IOT and cybersecurity: tomorrow’s threats today

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A growing number of devices and appliances are now getting connected to a network, and to each other, to provide additional, enhanced features. We are beginning to see some of this potential being realised and the number of connected devices is growing fast. Cisco predicts that 50 billion new devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. Additionally, IoT connected cars are able to monitor and adapt to both internal performance quality and external environment, allowing modern cars to provide a new level of safety that was before unattainable.…

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Nokia begins work with Airtel to Bring 5G Technology to the World

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A fast internet connection is a necessity in today’s world. Currently, the fastest available internet runs on what’s known as fourth generation  or 4G  technology. The fastest among 4G technology is called LTE, which is capable of delivering download speeds of 50mbps. However, a number of telecommunication companies (or telcos) all over the world are testing the next generation of internet technology; the so-called 5G. In India, telcos are working with Nokia to make 5G a reality. Nokia is planning on bringing 5G network to India in collaboration with Airtel and BSNL. According…

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IBM and Red Hat collaborate to accelerate cloud adoption using OpenStack

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IBM announced a collaboration with open source software solutions provider Red Hat that will provide the hybrid cloud infrastructure to help customers efficiently run cloud applications using OpenStack APIs. Under this collaboration, IBM and Red Hat plan to jointly market and sell the new offerings for private cloud deployments, including workload migrations, disaster recovery, capacity expansion, and data center consolidation. The strategic collaboration between IBM and Red Hat is designed to enable clients to more easily adopt open source products and OpenStack cloud software while preserving their existing investments and creating…

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Ubuntu abandons its phone efforts, set to switch back to GNOME

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Six years after making Unity the default user interface on Ubuntu desktops, Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu is giving up on the project and will switch the default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME next year. Canonical is also ending development of Ubuntu software for phones and tablets, spelling doom for the goal of creating a converged experience with phones acting as desktops when docked with the right equipment.”The choice, ultimately, is to invest in the areas which are contributing to the growth of the company,” Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical writes in a blog post. Ubuntu is one of…

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Apple Patents MagSafe to USB-C Adapter

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Apple has filed a patent for a MagSafe to USB-C adapter that could be used to power its notebooks and provide the breakaway protection users have come to appreciate. Despite Apple’s pivot away from the breakaway charging cable, people still love it — since it doesn’t cause your laptop to crash to the ground when you trip over the cable — and the option to choose between USB-C and MagSafe would be great. One of the big complaints with Apple’s new line of MacBook Pros has been the loss of…

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Apple Music on Android catches up with iOS

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Apple’s subscription streaming service, Apple Music, rolled out a major (ver. 2.0) release to Android users today, introducing a new design that largely brings the app to parity with its iOS counterpart. The update includes a visual makeover, which organizes content into a few main sections – Library, For You, Browse, and Radio – as on iOS. However, it’s clear that Apple Music for Android is not a priority for Apple, despite its seeming intentions to compete with rival services like Spotify or the now on-demand Pandora, for instance. In…

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Canada plans to set up an AI hub

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Canada wants to be an artificial-intelligence hotbed. Don Walker, chief executive of Canadian carparts giant Magna International, hosted a number of the country’s leading executives, scientists and politicians, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, at his summer home last July to mull ways Canada could move past its reliance on natural-resource exports. Artificial intelligence was at the top of the list, according to several attendees. We are already living in a world infused with AI, from music and movie recommendation services, to driver assistance systems in cars, to virtual personal assistants…

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Future Robots May Be Controlled By Magnetic Fields

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Robots have to be soft and flexible if they are  to become more lifelike or if we want to start using them for more biological applications. Scientists studying soft robotics are trying to overcome some of the inadequacies of moving metal beings made from janky, clanky parts, which might not be so useful for squeezing into tight spaces or moving around in the human body. But switching to bendier materials comes with its own set of problems to solve—for instance, how best to control soft robots, or make them strong…

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10 million users help Microsoft test Windows 10

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Microsoft has amassed over 10 million volunteer testers who help the Redmond tech giant to rigorously test and polish the software. Anyone can sign up to test Windows 10, and now 10 million people are helping Microsoft refine and improve its operating system. Unlike the development of Windows 7 and Windows 8, the tech giant has remained open about the development process and the expected features that would make a certain Windows 10 version. When the company introduced the program in 2014, it wasn’t expected to get such a huge…

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Google disables Gchat to foist Hangouts

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One of the best parts about using Gmail is Gchat, the instant-messaging function that lets you chat with other Google users and still look like you’re the most productive person in the room. Google is replacing Google Talk. Google released Hangouts back in 2013 as a more feature-filled chat service to take the place of Talk in the Gmail sidebar, but users have been able to stick with the older, more basic service if they chose. Google has been touting Hangouts features, which include group video calling and integration with…

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