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Image Captioning AI More Accurate Than Humans

By cloudss | Oct 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Microsoft has announced that in tests, its new, AI-based, automatic image captioning technology is better than humans at describing photos and images. Part of Azure AI The new automatic image captioning model is available via Microsoft’s Azure Cognitive Services Computer Vision offering, which is part of Azure AI. Azure Cognitive Services provides developers with AI services […]

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‘Hum to Search’ Songfinder

By cloudss | Oct 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Google has introduced a new feature to its search that enables it to identify a song that a user hums or whistles. What’s This Song? Serving the same basic purpose a the Shazam app, for example, users can now ask the Google app, Google Search widget (by tapping the mic icon) or Google Assistant the […]

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Featured Article – Desktop Screen Recording Software

By cloudss | Oct 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recording your screen can be useful for training, marketing and communications and there are many different free and paid-for services available for recording desktop activity. This article takes a brief look at several different examples. Recording Your Screen At a time where we all make and share videos using phones and via social media channels […]

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Tech Increasing Domestic Abuse

By cloudss | Oct 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

With domestic abuse on the rise, particularly since the pandemic lockdowns, we look at some of the chilling ways that smart devices and other technology are being used as a tool by abusers. Rise In Reports A BBC Panorama and Women’s Aid joint investigation obtained UK police figures showing that there was one domestic abuse […]

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Tech Tip – Using New Privacy Controls on Amazon Echo

By cloudss | Oct 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have an Amazon Echo smart speaker at home or in the office (which could be both if you are working at home) here’s how to protect your privacy using the newly introduced privacy controls. Amazon’s smart speakers take voice recordings and until recently users could choose to delete them after 2 or 18 […]

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Featured Article – Learning From the WisePay Attack

By cloudss | Oct 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the recent attack on the WisePay website which saw some parents unwittingly making school payments to cyber-criminals, we look at how to spot whether personal data may have been compromised and how to protect personal information going forward. WisePay WisePay is a payment services provider to UK schools and academies offering […]

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New ‘Breakout Rooms’ For Google Meet Users

By cloudss | Oct 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Users of the Google Meet, Enterprise for Education video-communication service (formerly part of G Suite) will soon be able to divide meeting participants into Breakout Rooms. Greater Engagement The feature, which started its gradual roll-out on 8th October will allow groups of students to split off into smaller groups for discussions which Google says is […]

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Buy Products Directly From YouTube

By cloudss | Oct 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

It has been reported that YouTube (owned by Google) is testing a feature that will enable viewers of YouTube videos to directly purchase products that they see featured in the video they are watching. Back in 2015 The idea was originally announced as far back May 2015 when YouTube announced that it had introduced “shoppable […]

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Recycling Your Jumper

By cloudss | Oct 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Swedish clothing retailer, H&M, in conjunction with the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has introduced the first jumper-cycling machine to one of its Stockholm stores. Environmental Impact Reducing the constant need for new-fibre garments is an important way in which the clothing industry can reduce carbon footprints and its impact on […]

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Tech Tip – Tracking Prevention With Microsoft Edge

By cloudss | Oct 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you use the Windows 10 Microsoft Edge browser and you’d like to improve your security and privacy by blocking potentially harmful trackers, here’s how: – In Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more  > Settings  > Privacy and services. – Set Tracking prevention ‘On’. – Select the level of tracking – Basic, Balanced (the default), or Strict. – ‘Basic’ blocks potentially harmful […]

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