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VMwareVoice: Security At The Crossroads: The Architectural Gap.

For most enterprises today, the majority of cybersecurity efforts involve technologies implemented on servers, networks, and endpoints. “But that’s not what we’re trying to protect,” says Tom Corn, VMware's senior vice president of security products.

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GamesBeat weekly roundup: We dig into the Nintendo Switch and the new Zelda.

Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, we reviewed the PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn, Overwatch nabs another Game of the Year award, and the Miami Heat get into esports. Enjoy, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair and opinion The DeanBeat: Should you bring up Trump's travel ban politics at ...

- VentureBeat - US

Apple Says iOS 10.2.1 Update Has Significantly Reduced Unexpected iPhone 6 and 6s Shutdowns .

For the last several months, iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus users have been dealing with a problem that causes their devices to unexpectedly shut down, an issue that Apple now says it has successfully addressed in the latest iOS 10.2.1 update, released to the public on January 23. In a statement provided to TechCrunch, ...

- MacRumors - US

The George Ziets Interview Part 2: Writing For Video Games, Collaboration In Game Development.

In the second of a four-part series, George Ziets, the Lead Area Designer for InXile's 'Torment: Tides of Numenera', talks about how the collaborative nature of video game development affects writers.

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Google's Lawsuit Against Uber Revolves Around Frickin' Lasers.

Google spent years developing its lidar system—and says Uber stole the whole thing. The post Google's Lawsuit Against Uber Revolves Around Frickin' Lasers appeared first on WIRED.

- Wired Magazine - US

Vocations: An Ethnographer of Cancer Care for IBM Watson.

A researcher for IBM analyzes interactions among medical professionals and cancer patients.

- New York Times - US

Extra early-bird ticket deadline extended until March 3.

Want to attend Disrupt NY 2017 but missed the early bird ticket deadline? You're in luck! We're giving you a few extra days to get your hands on deeply-discounted extra early-bird Disrupt tickets, so you now have until Friday, March 3 to purchase. Extra early-bird tickets will set you back just $1,795 apiece, a full ...

- TechCrunch - US

Sorry Guys, But Women Are Surging Ahead In VR, And The Oscar Nomination Proves It.

VR is not just the playground of the guys. See which women are making so many strides that even the Oscars had to give a nod to one of them.

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VMwareVoice: The Decentralization Of Technology Drives Innovation And Strains IT: A Podcast With The EIU.

IT is receiving too many requests, they can’t keep up and, consequently, business users are independently implementing tech solutions.

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UK cops can keep millions of mugshots of innocent folks on file.

You can ask to be removed, but it's up to officers to listen, Home Office cheerfully concludes After unlawfully hoarding millions of mugshots of suspected criminals, UK police chiefs were this week told to delete the snaps – but only if people in the photos complain. And even then, requests can be easily waved away.…

- TheRegister - UK

Google's Latest Failure Shows How Immature Its Hardware Is.

Google had an outage that took users of its Google Hub and Wi-Fi products offline. This lack of maturity in hardware is a real issue, and makes its devices somewhat unappealing.

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For Honor review: Satisfying sword-swinging kneecapped by microtransactions and online woes

After two weeks circling opponents, sword held stiffly above my head, waiting for an opening, I think it's time to slap an official score on For Honor. It's not the score I wanted to give, and it's not even a score I'm confident will apply long-term—Ubisoft has leaned heavily on games-as-a-service the past few years, with ...

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A Whole Lot of Magma Is Lurking Under Taipei

A new study suggests a magmatic system as large as 350 cubic kilometers sits below the city. Oh, and India experienced an eruption. The post A Whole Lot of Magma Is Lurking Under Taipei appeared first on WIRED.

- Wired Magazine - US

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor It's been a banner week for Nintendo fanboys and girls, what with the company's new console finally making its way into reviewers' hands -- and giving Nintendophiles their first extended look at the Switch. Naturally, Engadget...

- Engadget - US

Without ASO, you're wasting your time

VB LIVE: Even bare-minimum ASO strategies can give you an 87 percent lift. And skipping it means your app will sink, plain and simple. Learn how to step up your ASO game in our latest VB Live event, featuring VB Insight analysts and key takeaways from our latest in-depth ASO report. Register here for free. “ASO is

- VentureBeat - US

Personal lending company SoFi confirms $500 million funding round

SoFi, an online marketplace for lenders and borrowers, announced today that it is currently raising an additional $500 million. The round is being led by private equity firm Silver Lake Partners. The San Francisco-based fintech company initially began offering student loans when it was founded in 2011. It has since ...

