This video offers a brief explanation of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency that its developer described as an anonymous, peer-to-peer, electronic payments system. In many ways it functions much like a physical currency such as the US Dollar or the Chinese Yuan. However, there are some important differences between a physical currency and digital currencies like Bitcoin. Continue reading
In New Zealand, we have monthly data caps on the broadband connections available to consumers. The data caps are as low as 3 gigabytes per month, and the current maximum data cap available is 500 gigabytes per month (though it’s quite expensive). A monthly data cap is where there is a limit on how much information you can transfer, both upload and download, in a month. This limits the amount of time that the end user can spend on the internet, which could be used for other things. Continue reading
Recently, both Apple (1, 2) and Samsung (1, 2) have been found to use suppliers that employ under-age workers. There are 2 reasons why this is significant:
1. it’s not just Apple that does it
2. it’s more common than some, including myself, have realised. Continue reading
On the Tuesday just gone, New Years Day, US lawmakers passed a bill designed to help avoid the looming fiscal cliff.
What does this bill do?
According to an article from the NBR, the bill: Continue reading