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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
When the popular satirical publication The Onion fell victim to a hack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) last week, it didn't see the funny side of it. The breach led to The Onion's Twitter account being taken over for several hours by the SEA, during which time the hackers launched a volley of insults aimed at its perceived enemies, including Syrian rebel groups, Israel and the UN. "UN retracts report of Syrian chemical weapon use: ‘Lab tests confirm it is Jihadi body odor," claimed one of the less colorful tweets. Given that The Onion is hardly the most serious of news sources,... more »
The First Salvo of the Cultural Crisis for 3D Printing and Printable Guns Fired by US Sate Department
It’s been coming for a little while now, but gun control vs 3D printable guns has been part of commentary by popular TV shows and fiction and then recently Defense Distributed developed and DEFCAD posted the first working (as in not exploding when fired) 3D-printed gun the “Liberator.” Of course, the US State Department took notice of this and apparently didn’t like what it meant: the department has sent a letter demanding that the files for printing the gun be taken down. A letter sent to DEFCAD by the State Department is reproduced in part in a Forbes article about what’s... more »
Mike Somerville, Systems Support and Chief Cloud Evangelist at the University of San Diego joined Dave Vellante in theCube during the EMC World 2013 Conference this week. Vellante and Somerville discuss the University of San Diego network and the institution’s decisions to virtualize and use VBLOCK. The University of San Diego uses a CISCO based network with wireless cloud over the whole campus. At any given time, 750 students use the wireless network concurrently. In addition to g-mail, the University uses Microsoft exchange for on premise email, oracle e-business suite, kronos time card and various other applications. Vellante asks, with all the... more »