February 20, 2023
What is ChatGPT
By now, you should have heard of ChatGPT around the news and internet. If you have not, fear not, as this is what this article is about. What is ChatGPT? ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) is a complex machine-learning language model developed by OpenAI that is capable of generating human-like responses to text-based queries. Trained on a massive corpus of text data, ChatGPT uses cutting-edge natural language processing techniques to understand the nuances of language and generate contextually relevant responses.
Introduction to GitHub
February 20, 2023
Introduction to GitHub Before covering GitHub, we will cover the basic concepts of Version Control and Git. Version Control (VCS) Version Control (or Version Control System) refers to the management of changes in a single file, folder, or project (multiple folders). By storing records of the changes made, past versions of the same document can be reviewed at a later date or restored permanently. To demonstrate through a very common problem: - Bob is working on a document called homework.
Paths and courses available to join IT industry
September 14, 2022
Have you ever considered joining the IT industry, but are hesitant about which career path to step into? It might be Website Development, Cybersecurity, Database Management or even Machine Learning, etc. A variety of career paths across diverse industries await you in the world of IT. To get started on your learning journey, why not consider Codecademy? Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 15 different programming languages.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
September 7, 2022
Software as a Service (SaaS) is one of the most widely used technologies in the cloud computing space. While Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) are also used quite commonly, SaaS has been the more popular option due to its ability to remove the need of installation of applications in a user’s own hardware, leading as a more cost-effective option. The model was implemented in 1999 by Salesforce, a cloud-based software company.
August 31, 2022
Too many blog posts have been done on this topic, yet people are still making the same mistakes. This one hopes to explain the reasons for the recommendations often made. 1. Avoid commonly used passwords There are several lists of the most commonly used passwords that can be used by password cracking software to perform a dictionary attack. In simple terms, every line in the list is used as a password attempt, until it cracks your password.
The difference between Robot Software (RPA) & Software Robotics
August 10, 2022
What’s the difference? They sound similar, but they are not the same. Robot Software, or more commonly known as RPA1, refers to the system of automation that is achieved by replicating the tasks done by the user through the GUI2. The topic of RPA is covered extensively in [our recent blog post] 1 and should serve well to inform our readers on the major differences between RPA and Software Robotics, when paired together with this post.
Traditional Automation VS RPA
August 3, 2022
Automation has been with us for a very long time and has always been the solution to increased efficiency, reduced errors and risk, improved profits, and proper compliance. With the advancement of technologies, Robotic Process Automatic (RPA) has been replacing traditional automation. A few of the differences between RPA and traditional automation are its technological use. Traditional automation makes use of Application programming interfaces(APIs) which require users to study and understand the system well, but RPA uses software bots to understand user actions at a more UI-friendly level.
RPA for Data Migration
July 27, 2022
Simplifying tedious processes which often require manual work forms the crux of automation. The idea of automation gained traction in 1946 in the automobile industry, through which production was sped up and made more seamless with automated mechanisms. Over time, automation has evolved to cater to various purposes, across different industries. As far as the IT industry is concerned, automation has had and is continuing to aid in increasing efficiency and reducing human intervention in the areas of software tools, frameworks and deployments.
“Metaverse” - another VR-based gaming platform?
June 1, 2022
“You can think about the metaverse as an embodied Internet, where rather than simply viewing content - you are in it” Mr Mark Zuckerberg told The Verge in an interview on Monday (July 26) 2021. From then, Facebook, the world’s largest social network began investing heavily in virtual reality and augmented reality-based technologies. At the point when inquired, Mr. Zuckerberg said “I think it makes sense to invest deeply to shape what I bet will be the next big computing platform.
Blockchains: Beyond Fintech and its Fundamentals
May 25, 2022
The idea of blockchains was born in 1991. It was in 2009, when an anonymous person under the pseudonym of Santoshi Nakamoto, decided to use blockchains to create digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin, that these chains became essential as a tool for people to invest and transfer funds in the form of cryptocurrencies. Not limited to cryptocurrencies and the financial industry, blockchains are also utilised across the healthcare, media, real estate industries, as well as government bodies.
+65 calls? Could this be a scam call?
May 23, 2022
Me: “Hello?” Caller: “How long should I wait for you to pick up your food! You idiot! you ordered all these foods, and you are not here! Transfer me $800 for all the food you ordered!” Me: “I think you had called the wrong person.” Then, there was a click, and the call went dead. I was flabbergasted. Fear and anxiety welled up inside of me upon hearing the words thrown in a rage towards me by an unknown person.
Keeping our faith in-tech even when the future is uncertain
May 16, 2022
Many of us are probably aware of the growing trend of popularity in the tech industry. Whether it’s about leading the high life in the Big Tech Giants such as FAANGs, having work flexibility without having to go through that dreaded rush hour every morning, or even making an impact on the world by transforming people’s lives through the digitization and innovation of information technology. The demand for the latest tech trends, such as building better software, solving complex algorithms, or using big data to introduce better business proposals, has changed how we work and live in our daily lives.
