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  • Calling Hawkins Power will give you 'Stranger Things' clues - CNET
    by Bonnie Burton on 24 oktober 2017 at 02:46

    Fans of the Netflix series can call the fictional company Hawkins Power and Light to discover more clues of what may happen in the second season. […]

  • Steve Wozniak isn't getting iPhone X on launch day - CNET
    by Chris Matyszczyk on 24 oktober 2017 at 02:02

    Commentary: The Apple co-founder says he’s happy with his iPhone 8. Which is also an iPhone 7. […]

  • Robert Scoble leaves his AR firm amid sexual harassment claims - CNET
    by Steven Musil on 24 oktober 2017 at 01:17

    The tech evangelist resigns after three women accused him of actions that include groping and verbal harassment. […]

  • Amazon shutting down Amazon Wine business - CNET
    by Steven Musil on 24 oktober 2017 at 00:48

    Move to close 5-year-old marketplace comes after Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Markets. […]

  • Facebook test splits news feed to highlight posts from friends - CNET
    by Richard Nieva on 24 oktober 2017 at 00:03

    The change could have big ramifications for publishers. The social network emphasized, though, that it's only a test. […]

  • 7 ways Alexa can make Halloween even spookier - CNET
    by Taylor Martin on 23 oktober 2017 at 23:49

    With Halloween just around the corner, use these Alexa tricks to take your celebration to the next level. […]

  • Send your own 'Stranger Things' message from the Upside Down - CNET
    by Bonnie Burton on 23 oktober 2017 at 22:53

    A fan on Reddit sets up a wall of Christmas lights connected to the internet so others can transmit messages to his dorm room, "Stranger Things" style. […]

  • Google Pixel 2 XL's display has another problem - CNET
    by Lynn La on 23 oktober 2017 at 22:50

    Your eyes don't deceive you -- some Pixel 2 XL's screens have a burn-in issue. […]

  • Pixel 2's superb camera makes up for no jack - CNET
    by Lynn La on 23 oktober 2017 at 22:45

    The Pixel 2 is all about two things: taking fantastic photos and Google's software. […]

  • How and why you should set up Project Fi on the Pixel 2 - CNET
    by Jason Cipriani on 23 oktober 2017 at 21:59

    Even if you don't plan on permanently switching to Google's cellular plans, having Fi as a backup isn't a bad idea. […]

  • Snapchat Spectacles could be even less popular than we thought - CNET
    by Jessica Dolcourt on 23 oktober 2017 at 21:28

    There could be hundreds of thousands of unsold pairs sitting around, a report suggests. […]

  • 'Geostorm' is not quite the thunderous trash you're looking for - CNET
    by Claire Reilly on 23 oktober 2017 at 21:25

    "Geostorm" is perfect for those disaster movie fans who loved "Armageddon" but thought the acting was too high-brow […]

  • 9 ways to watch movies online for free - CNET
    by Rick Broida on 23 oktober 2017 at 20:57

    Only the popcorn will cost you. Well, that and the internet connection for your phone, laptop or set-top box. […]

  • Xbox One's first original backwards-compatible games are here - CNET
    by Chris Pereira on 23 oktober 2017 at 20:54

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Ninja Gaiden Black and more will be playable soon. […]

  • BB-8 finds love with another Star Wars droid in new comic - CNET
    by Bonnie Burton on 23 oktober 2017 at 20:45

    Romancing the robot? Watch as BB-8 and its new astromech soulmate roll off together in the latest issue of Marvel's Poe Dameron comic. […]

  • Super cheap Nokia 2 pops up on retailer site for $100 - CNET
    by Jessica Dolcourt on 23 oktober 2017 at 20:44

    The entry-level Android phone was spotted on B&H before disappearing. […]

  • Engine holy grail: Gas, diesel or electric? video - Roadshow
    by Brian Cooley on 23 oktober 2017 at 20:42

    We're at a tipping point, but which way? […]

  • Toshiba's 'breakthrough' battery can charge in six minutes - Roadshow
    by Andrew Krok on 23 oktober 2017 at 20:30

    Toshiba didn't talk about cost per kWh, so it's probably... not cheap. […]

  • iPhone 8 trade-ins spike ahead of iPhone X, says reseller - CNET
    by Jessica Dolcourt on 23 oktober 2017 at 19:59

    One tech recycling site says Apple's new model is already being returned. […]

  • How to get price-drop refunds without even trying - CNET
    by Rick Broida on 23 oktober 2017 at 19:02

