Month: January 2019

Drones Can Speed Up Traffic Accident Analysis To Make Driving Safer

January 17th, 2019 by Steve Hanley  NHTSA says that in 2016, 7 million traffic accidents were reported to the police in America. 37,461 people died as a result of those accidents and another 3,144,000 were injured, according to official estimates. Many of those collisions are what experts call “secondary accidents” that result when motorists encounter …

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Rocke coinminer disables cloud protection agents

A group of hackers that specializes in infecting servers with cryptocurrency mining software has started disabling security software agents used in cloud environments to evade detection. Known as Rocke in the security industry, the group has been active since at least April 2018 and is known for exploiting critical vulnerabilities in web application frameworks and …

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Ford Says An Electric F-150 Is Coming

January 17th, 2019 by Steve Hanley  Speaking to the press at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets, said, “Here’s what’s going to happen next to future-proof that global juggernaut of commercial vehicles. We’re going to be electrifying the F-Series, both battery-electric and hybrid. And …

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EPA: New Air Pollution Plan Worse Than Doing Nothing

January 17th, 2019 by Steve Hanley  Andrew Wheeler, former coal industry lobbyist, will soon be the official head of the EPA, the agency charged with, well, doing what its name says — protecting the environment. But in the Alice in Wonderland world of the Trump maladminmistration, where down is up and Trump storms around screaming …

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Oracle Java Card updated for IoT applications

Oracle’s Java Card platform, which provides security for smart card and limited-memory device applications, increases support for the internet of things in Version 3.1. Java Card is a software technology providing isolation between secure hardware and software services. Typical hardware platforms that use Java Card include embedded secure elements, smart card chips, and secure systems …

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Yorkshire LHCRE to train IT leaders to international standards

A Local Health and Care Record Exemplar (LHCRE) programme has begun training IT leaders to internationally recognised standards. The Yorkshire and Humber LHCRE now has 30 healthcare IT leaders trained under the College for Healthcare Informatics Professionals (CHIME). Seven of which attained the CHIME Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) qualification. CHIME was invited to provide …

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IBM calls time on Slack-rival Watson Workspace

IBM has decided to end support for its Watson Workspace team chat app, citing a lack of customer traction.  The decision follows the sale of IBM’s software assets –  including legacy collaboration applications such as IBM Notes, Domino and Connections – to Indian technology services provider HCL for $1.8 billion in December. A preview of …

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Start-up Devvio claims its blockchain can handle 8M transactions a second

A start-up firm claims its highly efficient distributed ledger protocol can address all the major problems facing blockchain networks, including being able to scale for global financial business by executing up to eight million transactions per second (TPS). The new blockchain protocol, called Devv, was unveiled and demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas last week. …

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Half a million patients given access to GP video consultations via Q Doctor

Online GP provider Q Doctor has announced it is now providing more than half a million patients nationwide with access to video consultations. The digital-service is now supporting 60 NHS GP practices across England, including Staffordshire, Birmingham, York and Hull. It supports practices with the technical capabilities to offer at-home video consultations which can give …

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