Facebook cierra Building 8, su laboratorio de proyectos especiales

Facebook cierra Building 8, su laboratorio de proyectos especiales
Hace un año todos descubrimos con sorpresa lo que aparentemente sucedía al interior de Building 8. El laboratorio de Facebook creado para el desarrollo de proyectos especiales. Parece que este lugar sería el punto de origen de todo el futuro de la red social. Pero Mark Zuckerberg y compañía han decidido imponer un cambio de dirección brusco; eliminando el proyecto. Según reportan los colegas de Fast Company, este 14 de diciembre Facebook confirmó que cerró todo lo relativo a Building 8. Como parte de un nuevo proceso de reestructuración interna...

Facebook cierra Building 8, su laboratorio de proyectos especiales
Building 8, el laboratorio de Facebook creado para el desarrollo de proyectos especiales, ha llegado a su fin. La red social tiene algo nuevo en mente.

En tres años, el mercado HSM rebasará los 900 millones de euros

En tres años, el mercado HSM rebasará los 900 millones de euros
Unos 550 millones tendrán que ver con HSM de propósito general y el resto, con HSM para medios de pago. El mercado mundial de HSM o módulos de seguridad de hardware rebasará los 900 millones de euros en ingresos en 2021. Su crecimiento medio será del 10 % y estará impulsado por la digitalización de las compañías. Así lo determina el informe Cifrado e identidad digital como drivers para las organizaciones inteligentes de IDC Research España para Realsec...

En tres años, el mercado HSM rebasará los 900 millones de euros

Google puts $1 billion towards new NYC campus

Google puts $1 billion towards new NYC campus
Google announced today that it's investing more than $1 billion in New York City in order to establish a new campus. The move would create a 1.7 million square-foot campus and, over the next decade, double the number of employees the company has in the city, which currently stands at 7,000. The deal includes lease agreements at 315 and 345 Hudson Street as well as a signed letter of intent at 550 Washington Street, and it follows Google's $2.4 billion purchase of the Manhattan Chelsea Market earlier this year...

Google puts $1 billion towards new NYC campus
The new campus will house Google's Global Business Organization.

New Shamoon Malware Variant Targets Italian Oil and Gas Company

New Shamoon Malware Variant Targets Italian Oil and Gas Company
Shamoon is back… one of the most destructive malware families that caused damage to Saudi Arabia's largest oil producer in 2012 and this time it has targeted energy sector organizations primarily operating in the Middle East...

New Shamoon Malware Variant Targets Italian Oil and Gas Company

US ballistic missile systems have very poor cyber-security

US ballistic missile systems have very poor cyber-security
No data encryption, no antivirus programs, no multifactor authentication mechanisms, and 28-year-old unpatched vulnerabilities are just some of the cyber-security failings described in a security audit of the US' ballistic missile system released on Friday by the US Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG). The report was put together earlier this year, in April, after DOD IG officials inspected five random locations where the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) had placed ballistic missiles part of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS); a DOD program developed to protect US territories by launching ballistic missiles to intercept enemy nuclear rockets...

US ballistic missile systems have very poor cyber-security | ZDNet
DOD report finds no antivirus, no data encryption, no multifactor authentication.

Nurse robot Moxi gets schooled by Texas nurses

Nurse robot Moxi gets schooled by Texas nurses
Healthcare is one of the industries most primed for automation adoption. But can robots perform useful tasks in busy hospital settings?...

Nurse robot Moxi gets schooled by Texas nurses | ZDNet
Healthcare is one of the industries most primed for automation adoption. But can robots perform useful tasks in busy hospital settings?

Fake face fools fones

Fake face fools fones
Forbes has added to the ever-growing pantheon of ways to trick biometrics by printing a 3D head and using it to break into Android phones. We’ve long known how easy it is to spoof static authentication by holding up a 2D picture to a camera, as Google found out after filing a patent to let users unlock their phones by, say, sticking out your tongue or wiggling your eyebrows...

Fake face fools fones
Forbes has added to the ever-growing pantheon of ways to trick biometrics by printing a 3D head and using it to break into Android phones.

Worst passwords list is out, but this time we’re not scolding users

Worst passwords list is out, but this time we’re not scolding users
Oh, those incorrigible password abusers. After all these years of being shamed (if they cared or were paying attention), they’re still using “123456” as a password. This year, according to SplashData’s annual worst password list, that stale cracker came in at No. 1...

Worst passwords list is out, but this time we’re not scolding users
This is on you, makers of sites and services that allow users to create passwords like “password.” You can do better!

El Samsung Galaxy S10 adelantó su lanzamiento y se filtraron nuevos detalles

El Samsung Galaxy S10 adelantó su lanzamiento y se filtraron nuevos detalles
El nuevo buque insignia de la compañía se presentará antes del Congreso Mundial de Móviles y vendría en tres versiones...

