Archive for the ‘What’s New in Emerging Technology’ Category

Tay Quickly Corrupted

Tay, Microsoft’s recent foray into social media chatbot technology, quickly became an offensive embarrassment for the company. Microsoft’s latest experiment in AI, a chatbot called Tay, went live on social media platforms recently.  Almost as quickly as we became aware of the launch, however, Microsoft was forced to take Tay offline.  She’d apparently picked up…

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Data Storage Forever

A new method of optical data storage can record large amounts of data in a small space and still be readable billions of years in the future. Data storage has always been one of the main components of information systems.  From the punched cards of early computers through today’s smallest drives, data storage has come…

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Windows 10 Update Strategy

Windows 10 becomes a recommended update for all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, signalling a new phase in Microsoft’s marketing. Windows 10 has been slowly making its way onto PCs over the last several months.  Much of this is probably thanks to the surprising free-to-upgrade option.  This has paid dividends in terms of Windows…

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Falcons’ New Video Board

The Atlanta Falcons are getting the NFL’s largest video board in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Everyone loves a huge TV and they don’t get much bigger than a sporting arena video board.  The NFL’s biggest game is almost here and many of us are still thinking about football.  The Falcons might have had a rough…

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Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift will be available later this year but are consumers ready for this VR technology? Oculus Rift, the long-awaited virtual reality (VR) headset, will see release later this year.  A US price of $600 has been announced.  This includes the Rift, a case, an Xbox One controller, a wireless receiver, remote, sensor and two…

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