Archivo mensual: enero 2019

Researchers Release Tool That Finds Vulnerable Robots on the Internet

Researchers Release Tool That Finds Vulnerable Robots on the Internet
A team at a robot cybersecurity startup has released a free, open-source tool for information security professionals to help them easily ‘footprint’ and detect unprotected robots, not only connected to the Internet, but also to the industrial environments where they operate…

Researchers Release Tool That Finds Vulnerable Robots on the Internet

BGP secure routing experiment ends in online row

BGP secure routing experiment ends in online rowAn experiment to make the internet safer ended up breaking parts of it last week. Researchers were testing a way to make the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) more secure. BGP is the language that routes traf…

Even Microsoft can’t escape ‘reply all’ email storms

Even Microsoft can’t escape ‘reply all’ email storms
Of all the calamities that befall email users, few are more dreaded than the ‘reply all’ storm. Ask the 11,543 Microsoft employees who reportedly found themselves experiencing the full force of a phenomenon known to science as the ‘cascade effect’. It seems to have started innocently enough when someone made an unspecified change to Microsoft’s GitHub account, causing an email to be sent to the company’s entire base of registered users of a service it bought last summer for $7.5 billion. But then, inevitably, a small number of recipients attempted to remove themselves from the thread by hitting reply all…

Even Microsoft can’t escape ‘reply all’ email storms
Of all the calamities that befall email users, few are more dreaded than the ‘reply all’ storm.

Japanese government plans to hack into citizens’ IoT devices

Japanese government plans to hack into citizens’ IoT devices
Japanese government wants to secure IoT devices before Tokyo 2020 Olympics and avoid Olympic Destroyer and VPNFilter-like attacks…

Japanese government plans to hack into citizens’ IoT devices | ZDNet
Japanese government wants to secure IoT devices before Tokyo 2020 Olympics and avoid Olympic Destroyer and VPNFilter-like attacks.

AI-tuned robotic knee helps amputees walk within minutes

AI-tuned robotic knee helps amputees walk within minutes
Amputees who receive robotic limbs can’t usually start using them right away. It typically requires hours of manual tweaks to adapt to their particular movement styles, and they may need to come back for more if anything changes…

AI-tuned robotic knee helps amputees walk within minutes
AI tuning could adjust robotic knees, letting amputees walk within minutes instead of hours.

Samsung Electronics introducirá materiales más sostenibles en los embalajes de sus productos

Samsung Electronics introducirá materiales más sostenibles en los embalajes de sus productos
Se compromete a utilizar fibra certificada por organizaciones ambientales y plásticos reciclados y de base biológica…

Samsung Electronics introducirá materiales más sostenibles en los embalajes de sus productos

Plantean nueva hipótesis sobre la formación de la Cordillera de Los Andes

Plantean nueva hipótesis sobre la formación de la Cordillera de Los Andes
Un grupo de investigadores de Australia y EE.UU. publicaron una investigación donde mencionan que los inicios de la Cordillera de Los Andes o los movimientos tectónicos que la originaron, comenzaron en el período Cretácico. Los expertos de la Universidad de Houston (EE. UU.) y de la Universidad de Sídney (Australia) estudiaron las zonas de subducción del territorio. Las zonas de subducción son básicamente aquellas zonas donde las placas chocan entre sí; la subducción es un mecanismo consistente en la introducción de una placa bajo otra…

Plantean nueva hipótesis sobre la formación de la Cordillera de Los Andes
Científicos postulan que todo comenzó en el periodo Cretácico, perteneciente a la Era Mesozoica.

