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The Smartphone Dilemma: Pixel 2 XL, Galaxy Note 8 or iPhone X?

If you are on the verge of upgrading or getting a new smartphone, do you do it now or do you wait until the “latest and greatest” are available? This is a hard decision since there always seems to be something “greater” coming soon. To help you resolve this dilemma, consider the latest offerings from […]

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What’s New with Your Voice Assistants?

When Apple opened Siri to developers last year, that was the first step in making the voice assistant a viable competitor to Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana. This month, Apple allowed developers to help Siri manage to-do lists, take notes, display QR codes and more according to Wired. Even though Siri already resides in 375 […]

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Microsoft and Google Beef Up Communication Apps

Microsoft will do very well with its incoming Teams product that leverages all of Microsoft’s Office 365 apps and services according to new research from Spiceworks. Based on input from 450+ IT professionals in North America and EMEA, the tech company appears set to become kingpin when it comes to messaging platforms in the work […]

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Responding to the Ransomware Risk

What do you do if you are the victim of ransomware? For several years, the FBI has recommended that you do not pay when malicious software is used to encrypt or otherwise hold data hostage until a payment is made (a.k.a. ransomware), according to CSO. This position was forcefully echoed by one of the nation’s […]

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Are Sensors the Silver Bullet for IoT?

Why are you hearing so much about sensors? According to Machine Design, sensors are going to be a critical part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Big Data, neural networks, smart machines, and artificial intelligence all require “source data.” In short, a great amount of the IoT discussion comes down to sensors. Sensors of all […]

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Apple and Google Vie with Amazon for Your Smart Home

“Alexa, when will Siri join you in managing devices in smart homes?” The answer to this question may not be too far off. Apple Inc. is pressing ahead with the development of an Echo-like smart-home device based on the Siri voice assistant, according to Bloomberg sources. Started more than two years ago, the project has […]

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Companies Move Toward IoT Strategies

In building out the Internet of Things (IoT), the world is undergoing a transformation where nearly everything will be connected explains PK Agarwal, Regional Dean/CEO of Northeastern University-Silicon Valley and former CTO, in EE Times. The early Internet was a collection of documents. Websites served as online brochures or billboards. The second wave was an […]

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AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Embrace Drones

Will future growth in non-military drone use come mostly from hobbyists and event planners? This is not likely. Wireless companies are already finding ways to leverage the capabilities of these small aircraft. AT&T and T-Mobile are using drones to perform aerial inspections of their cell towers. By using drones, these companies are able to conduct inspections in a more safe manner. They can also access […]

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Cybersecurity Enlightenment for CEOs

More than 90 percent of corporate executives say they can’t read a cybersecurity report and are not prepared to handle a major attack according to a report from Nasdaq and Tanium — an endpoint security and systems management vendor out of Emeryville, California. The report, which can be seen in a CNBC video, highlights a training opportunity […]

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Skype Technology for Four-Legged VIPs

If you’re a busy executive who travels for work and has to leave your four-legged buddy at home, what do you do? In the past, you would hire a pet sitter, board, or leave your dog with a family member. Your canine buddy would be taken care of, but you don’t have a chance to […]

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