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CES 2019: What’s Hot? So Many Choices

Withings BPM Core While talking about health and fitness, Withings BPM Core blood pressure monitor fills the bill nicely and is stylish and geeky. It will, of course, take your pressure (duh), but that’s not all. It also has a digital stethoscope sensor you press onto the side of your chest, and another you touch … Continue reading "CES 2019: What’s Hot? So Many Choices"

Withings BPM Core While talking about health and fitness, Withings BPM Core blood pressure monitor fills the bill nicely and is stylish and geeky. It will, of course, take your pressure (duh), but that’s not all. It also has a digital stethoscope sensor you press onto the side of your chest, and another you touch … Continue reading “CES 2019: What’s Hot? So Many Choices”

5G Brings Promise And Peril

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A major concern is that 5G is designed so machines will function better as opposed whereas previous mobile broadband tech was focused on people and improving their communication capabilities. 4G has a fifty-millisecond delay, 5G data transfer will offer a mere one-millisecond delay–we humans won’t notice the difference, but it will permit machines to achieve … Continue reading "5G Brings Promise And Peril"

A major concern is that 5G is designed so machines will function better as opposed whereas previous mobile broadband tech was focused on people and improving their communication capabilities. 4G has a fifty-millisecond delay, 5G data transfer will offer a mere one-millisecond delay–we humans won’t notice the difference, but it will permit machines to achieve … Continue reading “5G Brings Promise And Peril”

Apple Stock Has Plunged: What Does It Mean For Consumers?

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Back in October, Apple was crowned the first company to be valued at more than $1 trillion. Well, the bigger they are, the harder they fall it has been said and so it would seem. Don’t look now, but Apple’s stock is in a free fall, losing almost 30% of its market capitalization in about three … Continue reading "Apple Stock Has Plunged: What Does It Mean For Consumers?"

Back in October, Apple was crowned the first company to be valued at more than $1 trillion. Well, the bigger they are, the harder they fall it has been said and so it would seem. Don’t look now, but Apple’s stock is in a free fall, losing almost 30% of its market capitalization in about three … Continue reading “Apple Stock Has Plunged: What Does It Mean For Consumers?”

Cyber Security Tips For Holiday Gadgets

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The season for giving and getting is once again upon us and the most sought-after gifts are the shiny gadgets and gizmos designed to entertain us as well as make our lives easier. Millions of people will get new phones, computers, Amazon Echos, Google Homes, smart coffee makers, and the like from the internet of … Continue reading "Cyber Security Tips For Holiday Gadgets"

The season for giving and getting is once again upon us and the most sought-after gifts are the shiny gadgets and gizmos designed to entertain us as well as make our lives easier. Millions of people will get new phones, computers, Amazon Echos, Google Homes, smart coffee makers, and the like from the internet of … Continue reading “Cyber Security Tips For Holiday Gadgets”

Facebook Under Siege Agan – Privacy and Security Threatened

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Facebook’s Latest Explanation Paraphrasing a news release from a Facebook staffer’s blog, when someone gives permission for an app to access their photos on Facebook, it usually only grants the app access to photos people share on their timeline. In this latest snafu, this may have affected up to 6.8 million users and up to … Continue reading "Facebook Under Siege Agan – Privacy and Security Threatened"

Facebook’s Latest Explanation Paraphrasing a news release from a Facebook staffer’s blog, when someone gives permission for an app to access their photos on Facebook, it usually only grants the app access to photos people share on their timeline. In this latest snafu, this may have affected up to 6.8 million users and up to … Continue reading “Facebook Under Siege Agan – Privacy and Security Threatened”

What Worries Experts Most About the Future?

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Digital, Internet, and artificial intelligence are upon us and will transform entire societies. If not handled properly, humanity may be adversely affected. Can more science and more technology solve the world’s problems which may be social and cultural at the core? Maybe not. But equally or more dangerous is the glorification of the anti-science stance … Continue reading "What Worries Experts Most About the Future?"

Digital, Internet, and artificial intelligence are upon us and will transform entire societies. If not handled properly, humanity may be adversely affected. Can more science and more technology solve the world’s problems which may be social and cultural at the core? Maybe not. But equally or more dangerous is the glorification of the anti-science stance … Continue reading “What Worries Experts Most About the Future?”

Bitcoin is Crashing, But How Far Will it Fall?

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Many investors—and I use the term ,investors, advisedly— joined the feeding frenzy only a year ago as bitcoin was going through the roof. The roof metaphor is apt for another reason. Many of the same folks may be losing the roof—over their heads that is—because many mortgaged their homes as well as cleaning out their … Continue reading "Bitcoin is Crashing, But How Far Will it Fall?"

Many investors—and I use the term ,investors, advisedly— joined the feeding frenzy only a year ago as bitcoin was going through the roof. The roof metaphor is apt for another reason. Many of the same folks may be losing the roof—over their heads that is—because many mortgaged their homes as well as cleaning out their … Continue reading “Bitcoin is Crashing, But How Far Will it Fall?”

Blockchain As Explained By Edward Snowden

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Edward Snowden and blockchain-two topics that have been covered like a blanket over the past few years now appear together in one article. It is an unlikely pairing of two entities apparently going in different directions. In a far-ranging interview with his lawyer (trying his best to keep his client viable), lawyer Ben Wizner coaxes … Continue reading "Blockchain As Explained By Edward Snowden"

Edward Snowden and blockchain-two topics that have been covered like a blanket over the past few years now appear together in one article. It is an unlikely pairing of two entities apparently going in different directions. In a far-ranging interview with his lawyer (trying his best to keep his client viable), lawyer Ben Wizner coaxes … Continue reading “Blockchain As Explained By Edward Snowden”

WikiLeaks’ Julien Assange Facing U.S. Prosecution and Being Abandoned From Unlikely Quarters

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Those of us who have an interest in a free press and freedom of speech should be very afraid about now. The latest threat comes in the substance of inadvertently leaked documents and a menacing Trump administration’ Department of Justice. Trump, however, is only the latest antagonist. The Left has blood on its hands, too. … Continue reading "WikiLeaks’ Julien Assange Facing U.S. Prosecution and Being Abandoned From Unlikely Quarters"

Those of us who have an interest in a free press and freedom of speech should be very afraid about now. The latest threat comes in the substance of inadvertently leaked documents and a menacing Trump administration’ Department of Justice. Trump, however, is only the latest antagonist. The Left has blood on its hands, too. … Continue reading “WikiLeaks’ Julien Assange Facing U.S. Prosecution and Being Abandoned From Unlikely Quarters”