Archivo mensual: enero 2018

Firefox security: Mozilla issues fix for critical HTML hijack flaw

Firefox security: Mozilla issues fix for critical HTML hijack flaw
Exploit could allow hackers to run code thanks to “insufficient sanitization” of HTML fragments…

Firefox security: Mozilla issues fix for critical HTML hijack flaw | ZDNet
Exploit could allow hackers to run code thanks to “insufficient sanitization” of HTML fragments.

Cisco Patches Critical VPN Vulnerability

Cisco Patches Critical VPN VulnerabilityCisco Systems released a patch Monday to fix a critical security vulnerability in its Secure Sockets Layer VPN solution called Adaptive Security Appliance. The vulnerability, according to a Cisco Security Advisor…

High-severity vulnerability in Lenovo laptops let hackers access passwords – Affected users should patch…

High-severity vulnerability in Lenovo laptops let hackers access passwords – Affected users should patch ASAP
Lenovo has fixed a high-severity vulnerability in a wide range of laptop models that allowed hackers with physical access to log in and then obtain users’ Windows login credentials and other sensitive data…

High-severity vulnerability in Lenovo laptops let hackers access passwords
Affected users should patch ASAP.

The studios that could help Microsoft solve its exclusive game problem – Even with its pot of cash, …

The studios that could help Microsoft solve its exclusive game problem – Even with its pot of cash, options are limited
Yesterday, we ran an analysis piece on Microsoft’s exclusives problem on Xbox One, laying out the reasons why a big acquisition makes sense for the company. We mentioned some of the rumors doing the rounds, including Electronic Arts, Valve and PUBG Corp. Today, we’ll address those rumors individually and hear from leading analysts, while also investigating other companies that might help Microsoft games chief Phil Spencer address his console platform’s shortfall against rival Sony…

The studios that could help Microsoft solve its exclusive game problem
Even with its pot of cash, options are limited

Listen to Asus describe why making a router with a hole in it was a bad idea

Listen to Asus describe why making a router with a hole in it was a bad idea
When I saw Asus’ Blue Cave router, which was announced last May and is now going on sale, I assumed the unique carved-out shape must enable some innovative new way of amplifying Wi-Fi signals to better blanket a home. But it turns out, it’s not for that at all. It’s just a hole in a square designed to look cool. And while I’m glad Asus went out on a limb and made a weird looking router, even Asus seems to acknowledge that it was a lot of work for nothing…

Listen to Asus describe why making a router with a hole in it was a bad idea
It’s not a Wi-Fi fan, like I’d hoped

Applying machine learning to the universe’s mysteries

Applying machine learning to the universe’s mysteries
Computers can beat chess champions, simulate star explosions, and forecast global climate. We are even teaching them to be infallible problem-solvers and fast learners. And now, physicists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and their collaborators have demonstrated that computers are ready to tackle the universe’s greatest mysteries. The team fed thousands of images from simulated high-energy particle collisions to train computer networks to identify important features…

Applying machine learning to the universe’s mysteries
Computers can beat chess champions, simulate star explosions, and forecast global climate. We are even teaching them to be infallible problem-solvers and fast learners.

Apple Prepping New Coprocessors, Macs, iPad for Later This Year

Apple Prepping New Coprocessors, Macs, iPad for Later This Year
Apple’s CPU design chops and its willingness to tackle custom silicon work have created an odd situation in computing — one in which the coprocessors the company designs into its products are now treated as major announcements in and of themselves. It’s a baffling, Apple-specific treatment of coprocessors that likely leaves the company’s competitors in fits. But it’s also a handy way of keeping tabs on what the company is rolling out, and what platforms are slated for updates in 2018…

Apple Prepping New Coprocessors, Macs, iPad for Later This Year – ExtremeTech
Apple is already hard at work on a new set of chips and hardware for this year, but Meltdown and Spectre could have ramifications well beyond Intel.

