Entries by Ankur Agarwal

Survey shows companies sacrifice mobile security for business reasons

Most organizations feel that better mobile security may be hampered by a lack of understanding of specific threats and solutions.

Verizon warns that a significant number of businesses and other organizations are falling short in securing their mobile data due to a lack of awareness about threats — or by placing a higher priority on getting products to market. The … Read more...

Google’s DeepMind teaches AI to predict death

DeepMind wants to solve the problem of patient deterioration in hospitals. The Google sister-company fed its AI the historical medical records of about 700,000 US veterans in hopes it will learn to predict changes in patient condition that, unchecked, lead to death.

The partnership between DeepMind and the Veterans Administration (VA) brings some of the top minds in artificial intelligence … Read more...

Top Trump aide indicted thanks to paper trail from his inability to convert a PDF to DOC

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort may have gift-wrapped a smoking gun in his upcoming trial by not bothering to learn a few basic computer skills.

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller filed a second indictment yesterday against Manafort and his associate Richard Gates, accusing them of multiple money-laundering charges. Allegedly, the pair falsified documents in order to help hide their overseas … Read more...

Scammers hack Deer Lake Holiday Inn Express phone system to snag guest credit card numbers

Hotel manager says automated phone system removed until more secure one installed

This Holiday Inn Express in Deer Lake was recently the target of a phone scam (Twitter/@MitchelmoreMHA)

A Deer Lake, N.L. hotel is reviewing its telephone system after recent incident where two guests were targeted by a phone scam.

This is a wake-up call to us, and it Read more...


The iPhone is Dead

I’ve switched back-and-forth between iPhone and Android in the past and I’ve always felt the iPhone edged out any Android phone, but not anymore.

I switched to a Galaxy S8 months ago and I don’t see myself going back to iPhone, even the X. The iPhone is dead to me. Here’s why.

iPhones don’t age well

On my iPhone 6+, …

Speed freaks rejoice, because USB could get twice as fast

The port’s data speed is doubling today, but another doubling is possible. That would help when copying files and plugging in big monitors

USB’s performance is doubling right now, but you speed freaks should be pleased to hear another doubling is possible for the ubiquitous connection technology.

USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is the wildly successful port that you … Read more...