BAE Systems Rolls Out New Platform Cyber Protection Capability

BAE Systems has unveiled a next-generation cyber-threat detection and mitigation solution for U.S. military platforms.

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The new Fox Shield suite is a next-generation cyber-threat detection and mitigation solution for U.S. military platforms including ground vehicles. (Photo: BAE Systems)

The Fox Shield™ suite is designed to help platforms detect, respond, and recover from cyber attacks in real time. The system’s cyber resilience capabilities can be integrated into ground, air, and space vehicles to protect our warfighters and platforms from cyber attacks designed to access and degrade mission capabilities.

“Cyber protection was not necessarily a mission-critical capability when some of these platforms were first developed. That’s why we designed the Fox Shield cyber resilience system to be easily integrated into new and legacy platforms,” said Michael Weber, technical manager for FAST Labs’ Cyber Technology group at BAE Systems. “Security for our

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Yelp rolls out new tactic to warn consumers about businesses accused of ‘overtly racist actions’

Yelp has a zero tolerance policy for racism.

The company, which publishes and aggregates crowd-sourced business reviews, announced Thursday it will be placing a new “Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert” on Yelp pages to warn users about businesses that have been said to display “overtly racist actions.” They will also include a direct link to a news article for consumers to learn more about the reported incident.

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“We know these values are important to our users and now more than ever, consumers are increasingly conscious of the types of businesses they patronize and support,” Noorie Malik, vice president of user operations, wrote in a blog post. “In fact, we’ve seen that reviews mentioning Black-owned businesses were up more than 617% this summer compared to last summer. Support for women-owned businesses has also increased, with review

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Boom rolls out XB-1 demonstrator aircraft

There’s been very little good news to report in the aviation industry over the past few months, with airplanes grounded or pushed into early retirement.



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However, Boom Supersonic is going all out to show that there will be light at the end of the tunnel in the future.

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More than 50 years after the world’s first supersonic airliner took its maiden flight, the Denver based start-up has made history with the roll out of XB-1, the first independently developed supersonic aircraft.

Dubbed Baby Boom, the 71-foot-long fuselage is a 1:3 scale prototype of Boom’s upcoming supersonic commercial jet Overture, which is to have a maximum speed of Mach 2.2, making it capable of flying London to New York in just three hours and 30 minutes.

“Supersonic [travel] has been promised for so long,” Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic tells CNN Travel.

“What’s

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Houston Arboretum rolls out Science Spooktacular for families in October

Take heart, Houston families. Not all of our Bayou City Halloween celebrations are lost due to the pandemic.

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is rolling out a week-long event for children and families October 19-24 called “Science Spooktacular: A Week of Halloween Fun!” Science Spookacular is actually being held in lieu of the Arboretum’s popular ArBOOretum fall festival, which won’t happen in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Science Spooktacular promises a cool Halloween alternative for kids with activities ranging from spooky bedtime stories to creating slime in a fun science show in both virtual and socially distant on-site offerings.

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“While we are disappointed that we can’t welcome our usual crowds to the beloved ArBOOretum Fall Festival, we believe Science Spooktacular will be an excellent alternative, spreading out science education and the fun of

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NY Rolls Out Phone App To ID Coronavirus Infections [POLL]

NEW YORK — New York unleashed another weapon in its arsenal to fight the new coronavirus. This one will reside on your smartphone.

At a news conference Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state had launched its new COVID Alert NY app.

He said the free app uses the phone’s built-in Bluetooth technology to alert the phone’s owner that they have been in close contact with another person who is infected with the virus.

Close contact, according to the app, is defined as being within 6 feet of someone for more than 10 minutes.

Cuomo said the app was really creative and could make a big difference.

Even though the state has about 19 million residents, there are just 15,000 contact tracers, or as Cuomo calls them “disease detectives.”

He said the app could help identify faster those who have been potentially been exposed to the new coronavirus.

“Testing is

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Google unveils latest Pixel phone, rolls out new TV service

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google will try to make a bigger splash in the smartphone market with a cheaper high-end model while it also aims to expand its presence on bigger screens with a new TV service.

The products unveiled Wednesday focus on two areas where Google has struggled to make significant inroads. Google also used a half-hour showcase streamed online to introduce a $99 speaker that it says has better acoustics for playing music than the cheaper ones it has been selling primarily as a command center for its voice-activated assistant.

Google’s latest smartphone represents the fifth generation of a device that was supposed to prove the Mountain View, California, company can make hardware as well as it does software after the brand made its 2016 debut.

Although Google’s software is used by billions of people on their smartphones, its Pixel phones have barely made dent in the

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Royole rolls out 5G foldable smartphone

Royole rolls out 5G foldable smartphone

Rebecca Kuo, Tainan; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES

China-based flexible panel maker Royole has rolled out its second foldable smartphone, the Flex Pai 2, which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU supporting 5G technology.

The out-folding smartphone has a 7.8-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 by 810 pixels when unfolded, and there is one 5.4-inch screen on one side and a 5.5-inch screen on the other when folded.

The company claims the flexible screen can sustain bending of over 1.8 million times compared to 200,000-300,000 for other comparable flexible models. The Flex Pai 2, which comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of ROM, is priced at CNY9,988 (US$1,472).

The launch of the Flex Pai 2 comes in less than two weeks after Motorola unveiled its first 5G foldable smartphone, the Razr 5G, on September 10.

The Razr 5G

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Belkin rolls out HomeKit support to Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers

Belkin has finally started to roll out a firmware update for its line of Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers that enables support for HomeKit, allowing users to closely manage which devices can communicate with the wider Internet.

Rolling out to Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers, the update aims to make the already secure HomeKit smart home platform even more secure, by managing access. Belkin confirmed HomeKit support was arriving on Tuesday, with a phased rollout taking place across the United States with a limited number of users, before a later rollout to other territories.

Specifically, the update allows users to manage the communications of HomeKit-enabled devices across the network, including whether they can access the Internet or if they are limited to just the home network itself. This also includes being able to firewall HomeKit accessories to prevent them from communicating with other Wi-Fi devices on the home

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Salesforce rolls out video tools, other products for sales reps in the COVID era

With COVID-19 seemingly here to stay for a while, the changes many organizations made at the beginning of the year — shifting to remote work, for instance — may be more permanent than initially expected. In response to this new reality, Salesforce is effectively rebooting the Sales Cloud, introducing a series of new tools for sales reps who can’t make their typical in-person customer visits. 

“Virtual selling is the new normal,” Doug Camplejohn, GM of Sales Cloud, said to ZDNet. 

First, Salesforce Meetings is a new video management system that works with a sales rep’s video conferencing tool of choice — whether it’s Zoom, Google Hangouts or any other platform — to create a more sales-focused video call experience. It’s designed to help sales reps prepare before a call, engage more effectively during the call and close the loop after the call. 

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