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August 8, 2012  10:13 AM

YouTube IT Video of the Week: Hitler and Cloud Computing Security

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

In this week’s ‘YouTube IT Video of the Week’, watch how Hitler reacts when he finds out his customer database has been tampered with (spoiler: not well).

Disclaimer: All videos presented in the “YouTube IT Video of the Week” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.

August 7, 2012  12:06 PM

This week in tech history: World Wide Web

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

World Wide Web image from Shutterstock

On August 7th, 1991, the Internet world was changed as the World Wide Web became publicly available.

The web was intended for sharing information between researchers but it has become far more powerful and sophisticated than anyone could have ever dreamed.

The ITKE team will award 100 Knowledge Points to anyone who can tell us the ‘inventor’ of the World Wide Web.

(Source: Wired.com)

 

Each Tuesday, the ITKE team will take you back in time, as we take a look at the events that have changed technology history. Have a tip for us? Email mtidmarsh@techtarget.com or find us on Twitter (@ITKE).

Disclaimer: All posts presented in the “This week in tech history” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.

 


August 2, 2012  10:55 AM

IT infographic: Mobile storm in the cloud

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Mobile growth continues to drive the cloud world. This infographic from Platform-as-a-Service provider Engine Yard tells more of the story:

Platform as a Service

Courtesy of: Engine Yard


August 1, 2012  9:37 AM

YouTube IT Video of the Week: In with “The IT Crowd”

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

The critically acclaimed BBC comedy program “The IT Crowd” shows viewers how an IT office really works. Does it match your experience?

Disclaimer: All videos presented in the “YouTube IT Video of the Week” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.


July 31, 2012  12:22 PM

This week in tech history: Apple Lisa

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

On July 30, 1979, Apple began work on the ‘Lisa’, which became the first computer to use a graphic user interface.

Even though Lisa was delayed until 1983, it will be known for its futuristic technology and having helped influence the development of the Macintosh computer. Extra points to anyone who knows who started on the Lisa project before being forced out and joining the Macintosh project.

(Source: ThisDayinTechHistory)

Each Tuesday, the ITKE team will take you back in time, as we take a look at the events that have changed technology history. Have a tip for us? Email mtidmarsh@techtarget.com or find us on Twitter (@ITKE).

Disclaimer: All posts presented in the “This week in tech history” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.

 


July 30, 2012  10:59 AM

What you missed in the IT world this weekend

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Are you taking some time off for a summer vacation but need to keep up with what’s going on in the IT world? The ITKE team has you covered with the top three stories from the weekend.

1. Samsung beat Apple? Yes, it’s true, according to a report from the tech research firm IDC. The company saw a huge jump in smart phone sales selling over 50 million units with Apple only coming in at 26 million. Heather Clancy has more on the numbers.

2. Attention hackers: the NSA is looking for you! During this year’s Def Con Conference, NSA Director Keith Alexander appeared to talk to hackers about helping fight the battles on the Internet including cyber crime.

3. With rumors spreading about the iPhone 5′s expected fall release, several leaked photos have emerged showing what Apple might have in store for the new smartphone, including a bottom-mounted headphone jack and a new, smaller dock connector.


July 27, 2012  10:22 AM

Supermodels and Armageddon: This week’s best IT quotes

Ben Rubenstein Ben Rubenstein Profile: Ben Rubenstein

As we track IT news every day, we hear and read a lot of things. Some are funny, some are serious, some are just a lot of hot air. Starting this week, we’ll be sharing the choicest tidbits with you in our new IT quotes feature. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and hopefully, you’ll be a little more informed about the always-entertaining world we inhabit.

“Blades are supermodels, rack-mount servers are the girl next door. I like the girl next door.”
- Dan Brinkmann, VMware vExpert and solutions architect speaking at BriForum on Thursday. If you couldn’t tell, this event was rife with quotes; see the #BriFoum hashtag for more. See if our users agree about the virtues of rack-mount servers.

“I think that Windows 8 is kind of a catastrophe for everybody in the PC space.”
- Gabe Newell, ex-Microsoft employee and co-founder of the Valve game platform, on the prospects for Microsoft’s new operating system (set to RTM soon) in a wide-ranging interview with VentureBeat.

“At Armageddon, we’ll have 1) Twinkies, 2) Cockroaches and 3) Devices running Windows.
- Brian Madden, speaking during his annual BriForum event in Chicago. What version of Windows they’ll be running, that’s another question altogether.

“As an industry we’ve been telling people, ‘Buy our stuff, you’ll be magically safe. “I’m glad we’re finally saying, ‘God you’re screwed; buy our stuff when you are breached.’”
- Bruce Schneier, CTO of security firm BT Counterpane, speaking during a panel discussion at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. Check out more BlackHat 2012 coverage from SearchSecurity.com.

Hear an IT-related quote that you think should be included? Let us know in the comments, via Twitter (@ITKE) or via email (web-contactus@techtarget.com).


July 25, 2012  9:14 AM

YouTube IT video of the week: ‘Fruity Technology’

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Is your BlackBerry frozen or your Apple outdated? Check out how these men try to find ‘fruity’ solutions to those problems in this week’s YouTube IT video of the week!

 

Disclaimer: All videos presented in the “YouTube IT Video of the Week” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.


July 24, 2012  12:24 PM

This week in tech history: Telstar TV

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

On July 23, 1962, communication satellite Telstar 1– created by NASA, AT&T, Bell Labs, and the French and British post offices — relayed the first trans-Atlantic television signal in history.

The first broadcast: a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs. Extra points to anyone who remembers who won that day.

(Source: Wired)

Each Tuesday, the ITKE team will take you back in time, as we take a look at the events that have changed technology history. Have a tip for us? Email mtidmarsh@techtarget.com or find us on Twitter (@ITKE).

Disclaimer: All posts presented in the “This week in tech history” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.


July 23, 2012  12:57 PM

What you missed in the IT world this weekend

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Were you too busy basking in the summer rays to catch up on your IT news this weekend? Don’t worry, the ITKnowledgeExchange team has you covered with the top stories from the past few days:

1. Bad news for Kodak as the International Trade Commission (ITC) agreed with a judge’s ruling that neither RIM nor Apple violated its patent on digital image previews. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January, was hoping the patent would be a way to create revenue. Kodak plans to appeal the case.

2. Google’s tablet frenzy continues as the company’s online store has stopped taking orders for the 16GB Nexus tablet. People can request an email on when the 16 GB tablet will be available and Google also said it’s still accepting orders for the 8GB version as well.

3. In other Google news, the company acquired Sparrow, creator of Gmail clients for OS X and iOS, on Friday. Sparrow’s developers will now work with the Google team on developing a ‘bigger version’ of Gmail. If it leads to a more robust mobile Gmail client, it could mean interesting things ahead for the mobile devices in the enterprise.


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