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Google Fiber Not Committing to Broadband Market Yet, Slowly Pushing Industry Disruption

Google Fiber Not Committing to Broadband Market Yet, Slowly Pushing Industry Disruption

One of Google’s most buzzed-about side project is Google Fiber, the one-gigabyte internet package that the search giant rolled out in Kansas City North and Kansas City South. SiliconAngle contributing editor John Casaretto discussed the service and its importance for web users across the nation in a recent NewsDesk segment (full video below). Casaretto starts by explaining the reason residents of Kansas City are the first to receive access to the service. He says that the municipality has a business-friendly atmosphere and that more importantly, it had a lot of the necessary infrastructure in place before the roll out. This boon made... more »
Quick Guide to GDC 2013 : Word Hard, Play Harder

Quick Guide to GDC 2013 : Word Hard, Play Harder

Twenty-five years strong, the Game Developers Conference is back.  Though GDC’s 25th edition was commemorated in 2011, the conference has been held yearly since 1988.  The conference was usually held once a year, but since 2009 other countries like China have been hosting events of their own. GDC is taking place at the North, South, & West Halls of the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA on March 25-29, 2013.  Game developers, Business Development Professionals and Venture Capitalists, Studio Managers & Heads of Studios, Executive Producers, Vendor Companies and Sponsors, Career Seekers & Recruiters, or just about anyone are encouraged... more »
BlackBerry Z10 Hits US Streets

BlackBerry Z10 Hits US Streets

The BlackBerry Z10 has finally arrived. The much anticipated, long-delayed smartphone from the former RIM, now BlackBerry became available in the US today from AT&T. The product has been available for a number of weeks in Britain, and had some success there. The US market however is considered the most critical high-end smartphone market and its success here is of the utmost importance to the fortunes of the struggling company. The US is coincidentally where BlackBerry stands the greatest challenge, having lost the most market share in its precipitous decline down to low single-digit market share percentage. While there are fans... more »
Apple Security Hole Exposes Users - Apple Adds Two Step Verification or Two Factor Authentication

Apple Security Hole Exposes Users - Apple Adds Two Step Verification or Two Factor Authentication

A new security vulnerability affects Apple users that allows anyone who has your email address and date of birth (DOB) to reset your password. While Apple was adding two-factor authentication, it saw a vulnerability that opens a huge security hole if you don't upgrade.  In an apparent good deed gone sideways Apple opened up a security hole while trying to add two step verification or as industry experts call it two-factor authentication.   This new security vulnerability affects Apple users that allows anyone who has your email address and date of birth (DOB) to reset your password. According to theVerge report Apple's password reset tool is currently unavailable "due to maintenance," a... more »
Google Giving You Your Daily Dose of Fiber - Breaking Analysis

Google Giving You Your Daily Dose of Fiber - Breaking Analysis

If there's one thing I learned from watching Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe, it's that Americans aren't getting enough fiber. That is to say, fiber optics. You see, I am in the minority when it comes to American citizens.  My house has fiber optics, so when I want to watch my favorite episodes of Dirty Jobs, all I have to do is pull up my browser and I have access to the whole library in high-definition.  Thanks to the high-speed fiber optics connection coming to my house, I am able to cut the cable cord, and boy is it nice.  But again, for... more »
Syrian Hacktivists Take Over BBC Weather Feed

Syrian Hacktivists Take Over BBC Weather Feed

Following the trend of Twitter hijacking, a Syrian hacktivist group hijacked the BBC Weather Twitter account on Thursday afternoon. BBC uses its @BBCWeather account to tweet weather updates and warnings, as well as behind-the-scenes pictures from BBC forecasters and presenters. So yesterday, instead of getting the usual updates, the 60,000 followers of the @BBCWeather account on Twitter were confronted with a series of weird messages. Some of the messages include: Hazardous fog warning for North Syria: Erdogan orders terrorists to launch chemical weapons at civilian areas. Saudi weather station down due to head on-collision with camel. Scandal: Edinburgh storm warning station decommissioned after maintenance... more »
Bloatware: Get This Crap Off Of My Phone!

Bloatware: Get This Crap Off Of My Phone!

If you happen to have owned an Android smartphone or tablet device in the last couple of years, you'll be familiar with this particular pet hate of mine. Force fed apps, otherwise known as "Bloatware" or "Crapware", are by far and away the biggest pain in the ass for Android users. I'm talking about those crappy, infuriating apps that your carrier or hardware manufacturer has deemed necessary to pre-install on your device, often disguised as some kind of 'free version', that simply cannot be deleted short of rooting your phone. The odd customer might be okay with this, because they get an out-of-the-box solution to help them with whatever task it is they... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for March 22, 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for March 22, 2013

HP Delivers Cutting-Edge Tech for DreamWorks Latest Animated Comedy DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has chosen HP to deliver the technology behind its latest comedy adventure, “The Croods”, pushing the boundaries of imagery for this prehistoric animated adventure. DreamWorks Animation leveraged technical resources throughout HP to create the most advanced graphics to date for the family comedy, which debuts in theaters today. HP converged infrastructure, workstations, printers, and digital rendering provided the seamless high-performance foundation needed to meet the studio’s artistic demands. More   IBM Announces Integrated Internal Corporate E-mail/Social Media System IBM has announced that it is extending its social business platform with a... more »
MIT To Reveal Documents Related To Aaron Swartz Trial

MIT To Reveal Documents Related To Aaron Swartz Trial

After a long wait, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has agreed to release the documents related to the trial of Aaron Swartz, who killed himself in January. The renowned Internet activist was accused of illegally downloading academic documents using MIT networks, following which he killed himself. Later, Swartz’s lawyers filed a motion in a US federal court last week, requesting the documents' release. The said documents will be released at the same time as the findings of an internal inquiry into the university's role in the prosecution led by computer science professor Hal Abelson, a founding director of Creative Commons. “In... more »
Jeff Hammerbacher Chief Data Scientist Wants To Change the World - Charlie Rose Interview

Jeff Hammerbacher Chief Data Scientist Wants To Change the World - Charlie Rose Interview

At SiliconANGLE we coined a term "tech athlete" a person who consistently demonstrates excellence at all levels.  Jeff Hammerbacher is a "tech athlete".  In real life he was a real athlete going to Harvard to play baseball and then on to be the founder of Facebook's data science operation.  Today, Jeff Hammerbacher, is the Cloudera cofounder and SiliconANGLE theCUBE Alum. Jeff was on the Charlie Rose show this week.  It is a fantastic interview from one of the most humble coolest guys in tech in Hammerbacher.  http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12840 I've had a chance to interview Jeff a few times over the years.   It's inspiring to listen... more »

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