Contest for control over the semantic layer for analytics begins in earnest

A battle for control over how data is processed by analytics applications is starting to emerge in the cloud. Providers of data warehouses such as Snowflake, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft are aggregating massive amounts of data. Naturally, providers of analytics and business intelligence (BI) applications are treating data warehouses as another source from […]

Data security depends on a secure software-development supply chain

As 2020 finally came to an end and 2021 began, The New York Times reported that Russia used SolarWinds’ hacked program to infiltrate at least 18,000 government and private networks. As a result, it is presumed that the data within these networks (user IDs, passwords, financial records, source code), is in the hands of Russian […]

GamesBeat Decides: The best (and worst) ‘core’ Mario games

Many Mario games are some of the best pieces of digital entertainment ever created. The series seemed like an obvious choice for a new tier list-making video series … so here we are. My cohort Jeff Grubb and I rank every game in the core Mario series. What does “core” mean? It’s whatever we say […]

The Truth About North Korea’s Ultra-Lockdown Against Covid-19

Kim Jong-un acted quickly. On January 22, 2020, North Korea closed its borders with China and Russia to stop a new, mysterious virus from spreading into the country. At the time, what we now know as Covid-19, had killed just nine people and infected 400 others. More than a year later, the hermit kingdom’s border […]

Tech is having a reckoning. Tech investors? Not so much.

They have also been indirect beneficiaries of the insurrection at the Capitol, with spikes in users as a result of the mainstream services’ deplatforming President Trump, his surrogates, and accounts promoting the QAnon conspiracy. In a few cases, public pressure has forced action. DLive, a cryptocurrency-based video streaming site, which was acquired by BitTorrent’s Tron […]

Volkswagen looks to claim damages from suppliers over chip shortages: magazine

BERLIN (Reuters) – German car manufacturer Volkswagen is looking into possible claims for damages against its suppliers Bosch and Continental due to a lack of semiconductors, Automobilwoche magazine reported on Sunday. Automakers around the world are shutting assembly lines due to problems in the delivery of semiconductors, which in some cases have been exacerbated by […]

Germany urges Taiwan to help ease auto chip shortage

By Michael Nienaber BERLIN/TAIPEI (Reuters) – Germany has asked Taiwan to persuade Taiwanese manufacturers to help ease a shortage of semiconductor chips in the auto sector which is hampering its fledgling economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Automakers around the world are shutting assembly lines due to problems in the delivery of semiconductors, which in […]

Flash Is Dead—but Not Gone

On January 12, just after 8:15 am local time, computers started to malfunction at the Dalian Train Operation Depot in northeast China. The dispatcher’s browsers weren’t loading train schedule details. Six hours later, dispatchers also lost the ability to print train data from the web app. According to the depot’s account on Weibo and WeChat, […]

The great graphics card shortage of 2020 (and 2021)

PC gaming, in particular, is having a renaissance. The Steam game platform saw records broken for all its peak statistics in 2020 – 21% more games purchased, and 50% more hours played. Credit: Source link

Germany KBA watchdog also looking into Tesla touchscreen failures: paper

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s motor vehicle authority (KBA) is looking into safety risks related to touchscreen displays in Tesla cars and has asked the U.S. auto maker to provide information following a similar request by U.S. authorities, a KBA spokesman was quoted as saying. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday asked […]