Long Nose of Innovation: Every “wow” moment is preceded by a long period of slowly building innovation.
Apple said the investments — including a brand new US campus, data centres and more than 20,000 new jobs — would help it make a $350b “direct contribution” to the US economy over the next five years.
Some of that is new investment, but some is just taxes.
They have beaten us at chess, co-written a pop album. Now computers are taking a step ahead into human world: the reading comprehension test.
In the test administered last week, Microsoft and Alibaba subjected their artificial intelligence systems to queries from the Stanford Question Answering Dataset, which assessed reading comprehension. The computers’ answers were compared against average human responses and ranked.
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be available starting on Oct. 17, along with the first Windows Mixed Reality headsets from third-party hardware makers, but no timeline feature.
The new version will include revamped Windows Inking technology, better OneDrive integration to access files on demand, security upgrades, a new Game Mode that provides more processing power for video games, and a new feature in the Windows Photos app called Story Remix for combining photos, videos, 3D technology and ink to tell stories and annotate video.
Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa will begin “talking to each other”
Tips for protecting your information and privacy against cybersecurity attacks. Please take a few minutes to watch the video:
From Microsoft Cloud Platform:
Highlights in the video:
- Multi factor authentication
- Minimum level of access on assets
- JIT administrative access
- Keep software up-to-date
- Azure Security Center (Microsoft also added about Petya ransomware prevention and detection in the blog post)
- Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics
- Azure Information Protection
- Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
- Windows Defender
Security research firm Checkpoint announced that its team had discovered a new vulnerability in numerous media players that allows a hacker to take full control of any device when a malicious subtitle file is used. The firm estimates 200 million people are potentially at risk.
If you are using a media player (like VLC) to watch a legitimate copy of a film that already has subtitles, you’re probably just fine. But if for any reason you visited one of the numerous websites that allow you to download subtitles for movies in various languages, you could be at risk.
Video demo – https://youtu.be/vYT_EGty_6A
Read more – https://amp.thehackernews.com/thn/2017/05/movie-subtitles-malware.html
The registration of the “garbage” domain iuqerfsodp9ifjaposdfjhgosurijfaewrwergwea.com quite possibly saved lives, after a botnet attack spreading malware, targeted a variety of healthcare facilities, seeking ransom – Named WannaCry, the malware infects vulnerable Windows machines affecting hospitals and healcare facilities in the UK and Russia.
A security expert and operator of MalwareTech.com saw the opportunity to register it, and was thus able to stop the spreading and payload update capabilities of the WannaCry malware.
Read more – https://www.malwaretech.com/2017/05/how-to-accidentally-stop-a-global-cyber-attacks.html