Hardware

Games software/hardware $165B+ in 2018, $230B+ in 5 years, record $2B+ investment last year

Video games software/hardware combined could be in the $165 billion to $170 billion range this year (if mobile outperforms again), and reach between $230 billion and $235 billion by 2022 if strong performance continues. That might make games software/hardware bigger in 5 years than 150 countries ...

The five most influential people in the cryptocurrency space

Vitalik Buterin   While 2017 was the year when blockchain and cryptocurrency became household names, it’s likely that 2018 will see just as big an impact, as public and investor infatuation with bitcoin, ether and the rest shows no sign of dying off. Take the Canadian investment space, which o ...

Cisco and Hyundai team up to develop secure open connected car network

Autonomous and connected cars are one of the hottest trends at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and both Cisco and Hyundai are on board. The two companies are combining forces to produce a next-generation in-vehicle network and layered security system that will be unveiled in H ...

NVIDIA to build its AI self-driving platform on BlackBerry QNX

BlackBerry QNX has scored yet another huge autonomous vehicle partnership. NVIDIA announced at CES 2018 this week that it will be using QNX’s safety-certified operating system as the foundation of its AI self-driving development platform. With its new self-driving platform, NVIDIA is putting an e ...

Microsoft warns patches for Meltdown, Spectre may clash with AV

Windows administrators will have to be careful applying a Microsoft fix for the Meltdown/Spectre microprocessor flaws that burst suddenly in the news this week, cautioning that it may clash with anti-virus software. The company has warned the Jan. 3 patch may cause compatibility problems with some ...

How software-defined network as a service solves 6 IT challenges

The main issue with networks these days is simple — they’ve become too complex. IT teams say they spend too much time and resources on managing day-to-day operations instead of strategic IT projects. For organizations to succeed during this era of unprecedented digital disruption, it’s crucia ...

Why a self-serve network is crucial to the success of your IT transformation

In the race toward business transformation, there’s one fundamental element that organizations may overlook: the network. IT networks need to be simpler and more automated to meet the demand for anytime, anywhere service. “The network is crucial to digital transformation,” says Evan Frith, di ...

DMG Blockchain CEO Dan Reitzik talks to Cantech Letter

DMG Blockchain CEO Dan Reitzik announcing DMG’s Mining as a Service (MaaS) at the recent Bitmasters Conference in Osaka Japan, attended by more than 1500 bitcoin buyers and influencers.   The game is on for blockchain in Canada’s capital markets. Investors are now flooded with a variety of i ...

Vancouver cryptocoin mining company enters into $26 million deal, adds 5,000 mining rigs to arsenal

Less than a month after entering the Canadian stock exchange and a $26 million bought deal with Eight Capital, a Vancouver-based cryptocurrency mining company will soon be on the receiving end of 5,000 additional mining rigs and a 20-megawatt facility in Montana. HashChain Technology Inc. announced ...

Intel, AMD, ARM admit CPU vulnerability; patches could cause large performance hit

Enterprise and cloud provider security team leaders are anxiously awaiting operating system patches to fix a security vulnerability in some processors from Intel, AMD and ARM to see how bad a performance hit their enterprise applications will suffer. Initial reports are the hit may be as high as 30 ...