Hardware

Episode 121: The Flat-pack Production Floor with Etienne Lacroix

Manufacturing is faster paced and more competitive than ever before – all while product life cycles are getting shorter. Spending six months getting a factory line set up just won’t cut it anymore. But what if that process could be cut down from months to days? Etienne Lacroix is our guest on t ...

Over $4 billion AR/VR investment in 2019 for 3rd highest year

Digi-Capital’s AR/VR Analytics Platform tracked $4.1 billion AR/VR investment in 2019, the third-highest virtual reality investment and augmented reality investment year on record after 2017 and 2018. However, investment dropped significantly in Q4 2019 compared to the previous quarter in terms o ...

Hashtag Trending – Cleaning your smartphone; Clever social media use in China; Quantum computing breakthrough

A walkthrough for how to wash your smartphones and other mobile devices is gaining popularity on Twitter, China’s social media users created a new language to beat government censorship on COVID-19, and a hardware manufacturer claims its reached a breakthrough in quantum computing. ...

Vulnerability in Intel chipsets could lead to ‘chaos’, predicts report

If your laptop, desktop or server has an Intel processor other than the latest generation, don’t let anyone else get their hands on it. That’s one of the key defences recommended after the revelation by security vendor Positive Technologies in a blog this week of a vulnerability in the ROM of t ...

RSA Conference: More countries willing to steal economic secrets

More countries are following the lead of China, North Korea and Russia and stealing economic secrets from companies to help firms in their own nations, the annual RSA Conference has been told. Dmitri Alperovitch, who last week left his position as CTO of CrowdStrike to launch a non-profit cyber pol ...

Expert says CRTC’s data plan proposals for telcos are ‘misguided’

This week, the Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission has been holding a review with major Canadian network operators to discuss the affordability and state of competition of the mobile domain in Canada. Between Feb. 18th to Feb. 28th, executives from Bell, Telus, Shaw Communications, Coge ...

Is Apple, Facebook or Microsoft the future of augmented reality?

Apple is seen by some as critical to the future of augmented reality, despite limited traction for ARKit so far and its absence from smartglasses (again so far). Yet Facebook, Microsoft and others are arguably more important to where the market is today. While there are more AR platforms than just ...

Dell Technologies sells RSA to Symphony Technology Group consortium for over $2 billion

For now, it’s business as usual, but Dell Technologies today announced that it was selling its cybersecurity arm RSA for $2.075 billion to a consortium of investors led by Symphony Technology Group, a deal that’s expected to close in six to nine months. RSA became part of the Dell Technologies ...

Renting a new office building? Check its network infrastructure first

When one broaches the topic of 5G, it tends to immediately lead into heated debates on the network’s infrastructure, performance, cost, and potential. However, the issue of cellular connectivity has been largely glossed over. To everyone’s benefit, there wasn’t much up for debate thus far. Wh ...

Configuration mistakes blamed for bulk of stolen records last year: IBM

Misconfigured servers accounted for 86 per cent of the record 8.5 billion records compromised around the world last year, according to an analysis by IBM Security released today. That was one of the conclusions reached by the unit in its annual Threat Intelligence Index, which peers into customer s ...