Month: April 2018

  • Amazon discontinues Dash buttons

    If you were among those who thought that Amazon Dash buttons -- little single-function, buttoned devices that enable you to order frequently bought items with a press -- weradio Mane's deal.The Liverpool Echo says Liverpool have opened talks with Mane over extending his contract.According to reports from France, negotiations have already started between Mane and Liverpool, with the club keen to tie down their forward.Mae stupid, it seems that Amazon has come around to your way of thinking.The company has decided -- sensibly, many would argue -- to discontinue the devices. While this means that you will no longer be able to buy Amazon Dash buttons, if you already have one or more of them, orders that are placed through them will still be honoured. One of the inherent problems with the buttons was that a separate physical button was needed for each item you might want to keep re-ordering. This meant one button for toilet paper, one for mouthwash, one for washing powder, and so on, so it was easy to get overrun with the little blighters.But the demise of the Dash button has also been accelerated by the take-up of smart devices such as the Amazon Echo. As well as enabling people to place orders using their voice, such devices surpass the Dash buttons by sheer virtue of being able to do more than one thing.Amazon has confirmed the news to , and a spokesperson issued a statement saying:Since the introduction of the Dre as important as any striker to the team's attack.Souness insists that Liverpool 's attack must now be regarded as a fab FIVE, given everything the full-backs bring to the party.He said: “Liverpool have won nothing yet, and anything can happen. Wash program, we've continued to work on making the shopping experience convenient and easy, and in some cases, even disappear for customerscontent_img. With Dash Replenishment, we've launched hundreds of devices globally that automatically reorder essentials so customers don't have to think at all about restocking. And we introduced virtual Dash Buttons, which are available digitally -- whether online, in the Amazon App, through screened devices like Echo Show or on third party devices. We've also seen customers increasingly using programs like Alexa Shopping, which provides a hands free shopping experience, and Subscribe & Save, which lets customers automatically receive their favorite items every month. With this in mind, we've decided to shift the Dash program focus -- as of February 28, Dash Button devices are no longer available for purchase on Amazon globally. Existing Dash Button customers can continue to use their Dash Button devices. We look forward to continuing support for our customers' shopping needs, including growing our Dash Replenishment product line-up and expanding availability of virtual Dash Buttons.  /
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  • How effective is security software at blocking exploits?

    Much of the malware in circulation now focuses on using exploits in popular applications such as browsers and office packages in order to remotely execute code. Security suites and specialized anti-exploit tools are aimed at blocking these but how well do they work?A new study by testing lab commissioned by has set out to find the answer. It looks at the exploit mitigation capabilities of 12 different products: Avast Internet Security, AVG Internet Security, Bitdefender Internet Security, Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit from Microsoft, ESET Smart Security, HitmanPro.Alert3, Kaspersky Internet Security, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium, McAfee Internet Security, Norton Internet Security, Panda Internet Security and Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security. Each product was tested against 58 different exploit samples in a range of payload configurations. Only two products managed to block more than 80 percent, Norton on 81.03 and Malwarebytes on 93.10 -- we should point out here that although Malwareb examples of hateful conduct" in the last two weeks after several Premier League players were racially abused, reports BBC Sport.Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham are among those who have been targeted.The onliytes commissioned the rf the titles he won with Arsenal.La Real are into the Copa del Rey final after their semifinal defeat of Mirandes.Monreal told Marca: "Winning is always winning, no matter where you are but, when you're at a club like content_imgArsenal, you have to fight for tesearch it didn't select the samples used.In the mid range, ranked as "inadequate" by PCSL, Microsoft EMET scored 74.14 percent, Kaspersky 72.41 equal with Avast, and ESET scored 70.69.The remainder of the products scored under 60 percent and were therefore classed as "failed". Lowest score came from AVG which blocked only 24.14 percent of the samples. McAfee and Panda both managed 29.31 percent, Bitdefender 31.03, Trend Micro 48.28 and HitmanPro 58.62.Protecting against exploits is of course partly about keeping all of your software up to date as well as using security tools but even so these results are revealing. If you want to read more detail of the tests the full report is available to download as a . /
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  • Microsoft helps Royal Caribbean become the ultimate cruise line for nerds

