• Theme: IT : Software

    The British historical site of Bletchley Park, famous for its code decipherers who cracked Nazi Germany’s communications during WWII, will be the site of the first codebreakers training college in the UK. Classes will start in September 2018 in the place where Alan Turing once unraveled the workings of the Enigma...

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    Winters are freezing in Finland and any disruption of heating systems is more than troublesome. But that’s just what happened last November when two apartment buildings in the city of Lappeenranta were victims of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. This type of hacking targets networks, disabling them...

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    littleBits is an electronic building block company that wants to democratize hardware. From a burglar alarm to a smart doorbell, littleBits empowers people to create their own electronic devices by sticking different modules together. DirectIndustry e-magazine talked to Paul Rothman, Director of R&D.   DirectIndustry...

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    The European Union’s new Privacy Shield Framework aims at protecting personal data from non-EU organizations and foreign governments, but its effect could be to regionalize data. A hybrid cloud could be the only solution.   The cloud is quickly becoming an engine of growth, its location-free design perfectly suited to...

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    Every industrial player is going to the cloud. ABB is no exception to the rule. The German industrial giant has developed its own cloud computing platform capable of monitoring an entire electrical system. In 10 minutes, Ekip SmartVision connects a circuit breaker to the internet, allowing it to control power and data...

    Its name is Vahana and it could become the first pilotless flying taxi. Last week, Airbus released several artist’s conceptions of its project vehicle that could become a reality by the end of 2017, with a prototype flying in Singapore. Designed to unclog urban traffic, Vahana will transport cargo as well as people....

    The Brexit hasn’t taken place yet, but its specter already raises data protection and market access questions, among others. According to IBM, cloud technology could help businesses prepare for the UK’s departure from the European Union. The computer giant’s Navigate the impact of Brexit on your organisation blog...

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    By allowing small, simultaneous calculations far beyond what conventional computers can handle, quantum computing in the cloud promises to revolutionize science, medicine and the Internet of Things.   Classical digital computers use transistors to process information in various sequences of zeros and ones, but have a...

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    Watch our special video report. Machining is catching up with the digital age. New apps for smartphones and tablets are now emerging. Some use Bluetooth technology to connect directly to a boring head, for example, to check tooling status. Others function as a hub for technical information, making it immediately...

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    Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA make it imperative for businesses storing customer data on the cloud to be aware of the EU’s new Privacy Shield Framework.   What does your company do with personal data? The age of networks, the internet, the cloud and industrial digitization have seen a huge rise in the...

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