Oracle Places Huge Bets On AI And Machine Learning To Overtake Salesforce In SaaS

Oracle Places Huge Bets On AI And Machine Learning To Overtake Salesforce In SaaS
Oracle’s betting on its vast software-engineering resources to become the #1 player in SaaS via its next-generation “adaptive intelligence” apps. Already offering the largest lineup of modern SaaS applications on the market, Oracle is infusing its entire lineup of SaaS apps with machine learning and artificial intelligence to help customers become high-speed data-driven digital enterprises…

Oracle Places Huge Bets On AI And Machine Learning To Overtake Salesforce In SaaS
While Oracle plays on all three layers of the cloud, its SaaS business generates almost 75% of the company’s cloud revenue, and Oracle is looking to turbocharge its extensive roster of SaaS apps with “Adaptive Intelligence” powered by AI and machine learning to overtake Salesforce as #1 in SaaS.

The Server CPU Wars Heat Up In 2018

The Server CPU Wars Heat Up In 2018We are nearly a month into 2018 and my head is still reeling from 2017. It was an active year in the server ecosystem, to say the least. Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell, EMC, Lenovo , Cisco and Supermicro all launche…

Samsung Elec unveils stock split, record profit as chips sizzle

Samsung Elec unveils stock split, record profit as chips sizzle
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced on Wednesday its first stock split and said it expects demand for semiconductors to remain strong in 2018, as it posted record annual profit driven by a so-called memory chip “super-cycle.”…

Samsung Elec unveils stock split, record profit as chips sizzle
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced on Wednesday its first stock split and said it expects demand for semiconductors to remain strong in 2018, as it posted record annual profit driven by a so-called memory chip “super-cycle.”

Amazon Health-Care Move May Be Next ‘Home Run’ Like Cloud Services

Amazon Health-Care Move May Be Next ‘Home Run’ Like Cloud Services
Amazon.com Inc.’s foray into health care won’t be the first time it has disrupted an entire industry by starting with an effort inside the company. Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos is teaming up with fellow billionaires Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon to revamp health care for the 2.4 million workers and dependents of the companies they run. The move fostered widespread speculation the trio will eventually make their approach to medical care available to companies far and wide. Online retailer has history of starting small, building fast. Innovation and efficiency drove disruption in retail, IT…

Amazon Health-Care Move May Be Next ‘Home Run’ Like Cloud Services
Amazon.com Inc.’s foray into health care won’t be the first time it has disrupted an entire industry by starting with an effort inside the company.

AMD will Spectre-proof the Zen 2 architecture, and 4 other nuggets from its earnings call

AMD will Spectre-proof the Zen 2 architecture, and 4 other nuggets from its earnings call
One piece of good news is obvious: AMD’s making money again, contributing to the long-term health of Intel’s chief rival…

AMD will Spectre-proof the Zen 2 architecture, and 4 other nuggets from its earnings call
AMD’s earnings call revealed plans to bake a Spectre fix into its Zen 2 architecture and other interesting nuggets for end users, along with strong profits and revenue for the fourth quarter.

AMD to Ramp up GPU Production, But RAM a Limiting Factor

AMD to Ramp up GPU Production, But RAM a Limiting Factor
One of the more tricky issues revolving around the GPU shortages of the past several months has been the matter of how to address the problem on the GPU supply side of matters. While the crux of the problem has been a massive shift in demand driven by a spike in cryptocurrency prices, demand has also not tapered off like many of us would have hoped. And while I hesitate to define the current situation as the new normal, if demand isn’t going to wane then bringing video card prices back down to reasonable levels is going to require a supply-side solution…

AMD to Ramp up GPU Production, But RAM a Limiting Factor

Killer Impression: Orca Mimics ‘Hello’ and ‘Bye-Bye’

