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Google adds audiobooks to round out home speaker hub war with Amazon

Google on Tuesday launched audiobook streaming and purchases across Google Assistant devices like Google Home, and Google Play Books on Android, iOS, and web. CNET Smart Home Guide From connected light bulbs, to plant sensors, to smart locks, and beyond, smart home tech is growing and evolving rapidly. Here you’ll find the latest product reviews, news, and how-tos to help… Read more →

GoDaddy buys Main Street Hub for $125 million

Small business domain host GoDaddy announced that it’s paying $125 million to acquire Main Street Hub, makers of a social media management platform for small businesses. techrepublic Top 5 ways to keep your data safe while traveling Airport Wi-Fi, public USB charging stations, and border agents just doing their jobs can all pose a threat to your cybersecurity. Here are… Read more →

AMD hires dual vice presidents to run graphics division

CNET/CBS Interactive AMD on Tuesday said it’s hired two computer industry veterans – Mike Rayfield and David Wang – to lead its Radeon graphics division. They replace Raja Koduri who left AMD in November to take a chief architect role at rival Intel. Read this AMD’s biggest challenge to date? Cutting its 18 global datacenters down to just two It’s… Read more →

Amazon Go: Here’s a look at the impact on human jobs, retail innovation, Amazon’s bottom line

special feature AI, Automation, and Tech Jobs There are some things that machines are simply better at doing than humans, but humans still have plenty going for them. Here’s a look at how the two are going to work in concert to deliver a more powerful future for IT, and the human race. Read More Amazon Go, a cashier- and… Read more →

Twitter loses another COO as Anthony Noto resigns

Twitter’s chief operating officer Anthony Noto is leaving the company. The social network announced that Noto resigned yesterday after accepting the CEO position at financial technology startup SoFi. 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… Read more →

NjRat secures top spot as most active network malware in 2017

File Photo Researchers have compiled a list of the most common malware variants which may be active on networks today. On Tuesday, security professionals from AlienVault posted the results of research into the top 10 malware threats that were recorded as active on networks in 2017, which includes a range of Trojans, ransomware, and malware which is tailored for stealing… Read more →

Micron launches 5200 series commercial SSD with 3D NAND

Micron on Tuesday announced its 5200 series SATA SSD, geared towards powering businesses’ virtualized workloads and cloud architectures with NAND flash memory. A follow up to the 5100 series, Micron says its new line of the 5200 ECO and 5200 PRO is engineered on 64-layer 3D NAND to improve densities, throughput, consistency, and power efficiency. The 5200 series offers capacities… Read more →

Machine Learning for the masses

Getting started with artificial intelligence and machine learning The paradox with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is that despite (or because of) the hype, it’s still hard to find practitioners who understand how to use those approaches. Perhaps the best way to characterize the AI paradox is “so near yet so far.” AI is tantalizingly accessible for a… Read more →

Thinking of adding ‘Blockchain’ to your company name? SEC is watching you

File Photo A SEC regulator has warned that companies which add the phrase ‘Blockchain’ to their names purely for speculative profit will swiftly find themselves on the agency’s radar. 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… Read more →

If browsers are the new operating systems, why don’t they have the security to match?

Video: 10 key strategies for disaster preparedness and increased IT security When he was working on the Netscape browser, Marc Andreessen famously joked that the browser would reduce the operating system to a poorly-debugged set of device drivers. And over the years, browsers have indeed gained more and more of the features of an OS — and more and more… Read more →