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Microsoft moves toward consolidating its many speech services

Currently, there is no such thing as a single Microsoft speech service. But Microsoft is taking the first steps toward creating a single speech application programming programming interface (API) and software development kit (SDK) that will work across its products and services, including Windows, Office, Cortana, Xbox and the HoloLens. Microsoft disclosed this move last week in a rather understated… Read more →

The startup founder who wants everyone to know about his new house

Oporto, Portugal. Giorgio Rossi, Getty Images/iStockphoto The bacon wasn’t great. A little too sweet for my taste. Still, my wife was enjoying her sandwich of something fresh and healthy and the coffee was really quite good. And this was, after all, our honeymoon. Well, our working honeymoon. Yes, technology has us in its tentacles, one way or another, so we… Read more →

White House eliminates cybersecurity coordinator role

(Image: file photo) The Trump administration no longer has a cybersecurity coordinator. The job, seen as the most senior cybersecurity role in the government, was eliminated Tuesday by White House national security advisor John Bolton. The position was designed to help coordinate efforts across government, but it had come under fire in recent weeks following Bolton’s appointment in March. Politico… Read more →

This super-versatile mobile charger is on sale for $41.49

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. Novoo… Read more →

Enterprise startups in Israel worth getting to know

Video: NSW opens applications for joint R&D program JFrog (Image: JFrog) JFrog software automatically distributes trusted software releases. It enables developers and DevOps engineers to connect to end devices and ensures software flows quickly and free from interruption. It can support deployment on-premise, to the cloud, or a hybrid environment. The software update process runs automatically. It integrates with all… Read more →

Auth0 secures $55 million to improve identity-as-a-service tech

File Photo Auth0 has secured $55 million in a new funding round to boost the development of identity-as-a-service enterprise solutions. As the enterprise transitions towards the cloud, mobile, and next-generation technologies, a critical need has emerged to secure applications and authenticate users, keep cyberattackers at bay, and maintain control over business-critical systems and information. This is where Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions… Read more →

Enterprise vulnerability management as effective as ‘random chance’

File Photo The enterprise is not up to speed when it comes to cybersecurity remediation strategies, it seems. According to a new report by Kenna Security and the Cyentia Institute, a lack of planning and structure in patch management, vulnerability fixes, and cybersecurity risk management has led to cybersecurity strategies which are based on chance and luck, rather than organized… Read more →

Adobe sends out second wave of security updates for critical vulnerabilities

Adobe has released a large security update which tackles 47 vulnerabilities only a week after the firm’s customary monthly patch round. The latest patch update impacts Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and MacOS, alongside Adobe Photoshop CC for Windows and macOS. Security updates for Acrobat DC impact the consumer version 2018.011.20038 and earlier, as well as Classic 2015 versions… Read more →

This chip could detect drugs as quickly as roadside breathalyzers

Scientists have created a new chemical sensing chip which could become the core of effective and quick drug detection technologies in the future. must read Researchers say a breathalyzer has flaws, casting doubt on countless convictions Two researchers say a police breathalyzer, used across the US, can produce incorrect breath test results, but their work came to a halt after… Read more →

Boston Dynamics set to sell robot dog that became a viral hit

After 25 years of cutting edge robotics research and development (and millions of YouTube views), Boston Dynamics plans to bring one of its eerily lifelike creations to market. Beginning in 2019, a limited number of customers will be able to purchase SpotMini, a dog-like robot that stands just under three feet tall and weighs 66 pounds. Like many of Boston… Read more →

Symantec moves to allay concerns about accounting investigation, future outlook

Amid an accounting investigation, Symantec executives outlined their outlook for future quarters and highlighted how the company’s products are becoming more subscription based with recurring revenue revolving around 3 year terms. The word of the day for Symantec was “ratable.” In fact, ratable was mentioned 43 times as CEO Greg Clark and CFO Nicholas Noviello talked to analysts during a… Read more →