Alibaba se cuadra con Huawei en guerra comercial contra Estados Unidos con fuertes declaraciones

Alibaba se cuadra con Huawei en guerra comercial contra Estados Unidos con fuertes declaraciones
Cuando pensamos en marcas chinas gigantescas, esas que eventualmente serán las que dominen el mundo comercial, una de las que se nos viene a la cabeza es Huawei y, por supuesto, Alibaba. De seguro alguna vez pediste algo por Aliexpress, pues ese y otros negocios son de este mamut asiático que factura miles de millones al año. Es en ese contexto que a ellos no les cayó bien todo el caso de Meng Wanzhou, la alta ejecutiva de Huawei que fue arrestada en Canadá por orden de Estados Unidos bajo el supuesto crimen de haber colaborado en telecomunicaciones con Iraq en pleno bloqueo americano [ americano, no; estadounidense ]…

Alibaba se cuadra con Huawei en guerra comercial contra Estados Unidos con fuertes declaraciones
Alto ejecutivo del gigante asiático Alibaba salió en defensa de todo lo que ha pasado entre Estados y Huawei en esta guerra comercial.

‘Whisper’ laser tech sends audible messages to specific people

‘Whisper’ laser tech sends audible messages to specific people
Researchers from MIT have discovered a way to send highly targeted audio signals directly to someone’s ear at a distance using laser beams. The system works using the “photoacoustic” effect, where water vapor in the air absorbs light, forming sound waves…

‘Whisper’ laser tech sends audible messages to specific people
‘Whisper’ laser tech can send audible messages to one specific person.

Esta es la habitación más ruidosa del mundo y se usa para probar satélites

Esta es la habitación más ruidosa del mundo y se usa para probar satélites
La Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility (RATF) es una sala con paredes de hormigón de 17,37 metros de altura, 14,47 metros de largo y 11,43 metros de ancho. Y es la más ruidosa del mundo no porque allí se celebren los conciertos más multitudinarios, sino para hacer pruebas de ingeniería aeroespacial…

Esta es la habitación más ruidosa del mundo y se usa para probar satélites
La Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility (RATF) es una sala con paredes de hormigón de 17,37 metros de altura, 14,47 metros de largo y 11,43 metros de ancho. Y es la más ruidosa del mundo no porque allí se celebren los conciertos …

Low Code delivers high productivity

Low Code delivers high productivityLow Code technology is considered a toolset CIOs can deploy to rebuild the legacy applications in the modernization of the enterprise. Dealing with legacy applications is a constant challenge for organizations. Analy…

Assessing the economic impact and business models of open source

Assessing the economic impact and business models of open source
On the 28th of October 2018, IBM revealed its intent to acquire open source software leader Red Hat in what is now the biggest software acquisition in history. While perhaps not a total surprise considering IBM’s historical advocacy for open source and particularly Linux, the (USD) $34 billion buyout certainly drew mixed reactions from pundits, with some predicting disastrous outcomes and others believing the acquisition to be Big Blue’s saving grace after a mediocre period of revenue in Q3. Although while it remains to be seen how the acquisition will play out for IBM, major enterprise organizations don’t just spill out half their annual revenue every day. So, why make the purchase?…

Assessing the economic impact and business models of open source
We take a dive into the world of open source, looking specifically at its undocumented economic impact and how successful open source companies thrive.

Pi on a Stick: Raspberry Pi Launches SODIMM-Sized Compute Module 3+

Pi on a Stick: Raspberry Pi Launches SODIMM-Sized Compute Module 3+
It may not be the long-awaited Pi 4, but today the Raspberry Pi foundation is welcoming in a new member to its family, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ (CM3+). Built for industrial and enterprise clients who want to use the Pi platform with their own custom boards, the CM3+ is the size and shape of a DDR2 SODIMM module and pops directly into an industry-standard SODIMM slot too. A regular Raspberry Pi or even a Pi Zero comes with its fair share of on-board ports and pins, but if you’re a large company that’s manufacturing a monitor or a set-top box, you may only want the Pi’s SoC, and to have it in as small a form-factor as possible. That way you can connect only the I/O you need, even if that means doubling the standard number of Raspberry Pi pins from 40 to 80…

