Asus readies Chromebook Flip CM3000 tablet with detachable keyboard, 10.5-inch full HD display

Tablets designed to run the Chrome operating systems have had a rocky road, especially compared to the runaway success of Chromebook laptops. Like Chromebox desktops, Chromebook tablets are few and far between, with occasional big splashes only to fade away as they fail to connect with the market.

One of those splashes came last year with Lenovo’s release of the Duet, a 10-inch tablet running Chrome and including a detachable keyboard for under $300. It’s been well received enough that it’s apparently spurred a competitor in the Asus Chromebook Flip CM3000, a similar system that the company didn’t announce along with its new Chromebook and Chromebox offerings at CES a couple of weeks ago. (That compares to two years ago, when Asus did unveil the Chromebook Tablet CT100 at CES.) However, some Internet sleuthing from the likes of Chrome Unboxed has unearthed its existence through listings on various

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Akamai acquires Inverse to bolster IoT security services

Cloud services provider Akamai said Monday that it has acquired Inverse, a Montreal-based open-source consulting and integration company. 

Among its portfolio of services, Akamai highlighted Inverse’s technology for providing context and visibility into the IoT device landscape. 

Specifically, Akamai said Inverse offers a data repository and algorithms that can identify IoT and mobile device types — including HVAC, lighting systems, medical equipment, robotics and printers — and provide businesses with insights into the network behaviors of those devices in order to bolster security controls. 

“Gaining context and visibility into the device landscape, with what the devices are communicating and their typical behavior is critical,” said Robert Blumofe, EVP of platform and GM of Akamai’s enterprise division. “By combining the Inverse device fingerprint data repository with Akamai’s own security data from the 1.3 billion device interactions that take place daily across the Akamai Intelligent Edge security platform, we believe we

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Qualcomm ramps up 5G with French research and development centre

Qualcomm has announced plans to open a new 5G research and development (R&D) centre in France to work on the future evolution of 5G and beyond.

The new internal R&D facility joins Qualcomm Incorporated’s R&D network and the company says it will play a key role in Qualcomm employees driving the development of 5G locally, regionally and globally.

Qualcomm’s first office in Europe was opened in France over 20 years ago and the company believes that a new 5G R&D facility – building on existing facilities in Paris Region and Sophia Antipolis that have been active for more than 20 years – strengthens its relationship with both France and Europe, which it says is fast becoming an epicentre for technology R&D leadership.

“France already has a leading technical engineering infrastructure in place, so it is a natural fit for this new 5G R&D hub,” said John Smee, vice-president, engineering at

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