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Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Bank of America begins rolling out its AI-powered assistant, Erica, which will help its 25M mobile clients do banking tasks by voice, text, and gestures   —  The virtual assistant will be available to Bank of America's 25 million mobile clients  —  Bank of America on Friday officially introduced Erica …
May 19, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
A bug in the website of LocationSmart, which sells real-time phone location data, let anyone track people's locations across North America without consent   —  The bug allowed one Carnegie Mellon researcher to track anyone's cell phone in real time.  —  A company that collects the real …
May 17, 2018, 4:35 PMIn context
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Intel launches OpenVINO toolkit to help developers deploy AI models across a broad range of IoT devices   —  The OpenVINO toolkit should make it easy for developers to deploy AI models across a broad range of IoT devices.  —  Intel on Wednesday is unveiling OpenVINO, a toolkit designed …
May 16, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
How LocationSmart, which has “direct connections” to major US carriers including AT&T and Verizon, sells millions of Americans' real-time phone location data   —  The company embroiled in a privacy row has “direct connections” to all major US wireless carriers, including AT&T …
May 14, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Researchers calculate that Mirai botnet DDoS attack on KrebsOnSecurity, which lasted 77 hours and used 24,000 unsecured IoT devices, cost device owners ~$324K   —  The attack levied against the domain using insecure IoT devices cost their owners dearly in power and bandwidth.
May 9, 2018, 11:50 AMIn context
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Multiple OSes including Windows, macOS, and Linux were affected by a serious security flaw caused by developers misinterpreting chipmakers' documentation   —  OS and hypervisor makers patch flaw that attackers could use to crash systems or read data from memory.
May 9, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Microsoft and Red Hat unveil OpenShift on Azure, a jointly managed hybrid cloud service for Kubernetes container management, out in preview in coming months   —  Microsoft and Red Hat expand their partnership around hybrid cloud, Kubernetes container management, and developer productivity.
May 8, 2018, 8:25 PMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft brings its Custom Vision service to Azure IoT Edge, unveils new Speech Devices SDK for IoT, and partners with DJI and Qualcomm for IoT dev kits   —  Microsoft is shifting its main focus at Build 2018 from Windows to the intelligent edge, and is looking to attract developers with new kits, tools and more.
May 7, 2018, 1:00 PMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft announces that Project Brainwave, its system for running AI models with FPGA chips, is now available in limited preview on Azure   —  Microsoft's project to run fast AI tasks on FPGAs in Azure is starting to come to fruition, with testers starting to get access to the first pieces now.
May 7, 2018, 11:52 AMIn context
Chris Duckett / ZDNet:
Microsoft, VMware, and Dell are teaming up to offer a joint IoT solution optimized for Dell Edge Gateways that is set to be available in the second half of 2018   —  Joint Internet of Things offering to combine Azure IoT Edge, VMware Pulse IoT Center, and Dell Edge Gateways.
May 3, 2018, 2:55 AMIn context

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