Japan Display Inc., which provides liquid-crystal displays to Apple for iPhone XRs, is seeking a bailout through an investment by Taiwan's TPK Holdings Co. and state-owned Chinese firm Silk Road Fund. Japan Display's problems are seen as a symptom of slow sales for the iPhone XR, the only model that uses LCDs.
Industrial robots may boost productivity, but as more of them are put in use and connected to the Internet, cybersecurity risks are rising, experts say. "There's no concept of antivirus for your robot," says Yossi Naar, co-founder of Cybereason, a Boston-based company that focuses on cybersecurity services for connected devices, "so protection tends to be very lax to nonexistent."
Cyberattacks and breaches increased sharply in 2018, and a cause for the uptick is that companies were forced to disclose attacks thanks to new regulations. "In the last year, we had GDPR finally come into full force, and that has forced an awful lot more organizations to disclose an awful lot more breaches, and so the data shifts," said Mike Lloyd with RedSeal.
Health care providers are advised to watch out for a possible vulnerability in earlier versions of Kubernetes application programming interface servers and to be aware of the growing popularity of cryptomining this year, states the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's Healthcare and Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report. Rounding out the list are the continuing threats of phishing attacks and weak passwords, leaving health care organizations vulnerable to cyberthreats, such as password spray attacks.
Samsung has created the smallest image sensor for full-screen phones at just 5.1mm diagonally. Mass production will begin in the first quarter of the ISOCELL Slim 3T2, which will provide 20-megapixel resolution for front and back cameras in midrange smartphones.
A year after filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy, Avaya is simplifying its processes for partners and increasing cloud sales through its Edge partner program. At Avaya Engage 2019, the company announced its key themes -- investment in unified communications and contact centers, pushing new technology, increasing cloud depth and emphasizing service capabilities.
France's data authority CNIL has fined Google $56.8 million for violations of the European Union's data protection laws. Google is accused of forcing users to accept updated privacy policies, and CNIL says Google did not meet transparency requirements.
SUSE has unveiled SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, an enterprise Linux server for all major Arm server processors. "Now that we have delivered four releases of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm and have customers running SUSE Linux on Arm servers as diverse as the tiny Raspberry Pi and the high-performance HPE Apollo 70 servers, we are now ready to sell subscriptions directly to customers," says senior product manager Jay Kruemcke.
Job postings for data scientists increased by 29% in 2018, according to Indeed. The report also determined Houston is the best location for data scientists based on average salary adjusted for cost of living, with San Francisco and Seattle completing the top three.
Dark mode is becoming increasingly popular among technology users, as the setting reduces eyestrain and decreases the amount of light produced by laptop or phone screens. MacOS and Windows users can switch to dark mode, and more websites are adding the option, including Reddit, Twitter and YouTube.
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