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As the name Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) suggests, GPU processors are designed for image and video processing on computers--but they're also optimized for extremely fast, highly parallel computation making them useful for lots of different tasks. For example, a method that mimics the human brain by using the GPU is currently being developed by Google and Salesforce GPUs to analyze of information flowing through Twitter feeds. Not quite graphics processing anymore. As a result, researchers have sought to make this capability more accessible for general development. A computer science doctoral candidate from Indiana University has come up new programming language that... more »
With all the technology being developed these days, it's easy to imagine how this technology can transition into classrooms. But no, most classrooms are still the same as when we were kids, and even when our parents were in grade school. Equipped with one or two blackboards or whiteboards, chairs with tables for students, some art on the wall, books on shelves and other whatnots found in common classrooms, could the lack of technological improvements in classrooms attribute to how poorly students are doing in today's economy? During The Next Web Conference Europe, Pearson Chief Digital Officer Juan Lopez-Valcarcel talked about how... more »
Big Data company Factual has just rolled out two new products that should helps its clients to extract even greater insights from the location-based data it specialized in. The five-year old Los Angeles-based company has just announced Geopulse Audience and Geopulse Proximity, two new services designed to facilitate mobile app personalization and advertising. By using these services, companies will be able to combine the location data of their own customers with data from third-parties and Factual's own servers, allowing them to segment and target users more effectively. The launch marks a departure for a company that has traditionally only been a... more »
Monopoly for Your Phone Hasbro, the company known for G.I. Joe and Battleship, will be taking their brand digital with a new acquisition announced late last night. In a deal worth $112 million, Hasbro bought a 70% stake in Colorado based Backflip Studios, the mobile game maker behind popular games such as Dragonville, NinJump and Paper Toss. In addition to being Hasbro’s first venture into mobile, the buyout also marks the first time Backflip Studios has taken any outside funding since their founding. With the deal, Backflip will continue to innovate and create their own games, but they will also begin publishing games... more »
In a series begun yesterday, SiliconANGLE is providing overviews of some of the key presentations scheduled for next week’s MIT Chief Development Officer Information Quality Symposium to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Today’s offering focuses on Dr. Ahmed Abukhater, PhD, GISP Global Director of Product Management for Pitney Bowes Software USA and his presentation, entitled ‘Turning Data into Operational Intelligence’. Operational intelligence (OI) is a concept that blends the operations of a business, their streaming events and visibility and insight into their collected data with the aim to provide real-time analytic results to the day-to-day operation of the company. When optimal... more »
Google has just released its latest batch of data regarding overall Android usage. According to the charts, the combined numbers of both Jelly Bean versions has finally overtaken Gingerbread as the predominant version of the Android platform. The data was gathered using a new method, collecting data based on when users visit the Google Play Store. Previously, data was gathered when a device simply checks in to any Google server. Google believes that this method is more accurate in obtaining user engagement. Jelly Bean 4.1.x is currently run by 32.3 percent of all Android devices, while Jelly Bean 4.2.x claims 5.6 percent. ... more »
There are over 7 billion shoppers worldwide, and it may be surprising to some, but core family values and religious values influence our shopping. Though there are many similarities in shoppers all over the globe, there are still some factors that affect our decision on how and where we shop, not to mention regional influences. It’s unlikely for someone in the tropics to purchase a pair of knee-high snow boots. A recent Nielsen study, which included more than 29,000 online respondents in 58 countries, reports that “more respondents in Asia-Pacific shopped impulsively and were attracted to designer brands than in any... more »
Preplanning and automation are essential for successful backup and recovery, especially in SMB environments where IT departments are often spread thin. Scott Lowe, Founder and Managing Director of The 1610 Group, outlined the roadmap for effective disaster recovery (DR) in a recent entry on the Wikibon blog. According to Lowe, a sizable portion of organizations don’t have DR plans. These companies are completely dependent on staffers (or potentially just one person) with the appropriate knowledge of their infrastructure and the solutions needed to handle data loss events. He explains that “a situation could strike which makes it impossible for them to... more »
Microsoft’s world may be turned upside down, or right side up, depending on what your perspective of the company is now, with CEO Steve Ballmer set to announce plans that would drastically change the company as we know it. According to sources, the CEO is going to reorganize the company in both the consumer and business sectors. The restructuring is an effort to create something called “functional coherence” to keep the product cycle going smoothly. The thing is, keeping to a company’s product cycle is easier said than done and in Microsoft’s case, it may also mean an executive shakeup. Reports also... more »
Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi has been ousted by the country’s chief of the armed forces, General Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi, after only a year of being elected as the first democratically elected President. Sisi has announced that he has suspended the constitution, nominated the head of the constitutional court, Adli Mansour, as interim president, and presidential and parliamentary elections would follow shortly afterwards and a transitional cabinet would be named. Morsi called Sisi’s actions as a full military coup. Though anti-Morsi protesters celebrated with fireworks, cheering and drinking when Sisi made his statement, Morsi supporters booed the chief of armed forces’ actions. Morsi supporters claim that... more »