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37 min ago | Sys-Con Media

Building an Agile Big Data Infrastructure: A Different View

There is no doubt that Big Data is here and getting bigger every day. Building a Big Data infrastructure today is no easy task.


Related Topix: Science

4 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Shooting Pictures With The Assistance Of A...

Image Caption: In the researchers' experiments, the robot helicopter was equipped with a continuous-light source, a photographic flash, and a laser rangefinder.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Photography, Arts, Science

6 hrs ago | Slashdot

Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners

According to security firm TrapX, the attack begins at a Chinese company that provides hardware and software for handheld scanners used by shipping and logistics firms worldwide to inventory the items they're handling.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Residual income on the Internet is dead: Panda killed it

The changes in Google's algorithms in recent years have gradually phased out user-generated content sites or "content farms," as they are often disparagingly referred to by critics.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science, Internet, Science / Technology

Fast Company

IBM's $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing

IBM is unveiling a massive $3 billion research and development round on Wednesday, investing in weird, science fiction-like technologies--and, in the process, essentially staking Big Blue's long-term survival on big data and cognitive computing.


Related Topix: IBM, Science, Business News

National Public Radio

Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats

For reasons I can't fully understand, the Internet loves its cats. Keyboard Cat and Grumpy Cat are household names, I Can Haz Cheezeburger is a digital empire, and my real-life cats are on a social networking site called Catster .


Related Topix: Social Software, Science

Government Executive

Here's Why You May Never Be Truly Anonymous in a Big Data World

Big data - the kind that statisticians and computer scientists scour for insights on human beings and our societies - is cooked up using a recipe that's been used a thousand times.


Related Topix: Science, Privacy

Java Developer's Journal

Integrating Development and Operations for Peace, Harmony, and Agility

All too many discussions about DevOps conclude that the solution is an all-purpose player: developer and operations guru, complete with pager for round-the-clock duty.


Related Topix: Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Science, Santa Clara, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

Mearns Today

Porltethen student Luke's outstanding performance wins prestigious award

A Portlethen computing student has picked up an industry-sponsored award for his outstanding academic performance throughout first year at Robert Gordon University .


Related Topix: Science

How profs are using Facebook to teach

Technology is an established part of the lives of students. But university lecturers are becoming increasingly frustrated at how they must compete with tablets and laptops for students' attention in the lecture hall.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Science

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Network World

CEO Nadella issues manifesto to shake up Microsoft

The 3,000-word email posted on the company's news site for all the world to see sums up an array of goals for the company, among them dividing work and private data on devices, speed developing new products, creating new devices and device categories, and support for competitors' applications and operating systems.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Science, X360, Video Games

Information Technology

EnVerv Announces Availability of Its EV8600 PLC + Wireless Single-Chip Solution

EnVerv announced today samples availability of its EV8600 dual-modem PLC+RF System on Chip targeted at a multitude of Advanced Metering Infrastructure , industrial automation and home automation applications.


Related Topix: Home Automation, Science / Technology, CPU, Science

Student Rental Marketplace Rolling Out

Going away this summer? Keep informed with's Texas AM Alert. We deliver original coverage of the latest transactions and trends shaping the entire Southwest region right to your inbox.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Science, HomeAway

Inside Bay Area

Bay Area job-search startup helps college grads and companies find each other

Shyan Kashani, a graduate of the University of California, is now using a new online service called Collegefeed to look for potential jobs.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Science, Programming Languages, Science / Technology, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, UC Berkeley

Data Center Knowledge

High Density, Low Budget: Massive Bitcoin Mines Spring Up in Warehouses

The Bitcoin mining craze is driving the creation of a new breed of computing facilities featuring high-density hardware, low-reliability electrical infrastructure and off-the-shelf enclosures.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, Science, Social Software, Computers

Microsoft to join cloud-computing standards group led by Google

Microsoft Corp. is joining a group led by cloud-computing rival Google Inc. to collaborate on standards for software that can run on multiple computers and networks.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Science, Computers

Inter Press Service

Zimbabwean Girls Venture into Technological Innovation

"The kinds of problems these women are going through inspired me to come up with an innovative application for the industry called ORDER NOW, through which they can [post] their menus and specials, as well as their location and the prices of items.


Related Topix: Science

Dstillery Chief Data Scientist Talks Data Science And Paid Advertising

Dstillery's investment in data science dates to 2008, when the company - then known as Media6degrees - first applied big data analysis with a social skew.


Related Topix: Media6Degrees, Science, Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Social Software

Wed Jul 09, 2014


UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

Wilson has been accused of "phoning in a fake warning of an impending cyber attack against Northumbria Police that was convincing enough for the force to temporarily suspend its site as a precaution once a small attack started."


Related Topix: Prison, Science, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Social Software, Criminal Defense Law, Law

'Extant' review: Halle Berry's CBS series puts the 'A.I.' in artificial intelligence

"Extant" has the credentials of greatness. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Halle Berry and coming in the event series wake of CBS' successful "Under the Dome," there are big expectations for the show's premiere Wednesday .


Related Topix: Science


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