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Novel approaches to mobile audio get attention from geeks as they choose their most-wanted technology gifts in 2017.
Our geek advisory panel said the most coveted gift this year is close to unanimous — Apple’s AirPods wireless headphones. AirPods, introduced at the end of 2016, pair easily w…READ MORE
The emergence of autonomous vehicles is radically changing the automotive business. This change is bringing in new revenue generation opportunities for the whole industry, but with it, also new risks — specifically cybersecurity. Since autonomous vehicles are completely dependent on connected softw…READ MORE
A couple of years ago, Intel invited me to a press luncheon to talk about how great their new chips were. They had new chips that were faster and used less power, and they were selling like hot cakes. The food was good and the new machines were smaller and ran a few minutes longer on batteries than …READ MORE
I’ve been switching over from a test desktop to a Dell All-in-One for Insider Preview testing and experimentation. We’ve moved the Asrock Z97 Killer with i7 4770K CPU, 32 GB RAM, and 500 GB mSATA SSD, upstairs. In return, I’ve picked up and fixed his Dell XPS 2720 All-in-One touchscreen PC for use i…READ MORE
Toshiba plans to deliver storage node software designed to extend the high performance and low latency benefits of NVMe-based solid-state drives over a network fabric.
Toshiba Memory America’s non-volatile memory express over fabrics (NVMe-oF) target software is due in the first quarter of 2018…READ MORE
This is a guest post for Computer Weekly Open Source Insider written by Lars Herrmann in his capacity as general manager for integrated solutions and container strategy at Red Hat.
Herrmann states that, as many of us know, Kubernetes was originally designed and developed by Google employees when, a…READ MORE
In this guest post, Rob Anderson, principal analyst for central government at market watcher GlobalData, takes a look at the implications of delaying the launch of G-Cloud 10 by up to a year.
Making in-roads into the public sector can be a precarious task for IT providers, and does not get any ea…READ MORE
If nothing else, Tuesday’s special election for Senator in Alabama is a fascinating case of electronic discovery.
The day before the election, “Montgomery County Circuit Judge Roman Ashley Shaul granted a preliminary injunction directing counties to set voting machines ‘to preserve all digi…READ MORE
Microsoft Azure Data Lake is a highly scalable public cloud service that allows developers, scientists, business professionals and other Microsoft customers to gain insight from large, complex data sets. Continued…
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“Finding a balance between regulating the data lake and keepin…READ MORE
This is the first in a series of articles exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the audio visual (AV) industry, which has its annual European flagship event, ISE2018, in February. This article looks at how open systems are starting to transform AV infrastructure.
The relentless marc…READ MORE
You don’t usually see people using the where method. A recent question on the forums highlighted using the where method.
PowerShell deals in collections and will automatically create a collection of objects if the are multiple objects returned for instance
$procs = Get-Process
Iterating o…READ MORE
New rules being introduced next year by the Financial Conduct Authority, to force banks to publish details of major security and operational incidents, instead of hearing about them on Twitter, is great news in principle but in practice its effectiveness might be limited.
Forcing banks to report …READ MORE
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By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)
Auto-programming will become the centerpiece of enterprise application development in 2018. As we move into the new year, we’ll see more application developers leverage the newest artificial intelligence (AI) approaches to algo…READ MORE
Whose concern is it whether your customers derive a business benefit from using your product or service? At Signavio, a vendor of business process management software, it’s the customer success manager’s.
You might be thinking, Who’s that now? Jim Smith, senior customer success manager at Signavi…READ MORE
Mendix Atlas UI is a low-code tool intended for software application developers who find themselves bereft of any perceptible level of ‘front-end’ development or UI design skills.
Atlas can be used to define a standardised design language (to promote design best practices) across multiple au…READ MORE
Hitachi Data Systems is no more.
It has been rolled into a new division, Hitachi Vantara. That is, HDS, with its largely enterprise-focussed data storage products has been joined with the Internet of Things-focussed Hitachi Insight and the analytics arm, Pentaho.
The premise for the move is t…READ MORE
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new draft guidance clarifying its oversight of mobile medical apps. Furthermore, the agency will loosen its regulations for certain technologies it has deemed outside of its purview. The changes have been made in accordance with the 21st Century Cure…READ MORE
Conferences, no matter the size all have one thing in common, they all require the same thing to run from Breakfast until Dinner for the day (or multiple days) that the event runs. That thing they need to run on is cash. The less expensive the event is to the attendee, the more the team running the …READ MORE
Robots should be ideal at home or in the workplace, right? These fully co-operative, obedient and reliable machines should make all our lives easier, right? They can’t think for themselves, they can’t make decisions for themselves, they can’t take out the human race, right?!
Whether or not …READ MORE
Another AWS re:Invent has come and gone, with another slew of new products to delight its fans. But in the cloud, can there be too much of a good thing?
The user conference was bursting at the seams this year, with 43,000 people shuffling in controlled chaos between six hotels that spanned two mi…READ MORE