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Mobile Reception At MWC 2016

by Neil Cumins

Mobile World Congress 2016 took place in Barcelona. Read on for the highlights of the event.

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How To Calculate The Likelihood of Life

by Yasmin El-Saie

Earth isn’t as obviously habitable as we think. Throughout history, man has wanted to find other worlds with life, whether similar to ours or perhaps more science fiction-like. Nasa’s Kepler Mission is dedicated to doing just that: exploring a portion of our Milky Way to detect potentially habitable planets. Enough evidence has been gathered to…

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Spotify Heads To The Google Cloud

by Yasmin El-Saie

Is this the future of company infrastructure? On the 23 February 2016, Spotify announced their infrastructure move to the Google Cloud Platform. This is a major shift for Spotify who until now have been doing things the traditional way: “buying or leasing data-center space, server hardware and networking gear as close to our customers as…

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NASA’s Solar Sails

by Yasmin El-Saie

Sailing into the sunset gets a whole new meaning. CubeSats and solar sailing have been announced by NASA as the new and exciting way to travel in space. CubeSats are basically tiny spacecrafts built in units of 10cm cubed. They are efficient, low cost and have great potential for space exploration. Once coupled to a…

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Google’s DeepMind: From Game Player to Healthcare App

by Yasmin El-Saie

AI goes beyond gaming to helping our health system. Artificial Intelligence is one of the hottest current scientific research areas. One of the most prominent projects in this discipline is Google DeepMind: “The algorithms we build are capable of learning for themselves directly from raw experience or data, and are general in that they can…

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The FBI & Apple: A Data Security War

by Michael Wolter

As Apple’s struggle against the FBI enters the public domain we’re taking a closer look at what their proposed “backdoor” software could mean for our cyber security. The FBI has demanded that Apple provide a new version of iOS that would unlock the iPhone of Syed Farook, one of two individuals who carried out the…

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Netflix’s VPN Problem

by Madeleine Bruce

Netflix are cracking down on cyber-crime. Part of the beauty—or ugliness, depending on who you ask—of the digital economy is that the gatekeepers of content are losing power. Such is the case with Netflix and the various license holders whose content the site hosts. Having just expanded to 190 countries worldwide, Netflix has certainly risen…

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Twitter’s Blue Monday

by Yasmin El-Saie

Will Twitter’s technical problems have unexpected side effects? Last Monday – January 18th – was Blue Monday, officially the most depressing day of the year. It always falls on the third Monday of January when the January blues are at their peak. This year the bluest day of the year was the beginning of a…

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New Year New Location, We’re Heading To Miami!

by Madeleine Bruce

We’re making it our New Year’s resolution to expand our services, and we’re starting right where it matters with a brand new SSD VPS location.

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The Force Is About To Awaken

by Madeleine Bruce

We’ve reached December, which means Star Wars is just around the corner! You may have gathered from some of our topics on The VPS.NET Blog that we’re into all things sci-fi. Space travel, time travel, you name it, we love it. That’s why we’re more excited about the upcoming Star Wars installment than the holiday…

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