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NFL adopts HP’s 3D scanning tech to bring customized cleats to players

NFL players will don customized cleats courtesy of HP’s 3D scanning technology when the 2018 season picks back up in September. techrepublic The 5 highest-paying IT career paths Want to get a job in tech? Here are the categories with the highest salaries. Read More HP touted the new NFL partnership on Monday, noting that all 32 NFL teams have… Read more →

Microsoft adds new app integrations, app store to Teams

Microsoft is adding new application integration and control functionality to Microsoft Teams, its chat-based Office 365 workspace, starting today, January 29. Credit: Microsoft Microsoft Teams review: Serious competition for Slack and HipChat Microsoft’s new ‘Slack competitor’ has improved dramatically since the preview, and new features are arriving regularly. Where it shines is threaded chat, easy video meetings and superb integration… Read more →

Influencer marketing cuts through noise and drives sales for brands

Video: Big data analytics, creative thinking are key for a successful digital marketing strategy For some brands, influencer marketing is a method that has seemingly come out of nowhere and is now considered by many brands to be an established and effective tactic, especially for brands who are trying to target millennials in their campaigns. This type of marketing is… Read more →

SensorPush: Tiny IoT devices that let you track temperature data on your smartphone

SensorPush sensors DIY-IT Project: 3D printing discovery series Whether you’re new to 3D printing or an old hand, ZDNet’s 3D Printing Discovery Series will help you understand and get the most out of this amazing, accessible technology. Read More In December, faced with trying to manage a precise temperature range for 3D printing in a very cold garage, I picked… Read more →

Baker Hughes GE, Nvidia collaborate on AI for oil and gas industry

Baker Hughes GE and Nvidia are collaborating to bring artificial intelligence and analytics to the oil and gas industry in a move that aims to absorb data from sensors, weather, drilling and seismic data and make operations more predictive. Binu Mathew, global head of digital products for Baker Hughes GE, said the Nvidia collaboration will leverage GPU-powered systems on rigs… Read more →

Seagate Q2 beats estimates

Seagate on Monday reported second quarter earnings and revenue that beat market expectations. techrepublic The 5 highest-paying IT career paths Want to get a job in tech? Here are the categories with the highest salaries. Read More The hard-disk drive storage provider reported Q2 net income of $159 million, or 55 cents a share, on revenue of $2.9 billion. Non-GAAP… Read more →

Dr Pepper Snapple merges with Keurig: Here’s the e-commerce, IoT, digital transformation plan

Dr Pepper Snapple will merge with Keurig Green Mountain in a deal that will create a beverage giant with roughly $11 billion in combined revenue, but the real growth promise may revolve around e-commerce, data at the point of consumption and connected brewing devices. On the surface, the combination of Dr Pepper Snapple and Keurig Green Mountain revolves around scale…. Read more →

How Strava’s "anonymized" fitness tracking data spilled government secrets

Fitness tracker users at the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade, Maryland. Remember when you said you have “nothing to hide?” It turns out you do. If it’s not an affair you’re hiding from your spouse, it’s your highly classified place of work that’s now painted in precise detail on a map for anyone to see. That’s exactly what happened… Read more →

With the fullest measure of courage, DevOps holds true to its objective

Video: DevOps is the hot topic in 2018: Five reasons why “There is widespread acceptance that business and IT strategies should be linked or interdependent. Indeed, the operative word, linkage is used by many researchers to characterize an approach to IT planning that responds to, as well as shapes, business strategies. While this has achieved the status of conventional wisdom… Read more →

Singapore Airlines inks partnerships to drive digital ambition

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has inked several partnerships in a bid to drive its digital transformation and and tap new technologies to improve efficiencies. Singapore needs mindset change for smart nation success Technology innovation and investment alone will not guarantee a thriving smart nation, which also will need user-friendly public services and a population that is willing to accept the wave… Read more →

Hacker phishes Experty ICO, steals $150,000 in Ethereum Experty’s keenly-awaited ICO has dissolved into disarray after a hacker targeted investors and stole roughly $150,000 in Ethereum (ETH) ahead of the event. Experty‘s Initial Coin Offering (ICO), also known as a token sale, is designed to raise funds for a “Skype-like voice and video application” which could also take secure payments through the Blockchain. ICOs are similar to… Read more →

Alibaba rolls out first overseas smart city AI platform in Malaysia

Alibaba has deployed its smart city artificial intelligence (AI) platform in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, marking the Chinese vendor’s first such implementation outside its domestic market. The initiative was launched Monday with local ICT agency, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), and city council Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), according to Alibaba Cloud. Dubbed the Malaysia City Brain, the AI-powered platform operated… Read more →