TSMC to commence mass production of Qualcomm’s 7nm Snapdragon 855 chipset soon

TSMC to commence mass production of Qualcomm’s 7nm Snapdragon 855 chipset soon
Since Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek is already out of the high-end chipset market, that segment is expected to be dominated by flagship phones that will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 chipset. Already, there are indications that Samsung’s next-generation flagship, the Galaxy S10 series will be powered by the new chipset but it won’t be the first phone to have the chip. Xiaomi is also billed to unveil the flagship Mi 9 on February 20, same day Samsung will launch the Galaxy S10 models...

TSMC to commence mass production of Qualcomm's 7nm Snapdragon 855 chipset soon - Gizmochina
Since Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek is already out of the high-end chipset market, that segment is expected to be dominated by flagship phones that will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 chipset. Already, there are indications...

Spectre Forever: Side-Channel Attacks Inescapable Unless CPU Designs Change, says Research

Spectre Forever: Side-Channel Attacks Inescapable Unless CPU Designs Change, says Research
A group of Google security researchers have warned that Spectre speculative execution attacks are here to stay without serious changes to the design of modern CPU architectures, such as eliminating speculation execution in order to prevent all related side-channel attacks...

Spectre Forever: Side-Channel Attacks Inescapable Unless CPU Designs Change, says Research

Emotet Uses Camouflaged Malicious Macros to Avoid Antivirus Detection

Emotet Uses Camouflaged Malicious Macros to Avoid Antivirus Detection
A new Emotet Trojan variant has been observed in the wild with the added ability to hide from anti-malware software by embedding malicious macros used to drop the main payload inside XML files disguised as Word documents. Emotet (also known as Geodo or Heodo) is a modular Trojan developed by the Mealybug threat group and used by attackers to infect targets via spam e-mails, leading to the theft of financial information such as bank logins or cryptocurrency wallets...

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Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor – Another step in the long, slow cleanup…

Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor – Another step in the long, slow cleanup process
A robot outfitted with remotely controlled pinchers poked at debris that’s suspected to contain molten nuclear fuel at the bottom of one of Fukushima’s nuclear reactors, World Nuclear News reports. The poking and prodding is part of the ongoing cleanup effort at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant, the site of a major nuclear accident in 2011...

Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor
Another step in the long, slow cleanup process.

Benchmarking The Python Optimizations Of Clear Linux Against Ubuntu, Intel Python

Benchmarking The Python Optimizations Of Clear Linux Against Ubuntu, Intel Python
Stemming from Clear Linux detailing how they optimize Python's performance using various techniques, there's been reader interest in seeing just how their Python build stacks up. Here's a look at the Clear Linux Python performance compared to a few other configurations as well as Ubuntu Linux...

Benchmarking The Python Optimizations Of Clear Linux Against Ubuntu, Intel Python - Phoronix
Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.

IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure

IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure
IBM is leveraging Kubernetes to enable its Watson AI to run on public clouds AWS, Google, and Microsoft Azure. The move signals a shift in strategy for IBM...

IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure - InformationWeek
IBM is leveraging Kubernetes to enable its Watson AI to run on public clouds AWS, Google, and Microsoft Azure. The move signals a shift in strategy for IBM.

OpenAI won’t release an AI model due to its ability to create fake news

OpenAI won't release an AI model due to its ability to create fake news
OpenAI is an organization that was created by Elon Musk in 2015 ( who left it due to a conflict of interest last year ) in an effort to develop artificial intelligence (AI) models that are beneficial to humans. The firm revolves around Musk's beliefs about the potential disadvantages of unregulated AI and its impact on humanity with the business tycoon even stating that "I keep sounding the alarm bell, but until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react, because it seems so ethereal." Now, OpenAI has released a statement saying that it has developed an artificially intelligent model that is capable of producing realistic fake news, but it won't release it due to its potential malicious applications...

