Google Home will be released later this yearGoogle has unveiled a voice-controlled, AI-powered robot assistant that can be ordered to turn the lights down, play music or order a taxi.Google Home, a pint-sized speaker and microphone combination, is designed to sit in a room and respond to its owner's every command, from answering questions to checking the weather.Google's Mario Queiroz unveils HomeThe device is similar to the Amazon Echo, which was released in the US in 2014.By always listening, Google Home can respond to any queries just by users saying "OK Google" and issuing a command, rather than having to type a phrase into a search engine or check emails to dig out flight details."Computing is evolving beyond phones, and people are using it in context across many scenarios, be it in their television, be it in their car, be it something they wear on their wrist or even something much more immersive," Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai said.Google, which unveiled Home at I/O, its annual developer conference, said it would be released later in the year.
Photograph: Robert Galbraith/ReutersA hacker claiming to have the log in details of millions of LinkedIn users is advertising the data for sale online.The extensive list of user IDs and passwords, which were allegedly sourced from a cyber attack on the networking site four years ago, is being advertised on the darknet – a sub-section of the internet not accessible through normal web browsers and often a platform for illegal activity.Around 6.5m details were posted online at that time – but LinkedIn s chief information security officer Cory Scott said he does not believe the extra data was gained as the result of a new security breach.In 2012, LinkedIn was the victim of an unauthorised access and disclosure of some members passwords.We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords.News of the breach is the latest in a long line of cyber-attacks on major websites and companies, with telecoms firm TalkTalk and parental forum Mumsnet among those who have been the victims of security breaches in the last year.
Oracle Chief Executive Officer Safra Catz put an Old Testament spin on her company's software copyright battle with Google as she told jurors about an encounter with her adversary's top lawyer at a bat mitzvah in 2012.Catz's testimony in San Francisco federal court was intended to buttress what Oracle claims was Google's brazen theft of Java code to build its Android operating system, and to begin to explain how that theft caused the database maker damages of $9.3 billion.Catz's message: Google undercut Oracle's licensing revenue by co-opting Java to develop Android into the operating system now used in 80 percent of the world's mobile devices.Google took a language designed to "write once, run anywhere" across different computing platforms and "forked," or split into two, Oracle's Java community of programmers, she said.AdvertisementGoogle lifted and employed the code so that it would only run on Android, leading smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics, ZTE., and Motorola to adopt that platform, which the search engine company offered for free, and to cease paying Java licensing fees to Oracle, Catz testified."They use Android instead of taking a copy of our software."
Business leaders who have opted to wait out a tech jobs hiring crunch to fill or add positions in their organization may want to consider getting off the sidelines.When a talent shortage article is published, it s likely that some people in the audience will roll their eyes and think that they each know a half-dozen talented IT professionals who are either under-employed or unemployed.Analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics by corporate advisory and strategy firm CEB shows that by 2020, the U.S. could have 1.4 million open computing jobs.Eóin O Toole, co-founder and managing partner of recruiter Arete Partners, notes that when employers turn up their noses at night school and online certificate programs, they exacerbate the problem.That may mean encouraging people with backgrounds not typical of those in science, technology, engineering and math.Programs aimed at adults are bringing people into STEM careers from seemingly unlikely backgrounds.
It's Borg Bug Day, and this week Cisco's issued patches of interest to users of its Adaptive Security Appliances ASAs .The two newly-announced bugs are CVE-2016-1379, a VPN block memory exhaustion vulnerability; and CVE-2016-1385, a problem with the ASA XML parser.The software has a bug in how it handles ICMP errors in IPsec packets, and crafted packets sent either through LAN-to-LAN or remote access VPN tunnels can deplete available memory .That results in a denial-of-service, either because the system becomes unstable or it stops forwarding traffic.The software is vulnerable if the user's using IKEv1 or IKEv2 for LAN-to-LAN VPNs, or remote access VPNs using Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol and Ipsec; and if the system is validating ICMP errors.The XML parser vulnerability is less serious, because it can only be exploited by an authenticated user.
