While most people tune in to Apple's WWDC keynote to figure out what's coming in the next version of the company's operating systems, the event is a developer's conference. Apple genuinely uses WWDC to introduce a lot of new technologies that end users will never experience directly. So with the exception of big news like Swift, the company generally does this in later, non-public talks and through the software released via its Developer Connection.
Fiat Chrysler’s recall of more than 1.4m of its Jeeps so they can be fitted with a software patch to make them safe from having the controls taken over remotely, draws attention to an unnerving fact: any modern car is a network of anything up to 70 powerful computers that happen to be mounted on wheels and armoured in a tonne or more of steel. Every new car sold in the past few years is running about twice as much code as the whole of Facebook.
At the 2015 Intelligent Defense European Technical Research Conference in June, Tripwire security researcher Craig Young presented Smart Home Invasion and revealed zero-day flaws in the “brains” of Internet of Things platform hubs such as SmartThings hubs, Wink hubs and MiOS Vera. The Wink and Vera products “contained critical remotely exploitable flaws.” Young warned that “if not addressed, smart home flaws can give rise to a new type of ‘smart criminal' able to case victims without being seen. Once a target is chosen, it is possible to unlock doors and disable security monitoring.”
Consumers who purchased a Nike+ FuelBand between 2012 and 2015 might be eligible for a small payment from Nike after the sports brand, alongside co-defendant Apple, agreed to settle a class action suit alleging the companies falsely advertised the device's health tracking capabilities.
Fujitsu is introducing a liquid-cooled server solution that officials say will reducing cooling costs by 50 percent and increase data center density by up to five times for such scale-out environments as high-performance computing.
The company last week unveiled the Primergy CX400 M1 and its cluster nodes that make up the company's Cool-Central Liquid Cooling Solutions, which were developed in conjunction with Asetek, a company based in Denmark that makes liquid-cooling technologies for data centers, servers and PCs.