OpenAI won't release an AI model due to its ability to create fake news - Neowin

Tiny particles can switch back and forth between phases

Tiny particles can switch back and forth between phases
Isomerization is well established in small organic molecules (e.g., the cis-to-trans transformation of azobenzene), whereas bulk inorganic solids exhibit phase transformations. Although small in size, nanocrystals follow bulk-like behavior in their solid-solid transformations. At even smaller length scales, inorganic clusters isomerize with molecular- and inorganic solid–like characteristics. Red and blue indicate two different structures...

Tiny particles can switch back and forth between phases
Three years ago, when Richard Robinson, associate professor of materials science and engineering, was on sabbatical at Hebrew University in Israel, he asked a graduate student to send him some nanoparticles of a specific size.

An asteroid will block the brightest star in the night sky on Monday, and astronomers need your help…

An asteroid will block the brightest star in the night sky on Monday, and astronomers need your help seeing it
Sirius, a system of two stars — Sirius A and Sirius B — is the brightest object we can see from Earth. However, an asteroid called (4388) Jürgenstock will briefly pass in front of Sirius on Monday night. Sirius will almost entirely fade for a few tenths of a second as the 3.1-mile-wide asteroid flies by. The occultation, as it's called, should be visible in parts of Mexico, six US states, and Canada...

An asteroid will block the brightest star in the night sky on Monday, and astronomers need your help seeing it
Sirius is the brightest night-sky object, but for a moment on President's Day, asteroid Jürgenstock will occult the star system and dim its light.

[ What a waste of money !!! ] Santander strikes a $700 million deal with IBM

[ What a waste of money !!! ] Santander strikes a $700 million deal with IBM
Spanish multinational bank Banco Santander reached a $700 million five-year global technology agreement with IBM to deepen its business transformation efforts, per a press release...

Santander strikes a $700 million deal with IBM
Multinational bank Banco Santander reached a $700 million five-year global technology agreement with IBM to deepen its business transformation efforts

Intel Unveils Specs for 9th-Gen H-Series CPUs

Intel Unveils Specs for 9th-Gen H-Series CPUs
Intel today posted an official document online revealing the chipmaker's upcoming 9th-generation Intel Core H-series processors. The list of previously unannounced chips span from mid-range Core i5 models up to high-end Core i9 models. Intel 9th-generation H-series chips are built around Intel's Coffee Lake microarchitecture and are expected to come out of the saturated 14nm++ cooking oven. H-series processors primarily target the mobile high-performance market, such as gaming laptops and mobile workstations. As a result, they typically have a modest 45W TDP (thermal design power) rating...

Intel Unveils Specs for 9th-Gen H-Series CPUs

Secuestro de cuenta en Facebook

Secuestro de cuenta en Facebook
Se ha hecho público la existencia de un salto de restricciones en la protección CSRF en Facebook que podría permitir a un atacante remoto obtener la cuenta de otro usuario de la red social...

Secuestro de cuenta en Facebook — Una al Día
Se ha hecho público la existencia de un salto de restricciones en la protección CSRF en Facebook que podría permitir a un atacante remoto obtener la cuenta de otro usuario de la red social. Para qu…

AI proves ‘too good’ at writing fake news, held back by researchers OpenAI, the non-profit founded…

AI proves ‘too good’ at writing fake news, held back by researchers
OpenAI, the non-profit founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, is withholding its newly-developed AI writer for fear that it could be weaponized by unscrupulous actors to mass produce convincing fake news...

AI proves ‘too good’ at writing fake news, held back by researchers

OpenAI, the non-profit founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, is withholding its newly-developed AI writer for fear that it could be weaponized by unscrupulous actors to mass produce convincing fake news.

Hallaron un esqueleto de un cocodrilo que habitó en Neuquén [ Argentina ] hace 70 millones de años

Hallaron un esqueleto de un cocodrilo que habitó en Neuquén [ Argentina ] hace 70 millones de años
El ejemplar fue encontrado en la zona Sierra Barrosa, a 30 kilómetros de Plaza Huincul...

