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  • !Kaspersky Lab to open software to review, says nothing to hide
    (Reuters) - Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab will ask independent parties to review the security of its anti-virus software, which the U.S. government has said could jeopardize national security, citing concerns over Kremlin influence and hijacking by Russ…
    - 10 mins ago 23 Oct 17, 11:13am -
  • !Amazon backs German artificial intelligence research hub
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Amazon.com will open an artificial intelligence research center in the German university city of Tuebingen, creating 100 jobs over the next five years.
    - 24 mins ago 23 Oct 17, 10:59am -
  • !Toshiba sees annual loss of almost $1 billion after tax related to chip unit sale
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Embattled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Monday it now expects to slide to a net loss of nearly $1 billion this business year after calculating taxes related to the sale of its prized chip unit.
    - 4 hours ago 23 Oct 17, 7:39am -
  • !Cisco nears deal to acquire BroadSoft: source
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc , the world’s largest networking gear manufacturer, is nearing a deal to buy U.S. telecommunications software firm BroadSoft Inc for close to $2 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday.…
    - 7 hours ago 23 Oct 17, 4:43am -
  • !JPMorgan reaches beyond its branches with new mobile account app
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - In its first offering of online bank accounts, JPMorgan Chase & Co on Monday launched a new smartphone app that it hopes will attract new depositors, many of whom are young and may live far from any of its branch offices.
    - 7 hours ago 23 Oct 17, 4:02am -

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  • !When an AI Tries Writing Slashdot Headlines
    For Slashdot's 20th anniversary, "What could be geekier than celebrating with the help of an open-source neural network?" Neural network hobbyist Janelle Shane has already used machine learning to generate names for paint colors, guinea pigs, heavy m…
    - 4 hours ago 23 Oct 17, 7:30am -
  • !The Factory Where Robots Build Robots
    turkeydance shared Bloomberg's profile of Fanuc, a secretive Japanese company with 40,000-square-foot factories "where robots made other robots in the dark...stopping only when no storage space remains." About 80% of the company's assembly work is au…
    - 7 hours ago 23 Oct 17, 4:44am -
  • !US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers On 24-Hour Alert
    DefenseOne reports on new preparations at Barksdale Air Force Base:The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991. That means the long-dormant concrete pad…
    - 10 hours ago 23 Oct 17, 1:43am -
  • !The Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility: Where Spacecraft Go To Die
    dryriver writes: Whether you launch a satellite into space or an entire space station like the Russian Mir, the Chinese Tiangong-1 or the International Space Station, what goes up must eventually come down -- re-enter earth's atmosphere. The greater…
    - 11 hours ago 22 Oct 17, 11:55pm -
  • !Bill Gates Tries A(nother) Billion-Dollar Plan To Reform Education
    theodp shared this article from the Washington Post:Bill Gates has a(nother) plan for K-12 public education. The others didn't go so well, but the man, if anything, is persistent. Gates announced Thursday that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wou…
    - 13 hours ago 22 Oct 17, 10:51pm -

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