NSA to release a free reverse engineering tool

GHIDRA is written in Java and works on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The US National Security Agency will release a free reverse engineering tool at the upcoming RSA security conference that will be held at the start of March, in San Francisco.

The software’s name is GHIDRA and in technical terms, is a disassembler, a piece of software that breaks … Read more...

Wi-Fi 6 Explained: The Next Generation of Wi-Fi

What Does 802.11ax Bring to the Table?

Wi-Fi is set to get better and faster with its upcoming major update. While plenty of routersare already available with chips using draft specifications, 802.11ax Wi-Fi won’t be finalized until December 2019, ushering in a wave of updated devices touting new wireless capabilities that will contribute toward next-generation networks with more speed and … Read more...

A New Breakthrough in Quantum Computing is Set to Transform Our World

We officially have a 51-qubit quantum computer.

Quantum computers are, unarguably, the next great evolutionary step in the development of computing tech. Their successful creation will be a paradigm shifting achievement—one that will alter the future of humanity and revolutionize operations across a broad spectrum of applications.

And in case you missed it, we just took a massive leap forward … Read more...

NVIDIA’s $1,100 AI brain for robots goes on sale

You aren’t about to buy one, but it could be influential.

NVIDIA’s plan to power autonomous robots has kicked off in earnest. The company has released a Jetson AGX Xavier Module that gives robots and other intelligent machines the processing oomph they need for their AI ‘brains.’ You’re not about to buy one yourself — it costs $1,099 each in … Read more...

Meet The Linux Desktop That’s More Beautiful Than Windows 10 And MacOS

As a fairly new desktop Linux user I’ve been a distro-hopping fanatic, exploring the functionality and key differences between the array of excellent options out there. While a “forever distro” is the ultimate goal, the journey has been exciting and educational. Recently my Linux adventures led me to Deepin, an OS that captured my attention and boasts a few … Read more...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Built On Blockchain And Advanced With AI

Blockchain technology is so synonymous with cryptocurrencies, and especially Bitcoin that it is almost like the financial sector has usurped its potential. In times like these, where an investing bear market has befallen the cryptocurrency space, it is easy to get down on the revolutionary possibilities of blockchain technology.

Since the original Blockchain, that is Bitcoin, emerged, there has been … Read more...

Andrew Ng launches ‘AI for Everyone,’ a new Coursera program aimed at business professionals

Andrew Ng, a computer scientist who led Google’s AI division, Google Brain, and formerly served as vice president and chief scientist at Baidu, is a veritable celebrity in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry.

After leaving Baidu, he debuted an online curriculum of classes centered around machine learning — Deeplearning.ai — and soon after launched Landing.ai, a startup with … Read more...

Google’s reCaptcha v3 arrives, detecting bots without using tests

Why it matters: Captcha, or Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, has long been used to stop bots from performing nefarious activities on websites. While they do their job, Google’s reCaptcha tests can be annoying. Thankfully, the company has now introduced version 3, which requires no interaction from users.

The famously irritating reCaptcha v1 asked … Read more...

What Is a VPN and What Can (and Can’t) It Do?

VPN (or virtual private network) services create a secure, encrypted connection between your computer and a VPN server at another location. That type of secure connection is a worthwhile investment for anyone who wants to wrap their data in an extra layer of privacy and security, especially when connecting to public Wi-Fi networks. But a VPN is not a magic … Read more...

Humanoid construction robot installs drywall by itself

It’s clever, if also a commentary on Japan’s labor priorities.

If Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute has its way, construction workers might be a thing of the past. Researchers have built HRP-5P, a humanoid bot that can handle a variety of construction tasks when there’s either a staffing shortage or serious hazards. The prototype uses a mix of … Read more...