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Is Chromebook's Success A Precursor To Pixel's Failure? - Breaking Analysis

Is Chromebook's Success A Precursor To Pixel's Failure? - Breaking Analysis

  Having been a man of the desktop my entire life, this brave new world of the laptop, notebook, ultrabook, and now Chromebook is the stuff of mythos and legend,  Where design is more important than function, and portability is more important than power. It makes me feel like an old man telling stories of "the old days" where we had to carry our heavy steel computers and CRT monitors to LAN parties - and we had to walk uphill, both ways! But these days I use a Chromebook every day, and I must say, I am rather enjoying the future, and apparently I... more »
Chromebook Review Part 4: Entertainment

Chromebook Review Part 4: Entertainment

I love my online media and I am at heart a gamer. So these two things inform how I look at a device when it comes to entertaining myself. As for my experience here, it’s been a mixed bag: the Samsung Chromebook has some fairly good options for movies and music but it’s not the place that I’d go to for gaming. The first thing that I should point out to readers: Chromebook is entirely cloud-based, it has no CD or DVD drive. This machine cannot play your DVDs--if you want to play music or movies it’ll have to come from... more »
US, China Trade Cyberattack Charges

US, China Trade Cyberattack Charges

We know that China has a notorious reputation when it comes to cyberattacks. And in the similar vein, the United States has a reputation itself for conducting some serious cyberwarfare experiments. Clubbing together these countries, it makes a serious issue of cyberattacks, and a recent outcome of the war is the exchange of charges by both. Recently, both US and China traded charges over cyberattacks after the US security firm Mandiant alleged that Beijing controlled hackers who penetrated the US government, companies, and media. Mandiant issues a 74-page report on the issue, stating that the hacking group "APT1" (Advanced Persistent Threat)... more »
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Europe is Buzzing about the Latest Raspberry Pi Model

Raspberry Pi, the computer that is no bigger than a key card from the Hilton, has been creating a lot of buzz. The main topic appears to be the shocking low price of the small device. Other news includes what makes the newest model different from last year's Model B. Mojang has finally posted Minecraft: Pi Editionafter a false start in December for consumption on the ARM PC. The product that has been released to the public is a shorter version of Pocket Edition that will fit into the network’s limited resources. And in other Raspberry Pi news... Raspbmc 1.0 Brings... more »
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Google Launches the Bugatti of Laptops

I'm typing this review on the coolest piece of hardware in the market today, the Google Pixel. If you can afford to spend $1,299 or $1,449 on a laptop, this should be your next productivity device. Google's other current laptops are among the least expensive in the market: $199, $249 and $449, respectively. But just like Volkswagen makes $19,000 cars, it also owns Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti, enabling you to spend well over $200,000 on a car. This Google Pixel, as it is called, is the Bugatti of laptops. Let me tell you what it does that no Apple MacBook or Microsoft... more »
Why Bricks-And-Mortars Will Live Forever

Why Bricks-And-Mortars Will Live Forever

One word: Apple. . If there is any proof needed that brick and mortar retail is here to stay, one just needs to look at the Apple Retail Store. As Kim Bashkin of Business Insider highlighted in a recent post, “[the Apple Store] has been widely touted as a major step forward for brick-and-mortar retail. But it's not just the design that has made it so successful – it's the entire customer experience.” In a recent Pando Daily interview, Marc Andreessen predicted the death of traditional retail, and is quoted as saying, “Retail guys are going to go out of business and ecommerce... more »
Securing Big Data - Rapid Adoption Means New but Familiar Frontiers

Securing Big Data - Rapid Adoption Means New but Familiar Frontiers

Without a doubt, the Big Data Revenue and Market Forecast from Wikibon’s Jeff Kelly is a must-read.  There are so many little nuances within that plain fact is that the report is the definitive knowledge point of where Big Data is today and clues to what's ahead.  It's the non-proprietary ground zero for Big Data.  One of the things that caught my eye was the spread of verticals where Big Data has taken off drastically. Many would assume that finance would be a leader in this space and they are correct, but other industries that are ahead of the curve include... more »
Getting Tesla Wrong

Getting Tesla Wrong

Leading up to Tesla's quarterly report, I was under the impression that the consensus was overwhelmingly bearish. Short interest was high, and there is no shortage of opinionated articles proclaiming electric cars to be terrible, dead and un-investable. With this type of background, a mediocre quarterly report would be enough for a stock to trade up, in a neutral market. Yet, it got smacked 8.77% yesterday. What gives? My question implies that I think it was, on the margin, incrementally speaking, a positive quarterly report. Here is why I think so: The fear going into the quarter had primarily been around the bottom... more »
Big Data Deep Dive. It's Better than Porn [Series]

Big Data Deep Dive. It's Better than Porn [Series]

If you want to know the latest news regarding Big Data, efforts put into it by tech companies, or you’re simply a Big Data enthusiast, look no further.  We’ve got your Big Data fix right here. SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE and EMC tv partnered up to deliver the Big Data Deep Dive - a six-part series hosted by EMC tv’s Richard Schlesinger with SiliconANGLE CEO and founder John Furrier and Wikibon co-founder Dave Vellante, serving up everything you need to know about Big Data. . Changing the World: Big Data Deep Dive . “With Big Data, it’s become, not just about the technology, it’s about the business... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 22, 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 22, 2013

HP 1Q13 Earnings Better than Expected, Still Down from 1Q12 HP has reported network revenue of $28.4 billion, down 6% from prior year, but better than predicted in previous guidance. First quarter non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are $0.82, down 11% but above the guidance of $0.68 to $0.71. First quarter GAAP diluted earnings per share are $0.63, down 14%, but again significantly above the guidance of $0.34 to $0.37. Cash flow from operations was $2.6 billion, up 115% from the prior year. HP reported revenue down in all its major divisions, led by Personal Systems, down 8%, and Enterprise Services,... more »

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