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Why Amazon is the new Microsoft

A few years ago, chatbots were supposed to take over as a leading way to interact with the internet. They would live on our phones and in our messaging apps. Whenever we needed…

How blockchain makes self-sovereign identities possible

One of the curious constructions of the Internet is the term identity provider. You don’t need anyone to provide you with an identity, of course. You have an innate…

Will augmented reality make lying obsolete?

I’m putting the liars on notice.

The most underappreciated application for the combination of augmented reality (A.R.) and artificial intelligence (A.I.) is persistent…

To “Full Stack” or not, that is the question

Today, we have an app or software to perform everyday tasks that you would have performed in an entirely different manner 10 years ago or couldn’t have even dreamt of doing.…

The missing link in Microsoft’s A.I. strategy

The future belongs to the tech company that best harnesses artificial intelligence. A.I. is vital to understanding what consumers want and thus better design products for them…

Firefox Quantum: A leap forward, or a fatal trip?

I used to really like Firefox. Back in 2004, when Firefox 0.93 rolled out, I loved it. It was so much…

Time for a makeover: ‘Notifications 2.0’

It was the day that my new dryer pinged me to let me know the clothes were dry that I realized the notifications thing had gotten out of hand.

Don’t get me wrong. I love…

Why we can’t trust smartphones anymore

Your smartphone may contain secret “features” that leave you vulnerable.

I’m not talking about accidental design flaws that hackers might exploit. Security issues have…

Video surveillance revolution: Things to look forward to

Day by day, an increasing number of IoT devices are getting connected to the network. This number will only grow and with this comes the demand for robust infrastructure that…

RIP, Windows Phone. Your demise could lead Microsoft to redemption.

Microsoft in early October finally did what it should have done years ago: It killed Windows Phone. The smartphone operating system’s fate was sealed when Joe Belfiore,…

Silicon Valley is getting emotional

Apple’s shiny new iPhone X smartphone became available for pre-order on Friday

Packed with both bells and whistles and dominating the field in both speeds and feeds,…