Trust in digital technology will be the internet’s next frontier, for 2018 and beyond

By Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean, International Business & Finance, Tufts University. Trust in online systems varies around the world. Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com After decades of unbridled enthusiasm – bordering on addiction – about all things digital, the public may be losing trust in technology. Online information isn’t reliable, whether it appears in the form of news,… Please follow and like us:

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Intel Processors Have Been Plagued By Security Flaw For More Than A Decade

For more than a decade, computer processors made by Intel contained a major security flaw that could allow malicious programs to gain access to vital and protected parts of a machine’s kernel memory, the Register reported. The issue has been kept under wraps for months as programmers have worked to fix the flaw before it could… Please follow and like us:

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What can Qualcomm do to fend off Broadcom?

When Broadcom proposed ousting Qualcomm’s board of directors on Dec. 4, it set in motion a high-stakes chess match for control of San Diego’s most iconic technology company. The outcome could reverberate not only locally, but throughout the tech industry — possibly changing the landscape for firms such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Intel. Qualcomm invented… Please follow and like us:

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Hedge Fund AUM to reach an all-time high in 2018 for the 10th year in a row?

Each year, Agecroft Partners predicts the top hedge fund industry trends stemming from our contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organizations. The hedge fund industry is dynamic, and participants are best served by anticipating, rather than reacting to, change. Below are Agecroft’s 9th annual predictions for the biggest trends… Please follow and like us:

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Xi tells Putin he has high hopes for China-Russia ties in 2018

President Xi Jinping said on Sunday he is ready to join Russian President Vladimir Putin in consolidating political and strategic mutual trust and expanding all-around pragmatic cooperation. Xi made the pledge in his New Year greeting message to Putin. In the message, Xi, on behalf of the Chinese government and people, extended his sincere greetings and… Please follow and like us:

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Move Over Bitcoin: Zcash, Monero And Other Altcoins To Watch In 2018

Bitcoin prices surged this year from around $1,000 on Jan. 1, according to CoinMarketCap, to around $15,800 by the last Wednesday of 2017. Ethereum, arguably the world’s second most popular blockchain network, skyrocketed from around $8 at the start of 2017 to more than $755. Many cryptocurrency newbies are now pondering which cryptocurrencies they should watch… Please follow and like us:

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Top 10 Financial Terms of 2017: Investopedia

Investopedia, an online provider of financial content, has announced its list of the top financial terms of 2017. The list reflects investor interest, key trends and news events during the year as measured by search volume and percentage gains. “Investors clearly have disruptive technology on the mind this year,” Investopedia’s chief executive, David Siegel, said in… Please follow and like us:

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12 bad tech habits you need to resolve to stop doing this New Year

Give 2018 a fresh start. A new year, a new start with your apps and gadgets. Annie Spratt/Unsplash Your brain may make New Year’s resolutions hard to keep, but that doesn’t stop us from promising to improve our lives each December. As 2017 turns into 2018, make sure you don’t forget about bettering your digital life… Please follow and like us:

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Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries

Apple on Thursday apologized to its customers for slowing down performance of older iPhone models and said it would discount replacement batteries for some of its handsets. The move by Apple responded to an uproar from iPhone users — and a series of lawsuits — after news of the battery problems stoked concerns the company was… Please follow and like us:

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William Bozeman, Federal Reserve in patent fight over fraud detection software

William Bozeman, an independent inventor with a colorful history, says he used to have a good relationship with the Federal Reserve System and even helped improve its fraud detection efforts. He thought the Fed was working toward a licensing deal for some of his software, which he said could help spot fraudulent checks earlier than the… Please follow and like us:

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Last year in tech: 2017 edition

Fidget spinners, iPhone X, tons of hacks, and all the important tech stuff from this past year. Magic Leap Goggles We have seen some things. Oh my, have we seen some things. Magic Leap Year-end wrap-ups are the best. We get to sit here in our new holiday pajamas and dish out harsh judgments on everything… Please follow and like us:

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Silicon Valley mystery: Why the ‘time is right’ for Eric Schmidt to leave as Alphabet chairman

If the first thing you asked was “what did he do” when you heard the news that Google fixture Eric Schmidt is stepping aside as Alphabet executive chairman, you have company. The Silicon Valley tech giant didn’t say why Schmidt is out. “Larry, Sergey, Sundar and I all believe that the time is right in Alphabet’s… Please follow and like us:

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SpaceX Satellite Launch Pictures Show Alien-Like Scene In California Sky

The sky above California was lit with an alien scene Thursday evening as private spaceflight company SpaceX launched 10 of its Iridium satellites. Bystanders captured pictures of the eerie and beautiful spacescape along with their own explanations of what was happening. SpaceX planned to launch the satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California. The… Please follow and like us:

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Morgan Stanley Quants: Volatility Ahead, FAANG Could Fall Much Further

Has the love affair with FAANG stocks ended? Just as Bank of America Merrill Lynch was pointing out that technology stocks started to become a crowded trade, along comes Morgan Stanley analysis that breaks down the beta factor performance models. In short, they see volatility ahead — which can disrupt existing momentum trades. When looking at… Please follow and like us:

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Scientists Create The World’s Smallest Holiday Card

Scientists at a laboratory in London created a one-of-a-kind festive item: the world’s smallest Christmas card. In fact, it’s so tiny that you can’t spot it with the naked eye. You’ll need a microscope to make out the fine details of the card, which has a snowman on the front, accompanied by a “Seasons Greeting” message.… Please follow and like us:

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