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How to migrate Google two-step verification to a new device
Google has changed the process for migrating two-step verification from one device to another. Here are the steps to take to ensure you’re able to log into your Google account.
Blockchain: The smart person’s guide
This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about the blockchain, the innovative technology that powers Bitcoin, Litecoin, and other cryptocurrencies.
New report details 3 reasons why messaging apps are taking over customer service
A recent report from Forrester explained that messaging apps will play a deeper and deeper role in how businesses interact with customers in the future. Here’s why.
GE and Intel ‘superbrain’ turns trains into mobile data centers
The new platform will eventually provide GE’s 21,000 trains worldwide with processing, wireless communication, data storage, and video capabilities.
Video: How Louisville Metro Government is using data to cut energy consumption by 25%
In Louisville, KY, city leaders meet weekly to share data from different departments. Maria Koetter, director of sustainability for the city, explains how data can help reduce the urban heat island.
Why your next storage solution may depend on blockchain
Storage has long been centralized and inherently insecure. Blockchain may be able to change that.
How we learned to talk to computers, and how they learned to answer back
While speech is second nature for human beings, it is a complex and fast-developing field in computing. Learn how computers have acquired speech, and what it means for our future.
Quantum leap: D-Wave’s next quantum computing chip offers a 1,000x speed-up
With a new chip due out early next year, the maker of the D-Wave quantum system says its technology has the potential to revolutionize machine learning.
Tesla’s new Autopilot makes a big bet on radar; Musk said system would have prevented deadly crash
Autopilot, Tesla’s autonomous feature for highway driving, is getting a major upgrade. Here are the main takeaways, and what the experts say about it.
Cybersecurity: Two-thirds of CIOs say threats increasing, cite growth of ransomware
Eight of 12 tech decision makers polled said FBI warnings of ransomware and other cybersecurity attacks are valid, and that threats have increased in the past year.
JVM developers moving to containers and microservices to keep up with fast data
The Java EE app server may be dying, but a new Lightbend survey sheds light on where developers are placing their bets.
Big data booming, fueled by Hadoop and NoSQL adoption
A new report from Forrester Research predicts the big data management market will grow at a 12.8% compound annual growth rate through 2021.
US government officially recalls Samsung Galaxy Note7 over battery concerns
A few weeks after exploding batteries were reported by some Galaxy Note7 owners, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a formal recall for the devices.
Apps every iOS 10 and iPhone 7/7+ user should check out today
iOS 10 and the iPhone 7/7+ have made big changes. Here are some of the most notable enhancements and the apps that are taking advantage of them.
5G connectivity means big changes for business and consumers. Here’s a look ahead at some of them.
5G won’t be available to consumers until 2020, but Cambridge Consultants telecom tech strategist Paul Beastall says it will help IoT deliver on its promises, among other changes.
From Jedi Council to Deepak Chopra: Tabletop versions of 3D holograms the next big thing
Yoda has nothing on Deepak Chopra, who is now presenting wellness workshops via holograms.
Tesla’s Autopilot 8.0: Why Elon Musk says ‘perfect safety’ is still impossible
Tesla just announced its newest update for Autopilot. In a press conference, Musk addressed fleet learning, safety, and what kinds of objects, exactly, Autopilot 8.0 can detect.
An Excel conditional format that expands with grouped data
By adding a helper column and a simple conditional format rule, you can apply an alternating band scheme that expands to accommodate a group.
Why data centers fail to bring new jobs to small towns
Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft continue building large data centers in rural areas, but most do not create jobs for local residents. Here’s what you need to know.
How quantum computing could unpick encryption to reveal decades of online secrets
The encryption we take for granted as being uncrackable would have a limited shelf-life in the quantum age, says a security expert.
Oracle broadens cloud push with intelligent cloud apps, analytics, containers
At the 2016 Oracle OpenWorld conference, Oracle unveiled a host of new cloud products, including many SaaS and PaaS tools.