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Microsoft is closing its HealthVault patient-records service on November 20

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is dropping its HealthVault patient records-management service, the company notified customers via email today, April 5.  The service will be shut down on November 20 and any data residing in the service will be deleted after that date. HealthVault was one of the last pieces left of Microsoft’s original foray into first-part health services products. Recently, Microsoft… Read more →

IoT botnet targeting your enterprise? Nope. Just a kid with an ExploitDB account

Image: Citrix Headlines like “IoT botnet targets enterprise devices” sound very scary, but the reality is that many of these botnets are the work of kids playing around with random exploits they found online, and many of these botnets die out in a matter of weeks as the authors get bored or move on to other projects. The prime example… Read more →

iOS 12.2: Should you install it?

I’m always a little wary when it comes to installing new iOS updates on my devices. Not only is there the fear of some catastrophic show-stopping bug, or the slim but real possibility that it could brick my device, but there’s also that low-grade anxiety that there will be annoying bugs that will plague my day and put speedbumps in… Read more →

iPhone battery draining fast after installing iOS 12.2? Here how to diagnose the problem and get more battery life

How to switch from iPhone to Android without losing too much time, sleep, and your data! There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that you can switch, but the bad news is that the longer you’ve been using an iPhone, and the more you’ve made use of Apple’s features and … Source Article from https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/iphone-battery-draining-fast-after-installing-ios-12-2-here-how-to-diagnose-the-problem-and-get-more-battery-life/#ftag=RSSbaffb68iPhone battery draining… Read more →

Watch: A team of robots fulfills an order in 1 hour

Want orders in an hour? That will soon be a reality in more markets thanks to robots. Automation had made large-scale, ultra-fast order fulfillment economically viable (see: Jeff Bezos world domination), but the physical remoteness of typical logistics facilities has prevented retailers from offering true on-demand delivery outside a few metropolitan markets. But by harnessing networks of tiny automated hubs,… Read more →

Google pulls plug on AI ethics group only a few weeks after inception

AI and the power of negative thinking Mike Amundsen, author, speaker, and trainer, tells Tonya Hall about his idea that AI and negative thinking overlap at times. Google has axed a group established to debate the ethical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) only a few weeks after its creation. The emergence of AI, machine learning (ML), and associated technologies including… Read more →

Apple scammed by college students through fake iPhone replacement scheme

Apple opens up to outside repairs but maintains grip on parts Apple slightly loosens its grip on who mends your devices. Read more: https://zd.net/2IhP4vg Apple was allegedly scammed out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by college students who operated a cross-border iPhone resale scheme, US prosecutors say. As first reported by The Oregonian, two men visiting the United States… Read more →

Why the tech industry is wrong about Australia’s video streaming legislation

Let’s get something out of the way up front. The way the Criminal Code Amendment (Unlawful Showing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019 [PDF], often described as “social media” laws, was rammed through parliament on Wednesday night was a disgrace. A dying government in its final days needed to be seen to be doing something about the Christchurch terrorist attack being live-streamed and replicated on… Read more →

Why the tech industry is wrong about Australia’s video streaming legislation

Let’s get something out of the way up front. The way the Criminal Code Amendment (Unlawful Showing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Act 2019 [PDF], often described as “social media” laws, was rammed through parliament on Wednesday night was a disgrace. A dying government in its final days needed to be seen to be doing something about the Christchurch terrorist attack being live-streamed and replicated on… Read more →

Backdoor code found in popular Bootstrap-Sass Ruby library

Backdoor code was found added in a popular Ruby library used for frontend user interfaces inside Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications. The malicious code was removed via a library update. The library affected by this incident is Bootstrap-Sass, a Ruby package that provides developers with a Sass-version of Bootstrap, the most popular UI framework for developers today. The backdoor’s… Read more →

Apple hires top AI expert Ian Goodfellow from Google

Apple has apparently hired away one of Google’s pioneering AI experts, Ian Goodfellow. As CNBC first noted, Goodfellow’s LinkedIn profile says he joined Apple in March as a Director of Machine Learning in the Special Projects Group.   At Google, Goodfellow was a senior staff research scientist. He also previously served as a research scientist at the nonprofit research organization… Read more →