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Slimmest Portable Speaker, Smallest GPS Tracker + More

Slimmest Portable Speaker, Smallest GPS Tracker + More

This week’s #SmartDevice roundup features the market's self-proclaimed slimmest Hi-Def Bluetooth speaker, an Indiegogo project that aims to keep all your valuables in check, and a water bottle that lets you know if you’re not drinking enough H2O. DASH7   It seems the best travel speakers are bulky, and the most portable deliver poor sound quality.  Is there nothing that reaches a happy medium?  If you’re still looking for a really good portable speaker that can still fit in your pocket, you may be interested in the DASH7. DASH7 is a flat,  ¾ inch-high, wireless pocket-portable Bluetooth soundbar and speakerphone with huge omnidirectional sound.  It... more »
ScareMail: The Ultimate Plan To Overwhlem The NSA

ScareMail: The Ultimate Plan To Overwhlem The NSA

More than a few people were unhappy to learn about the NSA's massive surveillance infrastructure, and within days of Ed Snowden's first leaks we learned all kinds of hints and tricks to avoid its digital dragnet. But even with software like the Tor web browser and search engines like DuckDuckGo that claims not to track its users, it's almost impossible to stay completely off the radar, so is there anything else that could be done? Well, there is if you listen to university graduate and artist Benjamin Grosser, who's developed a new browser extension for Gmail that aims to wage war... more »
Twitter for Non-Humans : TV is Just the Beginning

Twitter for Non-Humans : TV is Just the Beginning

Twitter may have found the perfect partner for TV domination with Comcast, launching a Twitter Command to watch or record a show just by tweeting.  Such non-verbal commands are the perfect way for Twitter to develop user services around its platform, connecting it with third party services to be controlled through the most widely used microblog on the planet. Expanding beyond the TV industry would establish Twitter as a key component of the very infrastructure supporting the Industrial Internet movement, where machines talk to each other and basic coding puts humans in a position of power.  Though code has become a... more »
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GE Augments Industrial Internet with New Solutions, Partners

For GE, the path to the Industrial Internet goes through the predictive analytics market, layering Services atop the complex machines powering the movement. At this week’s Minds+Machines summit in Chicago, the conglomerate bolstered its networked machinery management system with 14 new predictive solutions, bringing the total number of technologies available on the platform to 24. Dubbed Predix, the software is billed as an integrated framework for unlocking the value of connected devices, from mobile devices to jet engines. This week's additions augment Predix with industry-specific asset and operations optimization functions, including the HoF SimSuite cloud service for healthcare providers and the Field360... more »
Protect Against "Silicon Valley Syndrome" With Cool Gadgets & Health Tips

Protect Against "Silicon Valley Syndrome" With Cool Gadgets & Health Tips

Experiencing back pains?  A knot in your neck that never seems to go away?  Eye strain?  Is there something wrong with your spine or is it just because you’re spending hours on end with your back stooped while using your tablet or smartphone? According to a survey by posture app company LUMO BodyTechm, dozens of people are experiencing what's called “Silicon Valley Syndrome,” which is manifested by eye strain, back pain and neck pain.  The survey revealed that 60 percent of Americans report having had health problems as a result of their use of technology or sitting at a desk. Thirty-six percent... more »
What's in Store for the Future of SDN? |#ONUGFall2013

What's in Store for the Future of SDN? |#ONUGFall2013

The ONUG event (Open Networking Users Group) for Fall 2013 is all set for October 29 and 30, bringing together a range of organizations and individuals interested in the world of networking.  The sector has undergone quite a transformation in recent years, largely due to software.  Virtualization is impacting every layer of the stack, and software-defined networking is making this space smarter and more efficient. Event details   Hosted by JPMorgan Chase at their New York headquarters, day one of the two-day event will focus on the new ONUG Academy, which is all about tutorials and workshops open to the industry.  Day two is all... more »
The ObamaCare Website - The Biggest Tech Gaggle Ever?

The ObamaCare Website - The Biggest Tech Gaggle Ever?

Despite the quiet here on this subject thus far at SiliconANGLE we have been keeping our eyes on what is possibly the biggest tech topic happening in the news right now.  The issue at hand is the launch of ObamaCare online.  It’s a hot topic that is philosophically dividing the country right now along political lines, along socio-economic lines, along just about every line there is to be divided over, many Thanksgivings could get cancelled over this (there’s also this big government shutdown) – it’s that contentious.  Regardless of the variety of places to hear whatever facts and justification align... more »
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FalconStor Improves Cloud Support with Software Refresh

Disk-based data protection specialist FalconStor has unveiled the latest versions of its Continuous Data Protector backup solution and Network Storage Server business continuity platform. Featuring the company’s new RecoverTrac 2.7 DR automation function, the solutions simplify data migration to and from the cloud while providing tighter integration with VMware environments. In addition to supporting VMware vSphere Storage APIs or VAAI, NSS 7.5 features a configuration tool that aims to accelerate the deployment of stretched clusters and help admins increase data availability. Other additions include the ability to set specific encryption formats for different data types, and an enhanced continuous protection journal that... more »
Blackhole Malware Creator "Paunch" Arrested in Russia

Blackhole Malware Creator "Paunch" Arrested in Russia

It's been reported that Russian authorities have arrested the individual believed to be responsible for the notorious "Blackhole" malware that's widely used by cybercriminals around the world to infect PCs. The arrest of a "high-level suspected cyber criminal," was later confirmed by Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, though it did not provide further details. “I know it is true, we got some information, but I cannot say anymore,” said Troels Oerting, head of the European Cybercrime Centre at Europol, in an interview with TechWeekEurope, reports IBTimes UK. The arrest was confirmed in a separate report by Reuters, which was told... more »
Report: Russia's CyberCrime Market Hits $1.9 Billion

Report: Russia's CyberCrime Market Hits $1.9 Billion

It’s cyber security month, and if you weren’t following that and the news that cyber security organizations are being attacked at an extremely high rate this month, well another alarming cyber crime report become public today.  Following  yesterday’s “Cost of CyberCrime” report from the Ponemon Institute and HP, Group-IB released its own annual report this time it illustrates how the Russian Cybercrime industry has reached $1.9 Billion dollars.  The research in this report known as “Market of high-tech crimes:” status and trends of 2013” was released through the news agency RIA Novosti.  Group-IB is a global Cyber Security company based... more »

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