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Newest Electric Vehicles : Smart Cars to Personal Transporters

Newest Electric Vehicles : Smart Cars to Personal Transporters

This week’s SmartCar roundup features Mazda’s new connectivity system, Toyota’s concept electric car design, and two new personal transporters. Mazda Connect   Mazda 3s set to go on sale this autumn will feature the car maker's next-generation automobile connectivity system, dubbed Mazda Connect. Mazda Connect aims to foster a deeper relationship between the driver and the car, thanks to its Human Machine Interface (HMI) based on its unique Heads-Up Cockpit concept.  Mazda Connect enables the use of a variety of web apps and services, such as Aha, by linking with your smartphone.  The in-vehicle software can be updated to support additional functions and evolving smartphone... more »
Cloudera Wants to Build the "iPhone of Big Data" | #splunkconf

Cloudera Wants to Build the "iPhone of Big Data" | #splunkconf

Amr Awadallah, the CTO at Cloudera, discussed Big Data trends, the industry's maturity level in this sector, and the company's partnership with Splunk with theCUBE co-hosts, John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at Splunk .conf 2013. Commenting on the current state of the Big Data industry, Awadallah said "maturity and enterprise readiness are very important." He explained customers often ask them to focus more on stability, reliability, all the things that enterprises need, and less on innovating and adding new features to the platform. He added that, over the next year, the company will focus of "the rigor of how we... more »
FBI Busts Silk Road Operation and Its Operator - Dread Pirate Roberts

FBI Busts Silk Road Operation and Its Operator - Dread Pirate Roberts

This story has everything - Hitmen, Bitcoins, Drugs - it's like a chapter out of the Walter White book.  The Silk Road is gone - busted by the FBI and shut down in a significant operation that was announced by the agency today.  If you don't know what Silk Road is, that's okay, the online marketplace had gained notoriety for its mere existence within a rarely seen part of the internet.  This "Amazon" of the underworld was a place where drugs, guns and other illegal items could be purchased, the transactions often include the use of bitcoins, digital currency that... more »
Red Hat Updates RHEL 5 with Expanded Third Party Support

Red Hat Updates RHEL 5 with Expanded Third Party Support

Reiterating its commitment to support Linux distributions for at least 10 years, Red Hat has rolled out a new version of Enterprise Linux 5. First released in 2007, the operating system will receive regular updates through March 31, 2017 and until 2020 with Extended Upgrade Support. The latest RHEL 5.10 release ships with MySQL 5.5 and the Red Hat Support Tool, a utility that automates problem diagnosis and provides console access to online customer resources. Also included in the platform is an updated version of the OpenSCAP security configuration solution, and new system functions for managing subscriptions. Other minor improvements include support... more »
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The Storage Holy Grail: Decoupling Performance from Capacity

Virtualization has been the biggest trend in data centers over the last 10 years, resulting in enormous cost savings and increased operational efficiencies.  But as more applications become virtualized, many companies are experiencing an interesting and discouraging trend – a decrease in application performance.  The root cause of this problem is commonly being tracked back to a single source, the storage infrastructure.   In fact, internal estimates at one of the largest virtualization vendors indicate that over 70% of application performance support calls are tied to storage related issues. I/O bottlenecks in primary storage can add significant latency to virtual applications, resulting... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 October 2nd: Feds Raid Silk Road and Arrest ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’, Bitcoin Dark Wallet, ZeroAccess Mining Botnet Shut Down

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 October 2nd: Feds Raid Silk Road and Arrest ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’, Bitcoin Dark Wallet, ZeroAccess Mining Botnet Shut Down

It's an exciting week for Bitcoin: Wallets, and botnets, and even pirates await cryptocurrency enthusiasts on the rolling high seas of the Internet. The biggest news for today is the FBI raid and shutdown of the online black market Silk Road—including the apparent confiscation of almost 26,000 BTC from a man alleged to be the infamous “Dread Pirate Roberts.” The creator of the 3D-printed gun “Liberator” has come out with an announcement about a new type of Bitcoin wallet. And, Symantec shut down ZeroAccess, a giant botnet geared to do Bitcoin mining. Feds raid Silk Road, confiscate $3.6 million in bitcoins Infamous online... more »
Cisco Partners with PT to Expand Smart Cities Initiative into New Market

Cisco Partners with PT to Expand Smart Cities Initiative into New Market

IBM and Cisco have a lot in common. Besides dominating their respective markets, the tech juggernauts are also both working to make smart cities a reality across the globe. Just this week, the networking giant entered into a strategic partnership with Portugal Telecom to deliver new Smart+Connected solutions across Europe, Latin America and Africa. As part of the three-year initiative, Cisco will collaborate with PT’s IT services division and partner ecosystem to establish public Smart Work Centers with secure WiFi, readily-available collaboration software and business services such as reception, catering and daycare. The centers will enable employers to better support mobile... more »
Former Rackspace Exec Departs to Codero Hosting as COO

Former Rackspace Exec Departs to Codero Hosting as COO

The halls at Rackspace must be feeling quite different lately as another, actually a fifth former senior executive has left the company to join Austin-Lenexa based Codero Hosting in the last year.  The latest is Robert Autenrieth, who as announced today joins Codero as COO and Vice President, Technical Operations and Support.  He had previously served as Vice President of Global Support Operations at Rackspace.  His role at Codero will include managing Codero’s 24/7/365 customer support, data center operations and technical operations teams.  He is also managing the company’s data center strategy from design to execution.  This is a critical... more »
Microsoft Warns of Critical Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Microsoft Warns of Critical Internet Explorer Vulnerability

A vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer - knowledge of which was first made public last month - has finally been released into the wild, leading to concerns that attacks based on the exploit may increase substantially. Microsoft says that the vulnerability affects all versions of IE, including the most recent release, IE 11. The company noted in an advisory that it was aware of a small number of targeted attacks that had been carried out against IE 8 and IE 9 previously, but warns that the situation may have already changed. The concern is that the release of a module for the Metasploit... more »
Automating Apps and Users : iOS 7 Developers Gain Perks + Pitfalls

Automating Apps and Users : iOS 7 Developers Gain Perks + Pitfalls

When Apple announced that iOS 7 would support automatic background updating of apps, there were some perks that immediately became apparent. The concept of auto-updating apps is a no-brainer at first glance: you don't have to worry about keeping all your iOS apps up-to-date, letting the refreshed iOS 7 handle it in the background. The upside is that you'll always have the latest version of the app, and you didn't have to exit out your game of Candy Crush to do so. But the promise of automation has its own kinks to work out, especially when we're talking about the largely unexplored... more »

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