Category: Hardware & Software

Hardware & Software, Tech

A DNA-based storage system with files and metadata

June 15, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

DNA-based data storage appears to offer solutions to some of the problems created by humanity’s ever-growing capacity to create data we want to hang on to. Compared to most other media, DNA offers phenomenal data densities. If stored in the […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

One year after Amazon, Microsoft and IBM ended facial recognition sales to police, smaller players fill void

May 26, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Almost one year ago, at the onset of global protests over racism and police brutality, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM joined forces to announce either outright bans on the sale of facial recognition software to police departments or temporary moratoriums. The […]

Cloud Computing, Hardware & Software, Tech

Modernizing Container Security Is Essential to Secure Application Development

May 12, 2021

Via: Nextgov

Open-source container technology has already disrupted traditional software development practices. Now, containers are poised to upend the way federal IT professionals secure those practices. Securing containers necessitates a “shift left” mentality, where security is fully integrated into the entire development […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Huawei’s revenue falls for second quarter in a row as sanctions bite

April 28, 2021

Via: TechSpot

It’s been two years since Donald Trump added Huawei and 70 affiliates to the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Entity List, meaning US companies could no longer do business with these firms without a license. The result is that […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Best professional tax software for tax preparers in 2021

April 19, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Whether you are an independent tax professional or a CPA working in a large firm, you want to make sure you are using the best professional tax software available. You want software that meets your needs and, above all else, […]

Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

White House to Seek Industry Input on New Software Security Rules, NSC Official Says

April 8, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The White House is planning an executive order that will demand more of the government’s software suppliers, but there won’t be any binding requirements for at least six months, an official working on the order said. “I think you’re looking […]

Federal, Hardware & Software, Policy, Tech

Lawmakers press Instagram for details on its plans for kids

April 7, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

A group of Democratic lawmakers wrote to Mark Zuckerberg this week to press the CEO on his plans to curate a version of Instagram for children. In a hearing last month, Zuckerberg confirmed reporting by BuzzFeed that the company was […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Chip shortage shows no signs of abating, may drag into 2022

April 6, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Auto manufacturers and other companies are hoping that the global chip shortage will end soon, but snarled semiconductor supply chains may not untangle until next year. The mess began when the pandemic upended the market for semiconductors. As demand for […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Huawei seeks growth in internet of things as phone business suffers

March 31, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Huawei’s struggles amid U.S.-China trade tensions are driving it to seek opportunities in other smart devices, setting itself up against a raft of hardware makers at home and abroad. The Chinese tech giant recorded sluggish revenue growth in 2020, climbing […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Texas County Turns to Low-Code Database for Vaccine Registrations

March 23, 2021

Via: InformationWeek

One of the more frustrating parts of the vaccine phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is just getting registered for a vaccine. Right now there is more demand than there is supply and until those two things even out, there will […]