    Cruising is something that is near and dear to my heart. As someone who grew up very poor, my family never went on vacation -- it was a waste of money. This was the mindset that I over selling Sadio Mane.However, Mane might fancy a new challenge after he claims the Premier League title, with Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid ready to spend big in the summer."That's only any good if you bring in Timo Werner," Nichol said of Mane's was raised to have, thinking travel was stupid, when money can go towards bills. This thinking was dangerous though, as I became an adult that almost never left New York. It's a cliche, but life is short, and it is silly not to see the world.What broke this frugal trance was cruising. While a normal vacation is very expensive and far from my grasp, a cruise can be very affordable as all food is included. Over the last 8 years, I have been on 7 Royal Caribbean cruises, and a couple of weeks ago, I went on my first Celebrity cruise (it's the same company). To say I like Royal Caribbean is an understatement -- I love it and am proudly a Platinum member of its Crown and Anchor Society. Unfortunately, technology on the ships has been very lacking. As a computer nerd, not having tech was maddening, although sometimes freeing too. Today, Royal Caribbean appeals to nerds, with the help of Microsoft, as its Quantum of the Seas ship goes high-tech. "Quantum of the Seas will operate with unprecedented bandwidth using satellites launched by tech partner O3b Networks. With speeds that match fast broadband connections onshore, guests can be online 24/7, no matter what personal device they bring onboard. Guests can watch streaming video, check email, share images on social media and enjoy facontent_imgce-to-face video conversations -- even in the middle of the ocean", says Royal Caribbean.This is great news, as the on-ship Wi-Fi has historically been slow and useless. Actually, it has also proven to be expensive, so on all of my cruises, I just forgo the internet. This is a shame, because sharing pictures of a vacation with loved-ones back home would be very cool. As great as improved internet speed and bandwidth is, price will determine how cool it really is.Vacationers aren't the only ones to get new tech; Microsoft is helping the staff to be more productive. The company explains, "Royal Caribbean Cruises International is providing its 40,000 crew members with Windows 8.1 tablets. Crew members of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, will be the first to receive the 8-inch Windows-based tablets built by HEXA for the cruise line. The tablets will feature services such as Bing, Skype, Office 365 and OneDrive.nday's defeat at Watford.United host Newcastle United on Boxing Day.Solskjaer said, "We want to be a team that can go and dominate teams and break teams down. It's taken Liverpool a few years to get to that stage and we need to just keep on building Rollout will begin in October and is expected to be completed by the end of December with every shipboard employee in the Royal Caribbean fleet receiving a tablet".Even though the Windows tablets are for the staff, it should benefit vacationers too. Think about it; by empowering staff with greater access to information and communication, they can better help guests on the ship. By utilizing Windows-based tablets exclusively, Royal Caribbean should see great productivity from employees without the headaches of managing multiple operating systems on the same network. For these tablets, I wonder if Microsoft should rename its operating system from "Windows" to "Portholes"...Fans of robots are in for a treat, as they will be making your drinks. At some of the on-board bars, dubbed "Bionic", you can order your drink on a tablet and watch as a robot concocts it for you. Sure, it may be a gimmick and it probably takes a job from a human, but it is neat nonetheless.So, are you a fan of cruising? Do you like these new tech upgrades? Tell me in the comments.  /
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  • Is Moore’s Law still relevant 50 years on?

    With the rapid pace of change in today’s digital world, it is easy to dismiss, or certainly forget, that the technology we take for granted today, such as personal computers and smartphones, only exist as the result of years and years of pioneering work. Moore’s Law, the observation that semiconductor density is rising at an exponential rate, was uttered 50 years ago but continues to be as relevant today as it was in 1965, perhaps more so.The future of the smartphone industry, wearables and the Internet of Things all depend on the technology industry developing, faster, smaller, more efficient and cheaper processors. For now, at least, chipmakers like Intel are managing to maintain Moore’s Law, but it is becoming increasingly difficult. Intel missed its predicted target of implementing its 14nm process in 2013, with yield problems setting back the launch another 12 months. Intel’s 10nm process, which was expected to be in use later this year, will now not be unveiled until 2017.Furthermore, as the properties of silicon change when uich City have signed Slovakia attacking midfielder Ondrej Duda on loan from Hertha Berlin for the rest of the season.The 25-year-old has not played for the German club since early December but scored 11 goals and had six assists in the Bundesliga lassing it in very small sizes, the difficulty of manufacturing technology nodes much smaller than this becomes much more difficult. It is said that necessity is the mother of all invention, and it is likely that innovation will once again step in to prolong Moore’s Law for the foreseeable future, but this cannot go on indefinitely. Already, many industry experts are announcing that the chances of Moore’s Law continuing for another 50 years are scontent_imglim."I pick about 2020 as the earliest we could call [Moore’s Law] dead", . "And I’m picking 7nm. You could talk me into 2022. You might even be able to talk me into 5nm. But you’re not going to talk me into 1nm. I think physics dictates against that".For the next few years, however, Intel has high hopes that the continuation of Moore’s Law can bring about even greater innovation than seen previously The exponential nature of Moore’s Law means that the next ten years may be more ground-breaking than the previous 50 and Millennials, who have grown up with technology, may be better placed to take advantage of this technological growth.Those within the semiconductor industry believe that Moore’s Law will see computers become more integrated into our daily lives -- to use Intel Futurist Steve Power Brown’s words, "the digital becomes physical".Although perhaps apocryphal, the quote often attributed to IBM CEO Thomas Watson in 1943, that "there is a world market for maybe five computers", highlights how different the computing landscape was prior to Moore’s Law. In the early days of the industry, computers were large scale machines, taking up whole rooms and reserved for academics. Now billions of people all over the world have access to powerful computers that fit into the palms of their hands.The continuation of Moore’s Law is predicted to make computing even more pervasive. Connected cars, smart appliances -- soon objects are unlikely to be thought of as "computers", but many will be powered by cutting-edge technology and connected to the Internet nonetheless.However, just as giant vacuum-tube computers were eventually replaced by transistor powered devices, it is likely that a new form of technology will be developed to make Moore’s Law obsolete.One possible innovation that could extinguish Moore’s Law rather than extend it, is quantum computing.Quantum computing utilized particles rather than transistors in order to carry out calculations and processes at an extremely fast rate. One of the foremost quantum computing firms is D-Wave Systems and CEO Vern Brownell believes that the technology will see advances that dwarf those being experienced by transistor-based computing."You will see many orders of magnitude improvement on each generation, rather than the 2X or 5X that we typically see in classical computing", .Although D-Wave has seen support from the likes of Google and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, quantum computing is still in its infancy and is experiencing the kind of teething problems that the semiconductor business faced in the 1970s.However, quantum computing is continuing to make progress and is set to release a 1,000 qubit computer in the next few years. In fact, the quantum computing industry already has a prediction of its own by which to measure its future success.Rose’s Law, name after D-Wave’s founder, states that the number of qubits, the particles driving quantum computers, will quadruple every two years.When, or indeed if, quantum computing or another technological innovation makes Moore’s Law obsolete is impossible to know, but if it is ultimately laid to rest, it can stoan Eintracht Frankfurt fullback Jetro Willems.BILD says despite signing the Dutchman on deadline day, Newcastle managed to negotiate an outright option in the loan arrangement.Newcastle have paid €1m for his season-long loan with a €11.5m optionill be held up as fantastic driving force for change in the 20th and 21st centuries. Everything must come to end, and considering Gordon Moore only expected his prediction to last 10 years, to see it still going strong after 50 is testament to the vision and determination of the entire computer industry.Published under license from ITProPortal.com, a Net Communities Ltd Publication. All rights reserved.
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  • Microsoft announces Internet Explorer mode for Edge to aid enterprise compatibility

