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Telerik releases Q3 2013 Kendo UI with intelligent UI widgets

Telerik releases Q3 2013 Kendo UI with intelligent UI widgets

At a time when HTML5 is approaching at the speed of practicality, there are many JavaScript frameworks that support the most advanced browser features. Telerik Kendo UI solutions embraces HTML5 and JavaScript framework for the development of advanced mobile and web-based applications. Kendo UI includes more than a dozen widgets (grids, graphs/charts, pull-down lists, etc.) based on jQuery. This framework uses technology as HTML5 and CSS3 (with supported browsers are fairly new and the old versions). To keep pace with responsive UI for mobile applications, Telerik has announced a major upgrade in terms of new Kendo UI framework features for developing mobile... more »
Google's Vint Cerf: 'Privacy may be an anomaly'

Google's Vint Cerf: 'Privacy may be an anomaly'

When it was revealed that the NSA was spying on people both inside and outside of the US with its massive PRISM program, critics were quick to state that doing so is a violation of people’s right to privacy.  But is privacy real or is it just a concept? Speaking at an FTC event, Vint Cerf, Google’s chief internet evangelist stated that, “Privacy may actually be an anomaly.” What exactly does he mean by this? Cerf made an example of his childhood, growing up in a small town where everyone knew everyone, where the postmaster at the local post office would see who’s... more »
AWS: powering the creative process at Atomic Fiction | #reinvent

AWS: powering the creative process at Atomic Fiction | #reinvent

The last speaker to take the stage at the recently concluded AWS re:Invent Conference in Las Vegas during Day 1 was Kevin Baillie, Co-founder and VFX Supervisor with Atomic Fiction. Kevin’s business path and life story resembles the very nature of his line of work, seeming like something one would only encounter in a movie. Kevin Baillie and Ryan Tudhope, Atomic Fiction co-founders, met when they were kids and shared a love for movies and a passion for all things tech. It was only during High School that they discovered these two areas could be overlapped. They started studying 3D computer... more »
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Quip update gets iPad friendly with Dropbox, Evernote + more

People looking for a way to edit documents on the go or by using multiple devices were delighted with Quip, a modern word processor that launched last July. Despite its youngness, Quip is gaining traction.  It's being used by schools to coordinate faculty, and acts as a collaborative way of writing assignments on iPads.  And beyond the education sector, small businesses such as one fashion startup SS/FW are using Quip to manage international teams and other creative work. Like many cloud-based collaboration products now hopping onto the BYOD bandwagon, Quip saw a pattern in user adoption beginning with one user that introduces... more »
Riverbed is a gateway to the cloud, AWS products | #reinvent

Riverbed is a gateway to the cloud, AWS products | #reinvent

"This conference is very good for us, it's very exciting," Venugopal Pai, VP Global Alliances, Riverbed, commented in his conversation with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at AWS re:Invent. The reason for all the excitement around re:Invent, Pai explained, was the fact that a lot of their enterprise customers continued to evolve in their business, and were looking at the cloud for future development solutions. As he analyzed ways to make them more efficient in the business, Pai concluded "Amazon is the poster child for taking advantage of cloud," that being one of the reasons the conference had... more »
Wearable Tech Weekly : Bionic eyes, smart helmet + Google Glass rival

Wearable Tech Weekly : Bionic eyes, smart helmet + Google Glass rival

This week’s Wearable Tech roundup features a bionic eye implant, a cap that monitors athletes for sustained head injuries, a Google Glass contender, and the introduction of a new platform for the Internet of Things. Argus II   Before 2013 ends, people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa will gain access to Argus II, a retinal implant developed by Second Sight.  Argus II has been approved by the US as a humanitarian device, which means it's safe to use and has the potential to help people. Argus II is like Google Glass for your retina.  The device’s visual processing unit sends images it detects to an... more »
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Apprenda nabs $16 million to accelerate private PaaS

Apprenda announced on Wednesday that it has received $16 million in a series C financing round led by Safeguard Scientifics. Existing investors Ignition Partners and New Enterprise Associates also participated, bringing the startup’s total capital raised to $31 million. Founded in 2007, Apprenda offers a specialized platform-as-a-service solution that can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise, which is the preferred option for organizations with specific regulatory compliance, security and data privacy requirements. Unlike competing services, the solution only supports .NET and Java, the bread and butter languages of enterprise IT. Apprenda boasts that its platform is used by AmerisourceBergen, Dell,... more »
The Plant launches Qortex : Revolutionizes multinational enterprise

The Plant launches Qortex : Revolutionizes multinational enterprise

The Plant, a Tokyo-based software firm, is bringing social collaboration to international companies with a new tool called Qortex. The offering entered general availability this morning after an extensive testing period stretching back to 2012. Qortex is designed to help teams cut through communication clutter and focus on the task at hand. It achieves this by combining standard social features like chat, email and wikis with artificial intelligence that recognizes the language of a message and automatically display it in the recipient's preferred translation. If an entry is not available in a one of the supported languages, users can request a... more »
Hands-on home automation : Oplink DIY security-in-a-box [REVIEW]

Hands-on home automation : Oplink DIY security-in-a-box [REVIEW]

The Industrial Internet just might save us all.  For many businesses out there, the rise of the machines has introduced a massive opportunity to expand their markets.  For consumers, more sensors and wearable tech delivers a heightened level of convenience at home and work.  Many of the technologically-driven advances at the enterprise level are being commoditized for the average consumer, literally connecting brands and individuals like never before. For Oplink Security, the Industrial Internet means millions of new customers for its broadening product line.  Home automation is one of the fastest growing niches within today’s Industrial tech revolution, and Op Link... more »
Stuxnet's evil twin highlights the very real threat of cyber-warfare

Stuxnet's evil twin highlights the very real threat of cyber-warfare

Knowledge of the deadly Stuxnet worm that wreaked havoc with Iran's nuclear infrastructure has been public for more than three years now, but cybersecurity experts continue to stumble upon new revelations – with the latest one being that Stuxnet had an older, and far more evil, 'twin'. An in-depth report from Foreign Policy's Ralph Langner lifts the lid on the origins of the older Stuxnet, which infected Iran's nuclear facilities as early as 2007 and was in fact far more powerful than its later variant. Previously, researchers thought that Stuxnet was essentially pretty crude in its methods – simply causing the... more »

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