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Financial services embraces AI | TECH(talk)

With artificial intelligence (and machine learning) showing up in numerous industries, it's no surprise they're now gaining traction in financial services. Coming soon to a banking chatbot near you....

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Microsoft mixed reality: From a proof of concept to a real enterprise-class offering

One of the more interesting presentations at Microsoft Build was immediately followed by a stream from Google I/O on the same subject. I believe this transitions HoloLens from more of a proof of concept into a real product. I also...

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What are the latest H-1B visa changes? | TECH(talk)

The controversial H-1B visa program is seeing some changes that could smooth the visa application process – and proposed changes that could make it more restrictive. Here's what's going on.

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Facebook faces billions in potential fines | TECH(feed)

Amidst a slew of user data mishandlings, Facebook could be faced with billions of dollars of fines from regulatory bodies across the globe. But how much would a few billion dollars actually affect the company? On this episode of...

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Trillion-dollar Azure Microsoft vs. Windows Microsoft: Finding the better path

Conventional wisdom dictates that, to be successful, companies need to aggressively focus on competitors and investors. That ethos certainly defined the Windows-era Microsoft. But today’s Azure-focused Microsoft is far more...

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DataCamp CEO steps down indefinitely in wake of 'inappropriate behavior'

Following an uproar in the R community over what was seen as an inadequate response by the company — including increasing calls to avoid the platform — the CEO and its board spoke out today.

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How your enterprise can help reduce e-waste

Apple is quadrupling the extent of its iPhone recycling scheme, but what can your business do to help?

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Former Mozilla exec alleges Google torpedoed Firefox with 'oops' excuses

Johnathan Nightingale – a one-time Firefox V.P. – weighed in on working with Google in a series of tweets, prompted by a controversial "smart city" plan from Alphabet for Nightingale's hometown of Toronto.

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R community blasts DataCamp response to exec's 'inappropriate behavior'

RStudio, satRdays, and some instructors themselves are cutting ties with the online education company because they say DataCamp's response to the incident has been inadequate.

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15 business ideas you can steal from Apple

“Good artists copy, great artists steal,” Steve Jobs famously said -- so which Apple ideas should you steal?

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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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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 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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Tesla's slow start to 2019, Facebook's password problem | TECH(feed)

Facebook has disclosed another security scandal, but what does that mean for users? Plus, another governing body is balking at U.S. anti-Huawei claims, and data on new car registrations could suggest slowing sales for Tesla. All that...

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The coming virtual desktop/gaming war: Why your 2025 PC will be in the cloud

Looking at both the Windows Virtual Desktop preview and the Google Stadia gaming cloud service, it’s clear these two companies are going to run hard at each other with their unique advantages…but both could be disrupted by Amazon’s...

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World's fastest supercomputer, Facebook's alleged cryptocurrency | TECH(feed)

The U.S. government is planning to build the world's fastest supercomputer, Google is slapped with a fine by the European Union and reports of a Facebook cryptocurrency could mean big things for cross-border payments.

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Apple has a right to charge for space in its digital malls

Apple’s competitors appear to be focusing on undermining the 30% business model that supports its services,

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