Technology

Is Silicon Valley tone deaf?

  • 20/04/2018 at 13:18 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Tech EyeIs Silicon Valley out of touch with the real world and real people? This situation is a probability with some of the actions of technology companies coming under fire – Think Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, how despite the leaking of data it seems that Facebook is not going to do much at all about privacy and protecting user’s data. Seeing as their whole business models is advertising and data, what incentive is there for them to change their income stream?

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How 1.1.1.1 Cloudflare DNS should make the Internet more secure

  • 02/04/2018 at 23:36 by It's a Gadget Staff
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CloudFlareCloudflare is looking to make the internet safer and with more privacy using DNS. The idea that Cloudflare is introducing is the DNS service 1.1.1.1. The basic premise is simple, to create a DNS that does not allow ISP or someone who is hacking into your network to see what websites you are visiting. For many people, especially those in dangerous nations, this is a big plus to keeping themselves and their families safe.

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Facebook faces legal troubles in the US and UK

Facebook is ClutteredFacebook is facing legal troubles following the breaking story of Cambridge Analytica using personal data to create what could almost be called a “social experiment” in thought influence and control. Facebook is claiming the company has done nothing wrong and it is not responsible for any the trouble caused by Cambridge Analytica.

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Loomo: Combining a smart robot with a mini transporter

  • 17/03/2018 at 00:25 by It's a Gadget Staff
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LoomoWhat happens when you combine a Segway with a robot? You get the Loomo, now available on Indiegogo. On the device is AI, a camera, an interactive personality and runs on Android.

Loomo Components

The components of the Loomo include Segway Mini Plus’ magnesium alloy base, multi-sensor perception with Intel RealSense, self-stabilizing 3-axis gimbal, visual perception and understanding, robust motion control system, intelligent planning and obstacle avoidance.

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Google finds security flaw in Microsoft Edge

  • 21/02/2018 at 22:26 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Security KeyGoogle found a security flaw in Microsoft’s Edge browser, announcing its finding after Microsoft failed to fix the weakness in the time allowed. The response from Microsoft as to why they were unable to include a security update for this flaw is that the issue was too complicated to have anything ready for February’s update.

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A private home assistant: Mycroft Mark Two

  • 14/02/2018 at 23:06 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Mycroft Mark TwoThe Mycroft Mark Two is an open source voice assistant in the mold of Google Home and Amazon Echo but with a big difference. For this device, privacy is the word for users. The fact that your conversations are a big plus for this gadget.

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CES 2018 Day 4: Canon, Google, Ford

Canon Concept CES 2018Day 4 of CES is upon us, and the exciting gadgets and ideas keep coming. Canon has a concept camera that utilizes artificial intelligence on show, Google has arrived at CES to push its Google Assistant, Ford and Ojo Electrics collaborated to create a smart electric scooter, a robot from Savioke call Relay robot that acts as a concierge service and a Scrabble-playing robot from ITRI.

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