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What does the future hold as technology moves at a rapid pace?

Almost 30 years ago I witnessed the first round of “disposable technology” where people were getting rid of old computers like they were disposable plates. You have to remember that at the time, there was no clear winner in the home computer wars and the machines were very expensive compared to today. In fact, most people didn’t even have a computer in their home yet. They definitely were not walking

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Technology Justice: How to Get Energy To All

SDG 9: to “build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation,” is critical because it will determine whether we achieve energy, health and education goals. The focus on resilience and sustainable development is welcome, but innovation and development must change to achieve this. Infrastructure How can we develop infrastructure that is sustainable and resilient, affordable and equitable, which supports the economic development and well-being of those left

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New iPhones? Apple schedules media event for Sept. 9

Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets. The company has introduced a new iPhone model every year around this time. But in typical fashion, Apple is only dropping vague clues about its plans. Invitations sent to reporters and analysts on Thursday were headlined, “Hey Siri, give us

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Leveraging technology is a Must to Grow Your Bottom Line

Leveraging technology in today’s high-tech world is a must for growing a business and improving the bottom line. Here are four ideas to help you get started. Think long term, think strategic Create a long-term (three- to five-year) plan that provides the framework for information-technology-related decisions, projects and operations. Taking the time to develop a plan will turn the company into a forward thinker, with a proactive and well-thought-out approach

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Windows 10: Broken Update Forces Some Users into Endless Reboot Loop

Mandatory automatic update for operating system causes issues as broken patch makes it reach certain percentage of installation before failing and rolling back. Some users of Windows 10 are reporting issues installing one of Microsoft’s first updates for the new operating system, which traps them in a reboot loop. The KB3081424 update, released on Wednesday, collects a series of smaller updates into one bigger patch designed to make the updating

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Samsung Introduces New Phones and Mobile Payments System

The Samsung Note 5, right, includes a digital pen. The S6 Edge Plus, left, has a curved screen that wraps around the sides of the phone.Credit Samsung Heavy lies the crown for any leader in the smartphone market, and Samsung’s plan to stay in the lead is to introduce new phones alongside a new mobile payments system. The South Korean manufacturer introduced two big-screen Galaxy phones on Thursday: the Note 5, which includes

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Business Smartphones With the Longest Battery Life: 2015

A fast processor and a big display won’t get you very far if your business phone is always running out of juice. That’s why long battery life is crucial for anyone who uses a smartphone for work. Before you buy your next mobile device, read on for the smartphones that couple great productivity features with serious longevity. Note: Numbers represent battery life with continuous Web browsing over Wi-Fi.  Huawei Ascend

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Cortana for Windows 10: Top Features for Business

By Brett Nuckles No room in your budget to hire a personal assistant? You might not need one after you upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft’s latest desktop operating system – available as a free upgrade for all computers currently running Windows 7 or 8 – adds a handy new personal assistant application called Cortana. The app, which is always just one click or voice command away on the Windows 10 desktop,

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Why don’t some people use the Internet?

Senior citizens make up a huge chunk of those who abstain, but income, education, location and ethnicity also are factors, according to Pew Research. For the vast majority of people living in the US, Internet use is a given, an expectation, a norm. But about 15 percent still don’t turn to the Net at all, according to new data from Pew Research. That figure is down substantially from 2000 when

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Do we really need the Internet?

One FCC commissioner appears to think that we don’t, but perhaps he doesn’t understand the question On June 25, 2015, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly caused a bit of a kerfuffle with his remarks to the Internet Innovation Alliance. The speech was titled “What is the Appropriate Role for Regulators in an Expanding Broadband Economy?” It contained five key points that every regulator in every country should adhere to when considering

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