Endpoint security is in many ways the direct descendent of the first forms of computer protection in the earliest days of IT. But it's a rapidly developing category, as organizations look to coordinate control of the PCs, servers and phones on their networks to keep out malware and intruders. Let's look at what the year ahead has in store for the industry, as multiple vendors scramble for your attention and money.What is endpoint security? Endpoint security is a security approach that focuses on locking down endpoints— individual computers, phones, tablets and other network-enabled devices — in order to keep networks safe. That might sound like a fancy name for putting a firewall and antivirus software on your PC, and indeed in the early days of the category there was some suspicion that it was a marketing buzzphrase to make antivirus offerings sound cutting edge.But what distinguishes endpoint security offerings from simple home computer protection is that idea that … [Read more...] about 5 top trends in endpoint security for 2018
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When it comes to missiles, you wouldn’t expect something the size and shape of a collapsed umbrella to rank among the fiercest. Especially when you hear the high-pitched noise it makes when it launches. But Lockheed Martin thinks its Miniature Hit-to-Kill missile could stand guard at military bases, embassies, or anywhere else American forces need defending against everything from rocket attacks to mortar launches to bomb-carrying drones. Lockheed is one of several defense companies vying for contracts in the Army’s Indirect Fire Protection Capability program, calling for systems to combat artillery, mortar, and rocket threats that threaten military personnel and equipment, as well as civilians. Ideally, systems that also happen to be compact, affordable, precise, and lightning-fast. To make this pocket rocket, Lockheed went to an unusual place for inspiration: the private sector. “In many ways, advanced commercial-electronics miniaturization and packaging have … [Read more...] about Lockheed’s Drone-Sploding Baby Missile Weighs Just 5 Pounds
Feature By Andrew O'Hara Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 06:39 am PT (09:39 am ET) Siri has grown leaps and bounds after being acquired by Apple and launching in beta on the iPhone 4S. Each iterative version of iOS has brought additional features and improvements to the platform, and with WWDC just around the corner, we've put together a wish list of features and improvements we'd love to see included in iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS 10.14. WWDC 18, set for June 4 through June 8, is where Apple is widely expected to introduce the latest versions of their operating systems, all of which support Siri in different ways. After the introduction of the HomePod, it has become glaringly obvious how Siri has fallen behind the competition. When it comes to improving Siri, here are our top requests for what we hope Apple will announce.Find your phone This request falls squarely under the "how is this not a thing? umbrella. Apple has introduced several ways of finding a misplaced iPhone. … [Read more...] about Eight Siri features we want to see in iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 at the 2018 WWDC
Why uncertainty about new applications coupled with splintering markets will redefine how chips are developed and sold. Device scaling appears to be possible down to 1.2nm, and maybe even beyond that. What isn’t obvious is when scaling will reach that node, how many companies will actually use it, or even what chips will look like when foundries actually start turning out these devices using multi-patterning with high-NA EUV and dielectrics with single-digit numbers of atoms. There are two big changes playing out across the semiconductor industry right now that ultimately will have a big impact on the answers to those questions. One involves a growing number of new markets and opportunities around artificial intelligence, whether that’s AI itself or related subcategories such as deep learning or deep neural networks or machine learning. There are two phases to AI, DL and ML-the training and the inferencing. Training can happen inside a data center using standard … [Read more...] about Is Advanced Packaging The Next SoC?
Whatever you may think of Samsung's contributions to the industry, one in particular stands out: it practically invented the 'phablet' category with the Galaxy Note series. Much larger in size than their more conservative brethren, these humongous devices quickly took root, spawning a loyal following of millions of people.And now, nearly 5 years later, we're finally up to the sixth successive Note smartphone, confusingly dubbed the Galaxy Note 7—so as to correspond to the Galaxy S7 family. This change in pacing aside, the Note 7 is still remarkably similar to the original Note at the core, but meaner and leaner pretty much across the board.The stakes couldn't be higher, however. Just last week, Samsung announced its quarterly results, and the Galaxy S7 series were the driving force behind the mobile division's profits. As we approach the end of 2016, and with Apple setting up for an iPhone refresh, it'll soon be a question of whether the Note 7 can carry the expected slack from … [Read more...] about Galaxy Note 7 official: differences with the Note 5 and new features