    When there's a lower price on something you purchased online, you may be eligible for a refund. Paribus grabs it for you -- no strings attached. […]

  • Space traffic alert: 8 asteroids buzz Earth in just 3 weeks - CNET
    by Eric Mack on 23 oktober 2017 at 18:45

    A space rock whizzed by this weekend at the second closest distance so far in 2017. October is turning out to be a busy month. […]

  • Upgrading to an iPhone X? Get a head start now - CNET
    by Gordon Gottsegen on 23 oktober 2017 at 18:33

    If you're a member of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, you'll want to do this now. […]

  • New IIHS crash test could make life harder for automakers - Roadshow
    by Andrew Krok on 23 oktober 2017 at 18:15

    The first round of vehicles it tested did pretty darn well, though. […]

  • Lego Dimensions is officially dead - CNET
    by Ry Crist on 23 oktober 2017 at 17:57

    We called it one of the best "toys-to-life" experiences of its kind when it debuted in 2015. Two years later, Lego Dimensions is done. […]

  • New trial may recalculate what Samsung owes Apple for copying iPhone video - CNET
    by Bridget Carey on 23 oktober 2017 at 17:45

    Will it ever end? A judge orders a new trial to determine how much Samsung owes Apple for infringing three patents. […]

  • Microsoft adds multithreading to Node.js for compute-heavy apps
    by Paul Krill on 23 oktober 2017 at 16:44

    Microsoft’s beta Napa.js runtime is offering multithreaded support for the Node.js server-side JavaScript platform, to provide the flexibility of JavaScript with speedy performance akin to C++’s.By introducing multithreading to Node.js, the Napa.js runtime can more easily handle computation-intensive tasks, Microsoft said.[ Getting to know Node? Don’t miss 10 JavaScript concepts every Node developer must master. | 7 keys to structuring your Node app. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]Built on the same V8 JavaScript runtime as Node.js, Napa.js can be embedded in a host process without Node.js dependency. It can be installed via NPM by typing npm install napajs.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • IBM casts Watson as the brains behind IoT
    by Jon Gold on 23 oktober 2017 at 15:01

    IBM is trying to be the brains behind the increasingly brawny presence of IoT in all corners of the business world, using its AI expertise to offer insight into piles of new data, provision new implementations, and help drive decision-making.The company thinks that its Watson AI is the ideal back-end for IoT, which is an area that few companies are addressing so directly. There’s a great deal of uptake around technology that connects new devices to the network, but comparatively little that actually does meaningful work on the floods of new data provided as a consequence.+ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: REVIEW: Turbonomic, VMware virtualization management tools + Cisco snaps up streaming-data startup PerspicaTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Mastercard launches its own blockchain payments network
    by Lucas Mearian on 20 oktober 2017 at 21:04

    Mastercard is launching its own blockchain network to enable partner banks and merchants to make cross-border payments faster and more securely.The Mastercard blockchain service can be used to clear credit card transactions, eliminate administration tasks using smart contract rules and thus, speed transaction settlement."By combining Mastercard blockchain technology with our settlement network and associated network rules, we have created a solution that is safe, secure, auditable and easy to scale," Ken Moore, executive vice president for Mastercard Labs said in a statement.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Mastercard launches its own blockchain payments network
    by Lucas Mearian on 20 oktober 2017 at 21:04

    Mastercard is launching its own blockchain network to enable partner banks and merchants to make cross-border payments faster and more securely.The Mastercard blockchain service can be used to clear credit card transactions, eliminate administration tasks using smart contract rules and thus, speed transaction settlement."By combining Mastercard blockchain technology with our settlement network and associated network rules, we have created a solution that is safe, secure, auditable and easy to scale," Ken Moore, executive vice president for Mastercard Labs said in a statement.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • What's in the latest Chrome update?
    by Gregg Keizer on 20 oktober 2017 at 19:50

    Google this week released Chrome 62 for Windows, macOS and Linux, setting the stage for a new warning when users enter data on an unencrypted website and patching nearly three dozen security vulnerabilities.Chrome updates in the background, so most users can simply relaunch the browser to get the latest version. (To manually manage an update, select "About Google Chrome" from the Help menu under the vertical ellipsis at the upper right. The ensuing page either shows the browser has been updated or displays the download-upgrade process before presenting a "Relaunch" button.) New to Chrome? It can be downloaded from this Google site.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • What's in the latest Chrome update?
    by Gregg Keizer on 20 oktober 2017 at 19:50

