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AMD courts Wall Street, financial services firms HPC workloads with Epyc server processor

AMD debuts the Epyc Rome server processor Scott Aylor, general manager of AMD’s Datacenter Solutions Group, shares details about the second-generation processor’s performance, as well as AMD’s data center strategy. Read more: AMD’s second generation Epyc server chip is gaining more production workloads and the chipmaker is targeting financial services firms, which are leveraging high performance computing systems. Speaking… Read more →

Shape Security raises $51 million, hits $1 billion valuation

Special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk when information security isn’t handled properly. Read More Shape Security, which focuses on bot and online fraud mitigation, said it raised $51 million in venture funding for a total… Read more →

How did Apple outsmart the rumor mill?

If you’re one of those people who has been diligently keeping up with Apple rumors over the course of 2019, you will have noticed that a number of predictions made by normally reliable sources fell short. What happened? Did Apple outsmart the rumor mill? Must read: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max: What are the differences?… Read more →

Amazon to unveil new devices and services

Get ready to hear more from Alexa.  Amazon’s AI-powered assistant will likely have a starring role in a September 25 event at Amazon headquarters in Seattle. The tech giant will be unveiling new services and devices.  So far, Amazon has shared little else about what to expect from the event. However, last year at its headquarters, Amazon unveiled a slew… Read more →

iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 6: Can a tablet-laptop hybrid really replace your PC?

WWDC 2019: Finally, Apple frees the iPad and Watch from iPhone’s shadow Can the iPad now become a serious business tool? Are the iPad and Mac platforms headed toward unification? Will developers take the time to get it right? TechRepublic’s Karen Roby gets some answers from Jason Perlow and Jason Cipriani. Read more: At June’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple… Read more →

GE Healthcare wins FDA clearance for algorithms to spot type of collapsed lung

GE Healthcare said the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its collection of algorithms on mobile X-ray devices. The company’s Critical Care Suite, a collection of AI algorithms, is designed to prioritize critical cases for pneumothorax, a type of collapsed lung. The algorithms prioritizes and offer automated quality checks to detect errors before they go to radiologists to review…. Read more →

Google and Facebook have a new friend: The Koch family

It’s all to protect you. Screenshot by ZDNet The friend of my friend is my enemy. Wait. The enemy of my friend is my enemy. Well, sometimes. But the enemy of my enemy is definitely my friend, even if it’s the sort of friendship that is often conducted in quiet, darkened places. I’m moved, therefore, by a public declaration of,… Read more →

The irrelevant iPhone 11: Apple will crush Android with services, bundling, and cheap devices

Have Apple events lost their shine? ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sits down with Karen Roby to discuss if Apple events help sell iPhones, or are they a tool Apple uses to reassure investors and journalists? Read more: Yesterday was a big day. For technology journalists, every year, Apple’s product event is like a geek version of Thanksgiving, the Superbowl and… Read more →

Working on Linux’s nuts and bolts at Linux Plumbers

What’s holding the Linux desktop back? Linus Torvalds looks to Chromebooks and Android for the future of the Linux desktop, while Linux Mint developers aren’t happy with each other. Linux is built on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) and numerous other more specialized development mailing lists. But email and Internet Relay Chat (IRC) can only get you so far…. Read more →

New Simjacker attack exploited in the wild to track users for at least two years

Image: AdaptiveMobile Security Security researchers have disclosed today a major SMS-based attack method being abused in the real world by a surveillance vendor to track and monitor individuals. “We are quite confident that this exploit has been developed by a specific private company that works with governments to monitor individuals,” security researchers from AdaptiveMobile Security said in a report released… Read more →

Singapore turns on data channel linking Chongqing industrial parks

A dedicated data link between Singapore and the Chinese city of Chongqing is now up and running, supporting a total capacity of 260Gbps. The connection is part of efforts to bolster physical and digital connections between the two cities and support businesses looking to expand into Western China. Currently available to organisations across all seven industrial parks in Chongqing, the… Read more →

Zoho One tops 20,000 customer mark, adds workflow management

Zoho’s all-you-can eat approach to enterprise software for $30 a month per employee has landed more than 20,000 customers. Zoho One, the company’s business operating system, now has 45 apps including Orchestly, a workflow management tool. The company rolled out the its new version of Zoho One, which is a suite of sales and marketing, finance, HR and analytics software,… Read more →