Archivo mensual: septiembre 2016

Google Cloud aims to get customer service, integration down

Google Cloud aims to get customer service, integration down
Google has combined its various cloud services under the Google Cloud brand, but moves to partner with integrators and embed engineers with customers are more noteworthy…

Google Cloud aims to get customer service, integration down | ZDNet
Google has combined its various cloud services under the Google Cloud brand, but moves to partner with integrators and embed engineers with customers are more noteworthy.

Backups aren’t just for smoking crater scenarios

Backups aren’t just for smoking crater scenarios
Every company I had worked for in the past was another piece in my continuing education. Along the way there have been some lessons that were recurring. One of the main ones was around backups. Time and again I would encounter the most curious backup…um, strategies. At one company in particular I made the mistake of asking what we were doing for backups on the core production systems. I was met with confused looks and the response that any server could be rebuilt by reinstalling the operating system. I asked about the database and was met with a glazed over look…

Backups aren’t just for smoking crater scenarios | CSO Online

5 security bolstering strategies that won’t break the bank

5 security bolstering strategies that won’t break the bank
Some are quick, cheap and often free! Others require a little more time and critical thinking. Read on for five ways to plump your security program without going broke…

5 security bolstering strategies that won’t break the bank | CSO Online
Some are quick, cheap and often free! Others require a little more time and critical thinking. Read on for five ways to plump your security program without going broke

Goodbye, Rosetta! Spacecraft Crash-Lands on Comet in Epic Mission Finale

Goodbye, Rosetta! Spacecraft Crash-Lands on Comet in Epic Mission Finale
For the last two years, the Rosetta spacecraft has danced around a comet. Today, it finally made contact with the icy body — and sent its last signal…

Goodbye, Rosetta! Spacecraft Crash-Lands on Comet in Epic Mission Finale
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission came to an end today (Sept. 30) as the spacecraft touched down on the surface of Comet 67P.

Why the UN is launching a space mission

Why the UN is launching a space mission
The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, in partnership with the Sierra Nevada Corporation, will launch a mission that provides developing countries with the opportunity to launch an experimental payload into low-Earth orbit [ Por supuesto apoyando, mas que nada, a Sierra Nevada Corporation ]…

Why the UN is launching a space mission
The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, in partnership with the Sierra Nevada Corporation, will launch a mission that provides developing countries with the opportunity to launch an experimental payload into low-Earth orbit.

Ancient reptile fossils claw for more attention

Ancient reptile fossils claw for more attention
Newly recovered fossils confirm that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon and an anteater, was a small reptile with a fearsome finger. The second digit of its forelimb sported a massive claw. Scientists analyzed 212-million-year-old Drepanosaurus arm fossils that were discovered at the Hayden Quarry in Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. The researchers describe their findings in a paper in the Sept. 29 edition of the journal Current Biology…

Ancient reptile fossils claw for more attention
Newly recovered fossils confirm that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon and an anteater, was a small reptile with a fearsome finger. The second digit of its forelimb sported a massive claw.

Is Elon Musk’s Crazy Mars Plan Even Legal? [ Es menos legal que intentar crear un país en la Antártida…

Is Elon Musk’s Crazy Mars Plan Even Legal? [ Es menos legal que intentar crear un país en la Antártida, y eso no es legal ]
Earlier this week, Elon Musk revealed his plan to make humanity a multi-planetary species by building an express train to Mars. There are a lot of open questions about how this will work, technically speaking, and who will pay for it. But there’s another fundamental issue that must be addressed before anybody can reserve a seat on the first spaceship out: Is going to Mars even legal? I posed that question to Joanne Gabrynowicz, director of the International Institute of Space Law. The short answer is there’s no legal framework governing most of what Musk outlined in his vision. Right now, the billionaire does not have permission to send a single robotic probe to Mars, much less thousands of Earth citizens…

Is Elon Musk’s Crazy Mars Plan Even Legal?
Earlier this week, Elon Musk revealed his plan to make humanity a multi-planetary species by building an express train to Mars. There are a lot of open questions about how this will work, technically speaking, and who will pay for it. But there’s another fundamental issue that must be addressed before anybody can reserve a seat on the first spaceship out: Is going to Mars even legal?

