Creeping Decentralization and CRM


One of the big stories of next year might be decentralization. Decentralization is what it sounds like: pushing centralized processes and decision-making to the periphery, where it is believed people can be more effective at dealing with whatever is on tap. Western democratic capitalism runs circles around Soviet style centralized command-and-control economics. Although the Soviet Union is long gone, command and control still thrives in China, Cuba, North Korea, and even in modern Russia.

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Wooting One Keyboard Hands On: Are Analog Switches the Future of Gaming?

It looks like a fairly standard keyboard, but the switches are an entirely new design that feature optical analog input–it’s not just on or off like other switches.

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Tech Q&A: Tracking cellphones, dictating documents, covert online shopping and more

I would like to track my wife’s location. She is never, ever without her phone. Can I track her phone so I know where she is around town?

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Artificial Intelligence vs. Echo's Eavesdropping and Google's Home Invasion


There’s a lot of excitement about all the new artificial intelligence technology hitting the market — like Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home smart speakers, among many other products. However, there’s also growing concern over how these devices may invade our privacy. These AI devices are designed for use throughout our homes — and despite the companies’ assurances to the contrary, some people worry that they could be listening to every word we utter. Granted, they have to listen when we want them to give us answers or carry out tasks.

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'Bigfoot' reportedly sighted in Northern California, pictures go viral

The legendary Bigfoot and others like it have reportedly been spotted near a Northern California lake, according to a paranormal investigator.

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Australian startup brings ancient Athens back to life in virtual reality

A VR startup has reconstructed ancient Athens like it appeared 2,000 years ago. Photorealistic and archeologically accurate renditions of famous structures delivered straight through your VR headset.

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'Invisible' Technologies: What You Can't See Can Hurt You


There are times when it seems like technology can work almost too well. Now, if working too well sounds to you like an impossibility — along the lines of being too rich or too good looking — reflect that there’s more to a technology than end-user experience. In addition to the experience of using the technology, there are other considerations that play a role: things like maintenance, operations and ongoing support. While these considerations are less directly visible to the enterprise end-user, they are nevertheless important.

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It's official: We'll never know how the FBI hacked the San Bernardino iPhone

It seems like ages ago, but it was only last year that Apple and the FBI were embroiled in a bitter legal dispute regarding an iPhone 5c which belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

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Nintendo puts out SNES Classic for pre-order, sells out in half-hour

Nintendo put its SNES Classic up for pre-order Monday night at midnight, but like its predecessor it sold out in record time.

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Scientists create world's first mutant ants with gene editing technology

It may sound like a script for a science fiction movie, but scientists have created the world’s first mutant ants.

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Intel’s Ruler SSDs Can Cram 1 Petabyte into a Single Server Rack

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Unsurprisingly, Intel’s new SSDs in the Ruler form factor are shaped like a ruler.

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Cute floating space drone sends first images from ISS

The JEM Internal Ball Camera looks like a cool high-tech toy but is fulfilling an important role for astronauts on the International Space Station.

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Scientists warn of 'biological annihilation,' say mass extinction event is currently happening on Earth

When you hear the term “mass extinction” you probably imagine something like the space rock that smacked Earth and led to the demise of the dinosaurs, but according to a new research paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, we’re currently experiencing an extinction event of our very own.

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Toyota now has a robot that can help disabled people around the house

Like the rest of the automotive industry, Toyota is beginning to think past the traditional automobile and focus on mobility. And with that, the company has shown off its Human Support Robot (HSR), after testing it with a U.S. war veteran in his home.

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