Islamic terrorists are arming themselves with the technical tools and expertise to attack the online systems underpinning Western companies and critical infrastructure, according to a new study from the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology. The goal of the report was to bring awareness ...
Google is increasing the number of queries that receive a Google Quick Answer box. The number of results that had an answer box went from just over 20% in December 2014 to more than 30% in May 2016.*Brands that wish to maintain a strong digital presence need to make sure their website is well repres...
Rebecca here, filling in for Christopher this week – and yes, these are some nice, roomy shoes I’m standing in, thanks for asking.I don’t have any witty comments to make about the current state of UK politics, so let’s dive straight into the search-related news you might have missed while yo...
Earlier this week, Twitter announced a new feature called ‘Stickers’. Essentially, theses are a mash-up of hashtags, emoticons, and Snapchat filters all in one easy-to-use photo features. Like hashtags, stickers are also searchable. After you use one you can then click on the sticker to view a ...
Google is now using its RankBrain machine learning system to process every query that the search engine handles, and the system is changing the rankings of lots of queries. The news emerged this week as part of Steven Levy’s Backchannel story about machine learning efforts at Google. From the sto...
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 ...
The world’s highest-capacity undersea Internet cable, a 9,000-kilmetre link between the US and Japan backed by Google has been activated. The fibre cable, which can transport data at 60 terabits per second (60 million Mbps) is expected to be a significant boost to trans-pacific Internet speeds. ...
Imagine you are launching a startup and you require speedy internet access for you and your customers. Imagine you are one of the customers. Now imagine speed that is not quite up to snuff to the Amazons and Netflix of the world — your would-be competitors. You’d quickly go under. And those con...
Computer Weekly’s journey through 50 years of innovation in technology continues with a look back at the history of internet and the huge changes it has brought to society Previously, we have explored a century and a half of British innovation in networking, and learned how one company – going ...
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...

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