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Symantec gets boost from high profile data breaches, cyberattacks but cloud shift adds Q2 wrinkle

A bevy of high profile cyberattacks and the Equifax data breach has been good for Symantec, but a shift to cloud subscriptions is dinging financial results. Symantec’s second quarter earnings results and conference call were notable on a few fronts. Key takeaways were: The company got a boost in LifeLock subscribers after the Equifax data breach. A steady stream of… Read more →

Qualcomm beats Q4 estimates

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Qualcomm published its fourth quarter financial results on Wednesday, beating market expectations. The semiconductor giant reported non-GAAP earnings per share of 92 cents on GAAP revenue of $5.96 billion. A year prior, the company reported adjusted earnings of $1.28 per share on GAAP revenue of $6.18 billion. Wall Street was looking for adjusted earnings of 81 cents… Read more →

Facebook delivers solid Q3 results as ad sales soar

Facebook reported third quarter earnings and revenue Wednesday that soared past analyst estimates, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg focused his commentary around Facebook’s response to the ongoing congressional investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. “Our community continues to grow and our business is doing well,” Zuckerberg said in prepared remarks. “But none of that matters if our services are… Read more →

Can you blow up your iPhone x/8 by placing it on a wireless charger pad while it’s charging with a cable?

It hadn’t occurred to me until I was asked the other day what would happen if you put an iPhone X/iPhone 8 that’s charging using a cable down on a wireless charging pad. Will it blow up, or will it just charge normally? Must read: Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost certainly… Read more →

Can you blow up your iPhone x/8 by placing it on a wireless charger pad while it’s charging with a cable?

It hadn’t occurred to me until I was asked the other day what would happen if you put an iPhone X/iPhone 8 that’s charging using a cable down on a wireless charging pad. Will it blow up, or will it just charge normally? Must read: Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost certainly… Read more →

Google launches new program to foster AI startups

Now that Google is an “AI-first” company, it’s applying that focus to Launchpad, its accelerator engine. The Silicon Valley giant on Wednesday announced the first four startups that are joining Launchpad Studio, a new six-month program designed to help companies work on specific projects or proposals that incorporate AI and machine learning into their businesses. The first companies selected for… Read more →

Powerful iOS and Android apps for IT pros

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The future of the future: Spark, big data insights, streaming and deep learning in the cloud

Spark: The big data tool du jour is getting automation You probably did not hear it here first. Spark has been making waves in big data for a while now, and 2017 has not disappointed anyone who has bet on its meteoric rise. That was a pretty safe bet actually, as interpreting market signals, speaking with pundits and monitoring data… Read more →

Windows 10 tip: Use the hidden repair option to avoid uninstalling an app

Use the search box to filter the list instead of scrolling to find a specific app. Click to enlarge Over the past few years, the designers of Windows 10 have been methodically moving system options from the legacy Control Panel to the new Settings app. Because that process is ongoing, you have two options for managing Store apps and Windows… Read more →

C3 IoT lands Department of Defense deal for aircraft predictive maintenance

The U.S. Department of Defense’s innovation unit will use C3 IoT’s platform to develop artificial intelligence tools for predictive maintenance of assets. C3 IoT said that it was selected by the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx). DIUx is looking to use AI for predictive maintenance, asset availability and improving operations. special feature Harnessing IoT in the Enterprise The tech revolution… Read more →

Shopify’s new POS feature aims to convert showroomers into online shoppers

Shopify is rolling out a new feature that it says will help retailers curb the negative side effects of the showrooming trend and increase online sales. It’s called Buy Online for Shopify POS, and it allows businesses to offer an online purchase option to shoppers who’ve come to a brick-and-mortar store to try out products in-person. In a real world… Read more →