Apple reportedly acquires AR startup Vrvana

Apple has acquired the Montreal-based startup Vrvana, according to TechCrunch, a 12-year-old company that could help Apple produce hardware for augmented reality and virtual reality experiences. The deal was reportedly for around $30 million. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Vrvana makes the Totem headset, an AR/VR device that received positive reviews but has yet to… Read more →

Fry’s Black Friday deals include $98 Samsung Chromebook, $244 iPad, $788 MacBook Air

Fry’s Electronics Black Friday ad. Fry’s Electronics is a long-time regional electronics retail chain with numerous locations in California and Texas and outposts in several other Southern, Western, and Midwestern states. That’s a shame for people living in other states, as the store’s Black Friday deals have typically required an in-store purchase or pickup. Black Friday 2017 CNET 2017 Holiday… Read more →

Uber concealed hack of 57 million accounts for more than a year

(Image: file photo) Uber concealed a massive data breach for more than a year, according to a report by Bloomberg. Here are 2017’s biggest hacks, leaks, and data breaches — so far Dozens of data breaches, millions of people affected. Read More Hackers stole names, email addresses, and phone numbers of 57 million Uber riders around the world in a… Read more →

HP grows both PC and printing revenue in Q4

via Best Buy HP Inc. published its fourth quarter financial results on Tuesday, largely in line with market estimates. The company posted another quarter of growth across PC sales and its printing business. HP reported non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share of 44 cents on net revenue of $13.9 billion. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 44 cents per… Read more →

HPE chief executive Meg Whitman will step down early next year

Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, announced that she will step down from her position early next year. President Antonio Neri will take the helm on Feb. 1, 2018, the company announced on Tuesday following its fourth quarter earnings report. “Today, Hewlett Packard moves forward as four industry-leading companies that are each well positioned to win in their respective markets,”… Read more →

No, digital picture frames are not dead — in fact, this one is insanely cool

The Meural Canvas. Image: Meural. I’m about to tell you about a product that’s much cooler than I ever expected. Here’s how it all started. A few months ago, I got a call from a Discovery Series supporter at Wellbots, with whom I’ve been working for awhile. Wellbots is the company who has kindly been supplying me with drones for… Read more →

Capital One’s Critical Stack launches beta for Kubernetes, container orchestration

Capital One Financial has launched the beta of Critical Stack, a container orchestration platform for cloud infrastructure. Turns out there’s a bit of technology in Capital One’s wallet. Capital One launching an enterprise container platform is due to the 2016 acquisition of Critical Stack. That acquisition fed into a broader digital transformation plan that aimed to turn Capital One into… Read more →

iPhone X assembly carried out by students working illegal overtime

Jason Cipriani/ZDNet Apple admits that high school students interning at Foxconn worked beyond their legal hours on the iPhone X production lines. Must read: How strong are iPhone X sales? Six high school students, who were part of 3,000 students taking part in a three-month-long work experience program, told the Financial Times that they routinely worked 11-hour days assembling iPhone… Read more →

MapR 6.0 converges control of data at rest and in motion on the same pane of glass

As the processing of data in motion claims a larger proportion of big data workloads, the brass ring has been to make it a first class citizen with data at rest. The new version of the MapR converged platform does just that from a control perspective: data in motion and data at rest can now be managed from the same… Read more →

Cisco, Interpol team up to share cybercriminal threat data

Interpol, Cisco Cisco and Interpol have announced a new agreement to share threat data on cybercriminal activities. On Tuesday, the tech giant and international law enforcement agency said that sharing threat intelligence between the parties will be the “first step” in jointly tackling today’s cybercrime. Modern consumers and businesses are facing more and more digital threats every day. Hardly a… Read more →

Qualcomm: Mesh networking is the future of smart homes

Home broadband services are on the cusp of change and mesh networking is needed to push the industry forward, according to Qualcomm. Research firm Gartner predicts that 8.4 billion connected “Things” will be in use in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016. Following from this, GMSA report “The Impact of the Internet of Things: The Connected Home” suggests that up… Read more →

Singapore airport to trial $5M digital air traffic tower

Singapore has awarded a S$7 million (US$5.16 million) contract to UK-based NATS to trial a digital tower at its international airport. To be tested over 22 months, the “smart” air traffic tower was designed to improve air traffic management, ground operations, and runway safety. Equipped with various assistive functionalities and features, the tower also would enhance operational efficiencies at the… Read more →