Technology

IBM Mainframe Ushers in New Era of Data Protection

IBM Mainframe Ushers in New Era of Data Protection

17 Jul 2017 comment

IBM unveiled IBM Z, the next generation of their transaction system, capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day. The new system also introduces encryption engine that makes it possible to pervasively encrypt data associated with any application, cloud service or database all the time.

Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on DeepMind

Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on DeepMind

16 Jul 2017 comment

Microsoft is setting up a new research lab focused on artificial intelligence with the goal of creating more general-purpose learning systems, according to Bloomberg.

IBM Revamps Computer Network Unit Around Watson AI Platform

IBM Revamps Computer Network Unit Around Watson AI Platform

15 Jul 2017 comment

IBM is revamping its Global Technology Services division, which helps customers run their computer networks, to rely more heavily on artificial intelligence, according to Bloomberg.

Intel Will Sponsor the Olympics to Showcase Virtual Reality Tech

Intel Will Sponsor the Olympics to Showcase Virtual Reality Tech

9 Jul 2017 comment

Intel will sponsor the Olympics through 2024 in the company’s latest bid to show off its technology through high-profile sports events, according to Bloomberg.

Alibaba Challenges Google and Amazon With New Echo-Like Device

Alibaba Challenges Google and Amazon With New Echo-Like Device

6 Jul 2017 comment

The competition in digital speaker-assistants is getting more intense, as Alibaba unfurled an Amazon Echo-like device and fellow Chinese internet giants Tencent and Baidu prepare to develop their own, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Said to Test 3-D Face Scanning to Unlock Next iPhone

Apple Said to Test 3-D Face Scanning to Unlock Next iPhone

5 Jul 2017 comment

Apple is working on a feature that will let you unlock your iPhone using your face instead of a fingerprint, according to Bloomberg.

Actility Powers Rollout of First LoRaWAN Network for Hong Kong

Actility Powers Rollout of First LoRaWAN Network for Hong Kong

4 Jul 2017 comment

Actility and Pixel Networks announced that they are rolling out a LoRaWAN wireless network providing IoT connectivity throughout Hong Kong.

Emirates to Use Face Scanners to Cut Waits

Emirates to Use Face Scanners to Cut Waits

2 Jul 2017 comment

Emirates is introducing facial recognition technology to shorten passengers’ waits at immigration and check-in counters, a move that comes as the U.S. revives a ban that could complicate air travel from the Middle East, according to Bloomberg.

Macau ATMs Need Face Time Before Payout to Follow the Money

Macau ATMs Need Face Time Before Payout to Follow the Money

1 Jul 2017 comment

Chinese bettors withdrawing money from some ATMs in Macau need to do more than punch in their PIN code. According to Bloomberg, they also have to stare into a camera for six seconds so facial-recognition software can verify their identity and help monitor transactions.

Things Mobile Presents an e-SIM for the Internet of Things

Things Mobile Presents an e-SIM for the Internet of Things

30 Jun 2017 comment

Things Mobile is breaking new ground on two fronts in the Internet of Things market. At the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, the company is making its debut as the world’s first mobile operator dedicated to the IoT and it is also unveiling its e-SIM.

Bosch Announces High-performance MEMS Acceleration Sensors for Wearables

Bosch Announces High-performance MEMS Acceleration Sensors for Wearables

27 Jun 2017 comment

Bosch Sensortec announced a new family of MEMS acceleration sensors for wearable devices, offering high performance and ease of integration in compact packages: The BMA456 and BMA423 are specifically designed for motion and fitness tracking in wearables.

300 Largest Cellular IoT Deployments Account for 156 Million Units

300 Largest Cellular IoT Deployments Account for 156 Million Units

26 Jun 2017 comment

Berg Insight presents for the first time a unique database covering the 300 largest cellular IoT deployments identified as part of the company’s world-class IoT market research activities since 2004.

Apple Is Focusing on Making an Autonomous Car System

Apple Is Focusing on Making an Autonomous Car System

16 Jun 2017 comment

After years toiling away in secret on its car project, Apple CEO Tim Cook has for the first time laid out exactly what the company is up to in the automotive market: It’s concentrating on self-driving technology, according to Bloomberg.

Emirates Eyes Smart Goggles to Shake Off Looming Budget Rivals

Emirates Eyes Smart Goggles to Shake Off Looming Budget Rivals

15 Jun 2017 comment

Airline carrier Emirates, hoping to shake off budget airlines coveting its long-distance customers, has set its sights on goggles, according to Bloomberg.

