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Google Rattles the Tech World With a New AI Chip for All

IN A MOVE that could shift the course of multiple technology markets, Google will soon launch a cloud computing service that provides exclusive access to a new kind of artificial-intelligence chip designed by its own engineers. CEO Sundar Pichai revealed the ...

How to design for the user…and the bot

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to drive changes in how enterprises innovate and communicate their business. But for the humans and consumers interfacing with products affected by this technology, what will an AI-empowered future look like? What will ...

Massive cyberattack targeting 99 countries causes sweeping havoc

Hospitals, major companies, and government offices have been hit by a massive wave of cyber attacks across the globe that seize control of computers until the victims pay a ransom. Cybersecurity firm Avast said it had identified more than 75,000 ransomware ...

Three ways to survive the rise of the cloud and ‘big software’

Applications that were once simple to manage are now rolled out across thousands of physical and virtual machines. These sprawling applications include multiple components, with the potential points of integration spread across the enterprise and out into the wider cloud. ...

BMW issues a sharp wake-up call to employees

Munich — Inside a bright auditorium at an abandoned airfield near Munich, rows of men and women gaze at images flashing by on a giant screen: a Mercedes sedan; Porsche and Jaguar SUVs; the face of Elon Musk. "We’re in the ...

5 big challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders in 2017

What is the biggest business technology trend this year? Is it mobile? The Internet of Things? Digital transformation? Big data? Virtual Reality? AI? The fact is, you could make an argument that any one of those are the biggest tech ...

Should You Ever Disable a Windows Service?

If you have ever searched for ways to make your Windows computer faster, you’ve probably run across several websites that suggest turning off or disabling certain Windows services. Other websites say it’s dangerous and you should never mess with Windows ...

Distracting the future

From self-tying shoelaces to automated cars – the future is about innovation and ease of use, but is it really about productivity? Google is regularly thought of as one of the most creative companies in the world. The Googleplex is famous ...

10 Breakthrough Technologies That Are About to Change the World

Any fool on the street can tell you that technology is changing at a whiplash-inducing pace. What's much more difficult to predict is which technologies specifically are about to hit big. Manage to divine that information before the rest of ...