Category: Hardware

Hardware, Mobility, Tech

The iPhone 11’s U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation checks, Apple says

December 6, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Earlier this week, security reporter Brian Krebs published a story explaining that Apple’s latest iPhones (iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro) periodically check the user’s location even if the user disables location services individually for each and every app and […]

Big Data, Hardware, Tech

UPS Says Jobs Will Survive A.I.—But With One Condition

November 18, 2019

Via: Fortune

The logistics industry is on the cusp of dramatic transformation at the hands of artificial intelligence and drone technology. But what does that mean today for all the employees involved in the industry? According to UPS CEO David Abney, who […]

Hardware, Software, Tech

Has the Trade War Actually Hurt Tech?

November 5, 2019

Via: Fortune

If you had asked me several months ago how I felt about the prospects for the Fortune Global Tech Forum, which begins Thursday morning (China time) in the megalopolis of Guangzhou, up the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong, I […]

Hardware, Tech

10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020

November 1, 2019

Via: InformationWeek

As the year 2019 gets closer to the end, we may look back at some of the hyped trends that didn’t quite get over the hump this year like blockchain or AI in production at scale. But even as we […]

Hardware, Tech

What’s Next for Google After Claiming ‘Quantum Supremacy’?

October 24, 2019

Via: Fortune

Google’s claim on Wednesday to have made a major breakthrough in computing called “quantum supremacy” is just an early step in the long road to perfecting its nascent technology. The tech giant next hopes to expand on its announcement—that it […]

Hardware, Tech

IBM Disputes Google’s Leaked ‘Quantum Supremacy’ Claim

October 22, 2019

Via: Fortune

IBM scientists have rejected Google researchers’ claim to have achieved “quantum supremacy,” a demonstration that a quantum computer can vastly outperform a traditional one on a particular task. They contend in a blog post published Monday evening that “the goal […]

Hardware, Mobility, Software, Tech

Here’s everything Google just announced at the Made By Google 2019 event

October 15, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Google held its annual “Made By Google” hardware event this morning in New York City, where they launched all sorts of new gear back to back to back. Didn’t have time to watch the whole stream, but still want to […]

Hardware, Tech

Sustainable electronics a growing trend in state and local government

August 29, 2019

Via: StateScoop

The practice of purchasing sustainable technology products is picking up steam in state and city IT offices around the country, sustainability advocates say, which is good news for the environment. Increasingly, technology leaders are stocking up on desktops, monitors, networking […]

Hardware, Tech

Huawei Launches New A.I. Chip As Company Enters ‘Battle Mode’ To Survive

August 23, 2019

Via: Fortune

Huawei is adjusting to a new normal—launching products while in limbo over its status on the U.S. “foreign entities” list. On Monday, the Department of Commerce (DoC), which put Huawei on its prohibitive blacklist in May, issued Huawei a second […]

Hardware, Operations Security, Security, Tech

Unpatchable security flaw found in popular SoC boards

August 20, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Security researchers have discovered an unpatchable security flaw in a popular brand of system-on-chip (SoC) boards manufactured by Xilinx. The vulnerable component is Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ brand, which includes system-on-chip (SoC), multi-processor system-on-chip (MPSoC), and radio frequency system-on-chip (RFSoC) products […]