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Seagate Pulls the Plug on Disk Lineup as Flash Performance Proves Better

Seagate Pulls the Plug on Disk Lineup as Flash Performance Proves Better

Seagate just announced that it will stop producing of 7200RPM 2.5 inch disk drives. The manufacturer’s high-end Momentous 7200.4, 7200.2, Momentus Thin 7200, and Momentus XT drives will no longer by the end of this year. “We are going stop building our notebook 7200rpm hard disk drives at the end of 2013,” said David Burks, director of marketing and product management at Seagate Technology, during an interview with X-bit labs. It’s not difficult to see why Seagate is pulling the plug on its7200RPM mobile lineup. Flash is only getting cheaper, and spinning disk – especially the expensive kind – can no long... more »
Original Content Drives Subscription-based Entertainment Industry

Original Content Drives Subscription-based Entertainment Industry

Microsoft is keeping its promise of a well-rounded entertainment experience on its popular gaming console the Xbox 360.  Debuting on Xbox Live today, the British film Pulp is the first original movie available for Xbox Live subscribers. Pulp is a comedy movie about a struggling comic book writer who gets tapped by the police to assist them in taking down a money laundering syndicate.  The movie has been nominated for the Discovery Award at the London Comedy Film Festival 2012, the Best Feature Finalist at the 2012 Las Vegas Film Festival, the Official Selection on SFX Weekender and has over one... more »
How To Ditch MS Office - Five Free Alternatives That Are Almost As Good

How To Ditch MS Office - Five Free Alternatives That Are Almost As Good

What with the news that Microsoft's Office 365 preview is about to expire, there'll be a lot of worried Windows 8 users out there contemplating having to shell out a small fortune on a license for the full edition. As of March 16, all those using the preview edition of Office 365 will find that their functionality is limited to viewing and printing documents only, with the ability to edit, create and save new documents no longer available. While most enterprises that have already made the switch to Windows 8 will likely just pay whatever price Microsoft is asking for the... more »
"We Need an iWatch!" -- Do We Now?

"We Need an iWatch!" -- Do We Now?

Apple is known for making products that people never thought of actually needing, but sure as hell want to have them.  And this is the case for the infamous iWatch. An iWatch is a flexible, wearable timepiece which not only gives you the time of the day, the date, but also other information you usually store on your smartphone or tablet, like reminders, meetings, appointments, and it even tracks your steps to help you keep fit.  The iWatch can also be integrated with other mobile apps, and be socially connected.  Plus it can make calls, let you see who is calling,... more »
What Should You Expect to See At GDC 2013

What Should You Expect to See At GDC 2013

The Game Developers Conference 2013, scheduled to kick off at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center from March 25 to March 29, is going to be a pilgrimage for the gaming industry professionals and lovers. The event is expected to have over 23,000 attendees from all across the globe, and falls in the league of Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that will be held in Los Angeles in June. A lot of excitement is going around the event as it will not only showcase the latest trends in the gaming industry, but will also mark the changes that have happened across the games... more »
EMC the Only Big Player to Truly "Get" Big Data

EMC the Only Big Player to Truly "Get" Big Data

And the Oscar goes to...Hadoop!  The promising technology behind Big Data's unwavering buzz was in the spotlight for an entire week during the Strata Conference last month, and now that we've had time to wind down from the festivities, we can reflect on Hadoop's starring role in the enterprise. Abhishek Mehta, the founder of Tresata, recapped the best of Big Data this morning on the SiliconAngle NewsDesk show with Kristin Feledy (full video below). Mehta names Strata Hadoop’s “Oscar moment,” explaining that the gathering featured an unexpectedly high amount of activity in certain segments that have stopped making headlines some time ago.  Among these... more »
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Cloud Wars: VMware Steps Up Its Campaign against Amazon

There’s a tug of war over the enterprise cloud. On one side is VMware with its licensed, private cloud offering, and on the other is Amazon, with its cost-efficient set of public cloud services. AWS is gaining a lot of traction with corporate users, thanks to a combination of a solid pitch and “rogue IT” – the name given to ad hoc technology workers bring in behind the back of their organization’s IT department. In recent years, the latter turned into a massive (and hugely profitable) trend that encompasses just about everything from mobile phones to IaaS. In light of this, it’s not surprising that... more »
All You Wanted to Know About 3D Printing

All You Wanted to Know About 3D Printing

3D Printing turns you from a passive consumer to an active creator. Bound to change the world, this amazing technology lets you render a three-dimensional model of just anything. This way, it turns people into designers, or even engineers. All you need to do is use your imagination and create a 3D model that can be used for several purposes, such as teaching, lab demonstrations, and other prototypes. The best part about this fast evolving technology is that several new companies are developing cheaper and more efficient consumer models to wow the tech community. Now, the question popping up is that... more »
Anonymous Publishes Data from Bank of America to Avenge Espionage

Anonymous Publishes Data from Bank of America to Avenge Espionage

The hacker group Anonymous has stuck again. The loosely associated hacking collective group, which has hacked financial institutes, government websites, the Pentagon, GoDaddy, and others, has released huge 16 GB block of software, data, and code related to Bank of America. The data was not due to one Anonymous hack, but the group found a misconfigured server in Israel, where BofA was practically open and accessible. One Anonymous subgroup, identifying itself as Par:AnoIA (Anonymous Intelligence Agency) released a press report on Wednesday to discuss some of the details of the hacking. The information suggests that Bank of America is running an online... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for March 4, 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for March 4, 2013

Telefónica Vivo Brazil Builds Mobile on HP Telefónica Vivo, the largest mobile operator in Brazil, is building new mobile services  for millions of subscribers on HP technology. Telefónica delivers landline, VoIP, broadband, and mobile services to more than 80 million subscribers throughout Brazil. To reduce time-to-market for activation of 3G mobile and 4G long-term evolution (LTE) users, Telefónica Vivo recently adopted the HP Mobile Subscriber Activation Solution, part of the HP Operations Support System portfolio. More   EPA Recognises IBM for Climate Leadership The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented IBM with a 2013 Climate Leadership Award in Washington, D.C. on March 1 in... more »

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