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There are now more than 45,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus dubbed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, and the disease has caused at least 1,115 deaths. The impact of the virus is now reaching way beyond public health: China is at the heart of global manufacturing, and as supply chains suffer, panic is beginning …

The past year has been eventful for a lot of reasons. At Microsoft, we’ve expanded our partnerships, including Volkswagen, LG Electronics, Faurecia, TomTom, and more, and taken the wraps off new thinking such as at CES, where we recently demonstrated our approach to in-vehicle compute and software architecture. Looking ahead, areas that were once nominally related …

Last week, Intel’s memory and storage group produced Intel® QLC 3D NAND solid-state drive (SSD) number 10 million based upon the QLC NAND die built in Dalian, China. Production began in late 2018, and this milestone establishes QLC (quadruple-level cell memory) as a mainstream technology for high-capacity drives. “Many have talked about QLC technology, but …

HP has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Security Solutions and Services Hardcopy 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment (doc #US44811119, December 2019). The report recognized HP’s holistic approach to cybersecurity across its Print and PC businesses. HP’s comprehensive security strategy and solutions are paramount in an era of escalating cyberthreats. More than 7.9 billion records …

Intel announced its collaboration with The Sinclair, Autograph Collection, in Fort Worth, Texas, the world’s first all-digital hotel. The Sinclair utilizes Intel internet of things (IoT) functionality, including building and in-room sensors, IoT gateways, dashboards and restaurant sinks and appliances. Together, Intel and The Sinclair are delivering the next-generation connected guest experience through location-based analytics, as …

The Eclipse Foundation announced the launch of the Sparkplug Working Group, which is driving the evolution and broad adoption of the Eclipse Sparkplug Specification that enables the creation of open, interoperable, Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions utilizing MQTT. In particular, the Working Group will encourage the definition of technical specifications and associated implementations that rationalize access to …

Amazon announced an expansion of the company’s workforce in Santa Barbara, California and plans to create 150 additional tech jobs in the city. With plans to double its workforce, the company has opened a new 48,000 square foot office for Alexa tech teams located in downtown Santa Barbara. Amazon has created more than 45,000 full-time …

A new cryptocurrency-routing scheme co-invented by MIT researchers can boost the efficiency — and, ultimately, profits — of certain networks designed to speed up notoriously slow blockchain transactions. Cryptocurrencies hold promise for peer-to-peer financial transactions, potentially making banks and credit cards obsolete. But there’s a scalability issue: Bitcoin, for instance, processes only a handful of …

With 52 percent of shoppers reporting their favorite way to shop is still in store, retailers must continually push the boundaries of in-store experiences. For shoppers, convenience reigns supreme—they want to get in and out with the goods they were seeking, which can only happen when inventory is accessible and smart, connected associates are ready to …

Three new cities are now live with Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service: Little Rock, AR, Kansas City, MO and Cincinnati, OH. These cities join the list of 31 5G Ultra Wideband cities launched in 2019.  Verizon’s 5G mobility service is built right and a truly powerful experience that has the potential to significantly impact industries …