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The future of financial advice is tech and touch

admin/ April 12, 2018/ / 0 comments

Investment planning needs to be multi-dimensional, incorporating financial advisors and technology. There is a lot of conversation around investing digitally, right now. Supporters of the idea suggest that investors should cut out their brokers or financial advisors and take their money online by investing through digital platforms. The argument goes that while an advisor might give your investments a bit

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Google Hiring Thousands of Moderators To Clean Up YouTube

admin/ December 13, 2017/ / 0 comments

Google is hiring thousands of new moderators after facing widespread backlash for allowing child abuse videos and other violent and offensive content to flourish on YouTube. Google, which owns YouTube, announced on Monday that next year it would expand its total workforce to more than 10,000 people responsible for reviewing content that could violate its policies. The news from YouTube’s

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Pittsburgh workforce org to get 100 IT scholarships from Google

admin/ October 26, 2017/ / 0 comments

The initiative includes a $10 million grant to Goodwill Industries, helping the organization bridge the digital divide.   Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled a retraining initiative in Pittsburgh aimed at helping bridge the digital divide. Nonprofits seeking to make Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods better will now have a shot at a $50,000 grant from Google to further their projects. Google.org Impact Challenge

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Windows 10 update sends some PCs into a BSOD boot loop.

admin/ October 13, 2017/ / 0 comments

You may want to hold off on updating Windows until this is sorted out.   A troublesome Windows update that was rolled out to PCs running the Windows 10 Creators Update yesterday is causing some systems to spit out a blue screen of death (BSOD) error. Worse yet is that these rigs end up caught in an endless reboot, making

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Apple announced the latest iPhone X

admin/ September 15, 2017/ / 0 comments

Apple announced the latest iPhone yesterday. It’s thinner, faster and has a better screen than the previous model. But of course it does. That’s how these things go. But the phone also lacks things I consider part of my daily life. I’m lost. This iPhone is not for me. Without these two features, I’ll stick with the boring and passé

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New battery technology could cut energy bills by up to £40bn by 2050, says Ofgem

admin/ July 24, 2017/ / 0 comments

The new rules will help households generate and store electricity and sell it back to the National Grid.   The first phase of a four-year £246m Government investment into battery technology has been launched in a move that could help bring down household electricity bills. The long-term vision includes creating giant battery facilities around the National Grid to store excess

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Cyber security for charities 6: Beware of bringing your own tech

admin/ July 14, 2017/ / 0 comments

Be careful when it comes to home or mobile working, writes Martyn Croft Employees increasingly expect to use their own tech. It’s a compelling thought, especially for charities and not-for-profits, that staff might come equipped to do the job without you having to buy them a PC, a laptop, a mobile phone or a tablet. A well thought-out “bring your

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New MacBook Pro 2017: Release date, price, specs, and news

admin/ July 13, 2017/ / 0 comments

New MacBook Pro 2017: All the release date, price, specs, and rumour news about Apple’s next MacBook update. Apple’s big developer conference, WWDC 2017, has begun and its opening keynote has just finished. Amongst other things, we’ve had several new announcements including a MacBook Pro refresh. Here’s what we know so far: MacBook Pro 2017 – What’s changed The big

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This group of Obama alums has raised $2.5 million to improve Democrats’ tech tools

admin/ July 13, 2017/ / 0 comments

Higher Ground Labs, which will add Obama aide Ron Klain as chairman, will announce the first crop of campaign-tech companies it plans to support A startup incubator launched by some of former President Barack Obama’s top tech aides is ramping up its efforts to raise money and invest in new, cutting-edge digital tools meant to help Democrats win more races

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Sex robots promise a revolutionary service but also risks – says study

admin/ July 5, 2017/ / 0 comments

Sex robots have the potential to provide a valuable service for people who are elderly, disabled or who find intercourse traumatic, but they also carry ethical risks, experts say. Sex robots that look like humans can already be bought or leased for parties in the US, and plans for a cafe staffed by “erotic cyborgs” in Paddington, London, have been

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