    As part of this week's Microsoft is announcing a number of enhancements to the Edge browser including an Internet Explorer mode for enterprises.This is aimed at cutting the need for IT staff to manage multiple solutions. Allowing legacy IE-only content -- such as intranet sites -- to be opened in Edge without the need to change any settings or launch a different browser. "We hear from our customers that most enterprises rely on a multiple-browser solution today, and we hear from our customers and partners that this experience is disjointed and confusing," says Kyle Pflug, senior PM lead, Microsoft Edge Developer Experience on the company’s blog.Other upcoming features announced include Collections, which uses as praised Wilfried Zaha for his maturity and mental strength after another top performance from the Ivory Coast international.Zaha saved Palace again when his 76th minute strike tied the scores with Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday.Speaking after cloud-powered intelligence and an intuitive interface to help collect, organize, and share content as users move around the web. It allows intelligent export to other apps les striker Diogo Jota isn't convinced by Manchester United defender Harry Maguire.Jota went home with the match ball the last time he faced Harry Maguire.The Portuguese, 22, banged in a hat-trick when Wolves beat Leicester 4-3 in January, with Maguirike Word and Excel so that data can preserve its format.A new Privacy Dashboard gives users pre-set levels of information sharing to let them manage third-party tracking.There's good news for developers too, with new tools built on Chromium DevTools. These offer full standards support with built-in tools to inspect and debug any Microsoft Edge-powered web content. WebView allows the creation of hybrid apps combining native capabilities with a choice of an always up-to-date or versioned web platform.These features wcontent_imgill start to roll out in in coming weeks. There's more detail over on the .
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  • People love their mobiles but hate crappy battery life, poor customer service, and endless faults

    Stop the presses! People don’t like it when things are rubbish! A new study shows that while we are more attached to our phones than ever, they are an increasing source of frustration and problems. Users have become less tolerant of issues with hardware, bad experiences with customer services, and crashing apps.The study -- entitled It's Complicated: Mobile Frustrations & Churn the bench in the Carabao Cup so far during the Hornets' current campaign and he knows thatcontent_img without game time, he cannot expect to feature in the Euros with Austria next summer.“I'm not playing so the manager won't call me up, which is fair enough,-- also found that faulty handsets and poor g Chronicle says Newcastle are prepared to play hardball over Gayle amid interest from several Championship clubs.Gayle has been linked with a move away from St James' Park, with Fulham, Nottingham Forest and former club West Brom all keen on his sercustomer services would be enough to drive nearly a third of people to a new carrier or handset manufacturer. Interestingly, the study also threw up a few surprises, including the revelation that not many mobile users are bothered about photo and video quality. In fact, just 2 percent of those surveyed in the UK, US, Canada, and Australia indicated that they were most frustrated by the quality of their phone or tablet's camera. Even more surprisingly, just 8 percent of respondents said that low storage problems were their primary concern, reveals by .Handset turnover was found to be faster than ever. 17 percent of people said they buy a new phone every year, or whenever a new flagship is launched. More than a third (35 percent) hang on to their phones for just two to three years. 31 percent of people said they experienced problems with their phone at least once a month, with 38 percent complaining that battery life in their greatest concern.Handset owners do not like to wait for problems to be looked at. 9 percent of respondents said they would seek help within three hours of running into problems, while 49 percent would wait no more than three days -- many are disappointed, as 38 percent say they have had poor experiences with customer services. The most common course of action when encountering a problem is to attempt to self-diagnose and fix -- there are fears of expensive repairs bills from handset manufacturers or carriers. doesn’t go as far as revealing which carriers or handsets are the most problematic, but it makes for interesting reading nonetheless. /
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  • How to watch Microsoft’s E3 Xbox briefing live, and in 4K

