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Cars that Wirelessly Charge Smartphones + More

Cars that Wirelessly Charge Smartphones + More

This week’s SmartCar roundup features: a smartwatch that connects the car and the driver, a way for people to wirelessly charge phones while driving, and a gadget that lets you avoid speed traps. Nissan’s smartwatch   On the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Nissan unveiled a concept smartwatch that would connect drivers to Nismo, the company’s line of high performance vehicles. The Nismo Concept watch aims to not only  connect a person to his mobile device, but directly to the car as well.  This will allow the driver to monitor the efficiency of the vehicle, such as average speed and fuel consumption... more »
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Nate Silver Says Big Data is Not a Free Ticket to Success | #tcc13

Nate Silver, a statistician who earned celebrity status after accurately predicting the results of the 2012 presidential election, stopped by theCUBE at this week’s Tableau Customer Conference to share his unique insights into Big Data analytics. Silver says that individuals often misinterpret data in an effort to validate their personal views or apply it to an issue that they are trying to solve. He admits that he himself has been accused of bias, but notes that the accuracy of his predictions proved skeptics of his objectivity wrong. Asked to share his perspective on prediction markets, speculative markets that revolve around probabilities such as... more »
Big Data Has Evolved, says Alteryx | #tcc13

Big Data Has Evolved, says Alteryx | #tcc13

When SiliconANGLE first brought big data to the attention of its viewers, it was still unclear just how far people would take it. It has since evolved and gained a foothold in many organizations. Alteryx is one such organization, and its President and COO, George Mathew sat down with The CUBE hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly to talk about how Tableau has helped Alteryx capitalize on its treasure trove of data to benefit customers. Mathew described the evolution of big data as being in the third inning of a ball game. In the beginning they were trying to find ways... more »
Jerry Rice:  Big Data Is Changing the NFL Fan Experience & Players - Rise of Fantasy Football

Jerry Rice: Big Data Is Changing the NFL Fan Experience & Players - Rise of Fantasy Football

By James Foug and Alec Furrier As the NFL season kicks off, millions of football fans are preparing for the start of the 2013 season. Every year, more and more people are signing up for fantasy sports and as fantasy is growing, so is data collection. This data collection has become complex on the backend to provide a simpler, changed sports experience for the consumer.  It's also changing the game for the players and overall fan experience.  This is the future of sports.  “If I had all the data and all of that stuff back when I played football, the 1500 catches... more »
The iPhone 5s vs Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Xperia Z vs BlackBerry Z10 vs Lumia 1020 vs Optimus G Pro

The iPhone 5s vs Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Xperia Z vs BlackBerry Z10 vs Lumia 1020 vs Optimus G Pro

Aside from entering the budget market for the first time with its iPhone 5c, Apple also revealed its' latest flagship high-end device, the iPhone 5s. This is the device that everyone's been talking about, mostly because of its new Touch ID feature. But apart from that, is there anything else that the iPhone 5s has that some of the other top smartphones released don't have? Or does Apple's latest offering fail to live up to the capabilities of the top Android and Windows Phone devices currently on the market? Let's take a closer look in our latest head to head of... more »
You Don't Know What You Don't Know About Big Data | #tcc13

You Don't Know What You Don't Know About Big Data | #tcc13

Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcasted live from the 2013 Tableau Customer Conference this week in Washington DC, interviewing Rich Ghiossi, VP of Marketing with Treasure Data. Previously employed as VP of Marketing at ParAccel, Ghiossi is responsible for developing and executing Treasure Data's marketing and communications strategy. In their own words, Treasure Data strives to "become the cloud analytics hub for businesses to transform big data into immediate value." "We not only provide the kind of database infrastructure, but we also provide some of the integration capabilities. So, if you're using Big Data, web data or log data we... more »
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Cisco Jumps on Flash Bandwagon with Whiptail Acquisition

Cisco announced this morning that it’s bolstering its UCS server platform with the acquisition of Whiptail, a privately-held provider of all-flash storage arrays. The $415 million deal is expected to be completed in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014. Founded in 2009, Whiptail addresses the high cost of flash with rackmount storage systems that leverage multi-level cell (MLC) memory instead of the more expensive single-level cell (SLC) variant. MLC is not as fast or reliable as SLC, but Whiptail says that its software brings it up to par. The company’s arrays run on Racerunner, a homegrown operating system that reduces... more »
Intel Gets Quarky About The Internet of Things

Intel Gets Quarky About The Internet of Things

Slightly overshadowed by Apple yesterday, Intel's Developer Forum kicked off in San Francisco with a tiny little event hosted by Intel Labs, known as Day O. The event is normally used to showcase some of Intel Lab's newest devices, but this year it served up an altogether unexpected announcement with the unveiling of a new product known as the Quark. Quark is a series of tiny new chips built on the open architecture SoC platform, and it has the potential to be important for two reasons – they'll be used to power to power wearable technology – devices smaller than anything... more »
The iPhone 5c vs Moto X Head-To-Head

The iPhone 5c vs Moto X Head-To-Head

Not many were pleased about the iPhone 5c’s plastic casing, but at least it comes available in a bunch of different colors and you can buy a silicon casing for extra customization.  It also doesn’t hurt that it’s cheaper on network contracts.  But is the customization offered by the iPhone 5c enough to get the attention of consumers who are looking for something unique, or will this be an opportunity for Motorola to finally get back on the saddle? iPhone 5c vs Moto X Design   iPhone 5c: Back cover is made up of hard polycarbonate material available in white, pink, blue, green... more »
Apps At The Ready For iOS 7

Apps At The Ready For iOS 7

Yesterday Apple finally unveiled its long-awaited new devices: the iPhone 5c and 5s.  If you missed our coverage from yesterday, you can check here for the full specs of both devices, and an in-depth look at the new fingerprint security of the iPhone 5s. Aside from the devices, Apple kicked off the event with a recap of iOS 7, its mobile operating system that'll be available to download on September 18, two days before the new devices go on sale in retail stores.  To recap iOS 7's new features, the OS now has a more aesthetically pleasing design, with lots of... more »

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- Brian Gracely

As the trend towards greater adoption and usage of open source expands, Wikibon looks at how open source software and public cloud are reshaping the business models of VCs, Startups, Enterprise IT vendors and Cloud Providers.

- Peter Burris

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- David Floyer

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- George Gilbert

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- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at several examples of IT organizations that are actively engaged with open source software communities to help evolve how their business undergoes a digital transformation.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Red Hat.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended DockerCon 2016 in Seattle. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Docker.

- Brian Gracely

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- Ralph Finos

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- David Vellante

Leading CIOs are changing the way they communicate to their boards about cyber security by emphasizing response, not infiltration. Rather than solely focusing on how to thwart penetration, CIOs are treating cyber security as an integral part of business/service continuity and risk management agendas, with a priority on rapidly responding to critical breaches. This research note is based on data gathered through proprietary social analytics, extensive collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and business executives; and is designed to assist CIOs in advancing security agendas with boards of directors.