Why Amazon Drone Service Will Not Work

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Source: D News Date: December 28th, 2015 Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRrxOfgwFyw Amazon.com says in a few years, your orders will be delivered to your door by drones! But before this happens, there’s a few (major) issues to be worked out. Discussion 1) Do you agree with any of the points being made, and if so, how could Amazon… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg has personally answered Facebook’s Indian critics

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A controversial Facebook effort to expand Internet access in India that has come under withering criticism from tech activists.  “Free Basics,” formerly known as Internet.org, offers a free, stripped-down version of the Internet to consumers who cannot afford a broadband connection or smartphone data plan.  The service provides information on health, travel, jobs and local… Read more »

Why politicians still dream of controlling the internet

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Who’s in charge of the internet?  Both Xi Jinping, President of China, and Donald Trump, Presidential candidate, clearly think it is time for national governments to grasp control of the internet to bend it to their own political purposes. Source: BBC News Date: December 17th. 2015 Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35112856 Discussion 1) China has an “increasingly sophisticated Great Firewall acts… Read more »

Making a fortune – just by playing games

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It’s a common worry among parents – the amount of time children spend playing computer games. But those endless hours in front of a screen have paid off for some who have become celebrity gamers competing for huge prizes. Source: BBC Technology Date: December 17th, 2015 Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35026796 Discussion 1) Would you watch professionals play a video game,… Read more »

Carly Fiorina on high-tech democracy: ‘There’s an app for this’

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Carly Fiorina said she will use technology — and votes by smart phones — to solve issues such as immigration and the economy if elected president. “The technology for a citizen government exists. There’s an app for this actually,” the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard said.  “We need to use technology to reengage citizens in the… Read more »

What is ransomware?

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Computer viruses that threaten to delete your files unless you pay a ransom are known as ransomware. Security experts have warned that ransomware is the fastest growing form of computer virus. Like other computer viruses, it usually finds its way onto a device by exploiting a security hole in vulnerable software or by tricking somebody… Read more »

How thermal imaging tech is about to become hot stuff

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Soon we’ll all be feeling the heat, thanks to thermal imaging technology.  Although it’s already been used by industry, the military and some emergency services, it was expensive and therefore had a limited market.  But in the same way that GPS location tech has now found its way into cars, smartphones, cameras and many other… Read more »