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Can computers detect emotion and predict how people will react?

(Image: Silver Logic) No longer the realm of science fiction, computers can now recognize how we feel and analyze our real emotions – regardless of what we say. Seattle-based AI start-up SilverLogic Labs has developed an emotion recognition technology that analyzes and detects human emotions in ways that can predict how people will react or behave. special feature Enterprise Apps:… Read more →

Bradesco launches online bank as fintechs raise stakes in Brazil

Brazilian banking giant Bradesco has launched its own online bank as competition from new market entrants heats up. Online bank Next is hitting the market this week following beta testing the product over the last few weeks. The main audience for the bank will be millennials, to whom the bank plans to offer perks from partners including Uber, Apple, Hotels.com… Read more →

​The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

The most secure smartphones are Android smartphones. Don’t buy that? Apple’s latest version of iOS 11 was cracked a day — a day! — after it was released. So Android is perfect? Heck no! Android is under constant attack and older versions are far more vulnerable than new ones. Way too many smartphone vendors still don’t issue Google’s monthly Android… Read more →

The San Francisco Fallacy, book review: Unconventional wisdom

The San Francisco Fallacy: The Ten Fallacies That Make Founders Fail • by Jonathan Siegel • Lioncrest Publishing • ISBN-13: 978-1619616325 • 130 pages • £13.15/$16.99 Other cities are cheaper than San Francisco and have better infrastructure and more talented people who aren’t already in good jobs. So why do the tech companies who like to think of themselves as… Read more →

Amazon gains share in declining tablet market, Apple’s iPad still No. 1

In a declining tablet market, Amazon’s is gaining market share with its set of Fire devices. According to IDC, Amazon grew its market share 38.7 percent in the third quarter. Amazon ended the third quarter with 10.9 percent share, up from 7.5 percent a year ago. Amazon also shipped 4.4 million units in the third quarter, up from 3.1 million… Read more →

What you need to know about Apple and the iPhone X launch

CNET Forget keynotes and product launches, it’s during Apple’s quarterly earnings conference calls that we really get an insight into how Apple thinks and where it thinks the puck will shift to over the coming months. Must read: Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost certainly won’t) Here’s what we learned from last… Read more →

How to install, reinstall, upgrade and activate Windows 10

Video: How to upgrade an old PC to Windows 10 – free [Latest update: October 19, 2017. This updated content is based on the most recent public release of Windows 10, version 1709.] This article covers the most common scenarios you’re likely to encounter when installing, reinstalling, and activating Windows 10. Is it still possible to upgrade a PC to… Read more →

Synopsis to acquire security firm Black Duck Software in $565m deal

Black Duck Synopsis has announced its intention to acquire Black Duck Software in the hopes of expanding the firm’s security product offerings in the open-source arena. The electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP company will take on privately-held Black Duck in a deal worth approximately $565 million, or $548 million net of cash. Synopsis said on Friday that the… Read more →

T-Mobile reportedly makes Sprint a revised offer

Just a few days after merger negotiations reportedly fell apart between Deutsche Telekom-backed T-Mobile SoftBank-owned Sprint, T-Mobile has reached out to Sprint with a revised offer, the Wall Street Journal reports. The long-sought merger reportedly fell apart because SoftBank was unhappy with the latest terms, which would have given Deutsche Telekom majority ownership of both carriers. The terms of T-Mobile’s… Read more →

Apple is getting better at selling iPads and Macs

Apple’s Q4 2017 results are out, and while the iPhone is the device that still pulls in the big bucks, it seems that iPads and Macs are where the real growth is at. Must read : Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost certainly won’t) Let’s start with the big moneymaker; the iPhone…. Read more →