Tech Talk Thursday – Cancelling Subscriptions, Workaholism & Emerging Tech Hypes

In Vibrant News by hmussard

Welcome to our weekly ‘Tech Talk Thursday’ compiled by Vibrant’s Tech team!

Each week we bring you the stories and videos that have filled our conversations at the coffee machine, printer, sandwich shop, train station… you see, we really do love chatting tech.

This week we’re sharing some great reads on subscriptions you may no longer need in your lives; why emerging tech trends can be soo wrong; and how radio astronomy is being ‘played’ again.

Have a great friday, and an even better weekend!

The Vibrant Tech Team

Top Tech Stories This Week

Will Elon Musk’s 120-hour a Week Stop Us Worshipping Workaholism?

To keep production of the Tesla Model 3 on track Musk recently confessed he had been working 120-hour weeks. “All night – no friends, nothing,” Musk emotionally told the New York Times. However, the reaction from fellow multimillionaires and entrepreneurs like Arianna Huffington, called out workaholism for what it really is. “This is not about working hard,” Huffington wrote. “It’s about working in a way that allows you to make your best decisions. Working 120-hour weeks doesn’t leverage your unique qualities, it wastes them.”


This Start-Up Incubator Wants to Build the Next Internet on Ethereum

The technologists and entrepreneurs working at the Consensys warehouse collaborate on ways to expand Ethereum’s infrastructure—a practice they call ‘mesh’—as they compete to finish their own apps. “The kinds of things that we’re building here are going to be the foundational elements or the building blocks of economic, social, and political systems over the next few decades,'” says Joseph Lubin, cofounder of Consensys.


The Rebirth of Radio Astronomy

“Radio astronomy is really, really unique in the kinds of astrophysics that we can study,” says Brian Kent, an astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. This article looks at a more sustainable approach to Astronomy to bringing it back to measuring radio waves heard from remote space.


Gartner’s Great Vanishing: Some of 2017 Emerging Tech Just Disappeared

Every year Gartner publishes its annual “Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle”. For two decades it perpetuates the idea that emerging technology trends follow a repeatable path. Nine emerging technologies identified last year by Gartner in the corresponding Hype Cycle report have vanished. see which ones…


The Services we Cancelled this Year.. From MoviePass to Netflix

The Verge polled their team to see what services they’ve ditched this year. A novel approach to asking which ones they’ve signed up to. Read on to see which subscriptions and services were cancelled (even in trial stage).