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Doom and Quake Creator John Carmack Presence Will Boost Augmented Reality Portfolios for Oculus VR

Doom and Quake Creator John Carmack Presence Will Boost Augmented Reality Portfolios for Oculus VR

John Carmack, one of the most distinguished and important figure in the whole gaming history, has officially announced his entry into the team Oculus VR, the company engaged in the development of the Oculus Rift for augmented reality. The father of the legendary DOOM and Quake series will play company’s Chief Technology Officer, but without leaving his role at id Software. Pete Hines, vice president of PR and marketing at Bethesda Softworks, confirmed to Polygon that Carmack will also remain at id. “John has long been interested in the work at Oculus VR and wishes to spend time on that project,” Hines... more »
YouTube’s Vine & Wow - That’s A Lot of E-Mails! -  SiliconANGLE News Roundup

YouTube’s Vine & Wow - That’s A Lot of E-Mails! - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

You 2be?   The founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, just launched Mixbit, their latest video venture. With this project, they seem to have their targets set directly on Vine and Instagram. Using the newly available iOS app, you’ll be able to record up to sixteen seconds of video, similar to its social video app rivals. Unlike those popular services, however, MixBit allows users to edit and combine videos, making it possible to create lengthy mashups. When remixing video, you’re not limited to your own clips. You can remix other peoples contributions as well. Remixed movies can be up to an hour... more »
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VMware Remains Popular, Faces Challenges as Virtualization Becomes a Commodity

As server virtualization has matured, along with facing competition from many cloud competitors, VMware's core hypervisor market is threatened by emerging commoditation trends. Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu Miniman explains that virtualization has really matured and is now being regarded as a commodity.  Unfortunately for VMware, the company is no longer at the center of virtualization, as the enterprise is now looking for alternatives in the hypervisor market.  Nevertheless, VMware's performance remains strong. “There’s kind of a gaining buzz around the industry that server virtualization is really becoming a commodity.  VMware’s days of really owning the market place and being dominant with huge... more »
Where Are The American Software Engineers?

Where Are The American Software Engineers?

Apparently for tech leaders in the Silicon Valley, there is always a shortage of skilled professionals and that’s why most of them request H-1B visas for foreign workforce. But a recent study conducted by Bright.com, a California-based company suggests that for the top 10 jobs where H-1B visas are requested, only three do not currently have enough qualified American jobseekers to satisfy demand. This means that there should not be as much need for requesting H-1B visas as most vacancies can be filled through local candidates. “The main conclusion that we need more foreign tech workers is not true. We need to... more »
"Hand of Thief" Malware Makes A Grab For Linux

"Hand of Thief" Malware Makes A Grab For Linux

So you thought you were safe from all the internet nasties – worms, Trojans, spyware and so on whilst tapping away on your Linux flavoured computer? Well, you might want to think again. Reports today have surfaced of a new kind of malware that's specifically targeted at Linux users, which is being hawked on underground cybercrime forums for the very reasonable price of just $2,000. Called "Hand of Thief", the so-called banking Trojan is almost unique among malicious code in that it's geared to attack computers running the world's most popular open-source operating systems. Even more interesting is that this particular nasty... more »
Can FireFox OS Overtake Android in the Low-end Smartphone Market?

Can FireFox OS Overtake Android in the Low-end Smartphone Market?

Mozilla recently pulled the curtains back on the ZTE Open, a $90 phone that runs on FireFox OS. SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto shared his take on the browser maker’s push into the mobile market in a Q&A with NewsDesk host Kristin Feledy. John tells Kristin that Mozilla is eyeing a stake in the low-end smartphone space and emerging markets such as China, where demand for connected devices has skyrocketed in recent years. He adds that the ZTE cannot compete on a level playing field with Apple because affordability is not a top selling point in the eyes of consumers who... more »
Why Apple Needs to Launch an iPhone Mini

Why Apple Needs to Launch an iPhone Mini

According to the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, price-conscious, first-time smartphone buyers will almost certainly avoid choosing an iPhone because the things are just too damn expensive. “Previous smartphone owners buy Apple iPhones much more often than first-time owners,” said the CIRP. “Almost 50 percent of previous owners buy an iPhone, while under one-third of first-time owners buy an iPhone.” For Samsung and HTC, first-time buyers aren't such an issue, with the level of interest in their products being roughly the same as that of previous smartphone owners. Somewhat surprisingly, more first-time smartphone buyers actually prefer LG, due to its cheaper offerings. The problem... more »
The Ubuntu Edge: Will It? Won't It Happen?

The Ubuntu Edge: Will It? Won't It Happen?

It's looking more and more like the world may never see the awesome prowess of the Ubuntu Edge come to market, as Canonical's concept "Superphone" has only two weeks left to hit its $32 million Indiegogo funding target, and it’s not even halfway towards reaching that goal. Canonical may have over-reached and asked for too much from the crowdfunding community, given that the current record on Indiegogo belongs to Scanadu, which posted a funding goal of $100,000 but was able to raise $1,664,176.  Canonical may have had a better chance had it launched the project on Kickstarter, arguably a more famous... more »
Google Glass: 4 Ways It Will Change the SEO Game

Google Glass: 4 Ways It Will Change the SEO Game

It stands to reason that technology will never stop evolving, always seeking innovations that make our lives more convenient. When personal computers were first launched, people thought that these were just limited to processing words and computing numbers. Soon after the internet was made available to public, and the rest is history. Those who are familiar with the use of different search engines on the web to find more information about specific topics, news, press releases, products, services, people and places, would also know that the concept of SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is not far behind. Through this, Internet users... more »
LIVE: Hypervisor Goes Server Side Flash, Breaks the Status Quo

LIVE: Hypervisor Goes Server Side Flash, Breaks the Status Quo

Updated with full video - see below. Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Thursday August 8, 2013. PernixData, the leader in virtualizing server flash, recently announced the general availability of PernixData F-V-P, the industry’s first and only hypervisor for server side flash. Joining us now to share more details regarding this latest announcement is Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu Miniman. See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. On today's episode of NewsDesk with Kristin Feledy, we'll be speaking with our very own virtualization expert Stu Miniman, and we'll be sure to ask him all the nitty-gritty of PernixData's FVP launch, and why it's significant,... more »

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