Get Well Dave!

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$20K Surface!

Microsoft’s decision to build an 84 inch/213 cm / 4K Surface Hub (i.e., a giant computer screen) in America is a great idea. The on-going challenge for the overall High Tech industry is building a sustained, in-country, manufacturing-base versus the occasional headline/marketing grabbing here and there news-bite!

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The Irony.

In today’s IT-landscape, it should come as no surprise that Kaspersky (yes, the anti-virus software firm) reported an attempted hack of their systems!

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Playing Defensive?

Captain Cook’s (aka Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO) privacy-speech is laudable… although it omitted the simple fact that Cupertino collects mass amounts of data ranging from how consumer’s use their products to allowing third-parties to pitch their goods/services via the firm’s iAd product embedded in any given ‘free’ application the company offers. A slight but significantly important omission!

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Ignore No More!

The biggest surprise might have been the firm’s Android-offering regarding their ‘new’ music-streaming service!

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Fanboy Fest.

All things Apple is set for this week…

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Ambient Power.

In a first, two UW-students have demonstrated their ‘Power-Over-Wi-Fi’ projects by successfully sending signals to beam power to a camera.

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A ‘Dedicated’ Enemy?

In the aftermath of a major data-breech, aside from blaming China (the default target) US government officials have claimed the nation is facing a ‘dedicated’ hacking enemy. ‘Dedicated’ meaning this threat is fact and/or ‘dedicated’ meaning this threat is another diversion as the nation (world) continues down the path towards becoming a police-state?

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Cyber-spree?

In the aftermath of another reported incident of cyber-espionage, expect the rhetoric between the Chinese and American government to increase if the US State Department data-breech actually happened…

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Push-Pal?

Party-foul PayPal for end-users having to agree to what sounds like essentially being bothered by direct-marketing solicitations via the firm’s upcoming end-user agreement (effective July 1st!)

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