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Microsoft is selling the Samsung Galaxy S9 Android phone

Microsoft is no longer making its own phones. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t selling other vendors’ phones in its own stores. Credit: Microsoft The latest model to make it into Microsoft Stores is the Samsung Galaxy S9, which users can preorder from Microsoft now for March 16 shipment. The Galaxy S9 is available via Microsoft’s Online store, as well… Read more →

Facebook publishes new 360 video standards

Video: Fearing scams, Facebook bans cryptocurrency ads Facebook prying: Watchdogs hit back on excessive harvesting of your data Amid concerns over Facebook’s use of tracking users with pixels, Belgium joins the Netherlands, France, and EC in legal moves. Read More Facebook on Friday published two new standards for 360 video, designed to resolve the quality assessment challenges presented by 360… Read more →

Is the Samsung Galaxy S9 already a ‘dud’?

Video: 7 hottest phones unveiled at MWC 2018 Yet another report suggests that pre-orders of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 are down significantly compared to last year’s Galaxy S8. Must read: The five things that kill your iPhone’s battery the fastest Barron’s picked up on a note from Arthur Wood Research analyst Jeff Johnson, claiming that things are not going well with… Read more →

Google to use Waymo’s autonomous trucks to deliver data center cargo

Video: Waymo buys more Chrysler minivans for driverless taxi fleet Google said on Friday that it plans to use Waymo’s self-driving trucks to deliver cargo to Google’s data centers. The transport tests will take place in Atlanta, where Google-owned Waymo recently expanded its test program of self-driving minivans. Google’s logistics team will work closely with Waymo’s team to give Waymo’s… Read more →

WaterField CitySlicker case for Nintendo Switch: Perfect for your commute or business trip

Mobility Nanowires, silver, and AI: The future of our smartphones (in pictures) Source Article from http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/waterfield-cityslicker-case-for-nintendo-switch-perfect-for-your-commute-or-business-trip/#ftag=RSSbaffb68WaterField CitySlicker case for Nintendo Switch: Perfect for your commute or business triphttp://www.zdnet.com/pictures/waterfield-cityslicker-case-for-nintendo-switch-perfect-for-your-commute-or-business-trip/#ftag=RSSbaffb68http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNethttps://zdnet3.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/zdnetcore/images/logos/zdnet-144×144.png

São Paulo Mayor seeks backing to build local "Silicon Valley"

São Paulo Mayor João Doria is looking for support from technology giants for his project to build a local version of the Silicon Valley. special feature Louisville and the Future of the Smart City Louisville, Kentucky is building a unique bridge between the smart city and the smart home. Here’s what communities and citizens can learn about the benefits of… Read more →

Microsoft readies second version of its Surface Hub conferencing system

Microsoft has been mum about when customers should expect a refresh of its Surface Hub conferencing system — until today, March 9. Credit: Microsoft Today, a company spokesperson confirmed that the company will provide specifics about the next-generation Surface some time in the first half of this calendar year. “Surface Hub created an entirely new device category and we’re thrilled… Read more →

Dropbox and Salesforce forge major integration pact

Video: Dropbox tends to freelance worker needs with Showcase Dropbox and Salesforce have announced a significant integration pact that will more tightly link their platforms for joint customers. The primary integrations center around Salesforce’s Commerce Cloud, Marketing Cloud and Quip platforms, and creating native, two-way access between these platforms and Dropbox. More specifically, executives from both Salesforce and Dropbox said… Read more →

Toyota, Accenture tackle traffic woes with AI taxi fleet system

Toyota, JapanTaxi, KDDI, and Accenture have announced plans to pilot an artificial intelligence (AI) taxi dispatch system in Japan. Congestion and traffic in urban areas and major cities are common. When the general public needs to order a ride, traffic, weather events, local activity and more can cause delays and a lack of availability. While you expect delays at some… Read more →

UTC CIO Vince Campisi: Connecting the dots between data, software, IoT, analytics and going digital

United Technologies launched a digital accelerator in Brooklyn a year ago with a $300 million investment aimed at developing software that spans the company’s various units such as Otis, Pratt & Whitney and Carrier to name a few. Vince Campisi, chief information officer at UTC, is overseeing UTC’s digital efforts with the aim of connecting software, analytics and the Internet… Read more →

Cryptojacking attack uses leaked EternalBlue NSA exploit to infect servers

Researchers have uncovered a new cryptojacking scheme which utilizes the leaked NSA exploit EternalBlue to infect vulnerable Windows servers. On Thursday, security professionals from Imperva revealed the attack, warning that this latest scheme is far more sophisticated than most recorded cryptojacking attempts, which are generally rather simple in nature. The new attack, called RedisWannaMine, targets servers to mine cryptocurrency and… Read more →

California to introduce "Right to Repair" legislation

California will be the 18th state to propose a “Right to Repair” bill for electronics. It would require hardware manufacturers to make repair information, alongside equipment and service parts, available to product owners and independent repair shops. California assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman detailed the legislation that aims to give more users control over their gadgets. Instead of paying a high… Read more →