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Windows 10 tip: Use setup log files to troubleshoot installation problems

Windows upgrades used to be something you only had to worry about every few years. But in the Windows 10 era, each twice-yearly feature update is essentially a full upgrade. When an upgrade or feature update fails, Windows Setup typically doesn’t provide any obvious indication of the underlying problem. But it does keep detailed records of every activity as it ... Read More »

Android blatantly copies the iPhone X navigation gestures

Google unveiled some of the new features in the next version of Android at its developer conference. One feature looked particularly familiar. Android P will get new navigation gestures to switch between apps. And it works just like the iPhone X. “As part of Android P, we’re introducing a new system navigation that we’ve been working on for more than ... Read More »

What’s driving Middle East’s rush to social media?

Video: Five facts about e-commerce in the Middle East. Adoption of social media is growing rapidly around the world. There are now 3.2 billion active social-media users, akin to 43 percent of the world’s population, according to new data from We Are Social. That’s up from 30 percent just 12 months ago. In the Middle East, nations such as Saudi ... Read More »

Nvidia researchers create AI, deep-learning system to enable robots to learn from human demonstration

Nvidia researchers have created a deep-learning system that can teach a robot simply by observing a human’s actions. According to Nvidia, the deep learning and artificial intelligence method is designed to improve robot-human communication and allow them to collaborate. The paper will be presented at a conference in Brisbane, Australia. Researchers trained neural networks powered by Nvidia’s Titan X GPUs. ... Read More »

Xbox at E3 2018: 6 things we want to see from Microsoft

With the launch of Xbox One X, Microsoft went pretty big for E3 2017. And that puts the pressure on for E3 2018 because now we’re hoping this Xbox showcase will be just as big as the last.  Now, we’re not expecting any kind of Xbox Two reveal or anything but this is a chance for Microsoft to really set ... Read More »

Technology that changed us: The 1970s, from Pong to Apollo

On June 26, 1974 in Troy, Ohio, supermarket cashier Sharon Buchanan took a pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Gum from Clyde Dawson and ran it through her newly installed barcode scanner. Image courtesy of https://www.gs1.org/ In many ways, 1968 was a year of transformation. From the Vietnamese Tet Offensive to North Korea capturing the surveillance ship USS Pueblo, international affairs ... Read More »

Yahoo shuts down social savings app Tanda only months after launch

Well, that didn’t take long. Yahoo Finance’s new social savings app Tanda, which launched just this January, is already shutting down. The company announced the news of the app’s closure via a blog post, which vaguely hinted at a lack of traction. That appears to be true – the app isn’t even in the top 1,500 in the Finance category ... Read More »

DTA grilled over Education’s AU$20m NEC ‘digital disaster’

The Department of Education (DOE) on Friday decided to scrap its Australian Apprenticeship Management System (AAMS) project, following a number of delays and a doubling in cost. The project, awarded to NEC in October 2015 and worth an initial AU$10 million, was intended to deliver a new IT system to replace the Training and Youth Internet Management System (TYIMS) which ... Read More »

Transforming communications is not a discussion of whether to replace handsets with headsets!

In my last blog, I talked about how we have transitioned away from the big VoIP move of the 2000s, and we’re now in a place where communication has gone beyond the humble telephone or even unified communications (UC). The advent of cloud technology has revolutionised the way we interact with our co-workers, near and far. Just because we have ... Read More »

GDPR’s silver lining: Data-driven AI and innovation in the enterprise

Simply mentioning the European Commission’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is enough to send shivers down the backs of businesses which have had to make rapid changes to be ready in time for the deadline. The cutoff point for organizations to conform to the new GDPR legislation has passed, but emails are still flooding in from companies hoping that you ... Read More »

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