iOS 14.1 makes 5G only a little less confusing than Android 11

iOS 14.1 makes 5G only a little less confusing than Android 11

It’s easy to describe early 5G networks right now as messy: under-built, inconsistently performant, and quite likely to confuse potential users. All of the major carriers now portray 5G as a journey, not a destination, and since customers won’t necessarily find 5G signals wherever they go, initial attempts to squeeze them for extra monthly 5G…

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DARPA awards Xerox’s PARC another Oceans of Things contract

DARPA awards Xerox’s PARC another Oceans of Things contract

Courtesy of Xerox Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to PARC, a unit of Xerox, to further develop the Ocean of Things project. Ocean of Things was outlined by DARPA in 2017 and the rough idea revolved around deploying small drifters in the Southern California Bight and Gulf of Mexico to…

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Apple notarizes six malicious apps posing as Flash installers

Apple notarizes six malicious apps posing as Flash installers

Image: Maria Teneva Malware authors have managed to pass malicious apps through the Apple app notarization process for the second time this year and the second time in the past six weeks. App notarization is a recent security protection formally introduced by Apple earlier this year. It is a process that requires Mac app developers to…

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The best iPad: Which iPad model should you buy?

The best iPad: Which iPad model should you buy?

Apple’s iPad lineup is arguably something that’s unmatched by any other platform or device maker. The tablets all consistently turn out top performance and have 10 hours of battery life, clear and crisp displays, and access to thousands of apps in the App Store.  And with Apple’s announcement of iPadOS last year , followed by…

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Military takes over Brazil’s National Data Protection Authority

Military takes over Brazil’s National Data Protection Authority

Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations in Brazil, the board members of the body responsible for enforcing the rules have been appointed – and most of them are members of the military. The first president of the the National Data Protection Authority (ANPD, in the Portuguese acronym) is Waldemar Gonçalves, a retired…

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AI security: This project aims to spot attacks against critical systems before they happen

AI security: This project aims to spot attacks against critical systems before they happen

Microsoft and non-profit research organization MITRE have joined forces to accelerate the development of cyber-security’s next chapter: to protect applications that are based on machine learning and are at risk of new adversarial threats.  The two organizations, in collaboration with academic institutions and other big tech players such as IBM and Nvidia, have released a…

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COVID and mental health: What employers and HR need to know (VB Live)

COVID and mental health: What employers and HR need to know (VB Live)

Sponsored by TriNet The pandemic may dramatically affect your employees’ mental health and productivity — and, in turn, that may impact the health of your company. Join this VB Live event to learn about the internal strategies HR can use to support and rally employees in a difficult time. Register here for free. We’re eight…

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Uber and Lyft lose appeal in case classifying California drivers as employees

Uber and Lyft lose appeal in case classifying California drivers as employees

(Reuters) — A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously ruled against ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, saying they must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees. While the ruling does not take effect before a November 3 company-sponsored ballot measure that will give voters the chance to decide on the future status of gig…

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Intel CEO expresses optimism even as stock falls after Q3 earnings

Intel CEO expresses optimism even as stock falls after Q3 earnings

Intel’s stock price fell 9.5% today after it reported earnings and revenues that matched expectations. Investors may have been spooked by weakness in the datacenter business, but in a conference call with analysts, CEO Bob Swan expressed optimism about the future. In the call, Swan acknowledged that 2020 has been “the most challenging year in…

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Intel revenues drop 4% to $18.3 billion for Q3 2020 as competition heats up

Intel revenues drop 4% to $18.3 billion for Q3 2020 as competition heats up

Intel reported earnings that matched Wall Street’s expectations during a tumultuous quarter for the world economy. For the third quarter ended September 30, the big PC chipmaker posted non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $1.11 a share on revenue of $18.3 billion, compared with non-GAAP EPS of $1.42 a share on revenue of $19.2 billion…

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