Alex Jones’ Infowars store was infected with credit card skimming software

Infowars is best known as the fake news platform used by beetroot-red nutjob Alex Jones to spout wild conspiracies and defame grieving parents. But did you also know it boasts an online store where you can buy vitamins, “neutraceuticals,” and garish right-wing t-shirts? I mention the retail bit because, according to ZDNet and Dutch security researcher, Willem de Groot, it was recently the site of a particularly nasty Magecart infection, which hoovered up the details of roughly 1,600 customers. Magecart is a strain of malware that targets online retail platforms. It works by silently recording the payment card details submitted…

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Waymo might beat Uber in the race to launch a self-driving cab service next month

Alphabet has been keen on the self-driving car business for nearly a decade now, having tasked engineers at Google and later its spin-off firm, Waymo, with developing autonomous vehicle technology. According to Bloomberg, it’s now awfully close to taking the next big step in making this a reality: Waymo is set to launch a self-driving cab service in the US as early as next month. What will it look like? For starters, it won’t be open to the general public at launch in December, but will instead cater to a small group of “dozens or hundreds of authorized riders in…

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Samsung’s new mobile chip has a dedicated AI unit, supports 8K video recording

Samsung unveiled its newest flagship mobile chip, the Exynos 9820, today. It’s the Korean hardware giant’s first chip with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), and also the first processor it’s built using 8nm technology. brings a 15 percent multi-core performance improvement, and a 40 percent bump in power efficiency over the last generation chip – which was used in the Galaxy S9. Apart from performance gain, the Exynos 9820 will bring the ability to shoot 8K video to its devices. It also supports UFS 3.0 storage, which should make for faster app and file loading on upcoming phones with…

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Samsung’s next flagship processor has an NPU for on-device AI

Samsung Electronics is the latest mobile system-on-chip vendor to start using dedicated hardware for on-device machine learning. The Exynos 9 Series 9820, which will undoubtedly be used in the international versions of the Galaxy S10, has a neural processing engine (NPU) that is claimed to deliver up to seven times faster AI performance than the S9’s 9810. NPUs can be used to speed up tasks like image processing and AR.

Huawei was the first chip designer to announce an SoC with an NPU when it revealed the Kirin 970 last year, and Apple followed quickly with the A11 Bionic; both companies further focused on AI performance with their new Kirin 980 and A12 Bionic chips. Qualcomm, whose Snapdragon 845 chip is found in the US version of the…

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