Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nintendo Readies Mario for E3 Spotlight


Nintendo will provide numerous activities and spotlight its in-development titles at next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. However, it once again has decided not to host a traditional press event, despite the fact that Nintendo was one of the first companies to establish the tradition of holding a pre-show briefing for institutional investors, analysts and the media.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Nvidia Embraces Deep Neural Nets With Volta


At this year's GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia's premier conference for technical computing with graphic processors, the company reserved the top keynote for its CEO Jensen Huang. Over the years, the GTC conference went from a segment in a larger, mostly gaming-oriented and somewhat scattershot conference called "nVision" to become one of the key conferences that mixes academic and commercial high-performance computing.

Friday, May 12, 2017

The IoT's Scramble to Combat Botnets


With shadowy botnet armies lurking around the globe and vigilante gray-hat actors inoculating susceptible devices, the appetite for Internet of Things security is stronger than ever.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Amazon Adds Show to Echo's Tell


Echo isn't just for sound anymore.
Amazon on Tuesday announced Echo Show, a new version of its popular smart speaker that comes with a 7-inch color touchscreen, 5-inch front-facing camera and dual 2-inch Dolby speakers.
The unit is priced at US$230 -- or two for $330 -- and will start shipping June 28.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Flaw in Intel Chips Could Open Door to Botnet Armies


7-year-old flaw in Intel chips could enable hijackers to gain total control of business computers and use them for malicious purposes.
The Intel AMT (active management technology) vulnerability is the first of its kind, according to Embedi, which released technical details about it last week.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

BlackBerry KEYone's Success Hinges on Physical Keyboard Longing


he first reviews of the new KEYone BlackBerry handset appeared this week, and the early consensus is that this device will appeal to BlackBerry fans who want its familiar physical QWERTY keyboard coupled with the functionality of Google's Android operating system.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Apple May Be Prepping Siri for Smart Home Duty


Odds appear good that Apple will be joining Amazon and Google in the smart speaker competition with a Siri-powered device it plans to introduce at its World Wide Developers Conference next month, according to MacRumors, which cited a report by Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.