Glossary – September 2019

Alexa Voice Service (AVS):  Amazon’s service offering for a voice controlled AI assistant. Offered in different products. Source: https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/Alexa-Voice-Services-AVS Blockchain Infrastructure: A complex, decentralized architecture that orchestrates many systems running asynchronously over the internet in order to create a secured database that records sensitive data of certain users into forms of transactions, Source: https://blockgeeks.com/guides/what-is-blockchain-technology/ Chatbot: …

Glossary – June 2019

Agile Characterized by quickness, lightness, and ease of movement; nimble. Not necessarily characterized by fast speed. Agile software development is a software development practice based on iterative and incremental development where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, a time-boxed iterative approach, and encourages …

In the News – June 2019

TICKETS TO HARRY POTTER PLAY IMMEDIATELY CRASH SF THEATER WEBSITE Petrificus Totalus! Potterheads were quite frustrated when visiting San Francisco’s Curran Theater’s website early in the morning on March 12th. Their website experienced technical difficulties and crashed due to an overwhelming flood of fans trying to score tickets to “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” …

In the News – March 2019

PNC Bank is Testing E-Ink CVV Shifting Credit Cards in 90-Day Trial To prevent credit card fraud, PNC Bank is testing out Dynamic CVV2 credit cards that are developed by VISA and Idemia. The cards will change their CVV (card verification value) every 60 minutes by implementing an algorithm supplied by VISA. PNC Bank will …