Micron says memory demand strong thanks to cloud, mobile, IoT

Cloud computing, mobility and the Internet of things are equating to quite the tailwind for memory demand. Just ask Micron Technology. Micron on Wednesday reported third quarter revenue of $7.8 billion with net income of $3.82 billion, or $3/10 a share. Non-GAAP earnings for the quarter were $3.15. Those results were better-than-expected as was Micron’s outlook. For the fourth quarter,… Read more →

Hortonworks plays balancing act in the cloud

In some ways Hortonworks is old fashioned in that it still clings to the stretch goal of managing half of the world’s data in an era where cloud object stores and bespoke analytic services are adding more alternatives to the mix. Hortonworks’ aspirational goal may not be realistic, but never mind, there are bigger fish to fry. The underlying message… Read more →

Walmart store-scanning robot gets big boost

Bossa Nova, the company that makes the shelf-scanning robots that are rolling around a few dozen Walmart stores as part of an ongoing trial program, just announced $29 million in new funding. The latest round brings the company’s total funding to $70 million. Bossa Nova has been billed as a robot replacement for clerks with scanner guns, but that’s not… Read more →

​Cybersecurity: Why this Spanish region has just created a new research center

Video: Spear phishing bank robbery mastermind nabbed in Spain. It’s called Cybercat but has nothing to do with the small, furry animal. In fact it’s inspired by security research organizations such as the US CyLab, the UK’s RISCS, and Spain’s RIASC. The new Cybercat research center in northeastern Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region is aimed at analyzing, understanding and tackling the… Read more →

Huawei sells six million P20 units, NEXT-IMAGE photo contest launched with outstanding prizes

top picks The 10 best smartphones of 2018 CES and MWC are over and it’s time to clear the dust and see what smartphones are leading the pack this year. Read More The Huawei P20 Pro and P20 were released in late-March. Three months later and Huawei announced it has sold more than six million of these two devices, up… Read more →

Samsung unveils 7nm technology with EUV

Samsung gave the first detailed look at its long-awaited 7nm process at the VLSI Symposia in Honolulu this week. The talk was especially newsworthy because Samsung is likely to be the first to introduce a new form of lithography, known as EUV because it uses extreme ultra-violet light, that has been in development for some 30 years. Chipmakers currently rely… Read more →

Windows 10 tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Here’s what you can expect Use dynamic memory settings to keep your virtual machine from using too much of the host PC’s RAM. Click to enlarge As I’ve noted in the two previous installments in this series, Windows 10’s Hyper-V platform is the ideal way to test-drive a new feature update before trusting it to… Read more →

HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge

HPE on Wednesday announced new ways it’s helping customers manage data at the edge, including a way for enterprises to run software and applications at the edge, unmodified. Using HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems — specifically the HPE Edgeline EL1000 and EL4000 Converged Edge Systems — a business can run the same software at the edge, or in data centers… Read more →

Box, IBM intro new services for building Box Skills with Watson

Box and IBM are rolling out two new services for building custom Box Skills with Watson smarts. First announced in October, Box Skills provide a framework for applying machine learning to the Box cloud content management platform. The aim is to use AI to help customers extract insights and additional value out of their Box content. IBM signed up as… Read more →

Rackspace teams with HPE to offer pay-per-use Kubernetes private cloud

Rackspace is rolling out two updates to its private cloud-as-a-service portfolio. In general, Rackspace said the updates will bring improved flexibility and economics for enterprise workloads, easier migration to the cloud, and architectural and data control. More specifically, Rackspace is teaming up with HPE to offer a pay-as-you-go Kubernetes private cloud. With Kubernetes as a Service (KaaS), enterprises pay based… Read more →

Instagram launches IGTV, hits 1 billion users

Video: Instagram debuts IGTV, a new standalone app for longer videos Instagram on Wednesday launched IGTV, a new long-from video platform that gives marketers another way to reach its vast audience — which now stands at 1 billion users. The new platform for content creators, which will be available as a standalone app and within Instagram, makes Instagram a more… Read more →