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Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty...

This isn't ransomware – it's merry chaos Analysis  It is now increasingly clear that the global outbreak of a file-scrambling software nasty targeting Microsoft Windows PCs was designed not to line the pockets of criminals, but spread merry mayhem.…

Ransomware halts production at Cadbury’s Tasmanian chocolate factory

Chocolate production at Cadbury's factory in Hobart has been stopped by the latest global cyber attack.

Rick Perry talks nuclear energy research investment, Paris Agreement

Trump Administration is calling this “Energy Week,” secretary Perry takes the podium.

IDG Contributor Network: Are IT certifications worth it?

“You absolutely need IT certifications in order to advance your career and boost your earning potential,” say some people, certificates clutched firmly in their grasp.“You absolutely do not need IT certifications in order to advance your career or boost your earning potential,” say some other people, hands astonishingly bereft of paper.This is quite the pickle, a true conundrum.

Two camps both claiming they have the right answer, but how do you decide who is right?When it comes to the value of certifications in the technology industry there are definitely mixed feelings. While some see them as validation of their skills and evidence of their ability, there are some senior workers who hold the opposite point of view and believe that an IT workerrsquo;s true value and ability is demonstrated through their experience and the projects they have worked on.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

New Star Trek series will abandon Gene Roddenberry’s cardinal rule

For the first time, a Trek series will show main characters in a negative light.

Nvidia’s new TensorRT speeds machine learning predictions

Nvidia has released a new version of TensorRT, a runtime system for serving inferences using deep learning models through Nvidiarsquo;s own GPUs.Inferences, or predictions made from a trained model, can be served from either CPUs or GPUs.
Serving inferences from GPUs is part of Nvidiarsquo;s strategy to get greater adoption of its processors, countering what AMD is doingnbsp;to break Nvidiarsquo;s stranglehold on the machine learning GPU market.[ Revealed: AMDrsquo;s strategy to become a machine learning giant. | Roundup: TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn, MXNet, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and Caffe machine learning and deep learning frameworks. ]Nvidia claims the GPU-based TensorRT is better across the board for inferencing than CPU-only approaches. One of Nvidiarsquo;s proffered benchmarks, the AlexNet image classificationnbsp;test under the Caffe framework, claims TensorRT to be 42 times faster than a CPU-only version of the same testnbsp;— 16,041 images per second vs. 374mdash;when run on Nvidiarsquo;s Tesla P40 processor. (Always take industry benchmarks with a grain of salt.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Valkyria Revolution Review: A piecemeal struggle

Dynasty Warriors-inspired follow-up is too simple and too broken.

See you in 2023 – Bitcoin exchange Coin.mx bigwig gets 66...

Murgio gets off easy in money laundering case A kingpin of the ill-fated Coin.mx Bitcoin exchange was today handed a 66-month prison sentence for conspiracy, fraud, and money laundering.…

Cisco announces Kinetic IoT operations platform

Cisco has unveiled its Internet of Things operations platform labelled Kinetic, which it said will enable enterprises to extract trillions of terabytes of data from devices.

Black-hole mergers may reveal dark past of cannibalism

Voracious black holes can be distinguished from picky eaters.

Six quick facts to know about today’s global ransomware attack

This is what you need to know — right now.

Six quick facts to know about the Petya global ransomware attack

This is what you need to know -- right now.