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Rejoice Women in Science During Ada Lovelace Day with Wikipedia ‘Edit-a-Thons’

Rejoice Women in Science During Ada Lovelace Day with Wikipedia ‘Edit-a-Thons’

Today marks the Ada Lovelace Day, a tribute to the British Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, known as Ada Lovelace, and recognized for being the first person to create an algorithm intended to be processed by a machine, that is, the first computer programmer in history. The celebration aims to highlight women who have contributed to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Initiated five years ago, the Ada Lovelace Day is about sharing stories and raising the achievements of women in STEM. Are you interested in doing something special for Ada Lovelace day? How about spending some... more »
Ex-Valve Engineer Launches Kickstarter for CastAR, Augmented Reality Glasses

Ex-Valve Engineer Launches Kickstarter for CastAR, Augmented Reality Glasses

It is true that there are many augmented reality projects, but the question is: do any advanced, practical augmented reality platforms exist today? The answer may be CastAR, a platform developed by none other than Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, two former Valve developers. Valve has never hidden its intention to seek to create new game controllers, the proof is with the recently unveiled Steam Controller, touchpads and SteamOS. At the beginning of the year, Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, started working on the creation of a prototype augmented reality system for Valve. The project did not please Valve, and it... more »
Automating Complexity : The Opportunity in the Challenge for Network Automation

Automating Complexity : The Opportunity in the Challenge for Network Automation

Network Automation is helping companies bridge the IT complexity gap with the latest iteration of its flagship business process automation suite, which was first launched in 2004. The foundation of the product family, AutoMate 10, introduces a streamlined interface and support for over a dozen additional technologies. AutoMate includes an “Action Library” of more than 600 functions for creating and managing processes. The company says that its software lets users automate tasks without having to write custom scripts that don’t scale well and force admins to spend an unnecessary amount of time on maintenance. Version 10 of the solution adds event monitoring... more »
Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating the Feminine Genius

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating the Feminine Genius

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) is often considered the first programmer in the world. For five years, the initiative of Ada Lovelace Day has offered to share the stories of women and recognize their contributions in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Every year around October 15, Ada Lovelace Day is celebrated through events organized around the world. Augusta Ada Byron, better known as the Countess of Lovelace, daughter of poet Lord Byron and born in England in the nineteenth century, had its name remembered throughout all this time to have succeeded in creating the first computer program in the world.... more »
NoSQL Market Snapshot: Past, Present, and Future

NoSQL Market Snapshot: Past, Present, and Future

As long as there have been computers, data storage and access has been an issue. At the height of the so-called "Web 2.0" era, SQL databases were the talk of the town. The LAMP stack (Linux Apache MySQL and PHP) was the savior of dynamic websites around the world. Even today, MySQL and other SQL databases still play an important role, but there is also another option, particularly for high volume, high traffic websites. It is called NoSQL. Over the past few years, NoSQL has gained significant traction and has become the database type of choice for many organizations. As the... more »
6 Mobile Security Solutions for BYOD

6 Mobile Security Solutions for BYOD

The BYOD movement is only going to gain in prominence as device manufacturers continue to deliver more powerful mobile devices, and individuals continue to bring their own smartphones and tablets to work.  Though this is good news for employees, this still poses a huge security problem for the enterprise. IT administrators are up to their necks juggling mobile security solutions and infrastructure support to enable to BYOD movement, and there's a slew of third party solutions looking to close the gap on IT and BYOD to smooth this rather abrupt transition into the mobile era. So let’s look at some of the... more »
Nike Unveils New FuelBand SE for Self-Trackers : More Colors + Power

Nike Unveils New FuelBand SE for Self-Trackers : More Colors + Power

Have you seen Nike's new FuelBand?  Is Fitbit aiming to dominate the fitness tracking business?  Find out more with this week’s Quantified Self roundup. Nike FuelBand SE Unveiled Nike is holding an event in New York today, where it has unveiled the next version of its popular fitness tracking band, the Nike FuelBand SE.  So what's new with the device? The FuelBand SE still features the same form factor, the same LED lights, and a single button. Nothing much has changed, but at least now, consumers have more neon colors to choose from. This is quite surprising that Nike didn't come up with an... more »
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CEOs Pessimistic About Internet of Things, Study Shows

Upper management still doesn’t get connected devices, a new survey by Gartner asserts. The research firm found that the majority of CEOs dismiss the potentially massive impact of smart machines on business as mere hype. Asked about the prospect of the Internet of Things absorbing millions of jobs over the next 15 years, 60 percent of the respondents deemed it a “"futurist fantasy.” Kenneth Brant, a research director at Gartner, commented on the results: "Most business and thought leaders underestimate the potential of smart machines to take over millions of middle-class jobs in the coming decades. Job destruction will happen at a... more »
Microsoft Jumps into Phablet Craze with New Software

Microsoft Jumps into Phablet Craze with New Software

Microsoft is upgrading its Windows Phone operating system to support phablets, smartphone-tablet hybrids with a screen size ranging between five and seven inches. The update will also introduce a number of usability enhancements, including a “driving mode” that notifies callers if the user is too busy to respond immediately. Windows Phone Update 3, as it's known officially, will roll out to developers tomorrow and to customers in the coming months. The platform features a bigger start menu that supports an additional row of tiles to accommodate devices with screens as large as six inches. Other additions include the ability to bind... more »
For Drivers, Developers + Phablets : Windows Phone 8 Update Highlights

For Drivers, Developers + Phablets : Windows Phone 8 Update Highlights

News: Microsoft has released information about its much awaited update for Windows Phone.  Nope, it’s not going to be called Windows Phone 8.1 -- it’s not following in the steps of Windows 8.  It will, in fact, sport a much lengthier nomenclature.  The update is called Windows Phone 8.1 Upgrade 3.  It is a mouthful, but the features may be worth the trouble. Windows Phone 8 Upgrade 3 Highlights . So what does Window Phone 8 Upgrade 3 have to offer? . For phones and phablets This update is certainly noteworthy, since the platform will now cater to devices with small or bigger screens. The update... more »

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