    Google this week released Chrome 62 for Windows, macOS and Linux, setting the stage for a new warning when users enter data on an unencrypted website and patching nearly three dozen security vulnerabilities.Chrome updates in the background, so most users can simply relaunch the browser to get the latest version. (To manually manage an update, select "About Google Chrome" from the Help menu under the vertical ellipsis at the upper right. The ensuing page either shows the browser has been updated or displays the download-upgrade process before presenting a "Relaunch" button.) New to Chrome? It can be downloaded from this Google site.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Inside the thriving ransomware market
    by Steve Ragan on 20 oktober 2017 at 10:00

    Researchers at Carbon Black examined the ransomware market and discovered some interesting facts about the booming criminal economy. Mirroring some of the legal technology markets, such as those for software development, the market for Ransomware is dominated by unique custom solutions and turnkey offerings.For two months researchers at Carbon Black studied how ransomware and developed and sold to criminals on the darknet. As one would expect, there are thousands of products (45,000) on offer from hundreds of sellers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • RacerD detects hard-to-find race conditions in Java code
    by Paul Krill on 19 oktober 2017 at 16:39

    Facebook has begun offering broad access to RacerD, a tool intended to tackle the longstanding problem of race conditions in software.RacerD had been available as a prototype, accessible in Facebook’s open source code base only through a series of backdoor options, said codeveloper Sam Blackshear, a Facebook research scientist. Now, the tool will run by default in Facebook’s open source Infer static analysis tool for bug detection. Initially, RacerD is available only for Java code. But plans call for expanding coverage to other languages, including C++.[ The new Java versions are here! Learn everything you need to know about what’s new in Java SE 9 and what’s new in Java EE 8. | The big 4 Java IDEs reviewed: See how Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]With race conditions, overlapping processes trying to access the same data concurrently can cause conflicts in programs. These concurrency errors can be difficult to debug or even reproduce. “This has really been a hard problem” in computing for about 50 years, said Peter O’Hearn, a research scientist on the Infer team and co-author of RacerD.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Cisco snaps up streaming-data startup Perspica
    by Brandon Butler on 19 oktober 2017 at 16:38

    Cisco today announced plans to acquire San Jose-based startup Perspica, a company that specializes in using machine learning to analyze streams of data.Cisco says it will integrate the Perspica technology into its AppDynamics product, which provides network and application monitoring and analytics.One of the reasons it was attracted to Perspica is because of the company’s ability to monitor data in real-time, Cisco says. Being able to process data as it's created or very soon afterwards can speed the time that end users are able to gain insights from the data, the company says. “Perspica is known for its stream-based processing with the unique ability to apply machine learning to data as it comes in instead of waiting until it’s neatly stored,” says Bhaskar Sunkara, VP of Engineering at AppDynamics.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Blockchain gains traction in FinTech as payment networks emerge
    by Lucas Mearian on 18 oktober 2017 at 21:37

    J.P. Morgan has created what is arguably one of the largest blockchain payments networks to date.The financial services company announced that the Royal Bank of Canada and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. are the first two banks to join the blockchain network, "representing significant cross-border payment volumes."J.P. Morgan created the Interbank Information Network (IIN), which it said will significantly reduce the number of participants needed to respond to compliance and other data-related inquiries that delay payments.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Blockchain gains traction in FinTech as payment networks emerge
    by Lucas Mearian on 18 oktober 2017 at 21:37

    J.P. Morgan has created what is arguably one of the largest blockchain payments networks to date.The financial services company announced that the Royal Bank of Canada and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. are the first two banks to join the blockchain network, "representing significant cross-border payment volumes."J.P. Morgan created the Interbank Information Network (IIN), which it said will significantly reduce the number of participants needed to respond to compliance and other data-related inquiries that delay payments.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • What's new in Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.1
    by Paul Krill on 18 oktober 2017 at 20:57

    With Microsoft’s release of .Net Framework 4.7.1 this week, the development platform gains critical improvements to garbage collection, security, and application configuration. To boost memory allocation performance, particularly for large object heap allocations, an architectural change to the garbage collector splits the heap allocation into small and large object heaps. Applications making a lot of large object heap allocations should experience a reduction in allocation lock contention and better performance.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • GE CIO: Machines will tell humans what to do, not the other way around
    by Brandon Butler on 18 oktober 2017 at 20:02

