Day: June 19, 2018

Couple uses Facebook to raise over $5M to reunite immigrant families – CNET

Several Silicon Valley leaders have also spoken out against the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward migrant families crossing into the US. …read more Source:: CNet

CBS is expanding Star Trek, reportedly discussing 5 new shows – CNET

Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman will oversee the possible new space series. …read more Source:: CNet

GameStop is up for sale as video game market shifts online – CNET

It’s because you’re buying your games online. …read more Source:: CNet

China-based Campaign Breached Satellite Operators, Defense Contractors and Telecommunications Companies in US: Symantec

A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defense contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia, security researchers at Symantec Corp said on Tuesday. Reuters: Symantec said the effort appeared to be driven by national espionage goals, such as the interception of military and civilian…

Microsoft Azure Europe embraces the other GDPR: Generally Down, Possibly Recovering

We’re three hours and counting into outage Microsoft Azure has tumbled over in northern Europe – and services have effectively stayed down for unlucky customers for at least three hours.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Amazon Brings Alexa To Hotels

Amazon is finally bringing Alexa to the hotel room. The e-commerce giant announced Tuesday the launch of Alexa for Hospitality, a specialized version of the voice assistant that integrates into popular hotel software systems for guest services. From a report: Housed inside of an Echo device, Alexa for Hospitality is functionally identical to the Alexa…

AI caramba! Nvidia devs get a host of new kit to build smart systems

Kubernetes for GPUs, a PyTorch extension, TensorRT 4, and much, much more Nvidia has released a bunch of new tools for savvy AI developers in time for the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Salt Lake City on Tuesday.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Facebook opioid searches will go to a federal crisis helpline, report says – CNET

Users who are looking for opioids will be redirected to the helpline, according to Stat. …read more Source:: CNet

Cambridge Analytica-linked researcher wants to stop the next data scandal – CNET

Aleksandr Kogan told Congress on Tuesday how Cambridge Analytica got data on 87 million people, and how to stop it from happening again. …read more Source:: CNet

Star Wars Episode IX: Release date, cast, director and theories – CNET

In December 2019, J.J. Abrams will close out the Star Wars trilogy he kicked off with The Force Awakens. …read more Source:: CNet