Virtual reality (VR) technology has come a long way since it was first introduced to the average consumer in 2016. In the same year, Facebook and Oculus declared their intention to invest U$250 million more in VR content, following the earlier US$250 million investment. Since then, VR technology has continued to evolve and improve. The most recent VR headsets have higher resolution screens, better sensors for head tracking and are much more comfortable to wear.
At the fundamental level, a smart contract is a set of digital codes used to trade assets without intermediaries. Say you want to create a smart contract. In this case, you or the other party involved would have to digitally code the smart contract and its parameters, with both of you agreeing to the smart contract rules.
Luxury motorbikes have come a long way over the years and are now available in a variety of styles and colors. A report predicts that between 2022 and 2027, the luxury bike market will grow by US$4786.35 million at a CAGR of 6.16%. The key factors driving said growth are the decreasing cost of lithium-ion batteries, rising traffic congestion and government support towards ebikes.
In recent years, it’s become abundantly clear that passwords are no longer the most secure form of authentication. According to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) 2022, password security issues are responsible for 80% of data breaches worldwide. Despite their flaws, passwords are still the most commonly used form of authentication.
2022 was a tough year for startups. Many popular startups thriving in recent years suddenly found themselves struggling to stay afloat. Some even failed outright.
The causes of these failures varied from company to company. In some cases, it was simply mismanagement or poor decision-making. Other times, it was bad luck or unfavorable market conditions.
India is a hotbed of startup activity, and many Bollywood celebrities are investing in some of the most promising ventures. These investments not only provide much-needed capital to these budding businesses but also massive media exposure, which can go a long way in attracting other investors and customers. Let’s learn more about the following four celebrities who have been active investors in the Indian startup scene.
“Moonlighting” is a term you might be hearing more and more these days. It’s a growing trend in the business world that startups, especially tech companies, should know about. But what exactly is moonlighting, and why should you care? Let’s take a closer look.
With about 2.912 billion monthly active users globally, Facebook has grown to become one of the world’s largest and most popular social networking sites. Nonetheless, the social media giant has come under fire repeatedly for mishandling user data, and as a result, many people are rethinking their relationship with the platform.
Gifts are essential in our lives. From Christmas to birthday gifts, these little things help build and strengthen our connections with others. When we give someone gifts, our bodies will release chemicals like dopamine and endorphins, which are known to make us happy. These chemicals also play an essential role in promoting positive feelings in social interactions, including those in the workplace.
On November 20, 2022, just two years after serving as Disney’s chief executive officer (CEO), Bob Chapek was fired from his position and the former CEO, Bob Iger, was re-hired to take his place. The company saw a 6.3% hike in stock prices soon after the announcement, which makes it pretty clear that investors were happy with Disney’s choice to re-hire Iger.
It’s that time of year again! Christmas is a special time of year, and it’s important to make sure you’re recognizing the hard work of all your remote employees in the spirit of the holiday. Just because your team is working remotely doesn’t mean you can’t spice things up, such as with virtual secret Santa gifts and festive Zoom backgrounds.
Global sporting events have often been the ground for contentious political statements. Given their magnanimity, they provide the ideal platform to spread a message. In 1968, athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved fists during the national anthem in a black power salute. They aimed to turn the world’s attention to racial inequality and got a lot of mixed reactions at the time for doing so. Another popular footballer who stood against the racial divide was Colin Kaepernick.
In 1979, the British new wave band, The Buggles, released their song: “The video killed the radio star”. That one line explains exactly what happens when new technologies are created. We went from print media to the radio, from the radio to television and then from television to the internet, and as technology progresses further, old tech is almost always abandoned as a shiny new invention takes its place.
We all know how important it is to keep our devices charged and ready to go at a moment’s notice. But what happens when you plug in to charge your phone at an airport or public charging station, and someone starts siphoning data from your device without you knowing? This is called “juice jacking,” and it’s a threat to our privacy.
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. From a number of heavy downpours and hotter-than-ever heatwaves to droughts, things have escalated at an unprecedented rate. Temperatures are expected to rise by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius over the next two decades, bringing forth more natural disasters and extreme weather.
If you are an avid football fan you would be well aware that organizing the FIFA World Cup hasn’t been a cheap venture for any of the hosting countries. Qatar spent US$220 billion for the preparation of the 2022 event; similarly, Russia and Brazil spent US$14 billion and US$12 billion on the tournament in 2018 and 2014 respectively.