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Ever since The Guardian first published its explosive report on the wide-ranging access that the NSA has been given to Verizon's call records, there's been lots of discussion about this thing called “metadata” and the kinds of insights it provides. According to no less than President Obama himself, it's this metadata that holds the most significance for his spooks – they're not listening into your calls – but rather, just keeping tabs on who's calling who, where they're calling from, and how long they're talking. “When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls,” stated the President. “That’s... more »
Mandi Walls, Senior Technical Evangelist for Opscode, also known as the DevOps Diva, discussed DevOps trends, along with automation, orchestration, and other key aspects of the marketplace with theCUBE host John Furrier, live at the recently concluded O'Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara. DevOps has been validated, Walls said, even "in the enterprise where they are interested in improving their relationship and performance for the customers." The biggest frustration involving DevOps is that a lot of people still consider it "a replacement for operations. The whole idea was that successful products and services you give the customers are fully integrated," walls... more »
SiliconAngle Studio B host Winston Edmondson caught up with Yue Cathy Chung, the senior director of business development for Impetus Technologies, to discuss her company and take a look at their newest Big Data solution. Chung starts the interview by providing a brief rundown of Impetus. The firm is a software engineering and IT services provider that started out in India 22 years ago and entered the U.S. market in 1997. It undertook its first Big Data project 10 years later. Chung highlights that the analytics space is radically different than the traditional services market in that customers typically don’t have clearly... more »
SiliconAngle Studio B host Winston Edmonton stopped by the Cloudera booth at Hadoop Summit 2013 to discuss Big Data and search with Drew O’Brien, the company’s senior manager of product marketing. O’Brien boasts that Cloudera introduced two new products this year: Impala, its real-time SQL query engine for Hadoop, and Cloudera Search. As the name suggests, the latter is essentially a search bar. “If you can use Google you can use Cloudera Search. It opens up Hadoop to folks like lawyers and doctors who may not know SQL, may not how to code Pig or Hive, but do know how to do... more »
Ever since PRISM discussions and Edward Snowden/ NSA debacle picked momentum, perhaps every Internet user is worried about online privacy, and has been looking for tools that do not spy on their personal and confidential information (or at least prevent others from spying on the same.) Cashing on the opportunity of crypto war, or maybe trying to fulfill the demand of online users, Kim Dotcom’s Mega is planning to release its encrypted messaging service in four to six weeks. His company will first roll out a spy-proof web-based messaging platform, which will be followed by encrypted email. “We expect to have messaging... more »
The arts charity SPACE is looking to crowdfund an accessible and affordable 3D manufacturing facility for artists and creative on Kickstarter. Branded the Fab Lab (Fabrication Laboratory), the London, Hackney-based facility would provide access 3D tools and instruments including 3D construction material such as a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, soldering irons, 10kg of filament in ABS and PLA and a sewing machine for conductive thread use and a prototyping and experimentation two 3D printer. “The Fab Lab will allow the many thousands of artists in the East End to really push 3D printing technology and laser printing technology in directions that... more »
The wait is over for the Firefox OS developers, who have been awaiting the latest version of the Firefox OS Simulator. Mozilla has officially announced the release of Firefox OS Simulator 4.0. Aside from allowing developers to make money with apps in the Marketplace, several new features have been introduced in Firefox OS Simulator 4.0, such as the new Dashboard. It installs as an extension in Firefox, so you’ll need Mozilla’s browser to use it. Once installed, it will be available in Firefox under the Tools => Web Developer menu. Let’s take a look at the features. Connect Button This is a new Connect... more »
Consumers are in love with music-streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. Pandora is the "old kid" on the block, while Spotify is the new, but both are bursting with users. Recent figures peg Pandora at 69.5 million active users, and Spotify with 24 million, with six million of those active users on Spotify paying a monthly fee for added features. But musicians aren't nearly as in love with music-streaming services. The examples of musicians taking a stand against music-streaming services are growing. According to a BBC News story, Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke has pulled some albums from music-streaming service Spotify... more »
We've seen dozens of new, so-called "wearable technologies" these days, pretty much all of them geared towards the consumer, but surely there's more to this emerging tech scene than just entertainment and lifestyle aids. For example, what kind of impact, if any, might these new devices have in the enterprise? Will wearable tech become a staple in offices much like tablets and smartphones have? Will BYOD soon turn into BYOWD - Bring Your Own Wearable Device? At present, wearable technology is all about fitness trackers, pedometers, or tracking in general. Recent Juniper research predicts that almost 70 million smart wearable devices will... more »
Today at 12 noon PST we'll be having our third and final tweet chat with NetApp in our joint series discussing storage evolution in the enterprise today. Today's Twitter chat will be "Clustered Storage: Meeting Tomorrow’s Data Storage Needs." The list of moderators includes: John Furrier, SiliconANGLE (@furrier), Kevin Strohmeyer, Citrix (@XenDesktop), Brian Mitchell, Avnet (@netappgeek), Adam Bergh, Netech (@ajbergh), Bruce Backa, NTP Software (@BruceBacka), Mike McNamara, NetApp (@mmcnamara12) and Vaughn Stewart, NetApp (@vStewed). Join the conversation using the #NetAppChat hashtag on Twitter. Ask your questions, share your thoughts, and provide your perspective. Follow along at http://tweetchat.com/room/netappchat. Here are some of the topics... more »