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Robert Hackett


Center Township, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Robert:

Is the Düsseldorf cyberattack really the first to result in death?

While reports are calling the death of a patient turned away from a ransomware-stricken hospital in Germany the world's first cyberattack fatality, the data indicate otherwise. → Read More

With Trump’s WeChat ban approaching, here are several alternatives

With the U.S. banning WeChat on Sunday, here are alternative chat apps for people looking to stay in touch with friends and family in China. → Read More

Ransomware attack on a hospital may be the first ever to cause a death. Here's what happened

German police are investigating a cyberattack on a university hospital that may have resulted in the first recorded case of a ransomware-linked death. → Read More

Apple Watch: Why I'm caving and finally buying one

The personal health-tech in Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE prove compelling in a pandemic. → Read More

Apple event: What to know about new Apple Watches, iPads, Fitness +

Everything Apple announced from Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad to Apple One and Fitness Plus subscription services—but no iPhone. → Read More

IBM plans a huge leap in superfast quantum computing by 2023

IBM reveals its quantum computing roadmap for the next decade. → Read More

Amid geopolitical tensions, 'Mulan' is a litmus test for loyalties

Disney's live action film remake Mulan faces intense controversy. → Read More

Fortune's 40 Under 40 honorees in tech defy the pandemic

The tech set honored on this year's Fortune 40 Under 40 list offer a glimmer of hope, despite a year wracked by pandemic, protest, and pain. → Read More

Amazon deletes job listings for 'union busters' after public outcry

People are criticizing Amazon for trying to hire for jobs for tracking union activity within the company. → Read More

Official Biden-Harris campaign yard signs available for download in Nintendo's 'Animal Crossing'

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons video game has added official Biden-Harris campaign signs for people to display on their islands. → Read More

Investors riding high on Apple and Tesla stock splits could get clipped, data shows

Apple and Tesla just implemented stock spilts. Here's what you need to know about the share performance of companies that have previously split their stocks. → Read More

Own Apple Powerbeats 2 earphones? Here’s how to claim your share of a $9.75 million settlement

Apple is settling a class action lawsuit for $9.75 million that entitles Powerbeats 2 earphone owners to a rebate. → Read More

U.S. vies for leadership in quantum and A.I. with $1 billion bet

America is investing $1 billion alongside companies like IBM, Microsoft, and Intel to establish five new quantum tech institutes headed by national laboratories. → Read More

50 new planets, including one as big as Neptune, are identified using A.I.

It's an astronomical first for artificial intelligence. → Read More

Why Apple let WordPress walk but continues to fight Fortnite’s Epic Games

As Apple cracks down on App Store developers, some, like WordPress, seek appeasement while others, like Fortnite-maker Epic Games, throw down the gauntlet. → Read More

Hackers using Zoom in email fraud schemes

Email fraud is booming during the COVID-19 pandemic, with hackers now using Zoom video conferencing as a lure. → Read More

Forget Netflix. Gaming companies are winning the pandemic

Worldwide lockdowns due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic have propelled profits for video game makers, like Animal Crossing-maker Nintendo, WeChat's Tencent, Madden's Electronic Arts, and Pokemon Go's Niantic. → Read More

China is years ahead of the U.S. on digital finance. Here’s why it matters.

Chinese leaders have praised the promise of blockchain, but the e-yuan is something different - and some say, ominous. → Read More

Blockchain: The DC/EP and China's drive for digital dominance

China’s central bank has taken the lead in the race to launch a national electronic currency. The implications for consumers, China’s neighbors, and the U.S. could be enormous. → Read More

What would it be like if the Internet suddenly went dark?

The world is troublingly dependent on technology, an issue Tim Maughan explores in his sci-fi books Infinite Detail and Ghost Hardware. → Read More