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Kaspersky: Asia Pacific Users Most Targeted in Cyberspace

Posted August 29th, 2014 at 2:07 pm (UTC-5)
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Asia Pacific social media users are a curious lot. They tolerate the world’s highest incidences of malware, cyber attacks and cybercrime, yet shrug off security precautions as a gimmick, based on the assumption that these types of things only happen to other people. This is the picture that emerges from Kaspersky Lab‘s global Consumer Security […]

Q&A: Never Alone Brings Alaska Native Culture to Life

Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Never Alone traces its roots to a native Alaskan tale of an Inupiaq village besieged by an unrelenting blizzard – until a young hero comes to its rescue. The idea surfaced while Alaska’s Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC), which provides social, educational and employment services in the Cook Inlet region, evaluated new revenue sources, fresh […]

Data-Sharing Apps Serious Threat to Mobile

Posted August 15th, 2014 at 2:07 pm (UTC-5)
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When was the last time you checked the privacy terms before installing a free or paid app on your mobile device? A mapping app asking for your location might need that information, but if a flashlight app asks for your contacts – you should be concerned. The problem with data sharing on iOS and Android […]

Q&A: Machine-Dominated Future Poses Dilemma for Humans

Posted August 8th, 2014 at 2:16 pm (UTC-5)

Computers are getting smarter and faster as Artificial Intelligence development accelerates. And that is something that is worrying a lot of people. So much so that Tesla Motors and Space X chief Elon Musk went out of his way recently to tweet about the potential dangers of AI. We need to be super careful with […]

Q&A: World Short of Solutions As E-Waste Mounts

Posted August 1st, 2014 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Technology is a wonderful thing. Occasionally, it has unfortunate byproducts. E-waste is one of them. Today’s tech-addicted world produces about 50 tons of e-waste every year, according to the United Nations University, a UN think tank. That ranges from cellphones to major appliances – anything with a plug, cartridge or battery. Industrialized countries generate part […]

Software Makers Hope Cloud Can Rein in Piracy

Posted July 25th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Software piracy or, more politely, the unlicensed use of copyrighted products, accounts for 43 percent all software installed on personal computers worldwide, and amounts to about $62.7 billion in commercial value, according to 2013 figures reported in a recent BSA | The Software Alliance survey. Aside from organized piracy for commercial profit, most unlicensed use […]

3D Printing Grows, But is It an Industrial Revolution?

Posted July 18th, 2014 at 2:04 pm (UTC-5)

The potential of 3D printing is unmistakable, even though the industry has just begun to scratch the surface of that potential. Consumer 3D printers are just making their debut in U.S. stores. Their industrial counterparts are already complementing manufacturing in developed countries, even as others assess their market growth potential. But is this a new […]

Android L Improves Security, Raises New Concerns

Posted July 11th, 2014 at 2:26 pm (UTC-5)
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Google’s Android upgrade, known as Android L, promises to address fragmentation and security issues that have long plagued its ubiquitous operating system while raising new concerns. Currently in developer preview mode, Android L brings speed to any platform it runs on, comes with optimized instructions and a lot of changes that expand Android’s reach to new […]

Despite Controversy, Facebook Still Rules

Posted July 4th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Facebook is under fire again, this time for dipping into the News Feed content of up to 700,000 users in an eerie experiment to gauge their emotional states.  The revelation left many users and observers furious and looking for ways to erase Facebook from their lives. And yet the social media behemoth, which launched in […]

Black Girls Code Adds Color to Tech Scene – Q&A with Kimberly Bryant

Posted June 27th, 2014 at 2:28 pm (UTC-5)

The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley’s mostly white, mostly male workforce has attracted a lot of scrutiny and criticism in recent months. But even if criticism is warranted, the problem originates elsewhere – in early education. That realization has driven several tech companies to action. Among them is Google, whose $50 million Made with […]