A brief introduction to blockchain – for normal people

Crypto – what? If you’ve tried diving into this mysterious thing called blockchain, you’d be forgiven for recoiling in horror at the sheer opacity of the technical jargon that’s often used to frame it. So, before we understand what cryptocurrency is and how blockchain technology can change the world, let’s discuss what blockchain actually is. …

Current trends in web application development

The web is constantly changing and evolving. And as new technologies arrive, old ones are either retired or improved. It is very important to stay aware of the latest developments and apply them to your projects. Here is a summary of the current state-of-the-art technology in this field. A progressive web application These are basically …

Social media effects

Social media Social media is a combination of online communication channels aimed at group input, communication, information sharing and relationships. Different types of applications and websites dedicated to social networks, blogs, forums, wikis and social bookmarks form different types of social media. The most popular types are: Facebook, YouTube, Google+, WhatsApp, Twitter, QQ, WeChat, Qzone, …

The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Staff and Business Survival

Being involved with technology solutions professionals see things that could be a real threat to you, your staff or even your business; while the internet can be seen as a wonderful tool (cloud based communications and solutions for example) and all of the other great achievements that the internet has created there is a far …

The ghostly growth of China’s ghost towns

Bloomberg has released a new video series called “Ghost Cities of China.” Journalist Adam Johnson describes how the Chinese government is building huge cities where no one lives yet. Expectations are that China is going to “grow” among these cities. A remarkable thought, indeed. Authoritarian planners in Beijing or wherever decide it would be fine …

Bitcoin. What is it and is it right for your business?

OK, so what is Bitcoin? It is not an actual coin, it is a “cryptocurrency”, a digital form of payment that is produced (“mined”) by many people around the world. It allows you to transact with partners instantly, worldwide, for free or at very low cost. Bitcoin was invented after decades of cryptographic research by …