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Star Trek: The technology won, but Roddenberry’s visionary society lost

(Image: CBS/ZDNet) CBS All Access Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Watch the trailer. Try CBS All Access for free. Stream every episode of every Star Trek series. Read More For many members of my generation, the Utopian future society — envisioned by Gene Roddenberry as the “Federation” in Star Trek — is the ideal target end-state for humanity. It’s a bold… Read more →

Nvidia Tesla T4 GPUs now available on Google Cloud in beta

Google on Wednesday announced that Nvidia’s Tesla T4 GPUs are now available on the Google Cloud Platform in beta. In November, GCP became the first cloud provider to offer the T4 GPUs via private alpha. The T4 is now available in Brazil, India, the Netherlands, Singapore, Tokyo and the US. With T4s across eight regions globally, Google is promising customers… Read more →

Hackers breach and steal data from South Korea’s Defense Ministry

Hackers have breached the computer systems of a South Korean government agency that oversees weapons and munitions acquisitions for the country’s military forces. The hack took place in October 2018. Local press reported this week[1, 2, 3] that hackers breached 30 computers and stole internal documents from at least ten. The breached organization is South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration… Read more →

MongoDB "open-source" Server Side Public License rejected

MongoDB is open-source document NoSQL database with a problem. While very popular, cloud companies, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM Cloud, Scalegrid, and ObjectRocket has profited from it by offering it as a service while MongoDB Inc. hasn’t been able to monetize it to the same degree. MongoDB’s answer? Relicense the program under its new Server Side Public License… Read more →

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 19H1 test build separates search and Cortana

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is continuing to add — and remove — various features with its ongoing test releases of Windows 10 19H1. The newest test build, delivered on Janaury 16, removes Cortana from Search, as had been widely expected and already had been in testing with some Insiders for “a few weeks.” With Windows 10 19H1 Build 18317, Search and… Read more →

Could Microsoft show off its next HoloLens device at Mobile World Congress 2019?

There’s been speculation for a couple of months about when and where Microsoft will debut its next-generation HoloLens device. A January 16 invitation to a Microsoft press conference at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in late February is fueling the rumors further. Many of us Microsoft watchers believe Microsoft will introduce its new HoloLens mixed-reality device in 2019. Microsoft… Read more →

GE is piloting ‘humble AI’ to introduce business risk to algorithms

GE thinks artificial intelligence could use a dose of humility where algorithms will have enough awareness to know what they don’t know. GE Research said it has been piloting “humble AI” with its digital twin deployments for wind farms and gas turbines. The plan is to build humble AI into GE’s digital twin products and services. Humble AI refers to… Read more →

Advertising network compromised to deliver credit card stealing code

A Paris-based online advertising company was hacked, and its infrastructure used to deliver malicious JavaScript code to online stores, code that was designed to steal payment card details entered in checkout pages. The hack took place last year, around November 2018, when a cybercriminal group compromised the content delivery network (CDN) of Adverline, a French company that runs an advertising… Read more →

App economy expected to be $120 billion in 2019 as small screen leads digital transformation efforts

Consumers are expected to spend $120 billion in app stores in 2019, according to mobile data and analytics firm App Annie. That spending clip is expected to be 5x the growth rate of the global economy. That takeaway highlights the promise and peril for a bevy of sectors as the small screen becomes the primary screen for most technology users…. Read more →

NanoCore Trojan is protected in memory from being killed off

The NanoCore Remote Access Trojan (RAT) is being spread through malicious documents and uses an interesting technique to keep its process running and prevent victims from manually killing the system, researchers say. The cybersecurity team from Fortinet recently captured a sample relating to the spread of NanoCore RAT in the form of a malicious Microsoft Word document. Developed in the… Read more →

WANdisco announces GA of LiveData for MultiCloud

WANdisco is known in the Big Data world for its Fusion product, that keeps multiple Hadoop clusters in sync.  Now the company is leveraging that technology to enable multi-cloud data solutions, with the aptly named LiveData for MultiCloud. And the general availability of that product is being announced today. While many in the industry agree that multi-cloud is a major trend,… Read more →