LG’s G8 uses its OLED screen for audio too

LG's G8 uses its OLED screen for audio too
Even though we've likely seen all of the outside of LG's next flagship phone, there's still a lot to learn about the G8 ThinQ and the company is sticking to its custom by slowly releasing info as we near its MWC 2019 launch...

LG's G8 uses its OLED screen for audio too
LG's Crystal Sound OLED vibrates the screen to create 'full-bodied stereo performance.'

NASA’s SPHEREx mission will investigate the origins of the universe

NASA's SPHEREx mission will investigate the origins of the universe
NASA has announced a new space telescope mission dedicated to understanding the origins of life and the universe. It's called the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer or SPHEREx, for short...

NASA's SPHEREx mission will investigate the origins of the universe
NASA has announced the SPHEREx space telescope mission, slated for launch in 2023.

Google anuncia una inversión de 13.000 millones de dólares para centros de datos y oficinas

Google anuncia una inversión de 13.000 millones de dólares para centros de datos y oficinas
Esto le permitirá crecer por Estados Unidos, con nuevos centros de datos en lugares como Ohio, Nebraska, Texas, Virginia y Nevada...

Google anuncia una inversión de 13.000 millones de dólares para centros de datos y oficinas

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch en realidad fue un experimento de minería de datos

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch en realidad fue un experimento de minería de datos
Han pasado suficientes semanas desde el momento de furor detonado por Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. A estas alturas medio mundo ya jugó con la película interactiva; y descubrió el final destinado a las decisiones tomadas por ellos. Pero parece que eso sólo era el principio de una retorcida historia que parece extenderse más allá de la pantalla. Y que involucraría la privacidad de cada incauto que se sumergió a esa cinta. De acuerdo con un reporte de Motherboard, en realidad Netflix guardaría un registro de absolutamente todas las decisiones tomadas por cada uno de los usuarios de la plataforma...

¡Escándalo! Black Mirror: Bandersnatch en realidad fue un experimento de minería de datos
Netflix habría almacenado cada una de las decisiones tomadas por sus usuarios en Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. Y tiene una justificación para ello.

Hackers can stop or speed up Xiaomi’s M365 electric scooter

Hackers can stop or speed up Xiaomi's M365 electric scooter
As if there weren't enough safety concerns surrounding electric scooters, here's a new one. Researchers at mobile security firm Zimperium discovered a bug in the Xiaomi M365 scooter that allows a hacker to remotely access the device...

Hackers can stop or speed up Xiaomi's M365 electric scooter
Hackers can connect to scooters via Bluetooth and take control of the devices remotely.

Google Says It Scans 50 Billion Android Apps Every Day to Detect Malware

Google Says It Scans 50 Billion Android Apps Every Day to Detect Malware
Google has recently shared new data on its efforts to boost user security on Android, revealing that it’s paying much more attention to the applications that end up being available for download in the Play Store...

Google Says It Scans 50 Billion Android Apps Every Day to Detect Malware
Firm shares new data on security efforts on Android

Free Micropatch for Critical Zero-Day Flaw in OpenOffice Now Available

Free Micropatch for Critical Zero-Day Flaw in OpenOffice Now Available
A zero-day vulnerability that was recently discovered in LibreOffice and OpenOffice is finally fixed in both Office productivity suites after a micropatch for the latter was published by 0patch...

Free Micropatch for Critical Zero-Day Flaw in OpenOffice Now Available
0patch rolls out micropatch for OpenOffice users

Canonical Patches Dirty Sock Vulnerability Affecting Ubuntu, Other Linux Distros

Canonical Patches Dirty Sock Vulnerability Affecting Ubuntu, Other Linux Distros
Canonical this week rolled out an update for the Snapd daemon in order to resolve a vulnerability called Dirty Sock which allowed hackers to gain root access on Ubuntu and other Linux distros...

Canonical Patches Dirty Sock Vulnerability Affecting Ubuntu, Other Linux Distros
The flaw exists in Snapd version 2.28 through 2.37

Consiguen microorganismos que capturan y enriquecen uranio

Consiguen microorganismos que capturan y enriquecen uranio
Investigadores españoles han mejorado genéticamente algas y microorganismos de agua dulce y de mar y conseguido que capturen y enriquezcan uranio, capacitándolos para limpiar residuos nucleares, obtener el preciado uranio 235 y aprovechar las colas de uranio...

