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Dell Working On 120Gbs Deep Packet Inspection Firewall

April 27, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Dell Working On 120Gbs Deep Packet Inspection Firewall

Dell’s security division has announced that it is working on a next-generation Firewall (NGFW) that it claims is the first to deliver deep packet inspection (DPI) speeds of up to 120Gbps. The company will demonstrate these speeds at the RSA conference in San Francisco this week, and said that the NGFW cluster enables an “easy migration path” for the future growth of enterprise networks. Dubbed a “firewall sandwich” of high DPI performance, better security efficiency and... 

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Astronomers Find Visible Light From Alien Planet

April 27, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Astronomers Find Visible Light From Alien Planet

Astronomers have detected an exoplanet’s visible-light spectrum directly for the first time ever, a milestone that could help bring many other alien worlds into clearer focus down the road. The scientists used the HARPS instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s 3.6-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile to study the spectrum of visible light reflected off the exoplanet 51 Pegasi b, which lies about 50 light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus. You can see... 

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Samsung Acknowledges Screen Rotation Issue With Galaxy S6 Edge Phones

April 24, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Samsung Acknowledges Screen Rotation Issue With Galaxy S6 Edge Phones

Samsung has finally acknowledged there is a screen rotation problem on a “very limited” number of Galaxy S6 Edge devices, which went on sale April 10. The company said a solution is already available, but didn’t disclose whether it is related to the device’s hardware or software or both. In a statement issued by email to Computerworld, a Samsung spokeswoman said: “Samsung is aware of an issue affecting screen rotation on a very limited number of Galaxy S6 Edge devices... 

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Mobile Ads Generate A Signficant Chunk Of Facebook’s Revenue

April 24, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Mobile Ads Generate A Signficant Chunk Of Facebook’s Revenue

Facebook continued expanding its business with ads placed on small screens last quarter, when it generated 73 percent of its sales from mobile ads. Facebook’s total first-quarter revenue was US$3.54 billion, up more than 40 percent from a year earlier, the company reported Wednesday. That was a bit less than the consensus analyst estimate of $3.56 billion, as polled by Thomson Reuters. With a bounty of personal data on its billion-plus members — many of whom now log in from their smartphones... 

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IBM Taking QRadar To The Cloud

April 24, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
IBM Taking QRadar To The Cloud

IBM IS bringing its QRadar Security Intelligence technology to the cloud in a bid to help companies prioritize major security threats more quickly and free up critical resources to fight cyber attacks. The offering is available through a cloud-based software-as-a-service model, and comes with an IBM Security Managed Services option for security experts with more advanced skills. QRadar Security Intelligence comes in the form of two services. The first is IBM Security Intelligence on Cloud, which... 

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Citrix Finally Goes OpenStack

April 24, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Citrix Finally Goes OpenStack

Citrix has become a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation in a push towards interoperability and unified standards in the cloud community. As part of the announcement, Citrix said that products including NetScaler and XenServer will be coming to OpenStack. Citrix has been a contributor to OpenStack for some time, but this sponsorship announcement sees the company ramping up its involvement and integrating its core product lines. Klaus Oestermann, senior vice president and general manager... 

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Some Apple Watches To Arrive Ahead Of Schedule

April 24, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Some Apple Watches To Arrive Ahead Of Schedule

Some Apple Watch buyers who were told that they would have to wait until June to receive their new gadgets will get them sooner, according to a statement made by Apple. When online pre-orders for Apple’s first smartwatch started on April 10, many customers were surprised to see delivery times as far out as June instead of on April 24, when the devices officially go on sale. On Wednesday, Apple notified some buyers that they would not have to wait so long after all. “Our team is working... 

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Will IoT Help The Semiconductor Industry Grow?

April 24, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Will IoT Help The Semiconductor Industry Grow?

Internet of Things (IoT) will be the semiconductor industry’s next growth driver, according to TSMC president and co-CEO CC Wei. Wei believes that the healthcare chip market will reach US$6.8 billion in production value in 2017, said Wei. Meanwhile a family home could feature more than 500 smart devices by 2020. He said that mobile devices have already replaced PCs as the major growth driver of the semiconductor market and in 2014, about 1.88 billion mobile phones were shipped with 1.2 billion... 

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Raytheon Acquires Websense, Forms Defense-grade Security Unit

April 23, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Raytheon Acquires Websense, Forms Defense-grade Security Unit

Defense contractor Raytheon is acquiring Websense, which it will combine with its own security unit to create a new, separately operated business to battle criminal networks and state-funded espionage. Today’s Internet attacks “are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and are being perpetuated by state sponsored groups, criminal organizations, hacktivists and insiders,” said David Wajsgras, president of Raytheon intelligence, information and services business, in a conference... 

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Yahoo Looking To Unload Japanese Unit

April 23, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Yahoo Looking To Unload Japanese Unit

Yahoo Inc announced it is exploring unloading in its stake in Yahoo Japan Corp, which could be worth almost $9 billion before tax, news that boosted Yahoo’s stock price. The Internet company has hired advisers to help it evaluate options for the stake, Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer told investors on a conference call on Tuesday. It will not be included in the planned spin-off of its stake in China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, she said. Investors have been urging Mayer to monetize... 

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ARM Appears To Be On The Rise

April 23, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
ARM Appears To Be On The Rise

Chip designer ARM reported a 36 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit amid strong demand for its technology. The British company said that expects 2015 revenue to meet the expectations of the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street. ARM recorded net profit of $126.7 million for the three months to March 31 and revenue rose 22 percent. Shares in ARM, which makes money by licensing its designs to chip makers, then collecting royalty revenue when the chips ship, were up by more than 5 per cent on the back... 

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PayPal Is Going Biometric

April 23, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
PayPal Is Going Biometric

PayPal has detailed a number of biometric security solutions that it believes could replace the conventional password. The biometric solutions include embedded chip tattoos, vein recognition and even ingestible technology that would mean people no longer need to worry about fraudsters nicking their sensitive information or digital dosh. The payments firm is flogging the idea via a presentation at various technology conferences entitled Kill all Passwords, where it claims that the rise of hacking... 

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BlackBerry To Offer Security Function For IoT

April 23, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
BlackBerry To Offer Security Function For IoT

BlackBerry Ltd announced that it will be offering a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters. Certicom, a subsidiary of BlackBerry and an industry pioneer in elliptic curve cryptography, announced a new offering that it contends will secure millions of devices, expected to be part of the growing Internet of Things (IoT) sphere. The company said it has already won a contract in Britain to issue certificates... 

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Is Samsung Beating Intel In The SSD Space?

April 23, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Is Samsung Beating Intel In The SSD Space?

Samsung ruled the global solid state drive (SSD) market last year with a market share double that of its main rival Intel. According to beancounters at market research outfit HIS on April 20, Samsung Electronics had US$3.996 billion in sales last year in the global SSD market with a market share of 34 percent, while Intel posted US$1.99 billion in the same period with a market share of 17 percent. So Intel’s figure was just half of that of Samsung. Intel is not doing that badly. In 2014, Intel’s... 

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Samsung Projecting 70M Galaxy S6, Edge Phones To Be Sold

April 22, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Samsung Projecting 70M Galaxy S6, Edge Phones To Be Sold

Samsung has recently described the first week of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sales as “impressive” and predicted overall sales for both devices will break a record, passing 70 million globally for both. That projection, offered by an unnamed Samsung executive in a recent Korea Times report from Seoul, would be welcome, indeed, after the company’s problems selling the Galaxy S5. A Samsung spokeswoman could not immediately confirm the sales estimate. Both phones went on sale April... 

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