- VentureBeat - US

Navigating Self-Publishing Or What Two Successful Business Women Call Indieworld

Carole P. Roman coined the term “Indieworld” to describe the world of independent- or self-published writers-a vast entity filled with people driven to do the same thing, people who don’t see color, age or gender. "We only want to tell our story...Oh yes, and make a small fortune in the process.”

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Killing Kim Jong Nam With VX Nerve Agent Crossed a 'Red Line'

The apparent assassination of Kim Jong-un's half-brother sets off alarms for chemical weapons experts. The post Killing Kim Jong Nam With VX Nerve Agent Crossed a 'Red Line' appeared first on WIRED.

- Wired Magazine - US

Crunch Report | Tesla and Rollercoasters

Waymo is suing Otto and Uber for allegedly stealing its trade secrets, Layer gets more funding and acquires Cola, a major Cloudflare bug leaked sensitive data from customers' websites and Elon Musk addresses unionization concerns at Tesla. All this on Crunch Report.

- TechCrunch - US

Google is killing its Spaces group sharing app on April 17

Google today announced that on April 17 it will discontinue the Spaces app it launched less than a year ago. The app will become read-only on March 3. “As we focus our efforts, we've decided to take what we learned with Spaces, and apply it to our existing products. Unfortunately, this means that we'll be

- VentureBeat - US

Embark launches self-driving truck tech to ease driver fatigue on long highways

As Uber faces the heat from Alphabet over its self-driving truck technology, today another self-driving truck startup is going to market to capitalize on the burgeoning autonomous vehicle industry. Founded out of San Mateo, California in 2016, Embark , not to be confused with the public transit startup acquired by Apple ...

- VentureBeat - US

A major security flaw means you have to change your passwords again

A security flaw at Cloudflare means that Uber, Fitbit, OK Cupid and other users may have had their passwords exposed. But there's no need for panic.

- Washington Post - US

VMwareVoice: Digital Disruption And The Influx Of Technology Changes Global Business: A Podcast With The EIU

ines of business are increasingly circumventing the IT department to buy and build their own apps, purchase cloud and SaaS services, and authorize devices. This influx of technology via business units is driving innovation and challenging traditional roles across the enterprise.

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Berkshire Hathaway gains $1.6 billion from its huge bite of Apple

NEW YORK - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's gain on its investment in Apple Inc. stands at more than $1.6 billion after shares of the iPhone maker surged.

- Reuters - US

VMwareVoice: Creating A Framework For Application-Aware Security

Building on the advances that network virtualization and cloud technology have enabled for new preventive measures, the focus is now turning to the other half of the security puzzle: detection and response.

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Apple Says Third-Party iPhone Screen Repairs No Longer Fully Void Your Warranty

iPhones that have undergone any third-party screen repair now qualify for warranty coverage, as long as the issue being fixed does not relate to the display itself, according to an internal memo distributed by Apple today. MacRumors confirmed the memo's authenticity with multiple sources. Previously, an iPhone with a ...

- MacRumors - US

What Companies Are Winning The Race For Artificial Intelligence?

Who is leading in AI research among big players like IBM, Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft? This question was originally answered on Quora by Eric Jang.

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Apple Loop: Disappointing iPhone 8 Leaks, March's Surprise Smartphone, Tim Cook's Boring iPhone Plan

This week’s Apple Loop includes new iPhone models for March, more storage for the iPhone 8, Apple dropping TouchID, why the iPhone 8 will be boring, the slow success of Apple Pay, a magic hinge for the new MacBook Pro, the redesigned Overcast app, and judging Apple’s acquisition strategy.

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VMwareVoice: A Regional Look At How IT Decentralization Is Shaping Business: A Podcast With The EIU

Decentralization is changing how business gets done, and while this presents a number of business challenges, it simultaneously paves the way for innovation.

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's new roller coaster uses VR

I'm scared of roller coasters. Not heights, not speed, not intricate examples of mechanical engineering: roller coasters. I am specifically, and dreadfully, terrified or riding roller coasters. This is the story of me riding a roller coaster. Gulp. Last week, my wife and I were received an invitation from Six Flags ...

- VentureBeat - US

Google's arm for self-driving cars is accusing a former engineer of stealing trade secrets for Uber

The tech giant is taking Uber to court in an epic lawsuit.

- Washington Post - US

Google Cloud Spanner Enters With a Splash

This post was authored by Rick Greenwald and Merv AdrianLast week, Google launched its internal Cloud Spanner DBMS into a public beta. Claiming to be both strongly consistent (like a...

