Arm Introduces ARMv8.1-M Architecture With New “Helium” Vector Extension

Arm Introduces ARMv8.1-M Architecture With New "Helium" Vector Extension
Arm Holdings today announced ARMv8.1-M as their newest M-series architecture with enhancements around signal processing and machine learning for embedded devices. The key addition to ARMv8.1-M is the introduction of their "Helium" technology also known as the M-Profile Vector Extension (MVE) to provide advanced compute capabilities. With MVE in tow, ARMv8.1-M is said to offer up to 15x greater performance for machine learning. This architecture will be used by upcoming Cortex-M processors. The Helium/MVE vector extension is akin to the Neon SIMD extension found for Cortex-A series processors...

Arm Introduces ARMv8.1-M Architecture With New "Helium" Vector Extension - Phoronix
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Google Pay adds support for 17 new banks and credit unions in the US

Google Pay adds support for 17 new banks and credit unions in the US
Basically every major US bank and credit union already supports Google Pay, and the contactless payment service already has nearly 2,000 partners stateside. Despite that, the support list continues to grow by at least a handful of banks every few weeks, and sure enough, an additional 17 have joined the list since our last update 12 days ago...

Google Pay adds support for 17 new banks and credit unions in the US
Basically every major US bank and credit union already supports Google Pay, and the contactless payment service already has nearly 2,000 partners stateside. Despite that, the support list continues to grow by at least a handful of banks every few weeks, and sure enough, an additional 17 have joined

LIGO gravitational waves: Black hole detectors to get upgrade

LIGO gravitational waves: Black hole detectors to get upgrade
The LIGO Louisiana lab that detected gravitational waves is in line for an upgrade. The UK and US governments will spend £25m upgrading the machines that made the historic first detection of gravitational waves in 2015...

Black hole detectors to get big upgrade
The UK and US governments announce a £25m project to improve the sensitivity of the LIGO facilities.

What exactly is a black hole?

What exactly is a black hole?
What is a black hole? In an article that has just appeared in the journal Nature Astronomy, LMU philosopher Erik Curiel shows that physicists use different definitions of the concept, depending on their own particular fields of interest...

What exactly is a black hole?
What is a black hole? In an article that has just appeared in the journal Nature Astronomy, LMU philosopher Erik Curiel shows that physicists use different definitions of the concept, depending on their own particular fields of interest.

NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay

NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay
NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon, and this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay. Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, told reporters Thursday that the agency plans to speed up plans backed by President Donald Trump to return to the moon, using private companies. "It's important that we get back to the moon as fast as possible," said Bridenstine in a meeting at NASA's Washington headquarters, adding he hoped to have astronauts back there by 2028...

NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay
NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon, and this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay.

The year 2018 was the second most active year on record for data breaches, report says Despite a s…

The year 2018 was the second most active year on record for data breaches, report says
Despite a slight dip in the total number of breaches it was still a banner year for hackers focused on stealing data from websites, according to a Risk based Security report...

Opera desktop browser gets a new look, dark theme gets darker Opera shuffles around buttons in its…

Opera desktop browser gets a new look, dark theme gets darker
Opera shuffles around buttons in its forthcoming release with re-design inspired by photography...

Opera desktop browser gets a new look, dark theme gets darker | ZDNet

Opera shuffles around buttons in its forthcoming release with re-design inspired by photography.

Facebook tackles developer databases leaking at least one million user records The external databa…

Facebook tackles developer databases leaking at least one million user records
The external databases were used by Android app developers who harvested and stored user data...

Facebook tackles developer databases leaking at least one million user records | ZDNet

The external databases were used by Android app developers who harvested and stored user data.

