Category “Technology”

Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It

What do we all have in common? no matter what corner of the world you live in you need several necessities, food, water, shelter and money. Half of all transactions involve money in exchange for goods or services, stocks, bonds, a loaf of bread or even illicit drugs. It doesn't matter what the commodity, you've got to pay for it or at least someone does. We spend much of our lives chasing money in order to make a living and accomplish our dreams but it's also an instrument of destruction, some might say evil, driving criminals to lie, steal and even murder. Money is a catalyst for the...

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Deep Web

The Deep Web is vast, thousands of times larger than the "Surface Web" i.e. the searchable web that we all know and love. The Deep Web itself is not a place it just simply accounts for all of the unindexed content stored online, this includes banking data, administrative code for governments, corporations and universities. Over time people began using the Deep Web via special browsers, one such browser is known as Tor. This feature documentary by Alex Winter explores the Deep Web, primarily focusing on the trail of Ross Ulbricht, the apparent creator and administrator of Silk Road, a...

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Car Crash: The DeLorean Story

This is the tale of the biggest car crash in all of the automotive history, the story of how a modern day Machiavelli spend 85 million pounds of tax payers money in pursuit of his dream to build a stainless steel sports car.  Over a quarter of a century ago, the only sports car ever built in Ireland ceased production, the car itself was as controversial as it was nonconventional, gull wing doors, stainless steel skins and a cost to the tax payer of around 275 million pounds in todays money. It was the Delorean DMC 12 and this is it's...

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Inside: 21st Century Warship

The United States Navy is poised to meet the future with a new generation of high tech transformer like fighting machines. There fast, versatile but also deadly, these are the pioneering warships, USS Freedom & USS Independence and in this National Geographic film we are given a complete tour of there ability and design. The world has changed and in the 21st century the US Navy must deal with a new wave of violent threats, in response the Navy has issued a new class of warship, the LCS or Littoral Combat Ship, these are designed in such a way as to allow them to enter shallow waters,...

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The Hacker Wars

Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes us directly to the front lines of the battle for the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy. The film itself tells us the story of an anarchic troll provocateur known as Andrew "weev" Aurenheimer, a prodigy hacker called Jeremy Hammond, and incendiary watchdog journalist Barrett Brown - three larger than life characters whose separate quests to expose the secrets of empire hurled them into a fateful collision course with shadowy corporations, the FBI, and ultimate betrayal by one of their...

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Ancient Computer: The Antikythera Mechanism

In the spring of 1900, at the tiny rocky island of Antikythera a violent storm drives a group of sponge divers to take shelter, after three days the storm finally subsided and one of the divers decided to try his luck under water, he finds something entirely unexpected. All around him on the seabed are corroded human limbs, horses and faces. It is the largest horde of ancient marble and bronze sculptures ever found, the cargo of an overloaded galley that sank over 2000 years ago, carrying treasure from Greek colonies in the Mediterranean conquered by rome. Over the next 9 months the...

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The Creation of the Computer

The ability to think and reason is what makes us human, setting us apart from the rest of nature. People communicate in intricate ways about various complex subjects and at the centre of it all there is a thinking machine, the computer. With it our thoughts can be recorded and what once seemed possible now seems common place. Today computers are capable of amazing tasks that would boggle even the greatest of minds. The story of the computer and it's evolution entails squandered chances, fortunate accidents, frequent missteps, fantastic insights and unprecedented genius, it is a story of a...

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eSPORTS

With hundreds of millions of hardcore gamers and thousands of global tournaments each year, computer games are now well on their way to becoming the worlds biggest sports and at the centre of everything is a whole new bread of celebrity, the eSports superstar. The best players have left their bedrooms to compete in some of the worlds biggest stadiums, offered athletic visas and sports scholarships, athletes play up to 18 hours a day in dedicated gaming houses, always under the watchful eyes of their agents and coaches. For those that work hard and keep their heads together real fame and...

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Collaboration: On the Edge of a New Paradigm?

Collaboration is a film that sets about explaining a new way of thought or shift in paradigm with regards to the way we as humans create and educate ourselves. Collaboration is deeply routed within society and is something we need to rediscover in light of the new tools available to us today. To get a better idea of how the creative minds are operating these days, the filmmaker Alfred set out on a journey to the birthplace of modern technology, the Bay Area in California. Here he talks to some of the leading practitioners in the field, uncovering clues and insights into the new possibilities...

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