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What are cookies?

What are cookies?

Recently, a new EU directive has highlighted the importance of cookies, as these small text files sometimes store sensitive user data. But how do cookies actually work, and why do we need them? We will look at the small data packets that are exchanged and stored between web browsers and websites and how cookies affect every internet user today, whether for business or private purposes.

UDP - User Datagram Protocol

UDP: What is the User Datagram Protocol?

The Internet protocol family – the cornerstone for communication on the Internet – has around 500 members who work on a wide variety of layers. For example, the connectionless User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is responsible on the transport layer for the transmission of packets that were previously addressed via the Internet Protocol (IP). In this guide, you can find out exactly what distinguishes...

Overview of video conferencing software

Video conferences: 7 software solutions

Is good communication with colleagues and clients possible when you’re unable to meet at location? Thanks to video conferencing software, meetings, conferences, one-to-one conversations, and webinars can be held no matter the distance. But which solutions are the right ones for you? Find out which software suits your needs best.

Linux vs. Windows

Windows vs. Linux: a comparison

Most PC users are only familiar with Windows in its various versions, but there are alternative operating systems on the market. Linux distributions offer many advantages compared to Microsoft’s product. Nonetheless, there are many things to take into consideration before switching. So, who should you fight for in the great battle – Linux or Windows?

What is artificial intelligence?

The fascination with AI: what is artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is one of the most fascinating fields of research in the world today. It will undoubtedly alter our future like no other technology ever has before — this is one thing that all AI researchers agree on. The technology is already present in so many areas of our life. We discuss some of the secrets that surround artificial intelligence, the prospects, and risks involved in...

Google Translate Alternatives

Translation tools: handy Google Translate alternatives

These days dealing and engaging with foreign languages is easier, quicker, and more direct than ever. Whether you’re at work or on holiday, numerous language tools and smartphone apps can help with the translation of difficult words, sentences, and online texts. Google Translate and alternative translation websites offer comprehensive tools that easily enable us to understand other languages....

Internet of Things

The internet of things: The era of networked things

The internet of things (IoT) is driving digital change. Smart household appliances and self-driving cars are already available. More and more everyday devices are being connected to form a comprehensive network that will eventually penetrate all areas of life. The 5G mobile communications standard will soon be implemented, which will help IoT achieve a breakthrough in the foreseeable future. Smart...

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid Cloud: A Good Compromise

Cloud services have several advantages: they are flexible, mostly inexpensive and require little overhead. If only there wasn’t the disadvantage of having to hand over your sensitive data to a third party. The hybrid cloud offers compromise. Through this solution your important data can stay on site and the rest of it can be stored in a flexible, scalable public cloud. Find out how it works.

REST: the HTTP solution for web services

Resource-oriented web services based on REST

Combining different application systems has become increasingly important over the past few years. This trend is especially due to the increasing number of web applications being developed. In order to react to this trend, many different web services were developed that make data transfer across multiple systems possible. The Representational State Transfer (REST) is an architectural style that...

How does natural language processing work?

What is natural language processing?

The language errors and mistranslations on Google Translate might often be good for a funny anecdote, but behind this slightly error-prone translation tool lies one of the most complex computer technologies ever developed. Natural language processing may still be in a relatively primitive stage, but its complex technology already enables computers to translate from one language into another, carry...


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