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Mars orbiter spots InSight lander chilling out on Martian surface

Mars orbiter spots InSight lander chilling out on Martian surface
NASA’s InSight lander is the new kid on the Martian block, and it’s already snapping selfies and telling its handlers back on Earth all about its new, dusty home. But it’s not the only piece of high-tech hardware with eyes on the Red Planet, and NASA used one of its other machines, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, to catch a glimpse of the newly-landed robot as it sits silently on the planet’s surface…

Mars orbiter spots InSight lander chilling out on Martian surface
NASA’s InSight lander is the new kid on the Martian block, and it’s already snapping selfies and telling its handlers back on Earth all about its new, dusty home. But it’s not the…

Samsung’s foldable phone rumored to have killer specs and a massive battery

Samsung’s foldable phone rumored to have killer specs and a massive battery
Samsung unveiled its first ever foldable smartphone last month, but it was hardly a proper announcement. Samsung showed off the phone’s Infinity Flex screen design, revealed the phone would have a large screen on the inside and a smaller one on the outside, and demoed bits and pieces of the new interface it developed with Google for the unnamed phone…

Samsung’s foldable phone rumored to have killer specs and a massive battery
Samsung unveiled its first ever foldable smartphone last month, but it was hardly a proper announcement. Samsung showed off the phone’s Infinity Flex screen design, revealed the phone would have a …

FreeBSD ZFS vs. Linux EXT4/Btrfs RAID With Twenty SSDs

FreeBSD ZFS vs. Linux EXT4/Btrfs RAID With Twenty SSDs
With FreeBSD 12.0 running great on the Dell PowerEdge R7425 server with dual AMD EPYC 7601 processors, I couldn’t resist using the twenty Samsung SSDs in that 2U server for running some fresh FreeBSD ZFS RAID benchmarks as well as some reference figures from Ubuntu Linux with the native Btrfs RAID capabilities and then using EXT4 atop MD-RAID. FreeBSD 12.0 with ZFS and its default configuration was tested on a single disk, ZFS in a striped configuration with all twenty disks, FreeBSD ZFS in a RAIDZ1 configuration, FreeBSD in a RAIDZ3 configuration, and lastly FreeBSD ZFS in a RAID10 configuration…

FreeBSD ZFS vs. Linux EXT4/Btrfs RAID With Twenty SSDs – Phoronix
Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.

AI Weekly: This machine learning report is required reading

AI Weekly: This machine learning report is required reading
The AI Index 2018 report is out, and if you’re interested in AI enough to read this newsletter, you really should read the report through for yourself…

AI Weekly: This machine learning report is required reading
The AI Index 2018 report is out, and if you’re interested in AI enough to read this newsletter, you really should read the report through for yourself. Maybe it’s the nerdy thing you do when lounging with family this holiday season, or something you take in during a long walk or travel, but it’s worth a look …

Oracle’s ‘Open’ Approach To Cloud-Native Software

Oracle’s ‘Open’ Approach To Cloud-Native Software
Oracle’s cloud-native approach is developing along open standards.ORACLE. As we have been discussing already, our software applications are moving, natively, to the cloud. What that really means is that our devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops) will still very often have an ‘desktop app installed’, but a lot of its functionality will depend upon a backend connection to the cloud — Facebook or Twitter would be good examples…

Oracle’s ‘Open’ Approach To Cloud-Native Software
Our software application development work is moving, natively, to the cloud. Database giant Oracle’s work in the software development space has been colorful, but its latest moves are directly in the cloud-native space.

Dell EMC CloudIQ Review

Dell EMC CloudIQ Review
CloudIQ is a free, cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) solution that allows customers to monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot Dell EMC’s storage systems (Unity, SC Series, XtremIO, and PowerMax/VMAX) with a HTML5 browser. Since its release in 2016, Dell EMC has steadily been adding improvements and features to CloudIQ to make it an actionable service for their customers…

Dell EMC CloudIQ Review | StorageReview.com – Storage Reviews
CloudIQ is a free, cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) solution that allows customers to monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot Dell EMC’s storage systems (Unity, SC Series, XtremIO, and PowerMax/VMAX) with a HTML5 browser. Since its release in 2016, Dell EMC has steadily been adding improvements and features to CloudIQ to make it an actionable service for their customers.

