Alexa now has more than 15,000 skills under her artificially intelligent belt

The smartest person in your household may not be a person — at least, not in the traditional sense of the word. Alexa, that handy AI-powered voice assistant who lives in your Amazon Echo, has now mastered more than 15,000 skills.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/06/alexa-now-has-more-than-15000-skills-under-her-artificially-intelligent-belt.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Intertwining Artificial Intelligence With Blockchain


Most everyone knows about or at least has heard of bitcoin. However, not everyone understands the technology of bitcoin, which extends well beyond Internet-based currency. For the rock people, bitcoin is an Internet-based currency that allows for transparency with respect to each transfer of the currency. Each transaction is locked in a block, and blocks are connected to form a “blockchain.” Blockchain is an open source technology that facilitates creating each block, locking each block, and connecting the resulting string of blocks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84540.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

More victims expected in unprecedented cyberattack as users log on Monday

An unprecedented global “ransomware” attack has hit at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, Europe’s police agency said Sunday — and predicted that more damage may be seen Monday as people return to work and switch on their computers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/14/more-victims-expected-in-unprecedented-cyberattack-as-users-log-on-monday.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Intelligence-Driven Supply Chain Resilience


Information security practices are undergoing a transformation. For at least a decade, environments have been becoming less perimeter-centric: Gone are the good old days when in-line controls protected the trusted, safe interior from the “wild west” of the outside. As environments become more complex and externalized, the traditional “perimeter” loses meaning. Moreover, as attackers themselves become more sophisticated, security teams increasingly need to expect that the internal environment is compromised already.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84389.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Silicon Valley Firms Lock Arms Against Trump Immigration Order


At least 127 U.S. companies — including Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Intel and other tech giants — filed a friend of the court brief in a lawsuit the state of Washington brought against President Trump, which argues that his executive order to halt the entry of refugees and all travelers from seven Muslim nations would inflict significant harm on U. S. businesses.
The brief, filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, asks the court to consider the disruptive impact that the ban would have on the conduct of business in the U.S.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84284.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Now we know what Microsoft’s upcoming ‘Game Mode’ for Windows 10 will do

Rise of the Tomb Raider

We now know what Microsoft’s Game Mode does, at least in part. Performance impact estimates are extremely modest.

The post Now we know what Microsoft’s upcoming ‘Game Mode’ for Windows 10 will do appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242845-now-know-microsofts-upcoming-game-mode-windows-10-will?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

Galaxy Note 7 getting banned on flights

The Note 7 is becoming increasingly unwelcome on planes worldwide. At least eight international airlines are prohibiting Note 7 owners from bringing the smartphone on their flights.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/VhxnhrnVfn8/index.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Yahoo confirms 500 million accounts compromised in huge data breach

Yahoo has confirmed that hackers stole information from at least 500 million user accounts in what it describes as a “state-sponsored” attack.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/22/yahoo-confirms-500-million-accounts-compromised-in-huge-data-breach.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Google's self-driving cars will soon be able to detect police vehicles

If Google’s new patent is any indication, it may save you from traffic tickets, too. Or at least, it may understand when a police car is approaching. It’s just the gift that keeps on giving.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/05/google-self-driving-cars-will-soon-be-able-to-detect-police-vehicles.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple is right to kill the headphone jack, and Intel is an accomplice

At least two Android smartphones already ship without a 3.5mm headphone port, but the only company that’s getting any heat for killing the standard audio jack is Apple.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/17/apple-is-right-to-kill-headphone-jack-and-intel-is-accomplice.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Niantic confirmed it'll fix one of the most annoying 'Pokemon GO' bugs yet

There are at least two major bugs plaguing your Pokemon Go experience, especially following the latest app update.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/05/niantic-confirmed-itll-fix-one-most-annoying-pokemon-go-bugs-yet.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Social's Turning Point


Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn for more than $26 billion has created quite a stir — at least in my world. Ellen Levy reported that the deal can boast a number of superlatives if you look at it right: the largest sale of a consumer Internet company in history; the largest sale of an enterprise software/cloud company in history; the third-largest sale of a technology company since 2001; and the largest acquisition ever made by Microsoft. What’s interesting to me is how poorly the social networking industry is doing overall.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83640.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Report: Smartphone Ad Blockers Picking Up Steam


At least 419 million people around the world are blocking advertising on their smartphones, according to a report PageFair released Tuesday. Most of those people — 408 million of them — are using ad-blocking browsers, notes the report. The use of ad blockers doubled in 2015, and the use of mobile ad-blocking browsers increased 90 percent during the same year. “The findings show that the platforms that publishers and advertisers had believed were safe from ad blocking are not necessarily safe,” said Johnny Ryan, head of ecosystem at PageFair.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83563.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Apple & Google have faced 63 All Writs Act-related orders to access devices, ACLU says

Article Image The U.S. federal government has invoked the All Writs Act at least 63 times to compel Apple and Google to help unlock devices involved in investigations, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Wednesday.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4e9c70ae/sc/23/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A30C30A0Capple0Egoogle0Ehave0Efaced0E630Eall0Ewrits0Eact0Erelated0Eorders0Eto0Eaccess0Edevices0Eaclu0Esays/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico