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A new console will make-or-break its debut based on what games will launch with it and especially which games will be exclusive to that console. Looking at the market of the Microsoft press event it’s not too shabby. Between the expected Halo and Battlefield 4, we can add Romans on the beach, big-stompy robots, and lots of zombie games. For those who don’t know, Xbox One will be $499 and shall appear November 2013. On to the games! Ryse: Son of Rome got a glorious demo on the stage: Romans storming a beach generates a very much Saving Private Ryan intro as another trailer... more »
IBM Edge2013 is kicking off today at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada and will run through until the 14th. We'll be broadcasting live from theCUBE for the entire event, so be sure to tune into SiliconANGLE.TV for all-day coverage, featuring exclusive interviews and analysis. IBM recently coughed up $2 billion to acquire SoftLayer, a fast-growing cloud service provider that directly competes with AWS in the public cloud space. Wikibon Chief Analyst Dave Vellante stated that IBM will use the SoftLayer platform to build technologies on top of its existing products to accelerate the delivery of those services. One opportunity... more »
The 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) doesn’t officially start until tomorrow, but the big players are already showing off their new products and game titles. Those of you who are not roaming the show floor as we speak can tune in to the conference via one of these channels: Video Twitch - Xbox: A new Generation of Games Revealed Microsoft teamed up with gaming startup Twitch.tv to deliver a real-time broadcast of its long-anticipated Xbox One launch keynote for online audiences. The 720p stream, which you can access for free via the link above, has already attracted over a hundred thousand viewers from... more »
HP Discover 2013 kicks off this week. We've set you up with what to expect late last week: Flash, 3PAR + More. HP Discover 2013 is a pretty important conference for the storage landscape. I, along with the industry, are very interested to see two things: what Hewlett-Packard defines as 3PAR’s role in HP’s goals to update its flash-based storage technology, and what Vertica's momentum means for HP's Big Data play. HP needs to articulate its flash + software-defined + Big Data strategies to the world at HP Discover 2013, and if it cannot for whatever reason, the other sharks... more »
The Xbox One really needed something for gamers after what felt like a huge flop for the gaming community when Microsoft showed that the company intended to make the new console into an entertainment center. During the controversial Xbox reveal, Microsoft frustrated the gaming community with the potential of always-on DRM (now expected as call-home every 24 hours on the Internet) and having a requirement for fees to play used or pre-owned games and no backwards compatibility with Xbox 360. We have a lot we expect from this year’s E3, but as usual it’s the big three console developers who will... more »
For those who have been longing for Dwolla on Mint.com, here comes the good time as Mint.com has integrated Dwolla. Here’s what Dwolla announced on its official blog: “Many of you have asked for it, and now it’s finally here. Mint.com has integrated Dwolla, allowing you to easily track your expenses alongside your other financial accounts. We’re proud to work with companies like Mint that can innovate quickly, providing both of our customers with the tools that they’ve requested.” Having integrated with Mint.com, Dwolla will help its users track their expenses on the go and know where their money is going. It’s easy... more »
Android consoles are all the rage, and BlueStacks is hoping its new console could pull ahead the game with an amazing feature. The gaming console, GamePop, is far more than many consoles based on Android that are about to appear on the market. Unfortunately, even today Apple is superior to Android in the gaming apps market with many exclusive titles first appearing in the iOS platform. BlueStacks, a start-up company, want to remove this difference allowing developers to launch their games for both systems. One of the first developers to utilize this option is Fieldrunners developer Subatomic Studios. BlueStacks is adding support for games... more »
New images have emerged of the smartphone interface being cooked up by Intel. The chip maker reportedly intends to re-jig Tizen and possibly even Android devices with a new theme that's been given the code name "Obsidian". According to Ars Technica, the software will be released later this year on an Intel reference device called "Josephine" and comes with a number of new features unseen on previous mobile OS's. From the images, we can see that Obsidian appears to be following the popular "flat" look of Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows Phone interfaces, but it'll also feature an original new notification... more »
Cloudera, the company that specializes in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, launched the public beta of Cloudera Search - reportedly the industry’s first fully integrated search engine for interactive exploration of data stored in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Apache HBase. Cloudera Search is like Google Search for Big Data. This is a huge step towards the democratization of data, enabling even non-technical teams to perform interactive, natural language keyword searches and faceted navigation on data stored in Hadoop. This is all done without having to go through additional training or having advanced programming knowledge. So what makes Cloudera... more »
Over the weekend, ex-CIA employee Ed Snowden revealed himself as the whistleblower responsible for exposing the NSA's PRISM spying program in an exclusive interview with The Guardian. Snowden, who is currently employed at defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, claims to have been working at the NSA for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors. If you haven't yet seen Snowden's interview with The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, it's worth spending a few minutes doing so to get an idea of his motivations: Now there's one crucial revelation from the interview that stands out: "I, sitting at my desk, certainly had... more »