El Samsung Galaxy S10 adelantó su lanzamiento y se filtraron nuevos detalles
El nuevo buque insignia de la compañía se presentará antes del Congreso Mundial de Móviles y vendría en tres versiones

Carrera por controlar la ionósfera! China y Rusia hacen nuevos experimentos

Carrera por controlar la ionósfera! China y Rusia hacen nuevos experimentos
China y Rusia han estado probando tecnología en una capa importante de la atmósfera, la ionósfera. Sin embargo, ¿qué significa esto? La ionosfera permite que las señales de radio reboten largas distancias para la comunicación. Por esto, los militares han estado en una carrera para controlar la capa durante década, y hasta hoy sigue vigente...

¡Carrera por controlar la ionósfera! China y Rusia hacen nuevos experimentos
¿Recuerdan al famoso HAARP de Estados Unidos? China y Rusia no se están quedando atrás, aunque existe preocupación por la modificación de la ionósfera.

Nueva vía para los viajes en el tiempo

Nueva vía para los viajes en el tiempo
En teoría es posible que existan bucles temporales abiertos que podrían usarse para viajar en el tiempo. Dos largos coches muy especiales podrían abrir una brecha en la estructura espacio-temporal y permitirnos remontar el presente. Aunque los viajes en el tiempo son matemáticamente posibles, en la práctica resultan irrealizables por las características de la materia, que en principio no resistiría un viaje de esta naturaleza. ..

Nueva vía para los viajes en el tiempo
En teoría es posible que existan bucles temporales abiertos que podrían usarse para viajar en el tiempo. Dos largos coches muy especiales podrían abrir una brecha en la estructura espacio-temporal y permitirnos remontar el presente.

Descifrado el código cerebral que interpreta los sentidos

Descifrado el código cerebral que interpreta los sentidos
Neurocientíficos australianos han conseguido romper el código nervioso que permite al cerebro interpretar la información que recibe de los sentidos: han simulado estímulos nerviosos a los que el cerebro ha reaccionado sin percibir el hackeado. Ahora es posible que una prótesis sienta lo mismo que un miembro amputado...

Descifrado el código cerebral que interpreta los sentidos
Neurocientíficos australianos han conseguido romper el código nervioso que permite al cerebro interpretar la información que recibe de los sentidos: han simulado estímulos nerviosos a los que el cerebro ha reaccionado sin percibir el hackeado. Ahora es posible que una prótesis sienta lo mismo qu...

Google Maps for Android rolling out new sharing menu w/ carousels, speed improvements

Google Maps for Android rolling out new sharing menu w/ carousels, speed improvements
Android’s share sheet is notoriously slow and clunky, with Google promising a redesign that is “much faster.” The backend architecture needs a revamp, but the interface itself contributes to the problem. Google Maps is now rolling out a new sharing menu design that does a great deal to address the problem...

Google Maps for Android rolling out new sharing menu w/ carousels, speed improvements
Android’s share sheet is notoriously slow and clunky, with Google promising a redesign that is “much faster.” The backend architecture needs a revamp, but the interface itself con…

Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro review: Putting OnePlus on notice

Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro review: Putting OnePlus on notice
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is a jack of all trades. It makes a variety of connected gadgets, including TVs, toothbrushes, scooters, and even kettles. Yet, we know it mostly as a smartphone maker, and it’s now the fourth-largest in the world. It’s reached those lofty heights thanks to a simple promise: quality hardware at rock-bottom prices, and its flagship Mi 8 lineup is a prime example of that...

Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro review: Putting OnePlus on notice
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is a jack of all trades. It makes a variety of connected gadgets, including TVs, toothbrushes, scooters, and even kettles. Yet, we know it mostly as a smartphone maker, and it’s now the fourth-largest in the world. It’s reached those lofty heights thanks to a simple

Meeshkan raises €370K for its ‘ChatOps’ bot for training machine learning models

Meeshkan raises €370K for its ‘ChatOps’ bot for training machine learning models
Meeshkan, a Finnish startup that made quite a splash at the recent Slush conference, has quietly raised €370,000 in pre-seed funding to continue developing its “ChatOps” product for machine learning developers...

Meeshkan raises €370K for its ‘ChatOps’ bot for training machine learning models – TechCrunch

Intel Bean Canyon NUC review

Intel Bean Canyon NUC review
Intel’s NUC line of mini computers have been around for years, offering a combination of compact design and decent performance for situations where you might want the power of a full-fledged PC, but you’d prefer if it didn’t take up a lot of space...

