The AI Supremacy: Who Will Take the Lead in This Global Race
by admin on 26 March 2020 at 12:52
Artificial intelligence is a target for every existing industry Or is it just another hyped innovation? It comes with no surprise how AI today becomes a catchall term that is said out loud in the job market. The US and China are in nip and tuck in the AI race for supremacy. Although China aims
The Resurgence of Magnetic Tape
by admin on 26 March 2020 at 12:18
Magnetic tape has been used for data storage since the 1950s Though it’s been around for years and overshadowed by technologies focused on high-performance needs, we continue to see emerging use cases where tape offers the perfect solution for some vexing storage challenges. Surging Volumes of Data The reasons are both operational and economical. Large
9 Ways Database Technology Gives Your Applications an Edge
by admin on 26 March 2020 at 11:22
With incredible amounts of data to store and query, developers can no longer simply insert their data into a relational database (such as MySQL or Oracle). Instead, they must now look to newer database technology to give their applications an edge. This post looks at nine common use cases and the corresponding databases that are
Unstructured data: the hidden threat in digital business
by admin on 20 March 2020 at 00:12
2019 was a year of high profile data breaches with new stories of hacks being published in the media almost every week Most recently, NordVPN, a virtual private network provider, had an expired internal private key exposed, allowing anyone to imitate NordVPN. With every hack, consumers become increasingly wary, and boardrooms across the globe face increasing
Transforming healthcare delivery: A more patient-focused approach
by admin on 20 March 2020 at 00:02
For the UK NHS, crisis management has become business as usual Surging demand and tightening resources have sent waiting times rocketing, degrading health outcomes and impacting the patient experience. Indeed, in January NHS England posted its worst A&E waiting times since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004. These challenges are putting an unprecedented strain on NHS services. Much
ARming a new industry: Manufacturing can fully realise the potential of AR
by admin on 19 March 2020 at 23:30
Augmented Reality has been around for a while but it’s about to take off in a big way according to IDC. So much so, that worldwide spending on AR and VR is forecast to be $18.8 billion in 2020, a 78.5% increase from 2019’s spending forecast. This rise in adoption is not just from consumers. AR
Startups Weekly: A new era for consumer tech
by Eric Eldon on 28 March 2020 at 18:00
TechCrunch is out hunting for bright spots in the startup world as we all come to grips with the pandemic — particularly where checks are actually being written despite everything. D2C is back to the future First up this week, we surveyed top direct-to-consumer investors, and they seemed pretty optimistic despite the struggles of some
This Week in Apps: Apple launches a COVID-19 app, the outbreak’s impact on social and video apps and more
by Sarah Perez on 28 March 2020 at 15:20
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry saw a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s “State of Mobile” annual report.
Original Content podcast: ‘Tiger King’ might be the wildest show on Netflix
by Anthony Ha on 28 March 2020 at 14:08
Netflix’s “Tiger King” is a docuseries focusing on the man who calls himself Joe Exotic — owner of a private park full of tigers and other big cats. We learn in the opening minutes of the first episode that he’s been accused of hiring a contract killer to murder an animal rights activist. A documentary
How Huawei is dividing Western nations
by Danny Crichton on 28 March 2020 at 13:30
The relationship between the United Kingdom and Australia is not usually a flashpoint in international relations. After all, the two allies share a common language, ancestry, and monarch. So what caused a dustup recently that saw a senior Australian parliamentarian rebuke the British foreign secretary, and for a group of Australian MPs to then cancel
A new FDA-authorized COVID-19 test doesn’t need a lab and can produce results in just 5 minutes
by Darrell Etherington on 28 March 2020 at 03:38
There’s a new COVID-19 test from healthcare technology maker Abbott that looks to be the fastest yet in terms of producing results, and that can do so on the spot right at point-of-care, without requiring a round trip to a lab. This test for the novel coronavirus causing the current global pandemic has received emergency
As the U.S. shuts down, StockX’s business is booming, says its CEO
by Connie Loizos on 28 March 2020 at 01:07
StockX, the high-flying resale marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of sneakers, streetwear, handbags and other collectible items, has seen its fortune rise along with the $6 billion global sneaker resale market, which is part of the broader $100 billion sneaker category. In fact, the company, which was assigned a billion-dollar-plus valuation last year, says
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‘Star Trek: Picard,’ Fancy Sheets, and the Meaning of Home
by Laurence Scott on 28 March 2020 at 18:49
In the show’s first season, the aging explorer, played by Patrick Stewart, returns to the final frontier on a journey of remembrance.
Business as Usual Is On Hold—Even at the EPA
by Kate Cox, Ars Technica on 28 March 2020 at 17:30
The Trump administration is adding environmental protection regulations to the list of temporary cancelations due to the pandemic.
Space Photos of the Week: Rovers Taking Selfies—for Science
by Shannon Stirone on 28 March 2020 at 14:00
Instead of likes, these snapshots provide teams with vital information about how spacecraft are faring on interplanetary surfaces.
Reddit’s Wedding Planners Pivot to Covid-19 Crisis Comms
by Victoria Turk, WIRED UK on 28 March 2020 at 14:00
For “wedditors,” a usually sunny subreddit has become a hotbed of anxiety as the pandemic derails dream days.
Chinese Hacking Surges Amid Coronavirus Crisis
by Brian Barrett on 28 March 2020 at 13:00
Plus: A Windows zero day, an iOS watering hole, and more of the week's top security news.
Upright Go 2 Review: A Posture Trainer That Works
by Medea Giordano on 28 March 2020 at 13:00
Maybe a tiny vibrating device can remind you to sit up straight once and for all.