Why Voice Is So Important

Illustration of household voice recognition deviceCurrent uses just scratch the surface.

By Rick Richardson

Serial entrepreneur and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk said it best: “I don't think anybody who's a major internet company can live without having a major voice strategy.”

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Voice will account for nearly 50 percent of search on mobile in the next three years and will be the primary way consumers search for and make purchases on their phones and voice-enabled devices. Everything we do will involve voice in some way, from shopping to ordering groceries to asking what the weather is outside.
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Anker Unveils New Capsule Portable Projector

Hand holding projectorYes, it can handle 4K.

By Rick Richardson

Recently, Anker launched a new campaign on Indiegogo under its Nebula sub-brand for the upcoming Capsule handheld projector.

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Called the “world’s most advanced pocket cinema,” this soda can-sized device offers a range
of connectivity options including AirPlay, Chromecast, Bluetooth and HDMI.
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Russian Software Spying on the West

Faceless hooded anonymous computer hacker with programming code from monitorYou may have it yourself. You'll want to change that.

By Rick Richardson

Kaspersky antivirus software is used by 400 million people worldwide, including by officials at some two dozen American government agencies.

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Kaspersky is a Russian company that has now been found to be spying on all of the spy organizations in the west as a tool of Russian intelligence to scour computers worldwide for useful intelligence. Israel Intelligence Services have been spying on Kaspersky for the past two years and recently blew the whistle on their covert activities.
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The Puck That Tracks Your Time

Tiller in actionBilling by the hour? This could help.

By Rick Richardson

Do you ever wonder how long you spend reading emails or doing research?

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A little device named Tiller may be able to get you an answer.
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Robots Invade News Reporting

Robot typing on desktop keyboardYou may have seen their work already.

By Rick Richardson

Robots are taking our jobs, no doubt about it. Just in the past year, we’ve seen barista robots, fast-food robots and even pizza delivery robots.

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But robots can’t replace journalists, right? The dogged reporters, members of the vaunted Fourth Estate, the men and women who bring us the news stories we read every day?
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Check Devices for BlueBorne, a Silent Bluetooth Vulnerability

BlueBorne logoThe flaw resembles a digital airborne virus.

By Rick Richardson

A set of previously unknown security vulnerabilities in Bluetooth technology reportedly left billions of devices at risk of hacking, a team of Internet-of-Things (IoT) researchers has said.

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Experts from Armis, a security firm, claimed last month to have found a series of flaws that put up to 5.3 billion devices with Bluetooth capabilities at risk of a highly infectious type of attack. It could reportedly take over smartphones, smartwatches, TVs and laptops.
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