Intel Shows Off New Gen11 Graphics, Teases Xe Discrete GPU

Intel Shows Off New Gen11 Graphics, Teases Xe Discrete GPU
Intel’s Architecture Day 2018 this past Tuesday wasn’t just a CPU show. The graphics market is poised to be a significant component of Intel’s strategy going forward, and the company’s Gen 11 solution looks like it’ll be a potent improvement over Skylake. These improvements are long overdue…

Intel Shows Off New Gen11 Graphics, Teases Xe Discrete GPU – ExtremeTech
Intel’s upcoming GPUs promise significantly improved performance and higher levels of efficiency relative to Skylake and its predecessors.

Data use draining your battery? Tiny device to speed up memory while also saving power

Data use draining your battery? Tiny device to speed up memory while also saving power
Researchers have discovered a new functionality in a two-dimensional material that allows data to be stored and retrieved much faster on a computer chip, saving battery life. The more objects we make “smart,” from watches to entire buildings, the greater the need for these devices to store and retrieve massive amounts of data quickly without consuming too much power. Millions of new memory cells could be part of a computer chip and provide that speed and energy savings, thanks to the discovery of a previously unobserved functionality in a material called molybdenum ditelluride…

Data use draining your battery? Tiny device to speed up memory while also saving power
The more objects we make “smart,” from watches to entire buildings, the greater the need for these devices to store and retrieve massive amounts of data quickly without consuming too much power.

Contract Signed for New Finnish Supercomputer

Contract Signed for New Finnish Supercomputer
After the official contract signing yesterday, configuration details were made public for the new BullSequana system that the Finnish IT Center for Science (CSC) is procuring from Atos in two phases over the next year-and-a-half. CSC is the inaugural customer for Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer, announced at SC18 and the first Atos system to support AMD processors. Finland is investing 37 million euros in new high-performance computing infrastructure and another 2 million euros for skills development…

Contract Signed for New Finnish Supercomputer
After the official contract signing yesterday, configuration details were made public for the new BullSequana system that the Finnish IT Center for

Seagate declares war on tape

Seagate declares war on tape
Seagate wants to take data stored on tape and migrate it to the cloud for faster access. Its Lyve Data Services use Tape Ark software and technology as a backup data transfer magic carpet. Out of nowhere Seagate has announced Lyve Data Services as a tape data migration offering. It’s partnering Tape Ark, a two decade-old Australian company based in Perth, and specialising in tape recovery and tape data migration; getting data off tape and into AWS. It supports virtually any tape, meaning ½ inch reels and cassettes, and ¼ inch, 8 and 4mm tape cartridges, plus geophysical formats, video and film tapes as well…

Seagate declares war on tape – Blocks and Files

Chrome OS 71 is all about synergy between your Chromebook and phone

Chrome OS 71 is all about synergy between your Chromebook and phone
Chrome OS 71, the latest update for the operating system, is rolling out now. It brings a fully working “Better Together” function, which is all about Chromebook / phone synergy. There are also some Pixel Slate-specific features and some Linux improvements…

Chrome OS 71 is all about synergy between your Chromebook and phone
The latest Chrome OS 71 update brings the long-awaited ‘Better Together’ function.

Microsoft parchea una vulnerabilidad 0-day explotada activamente

Microsoft parchea una vulnerabilidad 0-day explotada activamente
Microsoft ha liberado el habitual paquete mensual acumulativo de parches de su sistema operativo Windows para el mes de diciembre. En esta ocasión se han parcheado un total de 39 vulnerabilidades, 10 de las cuales tienen criticidad alta y otras tantas son valoradas como importantes. Según Kaspersky, una de las vulnerabilidades era un 0-day que está siendo activamente explotado por varios grupos maliciosos (o APTs) tales como FruityArmor o SandCat…

Microsoft parchea una vulnerabilidad 0-day explotada activamente — Una al Día
Microsoft ha liberado el habitual paquete mensual acumulativo de parches de su sistema operativo Windows para el mes de diciembre. En esta ocasión se han parcheado un total de 39 vulnerabilidades, …

‘We’re sorry this happened’: Bug causes leak of 7 million Facebook users’ photos

‘We’re sorry this happened’: Bug causes leak of 7 million Facebook users’ photos
The relentless stream of controversy at Facebook continues unabated as the social media giant has revealed that a bug in its software gave third party apps access to photos belonging to nearly seven million users…

‘We’re sorry this happened’: Bug causes leak of 7 million Facebook users’ photos
The relentless stream of controversy at Facebook continues unabated as the social media giant has revealed that a bug in its software gave third party apps access to photos belonging to nearly seven million users.

