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Blake Dowling has 42 articles published.

Blake Dowling is chief business development officer at Aegis Business Technologies. His technology columns are published by several organizations. Contact him at dowlingb@aegisbiztech.com or at www.aegisbiztech.com

Blake Dowling: The Russian (hackers) are coming

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We hear about the Russian mob and Russian hackers all the time, especially in politics and technology. The Russian mob is all over the dark web selling ransomware toolkits and fake credit cards. The Russians created ransomware, a threat that continues to wreak havoc all over the world in various forms. We can’t all be comedian Bert Kreischer and be friends with the Russian mob. Nice work, Machine. See the Showtime special about Bert in Russia if you dare. I…

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Blake Dowling: Tech, politics & the Simpsons

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The marriage of technology and politics is like the pairing of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise – a big mess (minus the Scientology shenanigans of course). Hillary emails, Trump tweets, Ashley Madison’s hack … there’s always something to keep your eye on. Always will be. With breaches and exposure around every corner, certain key figures inside our government use apps for communication that disappear after a certain amount of time. If any of you readers in Florida Politics-land have teenagers,…

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Blake Dowling: Star Wars: Rogue One brings hope, inspiration with CGI movie magic

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I saw the new Star Wars flick last week. Loved it. Like really loved it, as much as Luke loved shooting Womp Rats on Tatooine. I figured I would wait until the crowds thinned a little bit and not see the film in the first few weeks after release. I remember, as a kid, standing in line on the opening night of “Return of the Jedi” at Porter Square Mall in Dothan, Alabama; with what seemed like tens of thousands…

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Blake Dowling: Tech, food and disruption: Hotels on the front lines of innovation

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Like Ryan Lochte at a Rio gas station – 2017 is on. We are 100 percent set for takeoff. Engines are roaring and what should we expect from technology in this grand year? There are three things you can always count on, breaches, innovation and disruption. Let’s dive into innovation, shall we? (More swimming puns, ha!) The hotel industry is usually on the front lines of innovation. The W in DC encourages you to use your smartphone as your room…

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Blake Dowling: Hacking, weaponized artificial intelligence, ransomware and other fun just for you

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Breaches, hacking, ransomware, cyber threats, weaponized AI, smart toothbrushes are but a few examples of scary tech out there to make your day less than fantastic. Weapons systems that think on its own are in production, with governments racing to catch up on how to regulate these fast-paced advancements. Police and military already use drones and robots to eliminate threats, but (as far as we know) it’s hardware controlled by humans. For example, in the Republic of Texas, police this…

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Blake Dowling: Amazon Go storefront, the next big disruption in retail, society

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When it comes to the home theater experience, we used to rent movies from Blockbuster and Movie Gallery. VHS came and went. Then DVD, which is gone (for the most part). In regards to transportation, there are still taxi cabs out there, but everyone I know contacts Uber to get a ride. Have you bought a CD lately? I know plenty of music execs who wish they could turn back the clock when there were huge margins on tapes, LPs…

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Blake Dowling: Apps for everything

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I think I have downloaded more apps in the past five years than anyone in the southern United States. When the kids were younger, new game? Done. Five a day, we would play incessantly, then delete. The gaming app 100 Balls took over two weeks of our life; Stack took a few weeks. Jet Pack Joy Ride might have robbed our family of actual months. Anyway, as the kids got older, it’s more about functionality these days. Although Zombie Highway…

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