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Who Are The Leading Companies in Autonomous Driving in 2017?

Navigant Research just posted their assessment of autonomous vehicle systems companies in 2017.  This report is fascinating for a number of reasons including: Ford & GM are way ahead of Tesla Uber is near the bottom of the list even though they own Otto Hyped companies that make a lot of noise but not a lot of […]


SOLVED: What Happened To Microsoft IllumiRoom and RoomAlive?

In 2013 Microsoft Research demonstrated a very exciting technology named IllumiRoom which used a single projector to expand video from a single screen onto the walls and furniture in the room.  It is mind blowing and uses only a cheap commodity projector to project the images calculated by a commodity Kinect camera system.   It was very exciting […]


What is Machine Learning vs Deep Learning vs Reinforcement Learning vs Supervised Learning?

This is a simplified explanation of Machine Learning intended for non-computer science people.  It definitely glosses over the massive complexity involved in this field but should give you a basic understanding of the core concepts in just a few short sentences. What is Machine Learning? Machine Learning is a set of rules that a computer develops on its […]


Why Is The Next Windows 10 Build Named ‘Creators Update’ and What is ‘Project NEON’?

The next major release version of Windows 10 is code named “Redstone 2” for Microsoft’s developers but for the public Microsoft is now promoting it as the “Creators Update”.  As the name suggests many of the new features in Windows 10 Creators Update are targeted at creative types that develop new content. In case you were not aware, […]


SOLVED: How To See What Apps Have Access To Your Facebook Profile

Personal data security has never been so important, yet many people grant websites and apps access to their Facebook account as if it is worthless data.  If you have not reviewed the apps that have access to your Facebook profile in a while, you really should do it right now. Step By Step How To […]


Solved: Cannot Install Outlook Junk Email Reporting Tool Due To Missing Dependencies

If you are trying to install the Microsoft Junk E-Mail Reporting Add-In and you see: “The installation is unable to proceed due to missing dependencies.” you might be tempted to believe the documentation that indicates .NET 2.0 or greater is the only real dependency.  You also might believe that your Windows 10 runs .NET 4.x […]


The Ultimate Guide To Fixing Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

If your Windows Server Update Services WSUS is having problems there are five easy things to do to correct it: Restart the three WSUS related services: a) WSUS SERVICE b) WSUS CERTIFICATE SERVICE c)  WINDOWS INTERNAL DATABASE (unless your DB is SQL, in which case, restart your SQL database) . Run a clean up job on the WSUS […]


For The First Time, Bitcoin Is Being Accepted In Canada Healthcare Industry

Bitcoin is becoming more well known, and the crypto-currency will be accepted by an online healthcare business that is based out of Canada. Ask The Doctor is soon to become the first healthcare enterprise that accepts bitcoin. The service is offered to patients worldwide. Given the fact that Ask The Doctor is an anonymous online […]


SOLVED: How To Clean Up and Repair WSUS Database

If you run a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server, you know that sometimes it can develop problems.  Specifically the WSUS database can need a manual clean up.  There are several scripts around that handle this but I found one HERE that helped me quite a bit. Note that this script does not replace the […]


SOLVED: Veeam Cloud Connect Storage Evaluation Grid

Veeam is an excellent product to back up virtual machines but its original incarnation did not readily support backup to external disk or cloud storage.  Both of these items have been resolved and today Veeam Cloud Connect is now included with every version of Veeam 9.0 or higher WITHOUT ADDITIONAL LICENCING OR COST. When Veeam […]


SOLVED: How To Change The Sort Order of COURSES In A LinkedIn Profile

The short answer is, you cannot change the way COURSES are listed in LinkedIn.  You have to manually delete them and read them in the order you want, manually. To confirm this, I recently asked LinkedIn support: …is there a way to change the order of individual line items in the COURSES section of the […]


4 More Magazines Stop Printing and 3 Others Reduce Print Cyle

The Canadian Press reported today that many of Canada’s staple magazines are stopping print production completely and others are reducing the number of issues. Rogers Communications announced Friday an overhaul of its magazines that will see Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business disappear from store shelves and move to online only. In addition, magazines including […]