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The End of Life … for Windows 7 …  is Nigh

By cloudss | Nov 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Microsoft’s Windows 7 Operating system, introduced in 2009 and only intended to upgrade windows in the wake of the much-disliked Windows Vista finally reaches its end of life date on 14 January 2020.  Looking back, it was an unexpected success in many ways, and looking forward, if you’re one of the 39% of Windows users […]

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Google To Offer Bank Accounts

By cloudss | Nov 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tech giant Google is crossing over into the banking world by partnering with Citigroup to offer ‘smart checking’ accounts (bank current accounts) next year as part of its ‘Cache’ project. Partnering, Not Self-Branding Google is reported to be prepared to rely heavily on the knowledge of Citibank partner in the project and will not be […]

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New Brave Browser: Blocks Ads, Pays Rewards

By cloudss | Nov 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The new 1.0 browser from Brave removes ads and ad trackers and pays users through a reward system for viewing the ads that Brave presents. Brave? Brave is a San Francisco based start-up company, founded in 2015 and led by CEO Brendan Eich, formally of Firefox. Ad and Tracker-Free Two of the key advantages of the […]

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Despite Patches, Researchers Warn That Intel Chips Are Still Vulnerable

By cloudss | Nov 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The New York Times has reported that despite Intel issuing patches for security flaws (that were discovered last year) in its processors, security researchers are alleging that the processors still have some serious vulnerabilities. What Flaws? In January 2018, it was discovered that nearly all computer processors made in the last 20 years contained two […]

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Research Says Memes Can Tell Between Humans and Bots

By cloudss | Nov 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Researchers from the University of Delaware have concluded that when it comes to authentication for logins, Memes may be one of the strongest techniques to distinguish between a human and a bot. The Bot Challenge One of the great challenges to websites when it comes to authentication for logins is that software bots can fool […]

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Tech Tip – Save a Web Page as a PDF

By cloudss | Nov 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, when researching online, it’s helpful to be able to collect information in a form that can easily be printed out, so here’s how to save a web page as a PDF from three popular browsers: Google Chrome: – Top right (three-dot icon), choose ‘Print’ (or use Ctrl + P) – In ‘Destination’ choose ‘Change’ – In […]

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Scale of Police Computer Misuse Uncovered

By cloudss | Nov 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Freedom of Information (FoI) request made by think tank Parliament Street has revealed that 237 serving officers and members of staff have been disciplined for computer misuse in the last two financial years. Sackings and Resignations The FOI request, which was responded to by 23 forces also revealed that 6 employees resigned and 11 […]

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$20 Million Fight Highlights Value of Social Influence and PR

By cloudss | Nov 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The popularity and influence of two YouTube celebrities making their boxing event an all-time global Top 20 pay-per-view phenomenon and splitting a $20 million prize is a reminder of the magnifying value of online PR. What Happened? Two of the world’s leading YouTube celebrities and ‘Generation Z’ heroes Logan Paul and Olajide “KSI” Olatunji followed […]

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Google Announces New ‘Teachable Machine 2.0’ No-Code Machine Learning Model Generator

By cloudss | Nov 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two years on from its first incarnation, Google has announced the introduction of its ‘Teachable Machine 2.0’, a no-code custom machine learning model generating platform that can be used by anyone and requires no coding experience. First Version Back in 2017, Google introduced its first version of Teachable Machine which enabled anyone to teach their computer […]

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‘Moore’s Law’ and Business Innovation Challenged By Slow-Down In Rate of Processing Power Growth

By cloudss | Nov 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many tech commentators have noted a stagnation or slow-down period in computing related to ‘Moore’s Law’ being challenged, but has the shrinking of transistors within computer chips really hit a wall and what could drive innovation further? What Is Moore’s Law? Moore’s Law, named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, is based on his observation from […]

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