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  • His three Minneapolis restaurants are almost always packed. It started 10 years ago when Isaac Becker and his wife Nancy St. Pierre opened 112 Eatery. This week in DeRusha Eats, Jason chats with the award-winning culinary couple behind Bar La Grassa and Burch.
    Release date: Thu, 28 May 2015 17:02:00 +0100
  • There's a media consensus that there's no "smoking gun" in the emails that Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of State and presidential candidate, has "persuaded" the department she presided over for so long to release to the public. But the teasing continues. To begin with, there was the problem that ...
    Release date: Tue, 26 May 2015 23:54:00 +0100
  • After a number of leaks and hints, this week Plex and TiVo announced their products will start working together soon. Plex media server gives users a way to easily stream photos, music or video files to devices like Roku and Chromecast, and pulls con...
    Release date: Sun, 17 May 2015 13:01:00 +0100
  • Using a Mac mini as a media server is very easy and very doable, but it does have some limits. The Mac mini is versatile enough to use as a home media server or small business workgroup server — you just want to make sure you're getting the right Mac mini for the task. Aim too low, and you might not get the higher performance you need. Aim too high, and you may be spending more money than you need to spend. L.C.B. asks: > "Is the Mac mini with 1 TB hard drive and 4 GB of RAM a viable option for a care home to use as a streaming server?" ### Mac Help Every Tuesday our Peter Cohen brings you Mac Help — a column where you can get your OS X questions answered and problems solved! * Submit your question * Email Mac Help L.C.B. explained that their goal is to be able to stream three to five videos simultaneously to their patients via Apple TVs connected on their Wi-Fi network. I do think this is within reach of the Mac mini, but not the low-end model. Apple introduced a new $499 price ...
    Release date: Wed, 13 May 2015 16:00:00 +0100
  • You may have done the spring clean around the house, but have you organized your digital media, too? Installing the Plex Media Server software can help centralize all your scattered music, movie and photo files into one place and serve them up wherev...
    Release date: Tue, 12 May 2015 16:00:00 +0100
  • You may have done the spring clean around the house, but have you organized your digital media, too? Installing the Plex Media Server software can help centralize all your scattered music, movie and photo files into one place and serve them up wherever you go. You can access that content using the Plex app, which is available for mobile, smart TVs, set top boxes, streaming devices and game consoles, and it's easy to share with friends, too. To help one lucky Engadget reader enjoy the full Plex experience this week, the company has provided an Xbox One and a Chromecast, along with a Lifetime Plex Pass for total access and premium features. There's also a $100 Amazon music gift card in the prize bundle to celebrate the recent update of Plex Music. Gracenote and Vevo are onboard to help build automatic playlists, provide mood-based soundtracks, match your collection with over 140,000 music videos and deliver extra helpings of metadata. Just head down to the Rafflecopter widget below for up to two chances at winning this powerful multi-media package. Filed under: Announcements, HD, Mobile, Alt, Microsoft **Comments**
    Release date: Tue, 12 May 2015 16:00:00 +0100
  • **TomTom (TOM2) today launches the all new TomTom Bandit Action Camera which makes editing and sharing videos quick and easy. Instead of spending hours downloading and sorting through footage, users can now create an exciting 'edit and share it' video within moments of the action. **The TomTom Bandit is the first ever camera to come with a built-in media server, eliminating the need to download footage before editing it. The camera works with a
    Release date: Fri, 08 May 2015 06:40:00 +0100
  • **Bitfusion** said Wednesday that it closed a seed round of funding worth $1.45 million. Investors include **Data Collective VC**, **Resonant VC **and the **Geekdom Fund**. Austin-based Bitfusion provides technology that aims to boost application performance without the need to rewrite code.
    Release date: Thu, 07 May 2015 12:17:00 +0100
  • A slew of new products aimed at enterprise clients was announced by Microsoft earlier this week at the companyâEU™s Ignite conference in Chicago. The new offerings represent Redmond's attempt to refocus its efforts on its lucrative business clientele, with a particular emphasis on corporate IT departments. The new lineup includes upgraded versions of MicrosoftâEU™s SharePoint, Exchange and SQL Server lines. The company also opened up its Office 2016 suite for previews, with the updated package now supporting in-app, real-time coauthoring in an effort to make the productivity apps more appealing to office workers collaborating on projects. Update for Business While there were plenty of new business-friendly products for enterprise customers to swoon over, one particular feature geared to IT professionals will be the new Windows Update for Business. The new service is a management option for Windows 10 that keeps devices up to date with the latest security updates and features. The new solution will help reduce management costs, provide control over update deployment, offer faster access to security updates and critical fixes, and deliver the latest upgrades on an ongoing basis, according to Microsoft. Managers will also have the option to acquire trusted software or content for entire ...
    Release date: Wed, 06 May 2015 17:30:00 +0100
  • If you run a Mac server, what's the best way to back up data using Time Machine? That's the question posed to me in this week's Mac Help. Now, I'll extol the virtues of the Mac mini as a home and small business server until my dying day. Sometimes I think I'm the only one, then a question comes in that reminds me I'm not. This one focuses on storage for OS X Server, Time Machine and more. ### Mac Help Every Tuesday our Peter Cohen brings you Mac Help — a column where you can get your OS X questions answered and problems solved! * Submit your question * Email Mac Help R.S. writes: > "I am in the process of restructuring my home network. I currently use a Mac Mini as my media server and have a Thunderbolt connected HD where all that media is stored and shared across the network. I would like to use Time Machine to backup my Mac Mini, my MacBook Pro, and my Mac Pro through the server app. Would and can I use either a NAS on my network or a Thunderbolt or USB connected drive ...
    Release date: Tue, 05 May 2015 15:00:00 +0100
  • WASHINGTON - Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson j ...
    Release date: Tue, 05 May 2015 07:02:00 +0100
  • ...1-888-879-5879 or e-mail us at info@winmagic.com . WinMagic, SecureDoc, SecureDoc Enterprise Server, Compartmental SecureDoc, SecureDoc PDA, **SecureDoc** Personal Edition, SecureDoc RME, SecureDoc Removable Media Encryption, SecureDoc Media Viewer, SecureDoc Express, SecureDoc for Mac and SecureDoc Central Database ...
    Release date: Mon, 04 May 2015 14:41:00 +0100
  • Android/Chrome: Videostream for Chrome already makes it easy to play any video on your computer or network through your Chromecast , but the new Videostream app for Android gives you a remote control to stream movies on your PC, monitor downloads, and control playback without installing a special media server. Read more...
    Release date: Sun, 03 May 2015 15:00:00 +0100
  • It started with one cup of chai tea a young chef brought to her restaurant coworker. That tea sparked a growing, successful company -- and a loving, romantic relationship. DeRusha Eats takes a look inside Gray Duck Chai, a commercial kitchen and small – but growing – bottling line in St. Paul.
    Release date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:22:00 +0100
  • GPS producer TomTom has unveiled its own take on the action camera, one which offers on-device editing and highlights creation. The TomTom Bandit has a built-in media server that allows it to process videos before sharing them with a smartphone, and is able to create a highlights compilation from available video clips whenever the user shakes the camera....
    Release date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:42:00 +0100
  • TomTom, a company best known for its GPS gadgets and a line of watches for runners and athletes, is diving deeper into action sports. Meet the Bandit camera: a GPS action cam that'll beam footage to a connected smartphone. If you're in a hurry, and don't want to futz with proper edits on a computer, TomTom's app will pull videos from the camera so you can share them quickly -- all you have to do is give your phone a shake. The company claims that its device is the first of its kind to pack a built-in media server, capable of processing files before sending them to your phone. That's where the phone shaking comes in: doing so will alert the camera/app duo to automatically compile a video for you. In addition to that bit of heavy lifting, the Bandit's on-board motion and GPS automatically tag highlights based on speed, altitude, acceleration, G-force and heart rate -- the last of which is likely tracked with one of TomTom's fitness watches. Don't worry, you can manually pick those spots, too. Filed under: Cameras **Comments** **Source:** TomTom (1), (2)
    Release date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:19:00 +0100
  • TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2015) - Goldland Holdings Co. (OTCQB: GHDC) announces that during the recent review of all past acquisitions, it became apparent that the present internal and external web presence and technology had become compromised. Due to the security concerns raised, the company quickly formed a new alliance with Fortress New Media, to secure both web based and internal server based technology tools.
    Release date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0100
  • The D-Link AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender DAP-1650 is an affordable four-port range extender that also works as a media server and an access point and offers solid 5GHz performance.
    Release date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:46:00 +0100
  • The D-Link AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender DAP-1650 is an affordable four-port range extender that also works as a media server and an access point and offers solid 5GHz performance.
    Release date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 23:22:00 +0100
  • [Business Wire] - Insert after first paragraph of release issued April 24, 2015, at 11:40 a.m. PT/April 24, 2015, at 2:40 p.m. ET: Powerpoint slides accompanying the call can be found in the Investor Relations section of the Cinedigm website under events and presentations or at http://edge.media- server.com/m/p/wc2ypgmy.
    Release date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:30:00 +0100
  • The days of leaving money on the table may be over. CBS 2's Marissa Bailey reports on the trend of using smart apps to tip your server.
    Release date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:19:00 +0100
  • WASHINGTON (CNN) -- "Saturday Night Live" comedian Cecily Strong delivered a series of one-liners Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner that jumped from candidate to candidate and from one news agency to the next. Strong's rapid fire delivery touched on everything from the 2016 presidential election to the controversial Indiana religious […]
    Release date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:55:00 +0100
  • Exclusive: To fill in where you went after you left one beacon-equipped physical store, Unacast wants to aggregate all promixity-sensing networks.
    Release date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:01:00 +0100
  • (Paul Mirengoff) Team Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon responded to the New York Times Clinton Foundation/Russian uranium deal story by asserting that there is not a “shred of evidence” Hillary Clinton approved the deal to reward donors of the Clinton Foundation. The "shred of evidence" cliche is not a happy one for Hillary. After all, she has admitted, in essence, that she shredded tens of thousands of State Department emails, and the server
    Release date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:20:00 +0100
  • **Fyber Gmbh**, a subsidiary of** RNTS Media N.V**., has acquired German ad tech company** Falk Realtime Ltd** for a consideration of 10.75 million euros in cash and shares. The transaction is expected to close in the spring of 2015. Falk Realtime's backers included** Revel Partners**.
    Release date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:41:00 +0100
  • Conforming to HIPAA security rules and utilizing FIPS 140-2-compliant software, High-Rely MediStor series provides backup and disaster recovery tools, such as local and cloud-based virtualization, hardware-level AES-256 encryption, and unlimited cloud storage with up to 7-year protected retention. Powered by Intel® Xeon® server-grade processors, systems offer up to 48 TB aggregate capacity and automatic drive mirroring with removable media designed for daily rotation. **This story is related to the following:** Computer Hardware and Peripherals Services Search for suppliers of: Data Storage & Retrieval Systems | Computer Disaster Recovery Services & Back-Up Sites | Data Storage Products | Computer Back-Up Storage Devices
    Release date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:31:00 +0100
  • It wasn't just a computer glitch that caused the state to temporarily halt the annual school test known as the MCAs. It was a deliberate attack on the system.
    Release date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:40:00 +0100
  • Broadcom Corp. (BRCM) reported solid first-quarter 2015 results, riding high on a healthy demand for high-end smartphone and broadband access products.
    Release date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:55:00 +0100
  • Looking for a cheap barebones machine with plenty of room for storage? Take a gander at the PowerEdge T20 from Dell. It's small, powerful, and extremely affordable. With this deal, you can make a handy little media server easily without breaking the bank. Add a few terabytes of storage, and you're on your way to having your very own personal media streaming solution.
    Release date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0100
  • _**Written by Doug Powers_ Quiz: What are these "journalist" chasing down? * **A)** The dismantled, smashed and charred remains of Hillary's email server as they were carted away from the Clinton residence in a Geek Squad meat wagon. **B)** A lead about the $6 billion unaccounted for during Hillary's tenure at the State Department. **C)** A van containing Hillary Clinton that is dubbed the "Mystery Machine" ("Red Herring" would be a more fitting name). _**Written by Doug Powers_ _Twitter @ThePowersThatBe_
    Release date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:10:00 +0100
  • ...1-888-879-5879 or e-mail us at info@winmagic.com . WinMagic, SecureDoc, SecureDoc Enterprise Server, Compartmental SecureDoc, SecureDoc PDA, **SecureDoc** Personal Edition, SecureDoc RME, SecureDoc Removable Media Encryption, SecureDoc Media Viewer, SecureDoc Express, SecureDoc for Mac and SecureDoc Central Database ...
    Release date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:41:00 +0100
  • With fifteen years under my belt writing about astroturf, think tanks, fauxcademics, and other dirty lobbying and policy tricks, I've always had a hobbyist's fascination with propaganda, especially online. When done "correctly," disinformation or guerrilla marketing is utterly invisible. When done poorly -- you get more comedic, ham-fisted attempts at information control, like Scientology's personal website's attacks on the new HBO documentary "Going Clear" or, well, ISP-paid sockpuppets who insist they fight net neutrality because they _just love internet freedom so very much_. Of course, the one-two punch of violence and propaganda has for some time put Putin's Russia on another level of intellectual aggression. The Guardian recently penned a pretty fascinating interview with several members of Putin's internet troll army, paid to spam forums, websites, and social networks around the globe with pro-Putin propaganda. Working in twelve-hour shifts in a nondescript building marked "business center," hundreds of writers work in "humourless and draconian" teams dedicated toward supporting Putin's worldview for 45,000 rubles ($790) a month. And it often works: > _"The scariest thing is when you talk to your friends and they are repeating the same things you saw in the technical tasks, and you realize ...
    Release date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:57:00 +0100
  • jones_supa writes: The KDE project today announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.3 beta. It brings better power management, improved Bluetooth support, improved widgets, Wayland support, new media center, and nearly 350 bugfixes. The power management improvements include settings that can be independently configured per activity, there is a new energy usage monitor available in KInfoCenter, and a battery applet identifies applications that hog power. Bluetooth applet brings added support for blocking and unblocking devices. New touchpad module has been added as well. The combined window manager and compositor KWin is now able to start a nested XWayland server, which acts as a bridge between the old X11 and the new Wayland world. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Release date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:53:00 +0100
  • The five-year-old database management company, which has raised close to $190 million, now counts 500-plus big corporate customers including eBay, Netflix, and Target.
    Release date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:07:00 +0100
  • Her tarnished reputation precedes her.
    Release date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:30:00 +0100
  • Maureen Dowd's latest column attacking Hillary Clinton with comparisons to former President Richard Nixon echoes attacks from the Republican National Committee (RNC). In a _New York Times_ op-ed on April 11, Dowd predicted that Clinton's presidential campaign will "take the Nixon approach" by "trying to charm people one by one in the early states for 2016, an acknowledgement that she cannot emulate the wholesale allure of Bill Clinton or Barack Obama." Dowd's Nixon comparison has been made before, repeatedly, as part of the RNC's "Stop Hillary" campaign. As the _Washington Post_ noted on April 11, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus "habitually describes Clinton as a cold, Nixonian liberal millionaire." Priebus made the comparison in March when discussing Clinton's email use while serving as secretary of state, saying "even Nixon didn't destroy the tapes" (an implication that the deleted personal emails on Clinton's private server were equivalent to Nixon's involvement in the Watergate conspiracy). Conservative media figures followed his lead, and the Nixon comparison found its way onto a variety of Fox News programming, into the pages of _National Review_, and even into the mouth of conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on the March 29 edition of NBC's _Meet the ...
    Release date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:09:00 +0100
  • Learn how you can upload and host your iTunes podcast files on Google Drive for free. You can host both audio and video podcasts.
    Release date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 08:59:00 +0100
  • Political pundits will be going into overdrive this weekend as two potential presidential candidates ready to announce their plans.
    Release date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:45:00 +0100
  • My client is looking for an all round Front and Back End Developer to come on board for a long term contract. This client has a team of around 40, inclusive of their infrastructure, development, and media teams. Based in the heart of London, they are looking for a strong all round Developer to come on board for a long term contract (initially 3-6 months and rolling). Their focus is not just on web Development, they are looking for the 'right candidate' who can contribute to all areas of the bus
    Release date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:22:00 +0100
  • NET Developer / C# / ASP.NET / MVC / HTML / CSS / Angular / Bermondsey / 3 months £400 Our client, a Digital Media agency are looking to bring on board a strong C# developer to work on delivering a suite of web-based tools that are used in house for the business. Requirements: C# MVC5 Knowledge of cloud technologies (Azure) SQL Server Javascript, JQuery or Angular.JS experience. Experience with full product life cycle Desirables: Agile environment experience. XML. JSON. TDD. BDD. For more
    Release date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:21:00 +0100
  • In this week's news, we noted the row between EE and OFCOM over the regulator's recent Mobile Broadband Performance Report, an exercise to benchmark the data rates, latencies, and Web page load times on the UK MNOs' 3G and 4G networks. EE doesn't agree with OFCOM's results, and is angry enough that it threatened legal action. But what are lawyers doing in this conversation? This ought to be a technical problem that we can solve with data! The results are interesting. EE is the fastest operator, by a distance, on the straightforward large-file speed tests, and 3UK is the slowest. Which may seem surprising if you've read this Telco 2.0 Executive Briefing. However, 3UK won by an impressive margin on the Web page test (Figure 22 below) and by a lesser margin on the ping test. EE did quite poorly on the Web page test. But what really got EE's goat was this chart: EE had a startlingly high rate of time-outs. And you might wonder how 3UK could possibly have won the Web page test given that they are well behind everyone else on the pure speed test. Here's the problem, though. The pure speed ...
    Release date: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:16:00 +0100
  • PARIS -- Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group seized control of a global French television network, simultaneously blacking... _more »_
    Release date: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:43:00 +0100
  • Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on April 10th! More marketers will use Facebook video for their ad campaigns than YouTube this year, according to a study released today. The report, "The State of Video […]
    Release date: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:35:00 +0100
  • The enemies of freedom are afraid of us — and they should be.
    Release date: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:56:00 +0100
  • Mainstream press are relying on a flawed timeline to suggest former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of an iPad to send State Department emails is a contradiction to her explanation that she established a private email account in order to use only one mobile device to conduct email correspondence. But such speculation ignores the fact that the iPad did not exist until the year after Clinton's private email account was established ## **Clinton Explained Personal Email Account Was Established For Convenience Of Using One Mobile Phone** **In 2009, Clinton Set Up Email Account For "Convenience" Of Carrying One Mobile Phone. **During a March press conference at the United Nations, Hillary Clinton answered questions about her use of a personal email account during her tenure at the State Department, stating that she opted "for convenience" when deciding to streamline her work and personal email onto a single mobile phone platform. Clinton noted that her decision "was allowed by the State Department," but that in hindsight "it would have been better" to simply carry two phones and operate two email accounts. At no point did she claim to have exclusively accessed her email on a single device: > ...
    Release date: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:35:00 +0100
  • Firefox 37 is out.
    Release date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:07:00 +0100
  • In sharp contrast with its intense scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's private email server, the media has largely remained mum on Senator Marco Rubio's (R-FL) own habit of deleting official emails sent from a private email account. MSNBC's Steve Benen pointed out that the hosts of Fox News' _The Five_ gave Rubio a free pass on his email history, while continuing to disparage Clinton's private server. According to a statement by Clinton's lawyer, the former Secretary of State's email server was wiped clean after she turned over approximately 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department. _The_ _Wall Street Journal _reported earlier this month that not only did Rubio correspond with reporters on a private email account while he served as a leader in the Florida House, but when the _Orlando Sentinal_ requested those emails, Rubio's spokesperson said they had been deleted. In a March 31 article for MSNBC.com's MaddowBlog, Benen pointed out that while co-hosting the March 30 edition of _The Five_, Rubio failed to answer a direct question about whether he would publicly disclose his own private emails, writing, "At this point, Dana Perino, the former press secretary in the Bush/Cheney White House, jumped in to ...
    Release date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:50:00 +0100
  • "Pls let me know if you got a reply from my ipad. I'm not sure replies go thru"
    Release date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:17:00 +0100
  • Chuck Grassley ups the pressure on Hillary Clinton's Islamist operative.
    Release date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:41:00 +0100
  • Infrastructure Engineer | Media | VMware | Storage  A global media company are looking for an Infrastructure Engineer to join their offices on a 1 year fixed term basis. This is a very technical position and will suit someone who has a passion for technology and likes to be hands on. This role is heavy on Virtualization and Storage. Key Skills for Infrastructure Engineer (skills in bold are essential):   - Server Operating System: Windows 2003/2008/2012 R2 (Ideally certified). - VMWARE 5
    Release date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:29:00 +0100
  • Watch Video **"When I got to work as secretary of state, I opted for convenience to use my personal email account,"** Hillary Clinton said during a March 10 press conference. (Video via C-SPAN) Hillary Clinton's lawyers confirmed Friday that personal email account has been gutted since she left public office, a point sure to raise only more questions from Republicans and muddy Clinton's image as she presumably prepares to announce her candidacy for president. After it was revealed Clinton used a private email server in her home to conduct official Secretary of State business, Republicans demanded to see all emails related to the 2012 Benghazi attacks on the American embassy. In a response to the House Benghazi Select Committee's subpoena Friday, Clinton's attorneys confirmed all 30,490 work-related emails had already been sent to the State Department for review and Clinton wants them made public. As for the 31,830 emails considered personal? **"The secretary chose not to keep her non-record personal emails"** and asked that all but the final 60 days' worth of personal emails be wiped from the server. This potentially explains what Clinton meant when she seemed to offer two different answers during her press conference over ...
