Articles by Reese

As we observe what’s happening in industrial enterprises, there’s an interesting evolution occurring—one that has important implications as companies make their first tentative steps toward the industrial Internet of things (IIoT). Traditionally, operational technology (OT) teams have tended to think of their environment in terms of the automation equipment within…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new rules will affect e-cigarettes as well The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking to limit nicotine content in tobacco products, for the first time in its history. The policy announced on Friday has a goal of cutting back on nicotine…

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Image copyright PA Taxpayers are being urged not to overlook a looming payment deadline owing to summer holidays, otherwise they face a fine. Nearly five million self-employed people, company directors and those with more than one source of income may have to pay tax by 31 July. The major filing…

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On July 18, I opened a browser, pulled up various social media sites, and searched for the #bluewhalechallenge. The Blue Whale Challenge is a nefarious internet meme that encourages those who embrace it to hurt themselves. Over the course of 50 days, an anonymous administrator is said to assign players…

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Microsoft recently made a Very Serious Announcement about deploying unused television airwaves to solve the digital divide in America. News outlets ate it up: “To Close Digital Divide, Microsoft to Harness Unused Television Channels,” said the New York Times on July 10, in a headline that could have been written…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPeggy Styles left school at 15 with a shorthand qualification A grandmother who nearly died due to a kidney infection has graduated with a doctorate in education from the University of Bristol. Peggy Styles, 86, took eight years to complete the course…

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Image copyright PA Image caption There have been protests over school funding shortages Academies in England received less last year per pupil in secondary schools than four years earlier, according to official figures. The median income per secondary pupil in academies for 2015-16 was £5,714, down from £6,340 in 2011-12,…

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The prevalence and proliferation of connected devices has undoubtedly improved efficiency in people’s lives, but the massive amounts of personal data required to operate such devices has raised numerous safety and security concerns. We spoke with Gerald Reddig, Nokia’s head of security marketing, and Daisy Su, Nokia’s connected device platform marketing…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon retail and web services sales rose 25% to $38bn Amazon sales rose in the second quarter but profits plunged, as the e-commerce giant spent heavily in a bid to become the go-to shop globally for everything from food to television. The Seattle firm…

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