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DHS warns about CAN bus vulnerabilities in small aircraft

The US Department of Homeland Security cyber-security department (CISA) has issued a security alert today warning owners of small aircraft about vulnerabilities that can be exploited to alter airplane telemetry. The vulnerabilities reside in avionics (electronic equipment fitted in an aircraft), and more specifically inside a small aircraft’s CAN bus. A Controller Area Network (CAN bus) component is fitted inside… Read more →

Apple beats Q3 estimates with record Services revenue

Apple published its third quarter financial results on Tuesday, beating market expectations in part because of its record revenue in the Services division. Sales in Services and other categories made up for iPhone revenues that declined year-over-year. Shares were up in after-hours trading. The Cupertino tech giant reported fiscal third quarter earnings of $2.18 a share, down 7 percent year-over-year,… Read more →

AMD’s Q3 outlook lighter than expected as Q2 earnings on target

AMD’s second quarter results were on target, but the company’s outlook was light. The chipmaker, which has garnered interest as it competes better against larger rivals such as Intel and Nvidia, reported second quarter net income of $35 million, or 3 cents a share, on revenue of $1.53 billion, down 13% from a year ago. Adjusted earnings for AMD in… Read more →

Enterprise startup nears $2B valuation in latest funding

Mondays don’t always get you down — happy faces at and near double-unicorn valuation Investors have recognized as one of the fastest-growing enterprise startups, with funding of $150 million and — according to industry sources — a valuation of more than $1.9 billion. The Series D funding was led by Sapphire Ventures and included Hamilton Lane, HarbourVest Partners, Ion… Read more →

Telegram rolls out fix for voicemail hack used against Brazilian politicians

CNET Best Phones for 2019 Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. Read More Instant messaging service Telegram has rolled out a fix over the weekend to prevent hackers from abusing voicemail accounts to gain access to other users’ accounts. The trick, known as a “voicemail hack” or “voicemail hijack,” has been used in the past… Read more →

Apple’s AWDL protocol plagued by flaws that enable tracking and MitM attacks

Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL), a protocol installed on over 1.2 billion Apple devices, contains vulnerabilities that enable attackers to track users, crash devices, or intercept files transferred between devices via man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks. CNET Best Phones for 2019 Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. Read More These are the findings of a research project… Read more →

Microsoft will drop Skype for Business Online on July 31, 2021

Credit: Microsoft Since 2017, when Microsoft announced its Teams group-chat service would replace Skype for Business Online, customers have been asking about the cut-over deadline. Microsoft officials finally shared that date today. Skype for Business Online will be “retired” on July 31, 2021, officials said. After July 31, 2021, Skype for Business will no longer be accessible. Between now and… Read more →

Nvidia Research demos "Prescription AR" glasses

After years of buzz, augmented reality is finally emerging as a useful technology with a variety of consumer and enterprise applications. This week, Nvidia is showcasing its latest research that could make AR wearables even more practical.  At the SIGGRAPH conference on computer graphics this week in Los Angeles, Nvidia will demo a pair of “Prescription AR” glasses. As the… Read more →

Dropbox says SMR adoption has made it cheaper to run its data centers

Dropbox on Tuesday gave an update on its progress since deploying Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) drive technology a year ago. The company said SMR drives have added hundreds of petabytes of new data storage capacity while also reducing costs and energy usage through its data centers.  Dropbox’s SMR deployment goes along with Magic Pocket, the company’s own exabyte-scale infrastructure that it’s been… Read more →

Unihertz Titan first impressions: Big, rugged, long-lasting, QWERTY Android phone

Last year I tested the tiny Unihertz Atom and thought there was a decent market for a small, rugged, affordable, and capable Android phone that could serve well as a phone for weekend adventures or field work. It did very on Kickstarter with nearly $1.3 million in pledges. top picks The 10 best smartphones right now It’s easy to find… Read more →

HPE names Sreekanti CTO for hybrid IT

Special Feature Special Report: Managing the Multicloud (free PDF) This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet / TechRepublic special feature, examines how to play multiple cloud providers off each other and what vendors and tools can help you manage multiple clouds. Read More HPE has named Kumar Sreekanti chief technology officer for its hybrid IT unit. Sreekanti joined HPE via… Read more →

Western Digital updates its ActiveScale storage system portfolio

Western Digital on Tuesday announced enhancements to its ActiveScale storage system portfolio, with performance enhancements for large-scale data workflows and new features that could change the way people use storage.  First, with the introduction of ActiveScale OS 5.5, the ActiveScale X100 storage system can deliver data throughput of up to 75 GB/second in scale out configurations — that’s a 3X… Read more →