This month we look at open source threat intelligence. That does not mean that we are looking at open source products, though. Threat intelligence can be open or closed source. Open source refers to intelligence that is available publicly. Closed source usually means intelligence in which there is s...
Here is a quick rundown of some of the new features contained in the latest iOS 10.2 update that you might have missed. While most of these features should be available on all devices that support iOS 10, some will only be available on newer devices. ALLOW SELECTED CONTACTS TO BYPASS DO NOT DISTURB&...
Unlike IPOs, 2016 was pretty active for tech M&A. The year resulted in $612.9 billion in global tech deals, according to Dealogic, which made it the second best year for acquisitions. It nearly kept up the pace of record-setting 2015, where we saw&$691.4 billion&in tech transaction...
  • Wednesday, 04 January 2017 22:43
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The CRTC promises high-speed connections to the rural areas lacking it, but their plan has holes Going home for the holidays is always a welcome escape from school and the everyday hustle and bustle of life. However, ‘back home’ for me is the boonies, the sticks, the country. While the slower pa...
Perth’s internet speeds are so bad that only 5 per cent of residents consider their home connection “fast”, a poll has revealed. The survey, taken across eight marginal seats, found 47.4 per cent of Perth locals thought their speed was slow or very slow compared with the small amount who thoug...
It was the biggest bout of 2016 in the digital economy: MakeMyTrip (India) versus Union of India & Ors on September 1 in Delhi High Court. The largest travel website in India had filed a writ petition against the Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI). In January 2016, the ta...
Nothing may have had as bad of a year as the Internet. The Internet has been hit with an onslaught of criticism and suffered several setbacks in 2016: from relinquishment of American control over web address management, introduced surveillance measures in the United Kingdom, social media backlash f...
  • Tuesday, 03 January 2017 11:37
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Google tweaked Android last year to make the open source operating system attractive to automakers that want a customized, turn-key infotainment system. An Android in-car infotainment system was viewed, at the time, as just a concept. Now it appears that at least one automaker is interested. Go...
CES provides a first glimpse at the future. Pretty much all of the tech giants attend the vast Vegas expo - either to unveil new products or to clinch deals behind the scene. But in recent years it's been start-ups that have had many of the most eye-arresting and sensational reveals. There are more ...
The bright Google Fiber future got a lot murkier in 2016, with national rollbacks, testy litigious fights over utility pole policies in Nashville and Louisville and local contractor layoffs. It's no surprise, then, that the tech press' 2017 speculation includes ample talk of who ...
SAN FRANCISCO — Last month, Federico Viticci, who runs MacStories, a news site devoted to Apple and its products, made a change in how the site publishes articles for mobile gadgets. MacStories, he declared, would no longer support a Google-backed method for faster loading of mobile web pages, ca...
From holographic TVs to cylindrical PCs, Samsung bears all Ohhh boy, Samsung in 2016. You might expect this year in review to be a comedy roast. From exploding smartphones to Supreme Court cases, this was clearly not the South Korean tech company’s time to shine. Fortunately, there were enough sil...
iPhone 8, Nintendo Switch ... there are lots of reasons to be excited 2017 promises to be a massive year in tech. From seismic console releases to 10-year anniversaries of iconic products to the fate of certain categories finally being decided, the New Year holds a ton of promise, excitement and ner...
VIRTUAL and augmented reality headsets will soon be as thin as your everyday spectacles. And when that day comes, Microsoft is primed to end that loathsome human trait — forgetfulness. Several years ago it patented the marvellous tech for “object tracking” in which virtual reality-style glasse...
Another year of tech news is nearly over. It has been an eventful 12 months. Samsung smartphones exploded, GoPro drones dropped out of the air and Pebble smartwatches met an untimely end. Facebook became embroiled in a fake news controversy, Yahoo revealed several mega-breaches, we identified the su...
Amazon (AMZN) has been awarded a patent for a giant flying warehouse that acts as a launchpad for drones to deliver items within minutes. The U.S. e-commerce giant described plans for an "airborne fulfillment center" (AFC) such as an airship or blimp that would float at an altitude of arou...
Given the failures of professional pollsters to predict anything of late, I am loath to be your crystal ball for the year’s upcoming tech developments. Those who imagined a revolution last year fuelled by the Apple Watch, heralding the death of the Swiss watch industry, have been proven mightily w...
This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The first computers cost millions of dollars and were locked inside rooms equipped with special electrical circuits and air co...
Rather than leading to the violent downfall of humankind, artificial intelligence is helping people around the world do their jobs, including doctors who diagnose sepsis in patients and scientists who track endangered animals in the wild, experts said Thursday (Oct. 13) at the White House Frontiers ...
Ye old crystal ball faired pretty well last year as many of my tech predictions came to pass. Pokémon Go was an augmented reality hit. Smart car hype reached a fevered pitch. And Yahoo agreed to sell its core business to Verizon, meaning Marissa Mayer and Silicon Valley’s longest running soa...
The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier. It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering ...
  • Thursday, 29 December 2016 12:09
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Take an advanced technology. Add a twist of fantasy. Stir well, and watch the action unfold. It’s the perfect recipe for a Hollywood tech-disaster blockbuster. And clichéd as it is, it’s the scenario that we too often imagine for emerging technologies. Think superintelligent machines, lab-bred ...
Technology is truly wonderful, and it keeps evolving at a very fast pace. However, not every technology is fated to be successful. Some technologies which are overhyped during its launch simply fizzle out, while others seem to be growing popular initially but later they flame out. Since 2016 i...
2016 has seen many significant strides in technology and some major setbacks. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle showed us the grim consequences tech failures can lead to. The rise of Donald Trump to soon-to-be president of United States raised eyebrows of the tech-...
  • Wednesday, 28 December 2016 07:00
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Google just started rolling out the so-called “mobile-first” index. It’s going to change the way that your site gets ranked in the search engine results pages (SERPs). Here are a things you need to know about the mobile-first index so that you can optimize your website accordingly. What is th...

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