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Nvidia Q1 beats expectations despite sharp declines in GPU, data center sales

Nvidia saw sharp GPU and data center sales declines in the first quarter as hyperscale cloud providers pulled back on purchases and the company lost $289 million in revenue from cryptocurrency mining processors. Nonetheless, the chipmaker reported better-than-expected Q1 results and CEO Jenson Huang said the company is “back on an upward trajectory” thanks to growth in its gaming division…. Read more →

Sprint HTC 5G Hub available on May 31: Fast speeds on an Android-powered media center

LG unveils 5G smartphone V50 ThinQ LG has taken the wraps off its 5G smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2019, along with a dual-screen ‘companion’, and the LG G8 ThinQ with palm vein hand ID unlock. We are starting to see pockets of 5G light up in the US and one way to experience this new network is through a… Read more →

Forrester’s 2019 CIO predictions redux: Innovation and adaptiveness accelerate

5 ways to be a transformational CIO Jay Ferro, a top CIO who is currently with Quikrete, shares advice on how to thrive as a technology-focused business leader. Must Read: 14 major dynamics will impact your firm this year. Are you prepared for what’s coming? Get the guide. They say the best thing about being an economist is making your… Read more →

US telcos say they stopped selling user location data, with a few exceptions

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon say they’ve stopped selling customer geo-location data to third-parties, according to letters the four companies have sent the US Federal Communications Committee; made public today. The four have been called to answer for their business practices after investigations last year revealed that they were selling access to customer geo-location data to bounty hunters, prisons, and… Read more →

Microsoft, Sony reveal game-streaming partnership

Tech news roundup: Microsoft Office 365, Facebook scandal, and AI adoption This week’s TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a security warning from Microsoft, a rundown of the Facebook privacy scandal, and a look at the highest paying internships for 2019. Read more: https://zd.net/2WMdwcH Microsoft and Sony Corp. revealed on May 16 that they’re exploring joint development of Azure-based gaming… Read more →

Apptio buys Cloudability to enter cloud spend management market

Cloud migration costs are overwhelming businesses ZDNet’s Larry Dignan tells TechRepublic’s Karen Roby about the issues that businesses are encountering when trying to move to the cloud. Apptio said it has acquired Cloudability, which makes software that automates and optimizes public cloud spending. The acquisition will build out Apptio’s portfolio focused on tracking technology investments as well as cloud and… Read more →

Breaking up Facebook? Try data literacy, social engineering, personal knowledge graphs, and developer advocacy

Facebook sees AI as the solution to all its problems At F8, Facebook executives showcased the state-of-the-art systems they’re using to address everything from exclusionary algorithms to bad actors posting hard-to-spot content. The relationship with Facebook has gone from infatuation to passive-aggressive. People love to hate Facebook, often by sharing angry posts on Facebook itself, usually to return to it… Read more →

Walmart’s online grocery business remains growth driver in Q1

Walmart continues to gain momentum in its e-commerce business as it ramps up online grocery in its battle against Amazon. The company’s first quarter financial results were also bolstered by comparable sales growth of 3.4%, which Walmart said is its best Q1 comp sales in nine years. Overall, the world’s largest retailer ended the quarter with online sales growth of 37%,… Read more →

Six ways the new Mac Pro could go terribly, terribly wrong

Should you wait to buy a new Mac? TechRepublic’s Karen Roby talks to ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes about the pros and cons of buying a new Mac and different strategies Apple can take to boost sales. Read more: https://zd.net/2H7r2Dt Will we see a new Mac Pro? On some level, the wait for Apple’s promised new Mac Pro is ludicrous. In fact,… Read more →

Roborock S6 robot vacuum review: Faster, quieter, and more efficient than its predecessor

Since I spend many hours a day working two jobs, anything I can do to have modern technology help with chores is appreciated. Over the past couple of years I have given the task of vacuuming over to robot vacuums so my childhood image of the Jetsons floor cleaner is now my reality. The new Roborock S6 should be launching… Read more →

Microsoft releases new version of Attack Surface Analyzer utility

Seven years after releasing version 1.0, Microsoft has published version 2.0 of its Attack Surface Analyzer utility, a tool that logs the changes made to a Windows OS during the installation of third-party applications. Released at the end of April, Attack Surface Analyzer 2.0 marks the end of a long development cycle during which Microsoft engineers rewrote the utility using… Read more →

Trump signs executive order banning US telcos from buying or using foreign gear

Huawei: Indian government ‘open and welcoming’ on 5G Despite reports to the contrary, Huawei says it is continuing to work on 5G tests with Indian carriers while the Indian government remains open and welcoming towards its networking solutions. resident Donald Trump signed today an executive order to declare a national emergency and ban US companies from buying, installing, or using… Read more →