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Why you should be moving to the cloud

Whilst not a brand-new phenomenon, the cloud has dominated headlines in the technology sector in recent years, as more businesses migrate and harness the benefits associated with it. Cloud computing involves businesses hosting data, applications and virtual machines (VMs) on

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Don’t dismiss insider threats when assessing security

When we think of a cyberthreat, we often imagine a nation state hacking group, or a virus trying to work its way into our company network. After all the media is full of depictions of incidents of this very nature

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Thinkware F770 is an attractive high-end dash cam [Review]

For a dash cam to stand out from the crowd it needs to go beyond the basics of recording video. It has to be easy to use. The quality needs to be very good. It has to be reliable in

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MIT’s AI streaming software aims to stop those video stutters

 MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) wants to ensure your streaming video experience stays smooth. A research team led by MIT professor Mohammad Alizadeh has developed an artificial intelligence (dubbed ‘Pensieve’) that can select the best algorithms for

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Google turns emoji into a verbal language

Many pundits decry the use of emoji as contributing to the decline of advanced communications. While I understand that view, the criticism is quite overblown. Actually, one of the biggest pain points of text-based communication is a lack of context and emotion.

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Country music goes high tech with 360 videos for its “CMA Fest” broadcast

 On Wednesday night ABC will be airing the CMA Music Festival, Nashville’s paean to the boot-scootin, honky-tonkin, hoedown throwdown music that the Grand Ole Opry helped build. As part of the celebrations, some of country music’s rising and established stars

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All-in-one Fusion guitar lands in the US

Back in October 2015, Melbourne-based designer Dave Auld secured production funding from over 1,300 Indiegogo backers to bring his remarkable Fusion guitar project to life. We got to see and hear the digital/analog hybrid for ourselves mid-campaign and were suitably

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All-in-one Fusion guitar lands in the US

Back in October 2015, Melbourne-based designer Dave Auld secured production funding from over 1,300 Indiegogo backers to bring his remarkable Fusion guitar project to life. We got to see and hear the digital/analog hybrid for ourselves mid-campaign and were suitably

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Opera kills off its free VPN, Opera Max

Opera Max — the free data-saving VPN tool from the team behind the Opera web browser — is being killed off. The app has been removed from Google Play with immediate effect, and there will be no more updates. Opera

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Google buys health monitoring startup Senosis Health

Google’s latest acquisition is Senosis Health, a Seattle-based startup focused on monitoring and diagnosing health conditions via mobile phones. This is not Google’s first venture into the world of health, but it could signify its next big step. Senosis Health,

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Review: Guarding our wallets with the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker

For chronically forgetful folk that are always losing their keys or wallet, it’s not hard to find trackers that beep and buzz to help locate them. What’s slightly harder to find though are trackers that don’t get in the way

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Review: Guarding our wallets with the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker

For chronically forgetful folk that are always losing their keys or wallet, it’s not hard to find trackers that beep and buzz to help locate them. What’s slightly harder to find though are trackers that don’t get in the way

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Privilege

Into this sky which has more airplanes than other skies I look and see half a dozen small whitenesses passing like tired stars through the blue. I watch them instead of watching the woman swimming in an oversized T-shirt that

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How Driscoll’s Reinvented the Strawberry

The berry behemoth turned produce into a beauty contest, and won. Go to Source

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Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, is reportedly planning an IPO

 Rovio, the Finnish company behind Angry Birds, is planning to go public “as early as next month,” Bloomberg reports. Citing sources, Bloomberg reports the IPO could value Rovio at $2 billion and that the company could raise about $400 million

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Google updates its Cloud Speech API with support for more languages, word-level timestamps

 Google’s Cloud Speech API, which has allowed developers to use Google’s services to transcribe spoken words into text since its launch in 2016, is getting a major update today. The most interesting of these is probably the addition of support

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One Drop: The data-driven approach to managing diabetes

Diabetes is a data-driven disease, with patients suddenly finding themselves inundated with information that they need to measure, monitor and record to stay healthy. But in an age of algorithms that could lighten the load, diabetes care still largely relies

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One Drop: The data-driven approach to managing diabetes

Diabetes is a data-driven disease, with patients suddenly finding themselves inundated with information that they need to measure, monitor and record to stay healthy. But in an age of algorithms that could lighten the load, diabetes care still largely relies

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The smart alarm clock … on steroids

Over the years we’ve seen various attempts to reinvent the humble alarm clock, from one that wakes you with an electric shock, another that literally runs away from you, and one that wafts your favorite scent into the air as

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The smart alarm clock … on steroids

Over the years we’ve seen various attempts to reinvent the humble alarm clock, from one that wakes you with an electric shock, another that literally runs away from you, and one that wafts your favorite scent into the air as

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