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Disruptive technology

Disruptive technology means the technology which sweeps away the current habits of the customers and replaces it with something completely new. We can see that everywhere these days. Amazon taking online shopping to new heights, food delivery apps revolutionising the hospitality industry, even internet and television were a disruptive technology in their time.   “Businesses are being decimated by others that are adopting disruptive technology and then...

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Artificial intelligence and ethics

There is a race going on in the artificial-intelligence sector. Everyone wants to get their hands on the next best thing as soon as possible. Ethics sometimes take a back seat in such cases. New technologies should be focused on human ethics and a universal desire to make life better for people around the world. This is a pressing concern when it comes to military...

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digital privacy

FaceApp, an application, shows you how you would look like in your golden years when you upload a headshot on it. It is no doubt fun and entertaining. Everyone uploads their aged look on their social media and everyone has fun. What we do not bother ourselves with while having fun, are the privacy issues. Do we actually think about our digital privacy? David Choffnes, an...

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digitalisation

In the era of digitalisation, where you have a virtual identity, who is to say that your data and personal information will not be leaked publicly or it won’t be sold off to anyone? Every time you log into your social media account, or link your Gmail to any other website or app to login, all your personal information is accessible by the app. You...

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Have you ever thought that a particular app can steal your data? Does that make you feel insecure about downloading particular applications? A recent research has confirmed that some Android applications do collect data from their users.   This breach of conduct and reliance has been previously found in many apps. If you think that it happens with the app wrongfully asking for access to your microphone,...

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Hacking Videogame Consoles

It was a hectic competition between the teams in the MITRE’s embedded capture the flag competition. The competition challenged the students to design a secure system and collect a series of ‘flags’ digitally by hacking their competitor’s systems. Northeastern University won the overall competition by making a system for game. “This year, they had to develop a gaming system” says Guevara Noubir.   Guevara Noubir is a...

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space

Lindsey Sudbury is an instructional technologist within Academic Technology Services at Northeastern University. And currently, she is working on an exciting project, which she helps oversee. People can now get the surreal experience of going to space, with the help of the Discovery Lab. It is in the Snell Library at the University.   The Lab is actually a pop-up space, dedicated to augmented reality and VR. It...

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Recitation App that helps Muslims

Anas Abou Allaban was one of the participants of Muslim Hacks, an event that took place at California. At this event participants share their technological ideas and solutions to build products for people practicing Islam. Allaban is an electrical and computer engineering student, Northeastern University was fascinated by a hack which used speech recognition tool that helps Muslims to recite their prayers.   In order to keep...

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PartRunner

You get your food, all tasty and warm, right at your doorstep, thanks to those food delivery apps. However, it is a real pain when you have to go out to purchase other things, especially when you have some other pressing matters to attend to. Yoshua Rozen thought so too, and hence, PartRunner was born.   Rozen is a Northeastern University graduate and the startup ‘PartRunner’ is...

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