Digital Breaches/Cyber Attacks

The world we live in is becoming more and more heavily computerized with every passing day. Slowly but surely, each and every aspect of our lives is being ‘infiltrated’ by technology, as increased digitization begins to expand into areas of day to day life that have always involved a more human touch. Every device we use is not only becoming more and more advanced as time passes by, but they are also becoming a part of something called the internet of things. The internet of things is the phenomenon in which all electronic devices are becoming wirelessly connected through the internet, including everything from garage door openers to refrigerators. Everything is becoming part of this, in every area of our lives, from medical implants to the locks on our front doors. As a result of almost every part of our day to day lives becoming a sophisticated wireless device, each one of those things is now going to be something vulnerable to outside interference and cyber attacks.  By definition, a cyber attack is a term that refers to any effort being made to gain access to and potentially modify or display some kind of information found on a computer or a network.  More specifically, it is a deliberate assault aimed against personal home computers, infrastructure, or computer information systems through the process of hacking. Essentially, any individual or group or even nation that attempts to take advantage of a digital breach into a system that they are not authorized to …

Will We Ever Live On The Moon?

Over the last several decades, it has become increasingly likely that the future of the human race on Earth is going to be severely curtailed in its development within the next couple of generations. There are a number of factors that will contribute to this unfortunate state of events, such as overpopulation, scarcity of resources, and a simple lack of space to continue expanding. Eventually, no matter what technological developments are made in the future, there will simply be no more room for the generations of the future to eke out a place to live. There is a finite amount of land on our planet, and once the number of people living in the world has reached a critical mass, steps will have to be taken in order to ensure the survival of these future generations. Many people believe that the future of mankind will lead us out into the final frontier, outer space, and believe that one day people will live on the moon itself.  On the other hand, many other experts seem to think that things will be developing in a drastically different direction.  Right now, there are approximately seven billion people currently alive and residing across the world. Within the next few hundreds of years, it is quite possible that that number will have more than doubled, quite possibly exceeding the number of humans that the Earth can theoretically support. When that happens, what will we do in order to solve this seemingly insurmountable problem? Only time …

Laurie Nadeau from Smokin’ Mary podcast interview with LaunchStreet

In this podcast interview with Tamara Ghandour from LaunchStreet, Laurie Nadeau, the founder of Smokin’ Mary Bloody Mary Mix, shares her story about how she started, the challenges she went through and how she overcame them. Listen to this episode on Inside LaunchStreet by clicking the image below About LaunchStreet:Inside LaunchStreet is the leading business innovation podcast. Host and innovation enabler, Tamara Ghandour interviews top innovations leaders and everyday innovators out there shaking things up so that you can tap the power of your greatest competitive advantage – your ability to innovate. Join the thousands of other innovators who have sharpened their edge by listening to this incredible innovation podcast. Previous guests include: Joel Clark and Cameron Smith, founders of Kodiak Cakes as they talk to Tamara about breathing new life into an otherwise stale category. Jack Haldrup of Dr. Squatch all-natural skin care for men that shows us how to fill a major gap in the marketplace that most others were ignoring. Apu Mody of Lenny and Larry’s Cookies that highlights the importance of persistence, timing and raving fans. About Tamara Ghandour “Dreamer. Designer. Builder. Innovator“:From being part of the elite group of TED speakers to completing three Tough Mudders (and counting), Tamara Ghandour’s life is about breaking through the status quo for game-changing results. As the founder of a thriving business, GoToLaunchStreet.com – the online education and community platform that helps people innovate and differentiate in an oversaturated world, Tamara knows what it takes to drive growth and …

Health Benefits Of Cold Showers

For many people across the world, taking a long and hot shower is one of the highlights of their day, typically one of the first things that they do after they have woken up in the morning. A hot shower is incredibly relaxing, and for those of us who can afford to take them, one of the little luxuries that make day to day life better. However, for those individuals living in a household with several people who share a water heater, quite often the last person taking a shower is left with little or no hot water for them to enjoy. While many people might resent being forced to take a cold shower, in recent years, research has shown that there are actually a surprising number of different health benefits offered by taking a cold shower instead of a hot one. A cold shower can most easily be defined as any shower you take in which the temperature of the water remains at or less than seventy degrees fahrenheit. This kind of shower has actually been given a handful of nicknames over the years such as a “James Bond shower” or a “Scottish shower”, and research has shown that taking showers at these lower temperatures is much better for you than taking a boiling hot shower, despite how much better the latter may make you feel. One of the most obvious health benefits of taking a cold shower is an increased alertness and energy level, especially for those of …