    General Electric outfitted 650 British Petroleum (BP) oil rigs with sensors and software that report operational data to a central GE platform that analyzes it to optimize how the rigs run – making them 2 to 4% more efficient than before.General Electric Jim Fowler, CIO, General Electric GE CIO Jim Fowler credits most of the improvement not with workers, but with machines. “Machines are telling people what to do more than people are telling machines what to do,” Fowler said at a meeting of the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) this week in New York. The sensors and accompanying software platform helped create incremental improvements in production and avoidance of downtime. He calls it the merging of information technology and operational technology to create value.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • EU wants more complaints about Privacy Shield deal with US
    by Peter Sayer on 18 oktober 2017 at 15:37

    European Union officials want more people to complaint about Privacy Shield, the exemption to European Union data protection law that allows businesses to export personal information to the U.S. for processing.Businesses making billions of dollars' worth of transatlantic data transfers are believed to rely on Privacy Shield, which was introduced last year to replace the Safe Harbor Agreement overturned by the European Court of Justice in 2015.Its provisions include procedures for EU citizens concerned about U.S. companies' treatment of their personal information to complain to the company concerned, a dispute resolution body, or data protection authorities in the U.S. or in their home country.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • At GitHub, JavaScript rules in usage, TensorFlow leads in forks
    by Paul Krill on 18 oktober 2017 at 10:00

    JavaScript is the most-popular language on GitHub, based on pull requests from the popular code-sharing site.Since September 2016, there have been 2.3 million pull requests for JavaScript, GitHub reports. Following web development staple JavaScript was Python, with 1 million requests, and Java, with 986,000 requests. Python displaced Java as the second-most-popular language on GItHub. Also improving its lot greatly in 2017 was TypeScript, Microsoft’s typed superset of JavaScript, which had 207,000 pull requests, almost four times as many requests as it had the year before.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth: IoT, Ubuntu and the yogurt of the future
    by Jon Gold on 18 oktober 2017 at 10:00

    Canonical founder and CEO Mark Shuttleworth is one of the most prominent people in open source software.Ubuntu, the GNU/Linux-based operating system that he helped birth in 2004 is now one of the best-known open source projects in the world, accounting for a vast proportion of the Linux VMs in the public cloud and huge numbers of connected devices.He sat down with Network World Senior Writer Jon Gold to talk about the future of IoT and the evolution of technology.NW: One thing that’s interesting about IoT is that new tech is coming from companies that you wouldn’t consider traditional IT vendors.MS: The thing I personally love about IoT is that it’s genuine entrepreneurship – but the thing about IoT is that literally anybody that finds themselves in a particular situation is able to see how taking a small piece of electronics and some software in a particular context to make something better. So that makes it just a lot of fun from an entrepreneurial point of view.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Hands on with Windows 10's Story Remix, the new tool to make your photos pop
    by Mark Hachman on 17 oktober 2017 at 17:34

    Microsoft’s Story Remix was expected to be one of the highlights of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and it lives up to that promise, combining the existing, excellent Photos app with a video and slideshow editor that adds transitions, music, and even fantastic 3D animations.Remember how Paint 3D brought Paint into a new dimension, with stamped textures and 3D objects? Story Remix adds the same creative element to Windows 10’s Photos app. Unfortunately, it’s not quite the cohesive experience you might hope for, as Photos now has two different interfaces—the traditional app and Story Remix—and you may need to bounce back and forth between the two.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Dropbox targets freelance pros with Showcase portfolios and Professional pricing tier
    by Matthew Finnegan on 17 oktober 2017 at 16:10

    Dropbox has launched a new portfolio feature, Showcase, designed to help independent workers and small teams of professionals display and share documents more easily.The idea is that freelance workers such as architects and designers can store content in Showcase before sharing information with clients. Documents are arranged in a branded portfolio in a “secure and polished way,” with customizable layouts, said Dropbox director of product, Vishal Kapoor. It is also possible to add text captions to files to introduce content topics to help create a narrative around what’s being shared.Dropbox, which recently rebranded to appeal to “creatives,” has identified a large target audience: it is estimated that 35% of the U.S. workforce is now freelance, a group that as of 2016 totaled to 55 million people.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Dropbox targets freelance pros with Showcase portfolios and Professional pricing tier
    by Matthew Finnegan on 17 oktober 2017 at 16:10

