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iPhone 5s M7 Chip Could Improve Apple Maps App : Beyond Fitness Tracking

iPhone 5s M7 Chip Could Improve Apple Maps App : Beyond Fitness Tracking

This week’s SmartCar roundup features Apple’s new M7 chip, Nissan’s Safety Shield system, and a smart car that does away with doors, windows, and a roof in favor of a skateboard. The M7 chip   The new iPhone 5s comes with a coprocessor dubbed the M7.  It manages the device's motion sensors, making the iPhone 5s probably the best device for fitness and health enthusiasts who do not want to purchase additional trackers.  But according to sources, the M7 may not only play a huge role as a fitness tracker, but also in improving Apple’s Maps app and helping people find their cars. “Sources... more »
3 Ways to Learn OpenStack : Training Marketplace Opens Doors to High-Paying Jobs

3 Ways to Learn OpenStack : Training Marketplace Opens Doors to High-Paying Jobs

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is a hot commodity right now, as we move to an era of Big Data, cloud computing, scaling, and virtualization.  Helping legacy organizations and disruptive startups transition successfully into this new era are open source communities, contributing the software and brain power to expedite progress and products.  OpenStack, the joint initiative started by Rackspace and NASA, has emerged as a prominent open source community, garnering support and becoming indispensable across the industry. Knowing your way around OpenStack could even help you in the job market.  The average cloud engineer salary is at $97,000 but an OpenStack cloud engineer’s salary... more »
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Audience Audit’s Susan Baier on Attitudinal Segmentation | #tcc13

Susan Baier is the owner of Audience Audit, a research firm that specializes in attitudinal segmentation. Baier stopped by theCube at the recently concluded Tableau Customer Conference to explain what it is her company does and how Tableau’s software helped her boost the bottom line. Baier is a marketing veteran with over 25 years of experience in brand management and strategic planning. She founded Audience Audit with the goal of providing marketers with the information they need to make effective decisions. Historically, marketing professionals resorted to gut feeling and market segmentation for decision making. The latter technique involves dividing a target audience... more »
Symantec Uncovers "Hidden Lynx", Professional Hackers for Hire

Symantec Uncovers "Hidden Lynx", Professional Hackers for Hire

Symantec claims to have uncovered a group of professional hackers for hire that were been responsible for some of the most infamous cyber attacks directed at government agencies over the past few years. Dubbed "Hidden Lynx", taken from the string that was found in its command and control server communications, Symantec stated that key characteristics of this group includes its technical prowess, agility, organized, sheer resourcefulness, and patience. “They are the pioneers of the “watering hole” technique used to ambush targets, they have early access to zero-day vulnerabilities, and they have the tenacity and patience of an intelligent hunter to compromise the... more »
Still Waiting To Upgrade To iOS7? Here's What You're Missing...

Still Waiting To Upgrade To iOS7? Here's What You're Missing...

The latest version of Apple’s mobile platform is rolling out today.  Millions of people around the world will be upgrading their iOS devices, so don’t expect it to be very easy to install iOS 7.  Apple will be “pulsing” the release of iOS 7 in stages, so as not to overload their servers. If you can’t wait to find out what the new iOS has in store for you, these are just some (actually quite a lot) of the changes you’ll notice: The lock screen now lacks the familiar bars at the top and bottom where you see the time and the... more »
Can Nate Silver's Data Culture Lead Us Out of the NSA + Public Data Scare?

Can Nate Silver's Data Culture Lead Us Out of the NSA + Public Data Scare?

Oh hey, the National Security Agency (NSA) is snooping around all of your financial information too. Or are they? We already knew they could read your e-mail and listen to your phone calls, but according to the German magazine Spiegel, citing new details from the Edward Snowden files, reported yesterday that an NSA program called Follow the Money tracks records of international payments, banking, and credit-card transactions. But wait, not so fast, says SiliconANGLE's own Mike Wheatley. The NSA storyline is one that has a lot of scare tactics involved, but that's not equivalent to topic being covered being a confirmed... more »
NSA Keeps Its Hands Clean, Buys Zero-Day Vulnerabilities From French Firm Vupen

NSA Keeps Its Hands Clean, Buys Zero-Day Vulnerabilities From French Firm Vupen

So it seems the NSA doesn't do all of its own dirty work after all. On occasion, it's also prepared to stump up a fair bit of cash to get its hands on so-called 'zero-day vulnerabilities" (previously unknown bigs) that it can use to attack computer systems, according to a new freedom-of-information request. The request was made by the public records service MuckRock, and shows that the NSA took out a contract with a notorious French company called Vupen that specializes in finding zero-day flaws in software and computer systems. Once a vulnerability has been discovered, Vupen then develops exploits and... more »
Will the Smartphone Survive the Internet of Things?

Will the Smartphone Survive the Internet of Things?

The smartphone has been around for a few years now.  Long enough for Apple to go two years without releasing a new iPhone, still managing an impressive dominance over the market.  But the Internet of Things has taken over.  That is, the future is here.  The connected world is bigger than the smartphone, having already embraced tablets, phablets, fitbits and the Xbox One.  Digital crafters have DIY-ed the Internet, sprouting a hyper-excited wistfulness for tomorrow’s wearable tech.  Crowdfunding, 3D printing and Amazon have blown the gadget market wide open, stitching in a sensor and pairing up an app. So is there... more »
Google's Secret Plan To Ditch Cookies & Track EVERYONE With AdIDs

Google's Secret Plan To Ditch Cookies & Track EVERYONE With AdIDs

When it comes to online advertising firms, they don't get much bigger than Google. And so when Google decides that it's going to make fundamental changes to the way netizens are tracked online, the repercussions of that move are going to be felt far and wide – with one possible ramification being that it'll become almost impossible to hide your browsing activity online, especially if Google goes ahead with its reported plan to ditch third-party cookies as its primary method of identifying consumers in favor of newer, smarter tracking technology. The problem with cookies is that many people know about them,... more »
HP Launches New Security Services from HP Protect 2013

HP Launches New Security Services from HP Protect 2013

“Security for the new reality” - that's HP's theme at this week's HP Protect 2013 event in Washington D.C. We took a look at the leading product announcements to come of the event, but there are a number of security services that were announced as well. Now many people want to just buy something out of the box and run with it, and HP's numerous security products are designed to be easy to implement and easy to use. However, this is the enterprise we're talking about here. That means a whole world of complexities when it comes to security. Again,... more »

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