Automating the warehouse: These self-driving robots aim to modernize materials handling

In autonomous robotics, the area of materials handling is often overshadowed by the pizzazz of self-driving cars. But a rapid shift toward automation in e-commerce distribution centers and manufacturing plants has led to a thriving subset of robotic logistics focused on supply chains and automated material movement. There are a bevy of players in the space ranging from small startups… Read more →

AWS rolls out new security feature to prevent accidental S3 data leaks

Image: AWS Amazon’s Web Services division has rolled out new security features to AWS account owners today that are meant to prevent accidental data exposures caused by the misconfiguration of S3 data storage buckets. Starting today, AWS account owners will have access to four new options inside their S3 dashboards under the “Public access settings for this account” section. These… Read more →

American Link flight simulators win Britain’s top computer conservation award

TechWorks has won the Tony Sale Award for bringing back to life a Second World War analogue flight simulator, a 1960s-era General Aviation Trainer (GAT-1), and an all-digital Super GAT trainer from the 1980s. The three pioneering pilot trainers are available to visitors to the TechWorks museum in Binghamton in New York State. Britain’s Computer Conservation Society holds a competition… Read more →

IBM adds more automation to Cloud Migration Factory, partners with ServiceNow

IBM is rolling out a series of technologies and services designed to speed up cloud migrations and hybrid deployments. The move is part of a larger effort by IBM to manage multi-cloud deployments that may hop between public clouds as well as private infrastructure. First, IBM launched efforts to manage multiple clouds including rivals such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform… Read more →

Malicious code hidden in advert images cost ad networks $1.13bn this year

Malvertising, the practice of embedding malicious code in seemingly innocent online adverts, is evolving through the use of steganography. Files, messages, images, and video can be hidden within content of the same format, potentially leading to malicious redirects and the download of exploit kits. The steganographic technique is fast becoming a popular method for fraudsters to dupe legitimate ad networks… Read more →

Infographic: AI, Machine Learning and the Cloud

Cloud hosting is the secure solution you’ve been seeking Would you rather host your data on an inflexible, costly and potentially unstable in-house resource, or would you rather work with a trusted external partner who is an expert in secure … Source Article from AI, Machine Learning and the Cloud blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Apple products you shouldn’t buy (November 2018 edition)

10 years of Black Friday tech deals: Best, worst, and weirdest A look back at a decade of the year’s biggest shopping event. Source Article from products you shouldn’t buy (November 2018 edition) blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Most ATMs can be hacked in under 20 minutes

An extensive testing session carried out by bank security experts at Positive Technologies has revealed that most ATMs can be hacked in under 20 minutes, and even less, in certain types of attacks. Experts tested ATMs from NCR, Diebold Nixdorf, and GRGBanking, and detailed their findings in a 22-page report published this week. The attacks they tried are the typical… Read more →

Best Lenovo Black Friday 2018 deals: ThinkPad laptops and more

Lenovo 2018 Black Friday ad The world’s biggest PC maker has elaborate plans for its online store come Black Friday, with Lenovo promising laptop doorbusters nearly each hour from early on Thanksgiving morning through the end of Black Friday itself. Here’s a breakdown of those deals — highlighted by a $99 IdeaPad 130s special — along with Black Friday specials… Read more →

Oracle to acquire Talari Networks

Oracle on Thursday announced it’s agreed to acquire Talari Networks, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal is expected to help Oracle build up its cloud business, reaching customers undergoing a digital transformation by providing secure and reliable networking services. SEE: Larry Ellison pitches Oracle’s Gen… Read more →

Google to pay JavaScript frameworks to implement performance-first code

Google will be launching a fund of $200,000 to sponsor the development and implementation of performance-related features in third-party JavaScript frameworks. The fund’s launch was announced earlier this week at the Chrome Dev Summit 2018, Google’s annual web dev conference. Frameworks with original ideas to improve performance and those which ship “on by default” performance-boosting features will be favored in… Read more →

Best Black Friday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks

It’s that time of year again. Your feeds are cluttered with deal posts. Your local stores are inundating you with sale ads. Commercials are hawking wares to festive tunes. It’s the holidays, and with that comes huge mark downs across retail, especially on Black Friday. Also: Best Black Friday deals 2018 CNET Though the specific day — and its infamous… Read more →