    Release date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:24:00 +0100
  • ### Review **VLC Media Player for Mac is, as its name implies, a free multimedia player software developed and published by VideoLAN**. It is an open-source application focused on playing all kinds of video and audio formats and files, including CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray and several Streaming protocols. All this is thanks to the packs of codecs that the program includes. It is one of the most popular media players of the market, and it has multiple features that make it outstanding. **Its interface is clear and simple, but it includes a wide variety of options**. The main purpose of VLC Media Player for Mac is to play practically any file format, including the rarest audio and video files. It also allows using streaming ways and serving as unicast server or multicast server for IPv4 and IPv6. In VLC Media Player for Mac you can play CDs and get data of the album via the internet. You can also play DVDs and ignore the location restrictions.** It offers the possibility to play VCD and get signal from a DVB card in order to play TV via satellite or digital**. At your disposal, there are some skins ...
    Release date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:48:00 +0100
  • BBC Future Media is looking for an experienced, professional and enthusiastic Perl Developer to join our world-class team responsible for delivering services to a suite of major BBC online products, including BBC iPlayer. The Platform API team is our team dedicated to the ingest and serving of public-facing BBC and non-BBC programme and user metadata. We are part of the engineering team in our Platform department that is in turn part of the wider BBC Future Media (FM) division. We provide shared software/hardware services built to power BBC Online’s programme based propositions across a range of platforms from web to mobile and IPTV. These services include programme metadata APIs, rights and metadata management tools, as well as audio and video transcoding. The role require an excellent knowledge of Perl, web frameworks (Catalyst, Mason, TT) RESTful web services, security, caching, architecting for performance, mysql and web standards, along with proven experience of working in a mixed discipline team on large scale web application projects. Key Responsibilities • To write robust, scalable, high-performance, world-class code using object oriented Perl, Apache, mysql, memcached and other server side technologies to create dynamic web applications with multiple data serialisations • To write reusable code ...
    Release date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:00:00 +0100
  • "Video games... contribute to the consolidation of white supremacist power."
    Release date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:59:00 +0100
  • [Marketwired] - BroadSoft®, Inc. today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, has named the BroadWorks® WebRTC Server as a 2015 WebRTC ...
    Release date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0100
  • Apple has reportedly acquired FoundationDB, a company known for making database software capable of quickly handling large numbers of transactions. The report comes from _TechCrunch_ which says that the acquisition is likely aimed at improving the infrastructure behind Apple's various digital storefronts: > It seems likely that this was an acquisition designed to bolster Apple's server-side technologies for the App Store, iTunes Connect or iTunes in the Cloud. With millions of apps now in the store and billions being served to users, there is undoubtedly room for improvement in those systems. As of now, the acquisition hasn't been confirmed by either company, but _TechCrunch_ notes that FoundationDB is no longer offering downloads of its software, with the following message displayed on its community website: > Thank you for your support of FoundationDB over the last five years. We're grateful to have shared our vision of building the best database software and we strongly value your participation in this community. We have made the decision to evolve our company mission and, as of today, we will no longer offer downloads. If you have any technical questions, please email info@foundationdb.com Of course, nothing is official until we hear something from ...
    Release date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:48:00 +0100
  • **Yikes.** If ever there were customers who deserved to be shamed on social media, it's these guys: Yesterday, authorities in Anaheim, California, arrested four diners who allegedly left without paying, and then drove right over the waitress who had just served them. Surveillance footage shows server Maria Uriostegui following the group out to their Volkswagen, after realizing they'd left nothing on the table. "I tapped on the window politely, and I said, 'Stop. Are you guys not going to pay?'" she said. "I made eye contact with them. They just laughed it off and kept on driving." An employee who witnessed the incident recalled, "The car was going back and forth, and then it went over her. It's horrible. It's a miracle she's still alive." The good news is that Uriostegui is already out of the hospital and back on her feet. And as for the dine-and-dashers: Skipping out on a $45 bill has escalated to $25,000 in bail, and charges of conspiracy and assault with a deadly weapon. [ABC, NBC] Read more posts by Clint Rainey Filed Under: **awful things**, california, dine and dash, news
    Release date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:45:00 +0100
  • ADLINK Technology, a leading global provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), today introduced the MCS-2040 , the first dedicated media server on the market with built-in media processing management software, offering 6x the performance of pure software transcoding solutions and reserving more than 80% of CPU capacity for customer applications. Based on dual 4th generation Intel® Core™ i... Read the full story at http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=196632
    Release date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:13:00 +0100
  • Samsung recently took a significant media beating after people actually bothered to read the company's privacy policy, only to discover that the company's "smart" TVs were collecting snippets of living room conversation and transmitting them to third parties for analysis. Samsung ultimately issued a blog post stating it was only collecting a limited amount of voice data to improve voice command functionality. Besides, said Samsung, if you don't want your voice commands collected, you can disable the functionality (even though you lose some core TV features in the process). Of course, while Samsung got the brunt of the public and media hysteria, many people didn't seem to realize that nearly everything that takes voice commands (from your home automation system to your iPhone) already engages in this same behavior. Case in point: Mattel is taking more than a little heat for the company's new "Hello Barbie," which connects to Wi-Fi, and also records kids' voice commands and routes them to an external server in order to improve voice command tech. In this video from February, Mattel shows how Barbie now stores your preferences and even provides career advice: Groups like Campaign For a Commercial-Free Childhood weren't ...
    Release date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:47:00 +0100
  • **Generation Partners** expects to make 10x its money with the sale of** Agility Recovery Solutions**.
    Release date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:01:00 +0100
  • An anonymous reader writes "I've decided it's time for me to build a separate machine specifically for use as a Media Center/Small Home Server. My wife and I haven't had cable TV in years, instead relying entirely on Netflix, other streaming sites, and hard copies we've bought over the years. Having just finished ripping our entire media collection (CDs, DVDs, and even our vinyls and VHS with the help of a capture card and some sweet digital voodoo) to a couple HDDs, I'm feeling froggy. Up until now we've been using WDTV Live, and it's been pretty snazzy, but I want to upgrade to a dedicated media machine instead of piggybacking off of my office computer. It'll be a Windows based machine utilizing Plex, and it's going in the crawlspace of the house. The crawlspace in question is unfinished, but I do have a dry concrete slab down there where I can put/mount/assemble something. Cooling won't be an issue obviously, and I am keeping a close eye on hardware specs with regards to moisture. It is still a crawlspace though. What would be a good setup to to house the hardware? Priorities being to ...
    Release date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:17:00 +0100
  • **Intel Capital** has made an investment in **CafeX Communications**, a provider of real-time engagement solutions for mobile and web platforms. No financial terms were disclosed.
    Release date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:24:00 +0100
  • The internet was only meant to be open until they could close it.
    Release date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:44:00 +0100
  • The Eghazi frenzy that political reporters and, of course, Republicans have been whipping up is falling flat everywhere else. At least that's what the latest CNN/Gallup poll [pdf] on Hillary Clinton's email practices as Secretary of State tells us. Clinton still has a 53 percent approval rating, which is pretty damned hard to beat among politicians these days (except by her husband, who 65 percent of the voting public still likes, a lot). Fifty-seven percent say she is "someone you would be proud to have as president." The split on whether or not Eghazi is a serious thing: 51 percent say somewhat or very serious, 48 percent say not really a big deal, and about the same percentages for "did [51 percent] or did not [47 percent] do anything wrong by using a personal email address and home-based server to send and receive emails while she served as Secretary of State?" But the bottom line really is whether or not it matters at all to voters when it comes to voting for her for president. And it really doesn't. Fifty-two percent say it's just not all that relevant "to her character or her ability to serve ...
    Release date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:42:00 +0100
  • You know you're in the midst of another concocted _Clinton scandal_ when Republicans, Village media, and other perpetual critics of the most investigated couple in the history of American politics breathlessly assert that something no good, awful, and very terrible has been perpetrated, despite their inability to identify exactly what that something is. In the midst of their caterwauling about Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account and a private server while serving as Secretary of State, Republicans, Village media, and other perpetual critics of the most investigated couple in the history of American politics have been thrashing about, desperately trying to figure out if it was the inapplicable 2014 regulation, the vague and poorly written 2009 regulation, or some earlier vague and poorly written regulation, not to mention where responsibility and culpability were defined, and within what time frame. The arguments are fiercely defended, then casually tossed aside and forgotten as new arguments are floated, and the only thing that remains consistent is that desperate thrashing yearning to prove that Hillary Clinton did something no good, awful, and very terrible. As she so often does, digby got to the core of the problem: > I ...
    Release date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15:45:00 +0100
  • President Obama's senior adviser Valerie Jarrett leaked to the media details about former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's exclusive use of a private email server during her tenure, the New York Post reported late Saturday. Ms. Jarrett used outside sources to leak the information so that neither she nor ...
    Release date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:30:00 +0100
  • U.S. President Barack Obama poked fun at himself and the political and media landscape Saturday night at the annual dinner of the Gridiron Club, a Washington group that brings together the country's journalists and political elite for a night of laughs. "If you think about how things have changed since 2008, back then I was the young, tech-savvy candidate of the future. Now I'm yesterday's news and Hillary's got a server in her house," the president joked in a...
    Release date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:07:00 +0100
  • The 6 best jokes at the Gridiron Club dinner
    Release date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 04:27:00 +0100
  • No startup has yet topped Siri, Google Now, or Cortana. But perhaps following the arrival of Sirius, that could change.
    Release date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 03:01:00 +0100
  • It's almost as if the UK is **trying** to be a shining example of the "slippery slope" we often refer to when talking about the dangers of filtering the Internet. Either that, or they're secretly creating absurdist art. Whether it's the government's porn filter architect getting arrested for child porn, the UK's filters blocking useful and entirely legal websites, or the desire to expand Internet filters to include ambiguously defined "extremist content," the UK has finally achieved high comedy with its stumbling, bumbling foray into trying to clean up the Internet of its naughty bits. With the country's Pirate Bay filters going so well (as in not really well at all), the UK is engaged in a heated game of whac-a-mole to stop users from accessing the Pirate Bay specifically and BitTorrent websites in general. Despite years of effort and expenditures it remains relatively simple for most UK residents to dodge these bans, quite often by either changing simple DNS settings or by using a proxy server. BitTorrent has made it easier by often switching IP addresses, and when that doesn't work, users can still access the website via dedicated proxy sites. UK ISPs were ...
    Release date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 21:49:00 +0100
  • Amazon Web Services announced that Amazon CloudFront now gives users CloudFront signed HTTP cookies to secure private content. Whereas before, you'd control who could access CloudFront content using a custom signature for each objectURL, you can now include the signature …
    Release date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:32:00 +0100
  • QNAP Systems today announced the release of the TS-251 Turbo NAS, a two-bay compact NAS that offers an Intel Celeron dual-core CPU. Users benefit from features including real-time/offline Full HD video transcoding; video streaming via DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast and Plex Media Server; HDMI-out with XBMC media player; and various apps for file & multimedia storage, backup and sharing....
    Release date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:32:00 +0100
  • Mozilla just announced a new security technology that will let you look into your server's memory processes and it's called Masche. As you'd expect the code is open source. The tool scans memory processes, while allowing for normal unabated operations. Masche acts as a compliment to Mozilla's existing digital forensics and threat response platform Mozilla InvestiGator or MIG. The platform views information from […]
    Release date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:54:00 +0100
  • Media outlets are demanding that Hillary Clinton be subject to an independent review of her personal email account to disprove their own baseless suggestions that she engaged in illicit activity or failed to properly disclose all work-related correspondence. The demand ignores that every State Department employee, regardless of whether they use government or personal accounts, decides for themselves whether or not to preserve their emails. ## Media Baselessly Suggest Clinton Inappropriately Deleted Government-Related Emails **_Wash. Post_****: "There Is No Way To Check" That Clinton Turned Over All Work-Related Email.**_ The __Washington Post_ editorial board claimed that Clinton's decision to withhold personal emails from scrutiny meant "there is no way to check" that she properly documented all work-related correspondence: > By Ms. Clinton's account Tuesday, the sorting of more than 60,000 e-mail messages from her time at the State Department -- to separate the personal and the work-related -- was carried out entirely by her and her lawyer. She claims that all the work messages have been turned over to the department, but there is no way to check. She disclosed Tuesday that the remainder, the personal e-mails, were deleted. [_The Washington Post_, 3/10/15] **_WSJ_****: "No One Else Will ...
    Release date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:56:00 +0100
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) House Republicans, like the Beltway media, are whipping themselves into a frenzy over Hillary Clinton's emails. But unlike the media, House Republicans can issue subpoenas, and not one, not two, but three committees are talking about doing so: > Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says his House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee is opening an investigation into whether Clinton violated government record-keeping and security regulations by using a private email server to handle official State Department communications. Chaffetz has threatened to subpoena Clinton to get what he wants. > > California Rep. Ed Royce’s House Foreign Affairs Committee has signaled it might jump in as well, emailing at least one reporter seeking information about internal State Department concerns regarding Clinton’s emails. > > And Rep. Trey Gowdy’s (R-S.C.) Benghazi select committee, which has drawn the most headlines so far, has issued a subpoena for all of Clinton’s State Department communications, with a deadline in the coming weeks. Gowdy’s panel is also actively exploring options with congressional attorneys about whether they can take control of Clinton’s email server, which is stored in her Westchester County, N.Y., home. Republican leadership's big concern over this is traffic management: making sure that each ...
    Release date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:04:00 +0100
  • Palo Alto, California-based **The Hive**, an incubator, accelerator and early- stage investor, has closed its second fund at $22 million. According to the firm, The Hive II will focus on backing data-driven applications in enterprise, internet of things and online segments.
    Release date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:50:00 +0100
  • Docker, a startup whose open-source container technology is becoming a popular component in software development, is announcing today that it's acquired KiteMatic, a three-man startup that built a Mac app that lets people quickly start working with Docker's containers for storing application code. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Docker until this point has promoted […]
    Release date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:01:00 +0100
  • _James Carville is a guest contributor to Media Matters._ Having been on the front line fighting these battles for over 20 years, let me explain to you the basic rule the Washington Press Corps employs when it comes to covering Bill and Hillary Clinton. It is an ironclad rule that most any journalist covering the Clintons must follow: There shall be one standard for covering everyone else in public life, and another standard for the Clintons. Because, well.... because they are the Clintons. Henceforth this will be referred to as the Clinton Rule. My point to you, dear reader, is that it is the Washington Press Corps' rule, and they're not going to change it, but we as progressives don't have to accept it. That is why I am proud to be posting on this site, because no one is more effective at combatting the Clinton Rule than David Brock and his organizations. One thing I can promise you is that this is not the last made-up scandal. The endless, breathless coverage of the Hillary Clinton "email scandal" is nothing more than another made-up scandal in a long, long line of made-up scandals. Over the past ...
    Release date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:28:00 +0100
  • Biden may end up having the last laugh.
    Release date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:45:00 +0100
  • What I’m learning from Lent without 24/7 connectivity. The Internet will soon get faster. HTTP, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is the formatting and transmission system to call up sites on our browsers. It was created in 1991 and last upgraded in 1999, back when the web was transporting more text and fewer graphics. In a couple of weeks, HTTP/2 will be published, speeding the process "by using new ways of transporting data between the browser and server across the Internet." I'm neither a technophile nor a technophobe, but as a Lenten practice this year, I decided to restrict my Internet access. My husband changed our home WiFi password, and I turned off the cellular data on my iPhone. Though I'd still check email and social media most mornings off-site, for 40 days, I would fast from fast. In Christina Crook's new book, _The Joy of Missing Out__,_ she describes her experiment of Internet fasting disconnecting entirely for 31 days and chronicling the period with typewritten letters, which she mailed to a friend. "Letters to a Luddite" became _The Joy of Missing Out, _where Crook argues not for abandoning all things virtual, but for rethinking our digital ...
    Release date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:49:00 +0100
  • Over the course of three decades, Madonna has become synonymous with provocation, panache and pop prestige. No less central to the diva's record- smashing career, of course, has been her ardent gay audience. The community has, once again, played a prominent role in the lead-up to the March 10 release of “Rebel Heart,” the Queen of Pop’s 13th album and most musically diverse offering in a decade. To promote the album, Madonna teamed up with the gay social app Grindr, giving five lucky users the chance to chat with her one-on-one. She also tips her hat to those fans on the album’s most self-referential tune, “Veni Vidi Vici,” with the line, “And when I struck a pose, all the gay boys lost their mind.” On the eve of the “Rebel Heart” release, HuffPost Gay Voices and five other LGBT media outlets caught up with Madonna at the offices of Interscope Records in New York. In typical Madonna fashion, the superstar held court in an intimate, all-white music room that was perfumed with eucalyptus oil. She looked fit and glamorous in a flowing black and gold dress, and was as succinct and confrontational as one would ...
    Release date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:34:00 +0100
  • First Read: "What we learned yesterday is that Hillary Clinton hasn't changed a thing. In her news conference responding to her use of personal emails as secretary of state, Clinton was 1) lawyerly, 2) dismissive of the news media's interest [...] The post The Clinton Way appeared first on Political Wire.
    Release date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:01:00 +0100
  • A Minnesota family wants restaurants to make changes after an allergic reaction took the life of their son. Scott Johnson, 16, had a severe milk allergy since birth. He died last summer after eating restaurant pancakes that his family thought were dairy-free.
    Release date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 04:35:00 +0100
  • Hillary Clinton addressed the week-long email controversy, but her explanations only raised new questions.
    Release date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 22:36:00 +0100
  • Hillary Clinton spoke on women's rights at the United Nations on Tuesday afternoon, and then moved on to something the media actually cares about: a press conference addressing her use of a private email account during her time as secretary of state. Though some reporters whined extensively about a difficult U.N. press credentialing process, plenty of media made it in. Clinton opened by discussing her speech's topic of gender equality, making the disappointment of reporters in attendance palpable. "This remains the great unfinished business of the 21st century," she said, before moving to brief comments on open letter from Senate Republicans to Iran, calling the letter "out of step with the best traditions of American leadership." Only then did she move on to the topic of her emails. First, she said, "When I got to work as secretary of state, I opted for convenience to use my personal account, which was allowed ... looking back, it would have been better had I used a second email account and carried a second phone." "The vast majority of my emails went to government employees" at government email addresses, so they were immediately logged in the system and ...
    Release date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:05:00 +0100
  • Cool -- Microsoft put lithium-ion batteries inside server chassis.
    Release date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:34:00 +0100
  • WASHINGTON (CNN) -- This week wasn't supposed to go this way for Hillary Clinton. Just months out from the expected launch of her likely presidential campaign, the former secretary of State planned to spend her Tuesday speech at the United Nations' Women's Empowerment Principles event talking about her "No Ceilings" report on the conditions for […]
    Release date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:24:00 +0100
  • A source close to Hillary Clinton tells CBS News that the former secretary of state will speak publicly about her use of a private email account, rather than a government address while she was secretary of state. First Read: "But [...] The post Clinton Will Address Email Controversy Today appeared first on Political Wire.
    Release date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:35:00 +0100
  • Multiple media outlets have been forced to walk back and update initial reports scandalizing Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state, after _The New York Times _kicked off the pseudo-scandal in an article the paper later acknowledged was "not without fault." _ _ ## **_The New York Times_** **_NY Times _****Insinuated That Clinton Broke Law With Use Of Non-Government Email.** In a March 2 report, _The New York Times_ insinuated that Hillary Clinton "may have violated federal requirements." The _Times' _key source, Jason R. Baron, claimed that Clinton's "exclusive use of her private email, for all of her work, appears unusual," despite the fact that she "is not the first government official -- or first secretary of state -- to use a personal email account on which to conduct official business." [_The New York Times_, 3/2/15] **The _Times' _Key Source Undercuts Central Claim, Saying Clinton Didn't Violate The Law.** According to CNN's political producer, the _Times' _key source Baron, a former director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration, said that Clinton did not "violate" the law after the _Times _article was published. [CNN political producer Dan ...
    Release date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:50:00 +0100
  • Watergate redux?
    Release date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:55:00 +0100
  • Whatever you want to call the Clinton email thing, it is unfolding in the worst way possible. She has got to get better advisors, and get them fast. First, she should have been told using private email for everything was a bad idea and not to do it. But she wasn't told that or ignored [Read more...]
    Release date: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 22:18:00 +0100
  • South Florida students did not encounter any technical issues Monday while taking the state’s new standardized test, however, the state’s top law enforcement agency is investigating testing delays caused by cyber-attacks on a server used to administer the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).
    Release date: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 22:08:00 +0100
  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A waiter at a bar in Kansas City posted an ad on Craigslist in an attempt to find two customers who walked out on their tabs without paying. The ad, which Stephen O’Laughlin originally posted to Craigslist under “missed connections,” describes the female customers, the men they were with and the drinks […]
    Release date: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:56:00 +0100
  • Media figures are exploiting the feeding frenzy over Hillary Clinton's email to engage in wild speculation, including wondering if she committed a felony. Numerous independent legal analysts have said that Clinton did not violate the law through her use of a non-government email account. ## Media Wildly Speculate About Wrongdoing In Clinton's Use Of Email **Ron ****Fournier: "Emails May Be A Key To Addressing 'Pay-To-Play' Whispers At Clinton Foundation." **In a March 8 post at the _National Journal_, Ron Fournier combined baseless speculation about the content of Clinton's emails with suggestions that foreign governments may have improperly influenced the former secretary of state, arguing that her emails' "greatest relevancy is what might reveal about any nexus between Clinton's work at State and donations to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation from U.S. corporations and foreign nations." Fournier cited an unnamed source who, despite having "no evidence of wrongdoing," still pushed the idea that the emails would reveal something nefarious (emphasis added): > Under fire, Bill Clinton said his namesake charity has "done a lot more good than harm"--hardly a ringing endorsement. One of his longest-serving advisers, a person who had worked directly for the foundation, told ...
    Release date: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:05:00 +0100
  • Feature:Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on March 6! Mobile apps for health care have broken new ground in monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. Next week, some of the most advanced will be highlighted at the […]
    Release date: Sat, 07 Mar 2015 17:04:00 +0100
  • WASHINGTON -- The State Department agreed Thursday to review thousands of messages from a private email account that former Secretary... _more »_
    Release date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:30:00 +0100
  • The Hillary Clinton e-mail controversy intensified after it was revealed that she ran her own computer server out of her Westchester home.