Intel Bean Canyon NUC review - Liliputing
Intel’s NUC line of mini computers have been around for years, offering a combination of compact design and decent performance for situations where you might want the power of a full-fledged PC, but you’d prefer if it didn’t take up a lot of space. For the most part, Intel NUC computers feature laptop-class hardware. But …

Huawei Nova 4 Official – Features 48MP Main Sensor With In-Display Camera, No Kirin 980 but Has Other…

Huawei Nova 4 Official – Features 48MP Main Sensor With In-Display Camera, No Kirin 980 but Has Other High-End Specs
The Huawei Nova 4 is the first device from the Chinese giant to feature a punch-hole camera display like the Galaxy A8s. What started with a notch from phone makers to increase the smartphone screen real estate was quickly followed by the teardrop notch and now, we’re greeted with an in-display camera to maximize that screen-to-body ratio. Currently, the technology where the front camera and other components can be completely hidden beneath the display does not exist but we won’t be surprised if the first devices bearing such a design will come up in the next couple of years...

Huawei Nova 4 Official - Features 48MP Main Sensor With In-Display Camera, No Kirin 980 but Has Other High-End Specs
The Huawei Nova 4 is the first handset from the company to feature an in-display camera and its other specifications tag the device as a premium one

Cloud Focused ‘Streaming Xbox’ May Be Powered by Semi-Custom AMD Picasso APU

Cloud Focused ‘Streaming Xbox’ May Be Powered by Semi-Custom AMD Picasso APU
In late July, two different reports from reputable sources (Thurrott and The Verge) suggested that a next-generation ‘streaming Xbox’ is in development at Microsoft. This would be a low-powered device designed specifically to be used in conjunction with the cloud gaming platform that we now know to be Project xCloud. Allegedly, it would be in addition to another more powerful Xbox console geared to run games locally, per tradition...

Cloud Focused 'Streaming Xbox' May Be Powered by Semi-Custom AMD Picasso APU
According to a leak, the rumored streaming Xbox meant to run games via Project xCloud may be powered by a semi-custom AMD Picasso APU.

Azure vs. AWS for startups: Microsoft’s top marketing exec explains its strategy in the cloud

Azure vs. AWS for startups: Microsoft’s top marketing exec explains its strategy in the cloud
Startups were key to the early success of Amazon Web Services and most still favor the platform for cloud infrastructure. Microsoft thinks it has a strategy to win them over...

Azure vs. AWS for startups: Microsoft’s top marketing exec explains its strategy in the cloud
Microsoft’s efforts to compete with Amazon for startups is based on a simple playbook: play nice with the competition and give lots of freebies.

Intel Unfolds Roadmaps For Future CPUs And GPUs

Intel Unfolds Roadmaps For Future CPUs And GPUs
It would not have been an Architecture Day, as it was earlier this week at the former estate of Intel co-founder Robert Noyce, if the chip giant did not unfold a few pages in the roadmaps for its future CPUs and GPUs. The details are a little sparse, as they often are, on roadmaps that are revealed to the public. But the actual product roadmaps, which insiders and key customers and ODMs and OEMs see are several inches thick when they are printed out, as Raja Koduri, senior vice president of the Core and Visual Computing Group, general manager of edge computing solutions, and chief architect at Intel, explained in his keynote at the Architecture Day event. That stack of data does not count the substantial number of revisions that this broad portfolio of compute, networking, and storage products undergoes as they make their way to market or, as has happened often in the past couple of years, don’t...

Intel Unfolds Roadmaps For Future CPUs And GPUs
It would not have been an Architecture Day, as it was earlier this week at the former estate of Intel co-founder Robert Noyce, if the chip giant did not

Thousands of Jenkins servers will let anonymous users become admins

Thousands of Jenkins servers will let anonymous users become admins
Two vulnerabilities discovered and patched over the summer expose Jenkins servers to mass exploitation. Thousands, if not more, Jenkins servers are vulnerable to data theft, takeover, and cryptocurrency mining attacks. This is because hackers can exploit two vulnerabilities to gain admin rights or log in using invalid credentials on these servers...

Thousands of Jenkins servers will let anonymous users become admins | ZDNet
Two vulnerabilities discovered and patched over the summer expose Jenkins servers to mass exploitation.

Google to invest $1 billion in new campus in New York City

Google to invest $1 billion in new campus in New York City
Google will invest $1 billion in a new campus in New York City, the company announced on Monday. Google will have capacity to more than double its headcount in New York over the next 10 years, CFO Ruth Porat said in a blog post. Apple announced last week it will build a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas while Amazon chose Long Island City last month as the location for one of its new headquarters...

Google to invest $1 billion in new campus in New York City
Google will invest $1 billion in a new campus in New York City, the company announced on Monday.

Could Life on Mars Be Lurking Deep Underground?

Could Life on Mars Be Lurking Deep Underground?
To find life on Mars, scientists may need to give up surface exploration and "go deep." Typically, Mars missions searching for signs of life target the planet's surface, at sites where there are signs of ancient water (a reliable indicator of where life is found on Earth). But while no life has turned up yet on Mars' surface, there may be an abundance of microbial Martians congregating underground, according to research presented Dec. 11 here at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)...

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