How Apple Plans To Become A Big Player In Health Care
February 1, 2021
Apple is easily one of the biggest names that strikes everywhere when it comes to the realm of smartphones. Its global market share for its iPhone alone stands tall at 13.5% in the second quarter of 2020, placing them on rank 3 behind Huawei and Samsung respectively. This figure is exclusive only to its Iphones, along with that apple also has a variety of products ranging from Mac, iPad, air pods , apple watch for customers to choose from.
Five Biggest Security Concerns in Digital Banking
January 29, 2021
Digital banking is indeed a very convenient method of banking in terms of speed of transaction as well as reducing the need for travelling to a bank. Of course for specific needs visiting a physical bank is necessary but in general, digital banking is now becoming widely used. Especially for international transactions such as paying tuition fees to an abroad university. Nevertheless security is still a huge concern in all types of banking especially in digital banking.
Read This Before You Ignore Your Next Software Update
January 27, 2021
Are you one of those people who always ignore the software update pop-ups? Perhaps you think that updating your device’s software will slow it down. Perhaps you think you are fine with what you have and do not want a change. Well, that thinking could lead to something serious some day. Software updates are critical to your device’s security and protection of your personal data. Here are some of the reasons why it is important to update software.
The Cybersecurity Fight Against Deepfakes
January 25, 2021
As the title suggests, both cybersecurity and deepfakes are on complete opposite sides. To get this started, deepfakes are very similar to incorrect articles and spread of false information but the distinguishing factor is deepfakes are more towards fake videos and audio which look and sound as if it were the original files. Looking back, these effects were mainly used by intelligence agencies whereas now these deepfake softwares are easily available for anyone to download and make these videos at their leisure.
Tech Can Affect Students Negatively
January 22, 2021
The fact that technology has opened a huge gateway to information (including information needed by students to fruitfully pursue their academic agendas), is undeniable. However, we seldom acknowledge the innumerable ways in which technology poses a threat to a student’s academic well-being. In an article I wrote to The Straits Times on the 29th of August, 2018- Tech can affect students negatively, I had emphasized on a few of the many problems that come about with the use of electronic gadgets in the classrooms.
Blockchain Technology to Boost CyberSecurity
January 19, 2021
Cyber attacks are getting more common and is a major issue worldwide. Individual hackers, organised criminals, and hostile nation-states are constantly exploiting vulnerabilities. Due to these attacks, billions of dollars are lost every year. Although hackers are getting better at their jobs, there is also a significant improvement in fighting techniques. One such option that is being considered is to boost blockchain technology to improve IT security. Brief Intro to Blockchain Blockchain is, essentially, a specific type of database.
How Significant is Computer Forensics to Cybersecurity?
January 18, 2021
When thinking about forensics, you might think of a CSI detective punctiliously looking for evidence on the crime scene, linking subtle pieces of evidence together, and doing rigorous scientific tests to ascertain the full story of the crime. While probably less dramatic than what you see in movies, forensics is the techniques used in connection with the detection of crime. With the world becoming more and more inseparable from tech (some might argue that it already is), a different branch of forensics has been created to deal with digital crimes and data breaches, computer forensics.
Cyber-Bullying: A Path To Depression
January 16, 2021
The human species has often been synonymous to social species; implying the importance of a need for social interaction. Industrialization brought upon humans the concept of geographical distance, and it became inevitable for us to come up with different forms of long-distance communication. Technological advancements exposed humans to Social media. Over the past few years, since its debut, social media has become an integral part of our lives. Any type of social media for many has now taken the form of a necessity than being just a mere source of entertainment.
Social Media's Noose Over Mental Health
January 14, 2021
While everyone is busy dealing with coronavirus pandemic, there is another issue that needs to catch public’s attention. We all know how social media made our lives easier. Especially during this hard time, when we all had to stay at home, we were able to connect to our friends and family with ease. But what if social media is killing us? Social media usage in Singapore is one of the highest in Asia with 79% (as of 2019) of the population being active users.
Cloud Cyber Attacks: How Vulnerable are you?
January 12, 2021
What is cloud computing? Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer resources, such as data storage, memory, and computing power. The term today generally refers to data centers which are made available to users over the internet. The aim of cloud computing is to achieve economies of scale, obtaining cost advantages with the increased scale of operation.
AI Helping Physically Challenged
January 9, 2021
According to a report from the World Health Organization, there are more than 2 billion people who are disabled in some way, which accounts for 37% of the world’s entire population. Surveys say that only 1 in 10 such people have access to some sort of assistive technology that can help them live normally.
