British principals threaten parents with police for letting kids play violent games

Eric David | March 30th

Video games have taken the blame for any number of degenerate behaviors in youths ever since the industry was created, and violent game series like Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty have given opponents even more...»

What you missed in Big Data: Tapping the connected universe

Maria Deutscher | March 30th

The analytics discussion shifted from the data coming off connected devices to the data stored inside those devices last week after Realm Inc. raised $20 million in a second round of funding for its embedded object...»

Wikibon sees flash storage driving revolutionary business change

Bert Latamore | March 30th

Moving to an all-flash data center, in conjunction with a cloud-enabled converged architecture, can cut the typical large data center’s operations budget by one-third over the next five years (see graph at right), creating resources for new...»

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...»