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States activate National Guard cyber units for tomorrow’s midterm elections

Tech. Sgt. Paul Rider At least three US states have activated and put National Guard cyber-security units on standby for tomorrow’s midterm elections. The three states are Washington, Illinois, and, more recently, Wisconsin. According to officials, these cyber-security teams will be prepared to assist state election officials in the event of a cyber-security incident during the elections. Illinois officials have… Read more →

Astronaut to take on Brazilian science and tech ministry

Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has announced astronaut Marcos Pontes will be his science and technology minister. Pontes, an Air Force pilot and engineer, became the first South American to go into space when he launched into the International Space Station aboard Soyuz TMA-8 in 2006. Governments and nation states are now officially training for cyberwarfare: An inside look Europe, Canada,… Read more →

Microsoft starts selling another Surface Go variant for $499

When Microsoft introduced its Surface Go tablet family earlier this year, it was offering two options: 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC storage starting at $399 and 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB of SSD storage starting at $549. Credit: Microsoft Last week, however, the company quietly added a third option to the 10.1-inch, Pentium-Gold-based Surface… Read more →

Google Chrome 71 will continue crackdown on sites with abusive ads

Chrome 71, scheduled for release in December, will improve the browser’s ability to block intrusive and misleading advertising, Google said today. Starting with Chrome 71, Google plans to improve its ability to block all ads on websites that feature what the company calls “abusive experiences.” According to Google, this includes Fake Messages – Ads or other elements that resemble chat… Read more →

What’s this? Samsung’s changed its logo?

(Screenshot: ZDNet) It just happened. There was no big announcement. There was no great fanfare. It’s just that anyone looking at Samsung’s Facebook page over the last day or so will have been confronted with something that is, in Facebook terms, highly dramatic. For there were these quiet, but powerful words: “Samsung Mobile updated their profile picture.” When do people… Read more →

What’s this? Samsung’s changed its logo?

(Screenshot: ZDNet) It just happened. There was no big announcement. There was no great fanfare. It’s just that anyone looking at Samsung’s Facebook page over the last day or so will have been confronted with something that is, in Facebook terms, highly dramatic. For there were these quiet, but powerful words: “Samsung Mobile updated their profile picture.” When do people… Read more →

Walmart is bringing ‘thousands’ of internal business apps to Microsoft’s Azure

Microsoft and Walmart announced a “strategic partnership” back in July. At that time, Walmart committed to using Azure, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft AI and Internet of Things (IoT) tools and technologies to modernize its retail operations. Credit: Microsoft On November 5, Microsoft and Walmart officials said they were adding “an extension” to their original five-year deal. That extension involves Walmart… Read more →

Kronos, IBM partner on Watson bot amid broader AI push for human resources

Kronos will use IBM’s Watson technology to serve as a career coach within its software as it also rolls out an artificial intelligence engine dubbed AIMEE. Via a partnership, Kronos and IBM will bring Watson Career Coach AI to hourly workers. Watson will be delivered via a private bot that works via workers mobile devices. IBM said the Watson bot… Read more →

Here are the best Raspberry Pi single board computer alternatives

Best gifts for co-workers under $50 on Amazon Shopping for co-workers is rough. You don’t want to spend a lot, but you also don’t want to be a cheapskate. And, hopefully, you want to get something they’ll like. To make the holidays … Source Article from https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/here-are-the-best-raspberry-pi-single-board-computer-alternatives/#ftag=RSSbaffb68Here are the best Raspberry Pi single board computer alternativeshttps://www.zdnet.com/pictures/here-are-the-best-raspberry-pi-single-board-computer-alternatives/#ftag=RSSbaffb68http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs… Read more →

Verizon reorganizes into 3 groups to leverage 5G

Verizon said it will reorganize into three business units that are focused on 5G customer experiences. The telecom giant’s three operating units will revolve around consumer, business and Verizon Media Group/Oath. Verizon said it will centralize network and IT and corporate functions to serve those units. The reorganization will be effective Jan. 1. Verizon said its financial reporting will reflect… Read more →

Microsoft working on porting Sysinternals to Linux

A Microsoft exec has confirmed yesterday on Twitter that the company’s engineers are working on porting the highly popular Sysinternals software package to Linux. The revelation was made after another Microsoft employee announced hours before that the company had already ported the ProcDump application –that’s part of the bigger Sysinternals collection– to Linux. Mario Hewardt, Principal Program Manager for Azure… Read more →