Going to Mars is (relatively) easy; coming back is where it gets tricky (The challenges of setting up…

Going to Mars is (relatively) easy; coming back is where it gets tricky (The challenges of setting up a fuel production plant on the Red Planet.)
Elon Musk is proposing a ton of audacious things to get to Mars before the 2020s are over. But perhaps the most striking feature of his plan is the simplest. He’s not just sending people to Mars; he’s planning on bringing them back. At this point, every journey to Mars has been a one-way trip. NASA is only just now planning a rover for a 2020 launch that will gather samples for return to Earth—how we’re going to get the small collection of samples back hasn’t yet been specified. By contrast, Musk intends to return everything: the people, the ship, and presumably any souvenirs that clear customs. That intention is going to require radically rethinking the approach…

Going to Mars is (relatively) easy; coming back is where it gets tricky
The challenges of setting up a fuel production plant on the Red Planet.

Raspberry Pi’s most popular operating system gets a visual overhaul

Raspberry Pi’s most popular operating system gets a visual overhaul
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched an updated version of Raspbian, a popular open-source operating system for the foundation’s various single-board computers. Raspbian isn’t developed or affiliated with the Raspberry Pi team although it does serve as one of two operating systems the foundation officially supports (the other is Noobs, which stands for New Out Of the Box Software)…

Raspberry Pi’s most popular operating system gets a visual overhaul
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched an updated version of Raspbian, a popular open-source operating system for the foundation’s various single-board computers.

Y2K 2.0: Is the US government set to “give away the Internet” Saturday? No. In fact, the US will still…

Y2K 2.0: Is the US government set to “give away the Internet” Saturday? No. In fact, the US will still control a large swath of the ‘Net.
Remember the projected Y2K bug disaster? The world’s computers would supposedly go haywire as the clock ticked to January 1, 2000, thus destroying the world and ensuing widespread panic. Didn’t happen. Fast forward to today, however, and another doomsday scenario is afoot (albeit with much less fanfare). If many politicians are to be believed, an Internet disaster is set to commence this Saturday. That’s when a tiny branch of the US Commerce Department officially hands over its oversight of the Internet’s “address book” or root zone—the highest level of the domain naming system (DNS) structure—to a nonprofit, a Los Angeles-based body called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)…

Y2K 2.0: Is the US government set to “give away the Internet” Saturday?
No. In fact, the US will still control a large swath of the ‘Net.

Could Cortana 2.0 be a chatbot? Microsoft’s new AI chief hasn’t ruled it out

Could Cortana 2.0 be a chatbot? Microsoft’s new AI chief hasn’t ruled it out
Cortana has a new boss, and he has a problem: If Google’s turning its Google Now digital assistant into a chatbot, should Microsoft do the same with Cortana? So far, the answer is a definite maybe…

Could Cortana 2.0 be a chatbot? Microsoft’s new AI chief hasn’t ruled it out
As Microsoft considers bringing its successful Chinese chatbot to the United States, Cortana’s new chief says that there will be more than one kind of intelligent agent in Microsoft’s future.

You can now hitch a ride with Google’s ridesharing service

You can now hitch a ride with Google’s ridesharing service
Your commute could be in for a change, as Google expands its sort-of-competitor to Uber and Lyft, Waze Carpool. The search giant has released a Waze Rider app, which taps Waze’s traffic navigation system so commuters can share rides to and from work. The service is successfully out of beta and live for residents in San Francisco’s Bay Area, according to The Wall Street Journal…

You can now hitch a ride with Google’s ridesharing service
If you live in San Francisco, that is

Alexa, Talk Some Sense, Will You?

Alexa, Talk Some Sense, Will You?
Amazon is offering $2.5 million to fund research aimed at enabling its personal assistant software to hold a 20-minute conversation. Amazon’s voice-controlled computer, Alexa, can be surprisingly useful for simple tasks like checking the weather or listening to a song. But it’s hardly a great conversationalist. A new $2.5 million prize announced by the e-commerce giant Thursday is meant to help make Alexa a bit chattier. Winning the prize, however, will require a pretty significant leap in machine understanding of language…

Alexa, talk some sense, will you?
Amazon is offering $2.5 million to fund research aimed at enabling its personal assistant software to hold a 20-minute conversation.