Consiguen microorganismos que capturan y enriquecen uranio
Investigadores españoles han mejorado genéticamente algas y microorganismos de agua dulce y de mar y conseguido que capturen y enriquezcan uranio, capacitándolos para limpiar residuos nucleares, obtener el preciado uranio 235 y aprovechar las colas de uranio.

[ From Linley Newsletter ] Bitmain SoC Brings AI to the Edge

[ From Linley Newsletter ] Bitmain SoC Brings AI to the Edge
With the Bitcoin-mining gold rush over, mining-ASIC firms must reinvent themselves. For leader Bitmain, that means building an AI business while continuing to invest in mining ASICs. After developing two neural-network-accelerator chips under the Sophon brand, the company in 4Q18 shipped its first SoC designed for edge systems. The Sophon BM1880 can function as a standalone SoC, or it can serve as a low-power coprocessor. Bitmain offers several low-cost developer kits using the chip, including a USB stick.
By Bob Wheeler
The BM1880 comprises multiple CPUs along with a tensor processing unit (TPU) and video engine. Dual Arm Cortex-A53 CPUs handle application code while a single RISC-V CPU performs real-time duties. Bitmain rates the TPU, which includes 2MB of SRAM, at one trillion operations per second (TOPS) for 8-bit-integer (INT8) data. Designed for surveillance cameras, the video engine can decode two 1080p H.264 streams. The chip provides numerous I/O interfaces for memory, host, camera, and audio connections. Packaged in a 14mm FCBGA, the BM1880 dissipates 2.5W (typical) using a 28nm process.
The BM1880 competes with Intel's Movidius Myriad X processor, which targets the same vision-processing applications, offers similar AI performance, and dissipates the same power. Myriad X differs, however, by handling raw video from up to eight MIPI camera interfaces, whereas the BM1880 handles streams from USB-video-class (UVC) cameras. Technical merits may prove secondary, however; China is the largest market for surveillance cameras and Chinese OEMs may prefer a domestic chip supplier.

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[ From Linley Newsletter ] Intel Zaps Some Coffee Lake GPUs

[ From Linley Newsletter ] Intel Zaps Some Coffee Lake GPUs
Sometimes less is more, so Intel is shipping new PC processors without integrated graphics, following a similar move by AMD last year. Designated with an "F" suffix in the model name, these desktop processors in the 9th-Gen Core S-series employ the same die as existing Core S-series products (Coffee Lake) but disable the on-chip Intel GPU. In addition to competing with AMD's similarly configured Ryzen 2000-series processors, the new chips should run cooler, increase the effective capacity of Intel's overtaxed fabs, and attract gamers and content creators who prefer the higher performance of external graphics cards.
By Tom R. Halfhill
With little fanfare, Intel rolled out five of these processors in the Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 tiers. Some began shipping in January, and the rest will follow later this quarter. All are manufactured in the company's newest 14nm++ technology. They have four to eight CPUs, base clock frequencies of 2.9GHz to 4.0GHz, and thermal design power (TDP) ranging from 65W to 95W. Their microarchitecture is unchanged from other Coffee Lake designs. The flagship Core i9-9900KF, like its integrated twin, offers the highest boost frequency (5.0GHz) of any PC processor and is the only F-model with Hyper-Threading.
By disabling the GPU, Intel is targeting gamers and others who use discrete graphics cards from AMD or Nvidia. It also increases fab capacity, because Intel can salvage some die that have defective logic in that die area. With the long-delayed 10nm technology still many months away, and the 14nm fabs struggling to meet demand, the F-models effectively boost production yields.

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New Raspberry Pi challenger promises 7x the speed at 2x the price, with Android 9 Pie, USB 3.0, 4K video…

New Raspberry Pi challenger promises 7x the speed at 2x the price, with Android 9 Pie, USB 3.0, 4K video*
The Odroid-N2 single-board computer should be one of the fastest sub-$100 computers available...

New Raspberry Pi challenger promises 7x the speed at 2x the price, with Android 9 Pie, USB 3.0, 4K video - TechRepublic

Dell EMC Launches All-Flash Isilon F810

Dell EMC Launches All-Flash Isilon F810
Today Dell EMC announced that it has expanded its flagship unstructured data storage system, Isilon, with another new all-flash version. The new Dell EMC Isilon F810 will bring all-flash performance to help users unlock the full potential of their unstructured data. The company also released new data management software, Dell EMC ClarityNow, to give users better visibility into their unstructured data both in the cloud and on-prem...

