Survey says Hadoop isn’t replacing data warehouses

Maria Deutscher | March 30th

There is a reason why Hadoop has become the center of the analytics discussion. The framework can process more kinds of information and faster than traditional data warehouses at a fraction of the cost, yet a new...»

IBM acquires technology from curated search engine Blekko to bolster Watson

Collen Kriel | March 30th

Blekko, the curated search engine, has been quiet over the last two years. Until Friday, the company hadn’t tweeted since December 2013 and there hasn’t been much more activity on its Facebook page over that time either. On...»

Hello Barbie combines Barbie with Siri-like talking and conversation features

Duncan Riley | March 30th

Services such as Apple Inc.'s Siri have for some revolutionized the way they interact with technology, replacing the need to type with voice controls, and users can even hold an basic conversation. Apparently the feature is particularly popular with...»

Pebble Time Kickstarter raised more than $20M with more than 95K watches pre-sold

Collen Kriel | March 29th

On February 24, Pebble Technology Corp. again took to Kickstarter to crowdfund its latest product, the Pebble Time smartwatch. The Kickstarter campaign came to an end on February 27 and over the course of the month-long campaign ...»

GitHub targeted by massive Chinese DDoS attack

Duncan Riley | March 29th

Git repository hosting service GitHub Inc., has been under a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) since Thursday with China named as the culprit. GitHub said in a blog post that the DDoS attack was the...»

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Technical Preview coming to many more phones

James Farrell | March 29th

Microsoft has announced that its Windows 10 Technical Preview will be coming to a much greater number of phones, far-outnumbering the few devices the build was available for when first released on February 12th. Commenting...»

Valve will offer HTC Vive dev kits for free to select developers

Kyt Dotson | March 27th

In order to get its new virtual reality (VR) device out onto the market as quickly as possible, Valve will be offering free development kits for the upcoming HTC Vive to a small handful of developers. Valve Corporation and...»

Talon broadens client support in new version of enterprise file-sharing app

Paul Gillin | March 27th

Talon Storage Solutions, Inc. has extended its MobileFast file-sharing application to support Android and Windows Phone clients as part of a broad set of enhancements announced this week. Previously, the platform only supported Apple iOS client...»

HTC One M9 vs. Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6

Mellisa Tolentino | March 27th

The HTC One M9 went on sale at midnight, which means there’s another flagship device to choose from. Which flagship device will you be purchasing? Is it Apple’s iPhone 6 from last year? Samsung’s Galaxy S6, which...»