Hallaron un esqueleto de un cocodrilo que habitó en Neuquén hace 70 millones de años
El ejemplar fue encontrado en la zona Sierra Barrosa, a 30 kilómetros de Plaza Huincul

Viaje a la tierra de los dinosaurios: cómo es el parque paleontológico más grande de Sudamérica

Viaje a la tierra de los dinosaurios: cómo es el parque paleontológico más grande de Sudamérica
El Parque Geo Paleontológico Proyecto Dino, en Neuquén, pertenece a la Universidad Nacional del Comahue y ofrece la posibilidad de estar en un ambiente con fósiles de hasta 100 millones de años atrás. Con guías que orientan, el recorrido permite ser testigo de las excavaciones de los científicos...

Viaje a la tierra de los dinosaurios: cómo es el parque paleontológico más grande de Sudamérica
El Parque GeoPaleontológico Proyecto Dino, en Neuquén, pertenece a la Universidad Nacional del Comahue y ofrece la posibilidad de estar en un ambiente con fósiles de hasta 100 millones de años atrás. Con guías que orientan, el recorrido permite ser testigo de las excavaciones de los científicos

Descubren gigantescas montañas al interior de nuestro planeta: están a 660 kilómetros de profundidad…

Descubren gigantescas montañas al interior de nuestro planeta: están a 660 kilómetros de profundidad
Si bien se dice que, en términos generales, el planeta tiene tres capas: la corteza, el manto y el núcleo (interno y externo), los científicos consideran existen partes en el interior de la Tierra con características bastante peculiares. Un nuevo estudio encontró una cadena de montañas, nada menos que a 660 kilómetros de profundidad. El terremoto que sufrió Bolivia en 1994, a unos 320 kilómetros de La Paz, fue tan potente ( 8,2 grados de magnitud), que abrió la posibilidad de estudiar lo que existe bajo nuestros pies, pero que no habíamos percibido...

Descubren gigantescas montañas al interior de nuestro planeta: están a 660 kilómetros de profundidad
Están a 660 kilómetros de profundidad. Hallazgo se consiguió gracias al estudio del terremoto que sufrió Bolivia en 1994.

Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab S5e Tablet with Android 9 Pie, Ultra Thin Design

Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab S5e Tablet with Android 9 Pie, Ultra Thin Design
Samsung announced today the Galaxy Tab S5e tablet with a stylish and versatile design, and components to help you enjoy the best possible content from your favorite streaming services...

Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab S5e Tablet with Android 9 Pie, Ultra Thin Design
The tablet is capable of 4K UHD video recording and playback

[ Mmmm… Really ? ] Crean una Inteligencia Artificial capaz de desarrollar sentido común

[ Mmmm... Really ? ] Crean una Inteligencia Artificial capaz de desarrollar sentido común
Investigadores norteamericanos han desarrollado el primer sistema de inteligencia artificial que puede colaborar con un compañero humano en un juego de dibujo y adivinación al estilo de Pictionary. Conecta con los pensamientos humanos para desarrollar su propio sentido común...

Crean una Inteligencia Artificial capaz de desarrollar sentido común
Investigadores norteamericanos han desarrollado el primer sistema de inteligencia artificial que puede colaborar con un compañero humano en un juego de dibujo y adivinación al estilo de Pictionary. Conecta con los pensamientos humanos para desarrollar su propio sentido común.

Una nueva herramienta ayuda a detectar cualquier virus humano

Una nueva herramienta ayuda a detectar cualquier virus humano
Un nuevo método computacional ayuda a los científicos a examinar los microbios a una escala más amplia y completa de lo que antes era posible. El software se puede usar para diseñar mejores sistemas de detección de virus como el del Zika...

Una nueva herramienta ayuda a detectar cualquier virus humano
Un nuevo método computacional ayuda a los científicos a examinar los microbios a una escala más amplia y completa de lo que antes era posible. El software se puede usar para diseñar mejores sistemas de detección de virus como el del Zika.

Photography site 500px resets 14.8 million passwords after data breach

Photography site 500px resets 14.8 million passwords after data breach
Photography website 500px has become the latest online brand to admit suffering a serious data breach. In an advisory, the company said it became aware of the breach last week. It estimates that the breach took place around 5 July last year. This affected the majority of the site’s nearly 15 million users, who should shortly receive an email asking them to change their passwords as soon as possible...

