Several South Korean carriers, including KT, LG Uplus and SK Telecom, plan to offer use-based data plans to combat higher demand for data as technology advances. 5G-heavy applications such as UHD videos and holograms are seen as potential areas of high revenue due to the ability to charge a data premium.
Qualcomm has created Qualcomm A.I. Research, a division that will unify the company's efforts to research embedded artificial intelligence. The new unit will also work to improve data efficiency in machine learning and device personalization.
Technology has already contributed greatly to human happiness, and the advent of artificial intelligence promises to accelerate the trend. Internet attorney Andrew Rossow reviews the ways this evolution is likely to play out in improved life quality, increased free time and better data security, concluding AI stands to be a "game changer."
Vevo is going all-in on YouTube with plans to close down its mobile apps and consumer-focused website. "Going forward, Vevo will remain focused on engaging the biggest audiences and pursuing growth opportunities," according to a Vevo statement.
Bitcoin mining is going mainstream, and increased competition paired with a depleting supply increases cybersecurity risks, writes Fortinet CTO Michael Xie. Bitcoin miners are offsetting increasing costs with aggressive malware that's becoming exceedingly difficult to detect, Xie warns.
Industrial hacking group Xenotime is setting its sights beyond attacks on the Middle East and potentially preparing to launch global cyberattacks, warns Dragos. The group is behind the Trisis malware, the company wrote in a blog post.
The personal data of hundreds of nurses were exposed in a data breach of the D.C. Department of Health. The data were exposed at the end of April after a new online licensing portal was launched.
Steam Link, an app designed to allow users to play games via mobile devices, has been blocked by the App Store, though Apple has not commented on the decision. Industry experts warn that this could be a serious problem for Apple, with Bob O'Donnell, president of TECHnalysis Research, saying, "What they're doing is denying iPhone owners access to the most important gaming ecosystem there is. Given that the younger demographic skews toward iPhones, it seems particularly damaging."
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