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Huawei launches photography-focused P40 smartphone series

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, announcing the P40 series. Image: Huawei Buying a new cutting-edge smartphone may not be high on many peoples’ lists of priorities at this time — especially one lacking access to Google’s Mobile Services, including YouTube, Maps and the Play Store. Still, if you’re in the market for a new handset, Huawei has… Read more →

Dremio raises a $70M Series C and Aerospike Cloud launches, as data companies maintain their momentum

Dremio, the company behind the open source Apache Arrow and Gandiva projects, and a commercial data lake engine/data virtualization platform based on both, is this morning announcing it has raised $70M in a series C funding round.  NoSQL player Aerospike, meanwhile, launched its Aerospike Cloud offering on Tuesday. Not bad for week in which Coronavirus and COVID-19 have raged on…. Read more →

Kubernetes 1.18: Buffing up the leading container orchestrator

Kubernetes is the container orchestrator we all love. But it’s not unconditional love. Some users were a bit overwhelmed with the last release’s Container Storage Interface (CSI) infrastructure update, which required clusters to be explicitly updated. So, some folks are very happy to see that Kubernetes 1.18 is much more of a “fit and finish” release.  In this release, much… Read more →

Can’t find the ‘work from home’ equipment you need on Amazon? Try this

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has turned millions of people’s homes into makeshift offices. But equipping those do-it-yourself offices is getting harder as the days go one. Why? Well, according to a lot of you who have been in touch with me, Amazon is not only running low on things like cheap laptops and webcams, but delivery estimates are also extending…. Read more →

Why are we all Zooming and not Skyping?

Remember when Skype was all the rage? People Skyped one another. Skyping was the in thing. 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 But now that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has people confined indoors and… Read more →

4G networks vulnerable to denial of service attacks, subscriber tracking

Every 4G network is susceptible to a form of denial-of-service (DoS) attack, researchers say.  We are in the early stages of a rollout of 5G, the next-generation wireless technology that will replace 4G, offering improved speeds and latency in the process. However, on occasion, security problems in these protocols rear their heads — and Positive Technologies (PT)’s latest Diameter networks’… Read more →

As COVID-19 data sets become more accessible, novel coronavirus pandemic may be most visualized ever

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 Data about the COVID-19 pandemic is being aggregated and prepped in a rapid clip as tech vendors are creating a stack of analysis tools for amateur epidemiologists as… Read more →

Singapore most exposed, but also most prepared in cybersecurity: Deloitte

Singapore faces the highest cybersecurity risk in Asia-Pacific due to its high internet adoption rate, but it also is the most prepared to deal with it in terms of policies and organisational readiness. On the other end of the spectrum, Indonesia faces the least risk exposure and also is the least prepared to handle cybersecurity incidents. And there is value… Read more →

D-Link and Linksys routers hacked to point users to coronavirus-themed malware

Image via Bitdefender HOW TO How to lock down an insecure wireless network router Your home router is vulnerable to attacks as soon as you take it out of the box. Read More For almost a week, a group of hackers has been breaking into people’s routers and changing DNS settings in order to point unsuspecting device users to coronavirus-related… Read more →