Photography site 500px resets 14.8 million passwords after data breach
Photography website 500px has become the latest site to admit suffering a serious data breach.

Apple fighting pirate app developers, will insist on 2FA for coders

Apple fighting pirate app developers, will insist on 2FA for coders
Remember how the world’s biggest social network got into trouble with Apple recently over an app called Facebook Research? The app wasn’t designed for general use – in fact, Facebook couldn’t make it openly available to everyone because it was too snoopy to be allowed in the App Store. Amongst other things, it peeked into some or all of the network traffic from your other apps, with the goal of improving Facebook by learning more about how people behaved online...

Apple fighting pirate app developers, will insist on 2FA for coders
Are you an Apple developer? Care about security? Using 2FA? You will be soon…

New open-source project introduces code-free deep learning approach

New open-source project introduces code-free deep learning approach
Uber’s AI engineering team wants to make deep learning more accessible with the open-source release of Ludwig. The deep learning toolbox based on TensorFlow aims to give users the ability to train and test deep learning models without having to write any code...

New open-source project introduces code-free deep learning approach - SD Times
Uber announces the open-source release of Ludwig, a TensorFlow-based toolbox for training and testing deep learning models.

AWS announces new bare metal instances for companies who want more cloud control

AWS announces new bare metal instances for companies who want more cloud control
When you think about Infrastructure as a Service, you typically pay for a virtual machine that resides in a multi-tenant environment. That means, it’s using a set of shared resources. For many companies that approach is fine, but when a customer wants more control, they may prefer a single tenant system where they control the entire set of hardware resources. This approach is also known as “bare metal” in the industry, and today AWS announced five new bare metal instances...

AWS announces new bare metal instances for companies who want more cloud control – TechCrunch

Merging neutron stars: How cosmic events give insight into fundamental properties of matter

Merging neutron stars: How cosmic events give insight into fundamental properties of matter
Simulation of merging neutron stars calculated with supercomputers. Different colors show the mass density and the temperature some time after the merger has taken place and shortly before the object collapses to a black hole. Quarks are expected to form where the temperature and density are higher...

Merging neutron stars: How cosmic events give insight into fundamental properties of matter
The opportunity to measure the gravitational waves of two merging neutron stars could offer answers to some of the fundamental questions about the structure of matter. At the extremely high temperatures and densities in the merger, scientists have conjectured a phase transition in which neutrons dissolve into their constituent quarks and gluons. In the current issue of Physical Review Letters, two international research groups report on their cal...

CMS gets first result using largest-ever LHC data sample

CMS gets first result using largest-ever LHC data sample
Just under three months after the final proton–proton collisions from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)'s second run (Run 2), the CMS collaboration has submitted its first paper based on the full LHC dataset collected in 2018 – the largest sample ever collected at the LHC – and data collected in 2016 and 2017. The findings reflect an immense achievement, as a complex chain of data reconstruction and calibration was necessary to be able to use the data for analysis suitable for a scientific result...

CMS gets first result using largest-ever LHC data sample
Just under three months after the final proton–proton collisions from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)'s second run (Run 2), the CMS collaboration has submitted its first paper based on the full LHC dataset collected in 2018 – the largest sample ever collected at the LHC – and data collected in 2016 and 2017. The findings reflect an immense achievement, as a complex chain of data reconstruction and calibration was necessary to be able to use the d...

Canonical releases second point release for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Canonical releases second point release for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Canonical, the company behind the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, has announced the general availability of Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. This is the second such point release since Ubuntu 18.04 was launched in April last year...

Canonical releases second point release for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Neowin

Turns Out We Were Wrong About When Our Galaxy Will Collide With Andromeda

Turns Out We Were Wrong About When Our Galaxy Will Collide With Andromeda
Astronomers have known for some time that the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies will collide on some future date. The best guess for that rendezvous has been about 3.75 billion years from now. But now a new study based on Data Release 2 from the ESA's Gaia mission is bringing some clarity to this future collision...

Turns Out We Were Wrong About When Our Galaxy Will Collide With Andromeda
Astronomers have known for some time that the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies will collide on some future date. The best guess for that rendezvous has been about 3.75 billion years from now.