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Government Upgrade: Integration of Drones and 5G to Improve Quality of Life

Government Upgrade: Integration of Drones and 5G to Improve Quality of Life

The transition to life in a world where computer-controlled drones regularly carry out everything from military sorties to pizza delivery is making some people nervous. For the most part, the public still hasn’t interacted with drones except when they hear about them on the news, typically not about anything pleasant. However, industry leaders are now …

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How AI Will Impact Healthcare

How AI Will Impact Healthcare

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming mainstream. We use it to help us plan our schedules, respond to emails and more. However, you might not have considered how advancements in artificial intelligence and healthcare might help us live better by treating chronic illnesses and even managing our symptoms, so we stay healthier on a long-term basis. …

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How Tech Companies Are Fighting Terrorism

How Tech Companies Are Fighting Terrorism

Terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS have long used the internet to bring in new recruits and radicalize potential members. ISIS, in particular, shows an exceptional mastery of modern digital tools and social media, and regularly releases and spreads propaganda on viral levels. Anyone fighting terrorism has a tough time going head to head …

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What You Need to Know About Voice Hacking

What You Need to Know About Voice Hacking

As technology advances, more weaknesses and vulnerabilities appear that hackers can use to take advantage of their victims, like phishing, voice hacking and more. Identity theft is one of the most damaging forms of cybercrime, and voice hacking is a subset of that. This kind of attack involves collecting or stealing audio samples that can …

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Is AI Getting Closer to Replacing Jurors?

Is AI Getting Closer to Replacing Jurors?

The idea that artificial intelligence will someday become a part of our everyday life has been around for quite some time. With countless movies about robots doing chores for us or even living alongside humans, it has always seemed that a world with artificial intelligence is something far off in the future. But artificial intelligence, …

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What Can We Learn From the NHS Cyber Attack?

What Can We Learn From the NHS Cyber Attack?

Hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries were recently infected with a Ransomware virus called WannaCry. This ransom software made it impossible for services like the National Health Service, the NHS, in England and Scotland to access their computer systems unless they paid an exorbitant fee in Bitcoin. More than a week later, companies …

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Self-Driving Ubers Back on the Road After Arizona Accident

Self-Driving Ubers Back on the Road After Arizona Accident

With technology on the cusp of freeing human drivers from their behind-the-wheel responsibilities, no one is more excited than Uber. That’s because humans are the single most costly part of Uber’s operation. Remove paid drivers from the equation and you’ve got a cheap, hypothetically more reliable, unlimited source of drivers. Baited breath or not, Uber …

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What Is VoLTE Calling? (It’s More Interesting Than It Sounds)

What Is VoLTE Calling? (It’s More Interesting Than It Sounds)

Google’s Project Fi is an impressive and innovative bit of wireless technology. Using multiple radios — including Wi-Fi and 4G LTE — it automatically connects you to the network with the best signal. In this way, coverage is simplified and you never have to worry about losing signal. At least that’s the idea. To ensure …

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Fitbit to Lay Off More Than 100 Employees

Fitbit to Lay Off More Than 100 Employees

Are we seeing the beginning of a permanent downward trend in the once-thriving wearable tech market? If Fitbit’s preliminary information about its fourth-quarter earnings is any indication, competing companies might understandably be nervously wondering if consumers’ fascination with fitness trackers is waning. Troubling Fourth-Quarter Financial Data According to a press release, Fitbit expects to confirm …

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How Fake Apps Get You to Download Them

How Fake Apps Get You to Download Them

Be extra careful when downloading retail apps in the coming months. Hundreds of fake apps have recently infiltrated Apple’s App Store, some of which could be dangerous to users. Developers have criticized Apple in the past for being too restrictive in their app approval process. A flood of fake apps, however, masquerading as official retail …

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