Dell EMC Launches All-Flash Isilon F810 | StorageReview.com - Storage Reviews
Today Dell EMC announced that it has expanded its flagship unstructured data storage system, Isilon, with another new all-flash version. The new Dell EMC Isilon F810 will bring all-flash performance to help users unlock the full potential of their unstructured data. The company also released new data management software, Dell EMC ClarityNow, to give users better visibility into their unstructured data both in the cloud and on-prem.

Hubble Shows off the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

Hubble Shows off the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune
Like Earth, Uranus and Neptune have season and experience changes in weather patterns as a result. But unlike Earth, the seasons on these planets last for years rather than months, and weather patterns occur on a scale that is unimaginable by Earth standards. A good example is the storms that have been observed in Neptune and Uranus’ atmosphere, which include Neptune’s famous Great Dark Spot. During its yearly routine of monitoring Uranus and Neptune, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST) recently provided updated observations of both planets’ weather patterns. In addition to spotting a new and mysterious storm on Neptune, Hubble provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm around Uranus’ north pole. These observations are part of Hubble‘s long-term mission to improve our understanding of the outer planets...

Hubble Shows off the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune - Universe Today
New images from Hubble have shown some interesting seasonal developments on Neptune and Uranus

Airbus To Stop Production Of A380 Superjumbo Jet

Airbus To Stop Production Of A380 Superjumbo Jet
European aerospace behemoth Airbus has announced it will stop building its A380 superjumbo jet after the plane's biggest customer, Dubai-based Emirates Airline, cut its order by 39 planes...

Airbus To Stop Production Of A380 Superjumbo Jet
The European company says it has no reason to continue production after its biggest customer cut back its orders. Despite much fanfare, the double-decker plane has struggled to find a market.

Shlayer Malware Disables macOS Gatekeeper to Run Unsigned Payloads

Shlayer Malware Disables macOS Gatekeeper to Run Unsigned Payloads
A new variant of the multi-stage Shlayer malware known to target macOS users has been observed in the wild, now being capable to escalate privileges using a two-year-old technique and to disable the Gatekeeper protection mechanism to run unsigned second stage payloads. Shlayer was first observed in action by Intego's research team which found it being distributed as part of a malware campaign during February 2018, disguising as a fake Adobe Flash Player installer like many other malware families targeting the Mac platform...

Shlayer Malware Disables macOS Gatekeeper to Run Unsigned Payloads

Google Gets Aggressive, Pledges $13B for US Data Centers and Offices

Google Gets Aggressive, Pledges $13B for US Data Centers and Offices
Google CEO Sundar Pichai pledged to spend more than $13 billion this year on data centers and offices in the U.S. This will include “major expansions” in 14 states and “tens of thousands” of new employees, Pichai wrote in a blog post. He added that “2019 marks the second year in a row we’ll be growing faster outside of the Bay Area than in it.” For comparison, in 2018 the tech giant invested $9 billion in facilities and hired more than 10,000 people in the U.S...

Google Gets Aggressive, Pledges $13B for US Data Centers and Offi

Cisco Network Assurance Engine Bug Allows Login with Old Passwords

Cisco Network Assurance Engine Bug Allows Login with Old Passwords
Cisco has issue a security advisory for Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE) Release 3.0(1) for a bug that causes password changes done via NAE to not be synchronized to the CLI of the associated device. This would allow a user to be able to gain access to a device via its CLI using the previous password. The Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE) is a management software used by data centers or network operation centers to monitor their networks and devices and to make sure they are compliant with current policies...

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OpenOffice Zero-Day Code Execution Flaw Gets Free Micropatch

OpenOffice Zero-Day Code Execution Flaw Gets Free Micropatch
A micropatch is now available for a zero-day OpenOffice code execution vulnerability which can be triggered via automated macro execution following a mouseover event when viewing a maliciously crafted ODT document. Using an exploit for this zero-day vulnerability, potential attackers can issue a directory traversal attack against users of all versions of OpenOffice and all LibreOffice releases up to and including 6.0.6/6.1.2.1. However, the OpenOffice 0day which is currently tracked as CVE-2018-16858 and received a CVSS3 Base Score of 7.8 from Red Hat, has been fixed by The Document Foundation in the LibreOffice 6.0.7/6.1.3 release after receiving a report from security researcher Alex Inführ who discovered the issue...

