Archive | June 2016

Air, land, sea, cyber: NATO adds cyber to operation areas

NATO agreed Tuesday to make cyber operations part of its war domain, along with air, sea and land operations, and to beef up the defense of its computer networks.

Source: Air, land, sea, cyber: NATO adds cyber to operation areas

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How Microsoft will put LinkedIn to work in Office | TechCrunch

There are a number of ways that Microsoft plans to take advantage of its $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition, ranging from data-gathering to getting a foothold in social to plans for re-imagining…

Source: How Microsoft will put LinkedIn to work in Office | TechCrunch

The future of the IoT job market | TechCrunch

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Since the dawn of technology, we’ve been afraid of technology eliminating our jobs. Look at the birth of the steam engine. When it was invented in the late 1700s, people believed its arrival signaled the end of manual labor and thousands of hardworking individuals would be out of jobs.

Google Billionaire Larry Page Is Secretly Funding Flying-Car Startups

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Two California-based companies trying to develop flying cars have been secretly funded by Google co-founder Larry Page, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

How the Internet works: Submarine fiber, brains in jars, and coaxial cables | Ars Technica

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But how does it work? Have you ever thought about how that cat picture actually gets from a server in Oregon to your PC in London? We’re not simply talking about the wonders of TCP/IP or pervasive Wi-Fi hotspots, though those are vitally important as well. No, we’re talking about the big infrastructure: the huge submarine cables, the vast landing sites and data centres with their massively redundant power systems, and the elephantine, labyrinthine last-mile networks that actually hook billions of us to the Internet.