    Dropbox has launched a new portfolio feature, Showcase, designed to help independent workers and small teams of professionals display and share documents more easily.The idea is that freelance workers such as architects and designers can store content in Showcase before sharing information with clients. Documents are arranged in a branded portfolio in a “secure and polished way,” with customizable layouts, said Dropbox director of product, Vishal Kapoor. It is also possible to add text captions to files to introduce content topics to help create a narrative around what’s being shared.Dropbox, which recently rebranded to appeal to “creatives,” has identified a large target audience: it is estimated that 35% of the U.S. workforce is now freelance, a group that as of 2016 totaled to 55 million people.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • What is hybrid cloud computing?
    by Brandon Butler on 17 oktober 2017 at 15:43

    Hybrid cloud: Many believe it’s the eventual state that most businesses will operate in – some infrastructure resources on premises, others in the public cloud. Others believe it's a term that has been muddled by varied definitions from a range of vendors, diminishing the term to now be vague and nebulous.So, what does hybrid cloud really mean and how can users implement it?What is hybrid cloud computing? While there is no one single agreed-upon definition of hybrid cloud computing, perhaps the closest we have is from the National Institutes for Standards in Technology (NIST):(Hybrid) cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities, but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability.. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Docker will include Kubernetes in the box
    by Serdar Yegulalp on 17 oktober 2017 at 15:36

    Docker announced today it will integrate an “unmodified” version of Google’s Kubernetes container-orchestration tool as a native part of Docker. Docker said the Kubernetes integration will be available as a beta release, but gave no release date.This integration will be extended to all versions of Docker—the for-pay Enterprise Edition, and the desktop incarnations, Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows, which use the free Community Edition. Both enterprise and desktop versions will have Kubernetes support for all the operating systems they currently support.[ Are you ready for the container invasion? Learn how to get started with Kubernetes. | Keep up with the latest developments in cloud computing with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing newsletter. ]Why Docker is adding Kubernetes One reason Docker is including Kubernetes is to spare developers the effort of standing up a Kubernetes instance, whether for simple dev/test or for actual production use. Historically it’s been a chore to get Kubernetes running, and so a slew of Kubernetes tools and third-party Kubernetes projects have emerged to simplify the process. Most of the time, it’s easier to use a Kubernetes distribution, becayse the distribution’s packaging deals with these problems at a high level.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • What’s new in TypeScript 2.6
    by Paul Krill on 16 oktober 2017 at 21:04

    Version 2.6 of Microsoft’s TypeScript language has moved to a release candidate stage. The new release of the typed superset of JavaScript features improvements such as increased strictness to help developers better find mistakes.TypeScript 2.6 introduces a “strict” mode flag, which is identified as —strictFunctionTypes. In strict mode, any function type that does not originate from a method has its parameters compared “contravariantly,” Microsoft’s Daniel Rosenwasser, program manager for TypeScript, said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Microsoft shuts down Krack with sneaky Windows update
    by Gregg Keizer on 16 oktober 2017 at 20:44

    Microsoft today revealed that it quietly patched Windows last week against vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol used to secure wireless networks.Details of the security update were only published Monday to Microsoft's Security Update Guide, the catalog-like portal that earlier this year replaced the decades-old practice of delivering explanatory bulletins.All supported versions of Windows received the update, according to the catalog listing, including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Microsoft shuts down Krack with sneaky Windows update
    by Gregg Keizer on 16 oktober 2017 at 20:44

    Microsoft today revealed that it quietly patched Windows last week against vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol used to secure wireless networks.Details of the security update were only published Monday to Microsoft's Security Update Guide, the catalog-like portal that earlier this year replaced the decades-old practice of delivering explanatory bulletins.All supported versions of Windows received the update, according to the catalog listing, including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • FinTech builds on blockchain for international mobile payments
    by Lucas Mearian on 16 oktober 2017 at 04:07

    IBM has partnered with a Polynesian payments system provider and an open-source FinTech payment network to implement a new international exchange based on a blockchain electronic ledger.The new payment network uses IBM's Blockchain Platform, a cloud service, to enable the electronic exchange of 12 different currencies across Pacific Islands as well as Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.KlickEx Group, a United Nations-funded, Pacific-region financial services company, and Stellar.org, a nonprofit organization that supports an open-source blockchain network for financial services, are backing the new cross-border payments service.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • FinTech builds on blockchain for international mobile payments
    by Lucas Mearian on 16 oktober 2017 at 04:07

