Day: November 5, 2019

New Relic beats Q2 estimates

Cornerstone and Five9 reported better-than-expected third quarter results …read more Source:: ZDNet

Siemens PLC Feature Can Be Exploited for Evil – and for Good

A hidden feature in some newer models of the vendor’s programmable logic controllers leaves the devices open to attack. Siemens says it plans to fix it. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Ford Mustang Lithium is all electric and all powerful with 900-plus horsepower – Roadshow

Ford wants to know: Do you dig this electric Mustang? …read more Source:: CNet

More SpaceX firsts coming with next Starlink launch – CNET

Elon Musk continues to push the limits of space recycling while preparing to flood low-Earth orbit with satellites. …read more Source:: CNet

One Bitcoin ‘Whale’ May Have Fueled the Currency’s Price Spike in 2017

A single Bitcoin holder — called a “whale” in cryptocurrency parlance — likely manipulated the market and helped fuel the big rise in Bitcoin’s price in 2017, according to researchers. That year, Bitcoin’s price jumped from under $1,000 in January to more than $19,000 in December. From a report: Last year, University of Texas professor…

Samsung Shutting Down Custom CPU Division in the US

Samsung’s Exynos flagship processors have been a mainstay for years now, and they’ve mostly featured Samsung’s Mongoose custom CPU cores. Unfortunately, the Korean brand is now shutting down its custom CPU division. From a report: Samsung filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) letter in Texas, according to The Statesman, notifying the state that 290…

FCC publishes approval of merger of T-Mobile and Sprint

After last month’s closed-door vote, the FCC publishes its formal approval of the $26 billion deal. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Little-known Companies Are Amassing Your Data and Selling the Analysis To Clients

As consumers, we all have “secret scores”: hidden ratings that determine how long each of us waits on hold when calling a business, whether we can return items at a store, and what type of service we receive. A low score sends you to the back of the queue; high scores get you elite treatment….

Google Launches OpenTitan Project to Open Source Chip Security

OpenTitan is an open source collaboration among Google and technology companies to strengthen root-of-trust chip design. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Mobileye, Intel’s fastest-growing business, explains its big bet on robotaxis

Two years after Intel acquired Mobileye for $15B, the maker of autonomous vehicle technology is exceeding expectations. It plans to grow its business with robotaxis and data monetization. …read more Source:: ZDNet