Rise of the machines

Rise of the machines: has technology evolved beyond our control?

Technology is starting to behave in intelligent and unpredictable ways that even its creators don’t understand. As machines increasingly shape global events, how can we regain control? The voice-activated gadget in the corner of your bedroom suddenly laughs maniacally, and sends a recording of your pillow talk to a colleague. The clip of Peppa Pig your toddler is watching on YouTube unexpectedly descends into bloodletting and death.[…]

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The Cloud

Should you store your data in the cloud?

It’s pretty simple to understand where a file goes when you save it on your PC. It lives on your hard drive, possibly housed in a set of folders you’ve created and organised yourself. That file is only stored on your computer, unless you decide to email it to yourself or save it on an external hard drive or USB. Now what about the cloud?[…]

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Major sites hit by ‘ransomware’ malvertising

Adverts hijacked by malicious campaign that demands payment in bitcoin to unlock user computers. A number of major news websites have seen adverts hijacked by a malicious campaign that attempts to install “ransomware” on users computers, according to a warning from security researchers Malwarebytes. The attack, which was targeted at US users, hit websites including the New York Times, the BBC, AOL and the NFL[…]

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Internet of Things

Nearly Half of Businesses Plan to Implement IoT in 2016

Nearly half (43%) of organisations spanning 18 business sectors throughout North America, EMEA, Asia/Pacific and Latin America, are already using or plan to use the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2016. This comes from a November poll by technology research firm Gartner of 465 IT and business professionals in these regions. 29% of respondents say their organisations are currently using IoT. An additional 14% say[…]

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Google Chromebook

Google Announces New Chromebook For Work

Google announced a new addition to the Chromebook family with the Dell Chromebook 13, which is specifically geared toward business use. It also announced support for various work-related apps and enhancements to the Chrome Device Management Console. Google says in a blog post, “Today, the new Dell Chromebook 13 joins the Asus Chromebook Flip and Chromebook Pixel in the Chromebook for Work lineup. Built with[…]

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