The system can process 90 million instructions per second at less than 40 watts.That means the system uses less power than Nvidia s competing Drive PX2 computer, which consumes nearly 250 watts, according to CNET s Road Show blog.The system first started shipping in September of last year, and is now widely available to the whole automotive industry.Next level computers like the BlueBox and Nvidia s Drive PX2 provide far more computing power than ADAS processors, so they can process mountains of data from a large number of sensors in real time for instant decision-making.The introduction of this computer is a major step on the road to getting self-driving cars all over the road, which could happen sooner rather than later.John Greenough, senior research analyst for BI Intelligence, has compiled a detailed report on self-driving cars that examines the major strides automakers and tech companies have made to overcome the barriers currently preventing fully autonomous cars from hitting the market.Further, the report examines global survey results showing where fully autonomous cars are highly desired.Here are some key takeaways from the report:Three barriers have been preventing fully autonomous cars from hitting the road: 1 high technological component prices; 2 varying degrees of consumer trust in the technology; and 3 relatively nonexistent regulations.California's regulations stipulate that a fully autonomous car must have a driver behind the wheel at all times, discouraging Google's and Uber's idea of a driverless taxi system.In full, the report:Examines consumer trust in fully autonomous vehiclesIdentifies technological advancements that have been made in the industryAnalyzes the cost of fully autonomous technology and identifies how cost is being reducedExplains the current regulations surrounding fully autonomous carsTo get your copy of this invaluable guide, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.But however you decide to acquire this report, you ve given yourself a powerful advantage in your understanding of the emerging world of self-driving cars.
The upcoming Android N release will allow Android to run natively within cars, letting Google put much deeper hooks into the cars it runs on, the company announced Wednesday at its I/O developer conference.It also means that carmakers can incorporate Android directly into instrument clusters.The concept, on a Maserati Ghibli, is also equipped with a 15-inch 4K display and a 720P digital cluster."As they move away from using proprietary systems for infotainment, a big win for them car manufacturers is going to be that the ecosystem that s part of Android will come with that so they don t have to think about, 'How do I go out and make developers write for this proprietary system?'"Of course, it will still be up to individual car companies to decide whether or not to adopt Android, and they will have a lot of flexibility in deciding exactly how they implement it into their vehicles.Even then, we won't be seeing Android N running natively on anything more than a concept anytime soon.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is also licensing the Nokia name for handsets back to Nokia, which has set up a new company that will make feature phones, Android-based smartphones, and tablets.Now, Microsoft claims it is not giving up the ghost entirely, even though it is  enabling yet another competitor in the smartphone business.There was no bold vision or explanation of where Microsoft plans to go next in terms of mobile platforms and devices.Plus, Alcatel has actually been acquired by Nokia .What s more, the deal is not likely to reassure app developers, handset manufacturers, or consumers that Microsoft is in the smartphone game for the long haul.At this point, walking away is probably the best thing Microsoft can do.During its second quarter earnings report in January, Microsoft reported that it had sold 4.5 million Lumia devices, down from 10.5 million for the same period a year earlier.In the five years since Microsoft first gave us the Windows phone, the news has been bleak:And in the Kantar market share report for the three months ending in February, Windows Mobile was bleeding market share just about everywhere: down from 4.8 percent in 2015 to 2.6 percent in 2016 in the U.S; down from 9.1 percent in 2015 to 5.8 percent in 2016 in Australia; and down 10.1 percent to 5.9 percent in Europe s five biggest countries.Meanwhile, Windows Mobile was stuck at .9 percent in China, practically irrelevant.Microsoft has been focusing on services and applications that run across mobile platforms lately.This is probably its best hope for maintaining a foothold in the mobile platform game going forward.No doubt, it s a bitter moment for a company that once had such a lock on personal computing — thanks to its Windows desktop monopoly.But the mobile wars have long since become Apple s iOS versus Google s Android.Microsoft can only really move on by admitting that hard truth to itself.
In some programs, you would have to make copies of that document to distribute to each folder.In the Drive window that pops up, select My Drive.This will bring up a list of all the folders and files stored in your Drive account.Drive s Details menu can help you keep track of which folders house a particular file.Then click the Details icon—it looks like a circle with an i in the center—in the upper-right of the toolbar.Select the Details tab to see information about the file, including when it was created and last modified and what folders it s currently in.
Indeed, LinkedIn claims on its website to have over 433 million registered members.Attempts to contact the seller failed, but the administrators of LeakedSource, a data leak indexing website, claim to also have a copy of the data set and they believe that the records do originate from the 2012 LinkedIn breach.Only 117m accounts have passwords and we suspect the remaining users registered using FaceBook or some similarity."Hashing is a one-way operation that generates unique, verifiable cryptographic representations of a string that are called hashes.When the 6.5 million LinkedIn password hashes were leaked in 2012, hackers managed to crack over 60 percent of them.LinkedIn users who haven't changed their passwords in a long time, are advised to do so as soon as possible.
In an ideal world, computers would only have one type of data storage, but thanks to the laws of physics and businesses, we have two main types three if you count CPU L caches .Previous PCM implementations only used 1 bit per cell, basically equivalent to storing either 0 or 1 2 values ."Someday" being the operative word here.As no actual commercially available implementation has been launched yet, we can't really speculate on how viable PCM will be as a replacement for both DRAM and flash.As mentioned, it is a topic of interest in the wider computing industry, including other companies.Suffice it to say, whoever is able to come out with a wallet-friendly and reliable solution first could very well end up in the annals of computing history as the pioneers of the new age of computer memory.
