Philip Gai

26 Flips | 2 Magazines | 6 Likes | 1 Following | @philipgai | Microsoft Service Engineer and future-thinker.

Move over, lithium! Researchers create world’s first rechargeable proton battery

A team of researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery. The current battery is …

iOS 11: The best new features in one handy list

iOS 11 is one of the biggest updates to Apple’s mobile OS yet, especially for iPad users. Now that it’s available in a public beta, here’s our rundown of the best features so you can decide for yourself whether to install. Spoiler alert: you probably should.<p>Apple Pay takes on Venmo and …

Apps

Azure and AWS services compared - multicloud

AWS to Azure services comparison<p>16 minutes to read<p>Contributors<p>This article helps you understand how Microsoft Azure services compare to Amazon Web …

A mix of old and new Microsoft, Teams could help lure Google users

Microsoft Teams blends the opportunism of the old Microsoft with the openness of the new, but it is not yet able to cut off Slack's viral …

Microsoft Overhauls Skype for the Age of Snapchat

Microsoft's Skype helped pioneer modern video conferencing and instant messaging. But its power has taken a backseat in recent years to the …

Here’s why Snap just paid more than $200M to acquire Seattle startup Placed

Snap just made one of its largest acquisitions to date, swooping up Seattle startup Placed for more than $200 million, as GeekWire first reported on …

Apple finally proves it’s serious about AI

Sitting on a cash pile of billions, Apple’s not a company that’s used to being left behind. But when it comes to artificial intelligence, that’s exactly what has happened in recent years. While companies like Google and Facebook led the way with cutting-edge AI, Apple lagged. It was embarrassing …

How Apple’s pricey HomePod speaker stacks up against the competition

Smart speaker spec shootout<p>HomePod is Apple’s newest hardware, and the company’s big play to put Apple Music and Siri in the center of your living room. It’s an interesting product, one that seems to be making a simultaneous move against Sonos’ industry-leading, multi-room audio speakers <i>and</i> smart …

The strange love-hate relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

Over the course of 30-plus years, the two went from cautious allies to bitter rivals to something almost approaching friends — sometimes, they were all three at the same time.<p>It seems unlikely that Apple would be where it is today without Microsoft, or Microsoft without Apple.<p>Here's the history of …

Bill Gates

THE $10 BILLION CLUB: Meet the 7 most valuable startups in the US

But when too many startups became unicorns, a new class of startups emerged: "decacorns," companies valued at over $10 billion.<p>These are the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world, the startups that steadfastly remain private companies as they seek more millions in funding at higher and higher …

Make Your Own Bootleg HoloLens With the Cardboard Holokit

While the world catches up with VR, imperfect but affordable options for entry like Google Cardboard and Samsung’s Gear VR will get the job done. But …

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail | Inc.com

,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants.<p>Yet …

Innovation

Don't Drown Yourself With Big Data: Hadoop May Be Your Lifeline

The tremendous growth predicted for the open-source Hadoop architecture for data analysis is driven by the mind-boggling increase in the amount of …

Chinese ‘Fireball’ Malware Infects 250 Million Computers

The security firm Check Point says it has found a malware infection of staggering scope and destructive potential. Originating in China, the …

Google Is Going Ahead With Controversial Ad Blocking Plans For Chrome

Google has confirmed that it intends to add a new feature to its Chrome web browser that will block certain types of ads from being seen by users, …

Digital Advertising

Amazon Web Services users are carelessly leaking tons of sensitive data

Personal credentials, proprietary source code, confidential employee contracts, even human genome sequences – these are just a few examples of sensitive data picked up by a security firm looking into a feature of Amazon’s Web Services.<p>“We were very surprised with both the amount and the sensitivity …

Cloud Computing

This little gadget uses neural networks to help you take photos like a professional

Taking a decent photo on your smartphone is easier than ever, but if you want to graduate to the next level with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, there’s a lot more to think about. Factors range from focus to shutter speed, aperture to ISO, color range and more, and knowing how to balance them all …

Upcoming Trends in Artificial Intelligence in 2017

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most anticipated concept ever introduced in the world of technology. We hear about AI quite frequently these days. Ever thought why humans have fallen for Artificial Intelligence? To find the answer, we need to go back to the golden days where it started from. …

2016: The Year That Deep Learning Took Over the Internet

On the west coast of Australia, Amanda Hodgson is launching drones out towards the Indian Ocean so that they can photograph the water from above. The …

Which Company Is the Best Payment Processing Stock?

Americans love their plastic! Investors can capitalize on this fondness by investing in a top-notch payment processing company. Which of these three …

3 Top Gene-Sequencing Stocks Poised for Solid Growth

Why Illumina, Qiagen, and Thermo Fisher Scientific rank as top gene-sequencing stocks you can buy now.<p>Gene-sequencing technology that enabled mapping …

Check out this new footage of Larry Page's Kitty Hawk Flyer zipping around a lake

The Larry Page-backed Kitty Hawk Flyer isn't quite the flying car we were hoping for — but the footage above proves the craft could make the power of …

Ready to fly: This personal flying machine could be the answer to traffic woes

Steve Burns, Workhorse CEO might have a solution to the frustrating commute that many Americans suffer every morning, with horns blaring and bumper to bumper traffic – a personal flying machine called SureFly.<p>“This was invented with me driving my kid to high school every day, stuck on the highway – …

Burns

For $499, a Drone for Beginners: DJI’s Spark

If you thought those drones buzzing around on the beach were annoying, just wait and see what happens when they become cheaper than iPhones.<p>Whether you like it or not, drones — miniature remotely controlled aircraft — may be on the cusp of going mainstream as they plummet in price. DJI, the world’s …

Drones

Most Security Pros Expect to Suffer Cyberattacks via Unsecured IoT

A new report shows the majority of security professionals believe within the next two years they will be victims of DDoS and other attacks due to …

Cybersecurity

UK's Trident nuclear submarines 'vulnerable to catastrophic hack'

The UK’s Trident submarine fleet is vulnerable to a “catastrophic” cyber-attack that could render Britain’s nuclear weapons useless, according to a report by a London-based thinktank.<p>The 38-page report, Hacking UK Trident: A Growing Threat, warns that a successful cyber-attack could “neutralise …

Cybersecurity