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  • 254011th May 2018TSB Calamity Gives Pause For Thought On Storage Of DataTSB Calamity Gives Pause For Thought On Storage Of Data  It was a time bomb that ticked for three years – late last month, it blew! You do not need to search hard on the Internet to find warnings by experts in 2015, to the Spanish bank Sabadell. These predicted that trans... Read More
  • 11284th May 2018Early Adopters Like New GmailEarly Adopters Like New Gmail  Google has released a new look for its web browser version of Gmail and early adopters are impressed. It will not appear automatically, at least for the time being, so users will need to switch to it. This can be done by opening the Inbox, goi... Read More
  • 144230th April 2018Doctor’s Advice Just A Click AwayDoctor’s Advice Just A Click Away  Face-to-face online consultations with NHS registered GPs have been available via apps such as Babylon, Push Doctor and Now GP for a while. These are chargeable and allow those who can afford it, and unable to obtain a convenient appoint... Read More
  • 92223rd April 2018New Cat Phone Is One For Hard HatsNew Cat Phone Is One For Hard Hats Unless you work in construction, agriculture or heavy industry, there is a good chance of not being aware that Caterpillar, the giant of heavy duty tractor and truck manufacture, also makes mobile phones. They entered the market in 2013 and... Read More
  • 81823rd April 2018Opportunity To Get Connected May Be DelayedOpportunity To Get Connected May Be Delayed  Last month’s first pedestrian death by driverless car will have pushed back the imminence of the autonomous vehicle. Meanwhile, however, connected cars are forging ahead apace. Dublin based Cubic Telecom, one of the leaders in ... Read More
  • 92923rd April 2018Smart Speakers Spark A DebateSmart Speakers Spark A Debate  There is much debate on the Net about the possible impact of smart speakers, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, on children. There are estimated to be 50 million of these installed in American homes already. If so, that would mean about 35 p... Read More
  • 85623rd April 2018On The Face Of It New Technology Has Some AppealOn The Face Of It New Technology Has Some Appeal  The arrest if a wanted man in China last week raised eyebrows in a number of quarters and triggered some fresh debates about the limits to privacy and to freedom. The man in question came out of hiding to attend a pop concer... Read More
  • 108523rd March 2018Fears Growing On Power Of AIFears Growing On Power Of AI For months, Gmail users have had live demonstrations of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Its Smart Replay functionality shows an uncanny ability to read and understand incoming mails and to suggest possible replies. For instance, if a friend or coll... Read More
  • 112716th March 2018VR Helping With Devastating DisordersVR Helping With Devastating Disorders  Further to last week’s reflections in this column about using Virtual Reality (VR) to tackle fears and phobias, there is also experimentation with its application to more devastating mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, an... Read More
  • 107714th March 2018Virtual Reality May Be Way To Face Your FearsVirtual Reality May Be Way To Face Your Fears There is growing evidence that Virtual Reality can help people face their fears. For those afraid of heights, flying, spiders or whatever threats loom large, popping on a headset could help. Take Mimerse’s Itsy software, for ex... Read More

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