Under the sea, Microsoft tests a datacenter that’s quick to deploy, could provide internet connectivity for years

Microsoft is leveraging technology from submarines and working with pioneers in marine energy for the second phase of its moonshot to develop self-sufficient underwater datacenters that can deliver lightning-quick cloud services to coastal cities. An experimental, shipping-container-size prototype is processing workloads on the seafloor near Scotland’s Orkney Islands, Microsoft announced today.

The deployment of the Northern Isles datacenter at the … Read more...

Five Social Media Trends That Will Impact Digital Advertising

Social media has become a critical ingredient to every advertiser’s marketing mix. Gone are the days in which social media was simply used for product discovery and awareness. Today, social media marketing plays an increasingly important role in driving intent and conversion within the consumer journey. But the world of social media is dynamic and in constant change.

Keeping up … Read more...

APPLE WATCH SERIES 4: HERE’S WHAT A MEDICAL EXPERT SAYS ABOUT THE ECG FEATURE

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The ECG’s readings are processed by an algorithm into a detailed report that doctors can evaluate.

The Apple Watch is back with Series 4, and this time with a huge leap in its use of medical technology.

The Watch can detect the heart rate with remarkable accuracy – sensitive enough to pick up on heart arrhythmias, Jeff Williams, COO of … Read more...

Google adds fingerprint support to Chrome on Android and Mac in latest beta

Google Chrome’s latest beta is adding a useful update to the popular browser: support for fingerprint sensors on Android and Mac devices, which will allow developers to use biometrics as an extra layer of security.

The update will let Chrome utilize the existing Android fingerprint sensors and MacBook Pro Touch ID sensors for its scans. There’s no word yet on … Read more...

Ebay’s HeadGaze lets motor-impaired users navigate the site with head movements

The sophisticated head-tracking system like the one built into the iPhone X may have been intended for AR and security purposes, but it may also turn out to be very useful for people with disabilities. A proof of concept app from an eBay intern shows how someone with very little motor function can navigate the site with nothing but head … Read more...

Facebook and Instagram add dashboards to help you manage your time on social apps

You can now set reminders to tell you when you’ve spent too much time browsing your feeds

Facebook and Instagram are introducing a new dashboard to tell you how long you’ve spent inside their apps, along with tools for setting daily limits and temporarily muting your push notifications. The new set of features, called “Your time on Facebook” and “Your … Read more...

What is Hadoop? How is Hadoop connected with the Cloud?

What is Hadoop?

Hadoop is an open source framework that is ideally suitable for developing software apps and reliable, distributed, scalable computing. The Hadoop distributed computing is required to support the growth of voluminous data. It is also perfect for analyzing, storing, and processing big data files running over the clusters. The big data ecosystem techniques are placed at the … Read more...

Communicating with drones using facial expressions and gestures could help save lives

With first responders beginning to use robots and drones to assist in search and rescue operations, having simple and easy to use ways of communicating with them can save precious moments and could help save lives.

In Simon Fraser University’s Autonomy Lab, researchers are using artificial intelligence to develop drone technologies that can make the human-robot interaction more intuitive, without … Read more...

So your financial information is being bought and sold on the internet. Now what?

If BMO and Simplii customer data is posted online, there’s not much you can do but trust them to sort it out

A growing online black market for personal information has flourished in recent years. In some cases, fraudsters fit ATMs and gas pumps with cleverly disguised hardware to clone or skim customers’ cards. In other cases, they never need … Read more...

Google is finally making it easier for you to manage your private data

Google is overhauling its user privacy policy, not because it wants to do it or because it wants to collect less data about you, but because Europe is forcing the company to allow customers to better manage their data. Google, of course, is hoarding even more data about you than Facebook, a company that’s been the news lately because of … Read more...