Hisham Mohd

TrendMicro Releases Report on 1H 2017 Worldwide Security

TrendMicro has released its report on the state of security in the first half of 2017. Entitled.” 2017 Midyear Security Roundup: The Cost of Compromise”, it looks at the various aspects of security that has happened this year so far. WannaCry and Petra ransomware are never far from our minds, definitely. Highlights of the research paper include:
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Benhard E. Boser 1992

Early in the 20th century, in 1991, an article was released for peer review on IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits. In the article, Bernhard E. Boser, described neural network capabilities in pattern classification, speech recognition and control.

Boser, 1992

The article and the formula has been part of a reference for several studies on neural network parallel processing.

Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, Adrian Sampson, Michael Ringenburg, Luis Ceze, Dan Grossman, and Doug Burger* University of Washington / Microsoft Research

In June 2012, a team from University of Washington posted a presentation on the challenges to implement neural networks. This is what their system looked like.

Image: DaSi, 2012


At IFA 2017, Huawei Consumer Business Group, unveiled Kirin 970 platform. Kirin 970 is powered by an 8-core CPU, a 12-core GPU and also featured a dedicated neural processing unit. It is built on a 10nm advanced process, packing 5.5 billion transistors in one cm². Huawei has opened the chipset to developers and partners who can find new and innovative uses for its processing capabilities.


Image: Huawei

Parallels Desktop 13: Overview

Parallels released their latest application to run Windows on Mac, Parallels Desktop 13. Following our review for Parallels Desktop 12 last year, we can expect a lot more updates this year, in view of newer hardware releases from Apple and their upcoming High Sierra OS update as well tighter integration with Microsoft Windows. As seen
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Mobile Subscribers at Marina Bay to Get Maximum Throughput on Singapore's National Day Parade

Mobile subscribers from StarHub and Singtel within the Marina Bay area on the 9th August 2017, will get to enjoy unprecedented levels of network continuity. In previous celebrations, the mobile telcos will usually deploy additional mobile cell towers, to support the expected increase use. With the two announcements released on Thursday, 4th August 2017, the
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Onkyo Introduces The DP-S1 Digital Audio Player

  Onkyo recently announced their new digital audio player, “rubato” DP-S1. It is more compact than the Onkyo DP-X1 model. The DP-S1 is milled from a solid block of aluminium (for durability and rigidity) and boasts Dual ESS SABRE Digital to Analogue converters (ES9018C2M) as well as 16GB of internal memory that’s expandable to 416GB
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Parallels Announce Toolbox for Windows

Parallels launched Parallels Desktop 12 in Singapore last August 2016. We covered the launch here. It came with a useful feature known as the Parallels Toolbox for Mac. One year on, this set of useful tools is now available for Windows. Much like the Mac version, the tools will only enhance your daily use on
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Adobe Recreate Master Painter Edvard Munch Brushes Digitally

For adept artists, getting a feel for the brushes used by the old masters, are usually a dream come true. Adobe has made the task easier when they work with Munch Museum conservation experts to capture Munch’s original brushes using ultra-high-resolution cameras. The capture will cover 360 degrees angles to enable the recreation of accurate
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