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Square satisfies Q1 targets, shares slip on light guidance

Square’s first quarter financial results beat market estimates, but its shares still dipped more than six percent in late trading after the company issued lower-than-expected earnings guidance. The payments company posted a Q1 net loss of $24 million, or six cents a share, compared to a net loss of $15.1 million, or four cents a share, a year earlier. Square’s… Read more →

3D Systems misses Q1 profit targets

3D Systems on Wednesday published mixed first quarter financial results, with its EPS coming in below market expectations. The company reported a non-GAAP earnings loss of 3 cents per share on revenue of $165.9 million. A year prior, it reported non-GAAP earnings of 6 cents per share on revenue of $156.4 million. Wall Street was looking for non-GAAP earnings of… Read more →

CTRL-Labs: Capturing intent — user interface control without moving a muscle

Video: Businesses still to warm to VR and AR, with just 24,000 headsets bought last year There seems to be a explosion of new user interfaces from virtual reality to augmented reality, as well as some truly novel approaches, such as a wristband from CTRL-Labs, which can understand what a user intends to do with their hand without any movement…. Read more →

Facebook advances computer vision using hashtagged pictures

Hashtagging pictures of your #pitbull on Instagram is accomplishing more than just connecting you to other dog lovers. Facebook announced Wednesday that it’s been using publicly available, hashtagged photos to train computer vision models — and it’s achieved breakthrough results. Computer vision models typically rely almost entirely on hand-curated, human-labeled data sets. This makes it the biggest limiting factor in… Read more →

Qlik hits reset button, rolls out new cloud, AI, and developer capabilities

Video: Hybrid cloud, public cloud, and private cloud: Know the differences “Under new management.” When you see these words in front of a local business, you take note, and it makes you wonder: What has really changed? Keynoting at the April 24 to April 26 Qlik Qonnections event in Orlando, Qlik’s new CEO, Mike Capone, after just four months on… Read more →

Stratasys falls short in Q1 as orders in automotive, aerospace pushed out

Stratasys, a 3D printing and additive manufacturing vendor, delivered a first quarter that fell short of expectations as orders of high-end systems were pushed out. The big mystery is whether Stratasys is seeing competitive pressure from rivals like HP and 3D Systems or a broader macro economic trend. The company reported a first quarter net loss of $13 million, or… Read more →

Razer-Singtel partnership aims to plug e-payment gaps in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE–Razer and Singtel have inked a partnership that they say aims to plug current gaps in e-payment services, particularly in Southeast Asia, as well as tap growing opportunities in e-sports and digital media. Under the agreement, the games peripherals maker and Singapore telco would ensure each company’s e-payments systems interoperate and their respective customers would be able to pay for… Read more →

Put a 500GB portable SSD in your pocket for $160

ZDNet’s Business Bargain Hunter scours the web for great deals on computers, phones, services and much more. Prices and availability are accurate at the time deals are shared. Some products and services may not be available outside the U.S. Follow BBH on Facebook and Twitter, where he’s known as The Cheapskate. Plus: You’ll find more Cheapskate deals on CNET. Admit… Read more →

Arm launches Cortex-M35P processor to bring IoT security to the silicon level

Arm has announced the Cortex-M35P, a processor designed to prevent physical attacks against Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The British semiconductor giant believes that by 2035, up to one trillion connected, IoT devices may be in use worldwide. With so many conduits to the Internet — and therefore potential avenues for cyberattack — the firm says that “security is no… Read more →

A critical security flaw in popular industrial software put power plants at risk

(Image: file photo) A severe vulnerability in a widely used industrial control software could have been used to disrupt and shut down power plants and other critical infrastructure. Researchers at security firm Tenable found the flaw in the popular Schneider Electric software, used across the manufacturing and power industries, which if exploited could have allowed a skilled attacker to attack… Read more →

North Korea’s SiliVaccine antivirus contains stolen Trend Micro engine

North Korea’s state antivirus software contains code taken from a decade-old version of Trend Micro software alongside the Jaku malware. Dubbed SiliVaccine, Check Point researchers said on Tuesday that the antivirus software is made from bulk code stolen from Trend Micro. While the Japanese firm is well-respected as an antivirus solutions provider, North Korea had no problems with stealing the… Read more →

10 things you need to know about Apple (Q2 18 edition)

While Apple’s earnings report is where we get the raw facts about how the company is doing, there can be some real nuggets of information buried in the follow-up conference call. See also: Don’t buy these Apple products (May 2018 edition) #1: Wearables are up, in a big way (but I bet analysts wished Apple would just offer up sales… Read more →