Cisco Systems surprised Wall Street by warning investors that the Shanghai lockdown and the war in Ukraine will eradicate any revenue growth prospects in its current – and final – quarter of 2022.
The world's largest networking vendor estimates that turnover for its Q4 ending in mid-summer will decline by between 1 percent to 5.5 percent year-on-year, meaning a drop of $131 million to $720 million.
Chuck Robbins, chairman and chief executive at Cisco, addressed questions from nervous analysts on a conference call, telling them enterprise spending was holding firm and other factors had shaped its financial guidance.
American Airlines named Microsoft Azure its preferred cloud platform this week in a deal it says will cut costs, boost efficiency, and support its eco-sustainability goals.
The multi-year partnership will see American migrate its data warehousing and legacy applications to a single operations hub on Azure.
The airline touts the partnership as an opportunity to use data and analytics to improve operations. American believes this will allow it to speed up bag tracking, enable preemptive rerouting based on weather conditions, and simulate larger changes using digital twins.
The University of San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) says it's ready to run test workloads on its experimental Voyager AI system, which looks to be the first-ever Intel Habana-based supercomputer.
The supercomputer was built in collaboration with Intel's Habana Labs and Supermicro as part of a five-year $11.5 million grant from America's National Science Foundation. And while powerful, Voyager isn't trying to win any benchmark records — it's not supposed to.
Voyager is intended to be a proving ground for AI/ML computing research and development on specialized hardware — in this case, Habana's Goya and Gaudi processors — Voyager Principal Investigator Amit Majumdar told The Register.
For the first time, a court has issued an injunction to stop the sale and transfer of a non-fungible token (NFT) at the request of a previous owner.
The US government's alert three months ago warning businesses and government agencies about the threat of BlackByte has apparently done little to slow down the ransomware group's activities.
Since March, the group, and other gangs using its malware, have continued to attack targets around the world, redesigning their website from which they leak data stolen from organizations, and snaring fresh victims, according to analysts at Talos, Cisco Systems' threat intelligence group.
"The ransomware group and its affiliates have infected victims all over the world, from North America to Colombia, the Netherlands, China, Mexico and Vietnam," the threat hunters noted in a write-up Wednesday. "Talos has been monitoring BlackByte for several months and we can confirm they are still active after the FBI released a joint cybersecurity advisory."
Brit telecoms giant BT is undertaking a trial of new antenna technology that may boost the range of 5G networks and reduce mobile network energy consumption.
The receiver technology works by exploiting a quantum effect called "electromagnetically induced transparency" to form a highly sensitive electric field detector. According to BT, this could theoretically make it over 100 times more sensitive than traditional receivers, allowing it to detect weaker signals and thus extend the range of a mobile network deployment.
Regular readers will no doubt have become twitchy at the mention of the word "quantum" so we asked BT if it could supply us with a simple explanation of how the new antenna technology works. It told us:
So many mechanical keyboards put function ahead of form. Put less charitably, they're ugly as sin. The Logitech Pop, a $100 wireless mechanical keyboard, tries to play both sides of the field.
As Google's self-imposed "late 2023" deadline to kill all third party cookies in its Chrome browser looms, the giant has handed in its first quarterly Privacy Sandbox report to the UK's competition regulator.
As a reminder, the Competition Market's Authority (CMA) took exception to Google's Privacy Sandbox cookie cull amid worries on several fronts that the project might shut out competing ad companies in favor of the search giant.
Against a backdrop of added scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators in the US, Europe, and the UK at a time when Google faces broad antitrust scrutiny and litigation, the search giant made a number of commitments to the UK's CMA, one of which was a regular report on progress with its Privacy Sandbox proposals.
China has become the world’s second most prolific miner of bitcoin – or maybe it always was – according to new data from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF).
The Centre on Tuesday announced its latest hashrate data analysing activity from September 2021 to January 2022 and found the USA is home to 37.84 percent of mining capacity, ahead of China at 21.11 percent, Kazakhstan ‘s 13.22 percent and Canada’s 6.48 percent.
Microsoft is pumping supercomputing oomph as well as funds into a British-born autonomous vehicle startup.
On Wednesday Wayve, the upstart in question, confirmed it has struck a deal with Microsoft – not surprising since Redmond has already sunk a chunk of change into the business – to use Azure to train next-gen self-driving machines from data collected from human drivers out on the road. Richard Branson, Meta AI Chief Yann LeCun, and other heavyweights are also early investors alongside the Windows giant.
"Joining forces with Microsoft to design the supercomputing infrastructure needed to accelerate deep learning for autonomous mobility is an opportunity that we are honored to lead," said Alex Kendall, CEO of Wayve.
NASA engineers are investigating anomalous telemetry data produced by venerable space probe Voyager 1.
A Wednesday announcment states that the probe is operating normally, receiving and executing commands from Earth, and still doing science and phoning home with data.
But Voyager 1’s attitude articulation and control system (AACS) – kit that helps point the probe’s antenna towards Earth - does not currently “reflect what’s actually happening onboard.”
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