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Yahoo Confirms Massive Leak Of 500 Million User Accounts

September 22, 2016 3:45 pm  | Comments: 3 | Views: 13294
On Thursday afternoon, Yahoo officially confirmed data “associated with at least 500 million user accounts” have been stolen in what may be one of the largest cybersecurity breaches in history. In the statement, the recently-sold internet giant said it believes a “state-sponsored actor” — an individual acting on behalf of a government —  was behind the… View Article

Walmart Patents New Self-Driving Shopping Carts

September 15, 2016 3:36 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 13432
Last week the U.S. government granted Walmart a patent for a new system of self-driving shopping carts that the company hopes to roll out in stores across the country in the near future. According to the patent request, the shopping carts would be equipped with a detachable “Roomba-like” motor system that uses a combination of… View Article

Facebook Expands Its Personalized Learning Platform to 120 Additional Schools

August 11, 2016 9:00 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 6788
Facebook’s newest partnership with Summit Public Schools introduces an innovative approach to learning On Tuesday, Facebook and Summit Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school network, announced that 120 U.S. schools are planning to introduce a free student-directed learning system this fall. Co-created by the social network and the charter school network, the “Summit Personalized Learning… View Article

The World’s First Public Website Went Live 25 Years Ago

August 8, 2016 8:36 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3033
This past Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of when the first public website went online on August 6, 1991—a date that effectively marked the start of the web as a widely available tool. The site is a basic text page with hyperlinked terms explaining how the webpage project work, and still remains active and accessible to… View Article

Macy’s Unveils New In-Store Mobile Shopping Assistant

July 21, 2016 7:52 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 8707
Ten stores are currently pilot-testing the AI mobile service powered by IBM’s Watson On Wednesday, retail brand Macy’s debuted “Macy’s On Call,” the department store’s first in-store digital assistant powered by IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Accessible via smartphone, the new mobile web tool provides shoppers with location-specific information and assistance as the shop around… View Article

Disney Accelerator Announces 9 New Startups For 2016 Program

July 13, 2016 3:40 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 7265
This week Walt Disney Co. kicked off its third annual Disney Accelerator in Los Angeles, revealing nine new startups that have been admitted into the 2016 program. Each year the mentorship-driven investment program selects up to ten innovative media and entertainment startup companies to participate in a three-month program where they work on developing their ideas with the support… View Article

Apple Launches iOS 10 Beta Version to the Public

July 11, 2016 7:32 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5299
On Thursday Apple launched the new iOS 10 in public beta, allowing everyone the opportunity to experience the updated mobile operating system before the the official release in the fall. The public release comes two days after Apple first invited developers to download the new beta software and experiment with it on iPhones, iPad touch and… View Article

Apple Encourages Organ Donation on New iPhone Update

July 5, 2016 9:39 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4755
Users will be able to register to become an organ donor through iOS 10, the latest version of Apple’s iPhone and iPad software, which is expected to be released this fall Apple announced on Tuesday that the upcoming iPhone iOS 10 software update will allow users to sign up as organ donors via their smartphone. In… View Article

Americans Are Consuming an Entire Hour More of Media Per Day

June 28, 2016 7:43 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6394
A newly released Nielsen report reveals the average U.S. adult is consuming 10 hours and 39 minutes of media per day – a full hour increase from 2015 – with the rise largely contributed to a substantial increase in smartphone and tablet usage. Released on Monday, Nielsen’s Q1 2016 Total Audience Report found that smartphone usage… View Article

New Campaign Warns Travelers of Mobile Hacks at Rio Olympics

June 28, 2016 4:45 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 7913
The U.S. government is launching a multimedia campaign Wednesday advising Americans traveling to the August Olympic Games in Rio and other abroad destinations that proprietary information stored on electronic devices is at high risk for security breaches. USA Today reported that the “Know the Risk; Raise Your Shield” program warns travelers that foreign security services… View Article

New Clues Surface About the World’s Oldest Computer

June 21, 2016 6:56 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2744
A decades-long investigation has recently shed new light into what many consider to be the world’s first computer. The ancient device, known as the Antikythera (an-ti-KEE-thur-a) Mechanism, dates back to sometime between 200 and 70 B.C. and scientists have been captivated by its mysterious function and purpose since it was discovered in an ancient shipwreck… View Article