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John W Arthur

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John is the head of our IT Security team and he writes about Security, IT news on The Next Digit. He was the Employee of the Year 2013 for his selfless support and efficiently setting up the whole security infrastructure. He also occasionally writes on "IT Sec Pro" Print Media of Sweden. All posts by John

You Don’t Have As Many Friends As You Think, Study Says

You don't have as many friends as you think, study says

You don’t have as many friends as you think, study says. Even though you boast thousands of buddies on Facebook, there are probably a handful that will come running to your aid if you call them in the middle of the night. Anthropologist and author of the study, Robin Dunbar, the guy who came up with the Dunbar number, shows that on ...

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Solving Rubik’s Cube World Record Was Broken by a Robot

Solving Rubik's Cube World Record Was Broken by a Robot

While the feat is amazingly incredible when performed by human beings, it would seem that machinery wins once again on the long run as solving Rubik’s Cube world record was broken by a robot. Naturally, the two cannot compare, yet the record is impressive nonetheless. The machine that broke the record at solving a Rubik’s cube puzzle this time was ...

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Android Generates $31 Billion Revenue for Google, According to Oracle

Android Generates $31 Billion Revenue for Google, According to Oracle

Android generates $31 billion revenue for Google, according to Oracle – $21 bn in profit, said in court a lawyer for Oracle. Numbers that shouldn’t have been made available to the public, notes Google. Oracle has sued Google, claiming that the search-engine giant has used its Java software without paying for it in order to further develop the Android OS. In ...

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Man Dies, Woman Demands Password, Apple Says No

Man Dies, Woman Demands Password, Apple Says No

Man dies, woman demands password, Apple says no even though she supplied the Cupertino-based company with the will and death certificate. A report from a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation notes that the widow has spent months trying to gain access to her husband’s Apple account. The company initially asked the woman to provide a will and death certificate, but once she sent them ...

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The Lexus RX 350 F Sport Looks Confused, to Say the least

The Lexus RX 350 F Sport Looks Confused, to Say the least

The Lexus RX 350 F Sport looks confused, to say the least – it’s like its going through puberty, and wants to try a lot of outfits, all at once, to see what fits best. It’s the classic case of overstyling and here’s why. The 2016 Lexus RX F Sport is the car manufacturer’s high performance version of the 4th-gen ...

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Amazon Echo Gets a Little Portable Brother

Amazon Echo Gets a Little Portable Brother

Amazon Echo gets a little portable brother, but the giant e-commerce company has refused to comment on the rumors. This is quite thrilling as the version we have now comes with a pretty hefty price tag of $179.99. The new Amazon Echo has been codenamed Fox, says SlashGear. If you aren’t willing to pay that much for an amazing voice-activated ...

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Facebook 2016 Strategies: #1 to Kill the Phone Number

Facebook 2016 Strategies #1 to Kill the Phone Number

Facebook 2016 strategies: #1 to kill the phone number – I can’t say that I’m not liking this idea. Head of Facebook Messenger believes that nobody needs a phone number as long as Messenger exists. Considering that you most likely don’t know any phone number besides your own, this will actually prove to be the idea of the decade. As ...

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Control Sphero’s BB-8 Using this Force-Powered Wearable

Wookiee lookalike

Control Sphero’s BB-8 using this force-powered wearable – well, not really force-powered, but a cool and lightweight band that you can slap on your wrist. The coolest Star Wars toy has gotten even cooler! Using motion tracked gestures, Sphero will make everyone’s dream come true – that of finally becoming a Jedi, or a Sith. Hey, don’t judge. Just announced ...

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Driverless Cars are Too Cautious for Chaotic Human Drivers

Driverless Cars are Too Cautious for Chaotic Human Drivers

Driverless cars are too cautious for chaotic human drivers and they get into twice as many accidents. Yet, all of them are minor-scrapes. The main cause – human error. Self-driving cars are too cautious for their own good. They obey the law at all times with absolutely no exception. This may sound like great news, but when you have to merge into ...

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Apple’s Secret Laboratory in Taiwan to Develop New Screens

Apple's Secret Laboratory in Taiwan to Develop New Screens

Apple’s secret laboratory in Taiwan to develop new screens – well, apparently not that secret as everyone on the internet knows about it. The Cupertino-based company opened a new production lab in Taiwan’s northern territory. There, engineers are working on developing new display technologies, and helping Apple get rid of its cumbersome dependency on Samsung and Sharp. The building is located in Longtan, ...

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