WARNING – New Phishing Attack That Even Most Vigilant Users Could Fall For How do you check if a w…

WARNING – New Phishing Attack That Even Most Vigilant Users Could Fall For
How do you check if a website asking for your credentials is fake or legit to log in? By checking if the URL is correct? By checking if the website address is not a homograph? By checking if the site is using HTTPS? Or using software or browser extensions that detect phishing domains? Well, if you, like most Internet users, are also relying on above basic security practices to spot if that "Facebook.com" or "Google.com" you have been served with is fake or not, you may still fall victim to a newly discovered creative phishing attack and end up in giving away your passwords to hackers...

Hacker Breaches Dozens of Sites, Puts 127 Million New Records Up for Sale A hacker who was selling…

Hacker Breaches Dozens of Sites, Puts 127 Million New Records Up for Sale
A hacker who was selling details of nearly 620 million online accounts stolen from 16 popular websites has now put up a second batch of 127 million records originating from 8 other sites for sale on the dark web. Last week, The Hacker News received an email from a Pakistani hacker who claims to have hacked dozens of popular websites (listed below) and selling their stolen databases online...

‘Pied Piper’ device lures tumors out of the brain in ‘game changing’ breakthrough (VIDEO)

‘Pied Piper’ device lures tumors out of the brain in ‘game changing’ breakthrough (VIDEO)
The Tumor Monorail, a device which tricks aggressive brain tumors into leaving the brain into an external container, making them far easier to treat and kill, has been described as a “breakthrough device” by the FDA...

‘Pied Piper’ device lures tumors out of the brain in ‘game changing’ breakthrough (VIDEO)
The Tumor Monorail, a device which tricks aggressive brain tumors into leaving the brain into an external container, making them far easier to treat and kill, has been described as a “breakthrough device” by the FDA.

Yes, Netflix recorded and saved all the choices you made watching the ‘Bandersnatch’ movie

Yes, Netflix recorded and saved all the choices you made watching the ‘Bandersnatch’ movie
When Netflix released its choose-your-own-adventure ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ movie in December, viewers joked that the streaming service might be using it as an experiment to harvest data. Well, it turns out they were right...

Yes, Netflix recorded and saved all the choices you made watching the ‘Bandersnatch’ movie
When Netflix released its choose-your-own-adventure ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ movie in December, viewers joked that the streaming service might be using it as an experiment to harvest data. Well, it turns out they were right.

Amaz-off: Online retail giant Amazon cancels New York HQ plans after massive backlash

Amaz-off: Online retail giant Amazon cancels New York HQ plans after massive backlash
Megacorporation Amazon has shelved plans to build its second headquarters in New York City. The project had been met with generous tax breaks from the city authorities, and intense backlash from local residents...

Amaz-off: Online retail giant Amazon cancels New York HQ plans after massive backlash
Megacorporation Amazon has shelved plans to build its second headquarters in New York City. The project had been met with generous tax breaks from the city authorities, and intense backlash from local residents.

Facebook reportedly negotiating multibillion dollar fine with FTC

Facebook reportedly negotiating multibillion dollar fine with FTC
Facebook is reportedly facing a record-breaking fine for its recent privacy lapses. According to the Washington Post, the social networking giant is negotiating an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission that would result in a multibillion penalty...

Facebook reportedly negotiating multibillion dollar fine with FTC
Facebook could face a multibillion-dollar fine from the Federal Trade Commission.

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 4.18 from Ubuntu 18.10, More

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 4.18 from Ubuntu 18.10, More
After a one-week delay, Canonical released today the second point release of its latest LTS (Long Term Support) operating system series, Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver). Initially planned for release on February 7th, 2019, the Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS operating system has been delayed by Canonical until Valentine's Day, February 14th, due to a bug in the Linux 4.18 kernel inherited from Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) causing boot failures with certain graphics chipsets...

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 4.18 from Ubuntu 18.10, More
Includes updated graphics stacks from Ubuntu 18.10 as well

How to choose the right data visualization tools for your apps

How to choose the right data visualization tools for your apps
Visualization frameworks have their place, but dedicated visualization tools are often a better way to create interactive, visual experiences in your applications...

