• COMPUTERS
    Millions of Computers Affected By Intel Firmware Flaws

    Security experts are awaiting more details from chipmaker Intel about two classes of vulnerabilities in remote management software and firmware that could put an organization’s most trusted data at risk. See Also: Ransomware: The Look at Future Trends The vulnerabilities – affecting enterprise and consumer computers – exist in a variety of chips that Intel has […]

  • COMPUTERS
    The Future of Bitcoin is Threatened by Quantum Computers

    A Different Kind of Computing While much of the world is captivated by the meteoric rise of bitcoin’s value, others are focused on the technology behind the cryptocurrency: blockchain. The decentralized digital ledger tech is built upon a peer-to-peer network, and it is far more secure than the centralized systems used by traditional banks and financial […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Computers trained to solve crimes by bingeing on TV drama

    Computers are being trained to solve problems by bingeing on episodes of a popular TV crime drama. Scientists from the University of Edinburgh mapped footage, script and background sounds from five seasons of Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) into a machine-readable format. The data was fed into a computer model that learned to process the plot as each episode unfolded, […]

  • ALL DEALS
    TRAI Recommendations on Data Privacy to Be Released by January

    Telecom regulator TRAI will come out with its recommendations on guidelines for data privacy, security and ownership by January and is very close to finalising suggestions for the controversial net neutrality, a top official said Thursday. “Currently, there is a huge amount of monopoly and that monopoly is becoming bigger and bigger. We are saying you can […]

  • NEWS
    Apps for tracking phones and loved ones being used by criminals

    CREEPY smartphone apps are being which can trace your every move and access your camera and microphone are being used by stalkers. Police use “commercial spyware” to track down crooks, suspicious lovers can use it to track wandering partners, and parents can use it to keep an eye on their children. But, the technology is […]

  • COMPUTERS
    TZANEEN: Chaos and frustration as GTM computers seized by sheriff

    Goods to the value of over R2 million were seized by the Letaba sheriff today, August 24. Six computers, three television screens and a scanner were seized in today’s seizure. Photo: Blake Linder Six computers (including screens, keyboards etc.), three plasma television screens, a scanner, an Isuzu bakkie and a Toyota Quantum were all seized […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Salzer Electronics targets revenue of Rs 1,000 cr by 2021

    Salzer Electronics, engaged in manufacturing of wide range of electrical products, today said it is looking at 15 percent CAGR growth and intends to emerge as Rs 1,000 crore company by 2021, following global technology alliances and enhance the proportion of value-added products. “We expect Rs 430 crore turnover by FY 18, Rs 520 crore […]

  • NEWS
    Sports world stunned by Usain Bolt’s injury-plagued finale

    Usain Bolt fell to the track during the anchor leg of the men’s 4×100-meter final Saturday, the final race of his historic career. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images This wasn’t how anyone likely expected Usain Bolt’s last competitive race to end. While running the anchor leg for Jamaica in the men’s 4×100-meter final Saturday at the world championships, […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Consumer electronics co Jawbone’s demise a case of ‘death by overfunding’ in Silicon Valley

    Consumer electronics company Jawbone had more than enough money to take on Fitbit and other health-tracking devices in the “wearables” market. (File Photo) Consumer electronics company Jawbone had more than enough money to take on Fitbit and other health-tracking devices in the “wearables” market. That may have ended up being its biggest problem. Top-tier venture […]

  • M&S profits dive by nearly two-thirds as clothing sales slide

    M&S clothing and homewares sales fell by 5.9% in the first quarter. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters Marks & Spencer has reported a 64% drop in annual profits to £176.4m as weak clothing sales were compounded by more than £400m of restructuring costs relating to the new chief executive’s turnaround plan. Chief executive Steve Rowe insisted the […]