"Sometimes people don't believe us when we put it out there. But just by removing the low hanging fruit from the distributed infrastructure rollouts, you're able to almost go twice as fast and then about a 20 to 30% cost saving is what we're seeing in terms of the benefit of going faster, and also less wastage, less material shrinkage, because resources all of a sudden understand that they're much more accountable than they have been with fluid past projects," he said. … [Read more...] about Render taking Australian fibre know-how to the States
Cyberattacks can be designed to damage critical infrastructure, like the strike against the power grid in the Ukraine. They can be geared toward stealing important government secrets, like the theft of federal employee records from the US Office of Personnel Management last year. And they can even be about retaliating against private companies for political reasons, like when Sony found its systems hacked just as it planned to release a film mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. … [Read more...] about We’re fighting an invisible war — in cyberspace
First you have to have a phone that's good enough to get someone to buy. LG has done that with the G5, imperfect as it may be. Motorola could certainly do that with a new Moto X or Moto Z. But even then, you're asking folks to buy more on top of what they've already spent — and then carry it around in addition to the phone itself. Additional functionality is usually a good thing. But it's got to really be worth it, both in terms of money, and headache. A heavier, thicker phone? Wasn't the one I just bought good enough already? … [Read more...] about Simplicity, not modular mayhem, is what LG and Lenovo (and the rest of us) need
SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Monday named its youngest president as its new smartphone chief as the firm seeks to defend its lead in the handset market from rising challenges from rivals such as Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. The South Korean firm also promoted the head of its network equipment business, which analysts said got a lift from a US campaign to convince allies to bar Huawei from their networks. Samsung took an early lead in smartphones running on quicker fifth-generation (5G) telecommunication networks, but Huawei is widely expected to boost sales of 5G-capable smartphones and equipment this year, leveraging its huge home market. "Samsung's reshuffle seems aimed at coping with a potential major market change with the new technology," said analyst Tom Kang at Counterpoint. "The young executive is known to be decisive and so is likely to respond swiftly to that change to defend Samsung's lead from Huawei." Long-time smartphone leader Samsung held a 21% market share … [Read more...] about Samsung has a new mobile chief, and this is his ‘mandate’
As a result, over the last three years or so, a series of landmark papers has used these new high-resolution dates to nail the link between several mass extinction events and an epic class of volcanic eruption called "Large Igneous Provinces" or "LIPs," whose effects were frighteningly evocative of modern climate change. This is the case for the end-Triassic mass extinction 201 million years ago, the end-Permian mass extinction 251.9 million years ago, as well as for the Toarcian extinction in the Jurassic, the Capitanian extinction in the Permian, The Early-Middle Cambrian Extinction, and the more minor Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maxiumum (PETM). … [Read more...] about What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?