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Internet of Things will transform the insurance industry within the next 5 years

July 24th, 2015 at 6:08 pm » Comments Off

Over then next five years, the ability to bring internet connection to almost every type of consumer device will be huge implications for the insurance industry. Insurers looking to cut costs, improve business practices, and better assess clients’ risk levels, will increasingly invest in the Internet of Things (IoT).

12 year low for spam email

July 21st, 2015 at 6:22 pm » Comments Off

According to security firm Symantec, people are being sent fewer spam emails than at any time in the past 12 years.  During June they said that fewer than 50% of emails which it scanned were junk – the lowest percentage it had seen in over a decade.  

Your.MD’s artificial intelligence may soon eliminate the family doctor

July 20th, 2015 at 4:46 pm » Comments Off

The traditional way patients interact with their doctors has changed thanks to the internet. Many patients are querying their symptoms on internet search engines. Searching knowledge databases with focus on medicine has become a common practice. But soon, the field of medicine is going to change beyond recognition. Your.MD, a new UK startup may be a real […]

Google accidentally leaks ‘right to be forgotten’ request data

July 20th, 2015 at 4:22 pm » Comments Off

Nearly 220,000 individual requests have been made to Google to selectively remove links to online information. Less than 5% of those requests concern criminals, politicians, and high-profile individuals, according the Guardian. More than 95% of the requests have come from everyday people.  

The 12 most influential programmers today

July 16th, 2015 at 7:47 pm » Comments Off

Richard Stallman, software freedom fighter Someone, somewhere, actually wrote the code for the apps and games you use every day.  Even the underlying platforms and hardware that those apps run on. And the web. And the entire Internet itself.  And the programming languages that people use to build this stuff first had to be written by somebody else. […]

Zuckerberg: The next frontier for digital communications is telepathy

July 13th, 2015 at 8:26 pm » Comments Off

What futuristic technologies is Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg interested in, besides virtual reality, laser-toting satellites and artificial intelligence?  Oh, you know, telepathy.  

What will come after smart products

July 9th, 2015 at 2:30 pm » Comments Off

Today companies are on a journey from digitization 1.0 to digitization 2.0.  They are advancing from simply overlaying digital functionality on existing offerings to learning the customer context via connected products and services and adapting them to meet customer needs.  

Most popular programming languages

July 9th, 2015 at 2:18 pm » Comments Off

Click to enlarge RedMonk has released their bi-annual programming language rankings.  Very little has changed in the process since Drew Conway and John Myles White’s original analysis late in 2010. NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to get you into the rapidly growing technology industry.  For more info please visit

How artificial intelligence will show you the perfect facebook posts

July 7th, 2015 at 3:26 pm » Comments Off

Facebook’s three AI labs are working on a way to understand exactly what you share so it can serve that content to people with matching interests.  

The vaule of information is declining in our networked society

July 6th, 2015 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

According to a recent paper published in the Portuguese academic journal, OBS, the single most striking element explaining the difficulty in the discovery and implementation of new business models for the media in the digital age, is the declining value of information in the networked society.