Our lives are almost unthinkable without technology. We have integrated chips, processors and all that comes with it into our lives. How many of us still do mental arithmetic? And now, the rise of artificial intelligence is opening the doors to extreme learning, medical advances and perhaps even immortality (yes, I am thinking of ETER9). So what happens when we try to fuse a human aspect with technology, in one case quite literally?

The startup scene for 2016 has been so sizzling that it has dominated the business headlines, and there have been some really impressive startups taking shape across the world. The past few months have felt a lot like they’ve been directed by James Cameron, and these entrepreneurs and startups are adding plenty of entrepreneurial action. Here are six of the most exceptional and exciting startups of the year, so far…

As we’ve been banging on about for some time, ensuring privacy and security are key to the ongoing acceptance and success of big data. But it’s been very hard for businesses to find a simple, comprehensive guide that outlines the steps an organization must work through to ensure its big data systems and initiatives effectively minimize the risk of any breaches. Fortunately, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)’s Big Data Security and Privacy Handbook, published at the end of August, could be just what’s needed.

In previous articles we have covered the concept of scripting, and looked at how Bash has a number of built in features that can enable it to be used as a scripting language to automate tasks on your system. In the last part, we covered the shebang and script file permissions, so let’s look at some basic scripts that build upon that.

Do you know what makes your server vulnerable? Find out exactly what to do here.

When video games first hit the arcade, developers built the game from the bottom up – structuring the kernel to fit the technology and specifications available at the time. They were constantly challenged to keep games within tight parameters as the technology battled to keep up with the demands of the software and the burgeoning gaming market.

As you are most likely aware, SSDs (or Solid State Disks) are capable of achieving much faster read and write speeds of data compared to traditional hard disks. What you are possibly not aware of is that over time SSDs can lose some of that speed when it comes to data writes as the disk fills up. If you are running SSDs in your server in the interests of speed, here’s how you can use TRIM to keep the SSD running at its best.

Start your week getting up to date with the latest news in the world of technology: EU Issues Hyperlink Copyright Ruling; Google Chrome to Adopt HTTP Warning; Sky Boasts of IPv6 Roll-Out Reach; Intel Acquires Machine Vision Specialist Movidius; SoftBank Completes ARM Holdings Acquisition