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And the countdown is on – by the time you are read this there is less than a year left on the clock for Windows XP. April 8, 2014 marks the end of a marvelous 12-year run when support for the popular operating system officially ends. Rest assured, mark my words – there will be no further grace period, no extension possible because Microsoft has already done so in the past. Unfortunately that doesn’t mean that the world will be Windows XP-free after that date. Quite the contrary, there are still an overwhelming amount of XP systems that are still... more »
Doug Foster, Executive Director, Research Computing and Enterprise Applications at Purdue University discussed the many applications of the just announced HP Moonshot technology with the Cube's hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante at the New York launch event, exploring the impact on both the academic and business environments. From a researcher's point of view, infrastructure becomes important as the x86 server architecture is no longer able to "move at the speed we need it to move, we can't keep up." With the introduction of Moonshot, HP manages to address specific infrastructure problems and requirements of research computing. Doug Foster explained that the... more »
A recent report from Digital Trends claims that Google is in talks to acquire WhatsApp, and the parties have been communicating for 4 or 5 weeks now. The source that Digital Trends has been speaking to said that WhatsApp has been "playing hardball” and managed to up the acquisition price to nearly $1 billion. On today's SiliconAngle morning NewsDesk show with Kristin Feledy, contributing editor John Casaretto provides his breaking analysis on the pending deal: “It seems like the market is set by this whole Instagram purchase a year ago by Facebook, that seems kinda be like the role they were playing. WhatsApp has... more »
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is holding its 46th meeting in Beijing this week in order to discuss the implementation of thousands of new gTLDs, or Generic Top Level Domains, across the internet. But while tech giants like Cisco, Google, Microsoft and Oracle are all likely to be assigned their own gTLDs ending in .cisco, .google, .microsoft and .oracle, another big internet player looks likely to miss out on the action. SiliconANGLE has learned that Amazon is facing the prospect of being refused ownership of the .amazon domain, despite being the only company to bid for that... more »
"This is the day the industry changed. This is the day where servers took a step forward." Dave Donatelli, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking for the Enterprise Business at HP made no bones about his company's newly revealed server, the Moonshot 1500, when he stopped by theCube to talk about the launch with show hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante. HP is changing the server game with the HP Moonshot 1500 announcement today. In 1989 HP launched the X86-based server, which is still the largest used server to date. HP is eating effectively eating their... more »
Dataguise has introduced the newest version of data protection that enhances the field-level encryption for Apache Hadoop database. Designed for HadoopT v4.3, this is one of its only kind solutions that provide both masking and selective encryption for sensitive data in major Hadoop distributions. With enhanced capabilities, DG for Hadoop 4.3 makes use of the traditional Dataguise "masking" capability across single or multiple Hadoop clusters to camouflage sensitive data. In addition to high-end data masking capabilities, the new version delivers expanded capabilities like contextual-based search to identify sensitive data in unstructured files, simplified management with automatic notifications and detailed audit reporting... more »
A Big Day For Microsoft After eleven long years of success, Microsoft will finally stop supporting Windows XP. In exactly one year from today, technical support and updates for the OS will go offline, and Microsoft is warning companies to take this next year to begin migrating their systems to Windows 7. Though many have seen this day coming for a while, Microsoft says that fewer than half of all large organizations have made the transition, and some sources say that fewer than one-in-four companies are fully transitioned. Though there’s many reasons why companies have not already switched to Windows 7, business costs... more »
Last month news that Microsoft’s next-generation console will pack three times processing power as the 360 sent ripples through the gaming community. Now the Xbox 720 is back in limelight, but this time gamers have no reason to celebrate. Unnamed sources familiar with familiar with Durango, the internal codename for the work-in-progress console, told gaming blog Kotau that the console will require an active internet connection to be used. “If there isn't a connection, no games or apps can be started,” one tipster was quoted as saying. “If the connection is interrupted then after a period of time--currently three minutes, if I... more »
Amazon has upgraded its Cloud Drive and introduced a desktop drive version that allows users to sync their Cloud Drive with the desktop app. Useful for both PC and Mac users, this Cloud Drive app creates a folder on your desktop and instantly syncs all the files you put in it. And, if you have the app on multiple devices, it’ll sync your files across all those devices. If this rings some bells, you’re right as this is exactly the way Dropbox service works. Just like Dropbox, Amazon Cloud drive creates a local folder on your system, PC or Mac, which... more »
Mobile phones have become ubiquitous for the on-the-go-user as well as the on-the-go gamer, and as a result developers have been aiming for iOS and Android to give them an “in” to the market of all these people with computers in their pockets. When it comes to monetizing apps, developers want to be able to get money from people with as little fuss as possible and that’s where in-app payment processor Fortumo comes in. Most in-app purchases have been handled through marketplaces delivered by phone OS (Google for Android and Apple for iOS) but not everyone has easy access to credit... more »