We sat down with Wolfram shortly after his SXSW talk for an hour-long interview. In the first part, below, we discuss the Wolfram language, its application to wearables and corporate data science needs, and Wolfram’s own life-logging efforts.
In part two, which we’ll publish tomorrow, we’ll cover Wolfram’s vision for the future of computing — and the fate of the human race.
Researchers in Los Angeles will soon launch a battery that attaches to any device, including iPhones, Fitbits, and Kindle readers, and provides seven days of run time on a single charge. If they can make this technology work — and sell it — you may never have to scramble for a public wall socket to charge your phone again.
Your laptop contains lithium. So does your tablet and your smartphone. It's a key ingredient used in these gadgets -- and in electric cars' batteries. But as worldwide demand for these batteries grows, manufacturers will need to find new sources for lithium. As it turns out, there are huge, untapped deposits of the element in Afghanistan.