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The Internet of Fewer Things

Software October 10, 2016 0 Comments

If you follow discussions about the Internet of Things, you’ve probably heard this stunning prediction at least once: The world will have 50 billion Internet-connected devices by 2020. Ericsson’s former CEO, Hans Vestburg, was among the first to toss out that number, when he gave a 2010 presentation to shareholders. The following year, Dave Evans, who worked for Cisco at the time, published…

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Free VPN is Now built into Opera Browser Download Here

Technology August 30, 2016 0 Comments

Virtual private network (VPN) are popular with privacy, but often they are paid. Now Opera web browser get free and unlimited VPN. “Now, you don’t have to download VPN extensions or pay for VPN subscriptions to access blocked websites and to shield your browsing when on public Wi-Fi.” the company said in a blog post. Internet traffic using a VPN…

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Latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) Released

Technology August 30, 2016 0 Comments

Microsoft announced their latest report Security Intelligence Report, which covers the second half of 2015, and its results give cause for some concern. According to the company 20.8% of all PCs running on Windows, have been subject to some form of software attack. For the first time the report includes such techniques as attempts at unauthorized access to cloud services…

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The Politics Of The Internet Of Things

Science February 24, 2016 0 Comments

The prospective scale of the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to fill anyone looking from the outside with the technical equivalent of agoraphobia. However, from the inside, the view is very different. Looked at in detail, it is a series of intricate threads being aligned by a complex array of organizations. As with any new technological epoch, questions…

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Oxford’s latest ‘word of the year’ is…

Science November 29, 2015 0 Comments

  For the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year isn’t even a word. It’s an emoji. Specifically, the teary-eyed, bald and jaundiced guy on the right there. Interesting for a dictionary publisher to make a move that risks removing all meaning from the word-of-the-year exercise. Officially, the first pictograph to be bestowed with the honor is…

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Netflix Drives Into a Ditch

Technology October 24, 2014 0 Comments

Subscribers have chilled toward Netflix, and Wall Street is freaking out. The company hasn’t rebounded much from the 25 percent hit its stock took early Thursday. There could be several reasons for the lackluster subscriber growth, but its fee hike for new customers is one of the more popular guesses. Another possibility is that Netflix needs more high-quality original content…

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Netflix Drives Into a Ditch

Technology October 24, 2014 0 Comments

Subscribers have chilled toward Netflix, and Wall Street is freaking out. The company hasn’t rebounded much from the 25 percent hit its stock took early Thursday. There could be several reasons for the lackluster subscriber growth, but its fee hike for new customers is one of the more popular guesses. Another possibility is that Netflix needs more high-quality original content…

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Tide Starts to Turn Against Gamergate’s Women-Hating Campaign

Technology October 24, 2014 0 Comments

Backlash against the #Gamergate movement escalated several notches this week, thanks to high-profile accounts in The Washington Post and The New York Times, along with a public statement from the Entertainment Software Association. “Threats of violence and harassment are wrong,” the ESA said in a statement provided to TechNewsWorld by spokesperson Dan Hewitt. “They have to stop. There is no place in the…

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Ello Sets Its Ad-Free Promise in Stone

Technology October 24, 2014 0 Comments

When it launched roughly a month ago, Ello on Thursday made its ad-free philosophy official by incorporating it into a new company charter. Now converted to a public benefit corporation, the social network has stipulated not only that it will never make money from selling ads or user data, but also that any new owners will have to comply by those terms as well,…

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