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Cisco creates architecture to improve security and sell you new switches

The Register - Anti-Virus - 18 Duben, 2024 - 09:01
Hypershield detects bad behavior and automagically reconfigures networks to snuff out threats

Cisco has developed a product called Hypershield that it thinks represents a new way to do network security.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Asus bude rozmazlovat oči. Jeho monitor má rozlišení 8K, přesné barvy a stojí jako auto

Živě.cz - 18 Duben, 2024 - 08:45
ProArt Display PA32KCX je vrcholný model v monitorové nabídce Asusu. Firma s ním cílí na grafická studia a jiné kreativní obory pracující s obrazem vyžadujícím přesné barvy. Novinka má 32 palců a rozlišení 7680 × 4320 px při 60 Hz. Monitor používá IPS panel s MiniLED podsvícením a 4096 ...
Kategorie: IT News

Hackers Exploit OpenMetadata Flaws to Mine Crypto on Kubernetes

The Hacker News - 18 Duben, 2024 - 07:54
Threat actors are actively exploiting critical vulnerabilities in OpenMetadata to gain unauthorized access to Kubernetes workloads and leverage them for cryptocurrency mining activity. That's according to the Microsoft Threat Intelligence team, which said the flaws have been weaponized since the start of April 2024. OpenMetadata is an open-source platform that operates as a
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hackers Exploit OpenMetadata Flaws to Mine Crypto on Kubernetes

The Hacker News - 18 Duben, 2024 - 07:54
Threat actors are actively exploiting critical vulnerabilities in OpenMetadata to gain unauthorized access to Kubernetes workloads and leverage them for cryptocurrency mining activity. That's according to the Microsoft Threat Intelligence team, which said the flaws have been weaponized since the start of April 2024. OpenMetadata is an open-source platform that operates as a Newsroomhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/[email protected]
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Paměti v důsledku zemětřesení zdražují rychleji

CD-R server - 18 Duben, 2024 - 07:40
Paměti zdražovaly již před zemětřesením, po období slabé poptávky se totiž vyprodaly sklady a poptávka překonává nabídku. Tento trend však ještě akcentovalo zemětřesení na Tchaj-wanu…
Kategorie: IT News

Singapore infosec boss warns China/West tech split will be bad for interoperability

The Register - Anti-Virus - 18 Duben, 2024 - 07:32
When you decide not to trust a big chunk of the supply chain, tech (and trade) get harder

One of the biggest challenges Singapore faces is the potential for a split between tech stacks developed and used by China and the West, according to the island nation's Cyber Security Administration (CSA) chief executive David Koh.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Malicious Google Ads Pushing Fake IP Scanner Software with Hidden Backdoor

The Hacker News - 18 Duben, 2024 - 06:48
A new Google malvertising campaign is leveraging a cluster of domains mimicking a legitimate IP scanner software to deliver a previously unknown backdoor dubbed MadMxShell. "The threat actor registered multiple look-alike domains using a typosquatting technique and leveraged Google Ads to push these domains to the top of search engine results targeting specific search keywords, thereby
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Malicious Google Ads Pushing Fake IP Scanner Software with Hidden Backdoor

The Hacker News - 18 Duben, 2024 - 06:48
A new Google malvertising campaign is leveraging a cluster of domains mimicking a legitimate IP scanner software to deliver a previously unknown backdoor dubbed MadMxShell. "The threat actor registered multiple look-alike domains using a typosquatting technique and leveraged Google Ads to push these domains to the top of search engine results targeting specific search keywords, thereby Newsroomhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/[email protected]
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Taiwanese film studio snaps up Chinese surveillance camera specialist Dahua

The Register - Anti-Virus - 18 Duben, 2024 - 05:30
Stymied by sanctions, it had to go … but where?

