June 21, 2018

Twitter acquires anti-abuse technology provider Smyte

Twitter this morning announced it has agreed to buy San Francisco-based technology company Smyte, which describes itself as “trust and safety as a service.” Founded in 2014 by former Google and Instagram engineers, Smyte offers tools to stop online abuse, harassment, and spam, and protect user accounts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this […]
June 18, 2018

Researchers Develop Tech That Lets Surveillance Cameras Text to Say Hello 

Researchers at Purdue University have found a new way to get surveillance cameras to “talk” to the people they see. The system is called PHADE, which stands for “private human addressing,” and it enables cameras to send messages to people’s devices when they’ve entered a specific area without collecting their personal data. Instead of using […]
June 13, 2018

AMD and Nvidia, the two biggest manufacturers of graphics chips, are getting a new competitor — Intel

Thomson Reuters Intel will release its own line of graphics chips in 2020.  They’ll be designed for enterprise and consumer applications. Intel’s GPUs will compete with those from AMD and Nvidia, which could lead to more competition in the GPU business.   Intel is getting more serious about the graphics chip business, where it currently […]
June 11, 2018

Net neutrality is dead — what now?

As of June 11th, the legal protections against content discrimination on the internet are gone. As far as the FCC is concerned, net neutrality is dead. The policy’s fate was sealed back in December 2017, when FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order was approved in a 3-2 vote along party lines. Pai’s order, […]
June 8, 2018

Does Your Workplace Have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy?

We are in the business of making sure you are prepared for whatever today’s ever-changing technol-ogy environment will throw your way. One of the biggest current trends is Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD. BYOD is exactly what it sounds like — your employees using their own devices in the work-place. As this practice becomes […]