Archivo de la categoría: Economia

Intel ships update for newest Spectre-affected chips
21feb
 Intel has announced that the fix is out for its latest chips affected by Spectre, the memory-leakage flaw affecting practically all computing hardware. The patch is for the Skylake generation (late 2015) and newer, though most users will still have to wait for the code to be implemented by whoever manufactured their computer (specifically, their motherboard). Read More ...
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Publicado el 21 de febrero del 2018
Humans sow seeds of destruction by abusing poor robot just trying to w...
21feb
 You may remember last week that Boston Dynamics’ latest robot has learned to open doors. Seems like at this point you don’t want to anger them. They will find you. Or rather, they’ll find the company’s designated robot abuser and punish him for stopping poor robots from doing what they have been told to do. Soon Spot Mini will not be the one on a leash. Read More ...
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Publicado el 21 de febrero del 2018
Update for iOS and Macs negates text bomb that crashed devices
19feb
 Last week we reported a major bug in Apple operating systems that would cause them to crash from mere exposure to either of two specific Unicode symbols. Today Apple fixes this major text-handling issue with iOS version 11.2.6 and macOS version 10.13.3, both now available for download. Read More ...
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Publicado el 19 de febrero del 2018
Technological solutions to technology’s problems feature in “How t...
19feb
 In this edition of Innovate 2018, Andrew Keen finds himself in the hot seat. Keen, whose new book, “How to Fix the Future”, was published earlier this month, discusses a moment when it has suddenly become fashionable for tech luminaries to abandon utopianism in favor of its opposite.  The first generation of IPO winners have now become some of tech’s most vocal… ...
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Publicado el 19 de febrero del 2018
Engineering against all odds, or how NYC’s subway will get wireless ...
17feb
 Never ask a wireless engineer working on the NYC subway system “What can go wrong?” Flooding, ice, brake dust, and power outages relentlessly attack the network components. Rats — many, many rats — can eat power and fiber optic cables and bring down the whole system. Humans are no different, as their curiosity or malice strikes a blow against wireless hardware&hel...
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Publicado el 17 de febrero del 2018
Twilio will soon launch Flex, a dedicated contact center solution
17feb
 Twilio’s Engagement Cloud, its suite of products for building new customer experiences, is about to get a new feature, TechCrunch has learned. The company plans on launching the beta of a full contact center solution for businesses at the Enterprise Connect conference in March, according to a tip we received this afternoon. When reached for confirmation, Twilio had no comment. With...
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Publicado el 17 de febrero del 2018
This autonomous 3D scanner figures out where it needs to look
16feb
 If you need to make a 3D model of an object, there are plenty of ways to do so, but most are only automated to the extent that they know how to spin in circles around that object and put together a mesh. This new system from Fraunhofer does it more intelligently, getting a basic idea of the object to be scanned and planning out what motions will let it do so efficiently and comprehensive...
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Publicado el 16 de febrero del 2018
Activant Capital closed $129 million growth stage fund
15feb
 Greenwich, Connecticut-based Activant Capital has closed a $129 million late-stage venture fund. The firm was founded in 2013 by Steve Sarracino and has seen six liquidity events so far, a sizeable chunk of the 18 companies it’s invested in. One of those was Hybris, an e-commerce software business which sold to SAP for $1.4 billion. They also invested in Upland Software, which went...
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Publicado el 15 de febrero del 2018
Blockchain engineers are in demand
14feb
 Demand is off the charts for blockchain talent, and the capital is waiting to back it up. More than $3.7 billion has been raised through ICOs in the United States alone. Blockchain-related jobs are the second-fastest growing in today’s labor market; there are now 14 job openings for every one blockchain developer. Read More ...
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Publicado el 14 de febrero del 2018
Homesnap raises $14 million for real estate intelligence
14feb
 Rockville, Maryland-based Homesnap has come a long way from its days as a consumer-facing app for displaying information about local homes by taking a photo. While its current app still works this way for prospective buyers, these days its core focus is for U.S. real estate agents, and close to 75% of them are said to be using it. The platform is equipped with hard-to-find data that hel...
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Publicado el 14 de febrero del 2018