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Retired engineer with twenty-five years experience in artificial intelligence applications development for both commercial and government clients. Former Assistant VP for a Fortune 500 company.

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Jekyll Malware: Researchers Create Self-Constructing Malware

Researchers at Georgia Tech created an app called Jekyll, which is designed to appear benign so that it could pass Apple's vetting process for the App Store. In actuality, the app contained "code gadgets" - bits of code that could ...

Wi-Fi 802.11ac : New Standard Promises Better, Faster Wireless

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced that it has begun a wi-fi 802.11ac certification program to ensure inter-operable wireless networking equipment in advance of finalization of the standard. According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, the certification program will result in ...

Hackers: The Need for an Integrated Security Solution

Seemingly by stealth, hacking has undergone a shift. Hackers were once thought of as young teens or twenty-somethings who knew a lot about computers and had the ability and power to breach off-limits networks and systems, causing a great deal ...

Watson Engagement Advisor: Meet Your New Customer Service Agent

IBM's Watson will soon be making its debut as a customer service agent in a limited roll-out. Called "Watson Engagement Advisor," this version of the Jeopardy contestant will engage in text-based interaction with people in advisement areas that include banking ...

Mobile Biometrics: AOptix Brings Biometrics to iPhone

AOptix has brought mobile biometrics to the iPhone, giving it iris, face, fingerprint, and voice scanning capabilities. Combining biometrics with the ease of mobile may give midsize companies a new security option in the near future, one that may make ...

Brain-Controlled Interface: Samsung Galaxy Note Under Test

Samsung is testing a brain-controlled interface as part of its research into developing new ways for people to communicate and interact with their mobile devices.According to an article in Technology Review, Samsung and a team from the University of Texas ...

Work-force Science: What Employee Big Data Reveals

Big data is being used to provide insights on people in the work place, including both employees and job applicants. Dubbed "work-force science," many companies like IBM and Oracle are taking a closer look at what data, algorithms and metrics ...

Everpix Image Analysis Software Helps Categorize Photos

Startup company Everpix announced an image analysis software platform that automatically organizes digital photos into broad categories. According to an article in MIT Technology Review, the software is machine vision based; the company used crowd sourcing to help tag thousands ...

Mobile Self-Checkout: Walmart Pilots Scan & Go

Walmart has introduced Scan & Go, a mobile self-checkout option for iPhone, to about 200 of its 4,005 (as of January 2013) Walmart locations in the US. According to Reuters, Walmart plans to gather customer feedback on the program, and ...

Digital Purchasing: Twitter, American Express Team up for Hashtag Spending

Twitter and American Express have teamed up to offer digital purchases to consumers, allowing them to simply tweet a hashtag to buy an item. The consumer also tweets a confirmation hashtag to authorize payment on their American Express account. According ...

Watson Supercomputer: IBM Announces Two Commercial Applications

IBM recently announced two commercial Watson supercomputer applications, one to help manage health insurance claims, and the other to assist medical professionals in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment protocols. Watson is perhaps best known as the "Jeopardy!" playing supercomputer capable ...

GPS Enabled Cows: A New Frontier for IT?

GPS enabled cows may be making their way into the Internet of Things, bringing in a new era of technology to the cattle industry. A scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to equip cows with GPS ...

Trend Analysis: Using Twitter to Predict Flu Outbreaks

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University may have found a new way to facilitate trend analysis using big data from social media. The researchers have developed a filtering technique to help find relevant information from Twitter feeds. Using this filtered data, ...

DNA Data Storage: Could Data Really Live Forever?

Data backups and long term data archiving in coming decades may be in the form of biological DNA data storage. DNA carries the promise of vast density and stability, and could mean that data could last forever. According to an ...

Embodied Avatar Project: Taking Intelligent Assistants to a Whole New Level

US Customs and Border Protection is field testing the Embodied Avatar as a potential state-of-the-art lie detection unit. The avatar, described in a recent Wired article as a "smoothly rendered, computer-generated young man," asks travelers at border crossings basic questions ...

Light-field Cameras: Promise and Potential for Midsize?

Toshiba recently announced a light-field smartphone camera, one that may rival the Lytro light-field camera. According to an article in CNET, the Toshiba camera will take photos that can be "refocused" onto other parts of the photo or bring the ...

55-Inch OLED TV May Spur New Innovations

LG announced a February release date for the first large-scale organic light-emitting diode (OLED) flat-screen in the form of a 55-inch OLED television, making OLED the latest acronym for display devices since CRT and LCD. According to an article in ...

Big Data Analytics: Food Genius Extracts Meaning From Menus

Startup Food Genius is bringing big data analytics to the food industry by using data gathered from menus to better understand things like restaurant trends, food concepts, and customer dining behavior. An article from GigaOM reports that the company database ...

E-commerce Shopping Experience Across Mobile Reflects Cross-Platform Unification Challenges

Retailers are finding that e-commerce customers use multiple devices when they shop for products, but trying to support a unified cross-platform experience is proving to be difficult. According to an article in the New York Times, research from IBM has ...

Image-Based CAPTCHA : Minteye Launches Novel Challenge-Response Test

The start-up company Minteye has come up with a novel image-based CAPTCHA, which is the acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart." A CAPTCHA is usually a scrambled phrase or words presented to a ...

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