    Release date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:48:00 +0100
  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has been looking to the cloud for its next wave of growth, and tomorrow marks the launch of company's first data center in the U.S., according to a new report. The new data center, which is located in Northern California, is intended for Chinese companies that want to operate in the […]
    Release date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:12:00 +0100
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Everyone wants their own little piece of paradise and that's exactly what a new global, online media magazine - Lucky Paradise Casinos - delivers. Is it about casinos? No, not really. It's about feeling good and being lucky.
    Release date: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:15:00 +0100
  • chool administrators in Miami-Dade and Broward have canceled the computer based Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) test for grades 8-10 Tuesday, however, Education commissioner Pam Stewart told district superintendents via email Tuesday morning that the online tech services have been restored and testing may resume.
    Release date: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:10:00 +0100
  • Hillary Clinton's use of email while Secretary of State pretty much violated every Federal law and regulation on the issue.
    Release date: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:21:00 +0100
  • Each company will keep its own brand, and the separate technology infrastructures will remain independent for the immediate future. However, the combined offering will now be sold as an end-to-end solution.
    Release date: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:01:00 +0100
  • Seattle-based live games platform **PlayFab Inc** has secured $7.4 million in Series A funding. **Benchmark** led the round with participation from other investors that included **Madrona Venture Group, Startup Capital Ventures** and** Orbitz** CEO Barney Harford. According to the company, the capital will be used for growth and personnel hiring.
    Release date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:26:00 +0100
  • Company / App Name: Repucaution http://repucaution.com Twitter - repucaution What does it do? - manages multiple social media accounts - monitors brand online reputation - discovers new leads & grow sales Why do we need it? - social media is mainstream… - to keep everything in one place Who is it for? - brands with […]
    Release date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:14:00 +0100
  • Her target: Within four years, strategic areas including analytics, mobility, security and cloud computing will drive 40% of revenue.
    Release date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:54:00 +0100
  • iOS is stealing from Android once again.
    Release date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0100
  • I pointed out earlier that it was fairly astounding that Superfish was basically remaining mostly quiet on the whole controversy over its software. If you've been under a rock, earlier this week, the security community pointed out how Superfish's software (installed by default on certain Lenovo laptops) created a massive security vulnerability. Superfish itself is adware, but that's the least of the problems. The software doesn't track your behavior like other adware, but instead tries to insert other buying options when you're viewing images of certain products. It tries to find the same or similar products that you can buy for less and tell you about them. I could see how that might be interesting for _some people_ on _some shopping sites_ if they _chose_ to use the software. But, by being a default bloatware install on Lenovo laptops, there was no choice. Furthermore, it apparently was trying to do this on _every_ website. And that's where the real problem came in. Because many websites these days are encrypted via HTTPS (to better protect privacy), Superfish teamed up with a sneaky company named Komodia, to install a really nasty and poorly implemented "trick." It installed ...
    Release date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:45:00 +0100
  • **Aside from the drink, though, the place seems fine.** Earlier this year, the owners of a PR firm discovered, via a social-media blowback, that calling a company "Strange Fruit PR" is a seriously bad idea, since the poem and Billie Holiday song to which the name ostensibly pays homage is about the South's gruesome history of lynching. Now, a diner outside Boston called the Friendly Toast is facing a similar backlash after a customer pointed out that the restaurant's "Strange Fruit" cocktail was in need of a new name. As the customer, Mita Shah Hoppenfeld, writes on her personal blog (in a story later republished by Cambridge Day), her server reacted thusly: > The short of the story - after bringing it up and asking him to take it to his manager or whomever the drink menu maker is, he repeatedly returned to our table to "discuss" the issue. It started out as him saying he had never heard the song and what a horrible tragedy it is that people continue to face racism, and then eventually morphed into telling me, "You know, we just have to see the positive light of things. The ...
    Release date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:00:00 +0100
  • NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EaseUS Software, the global leader for the solution of data backup and recovery, storage management and data migration, today announces all their products completely support the new Windows 10, including Todo Backup, Partition Master and Data Recovery Wizard. And EaseUS also launches a special offer for the customers who want to upgrade to Windows 10 with the most effective data security and migration solution.
    Release date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:57:00 +0100
  • Watch Video "Pushy salesman" is probably not a default personality setting for Samsung's Smart TVs. But multiple reports of aggressive ads from Samsung TVs surfaced this week, including these on Reddit and in the support forums for Australian cable company Foxtel. The TVs are reportedly injecting ads into live cable feeds, and into playback of local content from a media server. (Video via Samsung) Samsung Australia issued a statement, published here by CNET. The company called the injection** "a result of an error that occurred as part of a recent software update that was not intended for the Australian market."** An honest mistake, in other words. But as Mashable notes, **"It definitely sounds like Samsung does have an intent to insert ads like these in some markets."** GigaOM writes **"the faux pas points to a bigger issue: Device makers like Samsung have long tried to figure out how to monetize their platforms and generate additional revenue in a time where margins on hardware are slim at best."** It's not the best PR news for Samsung, as it's already been in the headlines once this week for an Orwellian-sounding line in its privacy policy. **"If your spoken words include personal or ...
    Release date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:36:00 +0100
  • You're used to ads in regular TV programming, but what would you say if your smart TV started inserting ads into videos you own? This is exactly what happened to some Samsung smart TV owners, and though it seems to have been an error on Samsung's part, it's a scary omen for the types of advertising we might see on TVs in the future See also: Samsung's TVs aren't the only devices listening to you On Monday, a Reddit user complained in a post that a muted Pepsi ad started playing while he was watching shows and movies on his Samsung TV. The actual files were stored locally on the user's Plex media server, but the ads did not show on any other platforms, such as tablets or smartphones, accessing the same server. Read more... More about Ads, Samsung, Tv, Tech, and Smart Tvs
    Release date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:27:00 +0100
  • Release date: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:55:00 +0100
  • When the original Raspberry Pi was first announced, its creators spoke of how they wanted to recreate the bedroom coding culture of the 1980s - whereby individuals coding alone could learn to code with ease, and possibly even create the Next Big Thing. On this score then, the Pi has been an undoubted success as it puts into your hands ... Read More
    Release date: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:06:00 +0100
  • Press Release:OpenX today announced major milestones from 2014: exceeding $100 million of net revenue, growing the company's core monetization business (encompassing the OpenX Ad Exchange and the OpenX SSP) 70% year-over-year and welcoming a number...
    Release date: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 06:02:00 +0100
  • Enterprise software vendor VMware is continuing to diversify, today announcing that it's acquired a startup called Immidio, which built technology that can help large companies provide employees with software and documents for employees. "The Immidio UEM [user environment management] solution provides a consistent and dynamic desktop experience that is independent of operating system, device and […]
    Release date: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 19:03:00 +0100
  • This is going to sound weird, but Coca-Cola is single-handedly taking on Internet trolls. The soda brand's Super Bowl commercial that aired yesterday encourages viewers to #MakeItHappy - a response to all the hurtful social media messages and angry online comments on the Internet these days. What starts with soda spilling onto a massive Internet server ends up inspiring us to spread kindness instead of negativity. Give the heartwarming commercial a watch, and remember: "The world is what you make it."
    Release date: Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:47:00 +0100
  • Sometimes, customers want to use your products in the privacy of their own networks, not on the cloud. That's a lesson Atlassian has learned with HipChat, its team communications tool. The company is announcing a new version of HipChat today, called HipChat Server, that enterprise customers can run on their own networks for added control. While […]
    Release date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:01:00 +0100
  • Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. **Using Twitter To Track Down Heart Disease** (The Huffington Post) Why does one community have higher levels of heart disease than another? Measuring such things is tough, but newly published research reports telling indicators can be found in bursts of 140 characters or less. **ars technica** A study was released by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania that found a surprising correlation when studying two kinds of maps: those that mapped the county-level frequency of cardiac disease, and those that mapped the emotional state of an area's Twitter posts. In all, researchers sifted through over 826 million tweets, made available by Twitter's research-friendly "garden hose" server access, then narrowed those down to roughly 146 million tweets that had been posted with geolocation data from over 1,300 counties (each county needed to have at least 50,000 tweets to sift through to qualify. **Digital Trends** Locations where tweets expressing anger, stress and fatigue were more common also had higher numbers of deaths from heart problems. \"Psychological states have long been thought to have an effect on coronary heart disease,\" said Margaret Kern of the University of ...
    Release date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:01:00 +0100
  • Peter Van Buren writes about the Barrett Brown case, arguing this was a test case for a US government seeking to find ways to deal with sites like WikiLeaks that publish classified information.
    Release date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:03:00 +0100
  • The media streaming options for Sony's Playstation 4 have always been its weak point, especially compared to the formidable PS3 living room experience. Now, there's some good news for US users: Plex is finally available on both PS4 and PS3 in North and South America, after it rolled out in Europe and Asia last month. The popular media server lets you put all your media in one hub on your PS4, regardless of where you actually store it. You can then organize it by criteria like poster art, plot summary, album cover and share it to other devices and platforms. Sony said that it'll only stream video at first, with music and photo sharing arriving shortly. There is one drawback: you'll need a Plex Pass, a service that costs $4.99 -- more than half the price of Netflix. Filed under: Gaming, Home Entertainment, Sony **Comments** **Source:** Sony, Plex
    Release date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:02:00 +0100
  • Even the sport’s reigning champions have trouble making a living without turning themselves into sex symbols.
    Release date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:52:00 +0100
  • Hacking remains closer to your Facebook and email passwords than you may think
    Release date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:26:00 +0100
  • (Posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015) You may have noticed the new buzz on social media that started yesterday afternoon. It seems that the hot IT topic to post/tweet about is IBM?s new z13 server as well it should. The z13 is not only IBM?s next generation server, this...
    Release date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:15:00 +0100
  • 80 percent of his students didn’t want to observe the moment of silence
    Release date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:59:00 +0100
  • Why not take it from the horse's mouth? A couple years ago, the CMO of a major restaurant chain called me in a midnight panic. A server got fired for complaining about their new uniforms. So he ranted about...
    Release date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:33:00 +0100
  • _Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the _World of Warcraft. Matthew Rossi _will be your host today._ Let's talk about the Maniraptora. For one thing, the Maniraptora is a very large clade, including various subgroups, one of which is the birds - this means that the Maniraptora is the only surviving clade of dinosaurs, since all bird species are included within it. In addition to birds, the segnosaurs, the various raptor species (Dromaeosauridae) and the Oviraptorosauria were all members of the Maniraptora. It's almost certain that all members of the Maniraptora (indeed, possibly all Coelurosauria) were feathered, with body plans and bone structures we would find convincingly bird-like. In case you are wondering this is why I'm so bloody annoyed that in 2015 we're going to have _another _Jurassic Park sequel with featherless raptors. Similarly, _WoW_ raptors just irk me now. Put some damn feathers on them! They had feathers. I get that people refuse to accept that T-Rex had feathers (although it _did_) but the Maniraptora were even more ludicrously birdlike than that, because they literally are _birds and all dinosaurs closely ...
    Release date: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:00:00 +0100
  • Remember Seagate's new Personal Cloud drive, which my colleague Kevin Tofel wrote about earlier this week? Turns out the device, which can already play content on Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV and…
    Release date: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 06:41:00 +0100
  • Remember Seagate's new Personal Cloud drive, which my colleague Kevin Tofel wrote about earlier this week? Turns out the device, which can already play content on Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV and…
    Release date: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 06:41:00 +0100
  • Seagate Technology Public Limited Company (STX) further enhanced its wireless storage device portfolio with the launch of a 500 gigabyte (GB) portable wireless drive that is compatible with mobile devices.
    Release date: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:30:00 +0100
  • At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, tech companies often take the opportunity to unveil new products. Well-known data storage company Seagate is no exception, and is introducing three impressive new products at the show. The new 500GB Seagate Wireless portable hard drive is the company's latest HD designed specifically for use with tablets and smartphones like Apple's iPad and iPhone, introducing additional storage at affordable price. Available in five bright colors (lime green, cool blue, slate gray, fire-engine red, and white), the hard drive offers a nine hour battery life and the ability to store media like photos and videos, which can be streamed directly to an iOS device through the _Seagate Media_ app. It includes a new auto backup feature for making a secondary copy of photos and videos, and it can be used for storing documents and other file types. Because it has built-in Wi-Fi, the Seagate Wireless does not need an existing network connection. The Seagate Wireless will be available in January for $129.99 from the Seagate website and through retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. Seagate's second product, the Seagate Personal Cloud, is designed to offer an alternative to traditional server ...
    Release date: Sun, 04 Jan 2015 09:01:00 +0100
  • A feel-good story doesn't often come out of the halls of app developers - every once in a while someone gets lucky and creates a Flappy Bird, but generally it's all hard work and small reward. This is not the case for the developer known as Michell Bak. This man worked hard on a media server app by the name … Continue reading
    Release date: Thu, 01 Jan 2015 20:23:00 +0100
  • _ReadWriteReflect offers a look back at major technology trends, products and companies of the past year._ Here at ReadWrite, we strive not only to see technology as something that shapes our world, but as something we can access ourselves, to make our lives better and more fun. That’s the spirit behind ReadWrite tutorials, which are sometimes silly, sometimes practical, but always designed to teach you something new about technologies we rely on every day. If you’re resolving to become more technologically proficient in 2015, we’ve compiled our favorite tutorials of the year that cover languages like Python and JavaScript, and skills like working on the command line syncing an app with an API. All of these tutorials are designed for beginners, so all you need is a computer and some free time. **1. ****The Quantified Fish: How My Aquarium Uses Raspberry Pi**** ** **2. ****My Fish Just Sent Me A Text Message** The tiny, customizable computer Raspberry Pi is affordable at about $30, so early this year I bought a designated one just for monitoring my aquarium. Tutorials one and two outline how I use my Raspberry Pi and a waterproof temperature sensor to text me information about ...
    Release date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:05:00 +0100
  • American creators are embracing the ideals and practices of craftsmanship—but that’s less of a break from tradition than a return to it.
    Release date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 21:40:00 +0100
  • chicksdaddy writes Alternative theories of who is responsible for the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment have come fast and furious in recent weeks -- especially since the FBI pointed a finger at the government of North Korea last week. But Norse Security is taking the debate up a notch: saying that they have conclusive evidence pointing to group of disgruntled former employees as the source of the attack and data theft. The Security Ledger quotes Norse Vice President Kurt Stammberger saying that Norse has identified a group of six individuals -- in the U.S., Canada, Singapore and Thailand -- that it believes carried out the attack, including at least one 10-year employee of SPE who worked in a technical capacity before being laid off in May. Rather than starting from the premise that the Sony hack was a state sponsored attack, Norse researchers worked their investigation like any other criminal matter: starting by looking for individuals with the "means and motive" to do the attack. HR files leaked in the hack provided the motive part: a massive restructuring in Spring, 2014, in which many longtime SPE employees were laid off. After researching the online footprint ...
    Release date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:09:00 +0100
  • After you have installed WordPress, you may tweak a few settings to further optimize the performance and security of your WordPress website. Here's a complete guide to optimizing your WordPress installation.
    Release date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:01:00 +0100
  • Since Sony Pictures was hacked earlier this month we've seen a slew of stories do the rounds - reporting everything from the studio's forthcoming films, to internal email arguments between executives and emails from celebrities themselves. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this unfiltered gossip was lapped up by journalists and consumers alike. Meanwhile, a few months ago in September dozens of celebrities photos ... Read More
    Release date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:33:00 +0100
  • NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EaseUS Software, a leader in data backup and protection, today announces the release of EaseUS Todo Backup 8.0, a complete data backup and recovery solution with faster speed and files exclusion function.
    Release date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:18:00 +0100
  • 2015 should be the year your digital publication rethinks its community strategy. First question: Do you really care enough to do it right? As Kyle Chayka wrote this week, people are increasingly retreating to safe spaces. All the best conversation is happening in GroupMe, Slack, WhatsApp, private email lists, or over drinks after work. People...
    Release date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:49:00 +0100
  • Synergy. That's the direction you can expect from Beatport and SFX Entertainment. And the speech above from the film In Good Company more or less fits. (The plot of that 2004 movie even includes an acquisition by a conglomerate.) Basically, SFX may have solved the problem of how to make money in the streaming business … Continue -> The post This Movie Clip Sums Up the SFX-Beatport Vision of the Future of Dance Music appeared first on Create Digital Music.
    Release date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:40:00 +0100
  • One tool provides a continuous report of what TV station your set is tuned to, and the other two offer interactive overlays to expand program content or add responsive ads.
    Release date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0100
  • Although Sony is yet to add home media streaming to its PlayStation 4 console you can now stream your video files from a PC or network storage to the new gen machine. Plex has released a dedicated app for PS4 and PS3 that works with the company's server...
    Release date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:03:00 +0100
  • Company / App Name: Spika Inc. / ShareON http://spika.co.kr / http://shareon.tv Twitter - @shareONapp What does it do? With ShareON you can quickly and easily share any media files with your friends or family, no matter how big your files are or how many you want to send. Or simply stream your media between devices […]
    Release date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:11:00 +0100
  • Spoiler alert — it’s not a series of tubes
    Release date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:01:00 +0100
  • Tech investors took a shine to media companies in 2014, reversing their longstanding aversion to the news business.
    Release date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:16:00 +0100
  • NET Developer (ASP.NET, C#, C#.NET, dot NET, Web Application Development, .NET 4.5, ASP.NET MVC 5, WCF, RESTful, Web API, SQL Server 2014, Agile, TDD, BDD, NoSQL databases, Git, Node.JS and Ruby, Urgent) Our client is on a quest to transform how people discover, view and share content by combining the beauty and ease of print with the power of social media. Their key management team comprises of former top performers from Google, Apple, MSFT, NetFlix, Yahoo, Facebook, BBC Worldwide and Sony. Ha
    Release date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:43:00 +0100
  • Sony Pictures may not be standing idly while its corporate data is being disseminated all over the internet, following the devastating hack of its servers in late November According to a report from _Re/Code_, which quotes two anonymous sources, the company is using Amazon Web Services servers in Tokyo and Singapore to execute a DDoS (denial of service) attack on the servers offering its corporate data See also: The damage done: Sony Pictures hack reveals more embarrassing details A DoS attack usually uses many servers to swarm another server with data, rendering it slow or completely unusable It's hard to tell if Sony Pictures is really using such an attack, and the company would not confirm it. It's possible, though: A similar tactic was used back in the Napster days, when entertainment giants hired expert companies to slow down downloads of popular copyrighted files, discouraging people from trying to illegally obtain such files Read more... More about Hack, Hackers, Sony Pictures, Media, and Tech
    Release date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:28:00 +0100
  • Denial of service attacks allow Sony to slow the leak of its data
    Release date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:25:00 +0100
  • Denial of service attacks allow Sony to slow the leak of its data
    Release date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:25:00 +0100
  • A pipe burst is one of the most common household problem. However, that does not make it less annoying since the meter is still running when clean water is leaking from your pipe, on top of hiring licensed plumbers to fix the burst and a contractor for the damaged walls and ceiling. The same can be said […] The post Stop Leaks in Your Blog Fast! 5 Ways to Keep Your Blog Visitors from Leaving appeared first on The Blog Herald.
    Release date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:01:00 +0100
  • Keeping in mind the current threat scenario in cyberspace, the Union home ministry has instructed its employees to use social media platforms judiciously even while making posts in their personal capacity.
    Release date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:43:00 +0100
  • **UNIFi Software**, a provider of data integration solutions for businesses, has closed $4.45 million in seed financing. **Canaan Partners** led the round with other investors that included **Omaha Capital.**
    Release date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:09:00 +0100
  • [Thomson Reuters ONE] - Media Contact: Anne Trapasso 312-552-6327 atrapasso@vocecomm.com Imperva Expands Protection Against Distributed Denial of Service Attacks New DDoS Services Add Infrastructure Protection and Name Server ...
    Release date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:02:00 +0100
  • "Your startup disk is full." If you've ever gotten that error message on your Mac, you know what a headache it can be. It can keep your Mac from running, at least until you've moved or deleted enough files for it to work again. A utility called Disk Alarm can help you head off disk space problems before you're in a crisis. Running out of disk space can be a real drag. At worst it'll keep your Mac from working at all; it can also cause the Mac to slow way down. Generally speaking, it's always a wise idea to keep at least 10 percent of your boot volume free at any given time, since OS X sometimes needs scratch space on the disk for swap files and other content; more than that is good if you can manage it. As we're increasingly working on Macs that use SSDs with more limited storage space than the massive hard drives we had become accustomed to, running out of space can be a real problem for many of us. Even on "big" drives used on servers and media workstations, running out of space can be a ...
    Release date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:00:00 +0100
  • **Nginx**, a San Francisco-based open source web server developer, has closed $20 million in Series B1 round funding. **New Enterprise Associates** led the round with participation from other investors that included** e.ventures, Runa Capital, Index Ventures** and Nginx CEO Gus Robertson.
    Release date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:21:00 +0100
  • Sharing your innermost secrets on the web anonymously isn't as safe as you thought it was. Cloud-based security firm SilverSky Labs has unearthed a major flaw in anonymous social messaging app Yik Yak, which displays a feed of anonymous messages based on a user's location. Yik Yak fails to encrypt a seemingly "innocuous" component of the app, […]
    Release date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:30:00 +0100
  • Amanda Bynes' fall from grace has been both entertaining and painful to watch. The young former star has been in and out of jail and psychiatric facilities and seems to have pushed away everyone close to her, even her own …
    Release date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:20:00 +0100
  • shadeshope writes Having just gotten married, I find that for some inexplicable reason my wife doesn't like my huge, noisy, 'ugly' gaming PC being in the living room. I have tried hiding it in a TV cabinet: still too noisy. I have placed it in another room and run HDMI and USB cables, but the propagation delay caused horrible tearing and lag when playing games. Have any other slashdotters encountered this problem? I don't want to buy a console (Steam sales let me game so cheaply), or mess with water cooling. Ideally I would just hide it in the attic, is there some wireless technology that would be fast enough for gaming use? I have become quite attached to 'behemoth.' I have been upgrading him for years and he is the centre of my digital life. I run plex home theatre, media centre, steam, iTunes and air server. Will I have to do my gaming in the spare room? Once I have sorted this small problem going to try and make a case for the efficacy of a projector to replace the television..... it takes up less space, motorized screen could be hidden ...
