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New app replaces Klout for social media influence

Video: Despite controversy, Facebook still the go-to platform for lifestyle brands Social media has enabled unlimited communications from any individuals, but there are significant challenges in validating user influence in order to ensure authentic relationships. Lisbon, Portugal-based aggregation company Skorr has released a new app to manage your social media presence. The app measures influence and gives users a unified… Read more →

AI investment rising significantly among early adopters

Video: AI’s deep learning rush forces industry to find new architectures Early adopters are ramping up investment in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in 2018, reveals an AI study conducted by Constellation Research. Read also: How to Implement AI and Machine Learning | AI and the Future of Business Sixty percent of C-level executives surveyed say their organizations plan to increase… Read more →

Father’s Day 2018: The best tech gifts Dad will actually use

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Father’s Day 2018: The best tech gifts Dad will actually use

Smart Office The best office tech for under $50 Source Article from’s Day 2018: The best tech gifts Dad will actually use blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

BlackBerry QNX launches three safety certified auto systems

BlackBerry outlined three safety certified QNX products for automotive systems. QNX is BlackBerry’s automotive platform and embedded in 120 million vehicles, according to the company. Special feature Special report: Tech and the future of transportation (free PDF) This ebook, based on a special feature from ZDNet and TechRepublic, looks at emerging autonomous transport technologies and how they will affect society… Read more →

WWDC 2018: Why the Mac you know has no future

Video: WWDC 2018: Does Apple still care about macOS? Yesterday, I watched the WWDC 2018 keynote with anticipation. WWDC is ultimately a developer event, not a consumer one, so you have to look at it from the view of someone who writes software for Apple’s OS platforms. CNET: Here are the Macs that will work with MacOS Mojave | TechRepublic:… Read more →

Five years on, Snowden inspired tech giants to change, even if governments wouldn’t

Edward Snowden. (Image: file photo) Five years ago this week, Edward Snowden handed over a vast cache of close to ten thousand highly classified documents to reporters, revealing the scope and scale of the US government’s mass surveillance effort — and of its many global intelligence-gathering partners. First, the world learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been collecting… Read more →

Amazon launches Echo Look in U.S., could popularize computer vision via Alexa

Amazon said that its Echo Look, an Alexa-powered device that will give you fashion advice, is generally available in the U.S. The launch could popularize computer vision use cases. Echo Look utilizes computer vision and Alexa to provide style tips and fashion advice. Not surprisingly, Amazon is looking to sell you clothes and sell you fashion collections. CNET outlines the… Read more →

Lenovo outlines smart office hardware, software lineup led by ThinkSmart Hub

Lenovo is launching its first volley into the smart office market with the launch of products designed for meeting rooms. The company showcased its ThinkSmart Hub 700 at the Infocomm 2018 conference. Lenovo outlined a bundle of hardware and software that aims to connect multiple devices, sense participants and pair their devices and seamlessly integrate collaboration platforms such as Skype… Read more →

UK will enjoy rapid growth in VR, gaming, video streaming and internet spending in the next four years, reports PwC

The headlines from PwC’s UK Entertainment and Media Outlook for 2018-2022… PwC has predicted that the UK’s entertainment and media sector will enjoy a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2 percent over the next four years, and be worth £76 billion by 2022. The growth will be technology led, with virtual reality (VR) growing fastest from a very low… Read more →

Microsoft partners to roll out ‘Windows Collaboration Displays’ later this year

Microsoft and a couple of its OEM partners introduced “Windows Collaboration Displays” on June 6 at Computex. Sharp’s forthcoming Windows Collaboration Display What are these devices, exactly? They are not OEM knock-offs of Microsoft’s Surface Hub conferencing systems. Instead, in the words of a spokesperson, they are “non-compute peripherals extending the PC desktop experience to room scale as well as… Read more →

Microsoft looks to add security, stability with Windows 10 IoT Core Services

Microsoft is making a new service available to customers of its Windows 10 IoT core operating system. Called Windows 10 IoT Core Services, the coming paid service will be a complement to the existing free Windows 10 IoT Core operating system. Introduced at Computex on June 6, Windows 10 IoT Core Services is meant for partners who want to commercialize… Read more →