    IBM has partnered with a Polynesian payments system provider and an open-source FinTech payment network to implement a new international exchange based on a blockchain electronic ledger.The new payment network uses IBM's Blockchain Platform, a cloud service, to enable the electronic exchange of 12 different currencies across Pacific Islands as well as Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.KlickEx Group, a United Nations-funded, Pacific-region financial services company, and Stellar.org, a nonprofit organization that supports an open-source blockchain network for financial services, are backing the new cross-border payments service.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Microsoft's anti-malware sniffing service powers Edge to top spot in browser blocking tests
    by Gregg Keizer on 14 oktober 2017 at 19:58

    Microsoft's Edge browser, the default in Windows 10, blocked a higher percentage of phishing and socially-engineered malware (SEM) attacks than Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox, a Texas security testing firm said Friday.According to NSS Labs of Austin, Tex., Edge automatically blocked 92% of all in-browser credential phishing attempts and stymied 100% of all SEM attacks. The latter encompassed a wide range of attacks, but their common characteristic was that they tried to trick users into downloading malicious code. The tactics that SEM attackers deploy include links from social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, and bogus in-browser notifications of computer infections or other problems.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Microsoft's anti-malware sniffing service powers Edge to top spot in browser blocking tests
    by Gregg Keizer on 14 oktober 2017 at 19:58

    Microsoft's Edge browser, the default in Windows 10, blocked a higher percentage of phishing and socially-engineered malware (SEM) attacks than Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox, a Texas security testing firm said Friday.According to NSS Labs of Austin, Tex., Edge automatically blocked 92% of all in-browser credential phishing attempts and stymied 100% of all SEM attacks. The latter encompassed a wide range of attacks, but their common characteristic was that they tried to trick users into downloading malicious code. The tactics that SEM attackers deploy include links from social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, and bogus in-browser notifications of computer infections or other problems.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • CSO50 2018 winners demonstrate world-class security strategies
    by CSO staff on 13 oktober 2017 at 21:09

    The CSO50 recognizes 50 security projects that demonstrate outstanding thought leadership and business value. To scale these security strategies throughout the security community, honorees will share case studies of their winning projects at the CSO50 Conference + Awards, being held February 26-28, 2018, at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference will conclude with an awards ceremony to celebrate the CSO50 honoree organizations and their security leadership.Join us in congratulating the 2018 CSO50 winners!2018 CSO50 Award Honorees: To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Gluon brings AI developers self-tuning machine learning
    by Serdar Yegulalp on 13 oktober 2017 at 20:30

    Deep learning systems have long been tough to work with, due to all the fine-tuning and knob-twiddling needed to get good results from them. Gluon is a joint effort by Microsoft and Amazon Web Services do reduce all that fiddling effort.Gluon works with the Apache MXNet and Microsoft’s Cognitive Toolkit frameworks to optimize deep-learning network training on those systems.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • What is Grafeas? Better auditing for containers
    by Serdar Yegulalp on 13 oktober 2017 at 10:00

    The software we run has never been more difficult to vouchsafe than it is today. It is scattered between local deployments and cloud services, built with open source components that aren’t always a known quantity, and delivered on a fast-moving schedule, making it a challenge to guarantee safety or quality.The end result is software that is hard to audit, reason about, secure, and manage. It is difficult not just to know what a VM or container was built with, but what has been added or removed or changed and by whom. Grafeas, originally devised by Google, is intended to make these questions easier to answer.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • ‘Universal’ Windows development adds .Net Standard 2.0 support
    by Paul Krill on 12 oktober 2017 at 23:04

    Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP), an attempt to foster development of apps across multiple devices all running Windows 10, now supports the .Net Standard 2.0 specification for .Net unification.But this move comes right after Microsoft revealed it was effectively pulling the plug on its Windows Mobile platform for smartphones, making Universal Windows apps less universal. In fact, Microsoft has been expanding support for Android and iOS in its various development tools as it effectively cedes the mobile market to Google and Apple.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • What’s new at GitHub: dependency management, security alerts
    by Paul Krill on 12 oktober 2017 at 10:00

    GitHub is adding several services to its popular code-sharing site to help developers manage dependencies and improve security.GitHub dependency graph service With the dependency graph service, GitHub will use its own data to build a dependency graph that gives developers insight into both projects their code depends on and the projects that depend on their code.[ Also on InfoWorld: 19 open source GitHub projects for security pros. | Track the latest trends in open source with InfoWorld’s Open Source Report newsletter. ]The essential features in the GitHub dependency graph service Via the dependency graph, developers can see which applications and packages they are connected to without leaving their repository. The graph currently supports JavaScript and Ruby code, with Python support planned for later.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • What is a firewall?
    by Brandon Butler on 11 oktober 2017 at 20:16