    Release date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 22:21:00 +0100
  • The problem was traced back to San Francisco-based Gigya, which had its traffic re-directed to an SEA server.
    Release date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:25:00 +0100
  • The problem was traced back to San Francisco-based Gigya, which had its traffic re-directed to an SEA server.
    Release date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:59:00 +0100
  • Let's say you like golf (for some reason). You might be able to find local players via a mobile-only social network called Inlope, which today joins a growing crowd of interest-based communities.
    Release date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:01:00 +0100
  • > I want you to ask yourself when you make things, when you prototype interactions, am I thinking about my own clock, or the user’s? Paul Ford, “10 Timeframes” ## We’re not doing a good job Page-load times in the ten-second range are still common on modern mobile networks, and that’s a fraction of how long it takes in countries with older, more limited networks. Why so slow? It’s mostly our fault: our sites are too heavy, and they’re often assembled and delivered in ways that don’t take advantage of how browsers work. According to HTTP Archive, the average website weighs 1.7 megabytes. (It’s probably heftier now, so you may want to look it up.) To make matters worse, most of the sites surveyed on HTTP Archive aren’t even responsive, but focus on one specific use case: the classic desktop computer with a large screen. That’s awful news for responsive (and, ahem, _responsible_) designers who aim to support many types of devices with a single codebase, rather than focusing on one type. Truth be told, much of the flak responsive design has taken relates to the ballooning file sizes of responsive sites in the wild, like Oakley’s ...
    Release date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:00:00 +0100
  • Living alone is pretty great: everything stays put when you leave, and perhaps best of all, no one has to know about the guiltiest pleasures hiding in your Plex-bound digital media collection. Except not everyone has that luxury and has to share their MKV library in addition to their living space. To make sure no one finds out about your secret stash of schlocky horror flicks, Plex is introducing Home, a home sharing system that separates content by user. Apparently switching between them is pretty fast too. And what's more, everyone has access to the respective apps on a given device. You can take care of server management within the web app as well, and Plex is promising super granular control over who sees what -- even down to a photo-by-photo basis. Naturally this is limited to Plex Pass holders, but free users are getting multi-user support. Now, if you'll excuse us, we have some media sorting to do. Filed under: Home Entertainment, HD **Comments** **Source:** Plex
    Release date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:47:00 +0100
  • Jason Samuels is the director of innovation and technology at the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) in Minneapolis. NCFR is a nonprofit professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families. Its goal is to bring together theory and academic research in the field of family science with therapists who are working directly with families to help them solve their problems. The organization has over 3,500 members, including academic researchers, educators, counselors, and marriage and family therapists. Samuels is what nonprofits often refer to as an "accidental techie." He joined NCFR in 2005 as an administrative assistant and is now the organization's primary IT person, supporting 15 staff members. He manages the organization's website, databases, desktop support, social media, webinars, newsletter, IT network, training, and new program development, including integrating new information technology tools. Samuels describes his work as "developing tools at the intersection of programs and IT." ## Opening a Door to the Cloud As Samuels writes in his personal blog, he knew that NCFR was due for a major reinvestment in server hardware in 2015. To understand if moving some of the organization's core systems to the cloud would be a feasible alternative, he attended a free consultation ...
    Release date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:03:00 +0100
  • Squirrels has released AirParrot 2, a major upgrade to its AirPlay-based screen- and media-sharing software. The new version enables full-screen mirroring to Chromecasts, including audio. Full-screen mirroring was previously limited to a rough beta in Google's Cast plugin for Chrome....
    Release date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:01:00 +0100
  • Plex Home has arrived to deliver new features allowing users to have better control over sharing and their media in a multi-member family household. Users can choose who they want to share their media content with and create separate user profiles for different members of their family in Plex Home. This is enabled as Plex has moved the server management to the web app. > So we set out to make Plex a better place for families with fine-grained access controls by moving all the server management inside the web app, and allowing you to easily specify the exact content ratings accessible by all your friends and family. Additionally, with more control over sharing, you can share albums or selected songs with specified members. > Another really important part of being in a home with multiple family members is that creating accounts should be really easy, especially for the younger ones in your household, who may not even have an email address of their own yet. So we've added managed users, which are incredibly simple to create, and don't require a unique username, email address, or password. There's also fast switching between different user accounts and ...
    Release date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:57:00 +0100
  • Jason Samuels is the director of innovation and technology at the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) in Minneapolis. NCFR is a nonprofit professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families. Its goal is to bring together theory and academic research in the field of family science with therapists who are working directly with families to help them solve their problems. The organization has over 3,500 members, including academic researchers, educators, counselors, and marriage and family therapists. Samuels is what nonprofits often refer to as an "accidental techie." He joined NCFR in 2005 as an administrative assistant and is now the organization's primary IT person, supporting 15 staff members. He manages the organization's website, databases, desktop support, social media, webinars, newsletter, IT network, training, and new program development, including integrating new information technology tools. Samuels describes his work as "developing tools at the intersection of programs and IT." ## Opening a Door to the Cloud As Samuels writes in his personal blog, he knew that NCFR was due for a major reinvestment in server hardware in 2015. To understand if moving some of the organization's core systems to the cloud would be a feasible alternative, he attended a free consultation ...
    Release date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:56:00 +0100
  • When building a blog, it is important to take time to choose the best and most appropriate blog platform for your needs. If you do a quick search on the different types of platforms, you’ll see that WordPress is highly regarded by blog owners due to a variety of reasons. However, if you want to […]
    Release date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:01:00 +0100
  • The TP-Link TL-WDR3600 is your best low-budget option.
    Release date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:31:00 +0100
  • ...1-888-879-5879 or e-mail us at info@winmagic.com . WinMagic, SecureDoc, SecureDoc Enterprise Server, Compartmental SecureDoc, SecureDoc PDA, **SecureDoc** Personal Edition, SecureDoc RME, SecureDoc Removable Media Encryption, SecureDoc Media Viewer, SecureDoc Express, SecureDoc for Mac and SecureDoc Central Database ...
    Release date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:02:00 +0100
  • The ad-tech firm MediaMath has made another acquisition, picking up Rare Crowds, a young angel investor-backed firm that builds software that finds the ideal digital media for advertising campaigns. In the deal, Rare Crowds CEO and cofounder Eric Picard will join MediaMath's senior leadership team. He becomes vice president of strategic partnerships, a portfolio that includes the company's crucial relationship with cloud server provider Akamai. Rare Crowds' technology will be integrated into MediaMath's…
    Release date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:32:00 +0100
  • Our system updates have been an important part of the Xbox One experience in 2014. We have released over a […] The post Xbox One November System Update: New Personalization and TV Features appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.
    Release date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0100
  • With SharpMedia™ 2U Platform, communications service providers can add high density voice and video processing to networks using standard rack server architecture. Carrier-grade media processing acceleration appliance uses Octasic DSPs scalable from 4–48 across 4 PCI Express cards to provide voice and video processing engine, supported by single or dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 host processors. Platform can provide over 30,000 channels of standard voice gateway transcoding. **This story is related to the following:** Computer Hardware and Peripherals Search for suppliers of: Video Signal Processors | Digital Signal Processors (DSP) | Communications Processors
    Release date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:30:00 +0100
  • Facebook’s open-source train keeps rolling, as the social network announced the release of Proxygen, a collection of C++ HTTP libraries, which also includes an easy-to-use HTTP server. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    Release date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:10:00 +0100
  • As we've noted more than a few times, we live in an era where the products you think you own can be disabled, crippled or held hostage on a whim. That's been particularly apparent when it comes to video game consoles and software, with an increasing array of titles relying on server connectivity not only for multi-player content, but also for DRM authentication in order to play single player titles. The former was an issue earlier this year when Nintendo announced that the company would be killing online functionality for a wide variety of Wii and DS titles, some of which were only a year or two old. The latter was an issue with Blizzard's Diablo 3, EA's latest incarnation of SimCity, and a growing number of other games. When these servers for older titles get shut down, often gaming communities are left trying to cobble together functionality with little to no support from the companies that made them, and/or with concern they'd be violating section 1201. In their latest list of six DMCA exemption requests, the Electronic Frontier Foundation includes the right to tinker with older games. Not just for the enjoyment of keeping ...
    Release date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:22:00 +0100
  • Stonewalling with high fees?
    Release date: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 23:27:00 +0100
  • Skype now supports Mac OS X's latest version -- Yosemite users rejoice. The new version not only supports Mac OS X Yosemite, but it also has better group profiles (making it easier to copy a link or leave), and a couple of crash fixes. Skype 7.0 came out only 20 days ago and had a myriad of […]
    Release date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:54:00 +0100
  • Spend enough time staring at redacted documents liberated from secretive government agencies and you're bound to miss a thing or two on the first pass. Chris Soghoian, technologist for the ACLU was browsing through some FBI documents [pdf link] obtained by the EFF and came across this: > In 2007, FBI sent malware via a link intended to look like a Seattle Times/AP story. https://t.co/Se9f0NXGd1 at pages 61-62. -- Christopher Soghoian (@csoghoian) October 27, 2014 > _In 2007, FBI sent malware via a link intended to look like a Seattle Times/AP story. https://www.eff.org/document/fbicipav-08pdf … at pages 61-62._ The documents date back to 2008 and were obtained by the EFF in 2011. What Soghoian caught fills in the blanks in this story from 2007. > _FBI agents trying to track the source of e-mailed bomb threats against a Washington high school last month sent the suspect a secret surveillance program designed to surreptitiously monitor him and report back to a government server, according to an FBI affidavit obtained by Wired News..._ _The software was sent to the owner of an anonymous MySpace profile linked to bomb threats against Timberline High School near Seattle. The code led the ...
    Release date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:22:00 +0100
  • Twitpic founder Noah Everett posted this cheerful sounding message on Twitter late last week: Sounds like great news, doesn't it? Then again, when a big company swallows up a small company is it ever good news? The real irony here is that Twitter forced Twitpic into this deal. Back in August, Twitter demanded that Twitpic […]
    Release date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:32:00 +0100
  • This retro Spotify media server is based on a Raspberry Pi, the super cheap cerdit card sized single board computer, and as creator Matt Brailsford explains, the cassette tapes contain near-field communication (NFC) tags so that changing the cassette or turning it over switches the playlist.
    Release date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:30:00 +0100
  • Win/Mac/Linux: Streaming music or movies from a computer to a set-top box, TV, receiver, or any other device in your home entertainment system isn't difficult, but finding a media server with great features that's also easy to use can be tricky. Universal Media Server gets the balance right. Read more...
    Release date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:30:00 +0100
  • The best from the ever-quotable founder of Facebook
    Release date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:45:00 +0100
  • The best from the ever-quotable founder of Facebook
    Release date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:45:00 +0100
  • SAN FRANCISCO --  Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo kicked off the company's developer conference, Twitter Flight, from the stage of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Wednesday, unveiling a much-anticipated modular software development kit called Fabric, much to the delight of the hundreds of developers in the audience. Fabric encompasses three SDKs: one for Twitter itself, one for Twitter-owned ad […]
    Release date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:54:00 +0100
  • If you're running low on space on your Android, iOS, or Kindle device, this wireless flash drive acts as a fully-independent server to transfer and stream content back and forth. It even has a built-in battery that lasts for up to four hours, so you don't even need to plug it into anything to operate. Read more...
    Release date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:15:00 +0100
  • The three-year-old startup's technology makes the boundaries between different cloud services invisible to the software applications running on them.
    Release date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:21:00 +0100
  • Here's a handy deal for any frequent travelers. This one small device is a 6,000mAh external charger, an 802.11n travel router, and a wireless USB media server all in one. Not bad for $36. [ HooToo TripMate 6000mAh External Battery with Wireless N Portable Travel Router, $36] Read more...
    Release date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:15:00 +0100
  • Here's a handy deal for any frequent travelers. This one small device is a 6,000mAh external charger, an 802.11n travel router, and a wireless USB media server all in one. Not bad for $36. [ HooToo TripMate 6000mAh External Battery with Wireless N Portable Travel Router, $36] Read more...
    Release date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:15:00 +0100
  • Here's a handy deal for any frequent travelers. This one small device is a 6,000mAh external charger, an 802.11n travel router, and a wireless USB media server all in one. Not bad for $36. [ HooToo TripMate 6000mAh External Battery with Wireless N Portable Travel Router, $36] Read more...
    Release date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:45:00 +0100
  • **StackIQ** has raised $6 million Series B funding. The investors included** Grayhawk Capital, Keshif Ventures, DLA Piper, OurCrowd, Anthem Venture Partners** and **Avalon Ventures**. Also, the firm has named John Oh as vice president of marketing. StackIQ is a provider of web-scale IT automation for business.
    Release date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:44:00 +0100
  • With yesterday's launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple's iCloud Drive file storage system is now functional across the company's products. Many users were frustrated following the launch of iOS 8 last month by the incompatibility between the new iCloud Drive system used with that operating system and the previous Documents in the Cloud system used on OS X Mavericks. The difference in launch dates between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite temporarily left some users unable to sync their documents between devices if they elected to upgrade to iCloud Drive on their iOS devices. That issue is now fixed with OS X Yosemite launching to the public, and Craig Federighi gave a very brief walkthrough of the feature at yesterday's media event, outlining how Mac and iOS apps can automatically generate their own folders for file storage accessible across devices and platforms. iCloud Drive can also be used in a similar manner to Dropbox, Box, and other cloud storage services in that any type of file can simply be dragged and dropped into the iCloud Drive folder on Mac or iCloud.com and be synced across devices. Access is a bit more limited on iOS where ...
    Release date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:49:00 +0100
  • Sending files by e-mail attachments can be a big old P.I.T.A. thanks to restrictions imposed by service providers, corporate I.T. policies and a host of other things that can get in the way. Apple's fixed that in OS X Yosemite thanks to a new feature called Mail Drop! ## How to use Mail Drop to send large files in the OS X Yosemite Mail app 1. Click on the ** menu** and choose **System Preferences**. 2. Click on **iCloud**. 3. Sign in to your **iCloud account** if you aren't already. That's all there is to it! There's nothing to configure or set up in order to use Mail Drop. As long as you're signed in to your iCloud account in Yosemite, OS X will handle the rest! Mail Drop simply acts as an intermediary, temporarily hosting your file attachments so you don't actually have to push them through the e-mail server. That way nothing is going to get in the way of sending that big file you need to, whether it's pictures of you and the family on vacation or an updated presentation that your boss needs for his ...
    Release date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:25:00 +0100
  • When it comes to analyzing Latin Americans' posts on Twitter, using only the hashtag to measure social sentiment leaves a lot of data out of the picture. That's according to Jorge Mujica, social sentiment project leader for IBM Latin America. "Many times in the analysis done with respect to [tweets], hashtags are the only way to analyze the data in South America. But in a best case scenario, hashtags only represent 43% of all the opinions expressed on these issues," Mujica told BNamericas. "The majority of data here isn't analyzed and this can define the trends." "All of this data being generated is fundamental for authorities, governments and companies to make informed, better decisions for their cities and countries," he said, commenting on IBM's just-released Latin America social sentiment study. "Latin America has a strong participation in social media when compared with other regions - we're a point of reference on Twitter, Facebook and others." In fact, according to the study - which analyzed more than 135mn tweets from Latin America during 22 days in September - the trending topics and tweets that employ hashtags averaged only 23% of all posts. The social sentiment analysis ...
    Release date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:46:00 +0100
  • Today, we're beginning to roll out new features that take advantage on the multitasking capabilities of Xbox One and connect […] The post Xbox One Update: New Friends, Snap, TV Features and More Rolling Out Today appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.
    Release date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100
  • Basingstoke - Azlan, Tech Datas specialist brand for value-added distribution of enterprise networking, server, storage and software solutions, is aiming to be first HP value distribution partner to open up the new opportunities presented by the new HP ProLiant Generation 9 (Gen9) Servers to develop a new kind of data centre for the modern enterprise....
    Release date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:18:00 +0100
  • WRM are seeking mid to senior perl developer with strong linux skills. You will be automating server deployment and data management, as well as working with queues, external APIs, and systems monitoring. The candidate will be encouraged to learn and embrace technologies such as: NoSQL/Big Data Continuous Integration/Deployment Devops Ecosystem (docker, cloud, puppet, salt, vagrant, graphite, logstash, etc.)
    Release date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:00:00 +0100
  • On Wednesday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific time, we're launching Office Hours: Safer Online, the first of our new TechSoup Forums Q&A series with industry experts that take your questions in real time. Follow this first event in the forums and on social media with the hashtag #Do1Thing. It's safe to say that most of us are too trusting when it comes to the Internet, and it's easy to be. This month we're highlighting ways to stay safer online. Our recent webinar on security said it best: "From Snowden to Target to Heartbleed, there are privacy and security challenges everywhere you look these days. You don't need to be a tech genius to figure this stuff out. You just need to master a few tech literacy skills, and come to grips with what most of the big challenges have in common." Have a security topic you want to cover? Share in our comments, bookmark the #SaferOnline Forums page, and ask your question during the live session on Wednesday, October 29. Our first expert, Gary Lamontagne, hails from the East Coast of the U.S. He's been a volunteer forum host at TechSoup ...
    Release date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:52:00 +0100
  • Map-D uses graphics chips to take a ton of data and visualize it.
    Release date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0100
  • As bloggers and especially travel bloggers, we may find ourselves with the opportunity to travel through out the world. In addition to the many perks of being able to run your business and blog from anywhere, you might also run into connectivity issues when traveling outside your country. One specific issue that travelers may discover is there inability to access some of their favorite sites such as Netflix. Once getting their access to the internet and seeing they can't access Netflix, but they can access other areas of the internet such as WordPress and their own sites, they may feel that Netflix, Facebook and other media sites that are being blocked is a lost cause… however, this isn't the case. Yes! It is possible to watch Netflix outside of the States - and you can access other video streaming websites too!   ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘House of ... The post How to Watch Netflix Outside of the United States appeared first on Blogging Tips.
    Release date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 03:09:00 +0100
  • BlueData aims to “democratize Big Data” with its launch of EPIC Enterprise, which it calls “the industry’s first Big Data software to enable enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on premise.” This self-service private cloud allows enterprises to create 100-node Hadoop and Spark clusters in less than 10 minutes. The company is also offering a Community Edition via free download. We had a few questions for BlueData CEO Kumar Sreekanti about all this, and here's what he had to say: Cloud Computing Journal: It looks like you're on a mission to simplify Big Data. Kumar Sreekanti: Yes, simple is our goal As the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, BlueData’s mission is to simplify, and thus democratize, Big Data by streamlining and simplifying Big Data infrastructure and eliminating complexity as a barrier to adoption. CCJ: Who are your target customers? Kumar: Our target customers are enterprises of all sizes that want to build agile, secure and cost-effective Big Data deployments that deliver value in days, instead of months, and at a cost savings of 50%-75% compared with traditional approaches. By making Big Data accessible to all, enterprises can get the same value out of ...
    Release date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0100
  • Nearly all major pro-democracy organizing platforms and media sites have been knocked offline over the past ten days. And mainstream media hasn't said a word about it.
    Release date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:07:00 +0100
  • BlueData aims to “democratize Big Data” with its launch of EPIC Enterprise, which it calls “the industry’s first Big Data software to enable enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on premise.” This self-service private cloud allows enterprises to create 100-node Hadoop and Spark clusters in less than 10 minutes. The company is also offering a Community Edition via free download. We had a few questions for BlueData CEO Kumar Sreekanti about all this, and here's what he had to say: Cloud Computing Journal: It looks like you're on a mission to simplify Big Data. Kumar Sreekanti: Yes, simple is our goal As the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, BlueData’s mission is to simplify, and thus democratize, Big Data by streamlining and simplifying Big Data infrastructure and eliminating complexity as a barrier to adoption. CCJ: Who are your target customers? Kumar: Our target customers are enterprises of all sizes that want to build agile, secure and cost-effective Big Data deployments that deliver value in days, instead of months, and at a cost savings of 50%-75% compared with traditional approaches. By making Big Data accessible to all, enterprises can get the same value out of ...
    Release date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:00:00 +0100
  • Plex, the media streamer server and client platform, has announced a version of its application for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The next-generation console version of the media hub will be available from tomorrow - Tuesday, 7 October - while the Xbox 360 app...
    Release date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:18:00 +0100
  • BlueData aims to “democratize Big Data” with its launch of EPIC Enterprise, which it calls “the industry’s first Big Data software to enable enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on premise.” This self-service private cloud allows enterprises to create 100-node Hadoop and Spark clusters in less than 10 minutes. The company is also offering a Community Edition via free download. We had a few questions for BlueData CEO Kumar Sreekanti about all this, and here's what he had to say: Cloud Computing Journal: It looks like you're on a mission to simplify Big Data. Kumar Sreekanti: Yes, simple is our goal As the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, BlueData’s mission is to simplify, and thus democratize, Big Data by streamlining and simplifying Big Data infrastructure and eliminating complexity as a barrier to adoption. CCJ: Who are your target customers? Kumar: Our target customers are enterprises of all sizes that want to build agile, secure and cost-effective Big Data deployments that deliver value in days, instead of months, and at a cost savings of 50%-75% compared with traditional approaches. By making Big Data accessible to all, enterprises can get the same value out of ...
