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AppleMagazine #330

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dakota wesleyan announces initiative, partnership with apple

Dakota Wesleyan University has unveiled an initiative and a partnership with international technology company Apple.University President Amy Novak announced last week that all full-time, on-campus students would receive an iPad on the first day of class this fall under the initiative called Digital DWU, the Daily Republic reported. Novak also announced that tuition will not increase next school year, but students will see a technology fee.“Digital DWU is our comprehensive, university-wide digital learning initiative that will be at the forefront of educational innovation,” she said. “It is our commitment to a model of learning that combines innovation and analysis, knowledge while leveraging the power of a digital revolution that changes the way we teach, learn and work.”University officials said the partnership with Apple is the first of its kind…

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us doing little to combat russia meddling in next elections

The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump’s intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in federal court.Special counsel Robert Mueller’s surprise indictment last week in his wide-ranging Russia investigation sounded a fresh alarm to the U.S. government, social media companies and state election officials who are readying for the 2018 midterms.What’s being done — or not — in the wake of Mueller’s revelations: (Image: Alex Brandon) IN CONGRESS Mueller’s indictment charged 13 Russian individuals and three Russian companies in a plot to interfere in the 2016 presidential election through a social media propaganda effort that included online ad purchases using…

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google’s digital assistant branches out to nest camera

Google’s voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest’s deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify the privacy concerns surrounding internet-connected microphones.The virtual assistant is being offered to owners of the Nest Cam IQ in a free update rolling out Wednesday. The move comes just two weeks after Nest moved back under Google’s direct control after spending nearly 2 1/2 years as a separate company owned by the same parent, Alphabet Inc.The $300 Nest Cam will give Google another potentially valuable earhole in its battle with Amazon and Apple to build digital command centers in people’s home.That ambition has already spurred warnings from privacy watchdogs about the potential for internet-connected devices being used as surveillance tools.Google’s assistant already can be used to control Nest’s cameras and internet-connected thermostat…

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the next big thing apple wants to surprise you part ii

(Image: Sascha Steinbach) In last week’s issue, we discussed Apple’s potential outlook for the future. With this, we aimed to dispel the beliefs of the handful of cynics out there that consider Apple to be behind the times when it comes to future technologies. By ‘future technologies’, in this instance, we’re talking about the likes of artificial intelligence and machine learning. This week, we’ll delve deeper and consider how, rather than moving forward in one single direction, Apple still has a lot to offer and just how much the company is working to make an impact in a number of key industries. HOME INTERACTION AND AUTOMATION Despite being a company that’s known for starting the smartphone revolution, Apple’s devices have still managed to evolve a great deal over…

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byu blockchain summit seeks to explain blockchain technology

“Everybody is talking about bitcoin, nobody understands it.” ELLEN DEGENERES As comedian Ellen DeGeneres explained last week on her television show: “Everybody is talking about bitcoin, nobody understands it.”Students, business professionals and investors tackled that question as they came together last Friday at Brigham Young University for its first-ever Blockchain Summit. The summit, organized by BYU law student Ryan Lewis, pulled in an impressive array of experts working in this very new field.But what is blockchain, how does it relate to bitcoin and how will it affect the layperson?As Chad Bennett, founder and CEO of Heroic Cybersecurity in Provo, explained, the “internet is the information exchange protocol,” and “blockchain is the value exchange protocol.” Just as the internet changed the way society, at a very basic level, exchanges information,…

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nebraska legislature considers bills on blockchain, cryptocurrency for first time

The legislative hearing had been peppered with terms like cryptocurrency, blockchain and smart contract.Proponents and opponents had testified about bitcoins and distributed ledgers, tokens and digital wallets.Now the last speaker was wrapping up, and State Sen. Burke Harr of Omaha raised a plaintive question.“So it is possible to understand this?” he asked.Nebraska lawmakers, for the first time ever, are confronting bills about an emerging technology that is commonly known as blockchain. The bills also deal with two blockchain uses: virtual currencies, such as bitcoin, and smart contracts. Four measures, introduced by two senators, are being considered by three committees.Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue, who offered three bills, said she sees them as a way to nurture a fledgling digital industry with huge potential.“We want to have it in state…