Cisco soluciona vulnerabilidades en IOS e IOS-XE

Cisco soluciona vulnerabilidades en IOS e IOS-XE
Cisco ha publicado su paquete bianual de alertas de seguridad para el software Cisco IOS e IOS XE. En esta ocasión la firma distribuye 10 avisos que solucionan un total de 11 vulnerabilidades, todas de gravedad alta, en sus routers y switches…

Cisco soluciona vulnerabilidades en IOS e IOS-XE
Cisco ha publicado su paquete bianual de alertas de seguridad para el software Cisco IOS e IOS XE. En esta ocasión la firma distribuye 10 …

New Community Version of PostgreSQL 9.6 Boosts Performance with Parallel Query and Vertical and Horizontal…

New Community Version of PostgreSQL 9.6 Boosts Performance with Parallel Query and Vertical and Horizontal Scalability Features
EnterpriseDB® (EDB™), the leading enterprise Postgres database company, congratulates the PostgreSQL Global Development Group for the newly released PostgreSQL 9.6. The new 9.6 version features parallel processing capabilities and expands scale up and scale out capacity to support more complex workloads and data infrastructures distributed across multiple or remote data sources. “Members of EDB’s staff worked as part of the PostgreSQL Community to develop performance advances for PostgreSQL 9.6 that will extract greater efficiency from today’s hardware for larger and more complex workloads,” said Marc Linster, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Product Development. “Based on contributions from EDB and the community at large, PostgreSQL 9.6 will benefit EDB customers that require parallel processing.”…

New Community Version of PostgreSQL 9.6 Boosts Performance with Parallel Query and Vertical and Horizontal Scalability Features | EnterpriseDB
BEDFORD, Mass. – September 29, 2016 – EnterpriseDB® (EDB™), the leading enterprise Postgres database company, congratulates the PostgreSQL Global Development Group for the newly released PostgreSQL 9.6.

Robot that can supervise children could ‘reap havoc on society’ – expert (VIDEO) A child-sized rob…

Robot that can supervise children could ‘reap havoc on society’ – expert (VIDEO)
A child-sized robot, designed to be a companion or short-term minder for children, is being tested in China but concerns have already been raised over the social impact of such “relations”. The 3ft tall iPal has moving arms, working fingers and a touchscreen tablet on its chest. It can sing, dance, and even play rock-paper-scissors. It’s available in two colors – yes, you guessed it, pink and blue. The robot is powered by 19 sensors and 25 motion controllers across eight circuit boards. This enables it to “talk” to children and provide a video link for parents to monitor their child…

Robot that can supervise children could ‘reap havoc on society’ – expert (VIDEO)

A child-sized robot, designed to be a companion or short-term minder for children, is being tested in China but concerns have already been raised over the social impact of such “relations”.

1 in 10 children carry immunity to AIDS – study One in ten children possess a rare “monkey-like” g…

1 in 10 children carry immunity to AIDS – study
One in ten children possess a rare “monkey-like” genetic system that makes them immune to developing AIDS, a new study has revealed. The study published in Science Translational Medicine found that 60 percent of HIV infected children who go untreated will die within two and a half years, but monkeys infected with the HIV equivalent, “simian immunodeficiency virus” (SIV), will live…

1 in 10 children carry immunity to AIDS – study

One in ten children possess a rare “monkey-like” genetic system that makes them immune to developing AIDS, a new study has revealed.