    Network-based firewalls have become almost ubiquitous across US enterprises for their proven defense against an ever-increasing array of threats.A recent study by network testing firm NSS Labs found that up to 80% of US large businesses run a next-generation firewall. Research firm IDC estimates the firewall and related unified threat management market was a $7.6 billion industry in 2015 and expected to reach $12.7 billion by 2020.What is a firewall? Firewalls act as a perimeter defense tool that monitor traffic and either allow it or block it. Over the years functionality of firewalls has increased, and now most firewalls can not only block a set of known threats and enforce advanced access control list policies, but they can also deeply inspect individual packets of traffic and test packets to determine if they’re safe. Most firewalls are deployed as network hardware that processes traffic and software that allow end users to configure and manage the system. Increasingly, software-only versions of firewalls are being deployed in highly virtualized environments to enforce policies on segmented networks or in the IaaS public cloud.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Study: Use of IoT in corporate networks is soaring
    by Jon Gold on 11 oktober 2017 at 11:53

    We’ve reached the sharp part of the adoption curve for IoT, as a recent study shows skyrocketing adoption of the technology across all business sectors for a huge range of different purposes.Vodafone’s annual IoT barometer this month found that 84% of the 1,278 senior IT decision-makers who responded had increased their adoption and use of IoT solutions in the past year. 12% of the respondents had at least 10,000 connected devices in use at their company, while 6% had more than 50,000 in operation.+ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: Forrester: 3 ways IoT can drive business value + FAQ: What is NB-IoT?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Kotlin could overtake Java on Android next year
    by Paul Krill on 10 oktober 2017 at 20:39

    Kotlin is on its way to overtaking Java on that mobile platform, claims mobile database maker Realm.Realm performed an anonymized assessment of 100,000 developers using its database and which languages they were using, determined by developers’ selection of SDKs. Realm found that 20 percent of apps built with Java before Google’s May endorsement of Kotlin are now being built in Kotlin.[ What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]Based on that data, Realm predicts Kotlin will overtake Java on Android by December 2018. Kotlin may even change how Java is used on the server, the company said: “In short, Android developers without Kotlin skills are at risk of being seen as dinosaurs very soon.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Microsoft sunsets Windows 10's first feature upgrade
    by Gregg Keizer on 10 oktober 2017 at 17:34

    Microsoft today will deliver the final security update for Windows 10's first feature upgrade, the version released in November 2015.Windows 10 1511 -- Microsoft labels its feature upgrades in a yymm format -- will receive its last security patches, then fall off Microsoft's support list. The company had announced 1511's retirement several times in the past, notably in a support lifecycle fact sheet on Microsoft's website.Today is also October's "Patch Tuesday," the month's release of security updates for Microsoft's products. The company has tied the end of support for Windows 10's feature upgrades to Patch Tuesdays. The next in line after 1511, last year's 1607 -- aka "Anniversary Update" -- has been tentatively scheduled to drop out of support in March 2018. If true, Microsoft will undoubtedly call it quits on March 13, 2018, another Patch Tuesday.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Microsoft sunsets Windows 10's first feature upgrade
    by Gregg Keizer on 10 oktober 2017 at 17:34

    Microsoft today will deliver the final security update for Windows 10's first feature upgrade, the version released in November 2015.Windows 10 1511 -- Microsoft labels its feature upgrades in a yymm format -- will receive its last security patches, then fall off Microsoft's support list. The company had announced 1511's retirement several times in the past, notably in a support lifecycle fact sheet on Microsoft's website.Today is also October's "Patch Tuesday," the month's release of security updates for Microsoft's products. The company has tied the end of support for Windows 10's feature upgrades to Patch Tuesdays. The next in line after 1511, last year's 1607 -- aka "Anniversary Update" -- has been tentatively scheduled to drop out of support in March 2018. If true, Microsoft will undoubtedly call it quits on March 13, 2018, another Patch Tuesday.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Nvidia wants enterprises to join it in Holodeck VR environment
    by Peter Sayer on 10 oktober 2017 at 12:01