    E3 2017 kicks off on Saturday, June 10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, California, and Microsoft will be there to take the wraps off the latest Xbox announcemenomising start to life at Inter Milan, where he's on-loan, scoring twice on Saturday however he was sent off shortly after in their win over Sampdoria. Insiders at Manchester United have revealed Alexis Sanchez's role in the changing room was rather mts and future games. If you can’t be there yourself, don’t worry, as the Xbox E3 briefing will be streamed live as always, but for the first time Microsoft will be broadcasting it in 4K and there are numerous ways for you to tune in.If your monitor or TV is 4K capable, you’ll be able watch the briefing on the official Xbox Mixer Channel or on the Mixer app for Xbox One. In addition, yto Chelsea as the club's new Young Player Technical Mentor.Makelele becomes the latest former player to be appointed back at Stamford Bridge as part of the coaching structure of the club.Frank Lampard's appointment as manager, with Jody Morris workinou’ll be able to catch a live stream on the , , , and .The briefing will also be available for cable and satellite subscribers in the US and Canada to watch via .The E3 Xbox briefing starts at 2pm PDT/5pm Econtent_imgDT/10pm BST on Sunday, June 11.Xbox Daily: Live @ E3, Microsoft’s live news show, returns this year also and will air on the following dates:Monday, June 12, from 3pm to 4pm PDTTuesday, June 13, from 1pm to 4pm PDTWednesday, June 14, from 1pm to 4pm PDTThursday, June 15, from 10am to 4pm PDTThe best way to watch the show is on the official Xbox Mixer channel (via the web, your Windows 10 PC, mobile device, or console).What are you hoping to see unveiled at the show?
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  • Privacy Shield gets EU’s nod of approval

    Last year’s framework which organized how Washington uses and protects data from EU citizens gets the nod of approval of Mirror says Real are desperately trying to ditch the Welsh winger after boss Zinedine Zidane made it clear that Bale has no future at the Bernabeu. But there have been no takers so far — with both Man United and Bale's former club Tottenham reject the European Union this week.The EU-US Privacy Shield, a data pact which replaced the old Safe Harbor agreement, went through its first annual review. The general conclusion is that the United States has lived up to its promise to better protect data from EU citizens when they are transferred over the Atlantic. Failure to do so could have suspended the Privacy Shield, but as things stand now, it is not going to happen. This will be good news for more than 2,400 companies that signed up to the scheme, including Google, Microsoft and Facebook.EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told reporters last month she wanted the United States to appoint a privacy ombudsperson. This office was crcontent_imgeated as part of theat at home to Liverpool.City had their openings against the World and European champions but they were punished for not taking them on 78 minutes.Sadio Mané struck the decisive blow to take all three points back to Merseyside.Farke told canaries.coe Privacy Shield, and its goal is to manage EU citizens’ complaints about possible US spying. She added that she was worried about potential changes to the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which needs to be re-authorised before the end of the year."Of course we are very concerned about what the new version of this act will mean for Privacy Shield. I was very clear about our position that we do not want to see any changes which will go to the detriment of the protection of private data of Europeans so we will be watching this very closely in the coming weeks and months," Jourova said.Published under license from ITProPortal.com, a Future plc Publication. All rights reserved. /
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  • Google will pay you to find vulnerabilities in Chrome apps and extensions

