Palo Alto Networks, a cybersecurity company, announced new cloud-delivered software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) and data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities in Prisma Access, the industry's most comprehensive secure access service edge (SASE) platform. As a complete SASE solution, Prisma Access delivers end-to-end networking and security services from a globally distributed cloud platform.Adoption of cloud technology and increased user mobility have fundamentally changed the way that network and security infrastructure must be built. The emerging SASE model addresses limitations of traditional architectures by converging networking and security in the cloud. According to Gartner, "Enterprise demand for cloud-based SASE capabilities, and market competition and consolidation, will redefine enterprise network and network security architectures and reshape the competitive landscape."1"As applications are increasingly delivered from the cloud and users become more mobile, … [Read more...] about Palo Alto Networks introduces new SD-WAN and DLP in SASE platform
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Inside a sprawling recycling center in Florida, as bottles, cans, boxes, and other recyclables move down conveyor belts, 14 different robots use artificial intelligence to identify each material and automatically sort it, moving twice as quickly as humans doing the same job. The center, called Single Stream Recyclers, is one of the latest to install technology from Amp Robotics, a Colorado-based startup that wants to help the recycling industry deal with its current challenges. advertisement advertisement “We think that this will be transformative technology for the recycling industry, because for the first time, you can see and understand all of these different consumer packaged goods, and if you can see and sense that and record what’s going on, that opens up all kinds of automation,” says Matanya Horowitz, founder and chief executive officer at AMP Robotics. The company announced today that it has raised $16 million in a series A round of funding led by … [Read more...] about Meet the tireless robots that are helping to tackle the recycling crisis
At 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, a white van pulled over near the corner of 68th Street and Central Park West in Manhattan. A cameraman armed with a telephoto lens watched from the corner. A video crew snooped from a rooftop. Half a dozen operatives on the street murmured discretely into walkie-talkies, calling each other “Hound Dog,” “Crow’s Nest,” and other code names. Within minutes Andrew Haarsager, an interaction designer with the technology firm Tellart, removed a white steel chair from the van and placed it on the sidewalk. He crouched over to activate a Motorola cell phone with GPS software affixed to the underside of the seat, then skulked away. advertisement advertisement Over the course of two days this week, Mono, an advertising firm based in Minneapolis, dropped off 25 Real Good Chairs, a $129 item designed and manufactured by Blu Dot. Whoever found the chairs was free to take them. The chairs were left outside the Apollo Theater on 125 … [Read more...] about Blu Dot Drops Chairs on NYC Streets; Tracks Movements, Cool, but is it Marketing?
In 2016, a man who is blind could not use his screen reading software to place an order on the Domino’s Pizza website and mobile app. He later sued the company, arguing that its digital properties were in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Domino’s tried to take the lawsuit to the highest levels of our judicial system. But the Supreme Court declined the case and maintained a previous ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which rejected the argument made by Domino’s: that the ADA does not apply to websites and mobile apps because it predates the Internet. advertisement advertisement The case has put a renewed focus on what it means to be accessible in the digital era. While it’s unequivocal that digital properties need to be accessible, businesses like Domino’s and other retailers are looking for clarity about how exactly to do this. The truth is, accessibility standards already exist—and they’ve been … [Read more...] about There’s a really simple way to build websites that include everyone
Last summer, Greg Smith was standing in front of a Home Depot when he got an unexpected phone call. When he answered, the voice of NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren greeted him on the other end. “I said, ‘Oh! You’re down!’ and he said, ‘No, I’m up here,'” Smith recalls. “He had called me from space.” advertisement advertisement More specifically, Lindgren had called from the International Space Station (ISS), where he was to remain for five months. Smith, a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), has for the last 25 years trained NASA’s astronaut crews in the use of IMAX recording equipment on board the shuttle and ISS. He’d worked with Lindgren before, and the two had become friends. “We were just shooting the breeze,” Smith says. In other words, an astronaut had called him from 200 miles above Earth just to say hey. “I gotta tell you, there’s nothing like getting a call … [Read more...] about Why students are sending Earth sounds to astronauts