Our primary family digital photo library now at 50,000 photos , for example, still lives on our desktop as well as in the cloud , as do our Quicken finances, TurboTax taxes, and other critical files.Throw in innovative new small form factor desktops like Intel s Skull Canyon NUC and you have people who may not have considered desktops giving them a serious second look.That number is expected to eventually fall below half, but in many business environments, a fixed, large computing device is still very much an asset.The most compelling and newest demand for desktop PCs, however, is being driven by virtual reality.They still provide the best experience for a wide variety of consumer and business computing applications, and for that reason, will continue to hold an important place among technology solutions for some time to come.Bob O Donnell is the founder and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research, LLC a technology consulting and market research firm.
Microsoft is finally making it easier to reinstall Windows 7 from scratch with a new Service Pack SP that the company refuses to call a service pack.Windows 7 may not be available to most of us anymore, but there are many reasons to reinstall the operating system on existing Windows 7 PCs, and Microsoft never released a Service Pack after Windows 7 Service Pack 1's release in early 2011.Microsoft recently announced the availability of the Windows 7 SP1 convenience roll-up.In other words, if you don t know about the convenience roll-up you re still in for a world of tedious updates.Monthly rollups for everyoneAdding more roll-up fun for the future, Microsoft plans to create monthly roll-ups of non-security fixes for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 from now on.Microsoft plans to support other browsers with non-ActiveX functionality later this summer.
The vulnerability CVE-2016-4010 is fixed in version 2.0.6 issued overnight.Magento handed the flaw a 9.8 out of 10 severity score explaining that the platform installation code is no longer accessible once the installation process is complete."I recommend all Magento administrators to update their installations to the 2.0.6 patch."The chained attack combines smaller vulnerabilities which Rubin has detailed in full, and relies on REST or SOAP being left enabled from default which is the case in most installations.Much of the fault lies with the sizeable and dynamic API for each Magento module that customers use to run things like shopping carts.Rubin praised Magento for its code overhaul which has seen vast re-writing, code improvements, and a bolstering of security.
Indeed, LinkedIn claims on its website to have over 433 million registered members.LinkedIn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Attempts to contact the seller failed, but the administrators of LeakedSource, a data leak indexing website, claim to also have a copy of the data set and they believe that the records do originate from the 2012 LinkedIn breach.Only 117m accounts have passwords and we suspect the remaining users registered using FaceBook or some similarity.Hashing is a one-way operation that generates unique, verifiable cryptographic representations of a string that are called hashes.When the 6.5 million LinkedIn password hashes were leaked in 2012, hackers managed to crack over 60 percent of them.
Nvidia says its virtual desktop products will start at $2 per user, per monthNvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at the GTC conference on April 5, 2016Nvidia is introducing a new graphics card option for its Grid virtual desktop system, promising to cut the costs of streaming graphics-intensive applications to employees.Customers buy the graphics hardware in Grid servers from partners such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell, Cisco Systems and Nutanix, along with virtualization software such as VMware Horizon, Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop.It can also make workers more mobile, because the streamed apps can be accessed from anywhere and on almost any client, including a tablet.With the new M10 cards, Nvidia wants to branch out into the broader market for office workers, or what it calls knowledge workers."Every marketing person I know uses Photoshop or Illustrator, so these apps are becoming more widely used," he said.That includes the price of the Tesla M10, but it doesn't include the rest of the server hardware.
The goal is a peer-to-peer serverless hosting, storage and serving solution that is DDOS-resistant, fault-tolerant, has zero-downtime, and is censorship-resistant.This gave way to Web 2.0 and a "Faustian bargain" which traded control of content, access and user data for scalable hosting infrastructure which is kept cheap or free by selling on their profile info to third parties for targeted advertising.Swarm lead developer Viktor Trón told IBTimes UK: "It occurred to the founders of Ethereum quite early on that this could be a very good skeleton for a new generation of the web, a vision they termed Web 3.Firstly, as a content distribution system for Dapps; secondly for certain application logic which is not consensus critical which you don't want to be replicated on every node, think the database component of web applications; and thirdly, the blockchain itself could be stored in a decentralised way."And similarly if you had a decentralised Airbnb, then you would have all the accommodation offerings with the photos of everything on Swarm.The solution proposed in the orange paper uses cryptographically verifiable proof of custody combined with erasure coding a method of data protection in which data is broken into fragments, expanded and encoded with redundant data pieces and stored across a set of different locations or storage media .