    Release date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0100
  • BlueData aims to “democratize Big Data” with its launch of EPIC Enterprise, which it calls “the industry’s first Big Data software to enable enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on premise.” This self-service private cloud allows enterprises to create 100-node Hadoop and Spark clusters in less than 10 minutes. The company is also offering a Community Edition via free download. We had a few questions for BlueData CEO Kumar Sreekanti about all this, and here's what he had to say: Cloud Computing Journal: It looks like you're on a mission to simplify Big Data. Kumar Sreekanti: Yes, simple is our goal As the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, BlueData’s mission is to simplify, and thus democratize, Big Data by streamlining and simplifying Big Data infrastructure and eliminating complexity as a barrier to adoption. CCJ: Who are your target customers? Kumar: Our target customers are enterprises of all sizes that want to build agile, secure and cost-effective Big Data deployments that deliver value in days, instead of months, and at a cost savings of 50%-75% compared with traditional approaches. By making Big Data accessible to all, enterprises can get the same value out of ...
    Release date: Sun, 05 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0100
  • **Five Years Ago** Last week, we revisited the Lily Allen incident of 2009. This week, we round that memory off with the most entertaining part of its legacy: Dan Bull's musical open letter, _Dear Lily_. Also in 2009 this week, we saw the debut of the North Face/South Butt dust-up, watched Disney prevent a Disney appreciation club from watching Disney movies, and discovered some complications in the rights battle over Spider Man. The US prosecutor from the Lori Drew case, ridiculously, started looking to appeal the ruling, while at the same time Congress was showing reluctance to pass any anti-cyberbullying laws. Meanwhile, we talked about the importance of establishing software ownership rather than software _licensing_, and later in the week were pleased to see the court in a case involving Autodesk do just that by defending the right of first sale. **Ten Years Ago** This week in 2004 we had a pair of DMCA-related rulings. One was good: Diebold was found guilty of abusing the DMCA to take down sensitive documents showing the company was aware of security flaws in its system. The other was not so good: some developers who reverse-engineered a game server were ruled ...
    Release date: Sat, 04 Oct 2014 20:00:00 +0100
  • Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) dates to 1969, and is known throughout the world as the pioneer in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Led by its original founder and president, Jack Dangermond, the company today has embraced cloud computing as it's grown to 3,000 employees serving 350,000 clients. We had some questions for Dave Peters, Esri Manager for Systems Integration; our interview with him is provided below. Dave will also be speaking at @CloudExpo, on the topic of “Why Are Enterprises Flocking to SaaS Mapping and Location Analytics?” Cloud Computing Journal: What are the big technical and organizational challenges you've seen in integrating cloud-based mapping and analysis within an existing enterprise IT architecture? Dave Peters: Committing to investing in the cloud was our first challenge–and that was an organizational challenge that required teaming with a broad community of government and private agencies to build and share online geographic content (basemaps, street maps, imagery, and community maps) for the entire world. Once that commitment was made, our challenges were more of a technical nature and occurred in this order: 1. Building and maintaining content in a common framework for sharing geographic information. Partnering with Amazon and Microsoft, we delivered ...
    Release date: Sat, 04 Oct 2014 02:30:00 +0100
  • Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) dates to 1969, and is known throughout the world as the pioneer in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Led by its original founder and president, Jack Dangermond, the company today has embraced cloud computing as it's grown to 3,000 employees serving 350,000 clients. We had some questions for Dave Peters, Esri Manager for Systems Integration; our interview with him is provided below. Dave will also be speaking at @CloudExpo, on the topic of “Why Are Enterprises Flocking to SaaS Mapping and Location Analytics?” Cloud Computing Journal: What are the big technical and organizational challenges you've seen in integrating cloud-based mapping and analysis within an existing enterprise IT architecture? Dave Peters: Committing to investing in the cloud was our first challenge–and that was an organizational challenge that required teaming with a broad community of government and private agencies to build and share online geographic content (basemaps, street maps, imagery, and community maps) for the entire world. Once that commitment was made, our challenges were more of a technical nature and occurred in this order: 1. Building and maintaining content in a common framework for sharing geographic information. Partnering with Amazon and Microsoft, we delivered ...
    Release date: Sat, 04 Oct 2014 01:00:00 +0100
  • Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) dates to 1969, and is known throughout the world as the pioneer in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Led by its original founder and president, Jack Dangermond, the company today has embraced cloud computing as it's grown to 3,000 employees serving 350,000 clients. We had some questions for Dave Peters, Esri Manager for Systems Integration; our interview with him is provided below. Dave will also be speaking at @CloudExpo, on the topic of “Why Are Enterprises Flocking to SaaS Mapping and Location Analytics?” Cloud Computing Journal: What are the big technical and organizational challenges you've seen in integrating cloud-based mapping and analysis within an existing enterprise IT architecture? Dave Peters: Committing to investing in the cloud was our first challenge–and that was an organizational challenge that required teaming with a broad community of government and private agencies to build and share online geographic content (basemaps, street maps, imagery, and community maps) for the entire world. Once that commitment was made, our challenges were more of a technical nature and occurred in this order: 1. Building and maintaining content in a common framework for sharing geographic information. Partnering with Amazon and Microsoft, we delivered ...
    Release date: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:00:00 +0100
  • NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Facebook Inc.'s new ads platform, Atlas, will help Facebook grow its share of the $50 billion display advertising market to 33%, or $34 billion, by 2016, according to a note issued Friday by Pacific Crest Securities' social media analyst, Evan Wilson. That's up from 25% currently. Facebook needs Atlas, which is an ad server that runs similar to Google Inc.'s DoubleClick , to hit current Wall Street estimates, Wilson said. Facebook bought Atlas in Feb. 2013 from Microsoft but just rolled out the new ads service this week, enabling it to push advertisements out to third-party sites. Shares of Facebook were up 0.8% to $77.71 in pre-market trade. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
    Release date: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:23:00 +0100
  • Stuck in a marketing rut? The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) just released their first ever “What Works & Why: IAB Global Insights Report" which includes highlights of award-winning digital campaigns from around the world. Last year, the IAB released a similar report but only included winners from the US. This year they included works from […]
    Release date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 22:29:00 +0100
  • Facebook production engineer Phil Dibowitz dedicated a post on the social network’s engineering blog to Chef and cookbooks, but the recipes he was sharing had nothing to do with food. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    Release date: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:09:00 +0100
  • In an effort to better compete with Google, the Web's premier ad server, Facebook re-launched Atlas yesterday. It's expected to be a game-changer for the social network, keeping in step with the company's cross-platform goals. Several...
    Release date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:37:00 +0100
  • Facebook throws done the gauntlet with the unveiling of launch, but it still need serious work to do to catchup with Google.
    Release date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:05:00 +0100
  • NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EaseUS Todo Backup is designed for backing up and protecting important data; EaseUS Todo Backup can realize local backup, and off-site backup. After the leak of celebrity sensitive information, enterprises have re-considered their backup solutions - cloud backup or local backup? The leak of explicit celebrity photos has implied online storage is at risk, and besides the concerns, the society and person need to pay more attention to data security protection.
    Release date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:52:00 +0100
  • CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (WHOTV) - An Iowa couple, who is behind a sweet gesture, say they want their actions to be an inspiration for others. Makenzie Schultz and her husband, Steven, were celebrating their six-year wedding anniversary over the weekend at a sushi restaurant in Cedar Rapids. However, the couple says the service "sucked." Instead […]
    Release date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:28:00 +0100
  • Posted by willcritchlow Before I start, I should address the irony of writing this post on a site that isn't yet designed for mobile. I don't make those decisions, nor have the insight into the development backlog. I still think this is the community to have this discussion with, so I'll just have to put up with the irony. This post isn't really about responsive websites, though. I wanted to address a broader question. There are a few marketing topics that seem to make it into board rooms sooner than others. Social media was one – I've heard a lot of senior people ask "what's our social strategy?" over the years and now I'm hearing "what's our mobile marketing strategy?". That's why I picked mobile as my topic for our upcoming SearchLove conference in London. But I don't want to give another talk on responsive design, mobile user-agent server headers and googlebot mobile. Those things have their place, but they are inherently tactics. Instead, I want to ask myself the question "what does a true mobile marketing strategy look like?". Before I get to that, some background: ## The changing mobile landscape I've been closely involved in ...
    Release date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:16:00 +0100
  • ...1-888-879-5879 or e-mail us at info@winmagic.com. WinMagic, SecureDoc, SecureDoc Enterprise Server, Compartmental SecureDoc, SecureDoc PDA, **SecureDoc** Personal Edition, SecureDoc RME, SecureDoc Removable Media Encryption, SecureDoc Media Viewer, SecureDoc Express, SecureDoc for Mac and SecureDoc Central Database ...
    Release date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:40:00 +0100
  • New York City-based ad tech firm **AppNexus** will receive $25 million in funding from communications services firm **WPP.** AppNexus' backers include **Technology Crossover Ventures, Microsoft, Venrock, Kodiak Venture Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, First Round Capital,** Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz, Ron Conway and **Khosla Ventures**.
    Release date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:30:00 +0100
  • I have an old, white iMac Core 2 Duo model that I bought eight years ago that’s still getting good, routine use in my household. It’s a media server, a DVD and Blu-Ray ripper (thanks to an inexpensive external drive), and a station where we check the weather and news in the morning. Every year…
    Release date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:56:00 +0100
  • Social-media users, beware — that next Facebook “poke” could be from a process server. In a groundbreaking court ruling, a Staten Island man got permission to use Facebook to serve...
    Release date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:17:00 +0100
  • BlueData aims to “democratize Big Data” with its launch of EPIC Enterprise, which it calls “the industry’s first Big Data software to enable enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on premise.” This self-service private cloud allows enterprises to create 100-node Hadoop and Spark clusters in less than 10 minutes. The company is also offering a Community Edition via free download. We had a few questions for BlueData CEO Kumar Sreekanti about all this, and here's what he had to say: Cloud Computing Journal: It looks like you're on a mission to simplify Big Data. Kumar Sreekanti: Yes, simple is our goal As the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, BlueData’s mission is to simplify, and thus democratize, Big Data by streamlining and simplifying Big Data infrastructure and eliminating complexity as a barrier to adoption. CCJ: Who are your target customers? Kumar: Our target customers are enterprises of all sizes that want to build agile, secure and cost-effective Big Data deployments that deliver value in days, instead of months, and at a cost savings of 50%-75% compared with traditional approaches. By making Big Data accessible to all, enterprises can get the same value out of ...
    Release date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:15:00 +0100
  • **No one really "likes" this.** Sometimes an unwanted jersey bearing the number of an infamous NFL player gets you free pizza. At Mankato, Minnesota, restaurant Weggy's on Campus, sporting the jersey of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson -- who's been accused of child abuse -- apparently entitled customers to hit employees during the Vikings-Patriots face-off. "Today's Game Day Special," it posted on Facebook, "'Wear your AP jersey in and you get to SPANK your server!!' See ya SOOOOOOOOON!!" The promo, or pseudo-promo, was "a bad joke gone awry," says owner Steve Wegman. The Facebook post -- which astoundingly invoked child abuse, sexual harassment, misogyny, and general disrespect for the hospitality industry in fewer than 20 words -- was short-lived, because the outrage began immediately. Wegman blamed a social-media-unsavvy employee who "simply thought they were being funny." The restaurant proprietor, in the meantime, has since pledged to come up with another promo that doesn't involve violence and that benefits a neighborhood charity. [KEYC] Read more posts by Clint Rainey Filed Under: **bad ideas**, adrian peterson, minnesota, nfl, weggy's on campus
    Release date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:45:00 +0100
  • 20 Free and Low Cost Tools for Everyday Productivity written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Every so often I sit back and take inventory of the tools I’m using with an eye on weeding some out and adding some in. Technology can be a tremendously useful thing when it comes to getting more productivity, but you must continually monitor what’s working and what’s not. Below are the twenty tools IContinue Reading ### Related posts: 1. 7 Virtual Collaboration Tools I Use Daily Collaboration, outsourcing and virtual workforces and offices are trends that... 2. 8 Tools I Use Every Day for Social Engagement I get asked what tools I use for some of... 3. Build Web Site Traffic With Free Tools One of the fastest ways to build traffic for a...
    Release date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:11:00 +0100
  • Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) dates to 1969, and is known throughout the world as the pioneer in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Led by its original founder and president, Jack Dangermond, the company today has embraced cloud computing as it's grown to 3,000 employees serving 350,000 clients. We had some questions for Dave Peters, Esri Manager for Systems Integration; our interview with him is provided below. Dave will also be speaking at @CloudExpo, on the topic of “Why Are Enterprises Flocking to SaaS Mapping and Location Analytics?” Cloud Computing Journal: What are the big technical and organizational challenges you've seen in integrating cloud-based mapping and analysis within an existing enterprise IT architecture? Dave Peters: Committing to investing in the cloud was our first challenge–and that was an organizational challenge that required teaming with a broad community of government and private agencies to build and share online geographic content (basemaps, street maps, imagery, and community maps) for the entire world. Once that commitment was made, our challenges were more of a technical nature and occurred in this order: 1. Building and maintaining content in a common framework for sharing geographic information. Partnering with Amazon and Microsoft, we delivered ...
    Release date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:00:00 +0100
  • In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown, the Ferguson Police made several ill-advised moves. The biggest was the paramilitary force that greeted protests, looking for all the world like a unit flown in from Kabul, followed shortly thereafter by the detainment of several journalists. The decision to withhold the officer's name was also received poorly, but this was complicated by one baffling move -- the release of a store surveillance tape that appeared to show Brown stealing cigarillos from a local store shortly before he was shot dead. This tape's release was purely self-motivated. Even the Dept. of Justice -- which had stepped in shortly after everything went to hell in Ferguson -- advised against it. The only conceivable reason for the release was a post- facto "justification" of Officer Darren Wilson's decision to shoot an unarmed man several times. But the Ferguson PD tried to cover up this motivation. Matthew Key at TheBlot has dug into the events surrounding the release of the surveillance tape and found nothing but Ferguson PD lies. > _The chief of police for the Ferguson Police Department misled members of the media and the public when he asserted that ...
    Release date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:14:00 +0100
  • Utilizing DiskStation Manager OS, Model DS115j supports read/write speeds over 100 MBps/60 MBps. Single bay unit organizes and shares photos using Photo Station, streams video to DLNA compliant devices with Media Server, and play- lists audio in Audio Station. All stored content can be accessed through mobile apps on Android, iOS, or Windows Phones. Cloud Station manages, shares, and syncs data across devices, while Cloud Sync enables users to sync DropBox and GoogleDrive contents to DS115j. **This story is related to the following:** Computer Hardware and Peripherals Search for suppliers of: Data Storage Products
    Release date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:31:00 +0100
  • [Business Wire] - Today at the International Broadcasting Convention , Brightcove Inc. , a leading provider of cloud services for video, announced that the world’s largest media companies and publishers now have the ability to choose a client-side, server-side, or hybrid ad insertion solution utilizing the fastest player management system on the market.
    Release date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:01:00 +0100
  • The NFL Star Reportedly Only Left A 20 Cent Tip On A Recent Bill...
    Release date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:44:00 +0100
  • Atlas Media Server™ provides grooming and VOD options for up to 15,000 concurrent users. Supporting DOZER IP video traffic smoothing technology for reliable video over public internet, multichannel servers support both HD and SD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC or MPEG-2 encoded streams and provide live and on-demand, multi-bitrate streaming with diverse input and output support. Small (1RU), Medium (1RU), and Large (3RU) deliver live or stored streams to up to 1,000, 10,000, or 64,000 users, respectively. **This story is related to the following:** Computer Hardware and Peripherals Search for suppliers of: Client, Data, File, Network & Web Servers
    Release date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:31:00 +0100
  • Watch Video There is perhaps nothing Americans love more than a smart spender and nothing we hate more than a cheapskate. We believe good work should be rewarded while loathing unnecessary harshness. LeSean McCoy, in the public eye, you are squarely on the fence. FOX NEWS ANCHOR: **"Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy leaving just a 20-cent tip on a $60 meal at a burger joint. McCoy will make $7.6 million this season."** The two-dime tip got Philadelphia media's attention Monday night after burger restaurant PYT posted what it called a record-low tip, sarcastically writing on its Facebook page the 20 cents would come in **"really handy"** when the server wants to buy McCoy's jersey someday. Rob K'nelly told WTXF Monday afternoon, McCoy showed up with three friends. ROB K'NELLY ON WTXF: **"They gave our food runner a hard time, and he went back and they were being rude to him and being rude to the bartender as well."** Deadspin quickly theorized, **"Maybe ... the service was (expletive); maybe McCoy just got confused while trying to adhere to the 20 percent rule; or maybe the burgers just weren't craaaaazy enough for him."** For background, PYT advertises its burgers as ...
    Release date: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:42:00 +0100
  • This is a big month for Xbox One as we launch some of the features you’ve asked for most including […] The post Xbox One System Update Preview: Improvements to Snap, TV experiences appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.
    Release date: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 03:09:00 +0100
  • Intel has designed its latest server chips to provide the building blocks to modernize "legacy data centers" by providing more processing cores, throughput, and power-saving features. The Xeon E5-2600 v3 chips are the company's fastest server chips to date, said Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group, at a media event in San Francisco on Monday.
    Release date: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:36:00 +0100
  • ...1-888-879-5879 or e-mail us at info@winmagic.com. WinMagic, SecureDoc, SecureDoc Enterprise Server, Compartmental SecureDoc, SecureDoc PDA, **SecureDoc** Personal Edition, SecureDoc RME, SecureDoc Removable Media Encryption, SecureDoc Media Viewer, SecureDoc Express, SecureDoc for Mac and SecureDoc Central Database ...
    Release date: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:26:00 +0100
  • Following last weekend's celebrity photo data theft, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook has spoken out about what can be done to better increase the security and protect the privacy of their customers. The steps include sending notifications for account changes, backup restores, and new device logins; broadening the deployment of two-step verification; and to ramp up efforts to educate customers about the dangers of social engineering and phishing attacks, and the importance of strong passwords. The latter of those steps was emphasized when Cook reaffirmed that iCloud servers hadn't been hacked, the individual accounts were hacked. The Wall Street Journal: > When I step back from this terrible scenario that happened and say what more could we have done, I think about the awareness piece. I think we have a responsibility to ratchet that up. That's not really an engineering thing. > > We want to do everything we can do to protect our customers, because we are as outraged if not more so than they are. While alerts don't help prevent attacks, they do help mitigate them. Customers receiving account notifications will be able to change passwords and even alert Apple's security team. That service should start ...
    Release date: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 03:54:00 +0100
  • YouTube enjoys massive popularity as the top video sharing platform. You can watch and upload videos, create playlists and channels. However, sometimes the YouTube videos are blocked by regional conditions and of course; you can’t download YouTube videos unless they are your own. In this article, we will see how to unblock and download YouTube content. Let’s begin. How to Unblock YouTube Content? You must have noticed that ALL content on YouTube aren’t publicly visible. Some are marked as private by the video uploader and the visibility of other videos is filtered by region. As such, this is message is displayed: “The uploader has not made this video available in your country”. There are certain tools to bypass the regional censorships. Some of them are listed below: Unblock YouTube: Just copy-paste the desired blocked URL on the site and view the video. Simple! ProxMate: Just install either the Chrome or ... The post How to Unblock and Download YouTube Content? appeared first on Blogging Tips.
    Release date: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +0100
  • Social media is buzzing over what a server at Bubba's Bar & Grill in Houston wrote on a receipt. Barnard Bradfield, 19, was working Saturday and said he was so busy that he forgot the names of the ladies he was serving. He wrote "Black Girls" on the tab, he says, to remember who they were. "I was trying to remember the ladies' names, but it wasn't right, of course. I just was trying to remember their names so I didn't give them a wrong order or anything," Bradfield said. The women saw the tab and were upset. General Manager Eliud Zapata told Local 6 sister station KPRC-TV that the women left the restaurant seemingly OK with how things were handled. "They didn't make it a big deal. They were upset about it but they felt it wasn't personal, that we weren't trying to be racist," Zapata says. Bradfield, who is black, said he never thought someone would post the bill to social media and trigger such a reaction. One person wrote: "This is why I will no longer go to any place on Washington Ave!!! This not the only place out there that does ...
    Release date: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:57:00 +0100
  • Documents for iPad and iPhone is a versatile app that can be used as a document viewer, file manager, file downloader and more.
    Release date: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0100
  • How do we talk about current events with our children? What are they old enough to comprehend? Video games can help you contextualize the conversation. My seven year old has been reading a series a graphic novels. It is some sort of fantasy adventure. He loves it. When he had made it about ninety percent of the way through book six, he turned to me. "Dad, there's no people with dark skin in this book." I was proud of him for noticing. "Yeah," I said, "not in most of your video games either, or the cartoons that you watch. Imagine what it must feel like to be someone with dark skin and never feel like you're considered normal." He looked at me pensively. I searched the internet for some pictures of Ferguson. I had trouble explaining the situation. I didn't have answers for all of his questions about why these things happen, but I tried my best. Children are smarter and more sophisticated than you think. Stop trying to shelter them. You can and should talk to them about most things. You must adjust your language so that they can understand, you need ...
    Release date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:55:00 +0100
  • The theft of data from JPMorgan Chase does not fit the established pattern of Russia's political cyber attacks against rival nations
    Release date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:50:00 +0100
  • Today, we will begin rolling out new features and updates to Xbox One for fans all over the world. These […] The post Xbox One Update: New Media Player App, SmartGlass Features, and More Rolling Out Today appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.
    Release date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:00:00 +0100
  • Aug. 27--His college resume and early career with his own digital media company in Seattle, Wash., certainly were more left-brained endeavors in the business world. But after selling his server farm that delivered audio and video on the Internet to a public company in California, Grubb was ready for a new adventure....
    Release date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:11:00 +0100
  • OKI today announced the delivery of the Broadband Wireless System for Disaster Operations based on OKI Media Server, an IP video delivery system, to the Republic of the Philippines (the Philippines) through ...
    Release date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:45:00 +0100
  • ENP Newswire - 26 August 2014 Release date- 25082014 - TOKYO, A-OKI (TOKYO:6703) today announced the delivery of the Broadband Wireless System for Disaster Operations based on OKI Media Server, an IP video delivery system, to the Republic of ...
