Some Twitch streamers are using illicit botnets to inflate viewer counts

Eric David | March 30th

Getting high viewer counts on livestreams is not easy. Some already well known brands or personalities, such as the recently launched Geek & Sundry channel, have the advantage of...»

Wikibon: Oracle ZS4-4 storage appliance tops SP2 price/performance

Bert Latamore | March 30th

Based on the latest SP2 performance benchmarks and time-adjusted pricing for competitive systems, the Oracle Corp. ZS-4-4 storage appliance displays by far the best price-performance with high overall raw performance (see chart on right). Based on this...»

Vapor IO predicts the future of the datacenter | #OCPSummit15

Rachel Schramm | March 30th

Cole Crawford may no longer be director of the Open Compute Project (OCP), but he's still over the moon for Open Compute. As founder and CEO of ...»

MOBAs may soon outsell MMOs in F2P market, says analyst

Eric David | March 30th

The free-to-play (F2P) market is a growing genre of games that use microtransactions for revenue rather than charging a one time, fixed game price or a recurring subscription fee. For some time, MMOs have dominated...»

Tech to keep texting teen drivers from crashing

Mellisa Tolentino | March 30th

The AAA has released the result of a study analyzing crash videos involving teen drivers, and the findings are quite alarming. It was discovered that distraction played a major role in six out of ten moderate to severe...»

What you missed in the Smart World: Intelligent glamping and gardens

Mellisa Tolentino | March 30th

This week’s Smart World Series features a smart battery's integration with Facebook Inc.’s new Internet of Things (IoT) platform, new smart garden lights that are powered by the sun, tiny smart homes and more. For those who missed last...»

HP revamps Haven Big Data platform with IDOL & Vertica integration

Mike Wheatley | March 30th

Hewlett-Packard Co. has rolled out a host of new upgrades to its HP Haven Big Data Enterprise and OnDemand platforms in order to better integrate the two elements. The biggest update looks to be the launch...»

Facebook chases Chinese ad revenue despite being blocked in the country

Eric David | March 30th

While its social network might still be banned in China, Facebook is chasing revenue within the country that houses a population roughly equivalent in size to its own user base. The Wall...»

The latest in Japanese smart homes: Why this market is central to R&D

Cynthia Kuzela | March 30th

The smart home is a trend expected to grow worldwide, but the reasons for implementation vary by region. Japan is a particularly interesting case due to the country's advanced technological communities and dense population. The following is a snapshot of recent...»

Opportunity rover’s flash memory flops again

Mike Wheatley | March 30th

NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity was left reeling by another flash memory failure that caused it to suffer a case of “amnesia”, although it didn't lose any scientific data. The weary and battered Martian explorer's flash...»