Author Archives: Andy

Goodbye IPv4, Hello IPv6…

With the explosion in the number of Internet-connected devices, the IPv4 address space used to identify networked devices has been quickly running out, making the transition to IPv6, which provides additional address space, inevitable. This week, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the regional Internet registry for much of North America, has issued the […]

Happy Friday! – Japan planning Robot Olympics by 2020

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is planning on throwing an unforgettable Olympic Games when Tokyo hosts the competition in 2020 – by holding an Olympics for robots as well. Fans of Robot Wars will surely be delighted at the plans, which were revealed by Mr Abe while touring robotics factories in Saitama and Tokyo. The prime minister […]

Microsoft Challenges Google’s Artificial Brain With ‘Project Adam’

We’re entering a new age of artificial intelligence. Drawing on the work of a clever cadre of academic researchers, the biggest names in tech—including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple—are embracing a more powerful form of AI known as “deep learning,” using it to improve everything from speech recognition and language translation to computer vision, the […]

Should you use antivirus protection on your Android device?

Adrian Ludwig, lead engineer for Android security at Google, spoke to journalists prior to Google’s recent developers conference and said that Android users who install antivirus and other security apps on their devices are no better off than those who don’t. The risk of potentially harmful applications is “significantly overstated” he believes, and there’s no […]

Happy Friday – Facial-Recognition Cat Feeding Machine (via Sky News)

Facial-Recognition Cat Feeding Machine Launched A new feeding device will only dispense a set amount of food and water when it recognises the cat, using an on-board computer. A cat feeding machine which uses facial-recognition technology to stop greedy felines stealing each other’s food has been unveiled. Taiwan-based developer Mu-Chi Sung said his cat almost […]