Intel discontinues Arduino 101 development board and Curie module

Intel has revealed a significant scaling back in its hardware offerings. The company has announced it will stop making its Arduino 101 board as well as the Curie module, both of which offered low-cost computing solutions. Anyone looking to get their hands on the Arduino 101 has until September 17 to order one, with Intel confirming it will fulfill orders through to December 17 this year. As for Curie, it…

July 28, 2017
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AI Could Revolutionize War as Much as Nukes

In 1899, the world’s most powerful nations signed a treaty at The Hague that banned military use of aircraft, fearing the emerging technology’s destructive power. Five years later the moratorium was allowed to expire, and before long aircraft were helping to enable the slaughter of World War I. “Some technologies are so powerful as to be irresistible,” says Greg Allen, a fellow at the Center for New American Security, a…

July 20, 2017
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Trump’s Empty Crackdown on Overseas Coders Doesn’t Fix Tech Visas

Tech leaders found yet another reason to denounce President Trump today after federal immigration officials released seemingly stricter guidelines for the country’s high-skilled H-1B worker visa program. The backlash quickly built on social media as claims circulated that the Trump administration was preparing to limit the number of visas for computer programmers. But the threat doesn’t seem likely to live up to the hype. Tags:  Industry News Source: http://news.hitb.org/rss.xml

April 4, 2017
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Apple’s Making Its Own GPU to Control Its Own Destiny

For years, a company called Imagination Technologies gave Apple the tech behind your iPhone’s Retina-ready graphics and eye-popping image processing. That relationship ended today. From here on out, according to an Imagination Technologies release, Apple will design its own underlying technology for GPUs. The reason is simple: It’s officially too important to entrust to someone else. Tags:  Apple Source: http://news.hitb.org/rss.xml

April 4, 2017
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President Trump delivers final blow to Web browsing privacy rules

On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a repeal of online privacy rules that would have limited the ability of ISPs to share or sell customers’ browsing history for advertising purposes. Trump’s action follows the Senate and House voting to eliminate the rules issued by the Federal Communications Commission during Barack Obama’s presidency. Tags:  Industry News Source: http://news.hitb.org/rss.xml

April 4, 2017
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The route to high-speed quantum computing is paved with error

When it comes to quantum computing, mostly I get excited about experimental results rather than ideas for new hardware. New devices—or new ways to implement old devices—may end up being useful, but we won’t know for sure when the results are in. If we are to grade existing ideas by their usefulness, then adiabatic quantum computing has to be right up there, since you can use it to perform some…

April 4, 2017
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Apple’s iOS 10.3 fixes flaw used in accidental DDoS attack on 911 call system

Apple’s latest iOS 10.3 release patches a flaw that can be used to repeatedly dial a phone number, accidentally exploited last year to redial 911 call centers, protecting emergency operators from potential cyberattacks. As noted by The Wall Street Journal, the vulnerability was first discovered by an 18-year-old in Arizona who took advantage of a JavaScript flaw in a bid to collect a bug bounty last year. Tags:  Apple Industry…

March 31, 2017
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Galaxy S8’s Facial Unlocking Tricked By Photograph

When facial recognition was introduced to Android, it was quickly discovered that the feature was merely a novelty because it was easily bypassed using a photo of the person who owns the device. Fast forward to today, and we’re sure many are wondering if Samsung has somehow found a way to fix that with the Galaxy S8. Tags:  Security Source: http://news.hitb.org/rss.xml

March 31, 2017
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European Commission Pushing For Encryption Backdoors

The debate surrounding encryption backdoors has been raging on for years with governments (that typically don’t really understand the things they are pushing for) requesting all software have government ‘secured’ backdoor keys. This is now getting more serious in Europe with the EC actually forcing the issue (in a passive aggressive kind of way for now) and promising legislation to back it up within 2 years or so. Tags:  Industry…

March 31, 2017
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