Top cloud providers 2018: How AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, Alibaba stack up

Top cloud providers 2018: How AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, Alibaba stack up
Here’s a look at the annual run rates, hybrid cloud strategies, and approaches to artificial intelligence and machine learning among the public cloud providers…

Top cloud providers 2018: How AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, Alibaba stack up | ZDNet
Here’s a look at the annual run rates, hybrid cloud strategies, and approaches to artificial intelligence and machine learning among the public cloud providers.

YouTube is reading text in users’ videos

YouTube is reading text in users’ videos
Google keeps tabs on much of your activity, including your browsing history and your location. Now, it turns out that its YouTube service is also reading what’s in your videos, too. Programmer Austin Burke, who goes by the nickname Sudofox, discovered the issue after discovering a cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw on another site. In an attempt to responsibly disclose it, he uploaded a video of the exploit to YouTube as an unlisted video so that he could show it to the relevant parties…

YouTube is reading text in users’ videos
Google keeps tabs on much of your activity. Now, it turns out that its YouTube service is also reading what’s in your videos too.

Facebook has filed patents to predict our future locations

Facebook has filed patents to predict our future locations
Facebook filed a patent, titled “Offline Trajectories,” last week in which it proposes predicting users’ “location trajectories” – in other words, where we’re likely headed. Knowing when we’re about to hurtle into a no-WiFi-connection limbo means Facebook can “prefill” our phones with content and ads…

Facebook has filed patents to predict our future locations
One such use would be to pre-stuff our devices with ads and other content before we wander into a Wi-Fi dead zone.

Ships infected with ransomware, USB malware, worms

Ships infected with ransomware, USB malware, wormsShips are the victims of cyber-security incidents more often than people think. Industry groups publish cyber-security guidelines to address issues…Ships infected with ransomware, USB malware, worms |…

Samsung Patches CSRF Issues That Could Allow Hackers to Take Over User Accounts

Samsung Patches CSRF Issues That Could Allow Hackers to Take Over User Accounts
A series of cross-site request forgery (CSRF) bugs found by security researcher Artem Moskowsky in Samsung’s website could allow potential attackers to take over user accounts completely…

Samsung Patches CSRF Issues That Could Allow Hackers to Take Over User Accounts
The researcher who found the bugs got a $13,300 bounty

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo reaches space for the first time

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo reaches space for the first time
Virgin Galactic has come a long way since its tragic 2014 crash. The company’s SpaceShipTwo has reached space after months of testing, flying to an altitude of 271,268 feet before returning to Earth…

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo reaches space for the first time
The private spaceflight outfit has completed a major milestone.

Qualcomm wants China to ban the iPhone XS and XR

Qualcomm wants China to ban the iPhone XS and XR
As part of an ongoing patent dispute, chipmaker Qualcomm is asking Chinese courts to ban sales of Apple’s iPhone XS, XS Max and XR within the country, according to the Financial Times…

Qualcomm wants China to ban the iPhone XS and XR
Qualcomm is asking China to ban sales of the iPhone XS and XR as part of a patent dispute with Apple.

El colosal megalodón pudo ser víctima de una extraña radiación que acabó con su vida

El colosal megalodón pudo ser víctima de una extraña radiación que acabó con su vida
Lo que pasa en el espacio puede llegar a ser bastante relevante para lo que existe o para comprender lo que alguna vez hubo en nuestro planeta. Un estudio propone que el efecto de una antigua supernova podría haber dañado al colosal megalodón y haber gatillado en su desaparición. Un grupo de científicos planeó, en una investigación publicada en la revista Astrobiology, que tanto el megalodón como otros animales grandes del océano pueden haber sido víctimas de una gran radiación de muones, proveniente de un estallido a 150 años luz de distancia…

El colosal megalodón pudo ser víctima de una extraña radiación que acabó con su vida
Expertos plantean que el animal sufrió los estragos de una radiación cósmica.