Encryption keys can be stolen from Intel processors

Peter Membrey, Contributor. 18 November 2021, 8:36 am Intel is once again in the spotlight this week after announcing a security flaw in a number of their computer processors. If exploited, the flaws could allow an attacker with physical access to the device, the ability to get around Bitlocker disk encryption, gain access to the […]

The 35 Innovators Under 35 competition for 2022 is now open for nominations

Our 35 Innovators Under 35 competition for 2022 is now open for nominations. You can nominate great candidates from now until 10 p.m. EST on January 24, 2022. We’ve been publishing a list of young innovators for more than two decades now. The list always includes fascinating stories of young people working to employ technology […]

This new startup has built a record-breaking 256-qubit quantum computer

In 2019, Google announced that its 53-qubit machine had achieved quantum supremacy—performing a task not manageable by a convention computer—but IBM challenged the claim. The same year, IBM launched its 53-bit quantum computer. In 2020, IonQ unveiled a 32-qubit system that the company said was the “world’s most powerful quantum computer.” And just this week […]

ITP releases Skills Portfolio tools to help advance careers

ITP Team. 17 November 2021, 3:43 pm IT Professionals NZ today released their full CareerAdvance programme, including a Skills Portfolio tool paired with career planning resources and a recently refreshed full mentoring programme. With CareerAdvance, you can create your very own Skills Portfolio: build up your own skills profile, then compare with potential job roles to […]

Accelerating development in aerospace for more urban mobility

The next wave of aerospace is just around the corner, and a lot of that innovation is happening thanks to new, faster methods of development. “What’s happening now is that companies are trying to understand how they take the lessons from Agile software development and apply those to Agile product development,” explains Dale Tutt, vice […]

The Department of Defense is issuing AI ethics guidelines for tech contractors

The purpose of the guidelines is to make sure that tech contractors stick to the DoD’s existing ethical principles for AI, says Goodman. The DoD announced these principles last year, following a two-year study commissioned by the Defense Innovation Board, an advisory panel of leading technology researchers and businesspeople set up in 2016 to bring […]

The metaverse is the next venue for body dysmorphia online

That doesn’t bode well for the metaverse, where avatars are likely to be the primary way we communicate and interact with each other. Noelle Martin, a legal researcher at the University of Western Australia and coauthor of a forthcoming paper on Meta’s metaverse, is raising just such concerns. “If people are able to customize their […]

From crypto-jacking to doxing – the trouble with gaming

Peter Griffin, Editor. 16 November 2021, 11:31 am Video gamers are facing a wave of cyberattacks that is resulting in significant financial loss according to new research from Norton LifeLock. The antivirus company’s 2021 Cyber Safety Insights Report surveyed over 5,300 adults ages 18+ across eight countries, including 505 New Zealand adults. It found that […]