Archivo mensual: octubre 2018

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Released with Improved Security for Hybrid Clouds

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Released with Improved Security for Hybrid Clouds
After shocking the world earlier this week with the announcement that Red Hat was bought by tech giant IBM, the company now announces the general availability of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 operating system. Designed and optimized for enterprise use, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 operating system improves the overall security to meet today’s standards in cloud environments by adding two new layers of security in an attempt to keep the information that’s stored on disks more secure for hybrid cloud operations…

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Released with Improved Security for Hybrid Clouds
Introduces two new layers of security for cloud operations

Hackean tan fácil un Google Home Hub que hasta da vergüenza

Hackean tan fácil un Google Home Hub que hasta da vergüenza
Lo confesamos. Cuando se presentó el Google Home Hub nos voló la cabeza. Se mostraba como un dispositivo muy atractivo, accesible y menos intrusivo que la propuesta de Facebook. Pero resulta que el asistente inteligente con pantalla sería en realidad bastante fácil de vulnerar. Tanto que hasta resulta ridículo…

Hackean tan fácil un Google Home Hub que hasta da vergüenza
Un desarrollador denuncia la frágil seguridad de todos los Google Home Hub y publica todas las líneas de código necesarias para hackearlos.

How one man could have taken over any business on Facebook

How one man could have taken over any business on Facebook
The flaws in Facebook’s social network just keep coming. The latest one, luckily discovered and reported by a white hat researcher, enabled anyone on Facebook to make themselves (or anyone else) an administrator for any Facebook business account. Facebook’s business accounts are designed to let the likes of businesses, charities and publications manage their presence on the social network. Admins can handle advertising, message followers, post updates on Facebook pages, and add and remove other people entitled to manage the business account…

How one man could have taken over any business on Facebook
The recently patched flaw would have enabled anyone to make themselves an administrator for any Facebook business account.

Google’s stealthy reCAPTCHA v3 detects humans – no questions asked

Google’s stealthy reCAPTCHA v3 detects humans – no questions asked
After 20 years of impertinently asking web users to prove they’re human beings, Google thinks it has finally worked out how to rid the web of CAPTCHAs (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) forever. Called reCAPTCHA v3, it’s an API that claims it can model a website’s interaction with users so well that it will never need to ask anyone to tick a box let alone drain their will to live by solving a tedious visual puzzle that keeps repeating itself…

Google’s stealthy reCAPTCHA v3 detects humans – no questions asked
After 20 years of waiting you’ll no longer feel your will to live drain away as you solve tedious visual puzzles. Maybe.

New iPhone Passcode Bypass Found Hours After Apple Releases iOS 12.1

New iPhone Passcode Bypass Found Hours After Apple Releases iOS 12.1
It’s only been a few hours since Apple releases iOS 12.1 and an iPhone enthusiast has managed to find a passcode bypass hack, once again, that could allow anyone to see all contacts’ private information on a locked iPhone…

New iPhone Passcode Bypass Found Hours After Apple Releases iOS 12.1

Apple’s New MacBook Disconnects Microphone “Physically” When Lid is Closed

Apple’s New MacBook Disconnects Microphone “Physically” When Lid is Closed
Apple introduces a new privacy feature for all new MacBooks that “at some extent” will prevent hackers and malicious applications from eavesdropping on your conversations…

Apple’s New MacBook Disconnects Microphone “Physically” When Lid is Closed

Why IBM bought Red Hat: It’s all open source cloud, all the time

Why IBM bought Red Hat: It’s all open source cloud, all the time
By buying Red Hat, IBM doubles-down on both the cloud and the open-source software, which powers it…

Why IBM bought Red Hat: It’s all open source cloud, all the time | ZDNet
By buying Red Hat, IBM doubles-down on both the cloud and the open-source software, which powers it.

Here’s eBay’s 5-point plan to boost growth, improve customer experience

Here’s eBay’s 5-point plan to boost growth, improve customer experience
eBay allayed a bevy of fears in the third quarter, but it remains to be seen how its plan to bring in new users while keeping its core customers happy plays out…

Here’s eBay’s 5-point plan to boost growth, improve customer experience | ZDNet
eBay allayed a bevy of fears in the third quarter, but it remains to be seen how its plan to bring in new users while keeping its core customers happy plays out.

