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IBM Watson teams up with Elmo

Apps built on IBM Watson’s cognitive computing platform could make Sesame Street’s Elmo a personalized tutor for preschoolers, reading and analyzing cues in real time and responding with engaging educational activities.

Whaling emerges as major cybersecurity threat

Fraudsters are using legitimate executive names and email addresses to dupe unsuspecting employees to wire money or sensitive documents to their accounts. The CTO of the Boston Celtics, for one, is fighting back.

TECHNOLOGY

APPLICATIONS

GNU compilers learn new C++, parallelism tricks

GCC 6.1 defaults to the C++ 14 standard and enhances experimental support for C++ 17

CLOUD COMPUTING

Pubmatic cloud chief on his six-figure AWS hidden-cost horror show

Cloud services can be like the most expensive taxi ride of your life, executive says

COMPUTER HARDWARE

Motorola's former president returns to Google to head new hardware division

Rick Osterloh will oversee Nexus devices, Chromebooks, OnHub, and Google's ATAP division, as well as Google Glass.

DATA CENTRE

Malaysia's AIMS receives ISO certification, and marks up two other major achievements

AIMS' CEO Chiew Kok Hin said this is the first APAC datacentre to partner with Ni2 in order to provide ITSM-DCIM-OSS capabilities under one single platform.

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Thumb PC uses Google software to give computer vision to robots and drones

Movidius’ Fathom Neural Compute Stick resembles an Intel Compute Stick, but is designed for vision processing.

INDUSTRIES

Google and Fiat Chrysler near deal on self-driving vehicles

The potential partnership is being called a 'puzzling development'.

INTERNET

Facebook gives Windows 10 a hug with new Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram apps

Facebook and Messenger get shiny new Windows 10 desktop apps, while Instagram becomes a fully featured mobile app.

MOBILE

OneNote gets easy video embedding and many more new features

The iOS version of Microsoft's note-taking software now makes it easier to move images.

NETWORKING

Google’s OnHub router gains IFTTT support on its way to becoming a smart-home hub

Conditions, such as your smartphone joining or leaving your Wi-Fi network, can trigger actions by other devices.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Samsung's Tizen 3.0 to take on Android and iOS starting in September

The company's mobile OS could face a more viable future in IoT.

SECURITY

FBI confirms it won't tell Apple how it unlocked terrorist's iPhone

Doesn't know how the hack works, FBI says; security expert calls agency's ignorance 'reckless'

STORAGE

Cloud storage pioneer Bitcasa is killing its cloud storage

The personal cloud storage service is going by the wayside.

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BLOGS

5 things to look for in a partner that can help ease the pain of managing a multi-cloud environment

In the early days of cloud computing you could pick a provider by the development environment or application you were implementing and didn’t have to worry much about integration with other systems. But as the number of cloud resources grows, so does the need to simplify management and integration across different implementations, often times across different clouds.

Using AI to multiply the efforts of human InfoSec analysts

A system that mimics a human can be thought of as a system that generates an army of virtual analysts, but armies need leaders to direct and train them.

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