Microsoft today is introducing the Bot Framework, a new tool in preview to help developers build their own chatbots for their applications. There is also a new bot directory full of sample bots — like the BuildBot — that Microsoft is showing off today at the company’s Build developer conference in San Francisco.
Security researchers have discovered 1,418 vulnerabilities in CareFusion’s Pyxis SupplyStation system – automated cabinets used to dispense medical supplies – that are still being used in the healthcare and public health sectors in the US and around the world.
Coinkite, one of the earliest Web-based Bitcoin wallet services, has announced today plans to discontinue its service and focus on a hardware-based Bitcoin products, all because of a barrage of relentless DDoS attacks.
From payments mechanisms to customer services, retailers must find new and interesting ways to keep shoppers happy. Industry experts at the recent RBTE 2016 conference in London revealed seven surprising ways IT-led transformation continues to impact the sector.
It's increasingly apparent that for many, it's no longer an issue of SQL vs. NoSQL. Instead, it's SQL and NoSQL, with both having their own clear places—and increasingly being integrated into each other. Microsoft, Oracle, and Teradata, for example, are now all selling some form of Hadoop integration to connect SQL-based analysis to the world of unstructured big data.
Last week, the notorious hacker and troll Andrew Auernheimer showed just how easy it is to use insecure internet-connected printers to spread hateful racist propaganda. The hacker, also known as Weev, said he used two lines of code to make 20,000 printers, many in colleges and universities, spit out an anti-semitic flyer all over the United States.
"From the beginning, we objected to the FBI's demand that Apple build a backdoor into the iPhone because we believed it was wrong and would set a dangerous precedent. As a result of the government's dismissal, neither of these occurred. This case should never have been brought."