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Valve engages a new future for gaming by joining Linux Foundation

Valve engages a new future for gaming by joining Linux Foundation

The founder of Valve, Gabe Newell, has long been publicly declaring how good the Linux operating system is and how bad is the Microsoft Windows 8 OS happens to be--despite the fact that the vast majority of the key players in the company's Steam platform use just Windows. Now the Bellevue company just reached a new milestone by officially joining the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to promote the penguin OS. Valve Software is one of three new members to join the nonprofit Linux Foundation. Cloudius system and HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) are the other two companies that... more »
Atlassian releases distributed version control system Git 1.8.5.1

Atlassian releases distributed version control system Git 1.8.5.1

Git 1.8.5.1 is now out. Git, the open source version control system designed to handle all types of projects quickly and efficiently, just reached version 1.8.5.1. Git is an open source distributed version control system for efficient, high-speed processing from very small to very large projects version management. Git 1.8.5.1 continued the trend of large releases, integrating a big number of changes and fixes. Git developers are implementing many updates with each new version and this version also has no exception. Among the highlights of 1.8.5.1 are xdg-open can be used as a backend navigation to “git web-browse”; HTTP transport will... more »
Hewlett-Packard ups converged infrastructure game ahead of Barcelona event

Hewlett-Packard ups converged infrastructure game ahead of Barcelona event

Seeking to reduce its dependency on the weakening PC market, Hewlett-Packard is rolling out a set of use case-optimized converged server and storage solutions for the enterprise. Pre-integrated systems are gaining traction among CIOs as information continues grow faster than the ability of traditional data center architectures to accommodate it. The new ConvergedSystem for Virtualization, unveiled just ahead of HP Discover's kick off in Barcelona, is 25 percent cheaper than VCE’s competing VBlock 100 and can support as many as 1,000 VMs. ConvergedSystem 300 for Vertica offers even greater cost savings, with a price per terabyte that is up to 70 percent... more »
A colorful solution for Smart Home WiFi networks

A colorful solution for Smart Home WiFi networks

This week’s SmartHome roundup features a smart WiFi solution for your home, a power strip that makes room for chargers, and a new home automation solution teaming a retailer and router company. airfy   WiFi's become a standard in American infrastructure, cultivating a connected culture always ready to share.  One German startup, airfy GmbH, hopes to revolutionize WiFi hotspots by offering something that is not only secure, but also features a sleek design. airfy features WiFi 802.11N or 802.11AC for a secure connection, which means it’s safe to use for homes and even businesses.  It has 50 LEDs that light up when you get a... more »
iBeacon will help you get around Apple Stores

iBeacon will help you get around Apple Stores

Apple has introduced a new way to get right 'in your face' the next time you visit one of its retail shops. On Friday, Apple turned on its iBeacon, an indoor positioning system that will serve as your personal concierge upon stepping into its Apple Stores.  iBeacon wil guide you to the place where you can pick up your purchases, or if you just want to browse through some of its products it can deliver information that Apple hopes would entice consumers to purchase more iDevices. iBeacon works like a GPS system, except it all takes place indoors.  It uses Bluetooth to... more »
HP faces defining moment as it opens Discover 2013 Barcelona #HPDiscover

HP faces defining moment as it opens Discover 2013 Barcelona #HPDiscover

The global technology market will be watching HP as it opens up for Discover 2013 in Barcelona Spain, which will be covered live on SiliconANGLE.tv.  HP is in the middle innings of its five-year financial and innovation strategy turnaround.  HP, many believe, is facing a deciding moment in its history, one that could determine whether it will remain a vital driving force in IT or become a fading legacy player.  It had good financial results in its last quarter, showing that it is moving toward financial stability with its recent dividend and stock buyback announcements.  However its stock has been... more »
Snoop Dogg to sell next record for Bitcoin

Snoop Dogg to sell next record for Bitcoin

Are Bitcoin enthusiasts interested in buying hit songs using their digital currency? The answer's not clear, but we could be about to find out if hip hop legend Snoop Dogg, a.k.a Snoop Lion, follows through with what he tweeted last week My next record available in bitcoin n delivered in a drone. — Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) December 2, 2013   That one of the biggest music stars in the world would even say such a thing will make Bitcoin believers ecstatic, but they probably shouldn't get too excited just yet. Clearly Snoop is at least a little bit interested in BTC, but it's likely that... more »
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IBM and The Now Factory’s roadmap for telecom innovation | #IBMIoD

This October, IBM entered a definitive agreement to acquire The Now Factory, a Dublin, Ireland-based provider of analytics solutions for telecommunications providers. Tom Morrisroe, the software maker’s CEO, hopped into theCUBE at Information on Demand 2013 along with Big Blue’s Janine Grasso to share the insider’s perspective on the deal. Starting with a little background, Morrisroe tells host John Furrier that The Now Factory develops software that gives carriers greater insight into their networks and subscribers. The firm was founded in 2007, when telecoms couldn’t detect if a device was working properly let alone track user activity and identify technical issues... more »
Is the FBI watching you through your web cam?

Is the FBI watching you through your web cam?

We know that the FBI, NSA and other agencies have the ability to scan and read our emails almost at will, but according to a report over the weekend, its surveillance capabilities extend far beyond that. In one of the creepiest revelations we've seen so far this year – and we've seen lots of creepy stuff – it's claimed the FBI has now developed software that allows it to covertly activate web cams and spy on unsuspecting computer users. According to the Washington Post, tech savvy spooks have developed a technique that allows them to remotely switch on web cams and... more »
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IBM Big Data VP on decision-making in the modern enterprise | #IBMIoD

Inhi Cho Suh, the head of data integration and governance for IBM’s Software Group, returned to theCUBE at Information on Demand 2013 to discuss the role of analytics in decision making with SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier and Wikibon’s Dave Vellante. Suh observes that the market has changed significantly since 2012, with more and more vendors - including her firm, which she says is leading the charge - taking a platform approach to Big Data market. The user landscape is also changing as companies continue to adopt the technology in pursuit of better insights. “Privacy, security risk – this is what people are... more »

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