September 26, 2012

Huawei sees smartphones leading growth in consumer devices
Huawei expects to ramp up its Android-focused product range with Microsoft Windows 8 phones and tablet PCs, and possibly also so-called phablets - phone/tablets. It is also considering developing its own smartphone operating system to distance itself from Android


How Good Technology Is Opening New Doors with NFC-Enabled Samsung Smartphones
So the company jumped all over the opportunity to become one of the first large enterprises to pilot the use of Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled smartphones for physical access to buildings and offices.


When Did Yoda Start Writing CEO Speeches?
Many business leaders speak using sentences that put key information at the end, Andrew McAfee of the MIT Sloan School of Management writes. "Instead of saying 'Our costs are rising' they'll say 'Things are not great right now, from a cost perspective,'" he explains. This isn't wrong grammatically, but it is unpleasant to listen to, he writes.


Law enforcement to identify & store millions of voices via Russian biometric software
The FBI believes voice biometrics will be a “reliable and consistent means of identification for use in remote recognition.” Deploying voice recognition requires no “special equipment” other than a good quality microphone which most of us have thanks to our mobile phones.


Hitachi claims glass data storage will last millions of years
Company researchers displayed the storage unit, consisting of a sliver of glass 2cm square and 2mm thick, which can hold 40MB of data per square inch, about the same as a standard CD. The data is written in binary format by lasering dots on the glass in four layers, but the researchers say adding more layers to increase storage density isn't a problem.


Reducers - A Library and Model for Collection Processing
Rich Hickey discuses Reducers, a library for dealing with collections that are faster than Clojure’s standard lazy ones and providing support for parallelism


The Story Behind Cloudera and Big Data
A talk with Doug Cutting, the founder of Apache Hadoop and creator of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene and Nutch about his role with Cloudera and learned more about Big Data,training options for IT professionals interested in Big Data, and how Cloudera compares to Red Hat.


The Age of Big Data and the Death of Theory
Is the World Wide Web and modern technology… replacing the human mind? Knowledge today is not a set of theories, but instead just Data, and the machine is a better place to store data than the human mind.

Autonomous vehicles legalized in California
California has just joined Nevada and Florida among the states that now allow autonomous vehicles to drive on the states’ roads


Stand Out in Your Interview
You've just landed a job interview for a position you really want. Congratulations. Now, you know you only get one chance to impress, but how exactly do you do that? Given all of the conflicting advice out there and the changing rules of getting a job, it's no wonder that job seekers are confused about how to best prepare for and perform in an interview.



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