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IBM buys Oniqua Holdings to bolster asset optimization business

IBM said on Friday that it’s buying Oniqua Holdings to bolster its asset optimization business. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Oniqua specializes in inventory optimization software for asset-intensive industries such as mining, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, and manufacturing. Its key focus is on Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) systems, which monitor the operational efficiency of parts… Read more →

Another flaw hits Tapplock smart locks, thanks to leaky server

(Image: Tapplock) For the second time this week, smart lock maker Tapplock is under fire over its security. Security researcher Vangelis Stykas found anyone can obtain sensitive information to locate and open a lock, simply by pulling the information directly from a leaky company’s API server. What is the IoT? Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things… Read more →

Is speedy rollout of Windows 10 version 1803 causing quality problems?

Windows 10 upgrade: Survey finds half of users experience problems “Facts are stubborn things,” John Adams once famously observed. More than two centuries later, those words still ring true, especially with this troubling caveat behind them: Whoever controls the underlying data can all too easily influence the resulting “facts.” And if the data is inaccurate or incomplete, facts go completely… Read more →

iOS 12: The hidden feature I won’t be switching on

iOS 12 features a built-in automatic update feature I’ve spent a fair bit of time poking around the new iOS 12 beta, and come across a fair number of new features. Some seem useful, others not so. But there’s one new feature that I don’t think I’ll even be activating. See also : iOS 12 beta: Should you run it?… Read more →

Lenovo ThinkPad P52, now with up to 128GB of RAM

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 Lenovo impending ThinkPad P52 update feels like a celebration of excess. See also : iOS 12 beta: Should you run it? Is it faster than iOS 11? Will it break your iPhone? If you thought the existing Thinkpad P52 was a beast, wait until you get a look at what Lenovo will cram into the updated model:… Read more →

Father’s Day 2018: The best tech gifts Dad will actually use

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Brazilian PC market continues to grow

The PC market in Brazil continues to grow as a result of price reduction strategies adopted by manufacturers and retailers to respond to a sales slowdown last year, according to recent research. Companies have been adjusting prices to match buyer behavior in the recession since the end of last year, says analyst firm IDC. This strategy appears to be bearing… Read more →

SEC director says Ethereum does not fall under securities regulation

File Photo A US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official has said that Ethereum (ETH) does not fall under securities law. On Thursday, William Hinman, SEC Director of Corporation Finance, said in prepared remarks that “the Ethereum network and its decentralized structure, current offers and sales of Ether are not securities transactions.” As the news broke, the price of ETH… Read more →

Out of stealth: New company brings Street View to the construction industry

Just out of stealth, a new company called OpenSpace is offering what it calls an artificial intelligence “time machine” for the construction industry. OpenSpace is an AI framework that uses hardhat mounted cameras to record what’s happening on a job site over time. As construction workers navigate the site, cameras capture images and OpenSpace software automatically stitches it together, creating… Read more →

Broadcom axed 1100 employees following Brocade merger

Broadcom says that roughly 1,100 employees have been let go due to restructuring efforts following the acquisition of Brocade. According to a SEC regulatory filing, the chip giant enforced the layoffs in the first fiscal quarter of 2018. Broadcom says that restructuring and “cost reduction activities” made the termination of 1,100 members of staff necessary. The layoffs took place across… Read more →

AT&T wraps up $85 billion Time Warner acquisition

AT&T has announced the closure of an $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner. On Thursday, the wireless tech giant said the takeover is now complete and will give customers a “differentiated, high-quality, mobile-first entertainment experience.” The announcement was made only a few days after US District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled that the acquisition may proceed, with no special… Read more →