking about the smell, but that can be sweet too. UK soap and cosmetics companyLushhas decided to get its own back on Christopher North, the head ofAmazon's UKdivision, after some fisticuffs concerning the latter's search practices.
You don't need to cast bones or read entrails to know that smartphones arrive in predictablecycles. February, home of Mobile World Congress, is likely to see the launch of new handsets from heavy hitters likeHTC,SamsungandLG. Those new flagships will rule the mobile hill until the fall, when Apple and Google are likely to wheel out next-gen devices of their own.
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