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Nexus Q, Google Glass, and Other Gadgets We Expect at Google I/O 2013

Nexus Q, Google Glass, and Other Gadgets We Expect at Google I/O 2013

Google I/O 2013 will be kicking off on May 15-17, 2013 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, CA, but Google has already announced some recent changes and new services. Google Play recently celebrated its first anniversary and it do so with special offers on games, songs, TV shows, movies and books.  Soon, it introduced Google Keep,  a service that lets you jot down notes on the go on your mobile devices which you can also access and edit on the web.  Then Google unveiled an offline language pack so even if you’re stuck in a foreign land with no... more »
3D Printer Gun Ban : Too Little, Too Late?

3D Printer Gun Ban : Too Little, Too Late?

Last week, Cody Wilson, founder of non-profit group Defense Distributed, fired the first-ever 3D printed gun.  The 3D gun was made with a Dimension SST printer from 3D printing company Stratasys and is mostly made out of ABS plastic with the exception of a nail that serves as the firing pin, and a six ounce chunk of steel into the body to make it detectable by metal detectors in order to comply with the Undetectable Firearms Act. Defense Distributed attained a federal firearms license back in March so when it released the 3D-printable CAD files for “the Liberator,” everything ws legal,... more »
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5-Year Fix for Public Cloud Security Concerns : EMC Head Predicts New Roles for CIOs of Tomorrow

Tom Roloff, the senior vice president of EMC’s Global Services business, stopped by theCube at EMC World 2013 to discuss how consultancy is driving the two biggest trends in enterprise IT: Big Data and cloud computing. SiliconAngle CEO John Furrier and Wikibon’s Dave Vellante open the interview by highlighting that the company has changed a great deal since theCube’s debut at EMC World 2010. Roloff agrees: in his view, EMC has transformed from a storage vendor to an IT-as-a-service provider. The executive says that his firm supplies customers with solutions to transform their own businesses, but stresses that technology alone is... more »
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Bionic Bodies are Coming : 3 Smart Apps that Bring Us One Step Closer

The human body is a complex system made up of various components that work together to be able to function smoothly.  If one of the components or organs fail, there are medical procedures to help.  People undergo surgery, succumb to cocktails of medications and even intense therapy to recover.  But what if all these traditional treatments fail to do their purpose?  Are people just supposed to accept that they are doomed? Don’t worry, Dr. Technology will come to save the day!  Here's the latest developments in the connected device world that pertain specifically to health and fitness. i-limb Ultra   Touch Bionics has developed... more »
LIVE: Fusion-io...What's Left After The Dust Settles? Next Move?

LIVE: Fusion-io...What's Left After The Dust Settles? Next Move?

On today's SiliconANGLE's Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we learn about the fallout from Fusion-io, supplier of low-latency server-based PCIe flash cards and software, announcement of the resignation of its last two co-founders. Fusion-io, one of the 'Fab Four' of Software-Defined Storage (#SDS), is putting out fires left and right with the news this week after its last two co-founders resigned. New Fusion CEO Shane Robinson gave SiliconANGLE and exclusive interview earlier this week explaining that Fusion-io was okay and not having internal turmoil or going to sell. Joining us now to tell... more »
LIVE: U.S. Government Budget Sequester Could Prove Good For Cloud Services

LIVE: U.S. Government Budget Sequester Could Prove Good For Cloud Services

On today's SiliconANGLE's Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we learn about how the U.S. Federal Government's budget sequestration is starting to have an impact on the IT community. Recent earnings tech companies announcements have blamed softness in government spending on weak returns. That is supported by a report to Congress earlier this year where the Office of Management and Budget deputy director Jeffrey Zients, said the $85 billion in government-wide cuts would translate into budget reductions from 2 percent in Medicare to 7.9 percent in non-exempt defense programs. It doesn't take a rocket... more »
LIVE: Why Legalizing Ripped DVDs, CDs + Unlocked Phones Could Be Bad

LIVE: Why Legalizing Ripped DVDs, CDs + Unlocked Phones Could Be Bad

On today's SiliconANGLE's Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we learn about the Members of Congress finally introducing serious DMCA reform. Last year the Library of Congress issued new rules which effectively made it illegal for a user to unlock a cell phone to switch to a new carrier. In an outcry, an online petition on the issue attracted more than 100,000 signatures and prompted a statement by the White House criticizing the new rule. The new legislation is sponsored by Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Jared Polis (D-CO).... more »
The Future of SaaS - Its Cloudy on the Horizon [Infographic]

The Future of SaaS - Its Cloudy on the Horizon [Infographic]

The arrival of software-as-a-service (SaaS) has revolutionized the way that enterprises manage their IT infrastructure. Just as businesses replaced the water wheel or wind power with electricity from the national power grid, software and IT systems have evolved beyond simple fat fingers, floppy disks and CDs. SaaS is a new economy that is rapidly marginalizing the value of traditional software. Legacy software applications are associated with significant upfront costs, while upgrade and maintenance cycles will multiply those initial acquisition costs by numerous factors. While traditional software can be customized to suit the needs of individual enterprises, the disadvantages of doing so... more »
iPhone Apps to Replace Your Therapist

iPhone Apps to Replace Your Therapist

We’ve all been there - a moment when we thought we’ve lost all hope, felt so frustrated, anxious and stressed out.  It's times like this you'd kill for a few moments of reprise on the sofa of a good therapist.  But what about those times you can't get to the doctor's office, or maybe you'd rather try some self-help methods and skip the visit to the therapist all together. If you’re on the brink of breaking down and all you have with you is your smartphone, you’ll be relieved to know that there are apps that could replace your therapist for... more »
Introducing the 'Fab Four' of Software-Defined Storage (#SDS)

Introducing the 'Fab Four' of Software-Defined Storage (#SDS)

Earlier this week I explained what software-defined storage (SDS) or software-led storage is. In this software-defined storage world there are some important big players that are currently leading the space, and on these four backs we'll ride into the first iteration of software-defined storage. Hewlett-Packard, EMC (who's growing federation of entities include VMWare and Pivotal), NetApp and Fusion-io are the 'Fab Four' in SDS. All four are making huge strides to move the meter in SDS, where storage is included in the software that is provided across the data center. In this piece I'll review these four major market players, outlining... more »

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