- Gartner - US

ASOS Streamlines Fashion With Microsoft Azure

Online fashion distributor ASOS recently launched a digital transformation, relying on Microsoft Azure Platform-as-a-Service to provide an architecture that is both streamlined and scalable.

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In ‘Walden’ Video Game, the Challenge Is Stillness

Henry David Thoreau’s classic has inspired what some are calling the world’s most improbable video game, which the lead developer says aims for 'a kind of stillness at its core.'

- New York Times - US

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

This week, tracked 14 technology M&A transactions and 65 tech funding deals totaling €200 million in Europe, Turkey and Israel. Here's an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) Apple has acquired Tel Aviv, Israel-based Realface, a machine learning startup whose facial recognition ...

- VentureBeat - US

How to secure your data after the Cloudflare leak

Cloudflare revealed yesterday that a bug in its code caused sensitive data to leak from some of the major websites that use its performance enhancement and security services. Uber, Fitbit, OkCupid and 1Password are among Cloudflare's millions of clients, and it's possible that personal data such as passwords and cookies ...

- TechCrunch - US

W3C Begins Standards Work on Web of Things to Reduce IoT Fragmentation

To further the growth of market for IoT devices and services, W3C has launched the Web of Things Working Group to develop initial standards for the Web of Things, tasked with the goal to counter the fragmentation of the IoT; reduce the costs of development; lessen the risks to both investors and customers; and encourage

- World Wide Web Consortium - US

Common misconceptions brand executives have about AI

GUEST: Artificial intelligence is no longer the sole domain of tech companies like Google, Facebook, IBM, and Amazon. Recognizing the potential of exponential technologies like AI and bots, creative agencies like Ogilvy and consulting firms like McKinsey and Accenture now proudly feature AI departments. The message to ...

- VentureBeat - US

13 Must-Read Entrepreneurial Books for Tech Founders

Whether you love paper copies, download books to your e-reader, or listen to books on tape in the car, reading remains the best way to learn and grow.

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VMwareVoice: The Next Big Leap: Micro-segmentation And Security Today

In the seemingly intractable war against cybercrime, virtualization promises to reshape and even reinvent the very geography of the threat landscape.

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Security error leaves NY airport servers unprotected for a year

In this day and age, hacks and subsequent leaks of user data would seemingly shock everyone into keeping their security up to date. Not so for New York's Stewart International Airport, located 60 miles north of Manhattan, which left its server backup...

- Engadget - US

Self-driving care

U.S. healthcare might learn a thing or two from the modus operandi of Google's fleet of autonomous vehicles , the information and skills that self-driving vehicle systems must share represent compelling models and lessons that might be adapted to healthcare.

- TechCrunch - US

Apple Extended its MacBook Pro Anti-Reflective Coating Repair Program

If you purchased a 12-inch MacBook or MacBook Pro with Retina display and have experienced issues with the anti-reflective coating wearing off or delaminating, Apple will repair the notebook free of charge. Apple will replace Retina displays on eligible models purchased as far back as June 2012 until October 16, 2017, or ...

- MacRumors - US

71% off Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 PLUS Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Deal Alert

Designed and Engineered by Cambridge SoundWorks to deliver richer fuller bass; the PLUS delivers surprising bass from such a small speaker, excellent bass performance across each type of music genre.  The PLUS battery technology and power saving design allows this speaker to play up to 30 hours from a full charge with ...

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with updated Cortana animation and Edge improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with an updated Cortana persona and Edge improvements. This is the latest build of the company's upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, which is slated for release in “early 2017.” Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way than ...

- VentureBeat - US

Security News This Week: The Latest Netflix Release Is a Personal Security Check-Up

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: The Latest Netflix Release Is a Personal Security Check-Up appeared first on WIRED.

- Wired Magazine - US

At Mobile World Congress, Samsung rivals to set the tone

Samsung's decision to hold off launching the next Galaxy phone clears the way for others.        


YouTube Suspends Live Stream of Giraffe Birth Due to 'Nudity and Sexual Content'

"You can thank animal rights extremists for this issue"

- TIME Magazine - US

New Technology Empowers You To Fight Crime With Your Smartphone Camera

This new technology is empowering everyday people to turn everyday behaviors into heroic efforts.

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Layer raises $15 million, confirms acquisition of Cola's messaging platform

Layer has secured additional funding to further develop its messaging platform that lets brands and developers create a Facebook Messenger-like experience inside their own apps. The company today revealed that it has raised a $15 million Series B investment round, led by Greycroft Partners. Microsoft Ventures, ...

- VentureBeat - US