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Comcast buys BluVector, an AI cybersecurity firm

Comcast said it is acquiring BluVector, a company that uses machine learning for cybersecurity defenses. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Comcast announced the deal at the RSA Security conference. BluVector aims to detect and analyze cyberthreats. Comcast said it will aim to grow BluVector’s business and develop new cybersecurity technologies. It’s unclear whether Comcast will integrate BluVector’s platform into… Read more →

Microsoft is now managing HP, Dell PCs via its Managed Desktop Service

Credit: Microsoft Last September, Microsoft officially took the wraps off its Microsoft Managed Desktop service, a subscription offering under which Microsoft sets up, updates and manages business users’ Windows 10 PCs for a fee. The MMD service originally only supported Microsoft Surface PCs. But recently, Microsoft added several Dell and HP PCs to its MMD supported hardware list. MMD makes… Read more →

Google for Education launches App Hub for K-12 Chromebook market

Google for Education is launching an App Hub for Chromebooks, a repository of trusted apps so K-12 educators can find activities and tools to supplement lesson plans. The general idea is that App Hub will save teachers time as they look for apps and materials to supplement lesson plans. Google developed the App Hub in collaboration with educators. Also: How Apple,… Read more →

USB4 will come with Thunderbolt 3 support – and speeds

Thunderbolt 3 Intel Intel has set in motion a plan to make its Thunderbolt 3 protocol more widely available by offering it to the USB Promoter Group, a move that will allow other chip makers to make use of the protocol on a royalty-free basis. Must read: 10 Apple products you shouldn’t buy (March 2019 edition) CNET A rare look… Read more →

Researchers granted server by gov officials link Sharpshooter attacks to North Korea

Analysis of a command-and-control (C2) server awarded to researchers by law enforcement after seizure has provided valuable information on the threat actors behind a global hacking campaign. Dubbed “Operation Sharpshooter” by McAfee cybersecurity researchers, the campaign was first uncovered in December 2018. Operation Sharpshooter targets government departments, telecoms, energy, defense, and other organizations worldwide. The attack wave predominantly focuses on… Read more →

Data leaks, default passwords exposed in visitor management systems

Researchers have uncovered a swathe of vulnerabilities which impact visitor management systems in which automation has replaced human assistants. Automation, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), the Internet of Things (IoT), and mobility have begun to permeate every aspect of our daily lives. In the hospitality industry, these technologies have presented an opportunity to improve the security of visitors and… Read more →

With huge changes looming, should you avoid buying new Macs?

It seems that Apple is paving the way to change the Mac’s processor architecture once again. But the last time the shift was focused exclusively to the desktops and laptops. This time around it will be far more wide-ranging, changing the entire face of Apple’s ecosystem. Rumors that Apple is planning to ditch Intel and stride out into the world… Read more →

Has your iPhone or iPad stopped charging? Check this first!

10 Apple products you shouldn’t buy (March 2019 edition) Apple products are expensive, so it makes sense to avoid buying anything that’s nearing the end of its lifecycle, or when you can buy something of equivalent quality from another vendor. … Source Article from your iPhone or iPad stopped charging? Check this first! blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

IBM hits quantum computing milestone, may see ‘Quantum Advantage’ in 2020s

IBM is outlining another milestone in quantum computing—its highest Quantum Volume to date–and projects that practical uses or so called Quantum Advantage may be a decade away. Big Blue, which will outline the scientific milestone at the American Physical Society March Meeting, made a bit of a splash at CES 2019 with a display of its Q System quantum computer… Read more →

Cloud cost control becoming a leading issue for businesses

Multi-cloud deployments are becoming the norm and that means cost optimization and management optimization is a big theme for 2019. But the market is immature and you’ll have multiple vendors to sort through to control cloud spending. In recent surveys it has become painfully obvious that there’s a bit of sticker shock with cloud deployments. “People have been somewhat surprised… Read more →

MWC wrap-up, more Galaxy S10 Plus, Sony Xperia 10, and Chromebook tips (MobileTechRoundup show #462)

Huawei CFO sues Canadian government, police, border force The lawsuit alleges that the global Huawei CFO was detained and interrogated by airport customs, and her electronic devices searched, before informing her that she was under arrest. … Source Article from wrap-up, more Galaxy S10 Plus, Sony Xperia 10, and Chromebook tips (MobileTechRoundup show #462) blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for… Read more →