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Equinix opens fourth Singapore data centre

Equinix has opened its fourth data centre in Singapore with an initial investment of $74 million, offering 4,220 square metres of colocation space. The fourth International Business Exchange (IBX) aims to support growing digital transformation efforts amongst businesses and increasing interconnectivity in the city-state. Called SG4, the new site is located in a country where interconnection bandwidth–direct and private data… Read more →

Peak evening demand still the network capacity challenge

Image: Aussie Broadband One of the lovely things about local telco Aussie Broadband is that it publicly shows the capacity of its NBN customer network. A glance at its overall graphs for Australia, or individual states, reveal a nice cumulative snapshot of how a not insignificant player in the telco business has handled the impact of all the extra traffic… Read more →

Microsoft announces new ‘Hardware-enforced Stack Protection’ feature

Image via Roman Spiridonov on Unsplash Microsoft announced today a new security feature for the Windows operating system. Named “Hardware-enforced Stack Protection,” this feature allows applications to use the local CPU hardware to protect their code while running inside the CPU’s memory. As the feature’s name suggests, its primary role is to protect the (memory) stack — where an app’s… Read more →

Android lets advertisers get a list of all your apps — and this API feature is broadly used

CNET Best Phones for 2019 Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. Read More A research paper published this week has analyzed the current usage of a lesser-known feature of the Android operating system that could be a danger to user privacy. The study found that many of today’s top Android apps make use of IAMs… Read more →

HPE says firmware bug will brick some SSDs starting October this year

Image: HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) issued a security advisory last week warning customers about a bug in the firmware of some SAS SSDs (Serial-Attached SCSI solid-state drives) that will fail after reaching 40,000 hours of operation — which is 4 years, 206 days, and 16 hours after the SSD has been put into operation. HPE says that based on… Read more →

Facebook: COVID-19 outbreak is weakening ad sales

In spite of increased user engagement on its products correlating with the COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook’s business is being adversely affected by the global crisis, the company said Tuesday.  “We don’t monetize many of the services where we’re seeing increased engagement, and we’ve seen a weakening in our ads business in countries taking aggressive actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19,”… Read more →

Apple blocks third-party cookies in Safari

Image: Nobbby Starting today, with the release of Safari 13.1 and through updates to the Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) privacy feature, Apple now blocks all third-party cookies in Safari by default. The company’s move means that online advertisers and analytics firms cannot use browser cookie files anymore to track users as they visit different sites across the internet. But Apple… Read more →

New MacBook Air? Pair it with ZDNet Academy deals on NordVPN, backpacks, and more

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Square lowers Q1 revenue outlook, citing drop in seller GPV due to coronavirus spread

Square on Tuesday announced that it is withdrawing its full-year 2020 guidance and adjusting its revenue and gross profit outlook for the first quarter due to the impact of COVID-19 on gross processing volume (GPV). Ed Bott Here’s how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade You can still use Microsoft’s free upgrade tools to install Windows 10… Read more →

Akamai to slow down video game downloads during COVID-19 outbreak

latest developments Coronavirus: Business and technology in a pandemic From cancelled conferences to disrupted supply chains, not a corner of the global economy is immune to the spread of COVID-19. Read More Content delivery network (CDN) Akamai announced today plans to slow down video game downloads during peak hours in order to preserve bandwidth and avoid traffic congestions during the… Read more →

How the 3D printing industry is stepping up to help the COVID-19 response

As the  COVID-19 outbreak worsens across the US, the urgent need for medical gear has compelled the additive manufacturing industry — makers of 3D printers like Stratasys and HP, as well as their customers — to put their tools to work in completely new ways. They’re making face shields and other kinds of personal protective equipment for medical providers, as well… Read more →

Microsoft will pause optional Windows 10 cumulative updates for testing purposes starting in May

Microsoft is going to be releasing a lot fewerWindows 10 updates starting in May 2020. The company is temporarily halting the release of the optional Windows 10 updates it releases during the third and fourth weeks of each month due to the impact on its customers from the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced today, March 24. Microsoft’s support announcement stated: “We have… Read more →