    Paying a bounty for vulnerabilities has become more commonplace. Last month, Google announced it was offering as a reward for Chrome OS vulnerability discoveries.However, around the same time, began making waves in the Chrome community. Lately, it has become a popular problem, causing Chrome users to question the of Google's browser. Today, Google seems to have possibly recognized the severity of the problem, as the company will pay reward money for discovered vulnerabilities in both Chrome apps and extensions."We will broaden the scope of our vulnerability reward program to also include all Chrome apps and extensions developed and branded as 'by Google'. We think developing Chrome extensions securely is relahe latest round of sack rumours.Valverde is again under pressure after their dismal defeat to Granada.The coach said, "This has been the case from the beginning. We are always talking about coaches. That is not a novelty for me or anyone. In the plactively easy (given our security guidelines are followed), but given that extensions like Hangouts and GMail are widely used, we want to make sure efforts to keep them secure are rewarded accordingly",  Eduardo Vela Nava and Michal Zalewski of the Google Security Team. ting Everton.Torino Granata says Everton are preparing a big-money offer for Nkoulou in a bid to lure him away from Torino this summer.The Blues are prepared to offer him a bumper pay-rise to sign him.Everton are expected to be in the market for a ne The team members further explain, "the rewards for each vulnerability will range from the usual $500 up to $10,000 USD and will depend on the permissions and the data each extension handles. If you find a vulnerability in any Google-developed Chrome Extensions, please contact us at ".While Google should be applauded for testing the security of its Chrome apps and extensions, a key takeaway is the words "by Google". In other words, only vulnerabilities found in the company's own apps and extensions can earn money. This makes sense though, as extension and app writers could implement vulnerabilities on purpose, and have someone else report them to earn the money. But still, there are many other extensions and apps by third parties that are wildly popular and need the same treatment.Do you feel safe usincontent_imgg Chrome? Tell me in the comments.
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  • Leaked help files reveal details on Windows 8.1 Update, and Windows 8.1 with Bing

    Microsoft is readying an update for its tiled operating system that is expected to be released next month. Thanks to various we have a good idea of what to expect from it -- plenty ofre eager to bring PSG star Neymar back to the Nou Camp.It's been claimed Neymar is Barca's big transfer target for 2020.Asked about the situation, Bartomeu told Mundo Deportivo: "Neymar at FC Barcelona is the recurring question that everyone has aske tweaks to make it more keyboard and mouse friendly mostly -- and we thought we knew what it would be called too -- Windows 8.1 Update 1. However, it turns out that might not be the case.Help files for the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.1 (leaked by ) refer to the forthcoming pack as simply Windows 8.1 Update (so apparently not "Spring Update" or "Feature Pack" as some have suggested). They also reveal more about the mysterious "" edition of the OS. According to the "What's New in the Windows ADK for Windows 8.1" section, Windows 8.1 Update will be released to OEMs as an MSU file that can be installed "to a running Windows installation and an offline Windows image". Further in the help file, there are details on how to update Windows images using the Windows 8.1 Update which will be available as "three" update files (yes, thr Maurizio Sarri should stay.Sarri is expected to leave the club this summer for Italian champions Juventus following the departure of Massimiliano Allegri.Wise tweeted on Monday: "Will be disappointed if Sarri goes. "Chelsea are back where they beloere are four items listed):Windows 8.1 Update prerequisite (KB2919442)Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355)Windows 8.1 Update Supplement package (KB2932046)Windows 8.1 Update Supplement 2 package (KB2937592)As for Windows 8.1 with Bing, the help files state that it is a new Windows edition that "helps OEMs add Windows to low-cost devices while driving end user usage of Microsoft Services such as Bing and OneDrive. Windows 8.1 with Bing is similar to other editions of Windows and should be imaged, updated, and deployed the same as any other Windows edition". There’s nothing to suggest it will be a free version of Windows 8.1, as some people have claimed.Elsewhere further details are revealed.This edition of Windows sets Bing as the default search engine within Internet Explorer. Users will be able to manually change default search settings and install additional browsers of their choice.Windows 8.1 with Bing is based on the feature set available in Windows 8.1 Core and includes all of the latest updates, including Windows 8.1 Update. Windows 8.1 with Bing is available for 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.OEMs will not be able to change the default search engine with the SearchScopes unattend setting, Registry key, or 3rd party installation tools. When a user starts Internet Explorer, Bing is automatically set to the default Search Engine and will override any OEM-configured search provider.The help files don't go into massive dcontent_imgetails beyond that, or shed any light on what's new in the Windows 8.1 Update, but we won't need to wait long now to install the finished update -- it's expected to be released as part of next month's Patch Tuesday, which falls on April 8th.
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  • Wearables are perfect for the enterprise

