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This app analyzes text with intelligent algorithms to save you from grammatical errors

PopSci shop<p>WhiteSmoke wants to make sure you never send an email with spelling mistakes or grammatical errors again.<p>Even the best writers make errors. So there is no shame in getting a little help with important emails and work reports. WhiteSmoke is a powerful app that uses intelligent algorithms …

How McDonald's Is Getting Ready For The 4th Industrial Revolution Using AI, Big Data And Robotics

Some experts might say McDonald’s, the fast-food burger joint that truly needs no introduction, was behind its competitors in embracing big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance operations, but there are signs the Golden Arches is turning things around and improving business results in …

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Microsoft says it's time to kill off the password

No matter how many times people are warned, the most popular passwords are still terrible. They make it easy for hackers to steal identities and are …

Facer brings its popular watchface customization utility to Apple Watch

A popular smartwatch customization platform for Android, Facer, has today made its way to iOS and Apple Watch. While there are already dozens of utilities on the App Store that allow users to better personalize their Apple Watch’s home screen, Facer stands out because of its sizable collection of …

How to use your iPhone's share button like a pro

One of the best features of your iPhone or iPad that you're probably not using is the share menu.<p>You know it — it's the strip of apps that appear …

Why new domain names are the new black

Even though the internet and World Wide Web have been around for decades, it’s actually a fairly new technology when you compare it to other similar technologies. The Web is still pretty young and only recently has the growth of it really accelerated.<p>While it is a fairly new technology, it’s …

Your Bank Wants to Know Where You Are At All Times

Banks are beginning to use their customers’ cell phone locations to crack down on credit card fraud. By tracking users’ phones, banks believe they …

The Internet Is Now Officially Too Big as IP Addresses Run Out

U.S. news<p>The Internet as we know it is now officially too big for its britches.<p>The organization that assigns IP addresses in North America — the numbers that identify every computer, smartphone and device connected to the Internet — ran out of numbers overnight Wednesday. It's not the end of the …

In A Twist, Tech Companies Are Outsourcing Computer Work To ... Humans

A new trend is sweeping the tech world: hiring real people. NPR's Arun Rath talks to <i>Wired</i> reporter Julia Greenberg about why tech giants are learning to trust human instinct instead of algorithms.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>Computer programs are super powerful, and they're coming for your job, right? …

Steer clear of low-tech hacks: How to keep your information safe

Someone going by the name Jesse B. Harding lied on the Internet to steal people's Social Security numbers -- and the real Harding simply didn't know.<p>A fraudster posed as Harding, posting a fake property listing under his name and real job as a real estate agent, all with the goal of conning …

Expect your Amazon deliveries within 30 minutes via drones next year

<b>Finding this article interesting? Thousands of professionals just like you had it in their inbox first. Stay ahead of the curve and gain a comprehensive understanding of the laest news & trends, start your day with the</b> <i>E-COMMERCE</i> <b>INSIDER. Get 7-days FREE »</b><p>The company wants to bring packages to Prime …

Visit the Taj Mahal, get free Wi-Fi

Indian government brings free internet to iconic landmark, but only for the first 30 minutes<p>Visitors to the Taj Mahal can now tweet and upload selfies using free Wi-Fi, as part of a government program to expand internet access in major cities and tourist areas. Under the scheme, visitors to the …

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Technology And Video Games Make Kids Think Differently About Old Questions

It is popular to write about how the internet is changing the way we think. Education and parenting journalists like to speculate about what new technology is doing to our children.<p>People write both negative and positive versions. The negative versions complain that we are raising a generation of …

Intelligent Forklifts Reshape the Warehouse

Modern intelligent forklifts include diagnostics that allow the equipment to signal when it needs to be serviced, speed controls, anti-slip technology that monitors wheel spin and improve traction on slick floors, collision detection, fork speed optimization, and more.<p>Intelligent forklifts promote …

The internet of things: what role will humans play?

The talk at this year's World Economic Forum in January was of a new technology-powered industrial revolution that's going to disrupt the world economy; about how the internet of things will fundamentally change the way all the physical things in our lives work, from shoes to glucose monitors to …

Has BYOD Changed The Way You Hire? Here Are Some Things to Consider

<i>Ziv Eliraz is the Founder and CEO of Zao, social employee referral management platform. Connect with Ziv and Zao on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.</i><p>BYOD: A workplace phenomenon that makes processes easier, streamlines communication, and helps to connect employees around the globe. Short for Bring …

And the winner of IBM’s X86 server business is … Lenovo

At least some of the reports were correct. IBM(s ibm) will sell its x86 server business to Lenovo, the Chinese-based company that already owns IBM’s …

IoE: My First Impression

As Cisco is sharing its Internet of Everything ( IoE ) vision today at CES 2014, it makes me reflect on what the future of this technology will look like. We’re in such a connected society now, with more information available to us than ever before. I ask myself, “Will being more connected, with …

Cisco plans $4-billion investment in Ontario, could create 1,700 jobs

Cisco Systems Inc. is making a major bet on Ontario, with investment plans for up to $4-billion to build research and development facilities that are expected to create up to 1,700 high tech jobs in the coming years.<p>Premier Kathleen Wynne and Cisco Canada President Nitin Kawale announced the …

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SDN Adoption Puts DevOps Pros in High Demand

As Software Defined Networks (SDNs) start what some say is their inevitable takeover of the data center, businesses will need to reassess their …

iPhone 5C Is Underselling While The 5S Is Selling Fine, Verizon Exec Says

By Sinead Carew<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said Apple Inc's iPhone 5C "undersold expectations" in the third quarter, while its pricier iPhone 5S was in short supply.<p>The "5C is in plenty supply" and "if you generally talk to each of the carriers I …

Next-generation networks: An overview

The new enterprise IT landscape of cloud services, mobility and BYOD, social media usage and big data analytics creates very different types of …

10 software-defined networking startups to watch

Software Defined Networking (SDN) startups are being snatched up, one by one, by incumbent networking vendors who fear turning into dinosaurs as the …

PEI doctor rescues man who fell onto subway tracks in Washington

A Charlottetown doctor says he didn't hesitate because there was no time to waste when he jumped from a subway platform in Washington, D.C., earlier this week to rescue a disabled man in a wheelchair who toppled onto the tracks.<p>David Silverberg, a 66-year-old neurologist, said Friday he looked into …

Lenovo talks with IBM over server unit break down

BEIJING--Lenovo Group Ltd.'s (0922.HK) talks with International Business Machines Corp. IBM, -0.20% to buy part of the U.S. company's server business …

The IT department is flattening office hierarchy, one device at a time

Everyone is fretting over “bring your own device” policies and the headaches they mean for the information-technology department. But the silver lining is that they also help make workplaces, across titles and time zones, much more equitable places.<p>Corporate access to devices is being driven by the …

A shortage of tech workers? Not so fast

Until now, the assumption has been that the infusion of a talented cohort of IT workers from overseas is good for the U.S. economy. But is it possible to have too much of a good thing?<p>For years, Silicon Valley has bemoaned a shortage of skilled domestic labor, the complaint being that the pool of …

Apple backtracks on planned VPN changes to iPhone, iPad

Apple has backtracked on a decision it made to change how iPhones and iPads handle virtual private networking access, following the conclusion of a patent lawsuit with VirnetX.<p>VirnetX won a $368.2 million patent victory, which led to Apple announcing that it would change how users would connect to …

Children and apps: Should we fear the iNanny?

It's Saturday morning and my children bunch together on the sofa, limbs entwined but minds very much elsewhere, hurled into their several worlds …