    Nvidia is inviting 3D designers aboard its Holodeck, a high-resolution collaborative environment that businesses can use to design, develop and demonstrate their products in virtual reality.But while Nvidia's move shows its commitment to helping creators of photorealistic VR environments, Nokia is pulling out of a related business, the development of a 360-degree camera that captured immersive video for use in VR.Nvidia's Holodeck is somewhere between a conferencing suite and a 3D design tool. The company is pushing it as a something enterprises can use to visualize anything from engineering prototypes to finished products or buildings, allowing staff to collaborate remotely in a shared environment.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Facebook's Workplace takes aim at enterprise users with desktop chat app
    by Matthew Finnegan on 9 oktober 2017 at 16:06

    Facebook has rolled out Windows and Mac desktop apps for its Workspace enterprise chat tool.Workplace Chat is the business equivalent of the company’s popular consumer Messenger app, which has 1.2 billion monthly active users. The chat platform is available as part of the Workplace enterprise social network, which is now used by more than 14,000 organizations; Wal-mart most recently became a customer.Until now, Workplace Chat was only accessible via mobile app or through a web browser; Facebook launched its enterprise collaboration platform in October 2016, offering features such as voice and video calling.The beta launch of the desktop client, which TechCrunch reported last week, will make it easier for employees who tend have many browser tabs open at once to view notifications. It is reportedly one of the most requested features from customers, and will be tested with beta users ahead of a wider roll out. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Mozilla to stop all support for Firefox on Windows XP and Vista
    by Gregg Keizer on 5 oktober 2017 at 21:13

    Mozilla plans to halt all Firefox security updates next year to personal computers powered by either Windows XP or Windows Vista, closing that chapter of its browser's history."Today we are announcing June 2018 as the final end-of-life date for Firefox support on Windows XP and Vista," Mozilla said in an unsigned post to a company blog.Windows XP and Vista have both been retired by Microsoft, XP in April 2014 and Vista in April 2017. Once dropped from support, an operating system stops receiving security updates from Microsoft. Third-party application developers, however, may continue to support their products on retired versions of Windows.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Apple, Microsoft patch iOS 11 email flaw
    by Lucas Mearian on 2 oktober 2017 at 19:51

    A flaw in iOS 11 that left some users of Microsoft email unable to send messages has been fixed, the companies said.Email accounts hosted by Microsoft on Outlook.com, Office 365, or an Exchange Server 2016 running on Windows Server 2016 were affected by the software glitch.Some users of mobile devices running iOS 11 have been receiving error messages that read: "Cannot Send Mail. The message was rejected by the server."The problem was noted by Apple iOS 11 users in a post on Reddit.com.On Sept. 19, Apple published a support document stating it was working with Microsoft to fix the issue, which was described as iOS 11 not being able to successfully create an HTTP/2 Transport Layer Security connection; that kept it from connecting to email clients and prohibited outgoing email from being delivered.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Zoho Cliq is the latest group chat tool to rival Slack and Microsoft Teams
    by Matthew Finnegan on 28 september 2017 at 15:05

    Zoho has unveiled the latest challenger to Slack and Microsoft Teams with the launch of Cliq — a team messaging tool that integrates into its range of business apps.The core features found in Cliq will, for the most part, be familiar to users of established workplace collaboration tools, with group chat, file-sharing, video and voice call functionality. Separate channels can be set up for discussions with individual teams or around specific projects.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Mozilla previews its faster 'Firefox Quantum' browser
    by Gregg Keizer on 27 september 2017 at 18:37

    Mozilla this week unveiled a preview of a redesigned, re-engineered Firefox, dubbed "Quantum," making good on its commitment to rejuvenate the browser."We're releasing the Beta of a whole new Firefox, one that's powered by a completely reinvented, modernized engine," Nick Nguyen, who leads product development on the browser, said in a Tuesday post to a company blog. Officially designated version 57, the release has also been given the Quantum name, said Nguyen, to "convey the magnitude of the changes" in the browser.Mozilla has numbered, but never named, its Firefox releases.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Google tightens grip on Android hardware with HTC deal
    by Peter Sayer on 21 september 2017 at 10:54

    Google is buying its way back into the smartphone business, almost four years after selling its stake in Motorola Mobility to Lenovo.It's a sign that Google is committed to tighter integration between the Android operating system and specialized smartphone hardware. That could be good news for app developers and Android phone buyers alike: As Apple has shown with the video processing and artificial intelligence features of its iPhone X, there is much to be gained by tightly coupling software and hardware.Google never entirely quit the hardware business. Since selling Moto, it has continued to release smartphones and tablets under its own brand, but these were designed and manufactured by other companies, including LG and HTC.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

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