Facebook Launches new Virtual Assistant App – M
Aug26

Facebook Launches new Virtual Assistant App – M

If you’ve been struggling to find the time to get all of your work done this week, you may be in luck. Facebook has just launched their new artificial intelligence powered virtual assistant to help you organize everything from conference calls to your son’s sleep over. According to David Marcus, Vice-President of Messaging Products at Facebook, the new M service can book restaurants, make travel arrangements and much more. If you’re...

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Is This the End of Organic Search Results? Google Users Can Now Book Reservations Directly from Search Results
Aug25

Is This the End of Organic Search Results? Google Users Can Now Book Reservations Directly from Search Results

While scrolling through Twitter today I noticed an interesting tweet from Pete Meyers: Is this new? – "Book an appointment" option in Knowledge Panel (shown closed and open) — pic.twitter.com/j86njnVGyq — Dr. Pete Meyers (@dr_pete) August 24, 2015 Having not noticed this myself I decided to do a few quick Google queries to get the same type of results. Unfortunately, here in Minneapolis the new update...

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Optane: Intel-Micron's New Blazing Fast Memory Technology
Aug21

Optane: Intel-Micron's New Blazing Fast Memory Technology

Earlier this week Intel CEO Brian Krzanich briefly introduced on Intel’s latest technology, 3D Xpoint, also known as Optane. Co-developed with Micron, the memory system promises extreme performance leaps over the existing NAND memory technologies available and is expected to launch in 2016. According to Paul Acron’s article last month the new 3D Xpoint technology has been designed to be non-volatile, meaning that when a power loss...

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Study Shows that Technology has Created More Jobs than Destroyed in the Past 140 Years
Aug21

Study Shows that Technology has Created More Jobs than Destroyed in the Past 140 Years

For hundreds of years now man has thought of ways to make laborious tasks easier and more efficient, but some believe that may have come at a price in the way of mechanized devices replacing humans in the work force. This, however, has been disproven by a group of economists at Deloitte in their report that technology in fact is a job creating machine. The studied focused in on the argument that technology has a job destroying effect...

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Digital Security Firm AlienVault Acquires $52 Million in Additional Funding
Aug19

Digital Security Firm AlienVault Acquires $52 Million in Additional Funding

On Tuesday, AlienVault, a provider of security management tools and threat intelligence solutions, announced that they had closed their Series E funding round of $52 million, bringing the total amount of funds raised to $116 million. AlienVault specializes in a variety of security services including Behavioral monitoring, intrusion detection, asset discovery and vulnerability assessment; all of which builds their Unified Security...

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