Self-Driving Cars And Trucks

For decades and decades, perhaps even since the first automobiles were beginning to be sold, consumers across the world have been looking for ways to make the process of driving easier for them to learn and master. In much the same way that pilots have been looking forward to some kind of autopilot technology being developed, the general public has been looking forward to the same sort of device being developed for cars and trucks. Unfortunately, this kind of technology has remained in the realm of science fiction, the sort of thing you could see on the Jetsons and dream about your descendents owning. In recent years, this has changed however. Over the last decade, there has been an incredible amount of progress made in the development of the kind of technology that would allow car companies to design and produce motor vehicles that could essentially drive themselves. A truly autonomous vehicle, also known as a self driving car, is a motor vehicle that is capable of not only navigating and moving through its environment without crashing, but also doing these things while simultaneously following the traffic laws in the area around them. In order for a car or truck to be able to operate with little or no human input throughout the process, it must be equipped with a variety of advanced sensory technology. This can include devices using radar, Lidar, sonar, GPS, and even odometry (motion sensors that track movement). But even those advanced sensory technologies may not …

Voice Technology

Voice technology is swiftly and surely becoming more and more popular as time passes by. By definition, voice technology is essentially any form of technology that is operated through the use of speech recognition software and artificial intelligence rather than manually. It first came to prominence across the world when Apple implemented its Siri software, that allows users to essentially tell their iPhone what it is that they want it to do. While this kind of technology has been popular and widely used for quite some time now, that is nothing compared to where it will be in the near future. One day soon, voice technology will likely be used more ubiquitously than touch screens are being used today. The software that allows voice technology to work at all is known as speech recognition or speech to text. It allows the recognition and the recording of the sound of human speech, which is then translated from audio information into text. The amount of research and development that has been required in order to accomplish such a seemingly simple task astounds many people at first. The first piece of speech recognition technology was invented as long ago as in 1952, and since then the technology has hit a new milestone essentially year after year. Slowly but surely, the amount of words that these devices could recognize grew larger and larger, until today, when entire dictionaries worth of words are available in more than one language potentially. Because of the degree to …

Norada Real Estate

Real estate investment can be one of the most lucrative forms of long term capital investment opportunities available to investors. Some of the wealthiest people in the world take part in the real estate investment game, looking for a capital intensive asset that also has low liquidity. Because investing in real estate requires such large amounts of money to break into the market, there is a relatively low rate of turnover in the properties involved in the process. Not everyone has the start up capital necessary to invest a significant amount of their hard earned dollars into a piece of property that will take some time to generate any profit from the initial investment. Here at Norada Real Estate, our goal is to help provide our customers with the very best real estate investment opportunities available throughout the United States of America. Founded in 2003, Norada Real Estate Investments was one of the very first turnkey property investment firms ever created in the United States, breaking new ground on the forefront of the real estate investment market. Turnkey real estate investment involves the purchase of properties and buildings that the investor can then use immediately to rent out or resell, as the property has already been prepared beforehand and does not require renovation. As the second turnkey real estate investment firm to provide opportunities for investment nationwide, Norada Real Estate has the very best and most experienced team of real estate investment specialists in the world. Because of our specialization …

Cryptocurrency/ Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies are digital assets used in order to exchange goods in services in much the same way that all other forms of currency are used. However, because of the ephemeral nature of a digital currency that only exists on a computer screen, there are a variety of characteristics that distinguish cryptocurrencies from their more traditional counterparts. The most important part of establishing any kind of cryptocurrency is security, for somewhat obvious reasons. Cryptocurrencies rely on encryption and cryptography to secure all financial transactions, control the creation of more of the currency, and to verify that transactions have occurred. Without strong cryptography, it is impossible to prevent theft and fraud on a level that would render the cryptocurrency worthless. One of the main defining characteristics of a cryptocurrency is a form of decentralized control, as an alternative to a centralized digital currency or the current banking system being used across the world today. The way that this works is almost always through something called a blockchain. A blockchain is a constantly growing list of recorded data, which are called blocks, which have all been linked together through the use of cryptography. Blockchain was invented in 2008, by someone (or possibly a group of individuals) using the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, for the purpose of being used by Bitcoin. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to become widely used throughout the world, and remains the most popular of the various cryptocurrencies today.  The reason that blockchain has so quickly become used prevalently throughout …

Non-Psychoactive CBD Products

When most people talk about the “drug” marijuana, what they are really talking about is a plethora of different chemical compounds whose effects compound on one another, all of which are found in the cannabis plant. It is a vast oversimplification to refer to marijuana as a drug, and furthermore, it limits any further study into what produces the effects users enjoy by consuming or smoking the plant. The main psychoactive compound in marijuana plants is tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC. While it is only one out of more than one hundred of the cannabinoids found within marijuana, it is the one that is most commonly synthesized and used independently of the plant itself. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the second most important of the cannabinoids found in marijuana, and the extent of its interaction with THC has still not been fully understood. Cannabidiol, unlike THC, is not believed to be a psychoactive compound. However, the full effects that CBD has on the human body have yet to be fully uncovered, and a large amount of research is being done in order to determine the effects that it does have. From what research has already been done, scientists have hypothesized that CBD will be invaluable as a treatment for a variety of medical issues and may offer other unrelated health benefits. First discovered more than half a century ago in the early 1940s, CBD has been determined to make up approximately forty four percent of the cannabis plant extract. As …