What is WPA3, why does it matter, and when can you expect it?

This week, Qualcomm announced that it would integrate WPA3 across its portfolio of mobile and networking products, including chipsets for routers, smartphones, tablets, and PCs. It’s the newest security suite from the Wi-Fi Alliance, the nonprofit organization that certifies Wi-Fi networking standards, and it’s the successor to WPA2, th…Read More

AI Weekly: Computing power is shaping the future of AI

This week, OpenAI published an analysis that documents an explosion in compute power over the past six years, which is driving advances in artificial intelligence. Compute power used in the largest AI training runs, the piece found, has doubled every 3.5 months since 2012. The breakdown of compute power necessary to create well-known AI systems lik…Read More

How payments firms are upgrading their service offerings to meet evolving merchant demands

BII In an increasingly digitized world, brick-and-mortar retailers are facing immense pressure to understand and accommodate their customers’ changing needs, including at the point of sale (POS).  More than two years after the EMV liability shift in October 2015, most large merchants globally have upgraded their payment systems. And beyond upgrading to meet new standards, many […]

Michael Cohen reportedly met with another Qatari government official, days before the FBI raided his office

Yana Paskova/Getty Images Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, met with a senior Qatari official in Florida last month, just days before the FBI raided Cohen’s home and office. It’s unclear what was discussed at the meeting with Qatar’s minister of economy and commerce. A Qatari Embassy spokesman said Cohen requested the meeting, but […]

Defector is the VR spy adventure that riffs on ’90s action flicks

Twisted Pixel Games‘ Defector is a virtual reality game that pays homage to the over-the-top spy flicks of the ’90s: explosions, high-tech gadgets, espionage, shootouts, and more explosions. It’s the kind of game where you drive a car off one plane and onto another, running over some dudes while you’re at it. It doesn’…Read More

Valve’s move to censor visual novels undoes its Steam Direct promises

Visual novel developers who have mature-themed games on Steam are reeling from what developer MangaGamer is calling Valve’s “sudden and abrupt policy shift.” Valve, which owns and operates the Steam PC gaming service, has notified MangaGamer and certain other developers that they have until the end of the month to remove pornograp…Read More

How Turkey fell from investment darling to junk-rated emerging market

MANY of the most famous hedge-fund trades have been bets that things were about to go wrong. Think of Enron’s bankruptcy or the souring of subprime mortgage bonds in America. The best trade made by “the Professor” was very different. It was a bet that something was starting to go right. A visit almost 20 […]

NAFTA negotiators are struggling to meet a congressional deadline

AS FAR back as the campaign trail, President Donald Trump had promised to renegotiate or rip up the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has said that if this Congress is to have time to approve a new version, it needs word that a deal […]

A WTO ruling on aircraft subsidies raises the risk of a tariff war

THE manufacture of airliners may be the world’s most globalised industry. Only two firms make big civil jets: Boeing of America and Airbus of Europe. Most of their revenues—55% for Boeing and 70% for Airbus—are earned outside their home territory. Both source parts from dozens of countries. But a ruling by the World Trade Organisation […]