Month: January 2020

Spring Hill NNP-I inference parts to live on, Spring Crest NNP-T is toast Intel has axed Nervana’s in-development NNP-T AI training chip, code-named Spring Crest, as it goes full-steam ahead with Habana’s technology. The decision is, no doubt, a blow for the folks at Nervana. The once-promising deep-learning startup was swallowed by Intel for $350m
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NASA has awarded Maxar an estimated $142 million contract to demonstrate in-orbit spacecraft refueling and assembly of new components using a custom robotic platform in space. The space infrastructure dexterous robot, or SPIDER, program will be part of NASA’s Restore-L mission to demonstrate automation of proposed orbital tasks like reconfiguring or repairing a satellite or
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BT, Gamma, Nationwide, Tide, anyone else? Today was more Friday the 13th than Friday the 31st in the UK, it seems. Not only is it Brexit Day, marking Blighty’s departure from Europe, but a bunch of services and internet connectivity broke. Here’s a quick summary of what went wrong, according to Register readers writing in.
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And it only took, er, four and a half months for people to see sense Criminal charges have been dropped against two infosec professionals who were arrested during a sanctioned physical penetration test gone wrong. On Thursday, the Des Moines Register – no relation – reported that a judge in Dallas County, Iowa, formally dismissed
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Private instant messaging app Telegram’s founder Pavel Durov has said Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ data may not have been hacked if he had relied on Telegram instead of Facebook-owned WhatsApp which is full of malicious “backdoor” bugs. Facebook has blamed Apple’s operating system for the hacking of Bezos’ phone, saying WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption
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Rockets, self-aggrandisement: Good. Cars: OK. Music: Make it stop Living meme Elon Musk has followed up his feelgood hit of 2019, “RIP Harambe”, with “Don’t Doubt ur Vibe”, a saccharine slab of dreamy electropop that we’re sure has nothing to do with rubbing Tesla’s results in our collective face. It seems the father of Canadian
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Supply-chain hackers now taking aim at kids fighting for democracy, say researchers A Chinese hacking crew which had previously been focusing on industrial and commercial attacks has now involved itself in efforts to suppress protests in Hong Kong. Researchers at security shop ESET say the Winnti Group, a hacking operation believed to be backed by
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South Korea’s SK Hynix, a chip supplier to Apple and Huawei, on Friday warned of growing uncertainties, after posting its lowest quarterly profit in seven years, hit by a protracted industry downturn. The tech company said it would be cautious about investments despite improvements in demand, joining its bigger rival Samsung Electronics in offering a guarded
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Do you want Russia or China writing treaties on what’s cool online? FIC 2020 International progress on state-level so-called cybersecurity “norms” is hopelessly bogged down in an explosion of NGOs and internal United Nations rivalries between two overlapping groups, a French security conference heard this week. Not only are there two overlapping United Nations groups
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Not ready to speak yet? Grab a blind-bird ticket while you can Event Our MCubed 2020 conference call for papers is up and running – and we can’t wait to hear what your organisation has been doing with machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics. This year we’re particularly interested in how enterprises are taking
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