Google revealed plans to double its workforce in Japan at a new office in Tokyo, with additional goals of expanding cloud service, big data and machine learning. The company is hoping the move will make it more competitive with Amazon and Microsoft in Asia.
Intel unveiled its line of 5G chips to be released in 2019. "5G lets you slice the network so service providers can provide different levels of service, where they can target the internet of things, phone service, or enterprise service on top of the same network infrastructure," Intel's Alex Quach said.
UC San Diego Health is moving electronic health records to the cloud to improve security. One hospital has installed iPads in patient rooms to offer easy access to medical records, and the university has partnered with IBM to offer artificial intelligence at a senior living center.
A study conducted by Sandia National Laboratories and sponsored by the Department of Defense will outfit ethical hackers with monitors to measure biological responses while performing simulated cyberattacks. The results will help researchers find out how difficult it is for hackers to launch attacks on different hardware and software.
Microsoft has released a patch for Microsoft Office that will address a vulnerability in the equation editor. The flaw has been present since 2000 and was exploitable, although security features were integrated in 2010 to mitigate risk.
A cybersecurity initiative by New York City is seeking private partners. Cyber NYC will focus on the development of a cyber center, as well as talent development and research.
Recent case studies have shown that the internet of things can make a strong impact on business, but Forrester's Christopher Voce predicts the technology will move beyond the experimentation phase in 2018. While security will likely remain an issue, IoT platforms could be specialized in ways that cater to consumers, he says.
Google released its BigQuery service to the public, giving users an automated channel to transfer data from Software as a Service applications. The data transfer should take approximately 24 hours, and Google has promised to cover the daily cost of transfer if it takes longer.
The Global Cyber Alliance, IBM and Packet Clearing House have collaborated on Quad9, a free, public Domain Name System service that restricts domains involved in botnets, phishing attacks and other maliciousness on the internet. The service draws on IBM's X-Force and 18 other threat feeds in identifying malicious domains.
The government of Australia has announced the 52 projects that will receive funding through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. Winners included the City of Darwin for its Switching on Darwin initiative and Tasmania's Launceston City Council for the Launceston City 3D modeling project.
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