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Cybersecurity in 2018: A roundup of predictions

As IT systems evolve -- in offices, data centres, production facilities, transportation systems, homes and all points in between -- so the arms race between security professionals and an ever-changing cast of bad actors involves new challenges for the former ...

Windows 10 of the future? Microsoft works on mind control for apps

Microsoft has been working on brain-computer interfaces for years. But now it has a patent for a brain-sensing system that could improve the experience of apps when using gesture-based systems on augmented-reality headsets and PCs. The patent, called ' Changing an application state ...

The scandals of IT: Tech’s year-long bumpy ride

From sexism and racism on social media to influence peddling at Samsung and the Wild West world of distasteful YouTube videos, 2017 left a bad taste for many. Here's a look at eight tech industry scandals that burst into view. ...

Cloud computing: Three strategies for making the most of on-demand

Digital transformation through the use of cloud computingremains a work in progress. Research company Forrester says cloud is no longer about cheap servers or storage, and is instead the best platform to turn innovative ideas into great software quickly. The researcher ...

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

Artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking and continuous adaptive security create a foundation for the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems. How do designers make cars safer? They treat them like a school of fish. Safe Swarm, recently ...

Speech recognition grows up and goes mobile

For three decades this was speech recognition: You would talk to your computer, typically using a head-mounted microphone and either the unpublicized speech-recognition app in Microsoft Windows or a version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, from Nuance Communications. If you enunciated carefully, words ...

Decision time is here for blockchain, but are enterprises ready?

Blockchain -- the purportedly immutable global database -- has been in the headlines for several years now, and it's looking like 2018 will be the year that IT and business leaders have to decide whether to move forward in a serious ...