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L’Oreal’s New UV Sense Could Be the Future Of Wearable Technology

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 by Kelly Kirkham

Wearable technology has had some pretty consistent flaws across the board, mostly in relation to that problem that nags at most tech: battery life. Apple Watches run for a full day without needing a charge, but few last much longer than that. Smart shoes are looking more and more like the future of fashion and…

Voice-Based Technology Is Bridging A Generational Divide, And More

Posted on January 19th, 2018 by Kelly Kirkham

Machine learning has long been an important area of study. As we inch towards a future where artificial intelligence is not only commonplace, but also a source of innovation and competition—watch out Google and Intel, because China has its eyes on the prize—machine learning will become even more of a priority. For years, machines have…

How To Improve Apple Security

Posted on January 16th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

Many people believe Apple devices are immune from viruses and malware, but sadly this is an urban myth. Some Apple owners argue their devices can’t be hacked unless they’ve been jailbroken, removing software restrictions to install non-approved apps. Again, despite Apple’s undeniably impressive security record, this is not the case. Although most viruses in the…

Getting Deep With The Deep Web

Posted on January 5th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

If you’re not familiar with the deep web, it may all seem very mysterious. It’s often portrayed as an unregulated and lawless world beyond the reach of search engines, where everything from hard drugs to hit men are available in exchange for digital currencies like bitcoin. The reality is rather more mundane. The deep web…

The Disruption Of The Pharmaceutical Industry Has Begun

Posted on December 27th, 2017 by Kelly Kirkham

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 Kelly Kirkham

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 Kelly Kirkham

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 Kelly Kirkham

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…

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