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A candid take on the future of AI and job automation

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As automation and AI continue to transform businesses across the globe, the tech industry is in the process of building a world that will look very different from the one we know today. This implies profound changes in how business leaders will structure their companies and suggests a shift in the …

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Lawmakers Edge Closer to Overturning FCC Net Neutrality Vote

Today’s topics include Congress moving to overturn the FCC’s net neutrality vote; BlackBerry Jarvis scanning for flaws in autonomous car software; Google deploying three undersea cables for global cloud infrastructure expansion; and a Microsoft AI model surpassing humans in reading comprehension. After the Federal Communications Commission voted in December to …

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HTC: Vive Pro ‘will require a better machine’

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This month at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, we saw the near-future of VR hardware when HTC unveiled the Vive Pro at its press conference. The 3K resolution is improved over its current model predecessor, and it also features an improved fit, embedded audio solution, and the promise of improved base station tracking …

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IBM Shows Positive Revenue Growth for First Time in Six Years

Back in October, IBM issued a third-quarter earnings report that, despite a slip in revenue, still exceeded Wall Street analysts’ estimates, suggesting that the venerable IT giant may be returning to revenue growth after five-and-half years of flat results and declines. On Jan. 18, that suggestion looked even more prescient. …

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VC investments will remain high but target new sectors in 2018

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2017 saw a rebound in overall VC funding, approaching dotcom-era amounts. This was fueled by continued investor enthusiasm over the venture asset class, including new late-stage growth funds. The sectors that showed the largest growth were those in the business and financial services and healthcare sectors. In 2018, I expect …

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Microsoft Power BI Desktop Users Can Now Hide In-Progress Work

Microsoft has released a bevy of new updates to Power BI Desktop for January 2018. Power BI Desktop is the companion desktop authoring software to the company’s cloud-based business intelligence and analytics platform. The updates include new reporting functionality, including the ability to hide or show pages within a Power …

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Let’s talk about the 2017 NPD numbers

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On this week’s GamesBeat Decides podcast, we spent some time diving into some of the tidbits of news from The NPD Group’s annual report. We run down the list of the best-selling games in the United States and more. The NPD report revealed that, once again, Call of Duty was …

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IBM Outlines Prospects for Java in 2018

There may be no more pervasive computer code anywhere in the world than Java, created by Dr. James Gosling and his team at Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s and released in 1995 as a core component of Sun’s Java Platform. And there are good reasons for this. For the …

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What it’s really like to be sued by a patent troll — and how to stop it

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Patent trolls, more formally known as Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), are entities that acquire patents for the sole purpose of suing companies in order to monetize them. They also happen to make a habit of piling on a tremendous amount of added work, expense, and stress onto legitimate operating companies. …

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Unpatched Office Vulnerabilities Enabling Zyklon Malware Comeback

Researchers with security company FireEye are warning Microsoft Office users that Zyklon has resurfaced, and attackers are preying on a recently-discovered vulnerability in the productivity software suite to spread the modular malware. In addition to creating a backdoor to that can be used for password harvesting and keylogging, the malware …

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