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Nokia Lumia 1520 & 1320 vs. The Other Fat Phablets

Nokia Lumia 1520 & 1320 vs. The Other Fat Phablets

Nokia is really going out with a bang.  Just months before it gets gobbled up by Microsoft, the Finnish company unveiled a number of products at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi today.  For the first time, Nokia now has phablets and a tablet to offer for consumers.  Good way to end its run, wouldn’t you say? Let’s check out what Nokia has to offer in the tablet realm, will it be able to amaze consumers with its features?  Or would it be like other phablets, overshadowed by Samsung’s offerings? Kudos to Nokia for offering two phablets, one directed at the high-end market,... more »
#BigDataNYC Preview : Best of Big Data on theCUBE [Playlist]

#BigDataNYC Preview : Best of Big Data on theCUBE [Playlist]

Hosted by SiliconANGLE and Wikibon, in partnership with Hortonworks and WANdisco, the first-ever #BigDataNYC 2013 gathering will bring together 200 industry heavy-hitters to rub shoulders and talk shop on theCUBE. With the summit rapidly approaching during Big Data Week in the Big Apple next week, we thought we’d give you a little taste of what to expect from the hottest data party of the year. Best of Big Data on theCUBE   Below is a playlist we've put together, contextualizing the best of theCUBE's exclusive interviews with CEOs, CIOs and CFOs in the Big Data sector.  Over the past three years we've followed... more »
Sqrrl CEO Exclusive : Plans Talent + Ecosystem : Bags $5.2M for Big Data Security

Sqrrl CEO Exclusive : Plans Talent + Ecosystem : Bags $5.2M for Big Data Security

Pushing its vision to make Hadoop more viable for the enterprise, Sqrrl has raised $5.2 million in Series A financing to promote Big Data security, a booming market opportunity as CIOs and cybercriminals alike recognize its value. Much like CIOs, hackers are increasingly recognizing the value of Big Data. While organizations are tapping into new information sources to drive efficiencies and gain competitive advantage, cybercriminals are developing more sophisticated tools and techniques for compromising systems that store large volumes of sensitive information. Hadoop, the de facto framework for Big Data processing, is becoming their number one target. Bringing security to the data   A startup called... more »
Nokia Announces Six New Devices: Phablets, Tablets & More At Nokia World, Abu Dhabi

Nokia Announces Six New Devices: Phablets, Tablets & More At Nokia World, Abu Dhabi

Nokia has finally unveiled its long-awaited entry into the phablet market with its new Lumia 1520, a 6-inch Full HD device running Windows Phone 8.1, with a monster 20-megepixel PureView camera that borrows the digital zoom feature of the company's Lumia 1020. The biggest Windows Phone ever made, the Lumia 1520 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quadcore chip, boasts LTE and a 3,400 mAh battery that'll keep it running all day long. The Lumia 1520 wasn't the only device unveiled at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi today though – aside from that beast, the company showed off no less... more »
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Shock, Horror! Americans Actually Like the iPhone 5c

When Apple launched its next-generation iPhone's earlier this month, few were surprised to see the flashy flagship iPhone 5s outsell its cheaper, plastic-clad cousin the iPhone 5c. But in a shock new report from market analyst firm Localytics, it seems that American consumers at least are quickly coming round to the idea of the cheapish handset, even as the rest of the world continues to shun it. Localytics' report reveals that its been tracking sales of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c since the two devices launched, and while initial sales in the US clearly favored the former, data from last... more »
Here's What to Expect @ #BigDataNYC : Presented by #theCUBE

Here's What to Expect @ #BigDataNYC : Presented by #theCUBE

Get ready for Big Data NYC, our three-day commemoration of all things Big Data.  Taking place during Big Data Week, theCUBE will be streaming live from The Big Apple, featuring top tech athletes to discuss the current and future markets powering Big Data. If music fans get to celebrate Rocktober for the month, then Big Data fans get Datatober... or something of the sort.  It may not be as catchy, but there's no shortage of excitement for the ream of events taking place in October.  The month seems the perfect time to reflect on the potential and accomplishments of Big Data,... more »
Freedom of the Press Offers SecureDrop, a Tribute to the Legacy of Aaron Swartz

Freedom of the Press Offers SecureDrop, a Tribute to the Legacy of Aaron Swartz

Before his suicide in January 2013, Aaron Swartz had worked together with the hacker and Wired editor Kevin Poulson on a platform for whistleblowers called Dead Drop. The software allows the transmission of messages and documents between whistleblowers and journalists. The sources of the data are protected by the fact that even the news organization contacted may not even know who has transmitted the messages. The aim of the tool is to protect information from anonymous sources on the internet. Aaron Swartz did not have it done to complete his big project and now Freedoom of the Press Foundation has done... more »
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Nike FuelBand vs. Jawbone Up : Sporty vs. Functional

The rising tide of connected devices that we at SiliconANGLE have been covering in the past year signals a shift in consumer interest from smartphones to wearable gadgets. Representing the next evolution of the wireless world, this emerging sub-segment of the Internet of Things is pitting big name brands against each other in a battle for customers’ hearts and minds – and their wrists, too. In a recent report entitled Fitness Band Wars, our very own Mellisa Tolentino reviewed the latest and greatest devices that are shaping this market to determine just how well they match up against each other. While... more »
Rixty Adds Xbox Live Gift Cards, Gold Membership, and Incentive Programs

Rixty Adds Xbox Live Gift Cards, Gold Membership, and Incentive Programs

If you’re a fan of online and mobile games--and need to find a way to feed that habit with virtual cash--you probably cannot stay away from Rixty. For those unaware, the Rixty is the largest platform for buying and selling virtual currencies within the online gaming and digital entertainment world. The platform allows users without credit cards at their disposal to purchase virtual goods in online entertainment from FarmVille to iTunes. The company announced that it will join Microsoft as an official Xbox Live Gift Cards and Gold Memberships digital code wholesaler and signed resale agreements with Coinstar, Great Lakes Scrip Center... more »
3 Snags to the Self-Quantified Movement

3 Snags to the Self-Quantified Movement

The rise in self-data demand has led to an increase of specialized gadgets and apps, bombarding us with a wealth of options from crowdfunding sites and beyond. But is it worth the trouble? We can’t deny that lifelogging and quantified self apps, gadgets and services are transforming our lives.  And thanks to some of the earliest self-tracking apps, we're now aware of the fact that being active and eating healthy is not enough in obtaining overall wellness -- we still need enough rest, and a proper support system. Not only has the quantified-self revolution led to more gadgets, but more data pools.... more »

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