Un argentino, detrás del descubrimiento que podría marcar un antes y un después en el tratamiento contra…

Un argentino, detrás del descubrimiento que podría marcar un antes y un después en el tratamiento contra el Alzheimer
El científico Oscar López, director del Centro de Investigación de la Enfermedad de Alzheimer de la Universidad de Pittsburgh, habló con Infobae y explicó los detalles de la investigación…

Un argentino, detrás del descubrimiento que podría marcar un antes y un después en el tratamiento contra el Alzheimer
El científico Oscar López, director del Centro de Investigación de la Enfermedad de Alzheimer de la Universidad de Pittsburgh, habló con Infobae y explicó los detalles de la investigación

OnePlus 6T, análisis: OxygenOS y autonomía bien merecen un segundo OnePlus este año

OnePlus 6T, análisis: OxygenOS y autonomía bien merecen un segundo OnePlus este año
Con algo de sombra provocada por, entre otros, Xiaomi, OnePlus sigue en su carrera particular por conseguir un terminal redondo en todos sus apartados. El nuevo OnePlus 6T es el segundo modelo que el fabricante presenta este año, con mejoras no tanto en la base hardware como en extras y comportamiento. En Xataka ya lo hemos podido probar a fondo…

OnePlus 6T, análisis: OxygenOS y autonomía bien merecen un segundo OnePlus este año
Con algo de sombra provocada por, entre otros, Xiaomi, OnePlus sigue en su carrera particular por conseguir un terminal redondo en todos sus apartados. El nuevo OnePlus 6T es el segundo modelo que el fabricante presenta este añ…

Linux Lite 4.2 Officially Released with Redshift, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Linux Lite 4.2 Officially Released with Redshift, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Jerry Bezencon announced today the final release and general availability of Linux Lite 4.2, the second minor update to the Linux Lite 4.x operating system series. Based on the first point release of Canonical’s latest LTS (Long Term Support) operating system series, Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Linux Lite 4.2 is powered by the Linux 4.15.0-38.41 kernel from upstream, but users can install a custom kernels from the official Linux Lite repositories, from Linux 3.13 to Linux 4.19…

Linux Lite 4.2 Officially Released with Redshift, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
The Linux Lite 4.2 ISO is now available for download

Cray Slingshots Back Into HPC Interconnects With Shasta Systems

Cray Slingshots Back Into HPC Interconnects With Shasta Systems
While processors and now GPUs tend to get all of the glory when it comes to high performance computing, for the past three decades as distributed computing architectures became the norm in supercomputing, it has been the interconnects that made all the difference in how well – or poorly – these systems perform. It was not precisely a happy day for many of us way back in April 2012 when Cray sold off its “Gemini” XT and “Aries” XC interconnect business to Intel, and all of the people who worked on those interconnects left Cray for Intel. Cray had always designed its own systems, top to bottom, even if it did eventually move to general purpose processors for the core compute. It was the interconnect that was the differentiation, the secret sauce, the beating heart of the system, and as long as Cray was doing the research and development to move the state of the art in interconnects forward, we reasoned that supercomputing could continue to lead the way…

Cray Slingshots Back Into HPC Interconnects With Shasta Systems
While processors and now GPUs tend to get all of the glory when it comes to high performance computing, for the past three decades as distributed

Most detailed observations of material orbiting close to a black hole

Most detailed observations of material orbiting close to a black hole
ESO’s exquisitely sensitive GRAVITY instrument has added further evidence to the long-standing assumption that a supermassive black hole lurks in the centre of the Milky Way. New observations show clumps of gas swirling around at about 30 percent of the speed of light on a circular orbit just outside a four million solar mass black hole — the first time material has been observed orbiting close to the point of no return, and the most detailed observations yet of material orbiting this close to a black hole…

Most detailed observations of material orbiting close to a black hole
ESO’s exquisitely sensitive GRAVITY instrument has added further evidence to the long-standing assumption that a supermassive black hole lurks in the centre of the Milky Way. New observations show clumps of gas swirling around at about 30% of the speed of light on a circular orbit just outside its event horizon—the first time material has been observed orbiting close to the point of no return, and the most detailed observations yet of material or…

The Mac Is Back—for Now

The Mac Is Back—for Now
A long-awaited new MacBook Air and MacBook Mini give Apple lovers two appealing new options. So why does the company keep pushing the iPad Pro as the computer of the future?…

Apple Finally Released New Macs. But It Really Wants You to Buy an iPad Pro.
It was clear at Apple’s hardware event in New York City that it does not view the Mac as a big part of its long-term future.

