Best Buy Q1 strong as online sales now 15.4% of revenue in US

Special report Data, AI, IoT: The Future of Retail (free PDF) This ebook looks at the rise of e-commerce and the digital transformation of retail companies. Read More Best Buy’s first quarter results highlighted how the retailer has been able to leverage omnichannel sales and a digital pivot to avoid Amazon’s cross hairs. The company reported first quarter non-GAAP earnings… Read more →

Tech trade war: After Huawei, which Chinese firms are next on US enemies list?

Tech news roundup: GDPR turns 1, and who makes the best apps? Karen Roby reports on this week’s biggest tech news, which includes Huawei’s Android license and GDPR’s one-year anniversary, as well as what Microsoft says about a potential version of the law in the US. The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security recently placed Asian telecommunications and… Read more →

Apple needs to make it easier to update older iPhones

Apple and Google: Two approaches to privacy issues Both companies talk up the importance of protecting your data, but make opposite cases for whether you should share it. Read more: https://zd.net/2vWUsg8 So, following an investigation from the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Apple has decided to be more open about the impact iOS updates have on iPhone performance… Read more →

UK says it warned 16 NATO allies of Russian hacking activities

UK’s tax authority forced to delete 5 million biometric records ‘Biggest ever’ deletion of biometric data by government comes after HMRC obtained data “unlawfully” according to privacy regulator. The UK has shared information on Russian hacking attacks with 16 NATO allies over the last 18 months, a British government official said today. “I can disclose that in the last 18… Read more →

Repairing dead satellites with robots

There are more than 8,000 manmade objects orbiting earth, and a large portion of those no longer perform any function. Space debris is of increasing concern as barriers to launching satellites continue to fall, and the problem is only getting worse. Rehabilitating and updating dead satellites could slow the space debris problem. The only catch is that working on satellites… Read more →

TalkTalk customer bank details found through Google search

The most hacked passwords: Is yours one of them? Your name, your favorite football team and your favourite band: The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has released a list of the 100,000 most common passwords to appear in data breaches. Read more: https://zd.net/2UYNnKP TalkTalk has failed to tell 4,500 customers that their financial details were involved in a past data… Read more →

DNS Flag Day 2020: DNS servers must support both UDP and TCP queries

TechRepublic Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax): A cheat sheet Read More An industry group of the world’s biggest DNS service providers has agreed on a plan to improve the state of the DNS ecosystem by forcing certain configuration changes upon the smaller server operators that are affecting the speed and performance of the entire internet. According to this group, starting with February… Read more →

NetApp’s Q4 falls below expectations, guidance light

NetApp’s fourth quarter financial results missed Wall Street expectations, with the data storage vendor reporting a drop in both product and hardware revenues. NetApp’s guidance for the current quarter also fell well below estimates and the company’s shares tumbled more than 6% in after hours trading.  For Q4, NetApp reported non-GAAP net income of $396 million, or $1.59 per share,… Read more →

NetApp’s Q4 falls below expectations, guidance light

NetApp’s fourth quarter financial results missed Wall Street expectations, with the data storage vendor reporting a drop in both product and hardware revenues. NetApp’s guidance for the current quarter also fell well below estimates and the company’s shares tumbled more than 6% in after hours trading.  For Q4, NetApp reported non-GAAP net income of $396 million, or $1.59 per share,… Read more →

Two more Microsoft zero-days uploaded on GitHub

A security researcher going online by the pseudonym of SandboxEscaper has published today demo exploit code for two more Microsoft zero-days after releasing a similar fully-working exploit the day before. These two mark the sixth and seventh zero-days impacting Microsoft products this security researcher has published in the past ten months, with the first four being released last year, and… Read more →

Congress: "It’s time for a time out" on facial recognition

The potential use of real-time facial recognition technology, paired with the tens of millions of surveillance cameras that already exist in the US, amounts to a “1984 George Orwell scenario that I think troubles us all,” Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio warned at a congressional hearing Wednesday.  Jordan and other members of the House Oversight Committee heard from experts… Read more →

Apple sends out WWDC keynote invites

Keynote invites for Apple’s 30th annual Worldwide Developer Conference are officially out. The event will once again take place in San Jose, Calif., at the McEnery Convention Center, with the keynote kicking off at 10 a.m. PT on June 3.  In typical WWDC fashion, Apple will likely unveil significant feature updates and next-gen versions of its operating systems and software,… Read more →