Category: Tech

Useful Tools for Easy Viewing and Editing PDF Files

Useful Tools for Easy Viewing and Editing PDF Files

PDF files have become the gold standard of document viewing. Why? Their main benefit is that they retain their format even when viewed on different computers, using different programs. I’m sure some of you have experienced viewing a word document only to find it’s screwed up because your viewing software...

Edge Computing

Edge Computing

Edge computing allows data produced by internet of things (IoT) devices to be processed closer to where it is created instead of sending it across long routes to data centers or clouds. Doing this computing closer to the edge of the network lets organizations analyze important data in near real-time...

Quantum Computers and How Do They Work?

Quantum Computers and How Do They Work?

Google, IBM and a handful of startups are racing to create the next generation of supercomputers. Quantum computers, if they ever get started, will help us solve problems, like modelling complex chemical processes, that our existing computers can’t even scratch the surface of. But the quantum future isn’t going to...

Google’s AI System

Google’s AI System

The modern field of artificial intelligence (AI) began in 1950 with Alan Turing’s landmark paper Computing machinery and intelligence, which outlined the principles of AI and proposed a test, now known as the Turing test, for establishing whether AI had been achieved. Although early researchers were confident that AI systems...

Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi is about to get faster. That’s great news: faster internet is constantly in demand, especially as we consume more bandwidth-demanding apps, games, and videos with our laptops and phones. But the next generation of Wi-Fi, known as Wi-Fi 6, isn’t just a simple speed boost. Its impact will be more...

Improve Work Performance with These Productivity Software

Improve Work Performance with These Productivity Software

Productivity is the ability to perform tasks efficiently and in a timely manner. In today’s busy and competitive business world, productivity is paramount for any business, organization or corporation. Productivity is more than just performing tasks successfully. It is about investing and allocating resources, so the company or business can...

Essential Chrome Apps and Features: Get More Done

Essential Chrome Apps and Features: Get More Done

In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you...

Algorithms That Rule the Web

Algorithms That Rule the Web

Google helps us think, Facebook finds us friends, and Pandora plays our own personalized soundtrack. It’s hard to say whether the computer algorithms that these services use to anticipate our needs and wants are turning us into puppets or geniuses. But algorithms have a huge impact on our tastes, buying...

How to Back Up and Protect All Your Data

How to Back Up and Protect All Your Data

When you sit down at the computer, you probably don’t want to spend your time backing up your files and data. It may not be as entertaining as Netflix or Facebook, but it just might be the most important job you can do on your desktop or laptop machine. Having a comprehensive backup...

Data-Driven Cities Making the Internet of Things a Reality

Data-Driven Cities Making the Internet of Things a Reality

Among all on the Internet of Things and big data hubbub, we decided to go looking for the real-deals in town, and the cities and the people who populate them that are making a data-driven future a thing of our current realities.  Below, the top cities that are putting data...

Verizon Wireless has won the race to 5G—sort of. On October 1, Verizon launched its "5G" home service in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, establishing equivocal bragging rights and setting off a domino run of 5G network launches that will continue through next spring.

What Is 5G?

Verizon Wireless has won the race to 5G—sort of. On October 1, Verizon launched its “5G” home service in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, establishing equivocal bragging rights and setting off a domino run of 5G network launches that will continue through next spring. That first network isn’t actually the real,...

Viruses-Spyware-and-Malware

Viruses Spyware and Malware

If your antivirus software did nothing but protect against computer viruses, it would be pretty much useless. The term computer virus, coined by USC researcher Fred Cohen back in 1984, very specifically refers to a program that injects its code into other programs. When the infected program runs, the virus spreads. The...

How to speed up Windows 10

Windows 10 is arguably the most efficiently coded operating system from Microsoft, but it also contains a vast number of features which require large amounts of system resources. On the plus side, the latest iteration of Windows also has some extremely useful built-in features to improve overall efficiency. If you’ve...

Google’s Toronto City

On Toronto’s Eastern waterfront, a new digital city is being built by Sidewalk Labs – a firm owned by Google’s parent Alphabet. It hopes the project will become a model for 21st-Century urbanism. But the deal has been controversial, representing one of biggest ever tie-ups between a city and a...

Android P: The Best Features

We all love Android Oreo, but its days as the premiere version of Android are numbered. Google has given us our first look at the next version of Android, codenamed Android P, which will likely be released later this year. Keep in mind that this is a developer preview. It gives...

The Best Firefox Quantum Extensions

Last year, Mozilla gave Firefox the upgrade it deserved. Firefox Quantum offered a new and improved interface, faster page loading, better use of memory, integrated screen shots, and story saves via Pocket, which Mozilla acquired in 2017. Quantum also pretty much killed off Firefox extensions as we know them. That’s because the old extensions...

Boost Your Email Productivity

How many hours do we spend in front of the computer every day? Not only does it negatively affect our health and fitness, but we often don’t have much to show for it. A lot of the time is spent on work, sure, but it is very easy to get sidetracked...

Digitize Your Handwritten Notes

Computers and phones may be more ubiquitous than ever, but many people still prefer the traditional feeling of writing with ink on paper. After all, this method served us well for hundreds of years of human history. The problem is that you can’t organize and search through handwritten notes the...

Google’s Translating Headphone

Google has launched a pair of wireless headphones that incorporate its voice assistant feature, meaning they can translate 40 languages in real time. The wireless Pixel Buds were revealed during Google’s hardware launch, and are the first pair of headphones Google has ever produced. Equipped with Google Assistant, the in-ear headphones offer real-time translation of...