New Security Hole Puts Windows and Linux Users at Risk

New Security Hole Puts Windows and Linux Users at Risk

The BootHole vulnerability in the GRUB2 bootloader opens up Windows and Linux devices using Secure Boot to attack.To mitigate the attack surface, all operating systems using GRUB2 with Secure Boot must release new installers and bootloaders, the researchers warned.

Digital Fraud Flourishing During Pandemic: Report

Digital Fraud Flourishing During Pandemic: Report

A group of 15 fraudsters in Russia with identical IP addresses (a fraud ring), who Sift named "Bargain Bear," worked together to test dozens of credit cards and digital wallets by posting fraudulent content listings on an e-commerce marketplace.

Beware of Counterfeit Network Equipment

Beware of Counterfeit Network Equipment

A counterfeit unit weakens the security posture of the device against known or future attacks on the Cisco firmware, the F-Secure report explains.Hardware counterfeiting is a serious problem for both companies manufacturing products and their customers, F-Secure acknowledged, and it can be a money-making mill for bad actors.

1st Global Swords of Gurrah Tourney w/ $359+ USD Prize Pool!

1st Global Swords of Gurrah Tourney w/ $359+ USD Prize Pool!

If the result is 2 - 2 then it is tie/draw or players can agree on the final Versus match to decide the winner.Honor system - all results should be reported to the Discord members Wedin or Devin.

Samsung Reveals 6G Vision

Samsung Reveals 6G Vision

"While 5G commercialization is still in its initial stage, it's never too early to start preparing for 6G because it typically takes around 10 years from the start of research to commercialization of a new generation of communications technology," Sunghyun Choi, head of Samsung's Advanced Communications Research Center, explained in a statement.

‘Bright future’ for AR and VR in 2021 and beyond, says Strategy Analytics

‘Bright future’ for AR and VR in 2021 and beyond, says Strategy Analytics

We expect that the launch of smartphone-tethered AR headsets is likely to be pushed back to at least the very end of 2020, if not 2021, effectively delaying our earlier anticipated growth in a consumer market for dedicated AR devices by a year.”.

'New Normal' Security Era Begins for US Agencies, Cloud Providers

'New Normal' Security Era Begins for US Agencies, Cloud Providers

"Data security requirements will only continue to be more stringent as more and more data and services are migrated to the cloud," said Brent Hansen, federal chief technology officer at Thales.

Bloomberg: Apple's AR/VR Gaming Headset Plans Altered By Internal Divisions

Bloomberg: Apple's AR/VR Gaming Headset Plans Altered By Internal Divisions

Instead, Rockwell’s team planned to sell a stationary hub, which in prototype form resembled a small Mac, that would connect to the headset with a wireless signal.Apple's engineering teams are reportedly still testing the device on different head shapes to find the ideal fit, and the company hasn't settled on pricing.

AR visualisations can help in spinal treatments, research suggests

AR visualisations can help in spinal treatments, research suggests

The study, published in the Global Spine Journal (no opt-in required), explored 42 spinal procedures, with AR implemented using operating microscope head-up displays (HUDs), and concluded all tests were successful.

Far-Right Spreads COVID-19 Disinformation Epidemic Online

Far-Right Spreads COVID-19 Disinformation Epidemic Online

Far-right groups and individuals in the United States are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to promote disinformation, hate, extremism and authoritarianism, according to a think tank report.For example, mentions of "corona-chan" -- a slang term popular with the extreme right -- are increasing significantly across mainstream and fringe social media platforms.

Survey: More than half of manufacturers plan to adopt real-time 3D technologies within two years

Survey: More than half of manufacturers plan to adopt real-time 3D technologies within two years

Survey: More than half of manufacturers plan to adopt real-time 3D technologies within two years.According to a new survey by Unity Technologies, 55% of manufacturing and AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) companies plan to adopt real-time 3D technologies (RT3D) in the next two years.

AR and VR Survey Shows Optimism in Industry

AR and VR Survey Shows Optimism in Industry

To put it in perspective, a study by Immerse UK released in January stated that entertainment accounts for over half of industry XR spending in the UK.“ While immersive technology’s strength in gaming and entertainment will no doubt continue, survey respondents are excited about XR’s potential to spatially visualize data, prepare and practice for real-world scenarios, and conduct remote, real-time training and collaborations,” read the Perkins Coie release.

Survey: VR headset sales on Steam sees biggest ever jump in January

Survey: VR headset sales on Steam sees biggest ever jump in January

CCS Insight argued in a December research report that the market for extended reality products, comprising VR and AR devices, will see an increase of 21% in 2019 to just over 10m devices.

VR assists doctors to detect balance issues in multiple sclerosis patients

VR assists doctors to detect balance issues in multiple sclerosis patients

A team of researchers have established a test using virtual reality (VR) to detect the risk of falling in patients with multiple sclerosis, despite them not knowing about any walking deficiencies in themselves.

