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Review: New book outlines the 'fourth industrial revolution' Special

London - A new book by Klaus Schwab looks at the 'fourth industrial revolution', taken as the age of connected devices. The book considers the opportunities and challenges that await human society as this era unfolds.

ATM's are 50-years-old - What does the future hold for ATMs?

The automated teller machine (ATM) was considered a radical move when Barclay's installed the machines in a London suburb in 1967. At that time, the machines gave a fixed amount of money using a special voucher - The familiar ATM card wasn't invented yet.

Data from 540 thousand vehicle tracking devices leaked online

Another breach has endangered the security of online data not meant for public consumption. This time, the leak involved the login data of more than half a million records tied to vehicle tracking device company SVR Tracking.

Digitalization of journalism into a research hub Special

London - The British Library is the repository of newspapers dating back to the 1600s together with a growing collection of radio, television and web news. Most of the content is now available digitally, providing an indispensable journalistic resource.

The microgrid vision is slowly becoming reality

It's funny how small things often become appealing to a large audience. Take the iPhone, for example. When it was first introduced, most analysts said it would flop, yet it went on to redefine markets. The same could be said of microgrids.

Smart breast pump startup Naya Health searches for investors

Janica Alvarez and her husband managed to raise $6.5 million from investors in 2013 to start Naya Health Inc. which makes a smart breast pump. Naya has already secured vital approval for her device from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Apple Watch 3 has connectivity issues just as shipments start

As shipments of Apple's new Series 3 smart watch begin the watch is experiencing difficulties in certain situations with connecting to cellular.

Small businesses suffer as ransomware epidemic grows

Small businesses are suffering from a ransomware epidemic. Firms have paid out a total of over $300 million in the past year, leaving them unable to make investments to develop their business. Recovering from the data loss can be an even greater struggle.

CCleaner malware might have been designed to steal trade secrets

The malware found bundled with popular computer maintenance software CCleaner was designed to compromise machines at some of the world's biggest tech companies. The discovery suggests the attack was more significant than first thought.

Using the IoT in flood management can save lives

In the past month, we have seen multiple examples of the damage flooding can do to a community, regardless of its size. These events have fueled the drive to develop better technologies to predict and alert officials to flooding dangers.

ARM explains how it'll get one trillion IoT devices online

IoT is expected to explode over the next decade as growing numbers of connected devices come online. This poses challenges across several domains, ranging from security and networking to trust. ARM recently explained how it's tackling the issues.

Cloud skills shortage threatens digital transformation

An acute skills shortage is impeding digital transformation at large enterprises across the world. According to a new report, $258m a year is being lost owing to a lack of cloud expertise. IT leaders are finding themselves ill-placed to manage new tech.

London ouster of Uber not justified: US commerce chief

Washington - The decision by London transport authorities to oust US ride-hailing firm Uber is "not really justified," US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday.

AI is transforming how programmers write software

Artificial intelligence is moving into new sectors as machine learning gains more capabilities. A growing trend is to use AI in software development, allowing programmers to be more efficient. In the future, machines could create their own code.

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication tech going nowhere

The technology that gives driverless vehicles the ability to see around corners and other "super powers" won't be on the first autonomous vehicles to hit the roads in the next few years.

Aging infrastructure still impeding digital transformation

Digital transformation strategies are being "held back" by a reliance on legacy tech, according to a new report. As companies try to modernise their IT, they're finding themselves restricted by aging infrastructure that can't be migrated to the cloud.

Ford uses Microsoft HoloLens to accelerate its car design

Ford has started using Microsoft's HoloLens headset to streamline its car development process. The company is using the mixed reality device to more rapidly iterate over design prototypes, allowing it to test the look of different parts in near real-time.

Google buys HTC's Pixel division in $1.1 billion deal

Google is buying HTC's Pixel division in a deal valued at $1.1 billion. The acquisition was first rumoured earlier this month. Google is not purchasing HTC's entire smartphone business, instead taking only the assets that helped create its Pixel device.

Telemedicine empowers patients in remote areas

Telemedicine uses telecommunication and information technology to deliver health care from a distance. Telemedicine has empowered patients in remote areas by enabling them to have health care in their home area when before telemedicine none was available.
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