    Release date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:45:00 +0100
  • The WD My Cloud network storage gives you your own personal cloud space making it easy for you to back up and access your files from anywhere. I've been blogging for 9 years already and it's a no-brainer that my readers expect new content and lots of photos and videos daily, as fast and as […]
    Release date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0100
  • The social media expansion has shown just how people are eager to share their experiences with the rest of the world. Cloud technology is the perfect platform to satisfy this need given its great flexibility and readiness. At Cynny, we aim to revolutionize how people share and organize their digital life through a brand new cloud service, starting from infrastructure to the users’ interface. A revolution that began from inventing and designing our very own infrastructure: we have created the first server network powered solely by ARM CPU. The microservers have “organism-like” features, differentiating them from any of the current technologies. Benefits include low consumption of energy, making Cynny the ecologically friendly alternative for storage as well as cheaper infrastructure, lower running costs, etc. read more
    Release date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:45:00 +0100
  • The post AdTech Is Alive and Well: I'll Have the Full Stack, Please appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Reading The Information's piece on Facebook's reported re-introduction of the Atlas ad-serving technology, I wondered - Does the market really need six or more full stack adtech solutions? Google is the undisputed leader in the field - it's spent nearly ten years stitching its own technology into acquisitions like DoubleClick (the original ad server), AdMeld (supply side […] The post AdTech Is Alive and Well: I'll Have the Full Stack, Please appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
    Release date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:29:00 +0100
  • The social media expansion has shown just how people are eager to share their experiences with the rest of the world. Cloud technology is the perfect platform to satisfy this need given its great flexibility and readiness. At Cynny, we aim to revolutionize how people share and organize their digital life through a brand new cloud service, starting from infrastructure to the users’ interface. A revolution that began from inventing and designing our very own infrastructure: we have created the first server network powered solely by ARM CPU. The microservers have “organism-like” features, differentiating them from any of the current technologies. Benefits include low consumption of energy, making Cynny the ecologically friendly alternative for storage as well as cheaper infrastructure, lower running costs, etc. read more
    Release date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:45:00 +0100
  • The social media expansion has shown just how people are eager to share their experiences with the rest of the world. Cloud technology is the perfect platform to satisfy this need given its great flexibility and readiness. At Cynny, we aim to revolutionize how people share and organize their digital life through a brand new cloud service, starting from infrastructure to the users’ interface. A revolution that began from inventing and designing our very own infrastructure: we have created the first server network powered solely by ARM CPU. The microservers have “organism-like” features, differentiating them from any of the current technologies. Benefits include low consumption of energy, making Cynny the ecologically friendly alternative for storage as well as cheaper infrastructure, lower running costs, etc. read more
    Release date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:00:00 +0100
  • A breakdown of what happened, why it happened and who's claimed responsibility to date.
    Release date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:13:00 +0100
  • In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Hinkle, Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc., will provide overview of the open source software that can be used to deploy and manage a cloud computing environment. He will include information on storage, networking(e.g., OpenDaylight) and compute virtualization (Xen, KVM, LXC) and the orchestration(Apache CloudStack, OpenStack) of the three to build their own cloud services. Speaker Bio: Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Source Solutions, at Citrix Systems Inc. He joined Citrix as a result of their July 2011 acquisition of Cloud.com where he was their Vice President of Community. He is currently responsible for Citrix open source efforts around the open source cloud computing platform, Apache CloudStack and the Xen Hypervisor. Previously he was the VP of Community at Zenoss Inc., a producer of the open source application, server, and network management software, where he grew the Zenoss Core project to over 100,000 users and 20,000 organizations on all seven continents. He also is a longtime open source expert and author having served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. His blog on open source, technology, and new media ...
    Release date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0100
  • ...1-888-879-5879 or e-mail us at info@winmagic.com. WinMagic, SecureDoc, SecureDoc Enterprise Server, Compartmental SecureDoc, SecureDoc PDA, **SecureDoc** Personal Edition, SecureDoc RME, SecureDoc Removable Media Encryption, SecureDoc Media Viewer, SecureDoc Express, SecureDoc for Mac and SecureDoc Central Database ...
    Release date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:38:00 +0100
  • Jason Koebler writes: In order to get inside China's notorious internet filter, Harvard researcher Gary King created his own fake social network to gain access to the programs used to censor content, so he could reverse- engineer the system. "From inside China, we created our own social media website, purchased a URL, rented server space, contracted with one of the most popular software platforms in China used to create these sites, submitted, automatically reviewed, posted, and censored our own submissions," King wrote in a study published in Science. "We had complete access to the software; we were even able to get their recommendations on how to conduct censorship on our own site in compliance with government standards." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Release date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:36:00 +0100
  • Jason Koebler writes: In order to get inside China's notorious internet filter, Harvard researcher Gary King created his own fake social network to gain access to the programs used to censor content, so he could reverse- engineer the system. "From inside China, we created our own social media website, purchased a URL, rented server space, contracted with one of the most popular software platforms in China used to create these sites, submitted, automatically reviewed, posted, and censored our own submissions," King wrote in a study published in Science. "We had complete access to the software; we were even able to get their recommendations on how to conduct censorship on our own site in compliance with government standards." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Release date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:36:00 +0100
  • In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Hinkle, Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc., will provide overview of the open source software that can be used to deploy and manage a cloud computing environment. He will include information on storage, networking(e.g., OpenDaylight) and compute virtualization (Xen, KVM, LXC) and the orchestration(Apache CloudStack, OpenStack) of the three to build their own cloud services. Speaker Bio: Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Source Solutions, at Citrix Systems Inc. He joined Citrix as a result of their July 2011 acquisition of Cloud.com where he was their Vice President of Community. He is currently responsible for Citrix open source efforts around the open source cloud computing platform, Apache CloudStack and the Xen Hypervisor. Previously he was the VP of Community at Zenoss Inc., a producer of the open source application, server, and network management software, where he grew the Zenoss Core project to over 100,000 users and 20,000 organizations on all seven continents. He also is a longtime open source expert and author having served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. His blog on open source, technology, and new media ...
    Release date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:30:00 +0100
  • Company / App Name: Reposi https://www.reposi.net Twitter - reposicloud What does it do? Reposi is an online cloud storage service, providing excellent file sharing capabilities and a custom built advanced uploader. Our media transcoder extension allows you to download media files in the format of your choice. Why do we need it? Existing cloud storage […]
    Release date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:10:00 +0100
  • Hacktivists summoned up a massive and previously undocumented 300Gbps DDoS attack earlier this summer by exploiting an obscure motherboard-level flaw on 100,000 unpatched servers, VeriSign has revealed in its latest quarterly Trends report.
    Release date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:10:00 +0100
  • Today we’re rolling out several of the new social and entertainment features we shared earlier this week, with the addition of a […] The post Xbox One System Update Now Available for Preview Members appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.
    Release date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:47:00 +0100
  • Aspect Software will conduct a conference call with analysts to discuss its second quarter of 2014 results and business update on Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. Eastern time. According to a company release, to listen to the conference call, please visit this link media-server.com/m/p/fkm5q99f or call (888) 734-0328 Conference ID: 87657455....
    Release date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:43:00 +0100
  • Position Performance Responsibilities: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics, uses, and design of information systems, including both standard reference sources and information retrieval, utilizing new and emerging technologies. 2. Select, acquire, organize and maintain information resources and the appropriate equipment for their use. This includes collecting and maintaining a school-wide inventory of computer equipment, software, AV equipment, parts and supplies for repairing and operating equipment (toner, batteries, bulbs, lenses, cables, headphones, etc.) 3. Plan, implement, and evaluate the organization and management of the library media program. Responsible for managing and communicating computer lab schedules to staff and students. This also includes managing and communicating schedules for technology systems that are used on a temporary basis (e.g. laptops, AlphaSmarts, Smart Boards, digital cameras, projection equipment.) 4. Design and implement a valid criteria for selecting instructional materials and equipment, including library resources, software, and multimedia technology. 5. Select and present age appropriate literature in the library media center. 6. Design programs taking into consideration the needs of the elementary school student. 7. Inform teachers and other staff members concerning new materials the media center acquires. 8. Work cooperatively with staff and administration to select, adapt, and produce related media instructional materials to ...
    Release date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:46:00 +0100
  • Former federal Conservative campaign worker Michael Sona has been found guilty of plotting to send voters to the wrong polling station in an elaborate scheme involving automated "robocalls" during the 2011 federal election. Sona had been charged with one count under the Elections Act: wilfully preventing or endeavouring to prevent a voter from casting a ballot. He has consistently denied having anything to do with the calls. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail and a $5,000 fine. He was accused of participating in the scheme to send 7,000 automated calls directing non- Conservative supporters to the wrong polling location in Guelph, Ont. on federal election day, May 2, 2011. [protected-iframe id="7021caeafe31968cf9dad640fa16c39a-66829272-24013070" info="//embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v5.aspx?Id=771328&ThemeId=732" width="640" height="600" frameborder="0"] In his ruling Judge Gary Hearn called robocalls "an ill-conceived plan." Evidence presented at trial appeared to implicate others alongside Sona. A key witness at the trial, Andrew Prescott, was given immunity for prosecution in exchange for his evidence. Crown prosecutor Croft Michaelson told the court in closing arguments that Sona was, nevertheless, a "directing mind" of the scheme. Over a week of testimony, the court heard from past and current Conservative parliamentary staff, who testified that Sona had bragged about a dirty-tricks scheme using automated calls ...
    Release date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:04:00 +0100
  • ...1-888-879-5879 or e-mail us at info@winmagic.com. WinMagic, SecureDoc, SecureDoc Enterprise Server, Compartmental SecureDoc, SecureDoc PDA, **SecureDoc** Personal Edition, SecureDoc RME, SecureDoc Removable Media Encryption, SecureDoc Media Viewer, SecureDoc Express, SecureDoc for Mac and SecureDoc Central Database ...
    Release date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:21:00 +0100
  • Kendall Jenner's name has been dragged through the mud quite a bit lately. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star reportedly has a history of being extremely rude to people. First, it was rumored that she'd been rude to Jada …
    Release date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:40:00 +0100
  • An Ontario judge will rule Thursday in the case against Michael Sona, the only person charged over misleading "Pierre Poutine" robocalls in the 2011 election.
    Release date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:27:00 +0100
  • Hi, I am currently recruiting junior level .Net developers for the following role. Location: Central London Daily Rate: £150 - 200 per day Start Time: ASAP Duration: 6 Months The following skills are essential: 2-3 years of commercial experience in C# / ASP.Net WebForms Proven .NET (NET 3.5 or 4.0) experience Solid understanding of Object Oriented Design AJAX / JavaScript Multi-threaded Applications Familiarity with Team Foundation Server Agile Social Media Logins The following skil
    Release date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:10:00 +0100
  • In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Hinkle, Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc., will provide overview of the open source software that can be used to deploy and manage a cloud computing environment. He will include information on storage, networking(e.g., OpenDaylight) and compute virtualization (Xen, KVM, LXC) and the orchestration(Apache CloudStack, OpenStack) of the three to build their own cloud services. Speaker Bio: Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Source Solutions, at Citrix Systems Inc. He joined Citrix as a result of their July 2011 acquisition of Cloud.com where he was their Vice President of Community. He is currently responsible for Citrix open source efforts around the open source cloud computing platform, Apache CloudStack and the Xen Hypervisor. Previously he was the VP of Community at Zenoss Inc., a producer of the open source application, server, and network management software, where he grew the Zenoss Core project to over 100,000 users and 20,000 organizations on all seven continents. He also is a longtime open source expert and author having served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. His blog on open source, technology, and new media ...
    Release date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:15:00 +0100
  • Microsoft Corp. announced a slew of new features for its Xbox One console at a gaming conference in Germany Tuesday. The biggest feature is a media player app that enables users to play media files from either an attached USB device or from a network connected home media server. A digital TV tuner will be available to European customers and a new Friends section enables users to see at a glance what’s going on with their friends. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) also said it's getting ready to launch…
    Release date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:26:00 +0100
  • Microsoft is at the Gamescom show in Germany which kicks off today and has announced numerous interesting updates and tweaks to the Xbox One operating system. Here's how Microsoft describe the updates: New “Friends” section – The new Friends section has been available for a few early access Preview members and we’re expanding it to everyone enrolled in the Preview ...
    Release date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:34:00 +0100
  • Ahead of our gamescom briefing live from Cologne, Germany at 2:00 p.m. CEST – that’s 8:00 a.m. ET and 5:00 […] The post Kicking off Gamescom 2014: More social features, new ways to watch TV, and USB and DLNA Support Coming Soon appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.
    Release date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:44:00 +0100
  • China’s Xiaomi has apologized for causing privacy concerns, after the fledgling smartphone maker faced scrutiny over whether it can be trusted with users’ personal data. Last week, red flags were raised when security firm F-Secure tested a Xiaomi phone, only to find that it sent contact information and device data back to a company server, without the user’s permission. This prompted local media in Taiwan to question Xiaomi’s previous claim that the company was not secretly storing user’s data. On Sunday, Xiaomi Vice President Hugo Barra responded, and said that the transmitted data was part of the phone’s Cloud Messaging service, which can send messages via SMS and over the Internet. The service operates with the help of Xiaomi servers, and relies on both phone numbers and device information to rout the messages. But no user personal data is stored by the company, Barra said. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
    Release date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:35:00 +0100
  • Facebook announced the acquisition of secure server technology provider PrivateCore Thursday in a post by Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan, in which Sullivan said PrivateCore’s vCage technology will eventually be incorporated into the social network’s server stack. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    Release date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:39:00 +0100
  • Media & Entertainment Solutions Sales Consultant - £35-£45 + OTE £70K Main Purpose of the Job: To sell a range of enterprise technology infrastructure solutions (inc. networking, storage, server, rendering, workstations and related software solutions) to the Media & Entertainment markets (Games, Design visualisation and Film/TV/broadcast). Job Description: • Responsible for growing infrastructure sales including hardware and software solutions (workstation, render node, stor
    Release date: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:37:00 +0100
  • Here's a quiz question for you. When building a blog, what additional "things" do you need to have in order to make the venture successful? A Twitter profile? An email newsletter? How about a contact form plugin? And let's not forget about a search engine optimized theme, right? Yes, those are all correct, and they […]
    Release date: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:24:00 +0100
  • It seems malware authors have recently taken a liking to the network-attached storage (NAS) devices manufactured by Synology Inc. First they were hit by Bitcoin mining malware in the beginning of this year and now by file encrypting ransomware similar to CryptoLocker. NAS devices are used by home and business users alike to easily store and share files over a network. Many, like ones manufactured by Synology, also feature remote access. In this case, it would seem hackers were able to abuse the remote access feature, possibly by exploiting a vulnerability in older versions of the Synology DSM -operating system, to gain access to the devices. Once they had access, they proceeded to install a ransomware they have dubbed "SynoLocker". Once the device has been infected with SynoLocker, the malware will proceed to encrypt files stored on the device. It will search the device for files with extensions matching a hardcoded list (shown below). Extensions are matched such, that only the beginning of the extension needs to match the hardcoded list. This means, for instance, that both .doc and .docx files will be encrypted, since the list contains ".do". Extension list hardcoded inside SynoLocker Once all files ...
    Release date: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:32:00 +0100
  • Live Conference Call and Webcast Scheduled at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 6 at: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/d7zvuusg MCLEAN, Va., Aug....
    Release date: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:55:00 +0100
  • Facebook-owned cloud-application platform Parse announced the launch Tuesday of a software-development kit for programming language PHP, marking its first SDK for a server-side language and its first truly open-source SDK. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    Release date: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:16:00 +0100
  • Long rumored, Apple's custom content delivery network (CDN) is now apparently live. The Apple CDN, which provides a more direct route from Apple's servers to customers' devices, enables Apple to provide significantly faster downloads of their products, as well as greatly increasing the available capacity for when mass downloads (OS X and iOS updates) hit. Per _Streaming Media Blog's_ Dan Rayburn: > "Apple has more than 10x the capacity they are using today, all ready to go. With Apple planning to release the beta version of their next desktop OS today, Yosemite (10.10), and with iOS 8 expected to come out this fall, Apple's putting in place a lot of capacity to support upcoming software releases. Apple is still using Akamai and Level 3′s CDN services for iTunes (Akamai), Radio (Level 3) and app downloads, but over time, much of that traffic will be brought over to Apple's CDN. It's too early to know how much traffic will come over and when, but Apple's already started using their own CDN much faster than I expected." It's estimated that Apple has spent well over $100 million building out their CDN, which consists of both their own servers ...
    Release date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:42:00 +0100
  • NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last. Mobile advertising is hot, and lots of startups are trying to get a piece […]
    Release date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:46:00 +0100
  • On Feb. 23, the Brooklyn Nets signed center Jason Collins to a 10-day contract. Collins was lucky to be in the league even the season before, but with the relatively wispy and aging Kevin Garnett forced into duty at center and Brook Lopez out for the season, Brooklyn badly needed a defensive stalwart up front. The transaction resulted in a large news conference in the Staples Center media area, as the Nets were playing the Los Angeles Lakers later that night. Collins would be the first openly gay player in NBA history, and he dutifully and intelligently discussed that significant moment in the face of media contingents from the two largest media markets in the NBA. It meant a lot to millions, and it will mean a lot to millions more that will badly need role models as they come to terms with being born a certain way. When I wrote my column discussing the transaction , I cried. When I watched a clip of Jason Collins entering that night’s game later that evening, I cried. And then, I forgot. And Jason Collins went back to being Jason Collins, the dude who moves his ...
    Release date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:47:00 +0100
  • For those of us playing buzzword bingo at home, the word cloud might as well be the free space in the middle. Everything seems to be "in the cloud" today, but what does that mean exactly? Cloud-based services might be the buzzworthy term of the year, but that doesn't subtract from how useful and important they are. For example, take […] The post Life in the Cloud: How a Content Delivery Network Can Make a Big Difference appeared first on The Blog Herald.
    Release date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:49:00 +0100
  • For those of us playing buzzword bingo at home, the word cloud might as well be the free space in the middle. Everything seems to be "in the cloud" today, but what does that mean exactly? Cloud-based services might be the buzzworthy term of the year, but that doesn't subtract from how useful and important they are. For example, take […]
    Release date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:49:00 +0100
  • We are currently seeking part time and full time Lane Food and Beverage Server positions to provide customer service in an efficient and pleasant manner to bowling center customers. Responsibilities include: Takes food and beverage orders...
    Release date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:52:00 +0100
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    Release date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:46:00 +0100
  • **PredictionIO** has closed $2.5 million in seed funding. Investors include **QuestVP, Azure Capital, CrunchFund, Stanford - StartX Fund, Kima Ventures, IronFire, Sood Ventures** and **XG Ventures**. PredictionIO is an open source machine learning servicer for programmers and developers.
    Release date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:18:00 +0100
  • An article from Ad Age about a recent campaign from video ad server firm Vindico. I recently spoke with Forensiq an interesting startup based in New York that has technologies capable of shutting down advertising fraud — a huge problem for the media industry. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) trade body estimates ad fraud in 2013 to be at least $6 billion to $7 billion but it could be as high as $16 billion in the US. The Wall Street Journal reports that 35% of Internet traffic is bogus. And no one is prosecuted.
    Release date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:09:00 +0100
  • After a year-long "pilot program," server software maker Nginx is officially launching several paid services on Amazon Web Services.
    Release date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:31:00 +0100
  • The wife of an off-duty Fort Lauderdale Police homicide detective will address media Monday afternoon to express appreciation for his medical care.
    Release date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:19:00 +0100
  • Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got an exciting new game from Google, invoicing software, media streaming software, games and more! ## New and updated iOS apps * **Ingress**: Turns the real world into a game. A mysterious energy has been unleashed and you must find it, capture territory and ally with other players. From Google. Free - Download now * **Plex 3.4.2**: Stream videos, music, photos and and home movies to iOS devices from Macs using Plex Media Server. Price drom from $4.99. $1.99 - Download now * **Invoice 1.1.1**: Professional invoicing on your mobile device. Fixes sign in crash, ability to double tap the copy invoice button, account creation error handling improved. Free - Download now * **Candy Crush Saga 1.34.1**: The addictive matching game featuring an assortment of delicious candies. Bug fixes. Free - Download now * **Cut the Rope 2 1.1.1**: Help Om Nom collect candy by ...
    Release date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:45:00 +0100
  • Senior Sales Consultant - Salary negotiable depending on experience - Surrey To sell a range of enterprise technology infrastructure solutions (inc. networking, storage, server, rendering, workstations and related software solutions) to the Media & Entertainment markets (Games, Design visualisation and Film/TV/broadcast). Job Description: • Responsible for growing infrastructure sales including hardware and software solutions (workstation, render node, storage, infrastructure).
    Release date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:08:00 +0100
  • Available in 2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-bay models, Turbo NAS TS-x51 series features real-time and offline Full HD video transcoding capabilities and supports video streaming through DLNA, AirPlay, and Plex Media Server. Unit is powered by 2.41 GHz processor with 1 GB DDR3L RAM (expandable to 8 GB) and supports dual LAN ports that provide up to 220 Mbps read and write speeds. Total raw storage capacity can be increased up to 80 TB via UX-500P or UX-800P expansion enclosure. **This story is related to the following:** Computer Hardware and Peripherals Search for suppliers of: Client, Data, File, Network & Web Servers | Network PC's, NC's or Thin Client Computers | Storage Area Networks (SAN)
    Release date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:31:00 +0100
  • - Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal drank at my old college bar. Their pee burns now. - Forever 21 once fired Chrissy Teigen for being too fat. It's what Jesus would do. - There Are Sexy Chivers Among Us - Mila Kunis is about to drop a douche-baby any second now. Read More ...
