Intel’s Gemini Lake Powers Pocket-Friendly Pantera Pico PC

You’ve probably never wondered if you could fit an x86 PC in your jacket pocket, but XDO Tech clearly has, and is making that crazy dream a reality, with the help of Kickstarter. While tiny PCs like the Intel Compute Stick have been around for several years, the XDO Tech Pantera Pico PC is one of the smallest Gemini Lake implementations we’ve seen yet.

Intel’s Gemini Lake platform is designed around a low-power microarchitecture called Goldmont Plus. Being a 14nm design, it is said to deliver a modest performance for everyday tasks like web browsing and video streaming, while offering

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Blackstone Joins Francisco Partners in Backing Dynamo Software

Blackstone Inc. plans to join fellow private-equity firm Francisco Partners as an investor in a software business that serves the alternative investment management industry, including private-equity managers.

Dynamo Software Inc. provides cloud-based technology that helps investment firms manage their customer relationships, and the Watertown, Mass.-based company’s clients include venture-capital and private-equity firms, as well as hedge funds and real-estate investment firms. Dynamo also serves institutional investors, such as foundations and endowments and counts Francisco as one of its customers.

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Hackers leak passwords for 500,000 Fortinet VPN accounts

A threat actor has leaked a list of almost 500,000 Fortinet VPN login names and passwords that were allegedly scraped from exploitable devices last summer.

While the threat actor states that the exploited Fortinet vulnerability has since been patched, they claim that many VPN credentials are still valid.

This leak is a serious incident as the VPN credentials could allow threat actors to access a network to perform data exfiltration, install malware, and perform ransomware attacks.

Fortinet credentials leaked on a hacking forum

The list of Fortinet credentials was leaked for free by a threat actor known as ‘Orange,’ who

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Android System Intelligence is Device Personalization Services

“Device Personalization Services” is the method through which Google delivers and updates features like Now Playing (on Pixel), Live Caption, and smart actions in notifications to Android devices. This app, updated via the Play Store, is now being renamed to “Android System Intelligence,” at least on Google Pixel phones.

Update 9/12: As of the past few weeks, the “Device Personalization Services” to “Android System Intelligence” rename is widely rolled out on Pixel devices. This specifically includes the app name in settings and the widgets list.

ASI now also appears in the Play Store listing with a completely new

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Google Meet gets new videoconference hardware with interactive displays

The Google Meet Series One Desk 27 and Board 65 are the latest addition to Google’s teleconferencing system.


Avocor

As hybrid and remote work are projected to be the new norm even after the COVID-19 pandemic, Google is teaming up with Avocor to launch two new devices designed to make in-person and remote meetings more efficient: the Google Meet Series One Desk 27 and Board 65. Avocor, which makes interactive displays, shared the update in a release Wednesday.

The two new touch-enabled video devices are the latest addition to the Google Meet Series One teleconferencing system that launched in September.

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AMD Finally Releases Overdue Linux CPPC Driver

As reported by Phoronix, AMD’s Zen 3 architecture is getting support for the ACPI CPPC driver designed for Linux-based operating systems. The Collaborative Processor Performance Control driver allows Linux to see which cores have the highest boosting potential in a Ryzen CPU and target the highest boosting cores for single- or lightly-threaded workloads, a feature that has been supported in Windows since the launch of the Zen 2 processors. Additionally, the ACPI driver will improve Linux’s support of Ryzen power states, allowing for better power consumption and performance. However, the new drivers are currently only for Zen 3, with

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Boston-based software company acquires Madison’s Widen | Business News







Widen is located at 6911 Mangrove Lane in Monona.




A content management company with Wisconsin roots dating back to 1948 is soon to be acquired by a Boston-based software firm.

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Acquia announced Wednesday its plans to buy Madison-based Widen for an undisclosed amount of money, Widen vice president of marketing Jake Athey said. He said the firm anticipates it will close on the sale within the month.

What that means for Widen’s 135 employees, 110 of those in the Dane County area

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A.I. Can Now Write Its Own Computer Code. That’s Good News for Humans.

As soon as Tom Smith got his hands on Codex — a new artificial intelligence technology that writes its own computer programs — he gave it a job interview.

He asked if it could tackle the “coding challenges” that programmers often face when interviewing for big-money jobs at Silicon Valley companies like Google and Facebook. Could it write a program that replaces all the spaces in a sentence with dashes? Even better, could it write one that identifies invalid ZIP codes?

It did both instantly, before completing several other tasks. “These are problems that would be tough for a lot

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Android 12: We love these hidden features. Here’s how to use them yourself

What’s inside Google’s new Android 12 operating system for phones? We found some tricks that fly under the radar. 


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Google released the fifth and final beta for Android 12 in early September and noted that the official release is only a “few weeks” away. The current build is a release candidate, which means that — if there aren’t any major bugs or issues — it’s likely to be the same build at official release. We are so close to the release of Android 12, I can almost taste it. Well, actually, that’s not true now that Google has

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Researchers Are Bending Memory for IoT Products

We’re far past the point where personal computers are the only things we own processing data. Not only have we moved on to more portable devices, like smartphones, but we’re also seeing everyday items, like mirrors, wristbands and even smart bandages and have need to compute. As we continue putting more chips into more things, there’s need for flexibility — literally. A research team at Stanford University addressed that this week with research around bendable memory that can serve as storage for flexible electronics. 

The report shared in Science enables the manufacturing of memory devices in a flexible substrate. The

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