The RetroBeat: River City Girls is a beat-’em-up delight

The RetroBeat: River City Girls is a beat-’em-up delight

I enjoyed my holiday break because it gave me time to play a lot more games than normal. And after spending about 20 hours diving into Dragon Quest VII, a JRPG notorious for its slow pace, I needed something that’s a bit more exciting. So I jumped on my Xbox Series X and started browsing…

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Cumulus Digital Systems raises $8 million to expand data monitoring for industrial facilities

Cumulus Digital Systems raises $8 million to expand data monitoring for industrial facilities

Massachusetts-based SaaS startup Cumulus Digital Systems, whose cloud platform monitors industrial data for quality assurance, will announce an $8 million funding round later today. Cumulus plans to use this money from GEC to advance its platform with additional connected-tool integrations and advanced data analytics for failure prediction. Once the company builds its primary tech stack,…

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Brazil to appoint data protection officers in all federal government bodies

Brazil to appoint data protection officers in all federal government bodies

Brazil is requiring that all central government organizations appoint a data protection officer (DPO), who will be responsible for the appropriate treatment of personal data at each institution. According to the Digital Government Secretariat (SGD) at the Ministry of Economy, the DPO is a key role when it comes to compliance with the General Data…

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AI set to replace humans in cybersecurity by 2030, says Trend Micro

AI set to replace humans in cybersecurity by 2030, says Trend Micro

What do IT leaders believe the future of the profession will be, and what kind of threats will be most pervasive down the line? Dallas, TX-based cloud security firm Trend Micro recently carried out new research which reveals that over two-fifths (41%) of IT leaders believe that AI will replace their role by 2030. Its…

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Linux Mint fixes screensaver bypass discovered by two kids

Linux Mint fixes screensaver bypass discovered by two kids

The Linux Mint project has patched this week a security flaw that could have allowed a threat actor to bypass the OS screensaver and its password and access locked desktops. This particularly nasty security flaw was discovered by two kids playing on their dad’s computer, according to a bug report on GitHub.Also: Best VPNs • Best security keys”A few weeks…

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HP unveils new convertible ProBook laptop for education market

HP unveils new convertible ProBook laptop for education market

HP on Friday announced its latest convertible laptop for education, the ProBook x360 11 G7 EE. Noting the resurgence of the PC, HP said there’s been a 46% increase in device shipments for teachers and students over the past year. What’s more, 66% of teachers expect to continue hybrid learning beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. HP…

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IBM acquires Taos to supplement its cloud expertise as workloads shift

IBM acquires Taos to supplement its cloud expertise as workloads shift

IBM announced that it is acquiring Taos, a provider of managed and professional IT services with a strong focus on public cloud computing platforms. At the same time, Deloitte Consulting shared that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of HashedIn Technologies, a software engineering and product development firm specializing in cloud native technologies. Terms…

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