    Release date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:15:00 +0100
  • > Getting video from a DVD to your Mac isn't quite as easy as iTunes makes it for audio CDs, but we'll show you how Part of setting up a Mac as your media server involves making it easy to access your _media_. For most of us, media includes movies and TV shows. And many of us have collected our favorites on DVDs over the years. Let's look at how to get video from the DVD to your Mac in a way that will make it much more convenient for you to access next time. If you have a collection of DVDs, the last thing you probably want to do is swap them out every time you want to watch something. The solution, of course, is to _rip_ them: to convert them to a digital format the same way you may have done in the past with your audio CDs. (For the sake of simplicity, I'm going to deal with Blu-ray Discs separately, so the tips I'm giving you are mainly for DVDs specifically.) ## Copy protection Thanks to copy protection and encryption on commercially produced DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, this isn't just as easy ...
    Release date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:46:00 +0100
  • It's fascinating to watch the development of new data storage technologies, especially in the context of what has happened with virtualization. In the server space virtualization has decimated the legacy vendors and forced them to embrace more open approaches towards hardware. The same is happening in storage as new approaches allow organizations to pool storage resources and consume them in much more flexible ways. Software Defined Storage, as well as being a nice buzzword to use in media sound bites, is actually a pretty disruptive force.
    Release date: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0100
  • An off-duty Fort Lauderdale Homicide detective is recovering after being shot Thursday in the parking lot of Maguire Hill 16 Pub and Restaurant.
    Release date: Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:20:00 +0100
  • Posted by bridget.randolph In recent years there has been a necessary shift in the way businesses advertise themselves to consumers, thanks to the increasingly common information overload experienced by the average person. In 1945, just after WWII, the annual total ad spend in the United States was about $2.8 billion (that's around $36.8 million before the adjustment for inflation). In 2013, it was around $140 billion. Don't forget that this is just paid media advertising; it doesn't include the many types of earned coverage like search, social, email, supermarket displays, direct mail and so on. Alongside the growth in media spends is a growth in the sheer volume of products available, which is made possible by increasingly sophisticated technologies for sales, inventory, delivery and so on. What does this mean? Well, simply that the strategy of 'just buy some ads and sell the benefits' isn't enough anymore: you'll be lost in the noise. How can a brand retain customers and create loyalty in an atmosphere where everyone else has a better offer? Through tapping into the psychology of social relationships. * * * Imagine that you are at home for Thanksgiving, and your mother has pulled out all the stops ...
    Release date: Mon, 07 Jul 2014 01:15:00 +0100
  • German media reported on Thursday that, based on analysis of the source code of a key NSA surveillance tool, it is clear that the agency targeted a student who is involved in the Tor anonymization project.
    Release date: Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:18:00 +0100
  • Job Description Oversee daily editing assignments, prioritizing based on deadlines Maintain all aspects of the news server system and establish digital workflows Monitor and manage system storage capacity Work with managers on policies for...
    Release date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0100
  • You may notice that the site you love has a new look. But the visual refresh, while substantial and welcome, is just the tip of the iceberg. We've changed far more in the deep infrastructure of ReadWrite. ReadWrite 4.0: ReadWrite's July 2014 redesign Since its earliest days, one of ReadWrite's core obsessions has been the tools used to create the Web. And yet for most of our history, we didn't have the resources to make the most of those technologies ourselves. That changed two and a half years ago, when Say Media acquired ReadWrite. Say Media is a media company and a technology company. Some organizations struggle to reconcile those identities, but one of the things that makes this place special is that we don't see a contradiction. Since Say became ReadWrite's publisher, we've released three new versions of the site. You can call this one ReadWrite 4.0. And the best news is that the software underpinning the site will let us engage in even more rapid change in the future. Say Media's Ross Hattori and Ben Trott discuss ReadWrite 4.0's launch. ## The Fourth Is Strong With This One ReadWrite is now running on Tempest, Say ...
    Release date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:37:00 +0100
  • This week in Gweek we review Adam Parfrey and Cletus Nelson's biography of famous kitsch artists, the Keanes. Plus: Plex media server, play putties, and much more. Brought to you by Random House Audio (click here for free downloads!) and by Stamps.com (click here for a special $110 offer!) **Read the rest**
    Release date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:07:00 +0100
  • This week in Gweek we review Adam Parfrey and Cletus Nelson's biography of famous kitsch artists, the Keanes. Plus: Plex media server, play putties, and much more. Brought to you by Random House Audio (click here for free downloads!) and by Stamps.com (click here for a special $110 offer!) **Read the rest**
    Release date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:07:00 +0100
  • Maybe now people will actually start using all the complicated software their companies shell out tens of thousands of dollars for.
    Release date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:01:00 +0100
  • The networks are primarily used to play games, share TV shows, series, and movies.
    Release date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:58:00 +0100
  • **Opera** said Tuesday that it has acquired **AdColony**. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction, which is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year. AdColony CEO Will Kassoy will remain in his role. In addition to this position, Kassoy will also become chief marketing officer of Opera Mediaworks. Backed by** Insight Venture Partners**, AdColony is a mobile video advertising firm.
    Release date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:48:00 +0100
  • **Dynamic Yield** has secured $12 million in Series B funding. According to the company, the capital will be used for global expansion, personnel hiring and to launch a new office in Germany. **Marker** led the round with participation from **Bessemer Venture Partners**, Eric Schmidt’s** Innovation Endeavors, ProSiebanSat.1** **Media AG** and the **New York Times**. Based in New York, London and Tel Aviv, Dynamic Yield is a website optimization and personalization platform provider.
    Release date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:51:00 +0100
  • _Nik keeps his PC downstairs. But he wants to watch videos stored on that PC on an HDTV that’s upstairs. What’s the simplest way to do that?_ There’s actually an open standard for sharing media files across a home network. It’s called the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), and you probably already have everything you need to use it. First, some definitions: The device that sends the stream—such as a PC—is the _DLNA server._ The device that receives the stream—such as an HDTV or something connected to the TV—is the _DLNA renderer _(I really hate that term; _player _or _receiver_ would be much friendlier). Both devices must be on the same network. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
    Release date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:36:00 +0100
  • The move, reported in local media, could dent the business of x86 processor makers in Russia.
    Release date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:57:00 +0100
  • Patrick Maguire Title: Owner, Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting; founder, I’m Your Server Not Your Servant Age: 54 Education: Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Wesleyan University, 1983 Residence: Boston For years, Patrick Maguire has made it a personal mission to improve the way restaurant and bar patrons interact with their servers, and vice-versa. And now he wants to help restaurants learn how to interact through social media, which he knows can be either a boon or a bane to any…
    Release date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0100
  • On the same day it launched a new entry-level iMac model, Apple also used the downtime to adjust the prices on other hardware in some European markets. The price cuts we've noticed affect European models of the Mac mini, the European Apple TV and iMac models in the UK. Pricing on the Mac mini dropped between €30 and €60, depending on the country and model. Most European stores are now offering the entry-level Mac Mini for €619 with the quad-core and OS X server models selling for €819 and €1019, respectively, although some euro countries such as Germany are showing slightly lower pricing of €599/€799/€999. In the UK, the entry-level Mac Mini remains the same at £499, with price drops between €30 and €50 being applied to the quad-core and server models. Apple also cut the prices on the Apple TV in Europe, reducing the cost by €10/£20. The once €109/£99 media streaming device is now available for €99/£79 throughout most of Apple's European stores. While Europe saw a reduction, the Apple TV price remains the same in the US at $99. Along with the new entry-level 21.5-inch iMac, Apple UK also lowered the cost of ...
    Release date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:29:00 +0100
  • The lies keep stacking up, and this "explanation" pretty much takes the cake: Explanations provided by the Internal Revenue Service for how it lost two years of former employee Lois Lerner's emails are "entirely reasonable," the White House said on Monday. "You’ve never heard of a computer crashing before?" White House spokesman Josh Earnest told […] The post WH says it's "entirely reasonable" to believe Lerner's computer crashed appeared first on Sister Toldjah.
    Release date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:29:00 +0100
  • CozyCloud, a Paris-based startup building an open-source platform for personal cloud storage, raised $1.1 million (800,000 euros) earlier this month. "We are building an open platform that allows people to have their web apps and their personal data on hardware …
    Release date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:01:00 +0100
  • (John Hinderaker) The Obama administration's claim that the IRS has "lost" two years of Lois Lerner's emails is implausible to anyone who understands how email systems work. This is what the administration said: The IRS told congressional investigators Friday it cannot locate many of Lois Lerner's emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed that year. This statement, on its face, is silly. Emails are collected on email servers. Each user (e.g.,
    Release date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:13:00 +0100
  • Contract award: expansion of 2 pieces of enterprise-class disk arrays in the central server rooms arma along with a 3 year service equipment service and service of maintenance of the software. 1) The contract is to develop the capacity of the two units currently ...
    Release date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:57:00 +0100
  • NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EaseUS Software, the world famous provider of data backup and recovery, storage management and discount clone software, now offers its effective Technician Toolkit Bundle with special discount for IT administrators and service providers. Flexible licensing model, unlimited usages!
    Release date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:17:00 +0100
  • Like Protonet, Sherlybox offers a collaboration-friendly alternative to public cloud services -- although this Raspberry Pi-based device can also play nicely with those services as well, for those who want it.
    Release date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:19:00 +0100
  • Company at a Glance: OpenX is a global leader in digital advertising technology. OpenX’s mission is to maximize advertising revenue for digital media companies on any connected screen. The company’s products include an ad server, a...
    Release date: Sat, 07 Jun 2014 00:21:00 +0100
  • ESPN (DIS) plans to stream all 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup through its Watch ABC app, WatchESPN app, and ESPN3. The network will rely on Major League Baseball Advanced Media to do all the behind-the-scenes encoding and serving work to provide live streams for broadband distribution.The event is considered a bit of a watershed moment for online sports viewing with this World Cup being the first to be easily accessible via mobile devices. What to watch: ESPN expects to generate a massive online audience for the soccer tournament which could test Major League Baseball Advanced Media's networks. The launch of the new WWE Network and Josh Beckett's no-hitter (free Domino's) caused server overloads at BAM earlier this year. Post your comment!
    Release date: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:22:00 +0100
  • This week, Machine Zone is hiring a vice president of engineering, as well as a business intelligence analyst and a DevOps project manager. Meanwhile, DeNA is seeking a server engineer and a director of HR strategy. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro. * Vice President, Engineering** Machine Zone **(Palo Alto, CA) * Business Intelligence Analyst **********Machine Zone **(Palo Alto, CA) * DevOps Project Manager** Machine Zone **(Palo Alto, CA) * Server Engineer ******DeNA **(San Francisco, CA) * Director, HR Strategy** ****DeNA **(San Francisco, CA) _Find more great social media jobs on our job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented AllFacebook pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost._ New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    Release date: Fri, 30 May 2014 23:01:00 +0100
  • **For the litigious seafood lover in you.** Last fall, a server at a Tennessee Red Lobster used social media to circulate an image of a receipt she claimed had been left by a customer who left a nasty racist slur in the "Total" line, which turned into a Reddit-oriented witch hunt of sorts and resulted, oddly enough, in the customer being cleared of any wrongdoing and server Toni Jenkins getting $10,000 in the form of sympathy tips. The customer Devin Barnes is now suing Jenkins and the chain, possibly before its change of ownership is finalized, for $1 million, because the internet apparently won't let anyone forget he was accused of being a racist. "This can come back and haunt him forever, it's never, ever going to go away. This has permanently destroyed him, forever," his mother Sallyann Barnes optimistically tells NBC. [NBC 2 Tennessee via Eater, Related] Read more posts by Hugh Merwin Filed Under: **racist receipts**, devin barnes, lawsuits, red lobster, the chain gang, toni jenkins
    Release date: Tue, 27 May 2014 21:25:00 +0100
  • NBC anchor Brian Williams has landed an exclusive interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. It will be Snowden’s first American television interview. Williams traveled to Moscow this week to speak with both Snowden and Glenn Greenwald for an hour-long special that will air during primetime on May 28th. But before Edward Snowden, there was another NSA whistleblower. That man was William Binney. Binney was a technical expert hired by the NSA and in 2002—11 years before Snowden leaked documents that rocked the intelligence world—Binney and his colleagues went to Congress and the Department of Defense warning them that the NSA was violating Americans’ constitutional rights and that the agency should be investigated. Earlier this year, Nick Gillespie sat down for a tell-all interview with Binney. The video was originally released on January 10, 2014 and the original writeup is below: > "Where I see it going is toward a totalitarian state," says William Binney. "You've got the NSA doing all this collecting of material on all of its citizens—that's what the SS, the Gestapo, the Stasi, the KGB, and the NKVD did." > > Binney is talking about the collection of various forms of personal data on American citizens ...
    Release date: Sun, 25 May 2014 14:30:00 +0100
  • KHLOE Kardashian is upset! The reality star apparently cried her eyes out on her jet ride to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding celebration, after the public cruelly made fun of her brother Rob Kardashian‘s weight. "Khloe's protective of her family and took a moment to cry on her flight to Paris just thinking about how awful Rob must feel,”... Read the full article here
    Release date: Thu, 22 May 2014 14:39:00 +0100
  • After a lengthy beta period, Steam's In-Home Streaming is now available for all users of Valve's digital platform. In case you've not being paying attention, the home streaming program allows you to stream a game from your desktop to another home computer that's presumably hooked up to your TV, allowing you to play your games whilst parking your butt on the couch. Of course, this is all part of Valve's big push into the living room, and whilst it's admirable, it does mean splashing out on another PC. Doesn't need to be a powerful one, any model will do and if you're the type of person running a small media server, you're likely to have all you need. I've already got my PC running on my TV; my secret weapon? A big-ass HDMI cable. Still, that hasn't worked perfectly all the time with me; my TV is essentially acts as a second monitor and I've had problems making Steam pick my TV over my monitor. Some games, like _Dark Souls II_, have been a real pain to get running via Big Picture mode and even games like _Divekick_ have been problematic. I have a ...
    Release date: Wed, 21 May 2014 17:00:00 +0100
  • Consisting of network file server in conduction-cooled ATR chassis, Model CNS4 is suited for SWaP-constrained military applications that require cryptography to ensure integrity of critical data-at-rest. System can support 4 FSM-C memory modules, each with 2 TB capacity, for total capacity of 8 TB. To support avionics and sensor management systems, CNS4 offers 1 GbE or 10 GbE Ethernet connectivity. Chassis also accommodates 3U VPX inline media encryptor certified for SABI in attended systems. **This story is related to the following:** Computer Hardware and Peripherals Search for suppliers of: Data Storage Products | Client, Data, File, Network & Web Servers
    Release date: Wed, 21 May 2014 13:31:00 +0100
  • Scientists have discovered a way to kill brain tumors in mice using the herpes virus; Israel's future, as John Kerry predicted, may not be far from apartheid; meanwhile, the National Institutes of Health is mandating gender balance in animal studies. These discoveries and more below. _On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies._ Herpes-loaded Stem Cells Help Kill Brain Tumor in Mice Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have found a potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses. Mapping Our Interiors Two trends, location technology and crowdsourcing, may soon converge. Why Are American Health Care Costs So High? In which John Michael Green discusses the complicated reasons why the United States spends so much more on health care than any other country in the world, and along the way reveals some surprising information, including that Americans spend more of their tax ...
    Release date: Tue, 20 May 2014 20:31:00 +0100
  • Apple is moving forward on plans to develop its own content delivery network (CDN), reports well-known CDN and Internet Services analyst Dan Rayburn (via _Ars Technica_). The Cupertino company is reportedly negotiating deals with Internet Service Providers in order to ensure the efficient delivery of content to its customers. Apple may control the media for iTunes and iCloud customers, but it currently outsources the delivery of this media to third-party companies like Akamai, ceding control over the quality of service to these other companies. Apple reportedly has been working for five years on its own CDN that would bring content delivery in house, ensuring its customers can access data reliably and quickly regardless of ISP or geographic location. Apple has been deploying the necessary network hardware and recently started forging interconnection deals with Internet Service Providers as it prepares to shift content to its own CDN soon, claims Rayburn. > Apple has been very busy with their build out deploying a lot of boxes running Apache Traffic Server and buying a ton of transit, co-location, wavelengths and other infrastructure services. Their CDN is quickly growing, and it won’t be long before we start seeing a portion of ...
    Release date: Tue, 20 May 2014 18:14:00 +0100
  • To mark 20 years of the BBC being online, we wanted to see if there was a way of representing the growth and changing shape of the site over the last 20 years.
    Release date: Mon, 19 May 2014 12:53:00 +0100
  • Following the launch of its new Milk music streaming service, Samsung is now busy assembling a team to build a new video service.
    Release date: Fri, 16 May 2014 19:00:00 +0100
  • Two years ago, we wrote about a bizarre legal fight in which Escape Media, the company behind Grooveshark, was trying to force the blog Digital Music News to unveil an anonymous commenter who had commented on Grooveshark's ongoing lawsuit with Universal Music. The comment claimed to be from a Grooveshark employee, though it seemed like the typical unsourced, improbable junk you'll often find in certain anonymous comments -- difficult to take seriously. And yet Escape Media issued a subpoena demanding Digital Music News reveal the commenter's information. While I actually thought that Escape Media had a reasonable legal argument against the labels, we found this particular effort to unveil an anonymous commenter quite troubling. Similarly, while I often disagree with the opinions written on Digital Music News, I respect Paul Resnikoff, who runs the site, and actually helped put him in touch with Paul Levy from Public Citizen to respond to the subpoena. A year ago, we were disappointed to see a district court side with Grooveshark and order DMN "preserve" logs that had long ago been deleted in the regular course of DMN running its business. Even worse, the court wanted DMN to hand over ...
    Release date: Thu, 15 May 2014 17:51:00 +0100
  • The National Security Agency and the FBI teamed up in October 2010 to develop techniques for turning Facebook into a surveillance tool. Documents released alongside security journalist Glenn Greenwald's new book, "No Place To Hide," reveal the NSA and FBI …
    Release date: Thu, 15 May 2014 14:49:00 +0100
  • Just as BlackBerry appeared doomed to fade into irrelevancy, the company's popular chat application BlackBerry Messenger stormed back on to the scene, making its way to the iOS and Android app stores. Pitting a well known brand against relative newcomers such as Kik, LINE and recent Facebook acquisition WhatsApp, BBM managed to quickly steal a huge segment of the audience for itself. In case you still haven't given it a try, James Richardson makes a strong case for BBM in a recent article at CrackBerry, so we decided to share his favorite features to see if this list is enough to convert you. Know when your messages are delivered and read: Like it or not, our chat applications now hold us accountable
    Release date: Tue, 13 May 2014 16:04:00 +0100
  • Back in the heady days of Internet speculation, the giant retailer JumboStores contracted with **Fred's** software company, TinyWeb, to develop the region's first web-based supermarket. Customers would be able to assemble carts online and receive their groceries the next day. The virtual supermarket had to communicate with JumboStores's inventory system in real-time. The former was bleeding-edge web technology, the latter a cobweb-laden mainframe with no external point of access. “How will we get around this?” Fred asked early in the specification process. “We can stage an intermediate server.” Nick, a programmer from JumboStores IT, assured him around a mouthful of doughnut. “You guys send your requests there, we’ll write software to forward them to the mainframe and back.” Fred was optimistic. Both companies were *nix shops; the JumboStores IT department were his geek kindred. Equally optimistic, JumboStores management scheduled a live media demo several months out, well after the estimated project completion date. Deadlines slipped, as they are wont to do. The week before the big demo, the online supermarket still wasn’t ready. TinyWeb had implemented the website and database back-end, but JumboStores’ relay software lagged behind. At the urging of multiple strata of nervous managers, Fred took ...
    Release date: Tue, 13 May 2014 11:00:00 +0100
  • Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #156 hosted by Don Baine, produced by Mike Baine. Celebrating 3 years today!! Part 2 - Software Interface 2-Bay Power Media Server - Have your own Private Cloud! Offers remote backups and downloads everywhere Streams multiple HD media on DLNA -enabled devices or AirPlay* streaming applications Organize, media library […]
    Release date: Fri, 09 May 2014 03:41:00 +0100
  • ...TechEd North America 2014 (Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/14 -- OCZ Storage Solutions - a **Toshiba** Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced two ...
    Release date: Thu, 08 May 2014 13:59:00 +0100
  • When people talk about WordPress security, file permissions and ownership are usually the last thing on their minds. **Installing security plugins is a good practice** and a must for every WordPress website. However, if your file- system permissions aren’t set up correctly, most of your security measures could be easily bypassed by intruders. Permissions and ownership are quite important in WordPress installations. Setting these up properly on your Web server should be the first thing you do after installing WordPress. Having the wrong set of permissions could cause fatal errors that stop your website dead. Wrong permissions can also compromise your website and make it prone to attacks. The post Proper WordPress Filesystem Permissions And Ownerships appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
    Release date: Thu, 08 May 2014 10:47:00 +0100
  • In what must count as one of the strangest protests ever seen on the streets of San Francisco's startup-filled SOMA district, Greenpeace activists surrounded Pinterest HQ Tuesday morning and ... gave employees free Blue Bottle coffee and cupcakes with the Pinterest logo on them The cupcake offensive was part of a wider protest that encompassed dozens of the most widely-pinned artists on the popular social media service, all of whom simultaneously posted pictures asking Pinterest to "make our pins green." See also: Another Day, Another Tech Protest -- But Not for the Reason You Think The problem, as Greenpeace sees it, is that Pinterest hosts its pins on Amazon Web Services -- which was called out last month in Greenpeace's report on cloud computing, "Clicking Clean." Apple, Google and Facebook have made tremendous strides towards powering their server farms with as much renewable energy as possible; they have both constructed their own solar and wind farms and forced utility companies to provide renewable power options Read more... More about Pinterest, Social Media, Us, and Climate
    Release date: Wed, 07 May 2014 01:11:00 +0100
  • Release date: Tue, 06 May 2014 16:10:00 +0100
  • Maintenance and development of an existing Perl-based CMS-system and ralated websites. Maintenance of legacy Perl/HTML::Mason-based websites. Linux server administration.
