Weekly Tech Roundup for November 16 2018
The most important thing about technology is how it changes you even in your thinking. We make it our priority to always keep you up to date on the latest news about tech.
We also included some snippets from our daily knowledge development sessions, just to give you a little extra knowledge. After all, knowledge is never enough. Take your time and digest every one of them. The world is fast evolving and so should your mind.
- The Internet of Things is fueling the data-based economy and bridging the divide between physical and digital worlds.
- Consumers, companies, and governments will install more than 40 billion IoT devices worldwide through 2023.
- The next five years will mark a pivotal transformation in how companies and jurisdictions operate, and how consumers live
You don’t need to be technical to land a job at one of the top tech companies. But for those who develop their technical skills, the rewards can be vast.
In Glassdoor’s latest report, the company broke down the highest-paying tech jobs in the industry, based on average salary. It could give you a good sense of what to focus on, if you’re interested in pursuing a job in Silicon Valley and beyond.
The internet of things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
“Just when you think you’ve successfully navigated one obstacle, another emerges. But that’s what keeps life interesting.
Life is a process of breaking through these impediments — a series of fortified lines that we must break through.
Each time, you’ll learn something.
Each time, you’ll develop strength, wisdom, and perspective.
Each time, a little more of the competition falls away. Until all that is left is you: the best version of you.” — Ryan Holiday (The Obstacle is the Way)
A TV anchor has joined a Chinese news agency, but with a twist: he isn’t human. China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) anchor, a move it claims to be a world first.
“English AI Anchor” debuted Thursday at the World Internet Conference in the country’s eastern Zhejiang Province.
Modeled on the agency’s Zhang Zhao presenter, the new anchor learns from live videos and is able to work 24 hours a day, reporting via social media and on the Xinhua website. “‘He’ learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor,” the company said in an online statement.
BlackBerry was best known for keyboard-totting smartphones, but their demise in recent years has seen the Canadia firm pivot towards enterprise services and in particular cybersecurity. That strategy takes a big step further forward today after BlackBerry announced the acquisition of AI-based cybersecurity company Cylance for a cool $1.4 billion.
Business Insider reported that a deal was close last week, and that has proven true with BlackBerry paying the full amount in cash up front. The acquisition is BlackBerry’s largest ever and it is set to close before February 2019 — the end of BlackBerry’s current financial year — and it will see Cylance operate as a separate business unit within BlackBerry’s business. The company plans to integrate Cylance technology with its Spark platform in the future.
Microsoft has developed open-source software for crafting artificial intelligence models. But in recent months, the company has changed course, opting to work more closely with Facebook and contribute to the development of Facebook’s own flavor of free AI software.
Microsoft hasn’t made a big deal about the change. But it reflects a willingness to back software that comes from other major technology companies, rather than focusing only on its own platforms.
Creating a Simple Application With Angular – by Benedict Nkeonye
In this presentation, we dive into the text editor, not to code but to understand how the different lines of code are put together to build a simple yet amazing app, we also see the rich features of Angular which includes Data Binding, Components Decoupling, Directives and more.
About Weekly Tech Roundup by Bincom Dev Center
You probably already know that Bincom ICT‘s core is Best Use of Technology. This initiative is a compilation of some of the things the people at Bincom Dev Center found interesting during the week in review. Bincom Dev Center is the Training & Development Arm of Bincom ICT.
In this weekly publication, You will find various pieces ranging from ideas to trends, to random thoughts. They are here because we found them interesting. We also include some knowledge development pieces and where to get more information about the topic. We aim to publish an edition every Friday at 5:00pm (with exception of Holidays). We are working hard to keep ourselves updated and we think you should too!
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- Contributors: All_of_us @ Bincom Dev Center
- Compiled by: Fisayo Adesomoju
- Edited by: Nnaemeka Nwosu
- Senior Responsibility Officer: Bade Adesemowo