You CAN be smart and good-looking. That's the message from Microsoft's Magic Mirror - a so-called smart mirror that can recognize and greet users, read their emotions and display the weather, time and other information. All the while looking just like a regular mirror. "Imagine when you wake up in t...
“We’re kind of in an AI Spring,” says John Giannandrea, Google’s head of machine learning. Giannandrea's statement — a reference to the term AI winter — sums up how the use cases, interest and research in artificial intelligence are really taking off. During a Google I/O panel on Friday ...
Have you ever tracked all the ways you use data in a single day? How many of your calories, activities, tasks, messages, projects, correspondences, records and more are saved and accessed through data storage every day? I bet you won’t be able to stop once you start counting. Many of us never paus...
Contributor Christi Olson, search evangelist at Bing, takes a deeper look at data feeds and their role in search (past, present and future). If you haven’t done it already, now would be a great time to take a fresh look — or even a first look — at how data feeds can reinvigorate your online ma...
Google is marking Safer Internet Day, which falls today, by introducing new authentication features to Gmail to help better identify emails that could prove to be harmful or are not fully secure. The company said last year that it would beef up security measures and identify emails that arrive over ...
We do not possess the ability to read the future, and yet we can predict with a high level of certainty that we will see more major cybersecurity incidents in 2016 and 2017. The world’s cybersecurity capability is not able to advance in line with the growing vulnerabilities. We are faced by more a...
The company behind two of the most highly rated smartphones (big and small), the leading smart thermostat, a super high-end laptop, a 2-in-1 tablet, a Wi-Fi camera, streaming audio and video players, a sexy router and a smart smoke detector ... is Google?   It's strange but true. Google (GOOGL,...
Over the last 15 years, people have viewed technology disruption in terms of how technology — like the cloud, Big Data and the Internet of Things — changed how specific tasks were done. Michael Biltz, managing director of Accenture Technology Vision, says that companies must move beyond focusing...
Nearly everyone I know is addicted in some measure to the Internet,” wrote Tony Schwartz in a recent essay in The New York Times. It’s a common complaint these days. A steady stream of similar headlines accuse the ‘Net and its offspring apps, social media sites and online games of addicting us...
Welcome, readers! As you strive to make sense of the Internet and the World Wide Web, these 10 terms are bound to be very helpful.   1. The Web vs. the Internet The Internet is a vast 'interconnection of computer networks'. It is comprised of millions of computing devices that trade volumes of ...
London: Scientists have developed a new technology that could help connect every household to very high speed internet at lower costs. The innovative technology will help address the challenges of providing households with high bandwidths while future-proofing infrastructure against the exponentiall...
China has launched an investigation into search giant Baidu after the death of a student who tried an experimental cancer therapy he found online. Wei Zexi, who died last month from a rare form of cancer, had sought the treatment from a hospital that came top of the list on his Baidu web search.Baid...
When you're stuck in a traffic jam wreathed in fumes or squeezed onto a sweltering commuter train, the promised future of a smart, efficient transport system may seem like a utopian dream. But optimistic technologists assure us relief from this gridlocked hell is closer than we think. And it's all d...
Researchers often need to go beyond Google to find the kind of medical journal articles and flat data files necessary for their work. But many journal articles are locked away in databases like JSTOR or PubMed, which don’t have the reliable search capabilities of an engine like Google — so resea...
Chrome is more than just a browser--it's an ecosystem that can help make your day a bit more productive. And with the help of these extensions, it can deliver an extra boost of efficiency to your daily grind. If you're a Chrome user, you know well how the extension architecture can expand functional...
IBM Research is making its quantum processor available to the public via IBM's cloud to any desktop or mobile device. "This moment represents the birth of quantum cloud computing," Arvind Krishna, senior vice president and director of IBM Research, said in a statement today. "Quantum computers are v...
In today’s ever-changing, fast-paced digital world, information overload is the name and stress is the game. When it comes to handling workloads, many of us are faced with a seemingly unsolvable conundrum: How do you complete all of your personal and work-related tasks on time without going c...
With Alvin Toffler’s Third Wave crashing down on us, it is important to take stock of how the world has changed.  The largest change has been in areas of information and media.  The flow and volume of media that now exists in the world is remarkable; more remarkable is the ease in which ...
GOOGLE “information overload” and you are immediately overloaded with information: more than 7m hits in 0.05 seconds. Some of this information is interesting: for example, that the phrase “information overload” was popularised by Alvin Toffler in 1970. Some of it is mere noise: obscure compa...
Internet has made life easier for many due to several reasons. To name a few, it is easier, faster and cheaper to communicate using the internet. It allows access to a massive pool of information while creating a platform to share ideas and experiences. It is also a popular medium of entertainment w...
The backlash against the information overload of the modern Internet era is getting stronger than ever. After years of sharing everything with everyone and breathlessly embracing the latest site du jour on the social Web, people are realizing that they can no longer keep up. Signs of this are all ar...
There's a new add-on for Gmail called Inbox Pause, which does something utterly simple – it adds a pause button to your inbox – but represents, I think, a new phase in our long war against information overload. Consider the absurdity. Inbox Pause doesn't reduce the quantity of ema...
Introduction Censorship of information on the Internet has become a much publicized debate that currently has no resolution in sight. There is a great controversy as to whether or not censorship is a necessity in order to maintain a particular moral standard. In the case that there should be a stand...
There are so many different tools and technologies available on the internet today, and so many associated terms and concepts. As I think about topics to focus on here in the coming months, I want to make sure we’re touching on the most important ones. What are the most important internet technolo...
Do you check your text messages while giving your child a bath? Do you take your Blackberry with you on romantic walks with your spouse? Or do you feel a compulsive need to check email even though you know you have other tasks to finish? If so, you may be suffering from online overload. The fast pac...

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