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TheCube crew had the pleasure of interviewing dozens of technology and business leaders at last week’s MIT Information Quality Conference. Among them were a number of healthcare professionals who provided us with their unique perspectives on the industry’s efforts to harness information for the greater good. Anthony Donofrio, the chief technology officer of Truven Healthcare Analytics, detailed how his company’s database solutions empower healthcare organizations to tap into their financial and operational data. The firm’s Micromedex platform enables doctors to reference information about drugs, toxicology and other topics related to patient care while its payment integrality suit helps healthcare organizations recover... more »
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is quite optimistic about the future of the company vis-à-vis said company’s growing video game business. The company recently forecasted a strong financial outlook and has also shown profitability in the current third fiscal quarter ending Sept. 30. AMD’s revenue in the third quarter is expected to grow 22 percent from the second quarter’s $1.16 billion, and the company expects to be profitable at the midpoint of its guidance in the net income category. In a recent conference, Chief Executive Rory Read said that the AMD has created a niche in game consoles segment by getting its... more »
This past week featured a good number of developments in the ever-evolving Internet of Things. MobiSante unveiled a mobile ultrasound system, Apple snapped up a location data startup, and Telerik released a new solution for developers struggling to tame the mobile explosion. Texas A&M researchers also grabbed headlines with a groundbreaking study into the next generation connected device: the driverless car. Tuesday marked the debut of the MobiUS, a miniature ultrasound device that can transmit scans over WiFi. At $9,000, the smartphone-based imaging tool is much cheaper – and more accessible - than the traditional scanners found in hospitals today. The MobiUS... more »
Disney's new AIREAL might provide a glimpse at an interesting and new user interface design: the capability to produce haptic (touch) sensation in midair. While this sort of technology seems to fit a niche of entertainment--and thus Disney's interest--it also has some exciting implications for user experience and human machine interface. About five years ago, touch screens began their rise at a face pace across all consumer electronics and this has since only accelerated. Although the touch screen is provided a more intuitive way to interact with your phone, there has remained one weak point: the screen does not offer the... more »
NVIDIA has confirmed a July 31st launch and shipping date for their new handheld mobile console the SHIELD--according to the release pre-ordered customers can rejoice as the delay is over. Originally intended to launch earlier, NVIDIA delayed the release due to problems with one of the components in the device. The Android-based handheld was originally expected to launch on June 27. However, Nvidia moved the release date at the last minute, citing an unspecified mechanical issue with the device. “Some final quality-assurance testing has just turned up a mechanical issue that we’re not happy with. So, while we announced last week that... more »
After Apple’s Developer Center was taken offline on Thursday, the company called it extended site maintenance; but recently, Apple admitted that the Developer Center was hacked, and hackers might have accessed the key developer information. The acclaimed iPhone manufacturer said that its website for third-party developers was hacked by “an intruder”, but customer information was not compromised. The site is currently being examined by Apple. Here’s what Apple said on its website: “Apple Developer Website Update Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed,... more »
Starting this Saturday, Black Hat USA 2013 will be convening at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. In this series, intended to preview many of the talks and presentations scheduled for the event, SiliconANGLE will focus on the exploitative vulnerabilities associated with big data and how those vulnerabilities can be limited. Today we are looking at the presentation entitled, ‘Post Exploitation Operations with Cloud Synchronization Services being given by Jacob Williams of CSR Group Computer Security Consultants. Williams, principal consultant at CSR, has more than a decade’s experience in malware reverse engineering, penetration testing, incident response, forensics and secure network design. Williams’ submitted... more »
As September draws near, rumors regarding Apple’s new iDevices are coming in thick and fast. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple has asked its display suppliers for prototypes of screens larger than four inches and another smaller than 13 inches when measured diagonally. Currently, the iPhone 5 has a 4-inch screen and the iPad has a 9.7-inch screen. What the WSJ report suggests is that Apple may be looking to produce a phablet, just like other Android OEMs such as Samsung, HTC and Sony have done, not to mention a larger iPad. It’s not hard to imagine that Apple... more »
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is waging war against online pornography by demanding Internet Service Providers block such content automatically. In a letter leaked to the BBC last week, the PM is asking the ISPs to, instead of providing subscribers with “active choice +” - the ability to opt in filters - to turn those filters on by default, which would mean that if you really want to view adult content, you’d have to manually turn off the filters, or tell your ISP that you want access to it. These rumors were put to rest when the Prime Minister officially announced his... more »
The NEXTus 7 Images of the soon-to-launched Nexus 7 have leaked onto the web, only a few days before what is likely to be the device’s official launch. The photos reveal that Google’s latest tablet will come with both front and rear facing cameras, as well as a new and improved display. We expect to see other features, which might include a SlimPort, wireless charging, and an LTE radio. The device is thought to run on the highly anticipated Android 4.3 OS. It's been reported that the Nexus 7 will come in two different models: a 16GB version priced at $229, and the 32GB model dropping... more »