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Is Current Progress in Artificial Intelligence Exponential?

Many people claim current technological progress as happening at a faster and faster pace (exponential even), with no end in sight. The merits and detriments of technology can be argued ad nauseum, but I won’t be getting into that in this post (I generally view technology itself as neutral – it can be used to improve human life or terribly misused to oppress, control, and kill). 2,604 more words


New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card information pages that can capture your credit number and other important information. 127 more words


A 'bug' that let a $500 password cracking box open up iPhones is patched as of iOS 11

A video posted to YouTube by users EverythingApplePro yesterday shows a small $500 box unlocking an iPhone 7 locked with a short passcode. The box works on all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+ models, as well as some iPhone 6 and 6S models and, unless you’re willing to wait an incredible amount of time, only works in a small subset of edge cases. 445 more words


Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years

Long-standing basic graphics editing program, used throughout childhoods since the 1980 s, has been marked for death

Microsofts next Windows 10 update, called the Autumn( or Fall in the US) Creator Update… 391 more words


Migrating from server to cloud storage

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

Cloud computing is growing as businesses transform their operations into nimbler, more responsive solutions, yet still keep costs down. To enable this digital transition, however, companies and organisations require a robust underlying IT infrastructure, according to an IDC research report. 1,283 more words

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Cloud computing reversal: From ‘go away’ to ‘I can’t miss out’

Isaac Asimov once said, “I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.” That quote has stuck with me to this day. There’s no doubt that computers and computing have changed our lives. 169 more words


Changing the security landscape for entrepreneurs

(Source: techcrunch.com)

Throughout the course of human history, disruptive innovation has been required to unleash higher tiers of human potential. Think of Gutenberg and movable type, Edison and electricity or Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web. 1,091 more words