Mike Wheatley

Mike Wheatley is a senior staff writer at SiliconANGLE. He loves to write about Big Data and the Internet of Things, and explore how these technologies are evolving and helping businesses to become more agile.

Before joining SiliconANGLE, Mike was an editor at Argophilia Travel News, an occassional contributer to The Epoch Times, and has also dabbled in SEO and social media marketing. He usually bases himself in Bangkok, Thailand, though he can often be found roaming through the jungles or chilling on a beach.

Got a news story or tip? Email Mike@SiliconANGLE.com.

Latest from Mike Wheatley

Cool Ideas for Cutting Down on Data Server Cooling Costs

One of the biggest – yet least talked about – challenges facing data centers today is the amount of energy they consume in order to process and store the masses of big data generated by big businesses around the world. The problem was highlighted by Pike Research in a recent study;  according to them, data […]

Mind Control: Tomorrow’s Technology, Today

We’re still a few years away from possessing the psychic capabilities of Professor X, but nevertheless human mind-control techniques have come a long way since our favorite paraplegic superhero made his debut back in the 1960s. SiliconANGLE previously reported on how EEG (emotiv electroencephalography) headsets can be used to play video games using the power […]

Yet More Cloud Storage Options – This Time, From Russia With Love

Hot on the heels of Baidu’s new cloud storage offering, the Russian-language search engine Yandex has just announced the removal of the invitation-only policy for its Yandex.Disk cloud storage service. From now on, anyone wishing to sign up and get themselves up to 20GB of free storage can do so without having to beg one […]

Apple Patents New “Kill Switch” That can cut off your Smartphone from the Net

There’s been plenty of fuss about Apple and all their patents recently, so how about this one to kick up a controversy? According to a report in ZDNet, the Cupertino-based company has just patented a newly developed technology that would allow the government and/or police to disable phone cameras and block the transmission of multimedia […]

Future Big Data: Sport Analytics Gives Competitors An Edge

Some people like to say “it’s the taking part that counts,” but let’s face it, that’s crap. Competitive sports these days are all about the winning, with huge stacks of cash being the primary motivating factor. It’s true for athletes, coaches and team owners alike – sure, the ‘taking part’ might be ‘nice’, but the money […]

Anti-Piracy Groups Monitoring BitTorrent Swarms

Ever had that feeling that you’re being watched? Well, if you’re one of those people who likes to save on money by downloading torrent files, then your suspicions might just be correct. This is especially true if you happen to download your torrents from the popular file-sharing service BitTorrent, where researchers from Birmingham University have […]

State Governments Urged To Adopt Big Data Strategies

IT experts are urging state governments to begin laying the foundations so that big data can be utilized for the public good at the earliest opportunity. The report, Is Big Data a Big Deal for State Governments?, was put out by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) last month, and advises states […]

BitFloor Bites The Dust Following $250,000 Virtual Heist

A major Bitcoin currency exchange, BitFloor, has been shut down following an online ‘heist’ that saw 24,000 units of virtual currency, worth around $250,000, stolen from its servers. BitCoins, as the currency is known, are used in online transactions and trades and in large part by speculators trading also for real money. BitCoins themselves are […]

40% Of Mobile Ad Clicks Are Worthless

As if figuring out mobile advertising wasn’t hard enough in the first place, researchers are now claiming that a huge proportion – as many as 40% – of all mobile ad clicks are completely worthless. New research by the German mobile marketing company Trademob shows that a disturbingly high four out of ten mobile advert […]

FBI Denies Stolen Apple Codes Link

Hackers continue to hog the headlines this morning, with fresh doubts being cast on the origin of over a million Apple UDID codes that were allegedly stolen from an FBI agent’s laptop before being posted online by AntiSec. Late last night, the FBI issued a strenuous denial that one of its laptops was compromised, and […]