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Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAs

By | 2017-08-23T01:55:07+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Microsoft|

This afternoon Microsoft announced Brainwave, an FPGA-based system for ultra-low latency deep learning in the cloud. Early benchmarking indicates that when using Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs, Brainwave can sustain 39.5 Teraflops on a large gated recurrent unit without any batching. Microsoft has been pouring resources into FPGAs for a while now, deploying large

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MIT’s Robogami lets you build custom 3D-printable robots from standard, folding parts

By | 2017-08-23T00:34:57+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Gadgets|

Flat-pack furniture made IKEA a global powerhouse, and the same principles may help create a new generation of robots. Interactive Robogami is a project from MIT that lets users create ambulatory robots from a library of pieces that fold and fit together like origami. “The goal is to make the process of designing

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The biggest ransomware threat could be in your pocket

By | 2017-08-23T02:21:49+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks in recent months have reignited concern over just how these threats occur. As a result, many leaders have reinvigorated their security efforts regarding computer vulnerabilities. However, they might be missing another big endpoint susceptible to ransomware, one you likely carry in your pocket right now. Personal mobile devices like smartphones and tablets

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WhatsApp adds text-based Status updates

By | 2017-08-23T09:10:27+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: GSM|

WhatsApp has updated its Status feature to allow users to just post text-based updates for their friends to see. Instead of having a photo or video as your status, you can now just type text or insert a URL. Users will be able to customize the color of the font and the background.

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Targeted Attack Landscape: A Continuing Threat

By | 2017-08-23T00:20:29+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

When planning the cyber defenses of an organization, it's important to factor in the total threat landscape – including continuing threats as well as emerging security issues. In this way, organizations can create a more holistic data protection posture. While not seen in many headlines currently, targeted attacks continue to pose a threat to today's

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Blue Apron implements a partial hiring freeze and lays off 14 recruiters

By | 2017-08-23T14:19:24+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Android|

Blue Apron is chugging along on its post-IPO bumpy road. For starters, The meal-kit company’s VP of human resources and talent, Kate Muzzatti, has left, Bloomberg first reported. In light of Muzzatti’s departure, Blue Apron is looking for a chief human resources officer, which is an entirely new role at the company, TechCrunch has

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This 23-year-old just closed her second fund — which is focused on aging — with $22 million

By | 2017-08-23T13:06:14+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Android|

Laura Deming is not your typical venture capitalist. Then again, she isn’t typical in many ways. For starters, the 23-year-old, New Zealand native was home schooled, developing along the way a love of math and physics and, perhaps most interestingly, the biology of aging. In fact, she became so preoccupied with the latter

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Salesforce slides past its $10B annual run rate target

By | 2017-08-23T12:03:13+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Android|

Earlier this year it looked as though Salesforce was starting to position itself as a company that would hit $10 billion in annual revenue run rate later this year — and, if all seems well, it looks like it may hit that target. Salesforce reported its second-quarter earnings today, saying it brought in

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Users dump AccuWeather iPhone app after learning it sends location data to a third party

By | 2017-08-23T11:00:38+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Android|

AccuWeather’s iOS app may be up to something fishy. Security researcher Will Strafach published a warning about the popular weather app’s behavior on Medium and users appear to be paying attention. I would find this less concerning if the AccuWeather's permission dialog mentioned tracking your home/work location, where you travel, etc. — Will

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Researchers Demo Remote Hacking of Industrial Cobots

By | 2017-08-23T08:24:15+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Researchers at security firm IOActive have shown how a remote attacker can hack an industrial collaborative robot, or cobot, and modify its safety settings, which could result in physical harm to nearby human operators. A few months ago, IOActive published a brief report providing a high-level description of its research into robot cybersecurity.

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