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Intriguing nuggets from the conference that bills itself as "The State of Now."


Developer finds major coding errors in Facebook, MySpace

Social-networking sites MySpace and Facebook have apparently fixed coding errors that could have allowed an attacker access to all of their users' data and photos.

Video: Check out the uBot-5 robot

Two University of Massachusetts graduate students are building a robot they hope can one day be used as a companion for elderly and handicapped people.

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You are the product, but with an Apple twist

Apple's services seem to be attracting five new subscribers every single second of the day.

How remote work disrupted global supply chains

Many experts thought COVID-19-related lockdowns would reduce demand for hard goods. The opposite happened.

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Upgrading cell towers could save enough energy to power entire cities

Artificial intelligence can create massive efficiencies in the management of telecom cell sites, and with hardware and software upgrades, the power consumed by the sites could be cut by 40%.

Considering a website redesign? Why not do it in public?

The rebirth of ADA.gov offers a real-time glimpse into how language and modern interface constructs can transform a visitor’s experience

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FCC head wants to boost ‘broadband’ standard to 100Mbps nationwide

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel asked her colleagues to consider increasing the minimum broadband standard of 25Mbps to at least 100Mbps — and possibly 1Gbps. The change could help people working from remote locations.

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There’s just one thing businesses can do about the ‘splinternet’ — adapt

It’s time to let go of the belief that a single global internet was ever going to be possible and embrace the real world of many separate internets.

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Cloudflare outage brings hundreds of sites, services temporarily offline

The Tuesday outage took just under two hours to fix, and follows similar disruption last week that caused network performance issues across India, Indonesia and Eastern Europe.

6 things they don't tell you about digital nomad living

The digital nomad literature — blogs, websites, social accounts — often paints a picture of the digital nomad lifestyle that's totally misleading. It's not all laptops and sunsets.

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WWDC: Apple, Cloudflare, Fastly plot the end of CAPTCHA

Apple is working with Cloudflare and Fastly to replace annoying CAPTCHA sessions with seamless authorization to protect privacy.

Instead of working from the office or home, why not work from the road?

If you're going to be a digital nomad who wants to work from anywhere, you will need the right internet connection. Say hello to SpaceX Starlink.

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REFRESH TEST STORY: How to use a smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Using your phone as a hotspot makes the internet available just about anywhere and anytime. With 5G speeds thrown in, it’s a solution that rivals your office Wi-Fi.

Busting three myths about the future of work

These false beliefs emerged early in our thinking about the post-pandemic workplace. It's time to get real.

It's time to speed up your business network

Now, companies need the fastest possible Internet service more than ever.

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Expect to see more online data scraping, thanks to a misinterpreted court ruling

In a case involving LinkedIn, a US appellate court has come to an obvious conclusion: scraping publicly-visible online data and content doesn't violate The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. What does it mean? That's where things get...

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EU approves DSA law to force tech platforms to police content

A month after passing its landmark Digital Markets Act, the European Parliament’s new Digital Services Act looks to tackle online disinformation and illegal content.

Mining gold from Amazon reviews

Why negative feedback is your friend -- and what ‘Amazon’s Choice’ really means

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