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Yahoo Confirms Massive Leak Of 500 Million User Accounts

September 22, 2016 3:45 pm  | Comments: 3 | Views: 12457
On Thursday afternoon, Yahoo officially confirmed data “associated with at least 500 million user accounts” have been stolen in what may be one of the largest cybersecurity breaches in history. In the statement, the recently-sold internet giant said it believes a “state-sponsored actor” — an individual acting on behalf of a government —  was behind the… View Article

Apple Continues to Expand into Digital Health Tracking with Gliimpse Acquisition

August 28, 2016 5:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 7752
Apple’s ambitions in the digital health technology sector continue to expand with its latest acquisition of Gliimpse, a startup that aims to make it easier for patients to manage their personal health records and data. Although Apple frequently purchases smaller companies, they rarely formally announce their acquisitions. However, the tech giant did confirm the Gliimpse purchase… View Article

The World’s First Public Website Went Live 25 Years Ago

August 8, 2016 8:36 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2564
This past Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of when the first public website went online on August 6, 1991—a date that effectively marked the start of the web as a widely available tool. The site is a basic text page with hyperlinked terms explaining how the webpage project work, and still remains active and accessible to… View Article

Macy’s Unveils New In-Store Mobile Shopping Assistant

July 21, 2016 7:52 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 7473
Ten stores are currently pilot-testing the AI mobile service powered by IBM’s Watson On Wednesday, retail brand Macy’s debuted “Macy’s On Call,” the department store’s first in-store digital assistant powered by IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Accessible via smartphone, the new mobile web tool provides shoppers with location-specific information and assistance as the shop around… View Article

Disney Accelerator Announces 9 New Startups For 2016 Program

July 13, 2016 3:40 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6274
This week Walt Disney Co. kicked off its third annual Disney Accelerator in Los Angeles, revealing nine new startups that have been admitted into the 2016 program. Each year the mentorship-driven investment program selects up to ten innovative media and entertainment startup companies to participate in a three-month program where they work on developing their ideas with the support… View Article

Apple Launches iOS 10 Beta Version to the Public

July 11, 2016 7:32 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4557
On Thursday Apple launched the new iOS 10 in public beta, allowing everyone the opportunity to experience the updated mobile operating system before the the official release in the fall. The public release comes two days after Apple first invited developers to download the new beta software and experiment with it on iPhones, iPad touch and… View Article

Americans Are Consuming an Entire Hour More of Media Per Day

June 28, 2016 7:43 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5509
A newly released Nielsen report reveals the average U.S. adult is consuming 10 hours and 39 minutes of media per day – a full hour increase from 2015 – with the rise largely contributed to a substantial increase in smartphone and tablet usage. Released on Monday, Nielsen’s Q1 2016 Total Audience Report found that smartphone usage… View Article

The Biggest Highlights From Apple’s WWDC 2016

June 21, 2016 6:51 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4526
Apple revealed dozens of new software upgrades at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, also known as WWDC, in San Francisco on Monday, June 13.  Apple execs unveiled updates and new features across four of Apple’s largest platforms: iPhone and iPad software (iOS), Mac software (macOS), Apple Watch software (watchOS), and Apple TV software (tvOS). Apple… View Article

Amazon Plans to Expand Their Retail Presence & Add More Amazon Prime Benefits

May 18, 2016 9:52 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 11284
On Tuesday Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed the company’s plans to open more brick-and-mortar retail stores and expand Amazon Prime member benefits during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. While still primarily an online retailer, Bezos promised shareholders that Amazon is “definitely going to open additional stores,” but specific details of the expansion remain unclear, including… View Article

Meet the World’s Newest Digital Voice Assistant & AI Game Changer – Viv

May 13, 2016 5:41 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 7617
Earlier this week the original creators behind Apple’s Siri, the most well-known virtual assistant in the world, debuted the newest innovation in the artificial intelligence (AI) evolution with the introduction of the next-generation digital voice assistant – Viv. During a live demonstration at TechCrunch Disrupt, Viv cofounder and CEO, Dag Kittlaus, promised Viv will be more… View Article
Dark Mail

Dark Mail: Email That Hides From The NSA

October 3, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1242
You can run from NSA surveillance — but you can’t hide. One way or another, the U.S. government will be able to snoop on your personal conversations. But there’s one tool that could make it much more difficult for the NSA to spy on you. Meet Dark Mail, your personal black box for email. Like Google’s (GOOGL, Tech30) Gmail… View Article