In the world of computer security, the bad guys are always 10 steps ahead of the good guys. But next month the mad scientists at the government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will bring together a group of the world’s best computer security experts to see if they can tip the scales in the good guys’ favor for once.
When astronomer Sarah Ballard walked onto the University of California, Berkeley, campus for an academic job interview in February, it was a homecoming. She had attended college there, walking to class underneath the Seussian London plane trees as the campanile chimed periodically in the background.
Alleged images and specifications of rumoured upcoming Xiaomi laptops have been leaked. The laptops are described as being similar to the MacBook Air in terms of their appearance but instead of using Thunderbolt, the Xiaomi laptops will use USB-C.
The specifications we have for the device so far are as follows:
Skylake processor – Intel Core i7-6500U (2 cores, 4 threads, base clock speed 2.50GHz, Turbo speed 3.10GHz).
11” and 13” variants.
Ships with Windows 10.
Assistants are all the rage right now. Everyone seems to be working on one. People imagine them becoming the new interface to computers — why bother with apps and searching the web when you can just ask your assistant to do it for you?
Google has scrapped plans to launch a "high-end" standalone virtual reality headset to take on the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, and HTC Vive, according to sources speaking to Recode.
The Alphabet-owned company is shifting resources to its mobile VR initiative, the publication says, as Google is putting focus towards streamlined projects. The move comes as virtual reality is picking up steam with more major hardware companies pushing the emerging technology.