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What's a crypto wallet (and how does it manage digital currency)?

Cryptocurrency wallets store secret keys used to digitally sign transactions for blockchain distributed ledgers, but their future goes far beyond being just a keeper of cryptocurrencies. They could one day represent your professional...

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19+ brilliant Apple Watch tricks and tips

Use these tips to ensure you get everything you can from using your Apple Watch.

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Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools

The new tools enable mobile-based options for employees to sign into corporate applications or create self-sovereign identities, access to which they control.

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Microsoft and the birth of the responsible AI

Google’s (now-disbanded) Artificial Intelligence Ethics board and Microsoft’s Responsible AI initiative are critical not only to the utility and safety of AIs but also the potential survival of the race. Getting this right is likely...

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Visa and Coinbase team up to create crypto-backed debit card

Visa and cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase have created a debit card that will allow users to make purchases tied directly to their crypto wallets.

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How blockchain can work with IoT |TECH(talk)

Blockchain and IoT are two huge buzzwords in tech, but can they ever work together? Network World's Jon Gold joins Juliet to discuss how some enterprises can utilize blockchain technology in conjunction with their IoT devices. Could...

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Tax and finance execs show interest in blockchain, but see hurdles to adoption

Blockchain has the potential to eliminate routine tasks for finance and tax teams, but most back-office executives aren't even considering the technology, according to a KPMG survey.

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Blockchain jobs remain unfilled, while skilled workers are being poached

A new report from Janco Associates shows that blockchain positions remain unfilled as a dearth of qualified IT workers persists – and those who do have the skills remain in high demand.

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Apple’s Siri is as important as iPhone or the Mac

Apple’s hiring of ex-Google AI chief John Giannandrea and generative adversarial networks (GAN) inventor Ian Goodfellow shows the company thinks AI is important in its own right.

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How AI is helping the help desk

Service desk chatbots and automated request routing are just the beginning. AI- and ML-driven tools will soon tap predictive analytics for better decision making in incident management, demand planning and more.

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How AR, the cloud and AI could change the courtroom experience for the better

After a less-than-ideal tech experience in the CA courts, I look at how AR, AI and the cloud could vastly improve legal trials by removing complexity, increasing reliability and significantly increasing the ability of attorneys (to...

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Start-up ships AirPower wireless charger alternative for ‘fanboys’

AirUnleashed claims to have achieved what Apple couldn't: a wireless charging pad that can simultaneously power up an iPhone, an Apple Watch and AirPods.

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Apple kills a product, blockchain jobs spike, and the potential for cloud VR | TECH(feed)

Fresh off its services showcase, Apple announced plans to kill a buzzed-about hardware product. Plus, jobs related to blockchain are up and learn how virtual reality may use 5G networks.

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Russia demands VPN provider access | TECH(feed)

On today’s episode of TECH(feed), we talk about the first unicorn (that is, a startup valued at over $1 billion) to go public this year, whether or not United States criticism has affected Huawei revenue and how the Russian government...

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Why did Apple kill its AirPower wireless charger?

After Apple canceled plans to launch its AirPower wireless charger more than a year and a half after announcing it, at least one analyst said the company's explanation sounds fishy.

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How wearables can improve healthcare | TECH(talk)

Wearable tech can help users track their fitness goals, but these devices can also give wearers ownership of their electronic health records. TECH(talk)'s Juliet Beauchamp and Computerworld's Lucas Mearian take a look at how wearable...

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The top 10 companies and cities for blockchain developers

Job search site Indeed has seen a 90% increase in bitcoin, crypto and blockchain job postings over the past year. The reason, according to experts: companies using the distributed ledger tech are moving from pilot programs to...

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8 highly useful Slack bots for teams

Collaboration has never been easier. With the help of these bots, you can schedule meetings, check up on your colleagues’ progress, track who’s out of the office and more, right in your Slack workspace.

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