Categories for What’s New in Technology

  • Will StarLink be the Next Disruption to the Telecommunication Industry?

    Posted Date December 1, 2020 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    With every new project comes expectations, uncertainties, questions, opposition, and more. Elon Musk’s StarLink internet is one such project. Just last month, on Nov. 24, SpaceX launched 60 StarLink internet satellites – making a total of more than 900 of its flat-panel satellites already on low earth orbit (LEO). This also marked the company’s 23rd space launch since the start of 2020. But just what is StarLink; why is it a big deal; and will it replace existing internet infrastructure? Follow along for information already in the public domain that will help answer some of these questions. What is StarLink?... View Article

  • Exploring Brain Computer Interface: Tech That Connects to Your Brain

    Posted Date November 1, 2020 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    Imagine using your mind to control machines, or your employer reading how you feel in real time from a dashboard? This is the future of BCI technology. Do we really need this technology? What are the potential benefits and possible implications of this emerging field? What is BCI? Brain Computer Interface (BCI) is also referred to as Brain Machine Interface or Neural Interface. Wikipedia defines BCI as a direct communication pathway between an enhanced or wired brain and an external device. The brain is said to process billions of bits of information per second and runs on electrical signals that... View Article

  • Avoid Wasting Money on Digital Marketing with These Tips

    Posted Date October 1, 2020 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    In last month’s article titled “How to Make the Most of Digital Marketing,” we examined how digital marketing can help your business grow. Unfortunately, this involves more than waving a magic wand. You can either choose to do it yourself or hire an agency to do it for you. Either way, if it’s not well done, you could end up wasting a lot of money with no return on your investment.  Indeed, any business will want to implement a system that promises to grow revenue. But the biggest mistake is to dive into a scheme that you don’t understand well. Understanding... View Article

  • How to Make the Most of Digital Marketing

    Posted Date September 1, 2020 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    Digital marketing is not a new phenomenon. However, new realities imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of digital marketing for businesses. Basically, digital marketing revolves around using digital channels to advertise. Such channels include mobile devices, search engines, social media, websites, email, and others to help reach consumers. The purpose is to create a relationship with potential online customers to influence their buying decisions. Why Digital Marketing For starters, with digital marketing, you are able to personalize your marketing and target your ideal audience. It offers the ability to target an audience based on location, age, preference,... View Article

  • Robotics Carves Out Niche in Various Businesses

    Posted Date August 1, 2020 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    Away from the movies, robots are becoming a reality in everyday life. Robots have played a major role in manufacturing industries to perform basic tasks that are either dangerous or laborious for humans. As technology becomes relatively cheaper – through the availability of components such as processors, sensors, batteries, and cameras – robots are now making an entrance in industries apart from manufacturing, such as in marketing, inventory, telecommunications, and entertainment. Why Robotics in Business? To avoid confusion, it’s important to mention at this point that robotics often refers to software configured to carry out tasks done by humans, so... View Article

  • Fileless Malware Poses New Threat to Computer Users

    Posted Date July 1, 2020 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    With increased cyber threats, there is great awareness of malware that comes attached in files.  Individuals and businesses invest in security solutions to protect against malware. In fact, there are often company policies regarding opening attachments on emails; yet there is an increase in a type of threat (though not new), known as the fileless malware. What is Fileless Malware? A fileless malware attack is a type of threat that doesn’t involve executable files. Instead, these attacks include scripts that run on browsers, command prompts, Windows PowerShell, Windows Management Instrumentation, VBScripts, or Linux (Python, PERL). In other words, fileless malware... View Article

  • How IT Spending Will Change When Business Resumes

    Posted Date June 1, 2020 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    Most states are starting to relax stay-at-home restrictions. As such, businesses are developing plans for bringing employees back to work. Many businesses are already affected by the pandemic and their future looks grim. Specifically, we are going to look at the IT sector and examine what spending might look like in a post-lockdown economy. Disruption The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented disruption in businesses. As a result, management has tried to reduce costs to survive or risk shutting down. IT departments have suffered the most with major budget cuts due to a reduction in revenue. As a result,... View Article

  • Heightened Hacking as Corona Pandemic Worsens; How to Avoid Being a Victim

    Posted Date May 1, 2020 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    Since the escalation of COVID-19 cases, malicious activity from cybercriminals is also on the rise. Hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus fear to carry out attacks. This is done by creating websites that claim to have cures for the virus or by spreading emails that contain links to malware. Consider this research by Check Point, where they found an increase in coronavirus domain name registration. Most of these scam websites allege to be selling vaccines against the virus. At the beginning of this year, one of the reported cases was the Emotet malware that was used in a coronavirus-themed... View Article

  • New to Remote Working? Here are Some Tips for Staying Productive

    Posted Date April 1, 2020 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rise in remote working. Even organizations that have always been against it have their employees working from home. With some areas experiencing complete lockdowns, this means you find yourself in an unfamiliar work environment. Remote working means that you have to work outside a traditional office environment. Although some people already have experience working remotely, there are a good number of workers who might have a hard time getting anything done from home. This is particularly true for those  with a family that includes young children. But with the current epidemic, many don’t have... View Article

  • 6506148 B2 Patent: Nervous System Manipulation – Is it Real or Just Paranoia?

    Posted Date March 1, 2020 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    Imagine someone manipulating how you feel. Of course, no one wants that. But how about being manipulated unknowingly? This is exactly what is happening to your nervous system every time you switch on your TV or computer. Well, at least according to the 6506148 B2 Patent. The patent named “Nervous System Manipulation By Electromagnetic Fields From Monitors” was filed in 2001 and published in 2003. The patent was filed by one Hendricus G. Loss (perceived to be a fictitious person as no information about who he really is can be traced). Is it Worth Any Attention? We already know that... View Article

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