Huawei is baking AI into its next mobile chip to outperform iPhones

We’re only days away from the launch of the next iPhone, and Huawei is already trying to one-up Apple with bold claims about its next product, the Huawei Mate 10. The next handset from the #3 phone maker on the planet will come with the company’s own Kirin 970 chipset, which will feature AI processing […] Read more »

So George Romero’s Next Of the Dead Movie Is Basically About Zombie NASCAR 

George A. Romero, director of the legendary Night of the Living Dead, the equally legendary Dawn of the Dead, the not legendary but still good Day of the Dead, and countless other zombie entertainment, is trying something different. Very different. So different it’s a movie where zombies race cars to entertain rich… Read more… All […] Read more »

Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Reteam With James Cameron for the Next Terminator Movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger has just announced he’ll be starring in the next Terminator movie, which is not at all a big deal. It’s definitely less exciting than the news from January that James Cameron would be regaining rights to the franchise he created, and was working on a new, possibly good Terminator film. But… Read more… […] Read more »

5 lessons from Amazon’s S3 cloud blunder – and how to prepare for the next one

According to internet monitoring platform Catchpoint, Amazon Web Service’s Simple Storage Service (S3) experienced a three hour and 39 minute disruption on Tuesday that had cascading effects across other Amazon cloud services and many internet sites that rely on the popular cloud platform. “S3 is like air in the cloud,” says Forrester analyst Dave Bartoletti; […] Read more »

5 lessons from Amazon’s S3 cloud blunder – and how to prepare for the next one

According to internet monitoring platform Catchpoint, Amazon Web Service’s Simple Storage Service (S3) experienced a three hour and 39 minute disruption on Tuesday that had cascading effects across other Amazon cloud services and many internet sites that rely on the popular cloud platform. “S3 is like air in the cloud,” says Forrester analyst Dave Bartoletti; […] Read more »

The next target for phishing and fraud: ChatOps

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach. Enterprise chat applications have surged in popularity, driven in large part by Slack, which now claims to serve more than three million users daily.  What’s more, the popularity of these apps has given […] Read more »

Facebook Challenges Apple For Control Of The Next Major Battleground

The news that Facebook is working on encrypting end-to-end communication in its chat client is another sign that messaging is the next major battleground online. End-to-end encryption is increasingly being seen as a desirable product for many users of IM platforms, and the addition of this feature should be seen as Facebook emphatically planting a […] Read more »

How Google’s AI paved the way for the next generation of bots

GUEST: Bots are fast becoming all the rage in tech, offering users the ability to use a messaging app to type in simple English requests to services like Uber. The user interface is just like texting a friend, and it’s far simpler to enter a message than to download and use a clunky native app. […] Read more »