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Google filed a patent application for “Smart-home automation system that suggests or automatically implements selected household policies based on sensed observations”. This is a futuristic look at automated systems that monitor “temperature, humidity, lighting, water, power usage, sound signals, ultrasound signals, radio-frequency, other electromagnetic signals or fields, GPS, proximity, motion, light signals, fire, smoke, other […]

Google continues to dominate online search, as we outlined in our introductory post about search engines aptly titled Search Engines and Google. We then dedicated an entire post to decentralized search engines, since your search topics colectively paint a highly detailed view of your personal life. They allow users to run their own nodes. This […]

The creation of viruses goes way back in computer history, but the commercial explosion of virus remediating software began in earnest in 1987. Several virus removal programs were released in that year, including McAfee Company’s VirusScan software, and Ross Greenberg’s Flushot Plus. Viruses have proliferated and grown in complexity since then, and in the 1990s […]

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