• Samsung to buy US tech firm SmartThings

    The world’s top smartphone maker said it had entered into a deal to buy the US app maker, which allows people to monitor and control their home appliances via mobile devices. “With Samsung’s resources and support, SmartThings will be able to expand its platform and become available for even more partners and devices,” Samsung said […]

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  • The risks posed to human beings by artificial intelligence in no way resemble the popular image of the Terminator. That fictional mechanical monster is distinguished by many features — strength, armour, implacability, indestructability — but Arnie’s character lacks the one characteristic that we in the real world actually need to worry about: extreme intelligence. The […]

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  • As mobile technology and capabilities advance; creativity, innovation and impressive results in mobile marketing set the stage for a future of what’s possible. After weeks of pre-screening from a panel of leading marketers and mobile experts, the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) has released the finalists for the coveted 2014 Global Smarties™ Awards. The shortlist, which […]

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  • These phone makers have come up with innovative alternatives to passcodes. . . Passcodes are a pain to use, and they aren’t secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits, such as a birth date or street address Many people don’t even bother using passcodes on their phones anyway, even though that means any thief […]

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