US Energy Department lab bolsters quantum computing resources

The US Energy Department (DOE) is partnering with D-Wave to give researchers at its largest open science lab access to more quantum computing resources. Per the agreement, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee will have cloud access to a D-Wave 2000Q system, allowing them to explore hybrid computing architectures. Their work is particularly targeted at helping accelerate… Read more →

HP unveils two new Pavilion all-in-one PCs starting at $750

HP’s revamped Pavilion all-in-one PC. It’s been a bit quiet on the PC front of late, but expect things to heat up soon with back-to-school shopping on the horizon. HP jumps the gun a little with the launch of a pair of refreshed Pavilion all-in-one (AIO) desktops today. While it’s not a complete overhaul, the new AIOs — the Pavilion… Read more →

Google asks US court to block full enforcement of Canadian de-indexing order

Canada’s Supreme Court last month ordered Google to globally remove the search results related to a specific company, but Google is now asking US court to intervene. The company filed an injunction this week in the US District Court for Northern California, asking the court to prevent the Canadian court order’s enforcement in the US. “The rights established by the… Read more →

Black Hat speaker denied entry to US in another needless hit to security research

(Image: CBS News file photo) It’s the nightmare situation nobody wants to be in. “C’est juste un peu frustrant,” said Ayoub Elaassal in a tweet last week, describing his frustration. He just found out that he had been denied entry to the US, just days before he was set to fly out from where he lives in Paris to speak… Read more →

Earnings roundup: Juniper’s Q2 beats, Akamai shares take a hit

Network equipment maker Juniper Networks published its fiscal second-quarter earnings on Tuesday. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company reported a net income of $179.8 million, or 47 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 57 cents per share on revenue of $1.31 billion. Wall Street was expecting earnings of at least 54 cents per share on revenue of $1.29 billion. The company ended… Read more →

Robot reveals first images of lava-like nuclear debris at Fukushima

A submersible robot the size of a loaf of bread has sent back the first images of what appears to be melted fuel from one of the compromised reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The discovery is an important step in decommissioning the plant and cleaning up the surrounding area following a catastrophic meltdown in 2011, which occurred in… Read more →

AMD’s Q2 better than expected as computing, graphics processor demand stronger

AMD’s second quarter results were better than expected as it saw strong demand for its computing and graphics processors. The company reported second quarter non-GAAP earnings of 2 cents a share on revenue of $1.22 billion, up 19 percent from $1.03 billion a year ago. AMD reported a net loss of $16 million, or 2 cents a share. Wall Street… Read more →

Amazon’s B2B marketplace hits user milestone

Amazon is boasting a new user milestone for its B2B marketplace, Amazon Business. The ecommerce giant said Tuesday that Amazon Business has hit the one-million customer mark, a little more than two years after its launch. Amazon Business is essentially a supplies marketplace that sells everything from restaurant napkins to lab equipment. Launched in April 2015, the service also offers… Read more →

Adobe to say rest in peace to Flash in 2020

Adobe said it will end-of-life Flash and stop providing updates and distributing the software at the end of 2020. The move will be cheered in some circles. Adobe Flash has been derided among security pros due to frequent zero-day attacks. Flash is among the biggest security risks to Windows. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously declared Flash obsolete in 2010…. Read more →

The maths behind the memes: Why we share on social media

(Image: Mark Hamill via YouTube) read this Your social data is doomed, and don’t count on Facebook to save you Your status updates, your uploaded photos, your videos, all of it is going to be inaccessible sometime in the future. Read More Americans love social media, and they post constantly. But, what actually motivates them to post, and can we… Read more →

Microsoft commits to eliminating Flash support in Windows by 2020

Adobe finally has drawn a line in the sand, noting that Flash will no longer be supported after 2020. Microsoft officials said they’d do their part to wind down Flash support in the company’s Internet and Edge browsers, so that Flash support will be entirely removed from Windows by the end of 2020, as well. Flash in Edge already is… Read more →

Looker, Segment team up to put BI to work

Segment, whose platform serves as a hub for customer data, is teaming up with business intelligence firm Looker to help companies more easily integrate advanced BI analyses into their marketing strategies. Looker helps companies measure user metrics, such as a customer’s engagement score or predicted lifetime value. That data is only valuable if it’s put use, but using complicated data… Read more →