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Apple COO: Oh, no, we’re not elitist

Elitist? Gosh, never. Apple In these days of rampant inequality and blatant divisiveness, some labels really hurt. Also: Apple’s iPhone XR isn’t selling? I went to Best Buy to find out  They even hurt Apple. Yes, you might think Cupertino impervious to anything other than criticism of U2, but its executives have feelings, too. I judge this from expressive words uttered by… Read more →

Singapore moots inclusion of data portability in data protection law

Singapore is looking to include a data portability component in its Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) as part of efforts to ease data flow between service providers as well as provide consumers with “greater control” over their own data. The update to the bill will establish a framework to guide all parties involved on issues such as how businesses should… Read more →

Digital transformation and the industrial internet of things at energy giant ABB (CxOTalk interview)

Digital transformation continues to be important as companies of all sizes modernize their operations. For large organizations, “becoming digital” is a complex effort that involves technology and business process changes together with adopting new mindsets, business models, and corporate cultures. Given all these components, we can hardly overstate the complexity of genuine digital transformation. MUST READ Digital Transformation: Energy Technology… Read more →

Open source AI chips making Green Waves: Bringing energy efficiency to IoT architecture

The benefits open source offers in terms of innovation and adoption have earned it a place in enterprise software. We could even go as far as to say open source is becoming the norm in enterprise software. But open source hardware, chips to be specific, and AI chips to be even more specific? Is that a thing? Also: AI Startup Gyrfalcon… Read more →

New browser attack lets hackers run bad code even after users leave a web page

Academics from Greece have devised a new browser-based attack that can allow hackers to run malicious code inside users’ browsers even after users have closed or navigated away from the web page on which they got infected. This new attack, called MarioNet, opens the door for assembling giant botnets from users’ browsers. These botnets can be used for in-browser crypto-mining… Read more →

Apache Arrow: The little data accelerator that could

A few years back, we noted the emergence of Apache Arrow; what piqued our attention was that the backers consisted of “a who’s who list” of over 20 committers from the likes of Cloudera, MapR, Hortonworks,, DataStax, Twitter, AWS, and Dremio. As we characterized it then, Arrow was about big data, almost literally, lining its duck up in a…… Read more →

Internet of Things: Lenovo’s new edge server isn’t much bigger than a notebook

Lenovo’s Data Center Group (DCG), which recently announced its fifth consecutive quarter of profit growth on revenue of $1.6 billion, has unveiled a portfolio of edge/IoT-related products and services at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. ThinkSystem SE350 The ThinkSystem SE350 is Lenovo’s first purpose-built edge server, designed to live not in a traditional data centre, but in locations close to… Read more →

Toshiba launches high-endurance EXCERIA M303E microSD cards

Toshiba EXCERIA M303E high-endurance microSD cards Toshiba Not all microSD cards are designed and built the same way, and continuous looped recording puts a stress on the reliability of standard storage media. Which is why Toshiba has launched a range of high-endurance microSD cards aimed at the growing dashcam and surveillance camera market. Must read: Apple products you shouldn’t buy… Read more →

MWC 2019: Your future Android phone, apps will need no password

You keep hearing the warnings: use unique, strong, complex and lengthy passwords for each of your online accounts — and, of course, make sure you don’t forget them.  It is a trifle for many threat actors to brute-force simple and easy-to-remember passwords which are in constant circulation, and as companies now often enforce strong password policies and two-factor authentication (2FA),… Read more →

Containers may be leading to cloud computing cost overruns

Cloud cost management is becoming a larger issue for enterprises and the move to containers may not be helping matters, according to a survey by Densify, which offers cloud resource management software. The survey from Densify rhymes with a similar survey by Kentik. Here’s the upshot from the Kentik and Densify, which surveyed 700 IT professionals: Multi-cloud is becoming the… Read more →

Arm partners with testing labs to provide IOT security certification

What is the IoT? Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things right now The Internet of Things explained: What the IoT is, and where it’s going next. Read More Seeking to build trust in IOT devices and services, Arm on Monday announced it’s partnering with multiple security testing labs to offer independent security certification. The new certification… Read more →

Microsoft HoloLens 2: This is big, but you have to think different to ‘Apple big’

Microsoft chose MWC 2019 as the arena to take the wraps off HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset. And it has come along in leaps and bounds since the first-generation Development Edition device started shipping back in March 2016. But despite massive technical progress in areas such as field of view – Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow for AI and Mixed Reality… Read more →