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Tech giants scramble to fix critical Intel chip security flaw

(Image: file photo) Just hours after proof-of-concept code was tweeted, security researchers have revealed the long-awaited details of two vulnerabilities in Intel processors dating back more than two decades. Two critical vulnerabilities found in Intel chips can let an attacker steal data from the memory of running apps, such as data from password managers, browsers, emails, and photos and documents…. Read more →

Will 2018 see the death of printers and email in the workplace?

Office workers want their workplace to be flexible, adaptable and free from processes and systems that slow down productivity. But what do they expect for the future of the workplace? special feature Tech Budgets 2018: A CXO’s Guide Our research shows where organizations are spending their IT budgets in 2018 and what their top priorities are. We also offer practical… Read more →

How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing

Video: Healthy iPhone battery or not, you can still get a replacement for $29 Late last year it came to light that Apple has included code in the iOS operating system that throttles the performance of iPhones if the battery is showing signs of wear. The good news is that Applewill carry out a battery swap for $29, but how… Read more →

Why 2018 could be a breakout year for Microsoft’s Stream video service

Last summer, Microsoft began rolling out Microsoft Stream, its replacement for Office 365 Video. Since then, Microsoft officials have made little noise about its business video service, but that seems likely to change in 2018. Credit: Microsoft Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela told our Windows Weekly podcast audience late last year that he considers Stream one of Microsoft’s unsung… Read more →

What trends will dominate influencer marketing in 2018?

Video: Social marketing secrets: Going from nobody to noticed Throughout 2017, influencer marketing grew significantly. Although a comparatively new form of marketing, influencer marketing enables brands to increase awareness, and reach new audiences through influencers communicating with their followers across social media platforms. Special Feature Special report: The future of Everything as a Service (free PDF) SaaS had a major… Read more →

BlackBerry’s QNX, Baidu to collaborate, integrate on autonomous cars

BlackBerry said it will collaborate with Baidu to integrate its QNX operating system with Baidu’s Apollo autonomous driving platform. For BlackBerry, the Baidu deal is the latest auto partnership to highlight QNX’s traction as a platform. In recent months, BlackBerry has announced auto partnerships with Delphi, Visteon, Qualcomm and DENSO. QNX along with BlackBerry’s Radar Internet of things platform are… Read more →

Key Middle East trends: Experts pick out the big shifts in the region’s tech

Video: Five facts about ecommerce in the Middle East In the past 12 months, ZDNet has explored important developments from across the Middle East and North Africa region, diving into ecommerce, smart cities, and cybersecurity, as well as emerging trends such as Dubai’s ambitions for blockchain, the expansion of Middle East and North Africa ride-hailing service Careem, and many others…. Read more →

Satori IoT botnet malware code given away for Christmas

File Photo A hacker has released the working code for Satori malware over the holiday season as a freebie for cyberattackers seeking to target Huawei devices or bolster botnets. According to NewSky Security principal researcher Ankit Anubhav, the malware’s code was released on Pastebin over the holiday season. Satori, based on the Japanese word for “awakening,” is nothing new but… Read more →

ICOs raise $1.2 billion in one month alone

File Photo Bitcoin may have captured the attention of investors in the past few months with a surge in value potentially far beyond what anyone would have expected from the cryptocurrency, but quietly in the background, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) has been raking in the cash. According to Token Data, ICOs managed to raise $1.2 billion in December 2017 alone,… Read more →