How has the display technology evolved ( 1940 – 2020 )?
December 31, 2020
Well known example is the Amazon Kindle, which many readers loved placed compared to the rest. Now when we talk about the term display technology, it’s quite similar to what is said above, but the distinguishing factor would be the medium used to present. Few examples of those mediums would be monitored, screens, projectors and many more. The next question would be, what is displayed? Well, my friend anything and everything.
How is FinTech Changing the Financial Services Industry?
December 30, 2020
Since the 1950s, developments in the financial services industry have created a financial technology infrastructure which most people never think about, but use almost every day. Commonly known as FinTech, it refers to any technology that automates and facilitates access to financial services.
December 30, 2020
What is OTT? Over the last decade, the media industry has seen a gradual shift towards streaming, also known as OTT or “over-the-top” in full. Content providers with OTT media services deliver content via a high-speed Internet connection rather than a cable or satellite provider. The term “OTT” is commonly applied to video-on-demand platforms, but can also refer to other internet-based media solutions such as audio, messaging and voice calling.
E-Sports Fuelling the Digital Economy
December 29, 2020
The fact that there has been a massive increase in the recognition of dedicated gamers, is not novel. This in turn has caused a heavy rise in the economic power that the digital stream possesses. It is not difficult to guess that the underlying factor for this economic triumph is the combined efforts of game developers and marketers. The transition from gaming being just another source of entertainment to a source of living is pretty fascinating.
5G Cold War
December 28, 2020
What is 5G? Technology is fast growing and evolving at a rapid rate. Self-driving cars, telemedicine and virtual reality are going to shape the world soon. To keep up with these changes, the trail network industry has introduced 5G, the fifth generation of wireless technology. 5G is set to bring speeds of around 10 gigabits per second your phone. That is more than 600 times faster than the typical 4G speeds on today’s mobile phones (Finley, 2020).
Commercial cloud in Defense
December 17, 2020
What is Cloud Computing? In laymen terms, Cloud Computing is the on-demand access to computer services and resources like applications, servers, data storage, networking, and more via internet. These services are hosted at a remote data center managed by a service provider (such as Amazon). The cloud is growing into a common way for businesses to keep data without purchasing tons of data servers to hold that data. The idea of Cloud Computing started in 1996 by Sean O’Sullivan and George Favaloro but didn’t really catch on until the mid-2000s.
How Big Data is Changing the Role of Policing?
December 14, 2020
Technology has revolutionized law enforcement drastically over the years. The use of fingerprints, DNA, CCTV, and other forms of technology have also played a major role in Policing. Soon, it is predicted that Big Data will soon be bringing about a larger impact on law enforcement. Big data is frequently used to monitor forensic data to solve specific crimes. However, experts have started using predictive analytics algorithms now to identify broader trends.
What is GPT-3 ?
December 11, 2020
A privately held artificial intelligence lab in San Francisco, OpenAI, presented a new piece of computer program which took them several months to develop. GPT-3 stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3. The 3 here, shows that it is the third version of the model released. GPT-3 is a huge neural network, making it a part of the deep learning section of machine learning, which in turn, is a branch of a trendy computer science field called ‘Artificial Intelligence’ or AI.
Facebook’s Fight Against Fake News in the 2020 US Election
December 10, 2020
In an unpoliced society such as Facebook, where almost 1.78 billion users interact and post their perspective, the dissemination of propaganda is inevitable. It’s almost impossible to rule out the “imposter” as a result communities get fed with false or fake news, which leads to disastrous events, the likes of which happened in the 2016 US election. What was the havoc? Well Facebook disrupted the 2016 election mainly because of foreign intervention which lead to data misuse and manipulation.
Big Data & Healthcare: A Relationship Saving Lives
December 9, 2020
Big data has changed the way industries are operating now. With the exponential growth of the healthcare industry, it is observed that the data associated with this industry is growing as well. Due to the huge demand of patients for care management, the healthcare industry has started to realize the importance of advanced technologies that can bring major changes for good. Big data analytics is one such major change that has been brought about.
The Evolution Of IT
December 8, 2020
Information Technology or in mundane terms, IT, is a range of technologies that includes, but is not limited to hardware, software, communication technologies that create, process, store, secure and exchange data. But like any other human advancement, Modern IT has taken eons to attain its present height with each product, era, or concept gaining ephemeral importance as these are soon to be replaced by newer, more advanced technology.
10 Biggest Threats of Cloud Computing
December 7, 2020
In recent years, cloud computing has brought about a paradigm shift in the technology realm. Instead of storing and accessing data and programs using a computer’s hard drive, it can be carried out over the Internet, which is also known as the “cloud”. Users can use their data, programs, and services from the cloud anywhere, anytime. However, what seems like the perfect solution for remote working has several threats associated with it too.
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