Technology Will Solve The World’s Water Problems – If We Let It 

Water Treatment Plant, San Diego, California. Photo by Greg Goebel. License: CC BY-SA 2.0.

Water is one of the most important resources we need to survive. Without food we can last for days or even weeks, but without a proper supply of fresh water we’ll last only a fraction of that time. And yet, clean water is scarce in many third-world countries. It’s a problem that’s growing harder and harder to solve with current strategies, volunteers, and resources. Continue reading

Google CIO Ben Fried: “Data Is Incredibly Important” 

Man with Google Glass photo by Karlis Dambrans. License: CC BY 2.0.

Tech companies tend to focus on creating the next new and shiny big thing. Space-age gadgets and ingenious apps might get the headlines, but according to Google CIO Ben Fried, their importance pales in comparison to data. Fried’s philosophy certainly sheds light on why Google has become such a data collection powerhouse. Continue reading

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