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Next Retro-Phone Reboot Looks To Be the Palm Pre

It’s 2009. Obama is now in the White House. Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger makes a successful crash landing on the Hudson River. Palm is still a phone maker, and it’s seen as the main rival to the iPhone. It’s 2018. Obama is not in the White House. Nobody has landed on ... Read More »

Chipmaker Nvidia Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Uber’s Fatal Crash

The fallout from the fatal crash involving an autonomous Uber vehicle continues. Nvidia, which supplies chips for Uber’s self-driving cars, said it’s temporarily suspending all of its self-driving tests on public roads to learn more about [the] crash in Arizona, a company spokesperson told Recode. “The accident was tragic,” Nvidia ... Read More »

Baltimore: Ransomware Hobbled City’s Dispatch System

A ransomware attack hobbled Baltimore’s 911 dispatch system over the weekend, a city official confirmed Wednesday, prompting a roughly 17-hour shutdown of automated emergency dispatching. Earlier this week, Mayor Catherine Pugh’s office didn’t specify the nature of the cyberattack. But on late Wednesday afternoon, her chief information officer announced that ... Read More »

Oracle Beats Google Big in Court; Debuts Admin-Free Database

Yesterday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversing a jury decision on Google’s use of Oracle’s Java API packages “protects creators and consumers from the unlawful abuse of their rights,” according to a statement from Oracle general counsel Dorian Daley. However, advocates of fair use ... Read More »

Atlanta in Recovery Mode After Ransomware Attack

The city of Atlanta on Tuesday authorized its employees to use their government computers for the first time since ordering them offline last week in response to a debilitating ransomware virus that continues to cause complications across Georgia’s capital. “Today, the City of Atlanta is advising its employees to turn ... Read More »

After Data Breach Fallout, Equifax Hires New CEO

Equifax tapped longtime financial industry executive Mark Begor as its new permanent CEO, the company said Wednesday, as Equifax continues to try to recover from fallout surrounding the company’s massive data breach. The 59-year-old Begor will take over from Paulino do Rego Barros Jr., who became interim CEO in September ... Read More »

Department of Justice Wants Kaspersky Lawsuits Dismissed

The Department of Justice defended the government’s decision to ban products sold by Russian software vendor Kaspersky Lab, arguing in federal court filings in favor of dismissing lawsuits brought on the firm’s behalf. Justice Department attorneys filed motions in D.C. federal court Monday challenging separate lawsuits initiated by Kaspersky’s lawyers ... Read More »

Doubling Down on Education, Apple Touts $299 Tablets for Students

Apple is doubling down that the iPad will be the future of education. Apple unveiled a new, cheaper iPad model for as low as $299, aimed at students from elementary school to college. The new 9.7-inch iPads will be compatible with Apple Pencil stylus, feature Apple’s second-latest processor chip and ... Read More »

NASA Delays Next-Generation Space Telescope Until 2020

NASA is delaying the launch of its next-generation space telescope — its highest science priority — until at least 2020. Top officials said Tuesday that more time is needed to assemble and test the James Webb Space Telescope, which is considered a successor to the long-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. It’s ... Read More »