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The money game (or how tech is changing the way we pay)

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, monetary transactions were pretty simple: People were paid for work or for items in cash or with a paper check.

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First PCs, now smartphones: Are our devices doomed?

Tablet sales are now dropping drastically and some folks have begun to forecast that the smartphone is on its last legs, too, soon to be replaced by … what?

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Webvertising: Has the commercialization of the internet gone too far?

“Free” Internet content is not really free, somebody has to pay for it. In the case of the latter, that somebody is the advertisers who make it possible for sites to operate without going broke.

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Coming to our sensors

One of the fastest-growing and seemingly unstoppable trends of this year seems to be that of device sensors that collect information of all kinds and use it to automate our lives.

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Is technological tyranny the latest trend in business?

The benefits of BYOD to users – convenience and control – are obvious. The benefit to the business’s budget is reduced capital expenditure but the disadvantages are now rearing their ugly heads.

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When trends collide: anonymity vs identity

In the IT world, two diametrically opposed trends are both growing stronger at the same time, and the resultant conflict is going to be difficult – if not impossible – to resolve.

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Holding healthcare hostage: The state of security in the medical industry

One of the biggest stories in February was that of the ransomware attack on an LA hospital that reportedly had doctors and healthcare personnel locked out of patients’ records and unable to even communicate.

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The Learning Machine

Let’s delve deeper into the world of neural networks and AML and examine some predictions from real people regarding just how far computers are capable of going.

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