How to choose the right data visualization tools | InfoWorld
Visualization frameworks have their place, but dedicated visualization tools are often a better way to create interactive, visual experiences in your applications

Update now! Microsoft and Adobe’s February 2019 Patch Tuesday is here

Update now! Microsoft and Adobe’s February 2019 Patch Tuesday is here
Internet Explorer (IE) may have launched way back in 1995 but nearly a quarter of a century later it’s still creating work for Microsoft and Windows users. Take February’s Patch Tuesday, a highlight of which is a bona fide IE 10 and 11 zero-day said by Microsoft to be under active exploit by cybercriminals...

Update now! Microsoft and Adobe’s February 2019 Patch Tuesday is here
Internet Explorer (IE) may have launched way back in 1995 but nearly a quarter of a century later it’s still creating work for Microsoft and Windows users.

Google paid out $3.4m in bug bounties last year

Google paid out $3.4m in bug bounties last year
A 19-year-old researcher from Uruguay; a restaurant owner from Cluj, Romania; and a Cambridge professor: these are just three of the 317 researchers who were rewarded for reporting vulnerabilities and helping keep Google users safer in 2018, the company said in its yearly bug bounty payout wrap-up...

Google paid out $3.4m in bug bounties last year
317 researchers from 78 countries turned 2018 into a worldwide bug-crunching spree.

Working together to solve the challenges of hybrid and multi-cloud

Working together to solve the challenges of hybrid and multi-cloud
In a recent podcast, industry analysts discuss ways for organizations to decrease complexity, control costs, and close a widening skills gap...

Working together to solve the challenges of hybrid and multi-cloud | CIO
In a recent podcast, industry analysts discuss ways for organizations to decrease complexity, control costs, and close a widening skills gap

Two IT industry analysts discuss taming multi-cloud complexity

Two IT industry analysts discuss taming multi-cloud complexity
How a new era of artificial intelligence, orchestration, and automation is helping the enterprise manage diverse systems, multi-clouds, and growing IT complexity...

Two IT industry analysts discuss taming multi-cloud complexity | CIO
How a new era of artificial intelligence, orchestration, and automation is helping the enterprise manage diverse systems, multi-clouds, and growing IT complexity

Another WordPress commercial plugin gets exploited in the wild

Another WordPress commercial plugin gets exploited in the wild
The large number of WordPress commercial plugins are creating a new attack surface on the WordPress site landscape...

Another WordPress commercial plugin gets exploited in the wild | ZDNet
The large number of WordPress commercial plugins are creating a new attack surface on the WordPress site landscape.

Google Play Store app rejections up 55% from last year, app suspensions up 66%

Google Play Store app rejections up 55% from last year, app suspensions up 66%
Eighty percent of Google Play Store policy violations are caused by repeat offenders...

Google Play Store app rejections up 55% from last year, app suspensions up 66% | ZDNet
Eighty percent of Google Play Store policy violations are caused by repeat offenders.

Crean el primer tejido que se adapta a las condiciones ambientales

Crean el primer tejido que se adapta a las condiciones ambientales
Científicos han creado el primer textil capaz de regular automáticamente la temperatura corporal dependiendo de las condiciones de humedad y temperatura del ambiente. El tejido se adapta para dejar pasar la radiación infrarroja del cuerpo según las circunstancias...

Crean el primer tejido que se adapta a las condiciones ambientales
Científicos han creado el primer textil capaz de regular automáticamente la temperatura corporal dependiendo de las condiciones de humedad y temperatura del ambiente. El tejido se adapta para dejar pasar la radiación infrarroja del cuerpo según las circunstancias.

Ethical Hacking, Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux Is Now Available on AWS

Ethical Hacking, Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux Is Now Available on AWS
The Ubuntu-based BackBox Linux operating system designed for penetration testing, ethical hacking, and other security evaluations is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS)...

Ethical Hacking, Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux OS Is Now Available on AWS
Offers optimal system for professional penetration testers