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Manage All Your Smart Home Apps with One Hub + More

Manage All Your Smart Home Apps with One Hub + More

This week’s SmartHome roundup features a hub that controls all your smart home solutions, a way to turn any surface into touchscreen, and a smart lock that works even without a smartphone. Revolv Hub   Most home automation solutions come with their own control centers, and most smart devices come with their own apps, allowing you to control your home even when you’re out.  But if you have more than one solution in place, it can be daunting to keep tab of all of them. Revolv aims to solve this home automation chaos with a simple hub.  The Revolv Hub doesn’t require an ethernet... more »
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3 Ways to Keep the Environment Free of Electronic Clutter

As more new smartphones, laptops, computers, tablets, TVs make their way to consumers’s hands, there’s one question that is most often overlooked.  What happens to the old devices?  Well, that depends on the user.  One can toss it, frame it for display in their tech collection, sell it cheap, or just put it in a drawer to be forgotten for years. You may not think about it, but these tech gadgets often become trash and just like anything on earth, there’s a proper way to dispose of them.  It shouldn’t just be carelessly thrown in the garbage because it could be... more »
Ellison Keynote Highlights : Oracle's Answer to SAP HANA + More

Ellison Keynote Highlights : Oracle's Answer to SAP HANA + More

At Oracle OpenWorld 2013, the annual event that kicked off yesterday in San Francisco, California, CEO Larry Ellison revealed details on the long-awaited in-memory offering, an update that received its fair share of hype in recent weeks (read our original coverage here, see highlights below). “Virtually every existing application that runs on top of the Oracle database will run dramatically faster by simply turning on the new In-Memory feature. Our customers don’t have to make any changes to their applications whatsoever; they simply flip on the in-memory switch, and the Oracle database immediately starts scanning data at a rate of billions or... more »
How CFOs are Evolving into Data-Driven Roles + Making Friends with CIOs

How CFOs are Evolving into Data-Driven Roles + Making Friends with CIOs

Gone are the days when Chief Financial Officers only deal with the money side of the business.  Now, their influence is growing and they are becoming more and more important in making decisions, not only those that involve the use of money, but are now considered as corporate catalysts taking a lead role in a company’s strategic decision-making process. According to a “CFO as Corporate Catalyst” infographic based on the recently published report by Longitude Research commissioned by Oracle and Accenture, over the past three years, 70 percent of CFOs have shown significant influence in business transformation and setting strategies.  The reason behind... more »
Live from Oracle OpenWorld : Exclusive Interviews + Analysis @ theCUBE

Live from Oracle OpenWorld : Exclusive Interviews + Analysis @ theCUBE

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison revealed some key details regarding his company's plans to enhance cloud offerings during last night's keynote from the annual OpenWorld conference, kicking off four days of festivities around Oracle's fresh future.  Setting the stage for Oracle's position in an industry-wide transition to IaaS laced with cloud-driven solutions, Ellison unveiled the lofty goals behind his In-Memory option for 12c Database, one of several ways Oracle hopes to make good on its 2010 acquisition of Sun Microsystems (read our earlier coverage here). Ellison's keynote addresses one of the looming questions we'll be exploring during our live coverage of Oracle OpenWorld,... more »
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New iPhones Sell 9M in 3 Days : iOS 7 Tutorial + 5 Places to Trade Old iPhone

I'm sure all of the Apple-fanboys will be happy to hear that the first week iPhone 5c and 5s sales numbers are in, setting a new record for opening weekend with over nine million devices sold. That beats out the iPhone 5's opening weekend sales of five million, though this year's launch features two devices and more countries with immediate access to the new iPhones.  One mystery remains -- which new iPhone sold better, the 5c or 5s?  Apple's not providing a model-specific breakdown of the weekend's nine million peak, but the combined sales beat analyst expectations, which estimated Apple... more »
Apple's TV Update Backfires: Some Devices Unusable

Apple's TV Update Backfires: Some Devices Unusable

On Friday, as fanbois lined up waiting to get their new iPhones, other less fortunate, new-iPhone-less Apple-ites were at home busily updating their Apple TVs to the latest software version. Unfortunately, just like the new iOS 7 and its Touch ID feature, Apple TV 6.0 is as buggy as hell. Thousands of Apple telly addicts were quick to update their set-top boxes to the latest version the moment it was made available, as it promised to deliver exciting new features like iTunes Radio, AirPlay from iCloud, iCloud Photos and Videos, the iTunes Music Store, and conference room mode. Though the update delivers... more »
Larry Ellison Keynote: In-Memory Option For 12c Database Unveiled @ #oow13

Larry Ellison Keynote: In-Memory Option For 12c Database Unveiled @ #oow13

In his keynote speech marking the opening of the annual Oracle OpenWorld event, company chief Larry Ellision laid out his plans to dominate the burgeoning in-memory computing sector with a new option for its flagship 12c database software, together with a clutch of new products designed to speed up data flows across the web and corporate data centers. Simply called the "In-memory option", Oracle's latest upgrade to its database product delivers "ungodly" improvements to performance, claimed Ellison during his keynote. The In-memory option is designed to target both transactional and analytical workloads, and is being introduced alongside two new hardware products... more »
LinkedIn Accused of Hacking User's Emails To "Grow Its Own Network"

LinkedIn Accused of Hacking User's Emails To "Grow Its Own Network"

The professional social networking site LinkedIn is being sued by its customers for apparently hacking into their email accounts in order to hunt for contacts in their address books, a report in Bloomberg claims. According to the complaint, LinkedIn does so in order to bombard those contacts with promotional emails aimed at growing the website's user base. The complaint reads: "As a part of its effort to acquire new users, LinkedIn sends multiple emails endorsing its products, services, and brand to potential new users. LinkedIn's sending of multiple emails to each address that it has harvested is driven by monetary gain." According to... more »
BBM For iOS and Android On Hold as BlackBerry Continues to Crumble

BBM For iOS and Android On Hold as BlackBerry Continues to Crumble

Legions of Android and iOS users were delighted to find the BlackBerry Messenger app in their respective app stores earlier this month, but unfortunately for them, the app has now been pulled on both platforms with BlackBerry claiming that BBM isn't actually ready to use. It was previously announced that the Android BBM app would be available on September 21, with the iOS version's release data penned for September 22, only for the latter version to be released prematurely.  Before the official release of BBM for Android, an earlier release of the app also made its way online.  The unreleased version... more »

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