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The science behind how the internet works

The UK’s internet habits have changed dramatically over the last decade; according to a recent Ofcom report, 50 million of us are internet users, with the average person now spending 25 hours a week online.<p>While the internet plays an integral part in our daily lives, many of us have little …

After cyber attacks, Internet of Things wrestles with making smart devices safer

SINGAPORE/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Recent cyber attacks harnessing everyday devices such as cameras, video recorders, printers, routers and speakers are a wake-up call to the hidden dangers of the Internet of Things.<p>The problem for the device makers, though, is that few are well equipped to tackle the …

4 areas where IT pros should grow their skills

We are in the midst of an era of major technological change. New technologies – and the end user habits they impact – consistently generate new …

Dear travelers to Japan: Please don’t come until you’ve understood these 6 things

1. Samurai and ninja don’t wander the streets.<p>This is hardly the biggest misconception when it comes to foreigners visiting Japan, but I’m sorry to …

Japan

These 10 Travel Myths Are Total Money-Wasters

Third-party sites don't always offer the best deals.<p>Savvy travelers know better than to believe what novice globetrotters often accept as common …

This CIA Operative's 11-Step Guide to Safe Travel

This story originally appeared on SOFREP.com<p>Marine veteran and former CIA operative Drew Dwyer knows a thing or two about traveling in dangerous parts of the world. In an ongoing travel safety series he's writing for SOFREP (Special Operations Forces Report), Dwyer shares some of the Central …

Luggage

These 4 Major Paradigm Shifts Will Transform The Future Of Technology

For the past fifty years or so, technology has followed a fairly predictable path. We squeeze more transistors onto silicon wafers, which makes chips more powerful and devices smaller. Manual processes become automated, productivity increases and life gets better. Rinse and repeat.<p>Today, we’re at …

Innovation

Want to hack the Pentagon? Department puts out call to test cybersecurity

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is inviting "vetted" hackers to try and break into the military's network as part of a program to test the vulnerability of the system, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.<p>Hackers who want to participate will be required to submit to a background check before being allowed to …

Davos report projects 5 million jobs will be lost to new technologies by 2020

The World Economic Forum kicked off Tuesday, and the theme of this year's gathering of the world's leaders, celebrities, billionaires and the merely wealthy will be what it calls the "Fourth Industrial Revolution." That's its term for the accelerating pace of technological changes, especially those …

Health Wearables Take Center Stage at CES

Hundreds of thousands trek out to the annual Consumer Electronics Show each year to see the latest gadgets and gizmos. But while technology can come …

Samsung's new fridge can order Fresh Direct groceries from its humongous touchscreen

And it runs Tizen<p>Samsung is really, really eager for you to know about its new smart refrigerator with a ridiculously large touchscreen integrated right into the door. It put up posters early, it posted images early, and finally it even put up some PR early. But now it's officially official, and …

Smart Homes

When video games become an addiction

<b>(CNN) —</b> Can video games be addictive? One U.S. expert has no doubts.<p>Douglas Gentile, a psychologist at Iowa State University, has been studying the subject for decades.<p>"The first study I began in 1999, to basically try to show video game addiction isn't a real thing, and it turns out I was wrong!" …

Gaming Disorder

The first generation of real wearable tattoos are here

Whenever people talk about the technology of the future, someone will always bring up "tattoo-style" diagnostic technology. MC10, a firm that's emerged out of research by medical wearables pioneer John Rogers, has now been able to make devices like that a reality. The firm is announcing two new …

Whirlpool integrates Amazon's Dash into its smart appliances

Whirlpool has come out swinging at this year's CES with a slew of connected kitchen appliances and an app that will be integrated with Amazon's Dash Replenishment Service. It's actually one of many appliance brands to have the integration this year, and it's doing so with its brand new Smart …

Smart Homes

Samsung's fridge of the future will let you check spoilage from your phone

Yesterday, the first photos of Samsung's new smart refrigerator appeared on the company's official Flickr page. Now, a Korean version of the product announcement has appeared on Samsung Korea's official site. The translation is a little unclear, but the text hints at a number of powerful new …

