Archive for the “Tech” Category

The Disruption Of The Pharmaceutical Industry Has Begun

Posted on December 27th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Retail giant Amazon has been claiming gradual space in the tech industry for the best part of 20 years, but even by its own gargantuan standards, the company has had a fascinating 2017. It purchased grocery chain Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion, a strong hint at its brick-and-mortar future. It broke through Hollywood, releasing…

All You Need To Know About Botnets

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 by Neil Cumins

Even if you haven’t heard of botnets, you’ll almost certainly be familiar with the havoc they can cause. Cybercriminals use them to perpetuate mass-scale data theft, bombarding people with spam or forcing entire networks offline in high-profile Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Worryingly, today’s burgeoning volume of internet-enabled domestic devices is making bot networks…

Wearable Technology Is Touted As A Fad, But Is It Only The Beginning?

Posted on December 15th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Even with a seemingly endless bout of public resistance—you can practically hear the shouts of “what is it for!” from here—wearable technology seems to be proliferating the consumer space with more and more regularity. This budding industry is still experiencing its fair share of growing pains, with many in tech journalism declaring the sphere as…

What’s Going On With Bitcoin?

Posted on November 28th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Cryptocurrency is on the rise as talks of an alternative to physical currency permeates both the financial sector and mainstream conversation. Just this month, the valuation of bitcoin, perhaps the most famous cryptocurrency option currently on the market, fell to around $5,500. Within two days it had bounced back and was trading above $6,400. The…

What is VPN, And In This New Internet Era, Do We Need It More Than Ever?

Posted on November 24th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

In this era of media disruption, nothing has infiltrated the status quo with more alarming effect than the rise of streaming. Streaming is a landing point after the millennium jumpstarted with the advent of illegal file sharing. Services like Napster and Limewire allowed for thousands upon thousands of downloads per minute, as long as your…

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Apple Face ID And The Growth Of Biometrics

Posted on November 14th, 2017 by Neil Cumins

Every industry has its standard bearers. From Volvo’s in-car safety systems to Amazon’s ecommerce innovations, some companies are naturally adept at setting industry standards. Apple is another company seemingly capable of second guessing the future, and their flagship iPhone X represents a giant leap forwards in biometrics – one of the most widely-discussed aspects of…

Tech VC Culture Of Excess

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Because tech culture is now mainstream culture in many ways, it’s normal that people want to jest or mock its tendency for excess from time to time. However, there has been a noted backlash recently for some of the more egregious examples of investment being used to start tech companies that seem superfluous, in bad…

Tech Cracks Down On Hate

Posted on September 1st, 2017 by Guest Blogger

While the tech world generally tries to maintain a progressive and tolerant stance in regards to what is allowed on its platforms, real-world events are putting that to the test more than ever before. With the rise of the so-called “alt-right” and white supremacy groups in both the US and Europe, as well as the…

Google AMP Pages Controversy

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by Guest Blogger

From the user’s point of view, anything that makes navigating the internet a faster and more seamless experience is a win. Such is the rational basis for AMP pages—or the accelerated mobile pages – offered in Google search results, which are commonly used to display news articles from other publishers. However, what’s good for the…

Do You Need Help With Server Maintenance?

Posted on October 11th, 2016 by Madeleine Bruce

When website maintenance becomes a problem for your business, your business will undoubtedly suffer. Keeping on top of updates is essential when you’re competing in the online marketplace, as any unhappy customers won’t hesitate to take their hard-earned cash elsewhere if your site isn’t giving them what they want. Website maintenance doesn’t have to be…

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