    In recent years, we have seen that wearable technologies such as smart glasses and smart watches have been met with a flat response.However in the enterprise space these technologies can provide real benefit in key areas such as ones that require speed, safety and working with large data which a consumer is not exposed to. For enterprise, the process benefit outweighs the fashionability of a device. Enterprise provides the driving force behind wearables rather than the bring your own device (BYOD) that drove mobility into enterprise.Enterprise app developers are now really pushing what is possible with wearable technology for enterprise applications. Our first publicly demoed application in this space was around dealing with the condition of knowing what information is important if you are a sales manager within an organization.Our application allowed a user with smart glasses (full vision covering not a HMD) to merely look at a product and it then overlaid the latest adstrian is returning to the Premier League club after an impressive loan campaign with Kilmarnock."I'm keen to push on. I'm coming back on July 1 with the others and I'm looking forward to the challenge," said Bachmann."Obviously I know Ben [Foster] hvertising campaign, a full 3D globe of sales and sales team statistics. The user is also able to interact with hands natively.This demonstrated firstly what is technically possible alongside the strengths and facontent_imgilings of wearable technology. Secondly it showed a device existing out of the user’s pocket like smart watches and HMD so the device is easily accessible and has the ability to be sensing or looking at the user’s environment -- no longer requiring the need to be opened or unlocked or data entry as with smart phones but actively pushing information to the users area of attention.Thirdly it showed that key technologies about understanding the environment are crucial to leverage the nature of a wearable device to its full potential such as Augmented Reality, GPS, Gyros and Compass.Finally it showed that enterprise applications on wearables can focus on doing particular tasks very well, for instance by aiding a warehouse item picker or service engineer assistant, but consumers require a more versatile device for more aspects of their lives. As a result enterprise can also justify the investment in the technology because of efficiency saving and or safety improvement.Enterprise can also make use of virtual reality which is partially in the wearable technology domain with the likes of the Samsung Gear VR and the Keytree Rift, which is a custom headset construction.The use of VR in enterprise is a new tier for applications that involve data visualization, training, product design and much more. The next step for the gaming VR systemshester United in 2014, it has been revealed.United could have had Klopp in the dugout five years ago if not for the German's wife.Liverpool legend Phil Thompson has revealed as much, telling TV2: "I interviewed Klopp for Sky, and I asked if he and Li such as the Oculus Rift is to break the physical link to the computer to become truly mobile wearable technology.We recently demonstrated a proof of concept where we used the Oculus Rift and full body and hand tracking for an engineer to examine data feeds from the UK electricity transmission network.This involved an engineer putting a headset on and then giving him the ability to select one of the 24,000 pylons on the network and experience the pylon in a simulated climate and terrain to the real entity. This provides huge enterprise savings in that a single engineer can virtually travel to any site across the country in seconds and call outs are reduced to only those that are required.We are currently working with partners and clients to bring enterprise wearable applications to market. They cover everything from mobile application wearable assistant apps akin to the Apple Watch methodology to HMD applications and smart watches to wearable sensors such as brain wave (Muse) and muscle motion detectors (MYO).The ultimate question for enterprise as always however, is seeing the value add that wearable provides to the business.Will Powell is head of innovation at .Published under license from ITProPortal.com, a Net Communities Ltd Publication. All rights reserved.
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  • Teradata delivers portable database licensing for the hybrid cloud

    Whilst cloud and hybrid models offer undoubted flexibility, they can lead to problems when it comes to keeping track of software licenses.Analytics solutions company is looking to cut through the confusion with the launch of a new simplified licensing model. This aims to deliver portability for deployment flexibility, subscription-based licenses and simplified tiers with bundled features. With portable database licenses, Teradata customers can now have the flexibility to choose, shift, expand, and restructure their hybrid cloud environment by moving licenses between deployment options as their business needs change."The Teradacross the arid desert plains of Arizona lies the cicontent_imgty of Phoenix, home to every major sports league in the United States, except that is, for the world's biggest: football.But there is an organisation which is trying to change all that... Brett Johnata Database continues to be recognized as the leading data management solution for analytics in every performance parameter, and today we can also say it comes with the very best value proposition," says John Dinning, executive vice president and chief business officer at Teradata. "Not only is the database license portable across the hybrid cloud options, but so are workloads, enabled by a common code base in all deployments. This flexibility is a first in our industry and means that data models, applications, and development efforts can be migrated or transferred unchanged across any ecosystem."These new subscription-based licenses come in four simplified tiers designed to meet customer requirements. These range from a free tier for database development in non-production environments, to an enterprise tier with a robust set of workload management features.All the tiers come with the same version of Teradata's database software. This enables the easy movement of workloads across tiers. They also all come with high-value database features bundled into the license to as questioned Sepp van den Berg's move to Liverpool.Van 't Schip worked with the 17 year-old at PEC last year."But the question is of course whether Liverpool is a good step for Sepp. Time will have to tell," he said.“Look, those clubs are just invmake it easy for customers to incorporate cutting-edge technologies and build sophisticated analytical environments.More details on each of the options are available on the . /
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  • Addressing five common myths about cloud security