Pi on a Stick: Raspberry Pi Launches SODIMM-Sized Compute Module 3+

Boeing completes first test flight for electric passenger craft prototype

Boeing completes first test flight for electric passenger craft prototype
Boeing’s electric passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype successfully completed its first test flight in Manassas, Virginia, marking a milestone in the aerospace giant’s march toward fully autonomous electric flight. The craft is more broadly part of Boeing’s NeXt program dedicated to urban mobility efforts and was designed by Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences for Uber Air’s flying taxi service which looks to begin ferrying passengers as early as 2023…

Boeing completes first test flight for electric passenger craft prototype

SpaceX workers cap Starship with tank dome as Raptor arrivals and hop tests near

SpaceX workers cap Starship with tank dome as Raptor arrivals and hop tests near
SpaceX employees and local contractors continue to outfit the aft section of the first full-scale BFR prototype with a variety of important components, recently culminating in the installation of the Starship hopper’s top propellant tank dome. Critical to the arrival and installation of its Raptor engines and the craft’s first hop tests, this work continues despite the premature demise of Starhopper’s apparently fragile nose cone (fairing), toppled on January 22nd when fairly mild winds of around 50 mph (80 km/h) encountered the shoddy rigging meant to keep the huge but lightweight hardware on its concrete stand…

SpaceX workers cap Starship with tank dome as Raptor arrivals and hop tests near

The First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole Is Almost Ready. Here’s What It Might Look Like

The First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole Is Almost Ready. Here’s What It Might Look Like
The year 2019 is here. With it, we’ve been promised a splendid moment in astronomy. For years, the Event Horizon Telescope has been working to bring us the first ever telescopic photograph of the event horizon of a black hole. Indeed, for all their popularity in public imagination, we have never actually seen a black hole. And the reason for that is laughably simple. Black holes, you see, are literally invisible. The pull of their gravity is so immense that, past a certain point, nothing escapes. This includes the electromagnetic radiation – such as X-rays, infrared, light and radio waves – that would allow us to detect the object directly…

The First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole Is Almost Ready. Here’s What It Might Look Like
The year 2019 is here. With it, we’ve been promised a splendid moment in astronomy. For years, the Event Horizon Telescope has been working to bring us the first ever telescopic photograph of the event horizon of a black hole.

Where did Titan’s thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere come from?

Where did Titan’s thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere come from?
There’s a mystery about Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, that has been puzzling astronomers for many years — where did its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere come from? Titan is the only moon in our Solar System to have such a thick atmosphere, which is more than seven times as massive as Earth’s atmosphere when adjusted for surface area. It creates a haze around the moon which blocks most of the Sun’s rays and makes it hard to see its surface…

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*AMD’s next 12-core CPU appears in benchmark database denoted as Ryzen

*AMD’s next 12-core CPU appears in benchmark database denoted as Ryzen
Ryzen 3000 ‘Matisse’ poised to exceed eight cores*
The big picture: AMD CEO Lisa Su had the audience captivated at CES this year when she showed off an eight core third-gen Ryzen part. But the audience wasn’t interested in the eight cores, they were interested in the empty space next to them, where another eight could bring the total to 16…

AMD’s next 12-core CPU appears in benchmark database denoted as Ryzen
When asked about the spare space, Su said to PC Gamer, “I think you might expect that we will have more than eight cores. I didn’t say how many more.” At least 12 seems to be the answer, given the…

Dark Matter –“Emerged From an Eon Before the Big Bang” [ But, as there is no Big Bang, there is no beginning…

Dark Matter –“Emerged From an Eon Before the Big Bang” [ But, as there is no Big Bang, there is no beginning of Universe or Time, the dark matter, which is no other thing than black holes, was always with us ]
The Greek god of darkness was Erebus, one of the primordial deities in Greek mythology, born out of Chaos, the primeval void, foreshadowing the contemporary, emerging reality of the dark side of our universe. Enter physicist Sir Roger Penrose, and his Erebon field theory, a novel explanation of dark matter. Despite dedicated searches, no signs of a dark matter particle have turned up. Instead, physicists such as Penrose, hope we will be able to find some dark force, a portal into the dark world. Such a “dark photon” would be dark matter’s equivalent of a photon, the way that dark matter particles interact with one another…

