News Round-Up 23 Aug 2019

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The world’s oldest webcam is due to be shut down at the end of this month, after 25 years. The FogCam has been used to monitor the weather on San Francisco State University’s campus, but will be turned off as there’s no longer a secure place for it to be located.

Meanwhile, Cerebras Systems has revealed the world’s largest computer chip. With 1.2 trillion transistors, the huge chip has been designed specifically with AI and deep learning capabilities in mind. 

Another week, another cyber-attack

It’s been another bad week for American local governments, as 23 Texas towns were hit by a large-scale, coordinated ransomware attack.

Meanwhile, it's been revealed that the UK’s largest forensic services company, Eurofins Scientific, has been left with a backlog of 20,000 samples following a ransomware attack back in June.

Quinoa?

And finally, Android Quiche is not destined to be a thing. Probably because there are no obvious desserts beginning with the letter Q, the latest version of Android will simply be known as Android 10, ending the era of pudding-tastic names. Sad times. 

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