Uyghurs for sale

Uyghurs for sale

The ‘re-education’ campaign appears to be entering a new phase, as government officials now claim that all ‘trainees’ have ‘graduated’.15 There is mounting evidence that many Uyghurs are now being forced to work in factories within Xinjiang.16 This report reveals that Chinese factories outside Xinjiang are also sourcing Uyghur workers under a revived, exploitative government-led labour transfer scheme.17 Some factories appear to be using Uyghur workers sent directly from ‘re-education camps’.

AI in the Courts: The Jury Is Out

AI in the Courts: The Jury Is Out

"Mining extensive amounts of related court cases and decisions will come into play, with parties submitting their cases and using AI combined with data mining for settlement options or fair adjudication," noted Sirna.

Virtual reality beats blockchain as the hottest job in tech

Virtual reality beats blockchain as the hottest job in tech

Blockchain is no longer the most desirable job in the technology industry, according to a new report by the job site, Hired.Job demand for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) engineers increased by 1,400% in 2019.Blockchain needs to face virtual reality.

Hired: AR/VR engineers replace blockchain programmers as hottest commodity

Hired: AR/VR engineers replace blockchain programmers as hottest commodity

Augmented reality and virtual reality jobs are hot, with demand surging 1,400% in 2019, according to a new State of Software Engineers report by job site Hired.This means that AR/VR knowledge is the hot new thing, supplanting blockchain engineers, who according to Hired’s data were in demand a year ago.

January Steam Report Shows VR Breaking Records

January Steam Report Shows VR Breaking Records

Back in September of 2019, we saw a current all-time high percentage of 1.09% Steam users having a VR headset.Over a tenth of a percentage is the highest month-to-month growth any VR headset has ever seen on the Steam Store in the era of hardware reports.

Report: Chinese Hackers Eye US Cancer Research

Report: Chinese Hackers Eye US Cancer Research

"Smaller healthcare companies may not use industry best practices for securing data in transit and at rest, so these are prime targets for nation-states," Underhill told TechNewsWorld.The industry has been making progress securing its information, said Itzik Kotler, CTO of SafeBreach, a data breach and cyberattack simulation company in Sunnyvale, California.

ISACA Board Member Gabriela Reynaga on Gender, Tech and Perceptions

ISACA Board Member Gabriela Reynaga on Gender, Tech and Perceptions

ISACA, a global nonprofit organization focused on the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems, recently released "Tech Workforce 2020: The Age and Gender Perception Gap.".

Salary and Satisfaction Survey for 2019/20

Salary and Satisfaction Survey for 2019/20

This survey is designed to help the Games and Interactive industries gain deeper insight into salaries and satisfaction levels.Section 2 - Job Satisfaction and The Industry (4 minutes).Also, please be aware that the comments you make may be used anonymously in our results.

Facebook buys cloud-gaming startup

Facebook buys cloud-gaming startup

Facebook Inc. FB, +2.07% has acquired a Spanish startup focused on cloud delivery of video games, according to reports.A Spanish newspaper reported last week that Facebook was seeking to acquire the company for about 70 million euros, according to the CNBC report.

Report: Attitudes Towards XR Technology in the Workplace Positive

Report: Attitudes Towards XR Technology in the Workplace Positive

According to the report, respondents said that future technology would help them to recall critical information, maintain focus on people or projects while recalling data, increase productivity, and even speak in public with more confidence.

New AR Sensor Coming to 2020 iPad Pro and iPhone Models, AR/VR Headset as Soon as 2021

New AR Sensor Coming to 2020 iPad Pro and iPhone Models, AR/VR Headset as Soon as 2021

Gurman says Apple is working on "a range of augmented and virtual-reality devices" based around a new 3D sensor system, which will arrive first on a new iPad Pro slated for release in the first half of next year, and followed by the 2020 iPhones later in the year.

Apple to launch AR headset in 2022 with smart glasses to follow in 2023, report claims

Apple to launch AR headset in 2022 with smart glasses to follow in 2023, report claims

According to a report by The Information, Apple is planning to launch an augmented reality (AR) headset in 2022, followed by a sleeker pair of AR glasses in 2023.

Echo Arena Bootcamp

Echo Arena Bootcamp

Lesson 1: Settings, Teamwork, Movement, Launching (recommended for level 17 and below).- How to check player stats and why they might want to do this for Arena matches.*This is an Echo VR Community run event.

Report: Apple Partnered With Valve on Upcoming AR Headset

Report: Apple Partnered With Valve on Upcoming AR Headset

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst who frequently leaks Apple's upcoming products, said in October that the company was preparing an AR headset for release in the second quarter of 2020.

Report: Apple Acquires Motion Capture Firm IKinema

Report: Apple Acquires Motion Capture Firm IKinema

According to a MacRumor report and regulatory filings with the UK government, Apple may have quietly acquired UK-based motion capture firm IKinema.

XR Industry Insight Report 2019-2020 Released, Featuring Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Intel, Nvidia and More

XR Industry Insight Report 2019-2020 Released, Featuring Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Intel, Nvidia and More

LONDON, September 15, 2019 — VR Intelligence, a leader in senior level conferences and content for the extended reality (XR) industry, announced today the release of the XR Industry Insight Report 2019-2020.