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  • Oct 2, 2014
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A brilliant new messaging app that lets you leave secrets on street corners. Yep. The next “new new” thing.

    Find the right spot at the right time, then burst the bubble    2 October 2014 – There is a new, simply funky new messaging app via the iTunes store (note but only available via the UK store, not yet via the US store). It links content-stuffed messages to a specific, physical location using […]


  • Mar 15, 2014
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Weekend tech diversions: “I’ve made it! I’ve made it! I’m an asset class!”

 How we have all become an asset class Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. 15 March 2014 – Over the last several months I have had the opportunity to read extensively about Bitcoin and to attend several webinars plus an in-house workshop on the subject. It’s an open secret that the Silicon Valley powers love Bitcoin and it’s […]


  • Feb 11, 2014
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DARPA seeks the “Holy Grail” of search engines

  Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. 11 February 2014 – The scientists at DARPA … the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency … say the current methods of searching the Internet for all manner of information just won’t cut it in the future. Yesterday the agency announced a program that would aim to totally revamp Internet search and “revolutionize the discovery, […]


  • Jan 18, 2014
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  • Comments Off on Weekend tech diversions: The Target data breach, 451 Security, Georgetown Law, my return to Davos, CES, and net neutralty. Oh, and Alan Alda.
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Weekend tech diversions: The Target data breach, 451 Security, Georgetown Law, my return to Davos, CES, and net neutralty. Oh, and Alan Alda.

  Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.  Founder/CEO   18 January 2014 – The tsunami of reporting and comment on the Target data breach keeps cresting, and cresting, and cresting. In Brian Krebs’ latest article on the Target breach (he was the chap who got the ball rolling on this data breach disclosure) we learn a few things about the nature of the […]


  • Dec 29, 2013
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A brilliant 2013 for science and technology. Ok, maybe not smartphones.

  If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again. ~ Groucho Marx 29 December 2013 — During 2013 it seemed scientific discoveries were being made every day that changed the world we live in. From physics to medicine to biology, the technological and medical advancements that most […]


  • Dec 20, 2013
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WEEKEND TECH: our end-of-the-year edition – “Where in HELL is technology taking us?”

  20 December 2013 – Edward Snowden’s revelations this year brought to everyone’s mind Aldous Huxley’s best known text, Brave New World, published in 1932. The title comes from Miranda’s speech in Shakespeare’s The Tempest : “Oh, wonder! / How many goodly creatures are there here! / How beauteous mankind is! Oh brave new world, / That has such people […]


  • Dec 20, 2013
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Tech talk: notable … and quotable … words of 2013

20 December 2013 – Just as cool or interesting as the latest gadgets, companies and tech trends are the people behind them, and what they have said. Here’s a look back at some of the most notable quotes by big names in technology this past year as put together by Silicon Republic: “Being called a traitor […]


  • Jul 6, 2013
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Our July 6th “Weekend tech diversions” : a guy who really was a visionary, our favorite Sci-Fi writer gets an asteroid … plus some cool data visualization

  The  following are the three lead stories from our several versions of this weekend’s technology compendiums: 1.  The word “visionary” is overused, but it really applied to this man My own view of visionaries is that they are idealists: they form a picture of what they want the world to be in the future, and […]


  • Apr 14, 2013
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Chiplets, if perfected, could lead to flexible smartphones that won’t break when you sit on them

An enlarged view of small slivers of silicon, each no larger than a grain of sand, called chiplets. Using laser printers, Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center may one day be able to create desktop manufacturing plants that use chiplets to “print” the circuitry for a wide array of electronic devices. 14 April 2013 – The […]


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