Neural network implemented with light instead of electrons

Enlarge / Each of these layers shapes the light that reaches the one behind it, performing calculations in the process. (credit: Ozcan Lab, UCLA) Neural networks have a reputation for being computationally expensive. But only the training portion of things really stresses most computer hardware, since it involves regular evaluations of performance and constant trips […]

New Spectre attack enables secrets to be leaked over a network

Enlarge (credit: Pete) When the Spectre and Meltdown attacks were disclosed earlier this year, the initial exploits required an attacker to be able to run code of their choosing on a victim system. This made browsers vulnerable, as suitably crafted JavaScript could be used to perform Spectre attacks. Cloud hosts were susceptible, too. But outside […]

CNN or Trump derangement syndrome? Battle rages between POTUS and network

It’s not just President Trump’s opponents suffering from a form of derangement any more, as the Weekly Standard flipped the script and diagnosed President Trump as suffering from “CNN Derangement Syndrome.” The neoconservative magazine made its diagnosis after the White House banned a CNN reporter from a photo op on Wednesday, for rude and “inappropriate” […]

PSN down: PS4 server status confirmed offline for PlayStation Network maintenance

Players started reporting issues using core online services on their PS4 console tonight. And now Sony has confirmed that large areas of the PlayStation Network are down. The latest PSN servers status report confirms that every core online service has been affected by tonight’s outage. This includes Account management, Login, gaming and social, PlayStation Music, […]

The White House reportedly canceled John Bolton’s interview with CNN after Trump attacked the network during a press conference

CNN The White House canceled national security adviser John Bolton’s appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” according to host Jake Tapper. Tapper said Bolton was “fully prepared to do the interview” but that the White House ditched the appearance after President Donald Trump attacked a CNN reporter during a UK press conference. During the exchange, […]

Deliveroo will expand its network with restaurants’ own riders

Deliveroo has taken leaf out of Just Eat’s book and will allow partner restaurants to use their own riders. That means it can now team up with establishments that have their own fleet. The British food delivery app will launch a new service called “Marketplace+” in July — its partners can then use it to […]

AT&T opens its public safety network to volunteer first responders

AT&T’s approach to a public safety network has been available for a while, but only for emergency crews that supply phones and plans. That’s not much good if you’re a volunteer firefighter or otherwise have to bring your own device. However, you won’t be out of the loop for long. AT&T has launched FirstNet plans […]

Verizon names tech chief CEO, prioritizes 5G network over content

(Reuters) — Verizon named Chief Technology Officer Hans Vestberg as its new CEO on Friday, surprising analysts and signaling the largest U.S. wireless company’s priority is building the next-generation 5G network, not expanding further into media content. Vestberg, 52, joined Verizon a year ago after being fired as chief executive at co…Read More