Benjamin Hendricks Tech Guru

Benjamin is a passionate software engineer with a strong technical background, with ambitions to deliver a delightful experience to as many users as possible. He previously interned at Google, Apple and LinkedIn. He built his first PC at 15, and has recently upgraded to iOS/crypto-currency experiments. Benjamin holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from UCLA and is completing a master’s degree in Software Engineering at Harvard University.

 

Master Social Media Engagement

Social media is all the buzz around...social media. Facebook has 2 billion monthly active users, and generates significant revenue from people browsing and interacting with content in a vertically scrollable list. A feed, so to speak, of posts and information. Realistically, Facebook is only the leader in this race, but there are many more participants.

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Hashing: From Signing to Mining

The process of mining bitcoins is similar to a lottery. Bitcoin miners are competing to produce hashes—alphanumeric strings of fixed length that are calculated from data of an arbitrary length. They are producing the hashes from a combination of three pieces of data: New blocks of Bitcoin transactions; the last block on the blockchain; and a random number. In this article, we will analyse hashing and the digital signature process to understand their use past Bitcoin transaction verification alone. 

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The Next Generation of AR

Augmented Reality is becoming a genuine reality. Several corporations have placed big bets on AR's capabilities to continue to transform human interaction with the digital world, which is still in its early years, but it is growing. 

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Should the Ripple be purchased now?

Bitcoin’s share of the crypto universe has dwindled from 93% in 2013 to 47% this year, as many new crypto-currencies have entered the market. 

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Apple's Ultimate Smartphone

In 2007, Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone. It was first portrayed by Jobs as a combination of three revolutionary devices: a widescreen multi touch iPod, a mobile internet browser, and a phone. Repeating three shortening phrases, he then asked: "Are you getting it? ” It was then clear: The iPhone was all these packed into one. This year, Apple celebrates the tenth anniversary of this device by lanching the iPhone X as the company's new flagship device. 

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