OpenOffice Zero-Day Code Execution Flaw Gets Free Micropatch

Red Hat drops MongoDB out of Satellite

Red Hat drops MongoDB out of Satellite
Red Hat is prising MongoDB out of its Satellite infrastructure management platform in favour of PostgreSQL. The open source vendor made the announcement in a blog post yesterday saying it would “standardize on a PostgreSQL backend” and that it wanted to ensure users “were not caught by surprise as this is a change to the underlying databases of Satellite”...

Red Hat drops MongoDB out of Satellite • DEVCLASS

The “Impossible” Tech Behind SpaceX’s New Engine

The “Impossible” Tech Behind SpaceX’s New Engine
Followers of the Church of Elon will no doubt already be aware of SpaceX’s latest technical triumph: the test firing of the first full-scale Raptor engine. Of course, it was hardly a secret. As he often does, Elon has been “leaking” behind the scenes information, pictures, and even video of the event on his Twitter account. Combined with the relative transparency of SpaceX to begin with, this gives us an exceptionally clear look at how literal rocket science is performed at the Hawthorne, California based company...

The “Impossible” Tech Behind SpaceX’s New Engine

New Map of Dark Matter Breaks Scientists’ Understanding of Physics – “The results appear to challenge…

New Map of Dark Matter Breaks Scientists’ Understanding of Physics – "The results appear to challenge current understanding of the fundamental laws of physics."
Scientists have created a vast new map that explores how structures of dark matter have grown during the life of the universe — and they claim it could upend the current understanding of physics. “If further data shows we’re definitely right, then it suggests something is missing from our current understanding of the Standard Model and the general theory of relativity,” Kavli Institute physicist Chiaki Hikage said in a press release...

New Map of Dark Matter Breaks Scientists’ Understanding of Physics
"The results appear to challenge current understanding of the fundamental laws of physics."

Mysterious Quantum Rule Reconstructed From Scratch

Mysterious Quantum Rule Reconstructed From Scratch
The Born rule, which connects the math of quantum theory to the outcomes of experiments, has been derived from simpler physical principles. The new work promises to give researchers a better grip on the core mystery of quantum mechanics...

The Born Rule Has Been Derived From Simple Physical Principles | Quanta Magazine
The new work promises to give researchers a better grip on the core mystery of quantum mechanics.

Scientists finally confirm a big theory about solar system formation

Scientists finally confirm a big theory about solar system formation
When a disk of material spins in the cosmos, how do the objects involved react? Researchers recently used a giant swirling tank of water to find out...

Scientists finally confirm a big theory about solar system formation
When a disk of material spins in the cosmos, how do the objects involved react? Researchers recently used a giant swirling tank of water to find out.

Weather Service Doubles Up on Cray Supercomputer

Weather Service Doubles Up on Cray Supercomputer
When it comes to weather forecasting and climate modeling, supercomputer maker Cray has plenty of stories to tell... To add to that bucket, South African Weather Service’s (SAWS) has performed a major upgrade of its Cray XC30 supercomputer, doubling its computational horsepower and tripling the system’s storage capacity. The expanded system now has 48 Xeon-powered compute blades and 1.8 petabytes of ClusterStor storage. The upgrades were delivered in March 2018 and the entire system was relocated to a new datacenter the following month...

Weather Service Doubles Up on Cray Supercomputer
When it comes to weather forecasting and climate modeling, supercomputer maker Cray has plenty of stories to tell... To add to that bucket, South African

A Startling Find: Astronomers Discover Two ‘Warm Saturns’

A Startling Find: Astronomers Discover Two 'Warm Saturns'
Space scientists just found a pair of Saturn-like planets that have the heat on high. The two worlds orbit the star TOI-216 in the constellation Dorado, 580 light years away. That’s unfathomably far from Earth—approximately three-and-a-half quadrillion miles. Though official confirmation awaits, researchers say they’re virtually certain both are out there...

A Startling Find: Astronomers Discover Two 'Warm Saturns'
They made the detections with TESS data.

Airbus despide al “Super Jumbo”, su emblemático avión gigante para 850 pasajeros

Airbus despide al "Super Jumbo", su emblemático avión gigante para 850 pasajeros
El fabricante aeronáutico Airbus anunció el fin de la producción del A380, un emblemático avión gigante con capacidad para hasta 850 pasajeros en servicio desde 2007, debido a la falta de pedidos. Los últimos aparatos serán entregados en 2021...

Airbus despide al Super Jumbo, su emblemático avión gigante para 850 pasajeros