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  • It's Happening Now: Perceptual Computing is Real

    Perceptual computing is the ability for a computer to recognize what is going on around it. More specifically, the computer can perceive the environment and the users in that environment to determine what needs a user might have, as well as react to those needs without giving or receiving any additional information. »

  • Guarding your Data against Cyber Attacks

    In this new era of heightened stakes comes an increased need for a comprehensive security strategy. Let's take a look at how cyber-threats have evolved and what you can do to thwart attackers. »

  • Apple Pay Promises to Strengthen Payment Security

    Experts believe that Apple Pay and other competitive payment systems will be far more secure than cards, even cards equipped with EMV chips. »

  • The Great Data Storage Debate: Is Tape Dead?

    Tape clearly is on the decline. But remember, legacy systems can hang for a shockingly long time. »

  • Terms of Service: What You Don't Read Can Hurt You

    Does this sound familiar? An online service promises to help your small business cut costs, increase productivity, make your coffee and walk your dog. You click "agree" without so much as glancing at the actual terms. »

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  • Halloween Tech: Weird, Spooky and Odd Technology Terms

    To celebrate Halloween tech-style, we're bringing you a fun — but totally legit — list of some of the spookiest acronyms and tech term oddities we've come across while compiling the Webopedia database. »

  • The Difference Between Server and Desktop Virtualization?

    Server virtualization and desktop virtualization can be a confusing topic if you don't know the inherent differences between the two virtualization technologies. »

  • Wi-Fi Definition is Not Wireless Fidelity

    Wi-Fi is the name of a wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide high-speed network and Internet connections. This Webopedia "Did You Know..." article explains Wi-Fi technology: how it works and misconceptions about Wireless Fidelity. »

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