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No, digital picture frames are not dead — in fact, this one is insanely cool

The Meural Canvas. Image: Meural. I’m about to tell you about a product that’s much cooler than I ever expected. Here’s how it all started. A few months ago, I got a call from a Discovery Series supporter at Wellbots, with whom I’ve been working for awhile. Wellbots is the company who has kindly been supplying me with drones for… Read more →

Capital One’s Critical Stack launches beta for Kubernetes, container orchestration

Capital One Financial has launched the beta of Critical Stack, a container orchestration platform for cloud infrastructure. Turns out there’s a bit of technology in Capital One’s wallet. Capital One launching an enterprise container platform is due to the 2016 acquisition of Critical Stack. That acquisition fed into a broader digital transformation plan that aimed to turn Capital One into… Read more →

iPhone X assembly carried out by students working illegal overtime

Jason Cipriani/ZDNet Apple admits that high school students interning at Foxconn worked beyond their legal hours on the iPhone X production lines. Must read: How strong are iPhone X sales? Six high school students, who were part of 3,000 students taking part in a three-month-long work experience program, told the Financial Times that they routinely worked 11-hour days assembling iPhone… Read more →

Cisco, Interpol team up to share cybercriminal threat data

Interpol, Cisco Cisco and Interpol have announced a new agreement to share threat data on cybercriminal activities. On Tuesday, the tech giant and international law enforcement agency said that sharing threat intelligence between the parties will be the “first step” in jointly tackling today’s cybercrime. Modern consumers and businesses are facing more and more digital threats every day. Hardly a… Read more →

Qualcomm: Mesh networking is the future of smart homes

Home broadband services are on the cusp of change and mesh networking is needed to push the industry forward, according to Qualcomm. Research firm Gartner predicts that 8.4 billion connected “Things” will be in use in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016. Following from this, GMSA report “The Impact of the Internet of Things: The Connected Home” suggests that up… Read more →

Singapore airport to trial $5M digital air traffic tower

Singapore has awarded a S$7 million (US$5.16 million) contract to UK-based NATS to trial a digital tower at its international airport. To be tested over 22 months, the “smart” air traffic tower was designed to improve air traffic management, ground operations, and runway safety. Equipped with various assistive functionalities and features, the tower also would enhance operational efficiencies at the… Read more →

The Washington Post’s Platform as a Service Venture

Harry McCracken has written an excellent profile of the Washington Post’s Arc Publishing business which sells access to the same technology that is used to publish the online newspaper. [Arc Publishing] allows other news organizations to use the Post’s tools for writers and editors. …It’s like a high-end version of Squarespace or WordPress.com, tailored to solve the content problems of… Read more →

The Washington Post’s Platform as a Service Venture

Harry McCracken has written an excellent profile of the Washington Post’s Arc Publishing business which sells access to the same technology that is used to publish the online newspaper. [Arc Publishing] allows other news organizations to use the Post’s tools for writers and editors. …It’s like a high-end version of Squarespace or WordPress.com, tailored to solve the content problems of… Read more →

Samsung releases Tizen 3.0 update for Gear S3 smartwatch

The Samsung Gear S3 is Samsung’s most powerful smartwatch and according to SamMobile a major update is now available. I recently set my Gear S3 Frontier aside to focus on using the new Apple Watch Series 3 with my iPhone X, but am testing several Android phones and may be moving back to a Galaxy Note 8 in a month…. Read more →

DOJ antitrust lawsuit seeks to block AT&T, Time Warner merger

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is launching an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T in an effort block its proposed $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. DOJ officials say the proposed deal would harm competition, increase prices for consumers, and reduce innovation in the media industry. Time Warner’s network portfolio includes HBO, CNN, TBS, TNT, and Cinemax, among others, and according… Read more →