Day: October 8, 2020

Cyberattacks Up, But Companies (Mostly) Succeed in Securing Remote Workforce

Despite fears that the burgeoning population of remote workers would lead to breaches, companies have held their own, a survey of threat analysts finds. …read more Source:: DarkReading

NASA Osiris-rex reveals secrets of ‘rubble pile’ asteroid Bennu ahead of daring heist – CNET

New studies reveal the history of a potentially hazardous space rock as NASA prepares to briefly touch down on its surface. …read more Source:: CNet

Captain Janeway back in Star Trek: Prodigy, with Kate Mulgrew voicing role – CNET

Kate Mulgrew will reprise her Voyager role in the forthcoming Trek cartoon on Nickelodeon. …read more Source:: CNet

Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson Record

After 44 years, there’s finally a better way to find approximate solutions to the notoriously difficult traveling salesperson problem. From a report: When Nathan Klein started graduate school two years ago, his advisers proposed a modest plan: to work together on one of the most famous, long-standing problems in theoretical computer science. Even if they…

Buy the most-watched Halloween movie in 4K for 50% off – CNET

Hocus Pocus is available in 4K for the first time, and you can own it for $10. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple extending some free Apple TV+ trials, says CNBC

Subscriptions bundled with hardware that would have ended in November will extended by three months. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Google to offer $129 Nest controlled by hand gestures, says Bloomberg

The cheaper version of the home thermostat controller will be available in “coming weeks,” said the newswires service. …read more Source:: ZDNet

GameStop Forms Strategic Accord With Microsoft

GameStop jumped as much as 27% after a strategic partnership with Microsoft gave investors fresh optimism that the video-game retailer can turn around its business. From a report: Under a multiyear agreement, GameStop will use Microsoft’s cloud services to handle business operations, including finance, inventory and e-commerce, according to a statement Thursday. In-store workers also…

NXP Semiconductor, Extreme Networks raise forecasts, stocks surge

A broad-based semiconductor maker and a computer networking equipment vendor both pointed to brightening trends in their businesses in the three months ended in September. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Comcast working toward 10Gbps to your home

Are you still waiting for Gigabit to your home? Comcast wants to go one better: 10Gbps to your home using cable, not fiber. …read more Source:: ZDNet