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New Technologies that Debuted at the Rio Games

When it comes to cutting-edge technology, this summer's Olympic Games didn't fail to impress. The weird - and really wonderful - tech advancements and gadgets make you realize how many ways technology has changed sports over the years. As athletes pushed the boundaries of what's possible, viewers we…

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How to Buy a Laptop in 2016: Oh the Choices...

Currently people are replacing their laptop computers about once every five years, and for those reaching that five-year due date, the next couple of months will be a festival of ever thinner designs and richer capabilities. The kinds of things you'll be seeing are more OLED displays, more 4K resolu…

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Wearable Camera Market Climbs to New Heights

Wearable cameras are becoming increasingly popular thanks to thrill-seekers. After all, it's much easier to record yourself skydiving or mountain climbing if you don't have to worry about holding, and possibly dropping, the camera. The wearable camera market includes cameras used for sports and adve…

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Ford's Autonomous Car Plan Implies We're Idiots

According to CrashStats, about 18 percent of injury crashes, and 16 percent of all police reported crashes were caused largely because we weren't actually watching the road. And, you know that most folks don't actually admit they were mucking with their cell phone when they ended up in an accident. …

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Apple Goes Social with Video Editing App

The goal is to offer simple video editing with tools that appeal to millennials and upcoming generations-the people who grew up surrounded by social media. Young people love the capabilities provided by Snapchat, and Apple would like to tap into that market. It's plan would become a standalone app, …

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How Do the Year's Threat Predictions Match Reality?

Last year, Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs global threat research team made a series of predictions about cyber threats in 2016. We are now halfway through the year, and thought this might be a good time to give an update on what we have seen so far for some of these predictions.

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New Technologies that Debuted at the Rio Games

By: Special Guest     8/30/2016

When it comes to cutting-edge technology, this summer's Olympic Games didn't fail to impress. The weird - and really wonderful - tech advancements and gadgets make you realize how many ways technology has changed sports over the years. As athletes pushed the boundaries of what's possible, viewers we…

Read More

How to Buy a Laptop in 2016: Oh the Choices...

By: Rob Enderle     8/29/2016

Currently people are replacing their laptop computers about once every five years, and for those reaching that five-year due date, the next couple of months will be a festival of ever thinner designs and richer capabilities. The kinds of things you'll be seeing are more OLED displays, more 4K resolu…

Read More

Wearable Camera Market Climbs to New Heights

By: Alicia Young     8/29/2016

Wearable cameras are becoming increasingly popular thanks to thrill-seekers. After all, it's much easier to record yourself skydiving or mountain climbing if you don't have to worry about holding, and possibly dropping, the camera. The wearable camera market includes cameras used for sports and adve…

Read More

Ford's Autonomous Car Plan Implies We're Idiots

By: Rob Enderle     8/29/2016

According to CrashStats, about 18 percent of injury crashes, and 16 percent of all police reported crashes were caused largely because we weren't actually watching the road. And, you know that most folks don't actually admit they were mucking with their cell phone when they ended up in an accident. …

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Apple Goes Social with Video Editing App

By: Alicia Young     8/26/2016

The goal is to offer simple video editing with tools that appeal to millennials and upcoming generations-the people who grew up surrounded by social media. Young people love the capabilities provided by Snapchat, and Apple would like to tap into that market. It's plan would become a standalone app, …

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How Do the Year's Threat Predictions Match Reality?

By: Special Guest     8/24/2016

Last year, Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs global threat research team made a series of predictions about cyber threats in 2016. We are now halfway through the year, and thought this might be a good time to give an update on what we have seen so far for some of these predictions.

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Automakers Invest in Wearable Tech Pilot Programs

By: Lindsey Patterson     8/24/2016

The advent of wearable technology has recently generated a number of creative products. Consumers check for email messages using "smart" watches and items of jewelry, or access the Web through Internet-connected glasses and Oculus-rift virtual reality headsets. Will these innovations reach the autom…

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AI's Major Role in EU's New Data Privacy Regulations

By: Special Guest     8/23/2016

Earlier this year, the European Union passed the General Data Protection Regulation - landmark legislation addressing data protection and privacy concerns. The regulations, which were ten years in the making, will take effect in 2018 and allow residents to decide how and when their data is collected…

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Broadband Delivered by Fiber Proves Better than Alternatives

By: Doug Mohney     8/23/2016

We're a couple years out on an unprecedented boom in broadband, with new wireless schemes, 5G, high-flying drones and constellations of satellites covering us in a mesh of data - if the media hype is to be believed. But all of these "new" ideas are the latest iterations of older ones that didn't mak…

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BYOD Could Mean Bring Your Own Disaster

By: Special Guest     8/22/2016

As adoption of wearables becomes more mainstream in the Middle East, it brings added complexity to BYOD in an enterprise. One of the more interesting features of wearable tech is its ability to tether to, and control, smartphones over a remote connection. So even if wearables are denied access to en…

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Uber Self-Driving Cars Leave Google in the Dust

By: Alicia Young     8/19/2016

Everyone at Uber seems to be excited to get the ball rolling. Uber Chief Executive Travic Kalanick told The Wall Street Journal, "The technology is going to happen because the promise is so real…It's existential. We have to have all the best minds working on this." If they can successfully pull this…

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Blackberry DTEK50: The Smartphone for a Hostile World

By: Rob Enderle     8/17/2016

There are certain things I'll probably never understand. One of them is how the entire market moved from phones that were secure and built for business (as in paid the bills) and moved to phones that are unsecure, distracting and wickedly expensive. Celebrities that have been hacked, politicians, go…

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Intel Project Alloy: The End of Monitors As We Know Them

By: Rob Enderle     8/17/2016

Intel showcased a headset that is in direct competition with Microsoft's Hololens, but likely would be better for things like gaming. Meanwhile Microsoft's effort, which is far more refined and mature, would be better for the industrial implementations that currently define it.

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Municipal Broadband Future Problematic, FCC State Preemption Order Nixed by U.S. Appeals Court

By: Peter Bernstein     8/12/2016

For those of you who follow my various postings on TMCnet, you are hopefully aware of my interest in municipal broadband, aka "community broadband." Without getting into the policy challenges for the moment, I must confess that I have been fascinated by the possibilities of municipalities either alo…

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New Chip-and-Pin Cards Have Shocking Security Flaw

By: Steve Anderson     8/11/2016

Remember the furor over chip-and-PIN cards? How these were so much safer than magnetic strip cards and how we'd all be so much better off once we put them to use? The hype seems to have run just a little farther than the average user might like, as word from NCR says that the chip-and-pin card may h…

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The Second Shift: Blockchain is Back for Even Further Disruption

By: Special Guest     8/11/2016

Blockchain has revolutionized many industries?- and is poised to do so again. We've seen it happen to smartphones, the cloud and digital disruption, with the tech industry itself being among the first disrupted. Now proponents say it's time to prepare for blockchain's second shift: from something wi…

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