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AMD's game plan to become a machine-learning giant

With machine learning now a major market for GPUs, AMD wants a piece of that action — and an end to Nvidia’s essential monopoly

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Today at Apple could make Apple’s growth troubles a thing of the past

Apple has officially launched its Today at Apple series of retail classes, and it could dramatically change the way we look at Apple stores.

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Microsoft does enterprise no favors when it won't explain Windows 10's schedule

Microsoft has failed to explain to corporate customers the repercussions of its twice-a-year schedule to deliver Windows 10 upgrades in March and September.

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Google’s machine-learning cloud pipeline explained

You’ll be dependent on TensorFlow to get the full advantage, but you’ll gain a true end-to-end engine for machine learning

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WannaCry reminds CIOs to stay on top of patching

Cybersecurity experts say delaying or even ignoring a patch Microsoft released two months ago paved the way for the current ransomware. So why don’t CIOs keep on top of patching?

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Google Lens: 6 things we can't wait to try

Google's 2017 I/O keynote was heavy on AI and machine learning, and the best intersection of the two is Google Lens. Here are six things we are looking forward to testing.

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It’s time to decide how quantum computing will help your business

Companies may be less than five to 10 years away from using quantum computing to solve big business problems.

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iPhone Users Don’t Need an Echo Show | The iPhone Show

Amazon has unveiled its latest Echo Show smart speaker with a touchscreen, but it’s main selling points – hands-free voice assistance and video calls – are not very compelling to iPhone users with Hey Siri and FaceTime.

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Small Cell Forum seeks advice from large enterprises

The carrier-led Small Cell Forum has revealed the names of the founding members of an Enterprise Advisory Council designed to help address the need for more wireless coverage to meet rising demand.

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How to make Fully Homomorphic Encryption "practical and usable"

Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) for years has been a promising approach to protecting data while it’s being computed on, but making it fast enough and easy enough to use has been a challenge.

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'Perfect storm' of ransomware and network worm hits unprotected computers globally

Enterprises were clearly unprepared. The question is if they'll fare any better the next time around -- and there will likely be a next time.

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U.S. law allows low H-1B wages; just look at Apple

Apple's a great example of how the H-1B system can work, and where the visa goes wrong.

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Cisco taps into AI, collaboration with $125M MindMeld buy

Cisco gets MindMeld’s Deep-Domain Conversational AI technology for voice-embedded apps

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Another IoT botnet with pieces of Mirai embedded can do DDoS from 100k devices

Bot-herding software called Persirai, which incorporates pieces of the Mirai botnet code, can commandeer significant chunks of a known 150,000 IP cameras that are vulnerable to Mirai and use them to fire off distributed...

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Staples hires its very first CISO

Staples has hired its first chief information security officer (CISO), a key new member of the office supply giant's team that combines traditional IT and digital transformation.

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Surface Laptop vs. MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 vs. HP Spectre x360 13t: A specs comparison

It's a thin-and-light spec fight! We haven't tested the Surface Laptop yet, but we can compare its specs to the competition's and see how it measures up, at least on paper.

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Fatboy ransomware adjusts demands based on local price of a Big Mac

A new ransomware-for-hire scheme called Fatboy adjusts the ransom it charges based on international exchange rates so it’s more likely the victims get hit for the largest amount they can reasonably pay.

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New Android security report is alarming, but not because of the amount of malware

A new security report says that more than 3.5 million instances of malware will land on Android this year, with most phones unequipped to stop them.

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