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What is IFTTT? How to use If This, Then That services

With 11 million users running more than a billion applets a month, IFTTT hopes to become a service that connects pretty much everything — though some users say it still has room for improvement.

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Q&A: MIT prof talks about teaching blockchain – and who's learning

Abel Sanchez is one of two instructors teaching the Applied Blockchain course at MIT, one of many universities with courses on the distributed ledger tech. While about half the students can code, others have never coded a line in...

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Sharding: What it is and why many blockchain protocols rely on it

Sharding could be the key to allowing blockchains to scale, while maintaining the privacy and security features that make the distributed ledger technology so hot. But there are hurdles that need to be addressed.

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Linux’s Hyperledger to give developers supply chain building blocks

Grid, a new project from the Linux Foundation, will offer developers tools to create supply chain-specific applications running atop distributed ledger technology.

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MIT, Stanford and others to build blockchain payments network to rival VisaNet

Seven universities are collaborating to create a blockchain-based online payment system that will solve issues of scalability, privacy, security and performance, enabling up to 10,000 transactions per second

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SAP targets counterfeit drugs with blockchain tracker

SAP has launched a blockchain-based tracking system that enables healthcare providers, pharmacies and wholesale pharmaceutical sellers to authenticate drug shipments.

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Start-up Devvio claims its blockchain can handle 8M transactions a second

The new blockchain protocol, Devv, was demoed at CES; backers say it outperforms other distributed ledger technologies and traditional financial networks such as VisaNet. Analysts are skeptical.

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Apple’s AirPower wireless charger may already be in production – and shipping soon

After missing its own 2018 deadline for shipping a multi-device wireless charger, industry speculation now has the AirPower charging pad on the assembly line and ready to ship soon.

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How to integrate blockchain with legacy systems (and whether you should)

Blockchain is not middleware meant to tie into existing legacy systems, but there are methods for automating the flow of data from ERP systems to a distributed ledger technology. First, though, you should figure out if you even need...

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Blockchain craze helps push up related salaries

Blockchain developers are commanding a salary premium for their services as the distributed ledger technology has heated up in the enterprise IT marketplace over the past year, but it's also spurring job growth in related fields as...

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Top 4 enterprise tech trends to watch in 2019

Security, AI, cloud computing and blockchain are all expected to see significant advances this year.

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In 2019, look for AI-enabled mobile devices – and a UEM push

As AI finds its way into mobile devices and virtual personal assistants proliferate in offices and boardrooms, IT admins will have to manage more – and more sophisticated – end points.

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2019 CES: Anticipating a revolution that transcends personal devices

2019 isn’t the beginning or the end of this change, it’s the year it becomes clear that the future will be nothing like the past.

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How blockchain may kill the password

Blockchain technology is being piloted as the basis for self-sovereign identities, which can eliminate user names and passwords for logging into corporate sites or verify sensitive information such as income for purposes of a loan...

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Tech luminaries we lost in 2018

Hailing from five different nations, the 13 remarkable women and men memorialized here had a lasting influence on technology and the world.

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The top 10 stories of 2018: Blockchain rises, open source reigns, trust wanes

Optimists can look at 2018 and point to GDPR privacy protections, the launch of blockchain business apps and the creativity of the open-source community as signs technology can lead us to a safe and prosperous future. Meanwhile,...

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Ford vs. Tesla: Thinking about the problem of innovation

With innovation you have to execute.

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Blockchain in 2019 and beyond: 5 predictions

After a year where cryptocurrencies lost 80% of their value, and the hype around blockchain as a panacea for business transaction problems has cooled, 2019 will be a year of building real-world solutions.

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Apple Watch and the transformation of enterprise learning

Can wearables like Apple Watch help enterprises teach employees new skills?

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Ambient computing is in the air

A massive convergence of technologies will enable us to use computers and the internet without really using them.

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