The Cloud Evolution of Managed Services Providers

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With the rise of cloud computing, many analysts had written off the traditional role of Managed Services Providers (MSPs). As Public Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) became increasingly powerful, reliable and affordable, it appeared that MSPs would be unable to compete. The original function of an MSP was to remotely manage a customer’s hosted technology, infrastructure and applications, … Read More

Slow Speed and Dropouts Causing Most Internet Headaches

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Australians are happier with their mobile service, but increasingly dissatisfied with their Internet connection. Over 112,000 complaints were lodged with the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) over the past year in relation to mobile, landline and Internet services. Mobile grievances fell by over 25% to a nine-year low, but complaints about Internet services rose 22% to a five-year high. Across mobiles, … Read More

Microsoft Upstages Apple With Surface Studio Desktop PC

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When Microsoft revealed its Surface Studio in October, the software giant put its rival Apple on notice. The new PC, featuring a breathtakingly thin display, intelligent design, and a convenient click wheel, has created a brand new category of hybrid tablet/desktop computer. The Surface Studio’s screen can pivot down to become a canvas, and the click wheel can be placed … Read More

Microsoft Edge Browser Offers Best Protection Against Socially Engineered Malware

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Socially Engineered Malware (SEM) refers to a type of attack that tricks users into installing unsafe software. The download may be disguised as a tool that makes your computer run faster, but in reality it’s a malicious application. And according to a recent report by cyber-security advisors NSS Labs, the Microsoft Edge browser is the most effective browser for blocking … Read More

Artificial Intelligence Taps Into the Mysterious Power of the Universe

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New research has discovered the reason why Deep Learning Artificial intelligence systems may be so effective. It turns out they’re designed based upon concepts that follow the fundamental laws of the universe. These deep neural network programs, consisting of multiple layers of algorithms, have proven to be incredibly adept when it comes to solving complex problems, such as defeating the … Read More

Google’s Pixel Smartphone Throws Down the Gauntlet to Samsung

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When Google announced its new Pixel smartphone several weeks ago, Google’s VP of product management, Brian Rakowski, described the device as “the best smartphone camera anyone has ever made”. A bold claim, considering the fact that Samsung and Apple have dominated the market for years. The announcement heralds Google’s ambition to be a world leader in smartphone hardware, and the … Read More

SanDisk Announces World’s First 1TB SD Card

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At a recent European trade show for photographers and videographers, SanDisk unveiled its latest SD memory card with a massive one terabyte of storage capacity – more than many home computers. The record-breaking card comes just two years after SanDisk revealed the world’s first 512GB SD card in 2014, and sixteen years after SanDisk released its first 64MB SD card. … Read More

One Million Hijacked IoT Devices Launch World’s Largest Ever DDoS Attack

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A botnet of hijacked devices on the Internet of Things has overwhelmed one of the world’s premier providers of Distributed Denial of Service protection. The target of the attack was a popular blog managed by former Washington Post staffer Brian Krebs. His site, Krebs on Security, was under the protection of Akamai Technologies, a global leader in Content Delivery Network … Read More

Victoria Launches Australia’s Largest and Fastest Free Wi-Fi Network

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Australia’s most advanced free public Wi-Fi network recently launched in Melbourne, delivering world-class Internet access to users across all Melbourne CBD train stations, as well as Queen Victoria Market, the Bourke St Mall, and South Wharf Promenade at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. VicFreeWiFi is the largest network of its kind in Australia, and one of the most advanced … Read More

New Wi-Fi Technology Means Smarter Homes and Safer Drones

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A team from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has built a new wireless network system that can pinpoint a user’s location to within ten centimetres, without the need for any additional sensors. Wi-Fi networks quickly identify devices that come within range, and when several access points are connected it’s possible to triangulate someone’s position. But this … Read More