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IT spending is projected to total $3.9 trillion in 2020
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Increase of 3.4 percent

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.9 trillion in 2020, an increase of 3.4 percent from 2019, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

Citrix ADC and Gateway servers must be shut down
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Until patch comes out

The Dutch National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has taken the unusual step of warning organisations running Citrix ADC and Gateway servers to shut down their machines until Citrix releases a fully working patch for a CVE-2019-19781 vulnerability.

Oculus Go has price slashed
Published in IoT
Friday, 17 January 2020 12:01

Oculus Go has price slashed


Impulse buy prices

The 32GB Oculus Go will now cost $149 in the US, a reduction of $50 from its original $199 launch price.

Google hits a trillion
Published in News
Friday, 17 January 2020 11:45

Google hits a trillion


Like ABC

Google-parent Alphabet became the fourth US company to top market value of more than $1 trillion.

Apple leaves Wyze in the rear view mirror
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Friday, 17 January 2020 11:33

Apple leaves Wyze in the rear view mirror


Apple's buy out of Xnor.ai has put it in trouble

Apple's recent purchase of  AI outfit Xnor.ai is leaving Wyze's affordable cameras without the people detection feature.

Microsoft makes carbon pledge
Published in News
Friday, 17 January 2020 11:17

Microsoft makes carbon pledge


Will be carbon negative

Microsoft has announced an aggressive plan to rectify its role in the climate crisis and save polar bears.

AI contact lens being developed
Published in AI
Friday, 17 January 2020 11:11

AI contact lens being developed


For those who want better things from their reality

Startup Mojo Vision has been developing an AR contact lens which really means people will have difficulty telling what is real or not.

China warns Dutch that ASML ban will cause serious problems
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Ambassador warned

Trade relations between China and the Netherlands would be damaged if Dutch semiconductor equipment supplier ASML is not allowed to ship its newest machines to China, Beijing’s ambassador to the Netherlands warned.

Merkel aims to heal party split on Huawei
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 16 January 2020 11:30

Merkel aims to heal party split on Huawei


Social Democrats want to surrender to the US

Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet senior conservative lawmakers on Thursday to resolve a dispute in her own party over whether to bar China’s Huawei from the country’s 5G network rollout, party sources said.

Amazon orders 40 electric delivery vans
Published in Transportation
Thursday, 16 January 2020 11:28

Amazon orders 40 electric delivery vans


StreetScooter for carbon-free deliveries

Amazon has ordered 40 electric vans from Deutsche Post’s StreetScooter unit for deliveries in the German city of Munich as part of the plan to be carbon neutral by 2040.