Tom Gill

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The Underwater Internet

A wireless world relies on more than cloud technology. Half-century-old cable stations are critical nodes where messages can still be delayed, censored, or intercepted.<p>In 1962, during a period of technological and political transition in the undersea-cable industry, the Keawaula cable station was …

UK government PCs open to hackers as paid Windows XP support ends

Thousands of computers still running Windows XP at risk after Government Digital Service opted not to renew support in April<p>The Government Digital Service will not extend its £5.5m deal with Microsoft to extend support for Windows XP, leaving government computers that still run on the obsolete …

Microsoft Windows

Humans could download brains on to a computer and live forever

The brain works like a complex circuit board which could be recreated on a computer<p>Humans could download their brain on to a computer and live forever inside a machine, a Cambridge neuroscientist has claimed.<p>Dr Hannah Critchlow said that if a computer could be built to recreate the 100 trillion …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

3 mistakes Microsoft should avoid when launching Windows 10

Windows 10 is slated to launch this summer, and I can’t help but think how big a chance this is for Microsoft to draw in new followers.<p>If it plays its cards right, the company can also win over pirates and attract more gamers into the fold. Here are three mistakes Microsoft should avoid when …

Microsoft Releases Preview Of Office For Android Phones

Office’s cross-platform march continues. Today, Microsoft announced the preview of Office for Android phones. It comes after the release of Office for Android tablets and iOS devices, not to mention new versions for Windows and OS X.<p>Microsoft has provided a simple Office Android experience inside …

Key Strategies for Optimizing Your Sleep

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Are you tired of being tired? If you feel sleepy during the day, there’s a good chance you need to get more sleep or better quality …

The Common Cause of Running Injuries Most People Overlook

It may sound counterintuitive, but the best long-distance runners didn't get so good from running alone. To run harder, better, faster, stronger, …

LG Shows of 1mm Thin 55” OLED ‘Wallpaper’ TV that Sticks to the Wall via Magnetic Mat

What’s more impressive than a television set that is as thin or maybe thinner a mobile phone? A 55” OLED TV that is less than 1mm thin of course. LG …

Try the Microsoft Hyperlapse beta on Android

<b>Update (07/17/2015):</b> <i>The Microsoft Hyperlapse app is now out of beta and available for download from the Google Play Store.</i><p>Microsoft has released a new app for Android devices that will let you turn any video into a smooth hyperlapse.<p>If you're interested in creating super-smooth hyperlapse videos on …

Microsoft is rolling out a ton of new features for Outlook.com

Outlook.com is getting a big revamp today. Microsoft is slowly rolling out a huge preview update for the email service.<p>There are a ton of new features. First off, as we reported a few days ago, Microsoft’s Clutter tool that separates your non-essential email from your most important emails will now …

Microsoft's Outlook.com redesign includes new organization features

Microsoft is giving its Outlook.com a pretty big facelift.<p>The company previewed several major changes to its email client Thursday including a …

Brain-Controlled Bionic Legs Are Finally Here

No, really. Amputees have been testing them for over a year<p>For a full decade, Gudmundur Olafsson was unable to move his right ankle. That's because it wasn't there. Olafsson's amputated lower leg was the delayed casualty of an accident from his childhood in Iceland, when he was hit by an oil truck. …

Microsoft cuts carriers out of Windows 10 update decisions

Microsoft has announced that it will avoid carriers if necessary to improve the update process on mobile devices with Windows 10.<p>The statement was made in a post on the company’s Ignite blog, where the Windows Update for Business was revealed. The post read:<p><i>“And today, we’re announcing this</i> …

Skype's futuristic real-time translator preview is now open to all

Microsoft has today opened up its Star Trek-style translator to all, removing the requirement to sign up to a waiting list for access.<p>Skype Translator launched in December 2014 and real-time translation of spoken English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin, as well as an additional 50 languages over …

This $169 Computer Is Designed For The World’s Emerging Middle Class

Your TV screen is your monitor, and an Internet connection isn’t necessary.<p>On a trip to India, entrepreneur Matt Dalio noticed something about the country’s emerging middle class: While many families owned TVs, few could also afford to have a computer. He had an epiphany. Why not make TV screens …

These 5 tech companies are sitting on $430 billion in cash

American tech companies are sitting on a massive pile of cash.<p>Just five U.S.-based tech firms -- Apple, Microsoft, Google, Cisco Systems and Oracle -- had cash reserves of $430.3 billion at the end of 2014, the vast majority of which were held overseas, according to a new report from Moody's …

The City

10 best business apps for Android

Business apps are a tough subject. There are a variety of variables to consider. That may include team size, business size, how well the app scales to demand, and tons of other stuff. Some apps are great for huge teams while others do better for business people individually. Some businesses are …

Microsoft Invests In 3 Undersea Cable Projects To Improve Its Data Center Connectivity

Microsoft today announced that it is partnering with a consortium of telecom companies to build a new transpacific undersea cable that will connect a number of points in China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan with the U.S. West Coast (or beautiful Hillsboro, OR — the home of the Hillsboro Hops — to …

Telecoms

Voting by computer could be standard within a decade

University team have developed secure computer voting system which could withstand attempted hacking by foreign superpowers<p>Voting electronically may be the stuff of science fiction for now, but taking part in an election from the comfort of your computer could be closer than you think.<p>Fears about …

Internet 'rationing' needed as UK cannot keep up with demand

The Internet is already consuming at least 8 per cent of Britain's power output, equivalent to the output of three nuclear power stations, and demand is soaring, says one academic.<p>Internet access may soon need to be rationed or restricted because the UK’s power supply and communications network …

Digital Rights survey highlights social media and privacy paradox

We're still waiting for something to be done about an international bill of digital rights to protect civil rights in the modern age, raised in an open letter signed in 2013, says Monty Munford<p>The late Günter Grass was one of more than 500 writers from 81 nations who called for a global digital …

Watch A Tiny Robot Pull Something Nearly 2,000 Times Its Size [Video]

Do you even lift?<p>Could you pull a blue whale across a beach? How about scale a skyscraper carrying an elephant on your back? Of course you can't. But it would be really awesome if you could, right?<p>Tiny robots built by members of the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab at Stanford University …

We tried Microsoft HoloLens: This is going to be much bigger than Google Glass

It was a demonstration that was equal parts really awesome and really weird.<p>We were struck right away by how different this device is from Google Glass. HoloLens is about getting specific tasks done.<p>Upshot: the HoloLens is the future, but not one that's coming any time soon.<p>Walking through a …

3 atom thick materials could lead to ultra-thin processors

Researchers from Cornell University have announced a breakthrough in transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) production that could lead to much thinner transistors, the building block for faster, smaller and more power efficient processors.<p>TMDs are promising materials for future semi-conductors, …