Chinese surveillance camera manufacturer Zhejiang Dahua Technology, which has found itself on the USA’s entity list of banned orgs, has fully sold off its stateside subsidiary for $15 million to Taiwan's Central Motion Picture Corporation, according to the firm's annual report released on Monday.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

#HACKUJBRNO 2024

AbcLinuxu [zprávičky] - 18 Duben, 2024 - 05:15
#HACKUJBRNO 2024, byly zveřejněny výsledky a výstupy hackathonu města Brna nad otevřenými městskými daty, který se konal 13. a 14. dubna 2024.
Kategorie: GNU/Linux & BSD

Hugely expanded Section 702 surveillance powers set for US Senate vote

The Register - Anti-Virus - 18 Duben, 2024 - 01:44
Opponents warn almost anyone could be asked to share info with Uncle Sam

On Thursday the US Senate is expected to reauthorize the contentious warrantless surveillance powers conferred by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and may even strengthen them with language that, according to US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), "will force a huge range of companies and individuals to spy for the government."…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Boston Dynamics Says Farewell to Its Humanoid Atlas Robot—Then Brings It Back Fully Electric

Singularity HUB - 18 Duben, 2024 - 00:29

Yesterday, Boston Dynamics announced it was retiring its hydraulic Atlas robot. Atlas has long been the standard bearer of advanced humanoid robots. Over the years, the company was known as much for its research robots as it was for slick viral videos of them working out in military fatigues, forming dance mobs, and doing parkour. Fittingly, the company put together a send-off video of Atlas’s greatest hits and blunders.

But there were clues this wasn’t really the end, not least of which was the specific inclusion of the word “hydraulic” and the last line of the video, “‘Til we meet again, Atlas.” It wasn’t a long hiatus. Today, the company released hydraulic Atlas’s successor—electric Atlas.

The new Atlas is notable for several reasons. First, and most obviously, Boston Dynamics has finally done away with hydraulic actuators in favor of electric motors. To be clear, Atlas has long had an onboard battery pack—but now it’s fully electric. The advantages of going electric include less cost, noise, weight, and complexity. It also allows for a more polished design. From the company’s own Spot robot to a host of other humanoid robots, fully electric models are the norm these days. So, it’s about time Atlas made the switch.

Without a mess of hydraulic hoses to contend with, the new Atlas can now also contort itself in new ways. As you’ll note in the release video, the robot rises to its feet—a crucial skill for a walking robot—in a very, let’s say, special way. It folds its legs up along its torso and impossibly, for a human at least, pivots up through its waist (no hands). Once standing Atlas swivels its head 180 degrees, then does the same thing at each hip joint and the waist. It takes a few watches to really appreciate all the weirdness there.

The takeaway is that while Atlas looks like us, it’s capable of movements we aren’t and therefore has more flexibility in how it completes future tasks.

This theme of same-but-different is evident in its head too. Instead of opting for a human-like head that risks slipping into the uncanny valley, the team chose a featureless (for now) lighted circle. In an interview with IEEE Spectrum, Boston Dynamics CEO, Robert Playter, said the human-like designs they tried seemed “a little bit threatening or dystopian.”

“We’re trying to project something else: a friendly place to look to gain some understanding about the intent of the robot,” he said. “The design borrows from some friendly shapes that we’d seen in the past. For example, there’s the old Pixar lamp that everybody fell in love with decades ago, and that informed some of the design for us.”

While most of these upgrades are improvements, there is one area where it’s not totally clear how well the new form will fair: strength and power.

Hydraulics are known to provide both, and Atlas pushed its hydraulics to their limits carrying heavy objects, executing backflips, and doing 180-degree, in-air twists. According to the press release and Playter’s interviews, little has been lost in this category. In fact, they say, electric Atlas is stronger than hydraulic Atlas. Still, as with all things robotics, the ultimate proof of how capable it is will likely be in video form, which we’ll eagerly await.

Despite big design updates, the company’s messaging is perhaps more notable. Atlas used to be a research robot. Now, the company intends to sell them commercially.

This isn’t terribly surprising. There are now a number of companies competing in the humanoid robots space, including Agility, 1X, Tesla, Apptronik, and Figure—which just raised $675 million at a $2.6 billion valuation. Several are making rapid progress, with a heavy focus on AI, and have kicked off real-world pilots.

Where does Boston Dynamics fit in? With Atlas, the company has been the clear leader for years. So, it’s not starting from the ground floor. Also, thanks to its Spot and Stretch robots, the company already has experience commercializing and selling advanced robots, from identifying product-market fit to dealing with logistics and servicing. But AI was, until recently, less of a focus. Now, they’re folding reinforcement learning into Spot, have begun experimenting with generative AI too, and promise more is coming.

Hyundai acquired Boston Dynamics for $1.1 billion in 2021. This may prove advantageous, as they have access to a world-class manufacturing company along with its resources and expertise producing and selling machines at scale. It’s also an opportunity to pilot Atlas in real-world situations and perfect it for future customers. Plans are already in motion to put Atlas to work at Hyundai next year.