Pandora, el enorme cúmulo que deforma el espacio-tiempo Esta formación tiene una gravedad tan inte…

Pandora, el enorme cúmulo que deforma el espacio-tiempo
Esta formación tiene una gravedad tan intensa que provoca el efecto de «lente gravitacional», en el cual el espacio-tiempo se curva y los rayos de luz distorsionan el fondo como si hubiera una lente delante de la imagen…

Pandora, el enorme cúmulo que deforma el espacio-tiempo

Esta formación tiene una gravedad tan intensa que provoca el efecto de «lente gravitacional», en el cual el espacio-tiempo se curva y los rayos de luz distorsionan el fondo como si hubiera una lente delante de la imagen

[ El miedo no es zonzo ] Un experto en inteligencia alienígena critica el miedo de Stephen Hawking…

[ El miedo no es zonzo ] Un experto en inteligencia alienígena critica el miedo de Stephen Hawking a los extraterrestres
Según ha escrito el astrónomo Seth Shostak, investigador del SETI, en un artículo publicado en «The Guardian», ya es «demasiado tarde» para tener miedo de enviar mensajes a civilizaciones alienígenas…

Un experto en inteligencia alienígena critica el miedo de Stephen Hawking a los extraterrestres

Según ha escrito el astrónomo Seth Shostak, investigador del SETI, en un artículo publicado en «The Guardian», ya es «demasiado tarde» para tener miedo de enviar mensajes a civilizaciones alienígenas

Un estudio liga el consumo de antiinflamatorios como el ibuprofeno con fallos cardíacos Estudio he…

Un estudio liga el consumo de antiinflamatorios como el ibuprofeno con fallos cardíacos
Estudio hecho con datos de 10 millones de personas. Quienes los consumen tienen un riesgo un 19 % mayor de ser ingresados en un hospital. Otras investigaciones ya habían establecido un vínculo entre la medicación y ritmos cardíacos anormales…

Un estudio liga el consumo de antiinflamatorios como el ibuprofeno con fallos cardíacos – 20minutos.es

Estudio hecho con datos de 10 millones de personas. Quienes los consumen tienen un riesgo un 19 % mayor de ser ingresados en un hospital. Otras investigaciones ya habían establecido un vínculo entre la medicación y ritmos cardíacos anormales.

La sonda ‘Rosetta’ concluye mañana su misión estrellándose en el cometa Érase una vez una nave esp…

La sonda ‘Rosetta’ concluye mañana su misión estrellándose en el cometa
Érase una vez una nave espacial llamada Rosetta, que viajó hasta un lejano cometa para acompañarle durante su travesía hacia el Sol. En la sonda iba un pasajero, un robot denominado Philae que, en mitad de su aventura, saltó de la nave para aterrizar en la superficie de 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Era la primera vez que los humanos lograban algo así. Este cuento galáctico concluirá el viernes, 30 de septiembre, cuando Rosetta se estrelle de forma programada contra el suelo del cometa, una maniobra que pondrá fin a una de las aventuras científicas más extraordinarias de la historia espacial…

La sonda ‘Rosetta’ concluye mañana su misión estrellándose en el cometa

Érase una vez una nave espacial llamada Rosetta, que viajó hasta un lejano cometa para acompañarle durante su travesía hacia el Sol. En la sonda iba un pasajero, un robot denominad

Project Hanover: ¿es el ‘big data’ la esperanza contra el cáncer? La lucha contra el cáncer cuenta…

Project Hanover: ¿es el ‘big data’ la esperanza contra el cáncer?
La lucha contra el cáncer cuenta ya con un poderoso aliado: el big data. El manejo masivo de la información puede ser determinante para que los especialistas sepan exactamente ante qué tipo de cáncer se están enfrentando y, en consecuencia, aplicar el tratamiento más eficaz y adecuando en el menor tiempo posible. En este sentido, esta enfermedad que tantas vidas se cobra, puede estar a punto de enfrentarse a un enemigo hasta ahora inesperado: la Inteligencia Artificial combinada con cantidades ingentes de datos. Microsoft acaba de presentar en este sentido su ambicioso Project Hanover, con el que va a trabajar para ayudar a acabar con el cáncer…

Un coche supersónico pretende alzanzar los 1.600 km/h El vehículo se estrenará en un desierto de Á…

