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AWS, Verizon aim to collaborate on 5G, cloud, edge computing use cases

Amazon Web Services and Verizon are collaborating to bring 5G to edge computing in a service that aims to bring more machine learning to applications and cut latency. At AWS re:Invent 2019, CEO Andy Jassy and Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg, outlined AWS Wavelength, a platform that aims to bring compute and storage to edge compute facilities. The idea is that… Read more →

Qualcomm teases Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 765/765G as it eyes 5G expansion, ‘Qualcomm Everywhere’

Special feature How 5G Will Transform Business 5G will be popularized via telecom carriers and the marketing of wire-cutting services, but the biggest impact and returns will come from connecting the Internet of things, edge computing and analytics infrastructure with minimal latency. Read More Qualcomm outlined two 5G Snapdragon mobile platforms as it plans to enable a mass rollout of… Read more →

AWS launches SageMaker Studio, a web-based IDE for machine learning

Amazon Web Services on Tuesday announced SageMaker Studio, a fully-integrated development environment for machine learning. A web-based IDE, SageMaker Studio allows you to store and collect all things you need, whether it’s code, notebooks or project folders, all in one place with one pane of glass.  The new IDE is part of SageMaker, Amazon’s end-to-end machine learning service. At the… Read more →

80% of all Android apps are encrypting traffic by default

Researchers test Android’s VOIP components for the first time, find eight vulnerabilities The vulnerabilities can be exploited to make unauthorized VoIP calls, spoof caller IDs, deny voice calls, and even execute malicious code on users’ devices. Google reached another milestone in its quest to push for the broader adoption of the HTTPS standard. In a blog post today, the US-based… Read more →

AWS announces EC2 instance based on custom-built Inferentia chip

Amazon Web Services on Tuesday announced a new EC2 instance powered by its custom-built Inferentia chip. Inferentia, first announced at last year’s re:Invent conference, is a high-performance machine learning inference chip. It offers very high throughput, low latency and sustained performance — at a cost-effective price, AWS says.  “If you do a lot of machine learning at scale and in… Read more →

HPE launches Greenlake Central, hub of its as-a-service efforts

Hewlett Packard Enterprise launched the latest installment of its Greenlake platform, which is the center of its plan to deliver its products as-a-service. The launch of HPE Greenlake Central was foreshadowed at HPE’s analyst meeting last month. HPE laid out plans to deliver IT-as-a-service, move to a subscription model and sit in the middle of hybrid- and multi-cloud deployments. HPE… Read more →

Microsoft: Malware, ransomware, and cryptominer detections are down in 2019

Image: Geralt on Pixabay Because Windows Defender ships with all new Windows OS versions, no cyber-security firm can ever dream of having an insight into today’s malware scene as Microsoft does. As the year draws to a close, we’ve checked with Microsoft’s interactive Security Intelligence Report to get an idea of what happened on the malware and security front for… Read more →

Remember the viral app that aged you? FBI slams FaceApp as counterintelligence threat

Spyware on your smartphone: How to deal with it Surveillance isn’t just the purview of nation-states and government agencies — sometimes, it is closer to home. When FaceApp went viral over summer and our social media feeds were filled to the brim with delighted users showing how the app predicted they will look in their twilight years, privacy issues soon… Read more →

Trump threatens cheese and wine tariff spike over French digital tax plan

Govt officials confirm Trump can block US companies from operating in China The US president has not made an order as yet, only requesting for US companies to move out of China. The Trump Administration has threatened to increase tariffs against French products as a response to France’s digital services tax.  The proposal, targeting $2.4 billion in trade value, would… Read more →

Don’t buy these Apple products — Holiday 2019 edition

Apple has updated a whole swathe of products in its store over the past few months, but there are still plenty of shiney gadgets that are a bit old and aging that you should avoid. Must read: Four must-have travel essentials #1: HomePod Why you should avoid: The current HomePod is a first-generation device that was released over 18-months ago… Read more →

Don’t buy these Apple products — Holiday 2019 edition

Apple has updated a whole swathe of products in its store over the past few months, but there are still plenty of shiney gadgets that are a bit old and aging that you should avoid. Must read: Four must-have travel essentials #1: HomePod Why you should avoid: The current HomePod is a first-generation device that was released over 18-months ago… Read more →

A decade of malware: Top botnets of the 2010s

CNET Decade in Review: 2010-2019 From the iPad to selfies to fake meat, we look back at an action-packed decade Read More Over the past decade, the information security (infosec) field has seen a near-constant rise in malware activity. Without a doubt, the 2010s was the decade when malware exploded from a casual semi-ammateriush landscape into a full-blown criminal operation,… Read more →