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Credder: Fighting the scourge of online fake news

Exploiting fakes in the digital age Tonya Hall talks to Shiv Singh, author, founder, and CEO of Savvy Matters, about a new book that explores ways to identify fake profiles in today’s digital world. Credder is a startup with noble ambitions: to fight the spread of fake news and raise the quality of journalism through an online process where professional… Read more →

Coda turns desktop documents into apps for your phone

Top 10 apps for iPhone users The apps you shouldn’t delete under any circumstance. Documents and spreadsheets have not significantly changed since their inception in the 1980s, yet they are used today well beyond what they were originally designed to do.  CNET Best Phones for 2019 Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. Read More Now,… Read more →

Taiwan profits from America’s trade war with China

Is the Huawei ban an assault or simply just part of a trade war? TechRepublic’s Karen Roby talks to David Gewirtz of ZDNet to gain his perspective on the latest happenings surrounding Huawei and the implications of a trade war. Read more: https://zd.net/2KlPYZ3 Taiwan is profiting from the trade war between the US and China as computer production returns home,… Read more →

Dell releases more high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops

What’s holding the Linux desktop back? Linus Torvalds looks to Chromebooks and Android for the future of the Linux desktop, while Linux Mint developers aren’t happy with each other. Canonical and Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth recently said, “We have seen companies signing up for Linux desktop support, because they want to have fleets of Ubuntu desktop for their artificial… Read more →

Cheap laptops and budget Chromebooks for summer travel

What’s holding the Linux desktop back? Linus Torvalds looks to Chromebooks and Android for the future of the Linux desktop, while Linux Mint developers aren’t happy with each other. Summer is a time of being out an about, of adventures and hikes, of BBQs and camping. But some of us still need to get work done during the times when… Read more →

Hydrogen-powered air taxi? Yup, it’s real.

It wasn’t that long ago that demos of hydrogen vehicles involved someone wearing an electrostatic protective suit. And flight, although ludicrously safe as practiced in commercial aviation, just feels inherently risky.  So it was with a raised eyebrow and slow clap of admiration that I got to preview a first-of-its-kind electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle designed for passenger… Read more →

Father’s Day 2019: Cool tech gifts your dad will love

Cool tools for Dad you won’t find at the mall David Gewirtz’s top gift ideas for Father’s Day include some unusual and unexpected products, not just more of what Dad has already seen at his local big box store. Forget the socks or another T-shirt! Choose a tech gift has been hand-picked, reviewed, and tested by a gadget-loving dad. Practical… Read more →

The Galaxy Note 10 might drop the headphone jack and physical buttons (but will Samsung make a mess of this too?)

Do you miss the headphone jack on many premium smartphones? How will you feel when, in a few years, smartphones no longer feature physical buttons? Must read: How tough are Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops? A rumor suggests that Samsung could be getting ready to drop both the headphone jack and physical buttons from the Galaxy Note 10. Bluetooth would replace… Read more →

Seeking Strategic Niches in the Cloud

Touring one of Interxion’s cloud facilities in southern France shows how serious the industry has become. Meticulous security is in evidence everywhere, with many multiple layers of physical and virtual protection. Ruthless efficiency in design and construction abound in carefully laid out network cabling, battery rooms, and fire protection systems. So too in ready abundance are the three strategic assets… Read more →

Alibaba Cloud touts Asian heritage and focus as competitive advantages

Alibaba Cloud is playing up its focus and investment in Asia as a key competitive advantage over its US competitors, while remaining coy over how the US government’s treatment of Huawei may potentially impact other Chinese technology vendors. Executives from Alibaba’s cloud business point to the company’s data centre footprint in the region as well as market share as indication… Read more →

Alibaba Cloud touts Asian heritage, focus as competitive advantage

Alibaba Cloud is playing up its focus and investment in Asia as a key competitive advantage over its US competitors, while remaining coy over how the US government’s treatment of Huawei may potentially impact other Chinese technology vendors. Executives from Alibaba’s cloud business point to the company’s data centre footprint in the region as well as market share as indication… Read more →

Russian military moves closer to replacing Windows with Astra Linux

Image: RusBITech Russian authorities have moved closer to implementing their plan of replacing the Windows OS on military systems with a locally-developed operating system named Astra Linux. Last month, the Russian Federal Service for Technical and Export Control (FSTEC) granted Astra Linux the security clearance of “special importance,” which means the OS can now be used to handle Russian government… Read more →