Cray Unveils Shasta, Lands NERSC-9 Contract

Cray Unveils Shasta, Lands NERSC-9 Contract
Cray revealed today the details of its next-gen supercomputing architecture, Shasta, selected to be the next flagship system at NERSC. We’ve known of the code-name “Shasta” since the Argonne slice of the CORAL project was announced in 2015 and although the details of that plan have changed considerably, Cray didn’t slow down its timeline for Shasta. Set for commercial launch in late 2019, the exascale-class architecture unifies the Cray supercomputer and cluster product lines and debuts a brand-new Cray-designed system interconnect, called Slingshot…

Cray Unveils Shasta, Lands NERSC-9 Contract
Cray revealed today the details of its next-gen supercomputing architecture, Shasta, selected to be the next flagship system at NERSC. We’ve known of the

System76 Comments On Their Open-Source Hardware Plans & US Manufacturing

System76 Comments On Their Open-Source Hardware Plans & US Manufacturing
System76 is finally announcing the Thelio system on Thursday with plans to begin shipping it in December. Ahead of that announcement they’ve clarified a bit around their US manufacturing and open-source hardware plans…

System76 Comments On Their Open-Source Hardware Plans & US Manufacturing – Phoronix
Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.

AMD’s Vega Mobile Lives: Vega Pro 20 & 16 in Updated MacBook Pros In November

AMD’s Vega Mobile Lives: Vega Pro 20 & 16 in Updated MacBook Pros In November
Buried towards the tail-end of today’s MacBook Air press release from Apple was a second announcement: that they’d be releasing a minor MacBook Pro refresh next month. Though curious in and of itself – the MacBook Pros were just updated in July – more interesting is what they’d be refreshed with: new AMD GPUs. Announced by AMD at the same time, we now have confirmation that AMD’s missing mobile GPU is finally shipping. It will be arriving first as the Radeon Pro Vega 20 and Radeon Pro Vega 16, upgradable graphics options for the 15-inch MacBook Pro set to become available next month…

AMD’s Vega Mobile Lives: Vega Pro 20 & 16 in Updated MacBook Pros In November

Goodbye, Kepler Space Telescope

Goodbye, Kepler Space Telescope
NASA’s venerable Kepler space telescope, which discovered nearly 2,700 exoplanets in distant star systems, has officially been retired after finally running out of fuel, the space agency wrote in a statement on Tuesday. When it launched in 2009, it was equipped with “the largest digital camera outfitted for outer space observations at that time,” NASA wrote, and scientists on Earth had very limited knowledge of planets beyond the reach of the solar system…

Goodbye, Kepler Space Telescope

Intel outsourcing entry-level and chipset production

Intel outsourcing entry-level and chipset production
According to the latest report, Intel might be outsourcing some of its entry-level processor and chipset production to other foundries, with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) being the only viable option. While Intel obviously declined to comment on these “market rumors”, Digitimes.com is reporting that due to high demand, Intel is planning to outsource some of its entry-level CPU (Atom) and a part of its chipset production. This will ease some pressure on the production of other chips, especially the high-margin Xeon CPUs as well as the Intel Core consumer CPUs…

Intel outsourcing entry-level and chipset production
Fighting those shortages According to the latest report, Intel might be outsourcing some of its entry-level processor and chipset production to other…

Apple announces A12X with a 7-core GPU, 90% better multicore performance

Apple announces A12X with a 7-core GPU, 90% better multicore performance
It’s been just a few short weeks since Apple unveiled the A12 Bionic, but at an event in New York City, the Cupertino company upstaged it with a more powerful model: the A12X Bionic. It’s the chip in the new iPad Pro. Apple’s A12X is similarly built on a 7-nanometer process, but bigger than the A12…

Apple announces A12X with a 7-core GPU, 90% better multicore performance
Apple’s new A12X chip, which powers Apple’s 2018 iPad lineup, is its most powerful chip yet. It’s built on a 7-nanometer process.

A ‘mind-boggling’ telescope observation has revealed the point of no return for our galaxy’s monster…

A ‘mind-boggling’ telescope observation has revealed the point of no return for our galaxy’s monster black hole
A black hole 4 million times heavier than the sun lurks at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Telescopes just took the best-ever observations of hot gas circling the edge of the black hole. The gas burst out three powerful flares as it zipped around and fell toward the black hole at about 30% the speed of light. Astronomers called the observations “mind-boggling” and the closest-ever look at the edge of a monster black hole…

A ‘mind-boggling’ telescope observation has revealed the point of no return for our galaxy’s monster black hole
Telescopes just got the best-ever look at gas circling the edge of a supermassive black hole — a point of no return just before the event horizon.