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Gary Sims

Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade and specializes in open source systems. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems. He has many years of experience in system design and development as well as system administration, system security and networking protocols. He also knows several programming languages, as he was previously a software engineer for 10 years.

Gary's Posts

Actions on Google allows 3rd parties to integrate with Google Assistant

Google will expand its ecosystem via Actions on Google, a platform for 3rd parties to integrate with the Google Assistant.
by Gary SimsOctober 4, 20161

Why is Google building hardware? It’s all about AI

Google has started designing its own hardware as it predicts that the next big innovation is going to take place at the intersection of hardware and software, with AI at the center.
by Gary SimsOctober 4, 20169

How does public key cryptography work? – Gary explains

How keys are distributed is vital to any encryption system. Find out how to do it with the Diffie–Hellman key exchange and using public-key cryptography.
by Gary SimsOctober 4, 20163

Why the three laws of robotics won’t save us from Google’s AI – Gary explains

The dangers of strong AI have been explored in dozens of movies and books, including the I, Robot series from Isaac Asimov, which gave us the three laws of robotics. But are they any good?
by Gary SimsSeptember 29, 201634
 
 
 
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Huawei nova and nova plus review

Huawei has two new mid-range smartphones: the nova and the nova plus. The nova is a 5.0 inch device with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625. The nova plus is a ...
by Gary SimsSeptember 21, 201640

How does encryption work? – Gary explains

You probably use some form of encryption almost every day, and you probably don't even think about it. But what is it and how does it work?
by Gary SimsSeptember 13, 201620

LG shows off some Nougat sweetness with cooking video shot on V20

In an attempt to keep the hype going about its newest phone, LG has released a video called "A taste of Android 7.0 Nougat".
by Gary SimsAugust 29, 201650

Why Android 7.0 won’t officially come to Snapdragon 800/801 devices

We delve into the mystery surrounding why several devices with the Snapdragon 800 or 801 chipset will not be getting the Android 7.0 update.
by Gary SimsAugust 27, 2016301
 
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Huawei P9 Plus review

The Huawei P9 Plus offers some extras not found in the P9 including a 5.5 inch AMOLED display, Press Touch and an IR blaster. Is this Huawei's best smartphone? Let's find out in our ...
by Gary SimsAugust 25, 201619

What we learned from running Fuchsia, the mysterious new OS from Google

We built Google's new Fuchsia OS from its source code and took it for a test drive. This is what we found out.
by Gary SimsAugust 17, 2016105
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