Developer Behind Pokemon Go Backs Apple's Push Into AR

Developer Behind Pokemon Go Backs Apple's Push Into AR

11 Jun 2017 comment

CEO of Niantic, the developer behind Pokemon Go, believes Apple’s entry into virtual and augmented reality this week should not be underestimated, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Unveils HomePod Speaker and Faster Macs

Apple Unveils HomePod Speaker and Faster Macs

6 Jun 2017 comment

Apple entered the growing field of voice-controlled speakers for the home, taking on early leaders Amazon and Google, according to Bloomberg.

SpaceX Ferries Supplies to Space Station With Reused Capsule

SpaceX Ferries Supplies to Space Station With Reused Capsule

5 Jun 2017 comment

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies took another step in the push to drive down flight costs, launching a resupply mission to the International Space Station using a pre-flown capsule, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Said to Ready Siri Speaker in Bid to Rival Google and Amazon

Apple Said to Ready Siri Speaker in Bid to Rival Google and Amazon

3 Jun 2017 comment

Soon, a device embossed with “Designed by Apple in California” may be on your nightstand or kitchen counter, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Said to Plan Dedicated Chip to Power AI on Devices

Apple Said to Plan Dedicated Chip to Power AI on Devices

1 Jun 2017 comment

Apple got an early start in artificial intelligence software with the 2011 introduction of Siri. Now the electronics giant is bringing artificial intelligence to chips, according to Bloomberg.

ARM Announces New Chip Design

ARM Announces New Chip Design

31 May 2017 comment

ARM, the division of SoftBank whose technology is the most widely used in the chip industry, announced a new design that targets the personal computer and server markets dominated by Intel, according to Bloomberg.

Intel Announces New Core i9 Chips

Intel Announces New Core i9 Chips

30 May 2017 comment

Intel, trying to head off a fledgling attempt by rival Advanced Micro Devices to compete in the market for high-end personal computer processors, introduced a new more-powerful chip, according to Bloomberg.

Health Executives See Tech Firms Remaking Industry

Health Executives See Tech Firms Remaking Industry

28 May 2017 comment

Health-care executives expect counterparts at tech companies like Alphabet to transform their industry over three to five years, according to Bloomberg, citing a Lazard survey.

Bosch Linked to Diesel-Cheating Claims Against Fourth Automaker

Bosch Linked to Diesel-Cheating Claims Against Fourth Automaker

27 May 2017 comment

Robert Bosch, the world’s largest auto-parts supplier, was linked to emissions-cheating allegations against a fourth automaker, raising questions about the company’s role in the scandal gripping the car industry, according to Bloomberg.

Alphabet Machine Beats World's Top Go Player

Alphabet Machine Beats World's Top Go Player

25 May 2017 comment

A machine built by Alphabet has officially defeated the world’s top-ranked player of the ancient board-game Go, a decisive demonstration of artificial intelligence’s ability to master some of the most complex human endeavors, according to Bloomberg.

Three European Storage Services Vendors Named as IDC Innovators

Three European Storage Services Vendors Named as IDC Innovators

23 May 2017 comment

New IDC Innovators report is recognizing three EMEA-based storage services vendors. These companies are CTERA Networks, StorPool and Quobyte, and they are recognized for their engineering efforts to help service providers (SPs) overcome their storage-related challenges.

Google to Bring Standalone VR Headsets to Market This Year

Google to Bring Standalone VR Headsets to Market This Year

20 May 2017 comment

Google plans to push virtual reality to more people by working with hardware partners on standalone headsets, according to Bloomberg.

Google to Offer New AI Chip Via Cloud

Google to Offer New AI Chip Via Cloud

19 May 2017 comment

At the I/O developer conference last year, Google debuted its first chip. The company kept the component mostly for internal artificial intelligence needs. Now, version two has arrived, and Google is selling this one, according to Bloomberg.

Nearly Half of  Internet Users in France Tune to OTT Video

Nearly Half of Internet Users in France Tune to OTT Video

18 May 2017 comment

Over-the-top (OTT) video service usage has made steady progress in becoming a mainstream activity in France, according to eMarketer’s most recent forecast.

New Wave of Ransom Threats Seen in Unprecedented Attack

New Wave of Ransom Threats Seen in Unprecedented Attack

15 May 2017 comment

An unrivaled global cyber-attack is poised to continue claiming victims Monday as people return to work and turn on their desktop computers, even as hospitals and other facilities gained the upper hand against the first wave, according to Bloomberg.

Ransom Hackers Who Hit Hospitals Dealt Setback

Ransom Hackers Who Hit Hospitals Dealt Setback

13 May 2017 comment

The cyber-attack that spread rapidly around the globe was stifled when a security researcher disabled a key mechanism used by the worm to spread, but experts said the hackers were likely to return as many computers remain at risk, according to Bloomberg.