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Samsung Uses AI to Transform Photos into Talking Head Videos

Researchers from Samsung’s AI Centre have created a new system that can transform still facial images into video sequences of the human face making speech expressions. According to the study, the system creates realistic virtual talking heads through applying the facial landmarks of a target face onto a source face – for example, a still [...]

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Over 10 Million People Hit in Single Australian Data Breach: OAIC

The latest quarterly data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has revealed over 10 million individuals had their information compromised in one single incident. The current population of Australia is around 25.4 million. The breach was disclosed to the OAIC under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme between January 1, [...]

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Windows 10 Is Getting a Microsoft-built Linux Kernel

Microsoft has done a few custom Linux projects over the years. There was a Linux-based OS for datacenter network switches and a Linux-based microcontroller OS that it built for its Azure Sphere secure embedded service. And now we know about one more Microsoft-developed Linux project coming soon. Microsoft revealed that it has created an in-house [...]

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Huawei Denies Existence of “Backdoors” in Vodafone Networking Equipment

Vodafone has confirmed that vulnerabilities were found in equipment supplied by Huawei to bolster the telecom giant’s Italian fixed-line network. The vulnerabilities, described as “hidden backdoors” by Bloomberg, could have been utilized to give the Chinese networking giant unauthorized access to Vodafone infrastructure, the publication reported on Tuesday. According to Vodafone security documents viewed by [...]

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Samsung SDS and Mahindra to Collaborate in Blockchain

Samsung SDS and Tech Mahindra will collaborate to expand the South Korean company’s Nexledger platform, the companies have announced. The Indian IT consulting firm will offer the blockchain platform to its local market, it said. It will also take part in developing the Nexledger platform going forward. The two companies also have plans to commercialise [...]

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Windows 10 Update Problems: Why Microsoft’s Battle Isn’t Over Yet

Microsoft’s latest changes to how it manages Windows 10 updates are unlikely to be its last attempts to tweak the process it uses to keep PCs running its latest operating system up to date.   Microsoft is making changes because the update process has hit a number of snags recently. The idea is that these [...]

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iOS 12.2 Fixes Bug That Granted Apps Hidden Access to the Microphone

Apple released yesterday iOS version 12.2 that, like never before, includes fixes for a considerable number of security-related issues, including some that are downright disturbing. In total, the company fixed 51 security flaws. Probably the scariest security bug, at first glance, is CVE-2019-8566, a vulnerability in Apple’s ReplayKit. Used by various iOS apps, this is [...]

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Outage Sends Google Cloud Services, Gmail, Drive, YouTube Fuzzy

A tranche of Google services have been hit by a collection of outages, including Gmail, Drive, Google Music, and YouTube. “We’re investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly. The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior,” the search [...]

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How IoT Will Drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution

A unique moment in history has begun as IoT and the fourth industrial revolution combine to evolve and shift the landscape of manufacturing. The ongoing digital transformation of manufacturing is having such a dramatic impact that it’s been dubbed the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. This revolution has just begun, but it is already changing how businesses [...]

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The End of Blu-ray

Thanks to the rise of streaming, Samsung is discontinuing its Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray player lines. That’s lousy news for people who love older TV shows and movies. Over 10 years ago, Samsung released the first commercial Blu-ray video disc player. Within a few years, Samsung and other Blu-ray OEMs had defeated their rival HD [...]

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