Still, it’s worth noting that, although humanoid robots are attracting attention, getting big time investment, and being tried out in commercial contexts, there’s likely a ways to go before they reach the kind of generality some companies are touting. Playter says Boston Dynamics is going for multi-purpose, but still niche, robots in the near term.

“It definitely needs to be a multi-use case robot. I believe that because I don’t think there’s very many examples where a single repetitive task is going to warrant these complex robots,” he said. “I also think, though, that the practical matter is that you’re going to have to focus on a class of use cases, and really making them useful for the end customer.”

Humanoid robots that tidy your house and do the dishes may not be imminent, but the field is hot, and AI is bringing a degree of generality not possible a year ago. Now that Boston Dynamics has thrown its name in the hat, things will only get more interesting from here. We’ll be keeping a close eye on YouTube to see what new tricks Atlas has up its sleeve.

Image Credit: Boston Dynamics

Kategorie: Transhumanismus

Daňové výhody pro rodiče s více dětmi: Jurečka plánuje vyšší slevu i daňové prázdniny

Lupa.cz - články - 18 Duben, 2024 - 00:00
Rodiny s více dětmi se možná dočkají dalších daňových výhod. Přilepšit by si měly díky vyšší daňové slevě a daňovým prázdninám.
Kategorie: IT News

Nárokujete si náklady na péči o domácnost v rámci odškodnění za autonehodu? Nesmíte to přehánět

Lupa.cz - články - 18 Duben, 2024 - 00:00
Je péče o zahradu, kterou převzali synové poškozeného, nutnou péčí o domácnost, kterou by měla pojišťovna platit? A kdyby o zahradu nepečovaly děti poškozeného a ta zpustla, ohrožovalo by to nějak důstojnost člověka zraněného při autohavárii?
Kategorie: IT News

Let's Encrypt vymění řetězec důvěry a nasadí nové mezilehlé certifikáty

ROOT.cz - 18 Duben, 2024 - 00:00
Certifikační autorita Let's Encrypt připravuje několik technických změn, které ovlivní generování certifikátů a jejich řetězec důvěry. Odpojí se tím od autority IdenTrust a zrychlí TLS handshake.
Kategorie: GNU/Linux & BSD

Kooperace mezi knihovnami Pint a SymPy při manipulaci s veličinami a jednotkami

ROOT.cz - 18 Duben, 2024 - 00:00
Ve druhém článku o manipulacích s hodnotami a jednotkami si ukážeme kooperaci knihovny Pint s knihovnou SymPy. I samotná knihovna SymPy práci s jednotkami a veličinami do určité míry podporuje.
Kategorie: GNU/Linux & BSD

TensorWave: AMD Instinct MI300X je výkonnější a výhodnější než Nvidia H100

CD-R server - 18 Duben, 2024 - 00:00
Společnost TensorWave, která plánuje v letošním roce dokončit systém osazený 20 000 AI akcelerátory, se rozhodla zvolit Instinct MI300X od AMD. Podle jejího šéfa nabízí tři zásadní výhody…
Kategorie: IT News

Podivuhodný zlaten je novým želízkem v ohni 2D materiálů

OSEL.cz - 18 Duben, 2024 - 00:00
Grafen je sice stále úžasný, ale o pozornost světa se perou další 2D materiály. Novinkou z výhně objevů materiálových vědců je zlaten od týmu švédské Linköpings universitet, 2D materiál z jediné vrstvy atomů zlata. Mohl by se uplatnit jako velmi výkonný katalyzátor rozmanitých procesů nebo třeba při výrobě elektroniky.
Kategorie: Věda a technika

Kremlin's Sandworm blamed for cyberattacks on US, European water utilities

The Register - Anti-Virus - 17 Duben, 2024 - 21:56
Water tank overflowed during one system malfunction, says Mandiant

The Russian military's notorious Sandworm crew was likely behind cyberattacks on US and European water plants that, in at least one case, caused a tank to overflow.…

Kategorie: Viry a Červi

Volla Tablet na Kickstarteru

AbcLinuxu [zprávičky] - 17 Duben, 2024 - 20:26
Společnost Volla Systeme stojící za telefony Volla spustila na Kickstarteru kampaň na podporu tabletu Volla Tablet s Volla OS nebo Ubuntu Touch.
Kategorie: GNU/Linux & BSD
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