Un coche supersónico pretende alzanzar los 1.600 km/h
El vehículo se estrenará en un desierto de África en junio de 2017. Una empresa británica quiere romper la barrera del sonido por tierra con su nuevo coche Bloodhound. Este vehículo está preparado para superar los 1.600 kilómetros por hora. Una marca que, de ser alcanzada cuando se estrene el coche en junio de 2017, pulverizaría el actual récord del mundo, que es de 1.230 km/h. El motor tiene 135.000 caballos de potencia. Es una mezcla entre un motor de Fórmula 1 y el reactor de un caza, como lo ha definido el piloto que se encargará de dirigir el Bloodhound, Andy Green. El proyecto se ha podido relanzar gracias a la inversión china, puesto que la falta de dinero causó constantes retrasos…

Es posible que existan géiseres en una luna de Júpiter Europa, la congelada y misteriosa luna de J…

Es posible que existan géiseres en una luna de Júpiter
Europa, la congelada y misteriosa luna de Júpiter, continúa capturando la imaginación de miles de personas en el globo. Por años se ha especulado sobre la presencia de un océano bajo sus capas de hielo que podría albergar vida. Ahora, según nuevos descubrimientos de la NASA, podríamos estar un paso más cerca de descubrir sus misterios pues investigaciones indican que habrían géiseres en la superficie del planeta…

Es posible que existan géiseres en una luna de Júpiter – FayerWayer

Europa continúa sorprendiendo y posiblemente sea hogar de vida dentro de nuestro sistema solar

Nmap 7.30 Security Scanner Adds 12 New IPv6 OS Fingerprints, 7 NSE Scripts The Nmap developers pro…

Nmap 7.30 Security Scanner Adds 12 New IPv6 OS Fingerprints, 7 NSE Scripts
The Nmap developers proudly announced the release of Nmap 7.30, the latest stable version of the free, open source and cross-platform security scanner and network mapper software. As expected, Nmap 7.30 is a major release that adds numerous new features and improvements, among which we can mention twelve new IPv6 OS fingerprints and seven NSE (Nmap Scripting Engine) scripts that have been submitted by various developers. There are now a total of 541 NSE scripts included in Nmap…

Nmap 7.30 Security Scanner Adds 12 New IPv6 OS Fingerprints, 7 NSE Scripts

Available now for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

Ubuntu’s new take on Kubernetes Canonical has looked into its cloud and container crystal ball — …

Ubuntu’s new take on Kubernetes
Canonical has looked into its cloud and container crystal ball — and they see Kubernetes. The open-source, cloud/container DevOps tool Kubernetes has just launched a major new release: Kubernetes 1.4. At the same time, Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, is embracing Kubernetes with its own Enterprise Kubernetes take…

​Ubuntu’s new take on Kubernetes | ZDNet

Canonical has looked into its cloud and container crystal ball — and they see Kubernetes.

Cisco Sinkholes GozNym Banking Trojan Botnet The Cisco Talos team has announced today that they’ve…

Cisco Sinkholes GozNym Banking Trojan Botnet
The Cisco Talos team has announced today that they’ve successfully managed to sinkhole one of GozNym’s botnets and are in the process of doing the same to three others. Researchers say they were able to divert traffic from the GozNym botnet after they managed to crack the domain name generation algorithm (DGA) used by the banking trojan to communicate with its ever-changing C&C master servers. All banking trojans today, and other types of top-shelf malware, use DGAs to allow infected hosts to communicate with C&C servers that change on a daily basis…

Cisco Sinkholes GozNym Banking Trojan Botnet

GozNym botnet included over 23,000 infected victims

LibreOffice Office Suite Celebrates 6 Years of Activity with LibreOffice 5.2.2 The LibreOffice pro…

LibreOffice Office Suite Celebrates 6 Years of Activity with LibreOffice 5.2.2
The LibreOffice project celebrated its 6th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than by pushing a new update for the popular open source and cross-platform office suite used by millions of computer users worldwide. Therefore, we would like to inform our readers about the general availability of LibreOffice 5.2.2, which comes just three weeks after the release of LibreOffice 5.2.1…

LibreOffice Office Suite Celebrates 6 Years of Activity with LibreOffice 5.2.2

Now available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows