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CES 2020: Delta to pilot "parallel reality" display at Detroit airport

As part of its efforts to improve the overall travel experience, Delta Airlines is investing in “parallel reality” displays — a new kind of personalized signage that only shows you information that’s relevant to you. Developed by the startup Misapplied Sciences with Delta’s backing, the first parallel reality display will go live in the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in mid-2020.  “Imagine… Read more →

CES 2020: Robotic super suit brings strength to airport apron

In 2018, I wrote that Sarcos, a robotics company headquartered in Utah, was developing a robotic exoskeleton that would fundamentally change how heavy lifting is done on job sites. With an announcement today that Sarcos has partnered with Delta Air Lines to bring its super suit to airline personnel, that prediction is coming to fruition. Sarcos’ suit, called the Guardian… Read more →

Here’s how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade

How to upgrade an old PC to Windows 10 – free Microsoft’s much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended last year, right? Maybe not. Here’s how to get yours. Updated January 7, 2020: Thank you to the many readers who have continued to provide firsthand reports that this procedure still works. The overwhelming majority of reader reports confirm that… Read more →

StarHub, Nanyang Polytechnic launch 5G test facility

Singapore telco StarHub has teamed up with Nanyang Polytechnic to launch a facility that can help develop and test proof-of-concepts running on 5G networks. It also will work with the local education institution to develop the skillsets needed to support the ecosystem. The NYP-StarHub Application & Experience Centre for 5G (APEX 5G) operates on StarHub’s 5G network, which runs on… Read more →

Adobe taps former Informatica CEO Chakravarthy to lead its digital experience business

Adobe said it has named former Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy executive vice president and general manager of its digital experience unit. Chakravarthy will report to CEO Shantanu Narayen. The addition of Chakravarthy highlights how data management and integration is critical to its expansion into digital experience and analytics. Adobe recently reported strong fourth qurater results as annual revenue topped $11 billion…. Read more →

Insight Partners acquires enterprise security firm Armis in $1.1 billion deal

Security is going to get weirder in 2020 Steve Ranger tells Karen Roby about how new and unexpected threats will keep the cybersecurity team busy all year. Read more: Insight Partners has acquired Armis Security in a deal worth $1.1 billion to gather more cybersecurity firms under the umbrella of its $20 billion asset portfolio.  On Monday, the venture… Read more →

CES 2020: BlackBerry integrates Cylance with QNX to create new security framework for OEMs

BlackBerry is combining its QNX automotive software with security capabilities from Cylance to offer vehicle and transportation OEMs a new AI-based service that’s meant to protect connected cars from cyber threats.  The company on Tuesday unveiled what it describes as a concept framework that integrates over a half dozen BlackBerry services and technologies focused on predictive security and automotive system… Read more →

Work better, do more in 2020: Optimize how you organize your work

Getty Images/iStockphoto The fact is most of us have to be productive in order to get work done and get paid. Fortunately there are techniques you can use to fire up your productivity, fuel your motivation, switch on your inspiration, keep you healthy, help you quantify your life, and get back into the groove. TechRepublic 10 things you should never… Read more →

Avnet launches IoT suite, platform as it looks to expand markets

The Rise of Industrial IoT Infrastructure around the world is being linked together via sensors, machine learning and analytics. ZDNet examines the rise of the new leaders in industrial IoT (IIoT) and case studies that highlight the lessons learned from production IIoT deployments. Avnet, which is transforming itself from a distributor to an integrator and technology provider, is launching an… Read more →

CES 2020: ASUS expands business and gaming laptop lineup, explores AI IoT market

CES 2020: Lenovo debuts the ThinkSmart View for working in public spaces The new personal business communications device makes it easier for mobile workers to conduct Microsoft Teams audio and video calls. ASUS has showcased a variety of new business and gaming hardware at CES 2020, together with an interesting pivot to AI Internet of Things (AIoT) applications.  In Las… Read more →

Half of the websites using WebAssembly use it for malicious purposes

Around half of the websites that use WebAssembly, a new web technology, use it for malicious purposes, according to academic research published last year. WebAssembly is a low-level bytecode language that was created after a joint collaboration between all major browser vendors. It introduces a new binary file format for transmitting code from a web server to a browser. Once… Read more →

Twitter bots and trolls promote conspiracy theories about Australian bushfires

Image: NASA As Australia continues to battle bushfires of unprecedented size and ferocity, a social media disinformation campaign is pushing false conspiracy theories about their cause. Tweets with the hashtag #ArsonEmergency are coming from a “much higher” proportion of bot-like or troll-like accounts than those with more general bushfire-related hashtags such as #BushfireAustralia or #AustraliaFire, according to initial analysis by… Read more →