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Your Smart TV Could Give Hackers a Window on Your World

Cybercriminals have discovered ways to compromise smart TVs, including hacking them, the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation recently warned. Smart TV owners should do their due diligence to secure...

Linux For All Shines on LXDE Desktop

Linux For All very well could be a unifying Linux distribution that provides a common computing platform. LFA is a distro developed by Sweden-based software engineer Arne Exton of Exton Linux, the...

Amazon Ratchets Up Competition in 5G, Hybrid IT

Among the highlights of Amazon Web Services re:Invent, ongoing in Las Vegas through Dec. 9, are three Tuesday announcements that strengthen its presence in the enterprise hybrid IT infrastructure market: AWS is...

Twitter Sets Up Privacy Center but Moves to Skirt GDPR

By John P. Mello Jr.Dec 4, 2019 10:03 AM PT Twitter on Monday announced its formation of a new Privacy Center to give users more clarity on what it does to protect...

EU Digital Czar to Probe Facebook’s and Google’s Data Wrangling

By John P. Mello Jr.Dec 3, 2019 4:00 AM PT The European Union has launched a probe into how Google and Facebook gather, process, use and monetize data for advertising purposes. The European...

Tapping AI for a Future of Better, Faster, Cheaper Gift Shopping

If you are like me, every Christmas you dread shopping because figuring out what everyone wants is a bit of a nightmare. You don't know what folks want in your price...

HPC and AI Are Changing the World

While it's easy to imagine AI and high performance computing platforms solving some of the world's most challenging problems, and simulating everything from the human genome to climate change,...

A Glimpse of Our Wireless Future

This story was originally published on Sept. 30, 2019, and is brought to you today as part of our Best of ECT News series. Last week I attended a Qualcomm event that...

How the Quantum Tech Race Puts the World’s Data at Risk

The technology one-upmanship between the United States and China is fast becoming the new space race. There's been a lot of talk in the press about the competition to reach 5G,...

Demystifying 5G – It’s Real and It’s Here

Every decade the wireless industry transitions to a new cellular technology, and every generation there are doubts about the new technology. This continues with 5G. I have heard from consumers and even...

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