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BlackBerry debuts Jarvis software scanning platform at NAIAS

BlackBerry CEO John Chen showed up at the North American International Automotive Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on Monday to introduce the company’s latest security product for the connected car space. The platform is called Jarvis, and it functions as static binary code scanning software that detects vulnerabilities in automotive systems and resolves them via dashboards with specific cautions and advisories…. Read more →

Brazil and Switzerland renew R&D agreement

Brazil and Switzerland have renewed their ongoing research and development agreement for another three years. ‘Don’t call us Silicon Alps': How Switzerland battled a healthy economy to grow its own startup scene Sometimes, you really can have it too good – staying hungry and foolish hasn’t always been easy for Switzerland’s startups. Read More The joint science and technology committee,… Read more →

Singapore earmarks $22.6M for tech development in water treatment

Singapore has called on the tech industry to pitch for S$30 million (US$22.68 million) worth of grants aimed at enhancing the country’s water treatment processes and operations. Its national water agency PUB on Monday announced three Requests for Proposals (RFPs), inviting technology providers and researchers to develop applications that would help ensure water sustainability. It noted that water demand was… Read more →

Perfect power bank for your iPhone X/8 and MacBook

If you own an iPhone X or iPhone 8 and a MacBook equipped with a USB-C port then why not get yourself a power bank that will keep both charged up. Must read: How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing free pdf Special report: The future of Everything as a Service SaaS has set off a revolution in… Read more →

Microservices and containers in service meshes mean less chaos, more agility

Is it worth the effort to attempt to refactor existing, and likely monolithic, applications, as microservices, or is such time and effort better spent building new, more flexible and agile applications constructed from loosely coupled microservices? Photo: Joe McKendrick It appears enterprise IT teams are having it both ways, a recent survey finds. The survey, conducted by Red Hat among… Read more →

The dream of fellowship for software developers and IT operators

Video: Devs and Ops don’t mix? New data analytics tool could fix that “The tough question with respect to information activities is which of them belong together and which should be kept apart. There is much talk today about ‘integrated total information systems.’ This of course implies that all — or at least most — information activities should be in… Read more →

MaMi malware targets Mac OS X DNS settings

Malwarebytes A researcher has discovered a strain of malware in the wild which targets Mac OS X users. The malware, dubbed MaMi, was first spotted by security researcher Patrick Wardle. The researcher spotted a forum post on Malwarebytes in which a user said a colleague “accidentally installed something” and this led to DNS hijacking. Despite the user removing the DNS… Read more →

Alibaba neural network defeats human in global reading test

Alibaba says its deep neural network model has outscored humans in a global reading test, paving the way for the underlying technology to reduce the need for human input. The Chinese tech giant’s research unit, Institute of Data Science of Technologies (IDST), said it had developed a deep-learning model that attained a score of 82.44 in Exact Match on the… Read more →

Venezuela asks other countries to adopt oil-backed cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for other countries to adopt the oil-backed cryptocurrency Petro, tipped as a way out of the country’s economic crisis. free pdf Special report: The future of Everything as a Service SaaS has set off a revolution in the way companies consume services on-demand. We look at how it’s spreading to other IT services and… Read more →

Business must tone down its lust for big data

(Image: Nebia) It should come as no surprise that when key industry bodies write submissions to government consultations they’re self-serving. That’s what such lobby groups are for, right? But in its submission to the current consultation on developing a national Digital Economy Strategy, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has gone beyond the usual bleatings about tax breaks,… Read more →

3D Systems CEO Joshi on additive manufacturing, materials innovation and the state of 3D printing

Vyomesh Joshi, CEO of 3D Systems, sees a long runway for additive manufacturing, says materials are a key area for innovation and outlines how the industry will evolve in an interview with ZDNet. The interview, recorded in full in the video here, is part of an ongoing series ZDNet will do to talk to thought leaders from technology companies that… Read more →