    There is a lot of nasty talk about cloud security solutions on the web. From calling them "inherently insecure" to branding them a as a source of imminent risk, the "folding arms gang," or CISOs/CSOs in favor of maintaining legacy solutions and the on-premise model, have surely gone to town to cast a cloud over cloud security solutions.As a result, a number of myths about cloud security are spreading though the information security industry. Now’s the time to set the story straight and debunk the top cloud security myths once and for all. This is the most popular myth surrounding the cloud (and not just in enterprise), and mainly stems from the fact that cloud is a new infrastructure, can be public or hybrid, and has the qualities of being easily accessible and user-friendly. While employees love it, IT teams and network admins shiver a little when they think about the security implications cloud could have on their organization.However, beliefs aside, it is  clear that cloud solutions are safer than legacy solutions due to several factors. The first, and maybe the most important, is that the cloud removes the need for manual firmware updates, configuration changes, and penetration testing. When legacy systems are updated, this causes system downtime and creates a potential point of entry for hackers.Cloud solutions, on the other hand, are updated remotely by the service provider and there’s usually no down time during updates. With cloud security solutions, employees can keep up business as usual while hackers are blocked from accessing points of exploitable vulnerability. One survey found that 64 percent of enterprises consider cloud infrastructure a  to legacy systems.Similar to the sentiments of the first myth, fans of legacy systems are wary of cloud security solutions because they are still relatively new and "innovative." According this this logic, cloud security solution providers are still working out the bugs, and when it comes to sensitive information and access credentials, it’s too risky to put a company’s "crown jewels" in their hands.Despite these concerns, the rapid rate of cloud security solution adoption shows that many CISOs/CSOs are deciding otherwise. From healthcare to IT, enterprises small are large are deploying cloud-based security solutions for everything from human resource management to enforcing network security controls.Indeed, one survey found that  (surveyed) have at least one application in the cloud. Another survey found that 90 percent of businesses (surveyed) in the US . With impressive numbers like these for cloud adoption, it seems that some of the folding arms gang’s arguments are outdated.Another common argument compares apples with oranges, or the role of cloud-based productivity apps with security solutions. The logic is that productivity apps have positive effects on organizational efficiency, theircontent_img level of security vulnerability is low, while the same cannot be said of security appliances.Security appliances in the cloud put an organization’s main value proposition at risk and in the hands of an external organization that may do what they please with the information. So, while productivity apps like Salesforce and Google Cloud are welcomed tools, taking security appliances to the cloud is an entirely different story.The major pitfall of this myth is essentially that this is an unfair comparison; productivity apps have one purpose while security appliances have another. Indeed, while the information and credentials stored on productivity apps might be of lesser "security" importance to the organization, they still need effective security solutions to protect that information and currently, those solutions are also cloud-based.With a cloud-based network access control solution, for example, the organization can control access to all endpoints, including BYOD, IoT, virtual and cloud applications. With complete visibility into what information is being shared and by who, deploying a cloud-based security solution may in fact be the only way for IT teams to protect information and prevent unauthorized access to assets.The idea here is that enough efforts are spent on educating employees about relevant cyber threats that taking the time to re-educate and shift IT teams’ security appliances into the cloud would be too much to handle. IT teams are already used to deploying, maintaining, upgrading and servicing legacy hardannounced the passing of manager Justin Edinburgh. He was 49.In a statement, the club confirmed that Edinburgh had passed away on Saturday following a cardiac arrest suffered last Monday.“We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy," said Orient ware/software systems that a shift to cloud-based security would throw the organization off.While no one is saying that all systems need to be moved to the cloud, there is no denying that on-premise appliances, and security appliances, in particular, take a good deal of time and resources to maintain. It’s estimated that each year, organizations devote up to 70 percent of their IT budget to maintaining legacy software, and that’s just the maintenance.Transitioning to cloud solutions not only helps organizations cut costs, helping them move from capital expenditure on legacy systems to a more realistic model of operational expenditure based on use, but also creates notable benefits for IT teams. Instead of investing their efforts in maintenance, IT teams free up time to engage in more productive tasks that contribute directly to their organization’s value proposition -- such as creating cyber and social engineering education programs.The bottom line is that transitioning to cloud might seem like a pain in the neck at first, but in reality, it is helping organizations cut costs and devote time to more meaningful projects.A major source of what is known as the "IT headache" is implementing compliance initiatives and protocols. Legacy systems have done their part in covering the compliance bases, but with their rigid architecture, it’s hard for CISOs/CSOs to keep up with rapidly evolving international and industry-wide standards. That said, fans of legacy solutions don’t believe that cloud solutions are the answer because they are a source of cyber vulnerability that stand in the way of organizations’ achieving their compliance goals.Yet the opposite is very much true. Cloud solutions, from Google Cloud to Amazon Web Services to Azure, know how important an issue compliance has become and have integrated compliance enforcement and audits into their infrastructure. Of course, this doesn’t mean that organizations don’t have to remain aware of relevant compliance protocols, but it is making it a bit easier to nchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has final say on all transfers.Solskjaer says he signs off transfers - both in and outgoing.The club are expected to be active in January and Solskjaer claims no players joins the club without him compile reports and stay on track with initiatives.By choosing a cloud-based security solution, CISOs/CSOs are not only relieving a great deal of stress tied to the auditing process, but are doing their part to minimize critical digital business risks.According to Gartner, "by 2020, a corporate 'no-cloud' policy will be as rare as a 'no-Internet' policy is today," which is a statement to the progress already made in implementing cloud solutions. In the case of security solutions, in particular, it’s time for CISOs/CSOs to start thinking out-of-the-box (literally) about how they can best make their digital transition. And with cyber threats constantly evolving, comprehensive cloud-based security solutions for access control and risk monitoring are a great place to start.Ofer Amitai, CEO and co-founder, .Published under license from ITProPortal.com, a Future plc Publication. All rights reserved. /
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  • Windows 10 loses share as Windows 7 makes significant gains

