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Having the option of unlocking your car with an iPhone might be closer than we think. Apple has teamed up with Samsung; together, they are working on Digital Key, a reliable and unhackable solution for unlocking your car. The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), which Samsung and Apple are members of, has released the first version of specifications for this innovative digital transformation project. The Digital Key will allow you to lock and unlock any vehicle,

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There’s a public preview of a new Microsoft Azure cybersecurity tool designed to stop enterprise users from using bad passwords – namely, the Microsoft Azure AD Password Protection. Not only does the tool contain a list of 500 known bad passwords, it also helps block a million more that are nothing more than character variations of them. An uninspired password idea such as ‘password’ will now be forbidden to use, as well as any variations

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By analysing 46 million bits of electronic data, Google AI can now predict the outcome of medical treatment and make a prediction if a patient’s health is going to take a turn for the worst. This digital transformation project has the potential to completely revolutionise health diagnostics as we know it. By joining forces, researchers from Stanford University and Google Brain have published a paper in Nature, detailing how it’s possible to use deep learning,

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With the help of deep learning, Nvidia is now able to produce slow-motion videos from existing video footage. This has a wide array of potential uses in various fields. Essentially, this digital transformation move takes the existing technology and brings it up a notch. Here’s what this next-generation technology can do: take any 30-fps video, and the deep learning system can slow it down to any frame rate you desire. The previously-available methods weren’t nearly

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LG Uplus, a telecommunications company, has partnered up with Inus Bath, a bathroom remodelling firm, to bring us IoT services for bathrooms. The new Smart Bathroom service introduces ventilators and bidet toilets with Wi-Fi connections that users will be able to control by using their smartphones. Apart from that, they’ll be able to choose from various different settings; one of them is the option of turning on the device automatically or simultaneously. In practical terms,

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According to a new report, Microsoft has been looking to get involved in AI technologies, competing in a space where Amazon is recognised as the dominant company. Microsoft will be applying computer vision, AI, IoT, and other technology to enhance the customers’ shopping experience. In technical terms, Microsoft Azure image-processing and facial recognition technology can be connected to these endpoints together with various hardware such as cameras, sensors, embedded devices, etc. The company also boasts

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In the forthcoming months, Microsoft Office 365 apps will be getting a makeover. This includes the ever-popular office solutions such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. One of the changes touches upon Office Ribbon, which will be taking up less space and be collapsible from now on. If you’re an Office.com user, it’s possible you’ll be able to play around with it for a little bit not too long from now, since Microsoft is rolling out

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Microsoft has decided to end all official Windows 7 and Windows 8 forum tech support. From July onwards, if you have a problem with Windows 7 or 8, Surface Pro, or Microsoft Office 2013, you’re going to have to rely on the community to provide the answers for you. From that point on, the company officials will no longer post helpful solutions to queries regarding: – Windows 7 – Windows 8.1 – Windows 8.1 RT

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Accenture released a new report saying that the healthcare industry is not only adopting the IoT and AI technologies but doing so quite aggressively. However, these organisations need capabilities to verify data. The report says that 77% of respondents surveyed (health executives) expect to invest in IoT and smart sensors in 2018, while 53% of them expect to invest in AI systems. Supposedly, 86% of executives said their organisations use data for the purposes of

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By 2020, 24 billion IoT devices are estimated to be installed. If business owners don’t take the proper steps to secure them, data could be lost or exposed to the public as a direct result of their actions – or lack thereof. So, what can be done about it? Here are some nuggets of wisdom: Insider threat is always a possibility It’s what you always have to keep in mind. Insiders can collect and expose

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