What Do You Learn from the WannaCry Ransom Attack?

What Do You Learn from the WannaCry Ransom Attack?
More than 200,000 computers across 150 countries have been affected by a large-scale cyberattack in the last few days. The ransomware WannaCry encrypts information on computers and asks users to pay $300 in exchange for decryption. According to Microsoft, starting first in the United Kingdom and Spain, the malicious software quickly...
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What are the favourite social networks in Australia?

What are the favourite social networks in Australia?
According to Sensis Social Media report 2016, the social media landscape in Australia continues to evolve rapidly for both consumers and businesses. The report found that nearly three quarters of Australians are now on social media. 69% of Internet users have a social media profile. In the last three years, those...
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Could Future Devices Read Images from Our Brains?

Could Future Devices Read Images from Our Brains?
Mary Lou Jepsen is the head of the Display Division at Google [x], she studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. Her research is to discover the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity, thought - mental images and ideas are actually the same thing. Imagining if we can...
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A Next-Generation Digital Book

A Next-Generation Digital Book
If you think that today’s ebooks you download and read in pdf, or word or Kindle format are the types of ebooks we will still be reading in 3 years, you are wrong. Software developer Mike Matas demos the first interactive book for the iPad, where the ebook is like a...
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Are Smartphones Killing Digital Cameras?

Are Smartphones Killing Digital Cameras?
With the cameras built into smartphones get more and more advanced, people using smartphone instead of cameras to capture life moments has become a norm because of the advantage of the smartphone being always with us. Although the digital cameras in smart phones are still inferior to dedicated digital cameras, they...
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How computers help biologists crack life's secrets

How computers help biologists crack life's secrets
 Sri Krishna, Arizona State University and Diego Chowell, Arizona State University Once the three-billion-letter-long human genome was sequenced, we rushed into a new “omics” era of biological research. Scientists are now racing to sequence the genomes (all the genes) or proteomes (all the proteins) of various organisms – and in the...
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Change Life by Connecting Things

Change Life by Connecting Things
You may have seen this in the fiction movies, but connecting your physical and digital things together with the aim to take care of your self, your family, your home is coming to everyone’s life. Stringify is a new app which has yet been fully released. However, you can try its...
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The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology
A SixthSense device that can help the physical world interact with the world of data - it shows you the weather on your palm, advises you of flight delay on your boarding pass, takes a picture with your hands without a camera, allows you dial a phone call on your palm,...
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It's so hard to get cash in India that some people are ordering it online

It's so hard to get cash in India that some people are ordering it online
As millions of Indians line up to try and get their hands on cash, an e-commerce company has started delivering it to their doorsteps. It's a response to the Indian government's sudden ban on 500 and 1,000 rupee notes six weeks ago, which removed 86% of the country's cash and has...
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How virtual reality can make you more empathetic

How virtual reality can make you more empathetic
Virtual reality is a powerful technology which generates images, sounds and other sensations that replicate a real environment. This technology is impacting not only the gaming, film making industries, but also our society. Let's watch the Ted talk to find out how virtual reality can make you more empathetic. Video source:...
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Your account may be hacked

Your account may be hacked
Yahoo has identified data security issues concerning 500 million Yahoo user accounts. The stolen database includes names, telephone numbers, dates of birth, email addresses and both encrypted and unencrypted passwords with security questions and answers. Signs your account has been hacked: ·        You’re not receiving any emails. ·        Your Yahoo mail...
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Shoppers' Social Media Platform of Choice

Shoppers' Social Media Platform of Choice
Social networks are now well established, some popular ones such as facebook, whatsapp, instagram are used by people daily or multiple times a day. People use social media sites for various purpose like connecting with friends or finding something new on the internet. So which of those social networks is the...
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The next disruptive technologies

The next disruptive technologies
KPMG conducted a global survey for Technology and Innovation in 2016. They surveyed C-level of leaders in start-ups, mid-markets, large enterprise and venture capital companies, and try to identify the up-coming disruptive technologies and emerging technology hubs. Total 832 responses were received, the top 3 technologies identified which have biggest impact...
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