11 tech trends that will define 2016

Get ready for Uber — but for friends.Frog Design<p>The global design and strategy firm frog, which has a client list ranging from United Nations to Nike to Microsoft, just came out with its 2016 predictions.<p>In 2014, frog predicted that drones, augmented reality, and self-driving cars would be big in …

Artificial Intelligence

A woman is suing Airbnb over an alleged hidden camera

Airbnb is facing a new lawsuit over a hidden camera in a rented apartment. Filed yesterday in Northern California District Court, the case concerns an Irvine, California apartment with a wireless camera allegedly installed in the living room. The plaintiff, a German woman named Yvonne Schumacher, …

Living Rooms

It’s Better to Avoid a Toxic Employee than Hire a Superstar

Superstar employees are the obsession of the corporate world. They’re highly sought after, given the most attention and the best opportunities, generously rewarded, and expressly reassured after setbacks. And while some question whether such special treatment is appropriate, it’s clear that this …

Smartphones to die out 'within five years', says new study

According to a new study of 100,000 consumers, mobile technology is expected to be replaced by artificial intelligence<p>Many consumers believe smartphones will cease to exist within five years, according to new research carried out by researchers on behalf of Ericsson.<p>The company's ConsumerLab …

What To Make Of BCG's New 50 Most Innovative Companies List

• Tesla jumped from 41rst in 2013 to 3rd this year, a 38 position increase.<br>• Apple and Google hold on to first and second rankings this year.<br>• 79% of senior executives ranked innovation as either the top-most priority or a top-three priority at their company.<br>• 50% of senior executives predict technology …

Innovation

Court says violating your work's computer policy isn't a crime

Your employers might shake their fists when you check Facebook at work, but they can't have you sent to prison for it. A US appeals court has ruled that breaking corporate computer policies isn't against the law all by itself -- you have to commit a specific crime to get in trouble. Prosecutors had …

Hackers guard their secrets closely, but the craft is about to be blown wide open

Back when the internet was an exciting new toy and computer security was a strange alchemy best performed by characters with names like Acid Burn and …

What is MIS Anyway?

<i>Note: this story began as a</i> <i>quora answer</i><i>.</i><p>“What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of …

Children too trusting of Google and YouTube, unable to identify paid ads, says UK govt report

A report by the UK’s telecoms and Internet watchdog Ofcom says that children are too trusting of what they find on the web, a surprisingly high percentage of them taking search results on trust, and unable to identify paid ads.<p>One in five online 12-15s (19%) believe information returned by a search …

Internet Safety

The second most common crime in the UK is cybercrime

In its first year of inclusion in the UK’s crime estimates for England and Wales, cybercrime placed right near the top of the list of the most common criminal offenses.<p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS), the official provider of UK data, added questions about digital offenses to its regular …

Google aims to be 'cloud company' by 2020, predicts more revenue from cloud platform than ads

At today’s Structure event in San Francisco, Urs Hölze, Google’s senior vice president of technical infrastructure, predicts that within the next five years, Google’s Cloud Platform revenues could surpass its advertising revenue.<p>“The goal is for us to talk about Google as a cloud company by 2020,” …

Cloud Computing

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.<p>The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to …

World Economic Forum

Cheating in Online Classes Is Now Big Business

The growth in courses available on the web has led to a growth in paid services that will impersonate students and do their work for them.<p>When I was in high school, I cheated pretty regularly. And I mean all the time. I remember writing chemistry formulas on small bits of paper that I then sealed …

Apply now for the job of the future: “Robot helper,” a human who serves robot needs

Robots’ abilities are largely determined by what they’re programmed to do. But once the code is written and the machine is up and running, artificially intelligent machines (AIs) can learn from experience and from the humans around them.<p>Which means that, as AIs take on a growing role in the …

Robotics