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Tar Pits And Technology – Why Financial Advisers Won't Succumb To The Robots Any Time Soon

The booing finally stopped. I was mortified. I had never spoken in front of 800 people before, let alone told 800 financial advisers at their annual conference, that their industry was about to change so radically that, like the dinosaurs before them, those who failed to adapt would go the way of the tar pit. Not surprisingly, experienced, worldly-wise advisers ...

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Don't Lose Any Sleep Over The Fate Of Uber's CEO

Travis Kalanick, formerly Uber’s embattled CEO, resigned from the company this week due to massive investor pressure. And I say it’s long overdue. You don’t need a degree in history to know that while Kalanick has been at the helm of Uber, the company have been embroiled in upwards of 15 unrelated, newspaper-worthy scandals. The real question here is: why ...

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What is Snap Map? How to use Snapchat’s new stalky map feature

Snapchat launches a new location sharing feature after acquiring the social location app Zenly. (Picture:Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Sick of watching your friend’s awesome Snapchat stories and wishing you could be there in real time? Well now you can just show up… basically. OnePlus 5 Review: The new smartphone that beats the iPhone 7 Plus Snapchat’s latest feature lets ...

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This is What Happens If You Chase The Google Street View Car

It has been a whole decade since Google first launched its ‘Street View’ project. Since then the mapping tool has helped us see over five million miles of roads; the depths of Amazon rainforest, the bottom of the ocean, and even the Loch Ness monster. There have also been some things that were not meant to be made public (oops). ...

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Scientists Are Studying A 3,000-Year-Old Prosthetic Wooden Toe

You might have heard of pirates having a peg leg, but have you ever seen a prosthetic big toe handcrafted out of wood?   In what is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic finds in human history, Swiss Egyptologists have dug up a one-of-a-kind wooden toe that was used to help a young girl walk over 3,000 years ...

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An Asteroid Strike On Earth Is Just A Matter Of Time, Say Experts

Dying in a fiery ball of rock and ash doesn’t exactly sound like the best way to go, but experts have warned that modern civilisation may indeed face the same fate as the dinosaurs. A leading astrophysicist has warned of the danger that unexpected asteroids pose to our planet, and classified the threat not as a matter of if, but ...

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OnePlus 5 Review: The cheaper and faster alternative to Apple’s iPhone

Better than the iPhone? (Picture: OnePlus) The latest smartphone from OnePlus offers iPhone-like functionality at a much lower price. So is the OnePlus 5 the best alternative to Apple’s magical handset? With the latest SnapDragon 835 CPU, and up to 8GB of memory, the OnePlus 5 has the raw power to beat not just Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus, but also ...

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The Bacteria You Sneeze Out Stays Alive For 45 Minutes

If you physically recoil every time someone coughs or sneezes on public transport, then we’ve got some bad news for you. Not only are your fellow commuters really inconsiderate, but the droplets of bacteria that just shot out of the back of their throat, are going to linger in the air around you for up to 45 minutes.  And because ...

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Tech Hunters: The Fascinating Rise Of Wearable Technology

Wearable technology isn’t a recent invention, in fact long before Apple was even making MacBooks, Casio was giving the world its first taste of a wearable gadget that did more than tell the time. Casio’s calculator watch signalled the birth of wearable technology, demonstrating that silicon could finally be miniaturised to the point at which it could even fit on ...

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Corporate Procrastination: IT Security's Biggest Weakness

https://pixabay.com/en/security-secure-technology-safety-2168234/ By now, there’s no excuse for ignoring IT security – lack of awareness is no longer a credible defence. Similarly, there’s no shortage of places to go for advice, tools and services to protect vital systems, services and data. There’s a multi-billion dollar security industry out there providing tried and tested technology, where the best levels of protection usually ...

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