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Weekly Internet of Things Recap: The Ubuntu Superphone

Weekly Internet of Things Recap: The Ubuntu Superphone

The Internet of Things keeps on growing. This week Canonical’s Victor Palau leaked new details about his company’s upcoming Ubuntu device, MIT researchers pulled the curtains back on a 3-D printer that can produce food, and Nvidia’s long anticipated SHIELD console finally hit stores. Canonical is looking to strengthen its foothold in the enterprise with a crowdfunded Ubuntu smartphone that, if fully funded, will offer companies a superior alternative to the consumer-oriented devices that are currently on the market. Victor Palau, Canonical’s head of engineering, explained in an interview this week that his firm’s device will enable organizations to reduce costs... more »
Smart Home Gets Sexy : From Zero to IPO

Smart Home Gets Sexy : From Zero to IPO

In this week’s SmartHome roundup, we’ll feature the first ever “Zero Home” in Utah, a smarthome company that's gone public, as well as a smarthome security provider raising funds.  To top things off, we'll discuss another hot-button topic that's raising some important questions on the state of smarthome security. Zero Home makes a whole lot of sense   When people talk about smartphones, they immediately think about a connected home where almost everything can be controlled by your smartphone or tablet through an app.  That’s cool and all, but all these smarthome solutions may or may not add up to higher charges on... more »
Tox: A Replacement for Skype and Your Privacy?

Tox: A Replacement for Skype and Your Privacy?

In the era of NSA spying and the rise of widespread government monitoring programs or even just the era of Skype, if you’re looking for something new and secure alternatives then Tox Messaging is coming soon for you. Project Tox, also known as Tox, is a FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) secure alternative to all-in-one communication platform, which allows users to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in. The easy to use free open source messaging service allows you instant encrypted messaging, secure video calls, and makes free and secures calls without paying a single penny. The goal... more »
Get Your Breaking Bad Fix Here : Watch Online Season 1-5 Catch Up

Get Your Breaking Bad Fix Here : Watch Online Season 1-5 Catch Up

Last year, Breaking Bad fans were cursing Dish Network when it dropped three popular AMC Networks channels — IFC, WE and AMC.  Viewers had to resort to streaming content online or apy Apple, Netflix and Amazon to get their Breaking Bad fill. On August 11, AMC will air the first episode of Breaking Bad’s final season and  the looming question is, where will people watch the meth-dealing life of Walter White? Where to watch Breaking Bad   AMC will air the premiere episode on its site, but only those from selected countries can watch it.  After that, you can watch it On Demand a day after... more »
US Government Wants to Win Hackers for Data Collection at Black Hat

US Government Wants to Win Hackers for Data Collection at Black Hat

The head of the U.S. National Security Agency sees the work of his authority as a worldwide benchmark. Courts, Congress and government look at what we do, the intelligence chief and leader of the U.S. Cyber troops said at the Black Hat conference, a major IT security conference in Las Vegas. This is a standard for other countries. As director of the National Security Agency, General Keith Alexander has overseen the development of programs (also known as XKeyscore) that routinely collect records of U.S. phone calls and provide access to data held by Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft. Alexander defended... more »
The Growing Strength of Developers Accelerate Design, Development and Deployment Cycle

The Growing Strength of Developers Accelerate Design, Development and Deployment Cycle

Who’s the best developer you ever saw? Expert programmers produce highly effective results; programs that are robust and efficient, not just something that runs. A panel consisting of GitHub Co-Founder and CEO Tom Preston-Werner, New Relic Founder and CEO Lew Cirne, Mixpanel Co-Founder and CEO Suhail Doshi, Stripe Co-Founder and President John Collison and moderated by Google Developer Advocate Don Dodge recently gathered in San Francisco on a panel called “The Developer is King: The Power Behind the Throne.” According to the panelists, it is programming expertise that puts the “power” into a business success or failures. The panelists all agreed that... more »
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How a $56 Small Black Box Was Used as a Spying Device

Little black boxes.  Check.  Raspberry Pi Model A computer.  Check.  Over-the-counter sensors.  Check.  WiFi adapters.  Check.  Command and control system.  Check.  Now you have all the things you need to build your very own CreepyDOL. What’s a CreepyDOL you ask?  It’s a small device that is able to spy on people on the street.  It can tell a person’s movement, say if he recently visited a coffee shop, what websites he browsed, if that person purchased anything online. So how does the spying go down? Brendan O’Connor, the creator of this creepy device, stated that a person need not do anything to be... more »
Obama Shows Apple Some Love & Craigslist Scammers - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Obama Shows Apple Some Love & Craigslist Scammers - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Protectionism Unseeen Since Reagan   The Obama administration has vetoed a Trade Commission order that would have banned Apple from importing a number of older model iPhones and iPads that violate patents owned by Samsung. The use of this executive power came as a surprise, as it rarely happens. The last presidential veto of a product ban was in 1987. In the latest ruling, the trade commission banned importation of iPhone 4s, iPhone 3GSs, iPad 3Gs and iPad 2 3Gs distributed by AT&T, effectively banning the sale of those items in the U.S. Even though Apple is an American company, the affected devices are... more »
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3 Things to Expect From the Galaxy Note 3 at IFA 2013

I'd say we have ourselves a tradition - for the third consecutive year, Samsung will be unveiling the newest iteration of its Galaxy Note line at the IFA technology conference in Berlin. Just two days before IFA kicks off on September 4, Samsung will hold its own press event to unbox the Galaxy Note 3. The phone maker sent out invites this morning for the event, called "Samsung Unpacked 2013," and will be live-streamed via the web. Fear not state-side folks, Samsung will host a press event at the same time in New York City's Times Square, where watchers and... more »
Crossbar's Resistive RAM Chips: The Successor to Flash?

Crossbar's Resistive RAM Chips: The Successor to Flash?

Santa Clara-based startup Crossbar has just announced a potentially game-changing new memory chip that it claims has the potential to replace standard flash memory in a number of applications. Crossbar calls its new technology Resistive RAM, and says that it has the ability to store up to a terabyte of data onto a single chip that comes smaller than the size of a postage stamp. Not only this, but it can access that data twenty times faster than the current best of breed flash memory available, a feature that could easily disrupt a market said to be worth some $60 billion... more »

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