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Printer Ink Refill KitsIt s crazy to think how reliant we still are on printed documents in the digital age.We recently told readers how to save 90% or even more when buying replacement ink cartridges for your printer, and we received a tremendous amount of positive feedback after running that article.DON T MISS: This hidden iPhone trick just became my new favorite featureAimed at consumers and people with home offices, Brother s new MFC-J985DW and MFC-J985DW XL bring the price of entry to its INKvestment line down under $300 for the first time ever.The former costs just $199 and prints black pages for less than a penny per page, while the latter runs $299 and can print for up to two years before you have to purchase additional ink cartridges.Here are some key details about these two new models: Regardless of brand of ownership, SoHo customers haven t been shy with expressing their feelings about the price of ink and cartridge yields Brother marketing boss Phil Lubell said.The MFC-J985DW and MFC-J985DW XL are both available for purchase beginning immediately from leading retailers including Amazon, and we all know what to do with our old printers…Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
From Marketing Land:Data provider Acxiom opens up its turnkey marketing analytics environmentMay 17, 2016 by Barry LevineCalled Acxiom Marketing Analytics Environment or AMAE, it offers the first full integration of the company s 2014 LiveRamp acquisition.9 reasons you should attend SocialPro in Seattle this JuneMay 17, 2016 by Marketing LandAre you a professional social media marketer focused on driving results for your company or clients?Botnet hijacks search results to siphon Google AdSense for Search revenueMay 17, 2016 by Ginny MarvinThe click-fraud botnet Redirector.Paco has infected nearly 1 million computers worldwide since 2014, according to researchers.Email provider Bluecore, UGC platform Olapic team up to use consumers photos in marketing emailsMay 17, 2016 by Barry LevineThe collaboration points to the growing incorporation of user content into more marketing channels.Google launches their new mobile-friendly testing toolMay 17, 2016 by Barry SchwartzGoogle revamped the mobile-friendly testing tool after its launch back in November 2014.The Biggest Mistakes in Usability Testing, www.uxmatters.comAmazon Wants Alexa to Take Control of Your Smart Home, www.wsj.comConnexity, Inc. Launches Enhanced AudienceView, connexity.comFirst Intentionally-Initiated Out-of-Stream Format Displays Both Direct Response and Engagement Ad Creative, www.vibrantmedia.comLatest Hootsuite App Dynamically Manages Social Between Desktop and Mobile, hootsuite.comMavrck Launches Beta Program for Pinterest Influencer Activation Engine, www.mavrck.coNetLine Advances with Account-Based Marketing Platform Powered by First-Party Intent Data, www.prnewswire.comProgress Announces New Digital Transformation Solutions to Combat Digital Denial, www.businesswire.comFive Questions You Need to Ask Before Purchasing New Technology, www.marketingprofs.com30 Practical Tips for Producing Great Facebook Live Videos, www.problogger.net5 Best Practices to Consider Before You Use Livestreaming Video, blogs.constantcontact.comTwitter is testing a Periscope live-streaming button inside its mobile apps, techcrunch.com
We have had good success with our GPUs in high-performance computing, deep learning in hpc, deep learning, data analytics, remote work stations, said McHugh, a former Cisco executive who joined Nvidia six months ago.The Tesla M10 GPU has high user density when it comes to delivering apps such as Outlook, Office 2016, web browsers, Adobe Photoshop, and the Windows 10 operating system.Delivering business applications in a virtualized way is becoming more challenging because more businesses are using demanding graphics apps these days.The percentage of GPU-accelerated apps has more than doubled in the past five years, with half that growth coming in the first months of 2016 alone, according to a study by Lakeside Software.To provide the best user experience, these applications increasingly use OpenGL and DirectX APIs, as well as graphics technology from the data center.While the need for advanced GPU technology has commonly been associated with the usage of 3D applications, as enterprises make the move to software like Windows 10, Office 365, and other SaaS and web apps, IT departments will increasingly seek the benefits of GPU acceleration to provide everyday business tools to all of their users, said Robert Young, analyst for IT Service Management and Client Virtualization Software at IDC, in a statement.Nvidia is teaming  up with virtualization software companies, such as Citrix and VMware, to deliver a high-end virtualized app that runs as if it were being processed on a user s personal machine.The cost of running such virtual apps or remote desktop sessions is now down to less than $2 a month per user and, for virtual PCs, is less than $6 a month per user.The new Nvidia Grid software is available worldwide today, and the Tesla M10 will be generally available in the fall.Virtualized apps can now be delivered at a subscription price of about $10 per concurrent user, McHugh said, on the Nvidia Grid service.
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