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To Encrypt or Not To Encrypt: The Pros and Cons of Data Encryption

To Encrypt or Not To Encrypt: The Pros and Cons of Data Encryption

Data encryption, and the increased privacy and security it brings, is a very sensitive topic at the moment. The big question, for many parties, is whether or not it should be used. While there are clearly some benefits to using encryption for personal and private data, there are also some caveats. We’re going to take …

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Will Scientists Soon Be Able to Upload Knowledge Directly to Your Brain?

Will Scientists Soon Be Able to Upload Knowledge Directly to Your Brain?

You probably haven’t seen the 1999 film “The Matrix” for a while. Still, who can forget that scene where Keanu Reeves’ character, Neo, uploads information to his brain, falls asleep for a bit and wakes up proclaiming “I know kung fu”? Sounds like science fiction, right? According to researchers, this Matrix-style learning technique may actually …

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Are Your Wireless Gadgets Vulnerable to Hacking?

Are Your Wireless Gadgets Vulnerable to Hacking?

Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to breach a system, through both hardware and software vulnerabilities. That’s why researchers and white hat hackers — the good guys — use pre-emptive measures to find these vulnerabilities. They hack into a system, bring attention to problem areas, and hopefully allow companies to fix the issue in …

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Project Loon to Start Testing Service This Year

Project Loon to Start Testing Service This Year

Google’s Project Loon is designed to bring Internet access to rural and remote areas of the world that wouldn’t otherwise have it. It will also be used to fill coverage gaps in areas that aren’t connected to the main grid and to bring people back online in the aftermath of a disaster. What’s unique about …

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What You Need to Know About the Recent FBI Hack

What You Need to Know About the Recent FBI Hack

You know things are getting pretty bad when government agencies like the IRS and the Department of Homeland Security have experienced data breaches. Hackers were able to collect and make public the data records of nearly 10,000 Department of Homeland Security employees. Sadly, that’s not the end of it. The same hackers recently published the …

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What Is Project Natick?

What Is Project Natick?

An underwater data center sounds like the stuff of futuristic science fiction, but Microsoft intends to make it a reality with Project Natick. The tech giant just made the project’s website public, providing a great visual summary of what to anticipate. In Microsoft’s own words: “Project Natick seeks to understand the benefits and difficulties in …

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Samsung Is Opening A VR Film Studio

Samsung Is Opening A VR Film Studio

More than likely, you’ve heard about the Samsung Gear VR headset at some point. If you haven’t, it’s a head-mounted virtual reality device that uses existing Samsung smartphones to deliver content. More specifically, you can strap in a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy Note S6 that acts as the display, while the virtual reality …

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Skype Now Translates In Real Time

Skype Now Translates In Real Time

Skype just took an awesome step forward in technology: They rolled out their voice-to-voice translation software this January. With voice-to-voice translation in select languages and even more languages available with text translation, this feature is a leap towards the future and provides many benefits for the present. Skype And Long-Distance Friendships This software makes it easier …

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