Troy Norcross says with 30bn devices set to be connected by next year, the Internet of Things and blockchain have significant opportunities to grow together in the futureTHERE will be some 30bn connected devices by 2020 producing a staggering five quintillion bytes of data each day, according to Tim Stack of Cisco Systems.So what are these billions of connected devices? Think about all of the smart home devices like thermostats and lighting controls, sensors built into your cars, and even simple Bluetooth devices monitoring temperature, humidity, and motion on containers.Today’s solutions for managingthis growing glut of data from an ever-growing number of devices is to pullthe information into one or more large central locations.Google takes in all the data from Nest and Google Home. Amazon pulls in data from Amazon Alexa and all things connected to the Alexa-based smart home.Dozens (if not hundreds) of other smaller companies are collecting their own large data lakes of … [Read more...] about Internet of Things and blockchain can grow when all the world’s connected
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IN MAY 1940 the outgunned British army was cut off from their French allies by Adolf Hitler's unstoppable German forces, leaving them trapped in the town of Dunkirk. The bedraggled force faced annihilation less than a year into World War Two, but somehow survived to fight another day. Here's the story of their miraculous evacuation... What happened in the Battle of Dunkirk? For eight months after Neville Chamberlain declared war on Nazi Germany on September 3 1939 there was a period of stalemate in Western Europe, known as the "Phoney War". That all changed on May 10 1940, when Hitler's German army launched a devastating attack on France and the Low Countries. Within days, the Germans' ferocious Blitzkrieg tactics had torn through the allied lines and separated the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from the French forces. Marooned in a tiny corridor of northern France the BEF and their allies looked doomed. However, confident that his army would crush his enemies, Hitler made the … [Read more...] about When was the World War 2 battle at Dunkirk, what happened, and how many soldiers were evacuated?
Cambridgeshire has been baking for weeks but it could soon be cooling down this week as the heatwave comes to an end. But the slightly cooler temperatures will not last long and another heatwave will roll in toward the end of the week. The fresher conditions will be noticed by Tuesday with cooler air easing towards the UK from Scandinavia. However, high pressure will extend north from the Azores by the end of the week pushing temperatures upwards again towards the high 20s C. These could be even higher in parts by the weekend with the mercury surging again into the 30s. Read More It's hot, hot, hot Before then, temperatures will fall to the low 20s across most of the UK from Tuesday, as the cool, cloudy conditions sweep in. The dry weather could also take a break as the chance of rain increases on Wednesday. On Saturday the chance of rain showers jumps to 40 per cent and wet weather is also predicted for next Tuesday. But the … [Read more...] about When will the heatwave end?
Mexico 0 Sweden 3, World Cup 2018: live report How does Germany being knocked out of the World Cup change the tournament? Have a look with our predictor Germany had progressed past the group stage of the World Cup sixteen times in a row, but booked themselves a premature exit this year after losing to South Korea in stoppage time. Kim Young-gwon sealed their fate with a 94th minute goal, which was initially disallowed as off-side but a VAR decision saw the decision overturned as the ball came off Niklas Süle. Tottenham's Son Heung-min then added insult to injury scoring a 96th minute second Korean goal. Though South Korea do not go through to the knock-out stages, the win is the first in their history against Germany. The opening half saw a much-changed German side, with former talisman Thomas Muller starting on the bench, performing with a lack of quality that has defined their tournament. In the second half the world champions were better … [Read more...] about South Korea knock Germany out of the World Cup with the help of VAR: live updates
President Trump, the baby translator, three-eyed fish… As the World Cup continues, we look all the real-world events predicted by The Simpsons 1. Mexico winning the World Cup The World Cup final remains at a distance but that hasn't stopped football fans from suggesting this year's winner had been predicted by The Simpsons. An episode in the animation's ninth series, The Cartridge Family, showed a match "to determine which nation is the greatest on earth, Mexico or Portugal?". Social media fans became convinced that this could be the World Cup, with one uncanny detail tying it to this summer: "There seems to be a reference to the scandal that recently plagued the Mexican team who allegedly partied with several women before the beginning of the tournament," Portuguese newspaper Eco reported. The two teams could even make it to the World Cup Final. On Monday, Portugal drew with Iran, meaning they are in the top half of the draw for the knockout stage. If … [Read more...] about Mexico winning the World Cup