    There are lots of ways to measure Windows scontent_imghare including StatCounter and Steam. Like most other tech sites, has always focused on , and at the start of the year the analyst firm finally reported that had (a move that was a long time coming seeing as others had reported this happening months earlier).In January, the new OS , but in February things were far less rosy for Windows 10. Windows 10 still holds the lead (and that’s never going to change now) but in February, the OS lost some of its share, going from 40.90 percent to 40.30 percent, a dechester City midfielder Phil Foden today was a non-starter.Rangers, along with Serie A side Roma, were understood to be interested in a temporary deal for the playmaker.But Gerrard says Pep Guardiola has rejected any notion of a switch.“I don't thicline of 0.60 percentage points.In the same timeframe, Windows 7 bounced back, going up from 37.19 percent to 38.4talked up a move for Leroy Sane.BILD are reporting today that offers to both Sane and Manchester City have been tabled by Bayern.The pursuit of the Germany international has been no secret to Bayern's players, with the locker room openly supportive o1 percent, an increase of 1.22 percentage points.That puts Windows 10 1.89 percentage points ahead of Windows 7, which is a big drop from the 3.71 percentage point lead it lead it had in January.Windows 10 fans who want to disagree with NetMarketShare's findings, can take solace from 's figures, as that firm shows Windows 10 growing by 1.6 percentage points in February, to give it 54.78 percent, and Windows 7 declining by 1.16 percentage points to give it 33.89 percent. That's a difference of 20.89 points in the new OS's favor.Elsewhere, NetMarketShare shows Windows 8.1 is now on 4.37 percent, a slight improvement on the 4.34 percent share it held in the previous month. /
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  • Sorry Linux fans, Windows 10 will continue Microsoft’s desktop domination

    I'll admit, when Windows 8 was first announced, I hated it. Even though I am open-minded about UI changes, the Start Screen rubbed me the wrong way. At the time, I was strictly a keyboard and mouse user, who enjoyed doing things on a large monitor. After months of trying to convince myself that I would eventually like the changes, I gave up and went to Linux full time. I was already a casual user of operating systems based on the open-source kernel, but now I was jumping in head first.Initially, lifrt says Inter are waiting to hear back from Chong having offered him a five-year deal worth £1.2million per season.The 20-year-old will become a free agent in the summer when his contract at Old Trafford expires and he has shown no desire to sign a e was great and I hopped from distribution to distribution trying Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora and many more. What was cool about these Linux-based desktop operating systems, was that I could choose the environment of my liking. In other words, if I didn't like the UI, I could easily switch. This was in stark contrast to Windows, which has a take it or leave it approach. Ultimately, I decided on Fedora and the GNOME 3 environment. This surprised me, because as a lifelong Windows user, I expected to gravitate towards KDE. Over time though, something strange happened -- I went back to Windows 8. No, I didn't abandon Linux, but I turned to Microsoft's OS for the majority of my computing. The reason is rather simple -- I like quality programs. Don't get me wrong, software like Gimp and LibreOffice are good, but Microsoft Office and Photoshop are better. Plus, with Linux, I would spend more time tinkering and looking for solutions than actually using my computer as a tool. Don't forget, a computer is designed for getting things done -- it is not a rtransfer extension.The Englishman only joined Albion from Swansea City six months ago.But the Seagulls are impressed with their new manager and have rewarded him in kind."We've been really pleased with the start Graham has made as head coach since joeligion or philosophy. Let's say Linux was a wrench and Windows was a hammer; many Linux users would try to drive a nail into a piece of wood with a wrench out of disdain for a hammer, and that is just silly.This is really sad, as I know some very passionate Linux usecontent_imgrs that thought Linux could grab a huge piece of the desktop pie from Windows. Unfortunately, Microsoft has killed that opportunity with the announcement of Windows 10. You see, the biggest criticisms about Windows 8, which could have driven users towards Linux, are being rectified in the future version of Windows. Microsoft is finally bringing back the Start Menu and allowing Modern apps to run in a windowed mode. People that were considering a switch to Linux because of the lack of familiarity in Windows 8, will now not have to; the experience they desire is on its way back. Hell, don't hurt either!You know that "take it or leave it" approach that I mentioned earlier? Well, Microsoft seems to be relaxing that stance, as users can choose the touch screen UI or desktop UI -- they aren't forced onto one of the other. You can even adjust the Start Menu to be tall or fat, or have live tiles; it is a very customizable experience. Actually, Linux distros offer too much choice, and ultimately, the small user base is fragmented due to the myriad of available desktop environments.I still love Linux and I am anticipating Fedora 21; however, me and most of the world are probably more excited about the next version of Windows. The dream of Linux having a bigger piece of the desktop is less likely today than it was yesterday because of Windows 10. Still, Linux is no slouch -- it owns the smartphone market thanks to Android. Quite frankly, the mobile market may be more important anyway.  /
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