Dark Matter –“Emerged From an Eon Before the Big Bang” (Weekend Feature) | The Daily Galaxy
The Greek god of darkness was Erebus, one of the primordial deities in Greek mythology, born out of Chaos, the primeval void, foreshadowing the contemporary, emerging reality of the dark side of our universe. Enter physicist Sir Roger Penrose, and his Erebon field theory, a novel explanation of dark matter. Despite dedicated searches, no …

Galaxy S10 reverse wireless charging is coming

Galaxy S10 reverse wireless charging is coming
In the past, Samsung has been accused of blatantly copying Apple’s designs and features. That is probably history by now and the Korean manufacturer might be setting its sights on a new rival. That rival, which unseated Apple as the world’s second-biggest phone maker, is Huawei and, according to leaks, Samsung will be giving all four Galaxy S10 models one of Huawei’s craziest features of late: reverse wireless charging…

Galaxy S10 reverse wireless charging is coming
In the past, Samsung has been accused of blatantly copying Apple’s designs and features. That is probably history by now and the Korean manufacturer might be setting its sights on a new rival. That…

ICYMI: China Has Launched 2 Rockets So Far This Year, Placing 5 Satellites in Orbit

ICYMI: China Has Launched 2 Rockets So Far This Year, Placing 5 Satellites in Orbit
The China National Space Administration has launched two rockets so far in 2019, placing five satellites in orbit for a variety of uses. China’s first space mission of the year lauched Jan. 11, with a Long March 3B rocket carrying the Zhongxing-2D communications satellite into orbit from the country’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the Sichuan Province. The satellite will provide transmission services for the country’s radio and television networks, according to the China Academy of Sciences…

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US accelerators are embracing Latin American startups — and it’s paying off

US accelerators are embracing Latin American startups — and it’s paying off
Before 2011, three of the top accelerators in the US, Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and Techstars, didn’t accept a single Latin American startup. 500 Startups was the first to pay attention to Latin America, launching its Mexico-based program in 2011 and receiving startups from Latin America in its Mountain View program early in 2012. Chilean startup Welcu and Argentine startup Wideo were the first Latin American startups to leap to the US by way of 500 Startups in 2012…

US accelerators are embracing Latin American startups — and it’s paying off

VeryMal: Campaign in image-based malware spotted

VeryMal: Campaign in image-based malware spottedBy this time, news stories have made words like bugs, viruses and malware familiar and by all means frequent, as computer users scramble to self-educate on how to avoid falling victim to a range of securi…

How Kubernetes is Fuelling Demand for Artificial Intelligence

How Kubernetes is Fuelling Demand for Artificial Intelligence
At the beginning of 2017, among the three major public cloud vendors, only the Google Cloud Platform supported Kubernetes. The possibilities of how Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled technology will enhance our lives and improve our workload is a subject constantly capturing our imaginations, writes Carmine Rimi, AI Product Manager at Canonical. Since 2000, there’s been a 14-times increase in the number of AI startups, according to a Stanford University study, while in the UK, AI developers saw a venture capital funding increase of more than 200 per cent in the past year. Its potential to change business is seemingly limitless…

How Kubernetes is Fuelling Demand for Artificial Intelligence
The possibilities of how Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled technology will enhance our lives and improve our workload is…Kubernetes AI

Microsoft Office 365 Outage: Day Two as Enterprise User Grumbles Grow

Microsoft Office 365 Outage: Day Two as Enterprise User Grumbles Grow
No comment from Microsoft on apparent absence of failover for affected users. A number of enterprise Office 365 users were on day two of no email today, as Microsoft (after a 20-hour period of no public status updates) said ongoing issues that appeared to be affecting users globally were yet to be resolved: “Telemetry data is indicating connection time outs within the Exchange authentication infrastructure, resulting in impact”, a status update read on Friday morning…

Microsoft Office 365 Outage: Day Two as User Grumbles Grow
A number of enterprise Office 365 users faced a second day with no or limited email today. The Microsoft Office 365 Outage, which began 9:00am yesterday…