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Fake products? Only AI can save us now.

Half a trillion dollars.

That’s the rough amount of money that counterfeiters displaced last year by selling phony products. Some 2.5% of all trade is for fake goods.

The United States is hit hardest by the scourge of counterfeit products — U.S. brands accounted in 2013 for 20% of the world’s infringed intellectual property.

When most people think about counterfeiting, they think of knock-off Louis Vuitton handbags sold on the sidewalk. But fake products also include business and enterprise products, as well as everyday consumer goods.

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How to decide whether to deploy blockchain

While blockchain may have moved beyond the proof-of-concept phase this year and into limited production systems, that doesn’t mean companies watching from the sidelines should plow ahead with their own deployments.

But neither can they afford to sit idly by.

“You can’t catch up on innovation. If you wait until things have settled down, it may be too late,” said Forrester Research principal analyst Martha Bennett.

Speaking at Forrester’s New Tech & Innovation Conference, Bennett said public and private organizations must first determine what business processes blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT) can address – and those to which it cannot be applied.

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Microsoft dives down a bizarre non-cumulative rabbit hole with July patches

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About that MacBook Pro Core i9 throttling story

You won’t have missed the hysterical reporting around recent claims that Apple is throttling its all new high-end MacBook Pro, but it seems possible these alarms are blaring a little too loudly.

I saw it on YouTube…

The claims are that Apple’s new high-end i9 MacBook Pro has been designed in such a way as to throttle processor speeds to be slower than the i7 in order to reduce the heat created when in use.

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