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Two truths and seven lies retailers heard in the 2010s

Retailers are using machine learning to predict which items you’ll return ZDNet’s Tiernan Ray explains that Indian e-commerce startup Myntra, part of Indian retailer Flipkart, has come up with a machine learning approach that can predict when you have items in your online shopping cart that you’re likely to return, and it is experimenting with deterrents such as offering you… Read more →

CES 2020: Samsung plans to hit more price points with Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Must-see offer Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite Galaxy Lite devices offer a suite of camera features and capabilities, building on Samsung’s industry-leading camera technologies and bringing them to more widely accessible devices. Check out the S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite at Samsung’s online store. Read More Samsung is launching Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10… Read more →

5 technology trends for the roaring 20s, part 1: Blockchain, cloud, open source

How Blockchain Will Disrupt Business Blockchain has the potential to rewrite the economy and change the balance of power across industries. It also has specific uses for the enterprise. The original roaring 20s were 100 years ago, but we may be about to see a new version of this… And if it’s going to be “a period of economic prosperity… Read more →

Europe rejects patent applications signed with AI inventor

Supercomputer will help create the next generation of AI AiMOS, the 24th most powerful supercomputer worldwide, was recently unveiled at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Its main job? To find out how to build smarter hardware to support ever-more sophisticated applications of AI. The European Patent Office (EPO) has rejected two patent applications in which artificial intelligence (AI) was designated as… Read more →

How edge computing may revamp, revitalize commercial real estate

Edge computing: Will it replace or enhance the cloud? Suppose thousands of small data centers you could fit in the back of a truck could replace massive, hyperscale cloud data centers? They’d be closer to customers, less costly to cool and maintain, and faster to deliver services to enterprises. What’s the catch? Take your pick, because there are several. Scott… Read more →

New Year’s Eve malware attack strikes Travelex, services still offline

How to hack a telco? This group uses cheap malware and tweaks it Gallium hackers are using cheap and disposable malware and hacking tools to compromise telco networks. Travelex has been forced offline and into manual mode following a malware attack launched on New Year’s Eve.  On Thursday, the London-based currency exchange said a “software virus” compromised its services, prompting… Read more →

Chrome to show error codes, similar to Windows BSOD screens

Image: ZDNet Google Chrome will get support for error codes, similar to the ones seen on Windows blue screen of death (BSOD) crash pages. The idea is to provide Chrome users with a code they can search online and find debugging help for various types of crashes. Work on this new feature started in November last year, and the error… Read more →

2020 quick tips: How to not lose your cables, chargers, and other gadgets when working out and about

The tech accessories you must include in your travel bag Ed Bott shares his checklist of the gadgets you need to stay powered up, productive, and entertained on the road. Read more: Over the past month, I’ve spent a lot of time working on the move, and that’s meant that sometimes I’ve set up a temporary “office” at a… Read more →

PayPal officially enters China: Challenges vs. opportunities

PayPal gets patent for ransomware attack detector PayPal engineers are working on a novel approach to detecting and stopping ransomware attacks. Read more: A week before Christmas, PayPal officially finished its acquisition of a Chinese licensed payment company called GoPay, a deal that began the end of September. This deal signals PayPal’s official entry into China’s domestic payment… Read more →