A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack can take down a company’s infrastructure, communications, applications, or other services. It costs money to recover from such an attack, but the revenue losses due to outages can be even higher. In 2021, the scale of these attacks hit record highs, and they
Cybersecurity professionals are facing an unprecedented threat environment, with record-high numbers of attacks, shortage of qualified staff, and increasing aggression and sophistication from nation-state actors. For many data center cybersecurity managers, the silver bullet for all these problems is artificial intelligence. It promises to allow security teams to handle more
Secure access service edge, or SASE, combines networking and security into a cloud-based service, and it’s growing fast. According to Gartner projections, enterprise spending on SASE will hit almost $7 billion this year, up from under $5 billion in 2021. Gartner also predicts that more than 50% of organizations will
SASE adoption has been skyrocketing since the start of the pandemic. Secure access service edge, a term Gartner coined in 2019, combines security and networking in a single, scalable, cloud-based platform that fits well in a world in which employees work from home and mostly access cloud-based apps and services.
Top ten outages of 2021 Network World/By Maria Korolov and Alex Korolov The biggest outages of 2021 had one thing in common: they affected major infrastructure or services providers and, as a result, affected large numbers of enterprises and end users. The lesson? Companies need to be careful about putting
Neuralink says monkeys died because of brain implants By Alex Korolov Don’t rush out and get Elon Musk’s brain implant just yet. According to news reports, 21 percent of Neuralink’s test monkeys died after experiments. Earlier this week, Neuralink admitted in a blog post that they have euthanized a number
Gaming industry veteran Steve Gray, former executive at Tencent Games, the world’s largest gaming studio, is getting into the metaverse business. His new company, Meta Music Studios, launched The Apollo Project last week, a blockchain-based gaming platform for music and games, with its first game TAP Stars, an avatar growing game, set
OpenSea, the largest marketplace for non-fungible tokens openly admitted last Thursday that over 80 percent of the items created using their free minting tool were plagiarized works, fake collections, and spam. Read full article at Hypergrid Business.
It’s too expensive and it’s not available yet, but there’s a startup company that says we’ll be able to walk in VR. Ekto VR, a VR hardware startup, has invented a pair of boots that allow realistic walking in virtual environments with no risk of running into a wall or
Wouldn’t it be cool to fence with a real sword in VR? Russian VR studio Boxglass has released Fencer, a VR fencing trainer designed to help new players learn the sport of fencing while using a real fencing weapon. Read the full story at Hypergrid Business.
Apple’s first entry into virtual reality could be an expensive VR headset with limited AR capabilities, according to a Bloomberg report. “Apple Inc.’s first crack at a headset is designed to be a pricey, niche precursor to a more ambitious augmented reality product that will take longer to develop, according
Judging by the lack of breakthroughs at this year’s CES, the VR industry’s not going to have a break out year in 2021. The Consumer Electronics Show, which was all digital this year, ended last week with only a few new AR and VR products showcased, and none of them
Electronics giant Lenovo introduced a new set of augmented reality glasses this morning at the Consumer Electronics Show, held virtually this year. CES 2021 officially starts tomorrow, but Lenovo got a head start with its ThinkReality A3 smart glasses, which will be available to purchase later on this year. What
Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives, both in the workplace and at home. Some AI experts are stressing the need to focus on making AI ethical and keeping it human friendly. Bias in programming, security concerns, and a lack of public knowledge about how AI
You can already see and hear in a virtual environment using a device like the Oculus Quest 2. There could be a device in the not too distant future that lets you feel like you’re actually moving around in VR too — and one man is starting to build it.
A new VR glove could be coming that tracks the motion of each finger and thumb bone. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office just published a patent application from Apple for a VR glove made with smart fabric that will be capable of this fine-level motion capture. Read the full
2020 has been a challenging year and nobody could be blamed if they were looking for a little reprieve from reality. One outlet that’s gained in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic is virtual reality or VR. You can quickly enter another immersive world just by putting on a VR headset. VR
Artificial intelligence is doing some amazing things in 2020. It’s driving our cars. It can create art and music. It’s reading our brain waves and letting us control computers and other devices with our minds. AI will only get better at all these things, and some new developments that we
The global pandemic’s forced people apart, but technology is stepping up to bring us all back together, even if we’re not in the same room. MeetinVR and Wolf3d, two major players in VR, have teamed up to make meetings as human as possible. Read the full story at Hypergrid Business.
Most of us will be stuck at home for New Year’s Eve, but that doesn’t mean we can celebrate at a concert in Iceland — virtually, at least. Iceland has announced Polar Beat, a live and fully virtual New Year’s Eve concert experience, with Northern Lights and fireworks guaranteed. Read the