Lawyers, beware. Robots really are coming for your jobs. Exhibit A: Venture-capital firm Invoke Capital just made a multi-million-dollar investment in Luminance, which is developing artificial intelligence to automate the legal drudgery involved in corporate mergers and acquisitions. The robot lawy...
Well, that's a relief.  Samsung's initial pleas for customers to stop using and return their Galaxy Note7 devices with faulty batteries weren't particularly fruitful, but now that the recall is official and replacement devices are arriving en masse, the plan is working.  App...
It had been a while since SEOs were abuzz with a possible Google update, but a big one hit just before Labor Day weekend, according to chatter amongst webmasters. In fact, website owners may be looking at two separate updates since many site owners reported seeing big fluctuations in their...
Demand for big data expertise is growing every day, as more and more companies become aware of the benefits of collecting and analyzing data. Unfortunately, the number of people trained to analyze this data isn’t growing in line with the demand. This creates a challenge for companies looking to hi...
After weeks of urging consumers to return and exchange their Galaxy Note7 phones, Samsung, in partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has officially recalled the phones over defective batteries that could potentially explode.   Up to 1 million No...
  In a move that basically confirms the name change for the upcoming Google Pixel phones, the search engine giant has reportedly renamed the Google Nexus Launcher to a new Google Pixel Launcher. The Nexus Launcher has been here for some time, but it only featured as a beta version. APK files of...
The new version of a SQL query engine for Hadoop scheduled for release later this month adds “auto-cubes,” a type of multi-dimensional dataset that, in this implementation, consists of aggregated “micro-cubes” that are generated based on usage patterns learned by the SQL accelerator. New Yor...
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is cautioning air passengers that they should not turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones while on board and they should not stow them in checked baggage, following reports that a few dozen of the phones' batteries have exploded or caught fi...
Samsung's exploding phone crisis is getting worse.   A 6-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday after a Galaxy Note7 caught fire in his hands, according to a report in the New York Post.  "The child was watching videos on the phone when the...
Upon discovering that it had been hacked by China, the Canadian government’s scientific-research body did digital damage control on an enormous scale. Firing up its vintage fax machines, it jettisoned scores of computer servers, bought its staff hundreds of new laptops and drew up a list of about ...
The deputy head of the presidential administration, Vyacheslav Volodin, has said that Russia has more internet freedom than the United States, where people receive prison sentences for online comments about President Barack Obama. Volodin was giving a press conference in the central Russian city of ...
A pilot project launched by Google’s startup incubator and a British IT company will target potential Islamic State recruits – and also the American far right – with new software that pairs violence-related search entries with anti-extremism ads. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has made...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it is acquiring cloud software company Apigee Corp in a deal valued at about $625 million, the tech giant’s latest effort to claim a greater share of the lucrative cloud business. San Jose-based Apigee's software helps companies' dig...
New rules that give the FCC more power to regulate the internet were upheld by a court Tuesday, marking a victory for the Obama administration over the major telecom companies. The rules, known in the industry as net neutrality, were put into effect a year ago by the Federal Communication ...
The Internet is a necessity in the workplace, whether you work in a supermarket or in an office, there is a part of your job that will require an Internet connection. With companies becoming increasingly obsessed with ways to increase productivity, the most obvious way is to improve your connection ...
It’s no secret that battery life on smartphones these days are not the best. Most will consider it mostly a hardware issue, seeing companies trading battery size for aesthetic design. But that’s not the entire reason, with a large part being attributed to the software used on our phones. In the ...
Mozilla made a strategic investment in Cliqz, maker of an iOS and Android browser with a built-in search engine, “to enable innovation of privacy-focused search experiences”. Mark Mayo, SVP of Mozilla Firefox, said Cliqz’s products “align with the Mozilla mission. We are proud to help advanc...
The FCC’s privacy regulations will be ineffective. Letter to the editor: Consumers are growing increasingly concerned about online tracking and privacy protection. In response, the Federal Communications Commission has proposed sweeping new privacy rules specifically on Internet service providers....
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It is no secret that technology has had a profound impact on education. With the advent of laptops, tablets, and smartphones, educators have been able to bring lessons to life in ways that were once unimaginable. However, there are some technologies that can actually hinder learning rather than help...
Facebook doesn’t have an easy-to-use advanced search engine, so one guy built his own. “Search Is Back” lets you use familiar drop-down menus to find people by city, relationship status, school, first name, and more. Plus you can search for photos, events, posts, and other stuff. What’s spec...
Washington, DCA new report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows that data breach complaints are on the rise. In the report, Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book (2/16), the FTC notes that complaints about identity theft increased 47 percent in 2015, likely helped by a number of high-profile...
Venture capitalist Jim Breyer knows a bit about the next big tech revolution. He backed Facebook when it was just a baby in 2005. The social network is now worth over $326 billion. So where should you be putting your money next? Into artificial intelligence, according to Breyer, an area which will c...
The Internet has rapidly become the most important infrastructure in the world. We are now, however, rapidly witnessing how it is becoming the infrastructure of all other infrastructures as well. Industry 4.0 has become a catch-all word for much of the debate about the future of our economies. From ...
For now, just drivers in Los Angeles get the difficult intersections feature.Left-hand turns can be fraught with peril, particularly when there’s no traffic light. Turn the backdrop to rush hour in Los Angeles, and left-hand turns become a scourge that most drivers try to avoid. And that can cause...
Google’s I/O developer conference brought several huge announcements about Google’s future direction and projects, including two new technologies which demonstrate just how important voice search and natural language processing are to the company’s future development. The first, Google Assista...

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