Peter Sayer

IDG News Service - Paris bureau chief

Peter Sayer covers European public policy, artificial intelligence, the blockchain, and other technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

Supercomputing is becoming super-efficient, Top500 list shows

10 of the world's fastest supercomputers

10 of the world's fastest supercomputers

The cream of the Top500 supercomputer list, these 10 supercomputers are used for modeling the weather, weapons, ocean currents and other physical phenomena. They not only outperform every other machine on the planet, they also...

Up next: Disposable IoT

Up next: Disposable IoT

Sigfox shows a 20-cent IoT wireless tracker chip that could report when and approximately where a package is opened.

Google service promotes hybrid clouds

Google service promotes hybrid clouds

Google is offering Dedicated Interconnect a new service for enterprises to build hybrid infrastructure by extending corporate networks into its cloud.

IoT could benefit from mesh-networking capabilities in Bluetooth

IoT could benefit from mesh-networking capabilities in Bluetooth

Bluetooth is about to get some significant new mesh networking capabilities -- and the best bit is, you may not need new hardware to benefit from them.

IBM wants you to encrypt everything with its new mainframe

IBM wants you to encrypt everything with its new mainframe

IBM wants businesses to use its new z14 mainframe to encrypt pretty much everything -- an approach to security it calls pervasive encryption.

How to secure your CMS without patching

How to secure your CMS without patching

In as little as four hours, the bad guys can reverse engineer a software patch for an open-source content management system (CMS) and build an exploit capable of turning millions of websites into spammers, malware hosts or DDoS...

It's time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

It's time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

Businesses dragging their heels over rolling out TLS 1.2 on their website might have an excuse to delay a little longer: Version 1.3 of the TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption protocol will be finalized later this year, and...

Uber CEO resigns, leaving company in search of a new strategy

Uber CEO resigns, leaving company in search of a new strategy

Uber is now a driverless vehicle, after CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday.

EU wants to ease commercial drone use with future flight rules

EU wants to ease commercial drone use with future flight rules

The European Commission wants to make it easier for lightweight drones to fly autonomously in European airspace -- with logistics, inspection services and agricultural businesses set to benefit. Last Friday, the Commission...

Mid-range supercomputers surge on the Top500 list of fastest machines

Mid-range supercomputers surge on the Top500 list of fastest machines

With no change at the top of the latest Top500.org supercomputer list, you need to look further down the rankings to see the real story.

Nokia rolls out its first 'petabit-class' router

Nokia rolls out its first 'petabit-class' router

With internet traffic set to triple over the next five years, Nokia says the time is right for a new range of high-end routers that can boost core capacity by a factor of six.

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