Tech & Science Microsoft introduces Azure Sphere to protect your IoT
What Is AlterEgo? New MIT Device Reads Minds
MIT’s latest invention is a device that can read words in the wearer’s mind. Looks like a new technology is going to give Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and all other digital assistants a run for their money. A team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a wearable device that can read its wearer’s mind.
Security experts have warned for years that .
With smart fridges, thermometers and lightbulbs designed to be convenient and easy to use, security is often an afterthought. That means hackers can have a field day accessing your personal data, or taking control of your device as part of a zombie network that takes down swathes of the internet. (.)
But there hasn't been much of a solution to all of the internet of things security woes. That's where Microsoft hopes to stake its claim with a new group of products it announced Monday,.
‘Zoo’ Of Dusty Discs Captured Around Newly-Formed Stars
Astronomers have also seen a disc that evolved much faster than its counterparts in the same system.The image, taken by the observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, focuses on the backyard of stars belonging to a class called T Tauri. The members of this group shine with different intensity in the night sky and are just 10 million years old, which is relatively young by cosmic standards.
Azure Sphere is a tiny chip called a microcontroller that can go into smart devices. It's also an operating system that can run the device safely. And finally, it's security software that runs on the cloud, monitoring devices for hacking threats.
The announcement marks the first initiative to create a comprehensive system to lock down security on the IoT. While our computers, laptops and phones have security features built into their chips and operating systems -- not to mention software available that can help keep hackers at bay -- that's not the case for the vast majority of smart devices.
This might sound like a lot of fuss for your internet-connected security camera. Microsoft President Brad Smith said at an event announcing the platform that that's the point. If cameras can be used to attack the internet, , nothing is too small to secure.
Russia: We will protect our troops in Syria
Russia has told Sky News it will protect its people on the ground in Syria if missiles are launched by the US and its allies. Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry, said Donald Trump's threat to launch missiles at Syrian forces was a "test for each and every country (with troops in Syria) to protect its people on the ground".Russia and Iran are the Assad regime's allies in the Syrian civil war.
"In a world where anything can be disrupted, everything needs to be protected," Smith said.
The announcement gives Microsoft a unique position in the internet of things market. While it's already competing in the marketplace by , Azure Sphere gives the company a reason to get its technology into billions of devices sold by other companies.
Rather than manufacturing the chips itself, the company is working with chipmaker MediaTek to get its microcontrollers to market. Microsoft will certify that the chips are made to its standards, and Microsoft partner managing director Galen Hunt said in the press release announcing the new product that the chips will be available "at volume" this summer.
That's a key part of Azure Sphere, Hunt said, because the chip "functions as the brain of the device, hosting the compute, storage, memory, and an operating system right on the device."
Microsoft didn't announce any product partnerships Monday, which means we don't know yet which internet connected devices will contain its new technology. Two companies did say they found the technology promising as part of Microsoft's announcement: refrigerator maker SubZero and consumer appliance manufacturer Glen Dimplex.
"The work Microsoft is doing with Azure Sphere uniquely addresses the security challenges of the connected microcontrollers shipping in billions of devices every year," said Glen Dimplex deputy chairman Neil Naughton. "We look forward to integrating Azure Sphere into our product lines later this year."
Syria Strike Was 'Minimalist', Ex-Defence Chief Lord Richards Says .
A former defence chief has called the air strikes on Syria a “missed opportunity” to impact the civil war and said Britain should send soldiers in to protect people from the Bashar Al-Assad regime.Lord Richards said Britain, America and France’s air strikes on Assad’s chemical weapons last weekend were “not quite token but minimalism” and “the jury is still out” on whether it would prevent the Syrian dictator using them again.He is accused of being behind the suspected chemical attack that took place in Douma, near the capital Damascus, and killed scores of people.Speaking on BBC Radio Four’s Westminster Hour, Lord Richards said the West should establish a protection zone in Idlib, a rebel outpost that Assad’s military is expected to attack next.Richards, who was chief of the defence staff from 2010 to 2013, said this was “military doable”, despite British reluctance to do it and added he feared Assad was about to attack it, “which I think will lead to a lot of bloodshed”.“Ten of millions of lives have been absolutely ruined we should try to stop this war,” he said.“Will Assad use chemical weapons again? I would have thought the jury’s out on that.“It was the right thing to do, but I would have probably put a bit more effort into it though. I would have made it more punishing to ram home the requirement never to use chemical weapons again.“You could have hit airfields, and other targets.
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