BBC Developing AI Voice-Controlled iPlayer With Microsoft
In partnership with Microsoft, the BBC is developing its own iPlayer video service, powered by voice recognition and artificial intelligence capabilities.
Bitcoin At Record High, And Splits Into Bitcoin 'Cash'
The value of Bitcoin reached a record high value of £2,651 per coin this week according to the Coindesk Bitcoin Price Index, while the new spin-off crypto-currency, Bitcoin Cash, is trading well below the peak price of 557 per coin.
AI Can Defeat Anti-Virus Software
The potential of AI to be used against businesses when in the wrong hands has been highlighted with the news that an AI robot has been able to crack open a safe and that AI can be used to create custom malware that can defeat antivirus software.
Your Amazon Echo Could Be Used To Spy On You
A British security researcher is reported to have said that malware can be installed on an Amazon Echo along with code that could allow the device to eavesdrop on your conversations.
Kaspersky Rolls Out Free Antivirus Software Worldwide
Antivirus software company Kaspersky is starting a free global rollout of the bare essentials of its famous antivirus software.
New UK Data Protection Laws Give You The Right To Be Forgotten
New UK data protection laws, designed to align UK laws with European laws (GDPR) for Brexit and beyond, will give people more control over how companies use their data, including the ‘right to be forgotten’.
VPNs Blocked In China, Banned In Russia
Global Internet freedom has experienced some setbacks recently as Apple pulled VPNs from its Chinese App Store, and Russia has banned VPNs completely.
Tech Tip : Watch A Video or Carry On Your Skype Call While Using Another App
If you need to make maximum use of your time and watch a video or carry on your Skype call while using another app, mini view will allow you to do just that. In the Windows 10 Creators Update, mini view was added so that you can have a small screen e.g. for your Skype call, visible while you’re working on something else (it’s limited to Movies & TV, and Skype Preview apps for now).
You Can Be Easily Identified From Your Browsing Data
German researchers have reported that the browsing data used by some companies to create customised display adverts can also be easily tracked to individual users, and could be used against us by cyber criminals.