Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

US Congress readies bill to advance 5G networks

see also Top 5G announcements from MWC 2018 We round up the biggest announcements on 5G made during MWC 2018 in Barcelona this week. Read More Democrats and Republicans in both chambers of Congress are ready to pass a bill that should facilitate the development of 5G networks in the US. The US House will vote on the bill on… Read more →

Eight group collaboration platforms worth a closer look

Collaboration Avoid these 7 email mistakes if you want a reply Source Article from group collaboration platforms worth a closer look blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Hyperscale data centers fuel revenue growth for enterprise storage vendors

Factory revenue for enterprise storage systems are on a continued upswing due to strong hardware sales to hyperscale data center players. According to new IDC research, HPE and Dell are tied in terms of enterprise storage provider market share. IBM and NetApp share the third place spot while Huawei and Hitachi are tied for fifth place. IDC posts that original… Read more →

Amazon’s Alexa suffers widespread outage

File photo Amazon’s Alexa AI assistant went down on Friday for what’s turning out to be an unintentional reenactment of the company’s Super Bowl commercial. Reports of Alexa outages are coming from across the US, and even in some international locations. However, an Echo device in the ZDNet newsroom in Louisville shows that Alexa is still up and running. It… Read more →

Apple products you shouldn’t buy (March 2018 edition)

Collaboration Eight group collaboration platforms worth a closer look Source Article from products you shouldn’t buy (March 2018 edition) blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

How to take Amazon’s Alexa with you in the car

Roav VIVA, by Anker Increasingly I’m finding that amazon’s Alexa is my voice assistant of choice, and now thanks to the Roav VIVA by Anker, I can have the equivalent of an Echo Dot in my car. Must read: Apple products you shouldn’t buy in 2018 Anker — the company that you may know better for its high-quality yet competitively-priced… Read more →

Equifax hack just got worse for a lot more Americans

(Image: file photo) Equifax has confirmed more Americans are impacted by the cyberattack that targeted the credit rating giant last year than was first revealed. The company said in a statement Thursday that an ongoing analysis showed 2.4 million more Americans had their names and partial drivers’ license information stolen, but they were not previously thought to have been affected…. Read more →

Ad network circumvents blockers to hijack browsers for cryptocurrency mining

Researchers have discovered an advertising network which has figured out a way to bypass ad blocking software in order to serve website visitors with cryptojacking scripts. This week, cybersecurity researchers from Netlab 306 revealed the scheme, which impacted visitors to websites which used the firm’s advertising network. Since 2017, the unnamed company has been able to bypass ad blockers by… Read more →

SEC pursues dozens of companies in cryptocurrency ICO crackdown

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued “dozens” of subpoenas and information requests from companies seeking to jump on the cryptocurrency craze through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). As reported by the Wall Street Journal, people familiar with the matter say that the watchdog has sent these requests to technology companies and advisors involved in new cryptocurrency schemes. ICOs… Read more →

Gaming AI beats human top scores by cheating

An artificial intelligence (AI) system tasked with playing retro 1980s arcade game Q*bert managed to secure impossibly high scores by exploiting an ancient bug. The bot was programmed to use evolutionary strategy (ES) algorithms, which includes machine learning (ML) and allows the AI to learn, adapt, and change tactics depending on the situation and other players. ES and reinforcement learning… Read more →

A floating AI assistant will join astronauts on the International Space Station

A floating orb is expected to be the first AI assistant to help humans in space. Let’s get the low-hanging fruit out of the way: “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” Developed by Airbus in partnership with IBM, the Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN (CIMON, for short) weighs eleven pounds and will act as a kind of floating… Read more →