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Apple finally beats Samsung in patent lawsuit… maybe

Video: Global smartphone shipments to reach 1.7B in 2021 Five years ago, Apple thought it had crushed Samsung in a courtroom for patent violations. Apple believed it might get as much as $2.5 billion in damages. Years later, Apple won one more case in this never-ending legal fight — when the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) declined Samsung’s… Read more →

3D Systems outlines additive manufacturing strategy, aims for turnaround

3D Systems outlined plans to better target industry-specific additive manufacturing through new materials, systems, software and services. The company’s focus on additive manufacturing comes a week after 3D Systems missed its earnings target and pulled it outlook. Vyomesh Joshi, CEO of 3D Systems and former HP executive, said the company is focused on customized innovation and a go-to-market strategy that… Read more →

Google fixes KRACK vulnerability in Android

(Image: file photo) Google has rolled out patches for an Android wireless network vulnerability. The search giant released the fix for the so-called KRACK vulnerability, which if exploited could have let a sophisticated hacker decrypt Wi-Fi traffic, hijack connections, perform man-in-the-middle attacks, and eavesdrop on communication sent from an affected device. Mathy Vanhoef, a computer security academic, who found the… Read more →

Protecting Your Clouds: Business and IT Considerations (webinar)

In 2017, CBS Interactive’s Tech Pro Research surveyed ZDNet and TechRepublic readers in the United States to engage them about their current cloud security operations and future priorities. After gathering detailed insights into the concerns and plans of both C-level executives and endpoint, networking and DevOps professionals, CBS Interactive is proud to present “Protecting Your Clouds: Business and IT Considerations“,… Read more →

Locky ransomware used to target hospitals evolves

Cylance Locky is one of the most prolific types of ransomware out there. Joining the likes of WannaCry and Petya, Locky comes in many different flavors, including Diablo6, Zepto, Thor, and Osiris, and does not seem to be slowing down. Some of the most famous cases linked to Locky are attacks on core services, including US hospitals. In February 2016,… Read more →

Facebook extends Messenger capabilities to business websites

Facebook’s Messenger is integrated into the Bodeaz website. Facebook Facebook on Tuesday is taking the wraps off of version 2.2 of Messenger, introducing a series of new business-friendly features to the messaging platform. The new version includes a customer chat plugin that lets businesses integrate Messenger into their own website. The plugin should help businesses maintain fluid communications with customers… Read more →

As local elections loom, voters drown in political text message spam

(Image: file photo) NEW YORK, NY — If you were spammed this weekend by a local political campaign, you weren’t alone. Polls are now open in local elections around the country, where state legislatures and mayoral races around the US will be decided after months of unrelenting campaigning. CBS NEWS A short guide to Tuesday’s big Election Day Read More… Read more →

Dell EMC launches all-Flash midrange systems

Dell EMC launched all-Flash midrange storage systems along with a future proofing program. The enterprise hardware vendor added two arrays–the Dell EMC SC5020F and SC7020F–as 3U appliances as well as software updates to Dell EMC Unity. As for the Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program, Dell EMC is offering a three-year satisfaction guarantee, software updates, data migrations and storage efficiency guarantees. Dell… Read more →

FinancialForce zeroes in on the "as-a-service" economy

FinancialForce this week is highlighting new ways it’s using its alliance with Salesforce to help customers adjust to the seemingly ubiquitous “as-a-service” business model. First, the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) company, which was built on top of the Salesforce platform, is integrating its financial applications with Salesforce CPQ (configure-price-quote software) to help companies meet new accounting requirements for the… Read more →

Arbe Robotics raises $9 Million to prevent autonomous car crashes

Tel Aviv-based Arbe Robotics, maker of ultra high resolution radar, just announced the completion of a $9 million funding round. The money will enable Arbe to bring its high-resolution radar system into full production, with commercial installation of the system in autonomous vehicles slated within a year. Radar is an important piece of the automated car puzzle — although no… Read more →

Singapore bank turns on AI to fight vice activities

OCBC Bank is trialling the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools to improve its ability to accurately identify suspicious activities, specifically, money laundering. The Singapore bank said it ran the software through one year’s worth of corporate banking transaction data and reduced, by 35 percent, the number of alerts that did not require further review. It also… Read more →

How Cloudflare uses lava lamps to encrypt the Internet

Screenshot via YouTube Cloudflare has revealed an interesting way to ensure randomness when generating encryption keys — lava lamps. Cloudflare is a DNS service which also offers distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack protection, security, free SSL, encryption, and domain name services. Encryption is a hot topic today. While law enforcement often clashes with technology providers over backdoors and strong encryption getting… Read more →