Killer Impression: Orca Mimics ‘Hello’ and ‘Bye-Bye’
Say what? Orcas can mimic human speech — a few words of it, anyway. Researchers recently found that a female killer whale could copy the phrases “hello,” “bye-bye,” “Amy,” and “one, two, three.” The orca could also imitate a wolf’s howl, an elephant’s trumpeting, and the sounds of a creaking door and a “raspberry.” And she reproduced the new sounds quickly, some within the first attempt…

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Hackers behind ‘biggest in history’ $530mn crypto heist attempt to sell stolen coins The hackers b…

Hackers behind ‘biggest in history’ $530mn crypto heist attempt to sell stolen coins
The hackers behind a $530 million cryptocurrency heist, described as the biggest in history, have attempted to sell some of the 500 stolen NEM tokens…

Hackers behind ‘biggest in history’ $530mn crypto heist attempt to sell stolen coins

The hackers behind a $530 million cryptocurrency heist, described as the biggest in history, have attempted to sell some of the 500 stolen NEM tokens.

China’s Next Supercomputer May Spoil America’s Plans to Retake TOP500 Crown According to a news re…

China’s Next Supercomputer May Spoil America’s Plans to Retake TOP500 Crown
According to a news report in People’s Daily Online, China is planning to launch a pre-exascale supercomputer this year that could outperform Summit, a US machine developed for the Department of Energy that is expected to top 200 petaflops when deployed later this year. The Chinese system is being characterized as a “sample machine for China’s new-generation exascale supercomputer.” The report says the supercomputer center in Tianjin began development of an exascale supercomputer with the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) in 2016…

China’s Next Supercomputer May Spoil America’s Plans to Retake TOP500 Crown | TOP500 Supercomputer Sites

According to a news report in People’s Daily Online, China is planning to launch a pre-exascale supercomputer this year that could outperform Summit, a US machine developed for the Department of Energy that is expected to top 200 petaflops when deployed later this year.

What’s in Store for HPC in 2018 Here, I take a look ahead to 2018 in a slightly different approach…

What’s in Store for HPC in 2018
Here, I take a look ahead to 2018 in a slightly different approach! I specifically talk about what the future has in store for some of the major HPC suppliers focusing on AMD, Nvidia, Intel, and niche hardware providers, as well as the prospects for cloud computing…

What’s in Store for HPC in 2018 | TOP500 Supercomputer Sites

Chris Downing, senior consultant at Red Oak Consulting, takes a look at what’s ahead for high performance computing in the coming year. In particular, he focuses on what’s in store for some of the major HPC suppliers – AMD, Nvidia, Intel, and niche hardware providers – as well as the prospects for cloud computing.

SAP comprará CallidusCloud por 2.400 millones de dólares Cuando se complete la adquisición, SAP co…

SAP comprará CallidusCloud por 2.400 millones de dólares
Cuando se complete la adquisición, SAP concentrará sus nuevos activos dentro de SAP Hybris como parte del Cloud Business Group…

SAP comprará CallidusCloud por 2.400 millones de dólares

Cuando se complete la adquisición, SAP concentrará sus nuevos activos dentro de SAP Hybris como parte del Cloud Business Group.

Emmabuntüs Linux Debian Edition Is Now Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” Patrick Emmabuntüs, c…

Emmabuntüs Linux Debian Edition Is Now Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch”
Patrick Emmabuntüs, creator and maintainer of the Debian-based Emmabuntüs Linux operating system informs Softpedia today about the release and immediate availability of the first Emmabuntüs Debian Edition release based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch.”…

Emmabuntüs Linux Debian Edition Is Now Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch”

Emmabuntus Debian Edition 2 1.01 now available to download

The Spectre & Meltdown Vulnerability Checker for Linux Is Now in Debian’s Repos If you want to che…

The Spectre & Meltdown Vulnerability Checker for Linux Is Now in Debian’s Repos
If you want to check to see if your Debian GNU/Linux computer is patched against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, it’s now easier than ever to install the original spectre-meltdown-checker script…

The Spectre & Meltdown Vulnerability Checker for Linux Is Now in Debian’s Repos

Debian users can install the script with a single command