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Death of Windows XP Can't Come Soon Enough for HP

Death of Windows XP Can't Come Soon Enough for HP

When a service or product is nearing its end, people are often bummed about it.  But that's not so in the case of Hewlett-Packard, which is getting pretty psyched up about one Microsoft product that's soon to be retired.  For HP, the death of Windows XP can't come soon enough... Microsoft announced that by April 8, 2014, the company will no longer support Windows XP and Office 2003.  These products will still function, but users will no longer be able to receive updates and bug fixes.  Because of that, most people will likely decide to install new Microsoft products, or better... more »
Software Needs to be Re-Written From Scratch, In a Cloud Way  #HPDiscover

Software Needs to be Re-Written From Scratch, In a Cloud Way #HPDiscover

TheCube co-hosts John Furrier and Jeff Frick managed to get hold of Bruce Trevarthen in Las Vegas, as they were all attending the HP Discover 2013 event. Bruce Trevarthen is the Managing Director of theCloud, and he was invited to speak more about the cloud, IaaS and Hewlett-Packard technology. TheCloud is an infrastructure as service provider built in New Zealand, for NZ companies, and any service they take to market has a certain in-country flavor to it. As Cloud services can be bought globally now, the company's strategy and focus was on automation, and the in-country services themselves. Developed in 2008,... more »
HP’s HAVEn Big Data Platform but Faces Significant Challenges

HP’s HAVEn Big Data Platform but Faces Significant Challenges

At HP Discover 2013 this week in Las Vegas, HP has announced an interesting Big Data platform called HAVEn for Hadoop, Autonomy, Vertica, Enterprise Security, and the “number” of Big Data applications that can be built on it. Made up mostly of existing products, it promises to provide a unified framework, improving the ability of the products to connect and interoperate, writes Jeff Kelly in his latest Wikibon Professional Alert, “HP Unifies Big Data Assets in HAVEn Platform”. It includes more than 700 connectors to feed structured, multi-structured, and unstructured data, from internal data warehouses and machine-generated data to social... more »
LenovoEMC Repackages Iomega Lineup to Boost Partnership

LenovoEMC Repackages Iomega Lineup to Boost Partnership

LenovoEMC, a joint venture between the Chinese consumer tech giant and the Hopkinton, MA-based storage solutions provider, sacked the Iomega brand in an effort to “emphasize” the two companies’ partnership. The announcement coincides with the news that Acronis will provide PC backup for select Lenovo products. As a part of the identify transformation, the StoreCenter network-attached storage (NAS) solutions have been rebranded as Lenovo Iomega and Lenovo EMC respectively. The firm’s Iomega social media software is now labeled as LenovoEMC. According to a release, Iomega sold more than 430 million digital storage devices and disk solutions to date. Joel Schwartz, senior vice... more »
MacBook Air Sacrifices Retina Display For Longer Battery Life

MacBook Air Sacrifices Retina Display For Longer Battery Life

Those wanting to see new Apple products at the WWDC 2013 were not disappointed when the fruity company revealed two new MacBook Airs and a preview of the new Mac Pro. The New 11-Inch & 13-Inch MacBook Air   The MacBook Air now comes in two sizes: 11-inches and 13-inches, priced at $999 and $1,099 respectively.  Both feature a 1.3GHz dual-core Intel i5 or 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB or 8GB memory, up to 512GB flash storage, and a Intel HD Graphics 5000 graphics card. In addition, the MacNooks come with two USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt port, 802.11 ac WiFi, Bluetooth... more »
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iRadio vs Pandora vs Spotify : Music Streaming Showdown

Apple unveiled iTunes Radio this week, a free Internet radio service, that, as Apple puts it, “features over 200 stations and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store, combined with features only iTunes can deliver,” at the WWDC 2013. Though it’s officially   called iTunes Radio, we’ll be calling it iRadio in this comparison piece because the original name is a mouthful.  And yes, we’ll be comparing iRadio to other services to see if it can disrupt the music streaming service market. Features iRadio: Music discovery based on previous song choices, purchases, and songs related to previous choices, Featured Station curated by... more »
Civil Liberty Groups Team Up Against PRISM

Civil Liberty Groups Team Up Against PRISM

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), reddit, Mozilla, FreedomWorks, and the American Civil Liberties Union have joined an 86-strong coalition of civil liberties organizations and Internet companies that oppose the NSA’s recently exposed data gathering operation. SiliconAngle’s Mike Wheatley called PRISM a “massive, warrantless government surveillance program.” The coalition went a step further and denounced PRISM as illegal in an open letter sent to Congress. Here’s the relevant snippet: “This type of blanket data collection by the government strikes at bedrock American values of freedom and privacy. This dragnet surveillance violates the First and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, which protect citizens’... more »
LIVE: Zuckerberg Tells Angry Investors He's Actively Thinking Up Money-Making Ideas

LIVE: Zuckerberg Tells Angry Investors He's Actively Thinking Up Money-Making Ideas

Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Wednesday June 12, 2013.  (See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand.) Facebook’s first annual Shareholder’s Meeting took place yesterday and tensions were running high.  Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg faced his shareholders for the first time yesterday, and not everyone's thrilled with how the young CEO has navigated Facebook's IPO.  Facebook's stock is nearly 40 percent lower than the price of last year's initial public offering, leaving Zuckerberg with dozens of questions from angry investors at the social network's first annual shareholder's meeting. "We're disappointed with the performance of the stock over the last year," Zuckerberg said... more »
StopWatching.us Okay?

StopWatching.us Okay?

Having been angered at revelations of the NSA's pervasive spying program PRISM, a group of high-profile rights advocates have stepped forward to demand that lawmakers take action against government spying. Led by the Mozilla Foundation, Reddit, the Electronic Freedom Foundation, the Internet Archive, and other organizations, a new movement called StopWatching.Us has created an online petition, calling for the government to give "a full accounting of the extent to which our online data, communications and interactions are being monitored". So far the petition has been backed by more than 80 organizations, as well as several high-profile individuals in the Tech world,... more »
Breaking Analysis: What ONTAP 8.2 Means for NetApp

Breaking Analysis: What ONTAP 8.2 Means for NetApp

NetApp is pushing into the software-defined storage marketplace with Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2, the latest release of its storage operating system. The platform was designed with software-led Big Data environments in mind: it facilitates non-disruptive maintenance and load balancing, supports a wide variety of modern technologies, and can reportedly scale up to 69 petabytes and 24 controllers per deployment. SiliconAngle Assistant Editor Ryan Cox believes that ONTAP 8.2 will help NetApp get closer to realizing its vision of software-defined storage. The vendor is embedding intelligence into its solutions in an attempt to address CIOs’ evolving Big Data needs. Analytics is one of... more »

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