March 23, 2018 | Seth Mayland

Preparing for an IT Disaster

IT disasters are devastating to the infrastructure of any business. In 2018, threats to your IT infrastructure are growing no matter what sector your business operates in. If disaster strikes, will you be prepared? What does an IT disaster look like? IT disasters are classified as either natural or man-made. Natural disasters are floods, tornados, […]

March 21, 2018 | Seth Mayland

Twitter CEO says Bitcoin will be the world’s primary currency by 2028

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, has said that Bitcoin will become the world’s single currency within the next ten years. “The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be bitcoin,” Dorsey told The Times. “This would happen probably over ten years, but […]

March 19, 2018 | Seth Mayland

BlackBerry and Microsoft team up to make work phones more secure

BlackBerry and Microsoft may have been bitter foes before their smartphone dreams came crashing down, but they’re becoming close allies now that they’re focused on services. The two have unveiled a partnership that helps you seamlessly use Microsoft’s Office 365-capable mobile apps from inside BlackBerry’s more secure, contained Dynamics space. Ideally, this gives you the […]

March 16, 2018 | Seth Mayland

Is Business Headed for a Cognitive-First Future?

As the world generates more and more data — at a clip of 2.5 quintillion bytes each day — it simultaneously struggles to manage it. With humans unable to manually process such large amounts of data and analyze its implications, the business world has to turn to machines to take on some of the load. Smart […]

March 12, 2018 | Seth Mayland

Slingshot malware that attacks routers may be state-sponsored espionage tool

Keeping up with security updates for our various connected devices could be a full-time job. Whether it’s our smartphones, our PCs, our home assistants, or other devices, seemingly not a day goes by that we don’t hear about one security vulnerability or another. This time around, it’s the most central device in our networks, the […]

March 9, 2018 | Seth Mayland

This cryptocurrency mining rig can also heat your home

Cryptocurrency mining takes a lot of energy, and anything that uses that much energy generates a lot of heat, which is why cooling systems are so important for computers using high-end graphics cards. But what if instead of cooling down your mining rig, you found another use for all that excess heat — like, say, […]

March 5, 2018 | Seth Mayland

Mining is the new black

UPDATED March 5th, 15.00 Last year we published a story revealing the rise of miners across the globe. At the time we had discovered botnets earning millions of USD. We knew this was just the beginning of the story, which turned out to develop rapidly. Together with the rest of the world, we have been […]

March 2, 2018 | Seth Mayland

5G’s secret weapon will be low latency, empowering next-gen VR and gaming

ANALYSIS: As the 2018 Mobile World Congress wound down this week, next-generation 5G wireless technology was clearly the show’s biggest story, promising dramatically faster data speeds. But 5G’s secret weapon will actually be ultra-low latency, a concept that’s easily understood, but hard to market. Verizon, Vodafone, and Huawei have spent the last month demonstrating how […]