    Release date: Sun, 04 May 2014 01:00:00 +0100
  • Princeton sociologist Janet Vertesi tried to keep her pregnancy offline, hidden from "the bots, trackers, cookies and other data sniffers online that feed the databases that companies use for targeted advertising." Though she steered clear of social media, avoided baby-related credit card purchases, and downloaded Tor to browse the Internet privately, she failed to escape […]
    Release date: Sat, 03 May 2014 14:23:00 +0100
  • Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) reported first-quarter 2014 earnings of 47 cents per share , which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3 cents.
    Release date: Fri, 02 May 2014 19:30:00 +0100
  • Prince William, husband, father and heir to the British throne, managed to spend two hours in Chicago on Thursday without many people knowing it, according to several media reports.
    Release date: Fri, 02 May 2014 17:48:00 +0100
  • Media Browser is a handy service, which turns your home PC into a multimedia server. With apps available for Windows 8, iOS, Android and Windows Phone, the team have been working on an iPad-optimized version. Today, an update has been published on the official blog detailing some features being worked on for iPad owners. If you're not familiar with the name, it enables consumers easily transform their home PC into a media server. To help users make the most of Media Browser on an iPad, the team have implemented media caching, enhanced scrolling, searching with locally stored metadata for instantaneous functionality, and more. Not everything the team has planned for the iPad will be included in the initial app release, but updates will be published post- release after the feature list has been re-evaluated. Expect to see the app arrive on the App Store for iPads soon enough (they're aiming for May 10). For now, if you own an iPhone, check out the iOS app already available on the store. Note that you need to have the server configured before using the apps (it's available for free and runs on OS X). * Free ...
    Release date: Fri, 02 May 2014 14:03:00 +0100
  • Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #155 hosted by Don Baine, produced by Mike Baine. 2-Bay Power Media Server - Have your own Private Cloud! Offers remote backups and downloads everywhere Streams multiple HD media on DLNA -enabled devices or AirPlay* streaming applications Organize, media library with the built-in media server Access your personal cloud […]
    Release date: Fri, 02 May 2014 04:41:00 +0100
  • NEW YORK, N.Y., April 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EaseUS Software, world famous storage management, data backup and disaster recovery solution provider, announces that their partition management software - EaseUS Partition Master - now has over 20 million users in the world. This number indicates that EaseUS partition management software attracts more and more users' attention and brings really useful features to make the user's life easy.
    Release date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:19:00 +0100
  • Users of Google's $35 Chromecast TV adapter now have access to more than 100 channels of free web video -- including shows from ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Comedy Central and Hulu -- on their HDTVs, along with a guide-like interface to navigate them through MediaMall Technologies' PlayOn. The PlayOn media server software uses Chreomcast to streams online videos... Read more »
    Release date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:02:00 +0100
  • London, UK (PRWEB UK) 23 April 2014 Bizmodeller has released version 3 of iHomeServer for iTunes - Windows software that extends iTunes with advanced media server features. iHomeServer for iTunes version 3 is a major upgrade that enables iTunes ...
    Release date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:13:00 +0100
  • Facebook's sprawling Forest City, North Carolina data center is designed to be a beacon of energy friendliness in the watt-sucking world of server farms. On a recent media tour of the facility, officials showed off green-computing practices that they say have saved the company more than $1 billion.
    Release date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0100
  • Responsibilities Responsibilities include the server-side development of components and services that support industry-leading consumer experiences on a variety of media devices. The development environment uses cloud technologies for...
    Release date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:11:00 +0100
  • The social media expansion has shown just how people are eager to share their experiences with the rest of the world. Cloud technology is the perfect platform to satisfy this need given its great flexibility and readiness. At Cynny, we aim to revolutionize how people share and organize their digital life through a brand new cloud service, starting from infrastructure to the users’ interface. A revolution that began from inventing and designing our very own infrastructure: we have created the first server network powered solely by ARM CPU. The microservers have “organism-like” features, differentiating them from any of the current technologies. Benefits include low consumption of energy, making Cynny the ecologically friendly alternative for storage as well as cheaper infrastructure, lower running costs, etc. read more
    Release date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0100
  • The social media expansion has shown just how people are eager to share their experiences with the rest of the world. Cloud technology is the perfect platform to satisfy this need given its great flexibility and readiness. At Cynny, we aim to revolutionize how people share and organize their digital life through a brand new cloud service, starting from infrastructure to the users’ interface. A revolution that began from inventing and designing our very own infrastructure: we have created the first server network powered solely by ARM CPU. The microservers have “organism-like” features, differentiating them from any of the current technologies. Benefits include low consumption of energy, making Cynny the ecologically friendly alternative for storage as well as cheaper infrastructure, lower running costs, etc. read more
    Release date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0100
  • Popular websites and onsite data center software are still awaiting patches from the Heartbleed security vulnerability that came to light earlier this month.
    Release date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:01:00 +0100
  • Is Edward Snowden a gullible pawn for Russia's security state, or a savvy anti-surveillance activist? The former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor penned his own answer today. In an op-ed in The Guardian newspaper today, Snowden said that he deliberately …
    Release date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:19:00 +0100
  • From the outside it looks like a normal Ford Transit van , but on the inside there's a private movie theater decked out with its own tablet-controlled media server, drop-down screen, high-def projector, and ridiculously nice seating. Oh, and did we mention the built-in bar? You're gonna want the bar. Read more...
    Release date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:30:00 +0100
  • By Ariel Hyatt of CyberPR. Google, in my humble opinion, is the most amazing invention since anything else I can really think of. And Google is not just a big search engine, although it would still be awesome if that’s all it did. Google has been offering a suite of incredibly powerful tools for years; way before ‘in the clouds’ become the next big thing for companies like Apple and Microsoft. And to make it even better, Google has recently created a platform for musicians that offers even further tools that will help independent musicians all over the world to...
    Release date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:48:00 +0100
  • If you had $40 million to spend on a ultra-lux vehicle, you might opt for a (pre-owned) Gulfstream V. VIPs on a tighter budget could instead pick up this decked-out Ford van, which comes complete with incredibly comfy leather seats, a Crestron home (or van) automation system, a 52-inch drop-down projection screen with Kaleidescape media server, and plenty of other goodies like maple flooring, a bar with fridge, multi-color LEDs around the roof, individual reading lights (like you'd get on that private jet) and integrated WiFi. You can even add a set of matching luggage.%Gallery-slideshow189176% Filed under: Transportation **Comments**
    Release date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:49:00 +0100
  • Available as plug-in, half-length, full-height PCIe card or pre-configured server, SharpCaster™ accelerates broadcast video application deployment on standard servers. Features include hierarchical motion estimation with large search ranges, all available mode decisions, and up to 80 Mbps CABAC. Using transcode-class media processing silicon, Magnum D7 Pro, and library of transcoding and encoding API support, one card can support up to 8x HD channels or 16x 720p ABR multiscreen channels. **This story is related to the following:** Computer Hardware and Peripherals Search for suppliers of: Client, Data, File, Network & Web Servers | Graphics Accelerators | Graphics Boards
    Release date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:30:00 +0100
  • The Senior QA Engineer is responsible for the developing QA automation tools, testing and automating tests of MobiTV Server and Media components. This job require coordination Responsibilities • Creation/evolution of QA infrastructure,...
    Release date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:08:00 +0100
  • Materials: Besta Vassbo Cabinet w/Glass Door, Ekby Laiva shelf/bracket This project started with mess of wires to get our house fully wired with networking and coax cable (Cat5e and RG6). Being on a budget.. I found that the Besta cabinet was a cheap way to have a networking cabinet that can easily be modified to [&hellip
    Release date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:45:00 +0100
  • There has been a lot of media attention on Heartbleed and as always that means a lot of bizarre and often conflicting advice. I sat down (for a very long time) to find the truth of the matter and bring it together in one single article for those involved in enterprise mobility. "The [Heartbleed] bug is in the OpenSSL's implementation of the TLS/DTLS (transport layer security protocols) heartbeat extension (RFC6520). When it is exploited it leads to the leak of memory contents from the server to the client, and from the client to the server. The bug was introduced to OpenSSL in December 2011 and has been out in the wild since OpenSSL release 1.0.1 on 14th of March 2012. OpenSSL 1.0.1g released on 7th of April 2014 fixes the bug." read more
    Release date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0100
  • Powered by euroNAS, BlueStor&trade; Networked Storage System combines SAS RAID and file server functionality in 3U rack-mount unit. Disk drives mount vertically in vibration dampening canisters, and available data capacities include 16, 32, 48, and 64 TB. Modular system features two 6 Gb SAS expanders and two 6 Gb hardware RAID controllers to address 8 disks per controller, each optimized for R/W performance to provide >100 MBps per disk data transfer rates, sustained, using 7,200 rpm SATA-3 disks.<br /> **This story is related to the following:** Computer Hardware and Peripherals Search for suppliers of: Client, Data, File, Network & Web Servers | Network Storage Systems | Data Storage Products | Data Storage & Retrieval Systems | Computer Server Racks
    Release date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:31:00 +0100
  • **Almaz Capital** has led a $3.25 million Series B funding round in **StarWind Software Inc.**, which provides software-defined storage for Hyper-V environments. Other investors in the round included **ABRT Venture** and **AVentures Capital**. **Alexander Galitsky**, a general partner at Almaz, will join the company's board of directors.
    Release date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:01:00 +0100
  • One of the major hurdles in a responsive mobile-friendly design is that the code that runs on your server (in our case PHP code) doesn't have any simple way to get the screen dimensions of the user's browser. As a result, many mobile designs for PHP require the use of complicated ...
    Release date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:49:00 +0100
  • Filed under: Concept Cars, Minivan/Van, Ford, Specialty, Luxury If you are afraid to fly or just want to arrive at your ultimate destination in absolute comfort, then the Ford Transit Skyliner concept might be the perfect vehicle for you. Built by Galpin Auto Sports and based on a 2015 Transit, the van is basically a private jet on wheels. It even has a touch of _Transformers_ about it with the ability to switch between four modes by pressing a button in a smartphone app. Based on the long wheelbase, high-roof model with 487 cubic feet of cargo space and 6 feet, 9.5 inches of interior height, the Skyliner has movable captains chairs that shift around among four modes. In theater mode, the seats turn and recline to face a 52-inch retractable movie screen with 7.2 surround sound. For business, a motorized table unfolds, and the chairs gather around it. There is a mode for tailgating where the door opens four-feet wide, and, when traveling, passengers can recline back with footrests that extend for maximum comfort. To make the ride even plusher, there is a satellite and media server to meet your entertainment needs, and there is ...
    Release date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:07:00 +0100
  • If you have Lightroom you might assume that you have all you need for managing your images. That may not be the case and many professional and keen amateur photographers benefit from combining Lightroom with the image management software Daminion. Daminion is an image management solution which helps you do large library management with Lightroom. […] The post Large Library Management with Lightroom and Daminion [for Advanced LR Users] by Helen Bradley appeared first on Digital Photography School.
    Release date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:07:00 +0100
  • Welcome to Part Two of ReadWrite's Raspberry Pi VPN server tutorial! By now, it's pretty apparent that turning your Raspberry Pi into a Virtual Private Network is an all-evening activity. But as security flaws further compromise our Internet lives, it feels increasingly worth it to have a secure server on your side. That way, you're free to write emails and transfer data without worrying about what or whom might be intercepting it as it travels from your computer to the Web. > **See also: Building A Raspberry Pi VPN Part One: How And Why To Build A Server** If you’ve followed the steps from Part One of this tutorial, you’ve got a fully functional VPN server on your Raspberry Pi. You can use this to connect securely to your home network wherever there’s an unencrypted wireless connection. You can also access shared files and media you keep stored on your home network. Only, you can’t access those files just yet. We’ve created keys for clients (computers and devices) to use, but we haven’t told the clients where to find the server, how to connect, or which key to use. If you remember, we created several different client ...
    Release date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:03:00 +0100
  • Free, unencrypted wireless is everywhere, but you shouldn't be checking your bank account on it unless you don’t mind somebody else snooping. The solution? A virtual private network, or VPN. A VPN extends your own private network into public places, so even if you’re using Starbucks' Wi-Fi connection, your Internet browsing stays encrypted and secure. There are plenty of ways to set up a VPN, both with free and paid services, but each solution has its own pros and cons, determined by the way the VPN provider operates and charges and the kinds of VPN options it provides. The easiest and cheapest solution to keep your data safe is to just abstain from public Wi-Fi completely. But that sounds a little extreme to me when it’s relatively simple and inexpensive to build your own VPN server at home, and run it off of a tiny, inexpensive ($35) Raspberry Pi. > **See also: Raspberry Pi: Everything You Need To Know** My Raspberry Pi is about the size of a smartphone, but it runs a fully functional VPN server. That means no matter where I am, I can connect my computer to my home network and access shared ...
    Release date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:11:00 +0100
  • NEW YORK, N.Y., April 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EaseUS Software, the world famous software developer of storage management, data backup and disaster recovery software, today announces the new update of its hard disk and partition management tool - EaseUS Partition Master 10.0.
    Release date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:58:00 +0100
  • Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got some updated exercise apps, an update to a popular Twitter client, better music control for your home and more! ## New and updated iOS apps * **Understudy 1.1**: Understudy pairs you with another person interested in the same things you are, using built-in video chat and whiteboard to teach. The update enables you to use the whiteboard without connecting to someone else. Free - Download now * **Twitterrific 5.7.1**: The Iconfactory's perennially popular Twitter client makes several improvements like safeguards to prevent web ads from opening Safari automatically, improved formatting of mailed links and more. Bug fixes, too! Free - Download now * **Plex 3.4.2**: Plex Media Server gives you an elegant way to organize your media on your computer, and this app helps you control it from your iOS device. This update fixes bugs, including a few showstoppers. $4.99 - Download now * **Agenda Calendar 4.1.5**: ...
    Release date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0100
  • ABC7 Los Angeles is seeking a Media Manager who will manage the editing, recording, and playback of video as well as storage and archiving. Sound editorial judgment and an understanding of a server based digital workflow for broadcast...
    Release date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:33:00 +0100
  • Company showcases a complete family of Microsoft Server 2012 R2 certified cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms designed for OEMs, ranging from entry- level UP Intel E3 Haswell to top-of-the-line DP E5 Ivy Bridge, enhanced with LSI Syncro™® CS 9271-8i active/active redundant RAID adapters....
    Release date: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:43:00 +0100
  • You’re in command of the command line. You’re not a noob at setting up NOOBS. Slowly but surely, you’re learning your way around the affordable, credit card-size computer for DIY tinkering, Raspberry Pi. > **See also: The Quantified Fish: How My Aquarium Uses Raspberry Pi** However, there’s a steep jump-off point between the basics and the intermediate stuff. When you move from “setting up your Pi” tutorials to stuff like “building a media server,” the pre-project requirements start to get a little dicey. Many intermediate Pi tutorials, including some of the ones here on ReadWrite, assume a few things about your Raspberry Pi setup. Not every project will require all of the techniques suggested here, but knowing these procedures will make projects that _do_ require them go much more smoothly later. When you’re ready to go beyond the basics, here are some things you can do to prepare your Raspberry Pi for any pre-requirements that a tutorial could throw at you. ## **1) Using SSH** SSH, which stands for Secure Shell, is a cryptographic network protocol that lets you securely transfer data between your computer and your Raspberry Pi. Projects might require it so you can control your ...
    Release date: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:57:00 +0100
  • Guest Post: How are the native ad exchanges that have emerged in the past year different from existing display advertising exchanges?
    Release date: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:31:00 +0100
  • A critical flaw that has been with us for some time and could be around for months to come leaves much of the Internet vulnerable. Called Heartbleed, the bug affects OpenSSL, a back-end encryption standard that is used by as many as two-thirds of servers connected to the Internet, including many owned by Yahoo. It was discovered by a Google researcher and could theoretically allow attackers to steal a server's private encryption keys and intercept traffic. Although a patch already exists, The Verge reports that vulnerabilities could persist for some time: > For most privacy tools relying on OpenSSL, the takeaway is catastrophic. A blog post from the Tor Project told users, "if you need strong anonymity or privacy on the internet, you might want to stay away from the internet entirely for the next few days while things settle." In many cases, a few days may not be enough. It will give services time to patch their servers, but if any private keys were compromised before the patch went up, it would give attackers free rein in the months to come. Servers can reset their certificates, but it's slow and expensive, and experts suspect many ...
    Release date: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:27:00 +0100
  • ...Leading Online Gaming Provider (Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/14 -- OCZ Storage Solutions -- a **Toshiba** Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced that ...
    Release date: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:16:00 +0100
  • Companies now know they must adapt to a mobile and cloud world; those that don’t will simply fall behind and fade away.
    Release date: Sat, 05 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0100
  • If you have Lightroom you might assume that you have all you need for managing your images. That may not be the case and many professional and keen amateur photographers benefit from combining Lightroom with the image management software Daminion. Daminion is an image management solution which helps you manage large image libraries. You can […] The post Using Daminion with Lightroom [for Advanced Users] by Helen Bradley appeared first on Digital Photography School.
    Release date: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:33:00 +0100
  • Facebook is gearing up for its F8 conference on April 30, which will feature discussions from CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as well as developers from Instagram and Parse. Facebook recently posted a partial schedule for F8, kicked...
    Release date: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0100
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will keynote this year's F8 conference, the social network's major developer event slated for San Francisco at the end of March. Facebook announced the keynote and an expanded conference agenda on Wednesday, which includes speakers from the company and its subsidiaries Instagram and Parse. The conference will be highly technical, with topics such as cross- platform apps and Facebook's server infrastructure on the schedule See also: Where in the World Are Facebook's Developers? Facebook will also have its Internet.org Innovation Lab at the conference, so attendees and press can preview some of the lab's new technology. The company announced the lab and a partnership with telecom giant Ericsson in February as part of its effort to bring Internet access to everyone in the world Read more... More about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, F8, Developer, and Social Media
    Release date: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:01:00 +0100
  • If you have a dozen shows that always seem to overlap and you just can't bear to miss any of them, then Verizon may have just the thing. Its FiOS Media Server has arrived under the name Quantum TV DVR and it's ready to make you master of your...
    Release date: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:58:00 +0100
  • A food server who worked inside the locker rooms at the Brooklyn Nets' Barclays Center is suing the Houston Rockets and the company that oversees the arena's catering, claiming he was subjected to anti-gay slurs before a game last year and then wrongfully terminated after he complained about the alleged abuse, according to multiple media reports.
    Release date: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:27:00 +0100
  • The release of SimCity in 2013 was a disaster combining the worst problems encountered with both always-on DRM and server capacity issues. Since that time, PC gamers have been in need of a new world-building god game. Kalypso Media is …
    Release date: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:15:00 +0100
  • At a time when Amazon is expected to announce a new media streaming product, Plex for Android just happens to have dropped its price by 80 percent. Plex, which streams multimedia content from a media server like your home computer to Chromecast or a mobile device, is now just $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. The app typically costs $4.99, so this is a big markdown to grab if you plan to play your videos or music in different places and want a user-friendly option. Read the full story here.
    Release date: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:53:00 +0100
  • (Telecompaper) Verizon has introduced FiOS Quantum TV, providing customers more choices and control. The new service will roll out in phases over the next few months in markets where FiOS TV is offered, and can be ordered immediately by customers in North Texas and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where beta trials were conducted. FiOS Quantum TV customers will use a new set-top box known as a Video Media Server, which is smaller than the existing set-top box. Each Media Server, connected to one TV, serves as the hub for up to five TVs in a home. Each of four additional TVs can be connected to a Media Client, a device that communicates with the Media Server. FiOS Quantum TV features two advanced tiers of DVR service, Premium and Enhanced, with different sized boxes. Both tiers of service will allow customers to control live TV in any room and begin watching a show in one room, pause, move to another room and continue watching where they left off.
    Release date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:22:00 +0100
  • Technical Sales Consultant - Surrey- (Ideally looking fro somebody to of come from the Entertainment or Media market). We are looking fro some who has a strong background in selling enterprise technology infrastructure solutions (inc. networking, storage, server, rendering, workstations and related software solutions). Role and Responsibilities : • Responsible for growing infrastructure sales including hardware and software solutions (workstation, render node, storage, infrastructure)
    Release date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:13:00 +0100
  • Verizon's latest DVR is less set-top box and more home media server: with six tuners and a 1TB hard drive, you can add a second DVR unit to record up to 12 channels at once and feed 10 TVs at any given time. Read more...
    Release date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:50:00 +0100
  • We double checked the calendar too, but no, it's not an April Fools joke -- Verizon's FIOS Media Server is finally available in a few areas as a part of the new Quantum TV package. The VMS1100 upgrades the standard cable boxes used by Verizon and other providers by shoving six tuners and a 1TB hard drive into a box that then feeds TV to other smaller set-top boxes in the rest of the house over existing cable wiring (MoCA). Better still, you can add more DVRs for the ability to record up to 12 channels at once, 2TB of storage and feeds for as many as ten TVs. Unlike some other multiroom systems, users can pause and rewind live TV on the extender boxes as well, or pause a program in one room, then resume it in another room. Filed under: Home Entertainment, HD, Verizon **Comments** **Source:** Verizon, FiOS Support Forums
    Release date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:40:00 +0100
  • We double checked the calendar too, but no, it's not an April Fools joke -- Verizon's FIOS Media Server is finally available in a few areas as a part of the new Quantum TV package. The VMS1100 upgrades the standard cable boxes used by Verizon and...
    Release date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:40:00 +0100
  • Turkish telecom companies are intercepting traffic sent to public Internet address books run by Google and other U.S. firms, closing a major loophole Turkish people have used to circumvent a government blackout on social media.
    Release date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:41:00 +0100
  • On "Saint Pat's Day" with the new "View House Bar" security dealing with puking and fights every five minutes (according to a server) elsewhere thousands of drunken and stoned patrons walking in LoDo and fighting in LoDo streets where was the Denver media? News 4,7,9 and 31? ....not in LoDo covering the public drunkenness and public corruption: Denver Police, firemen and paramedics filling up all the emergency rooms and jail (it's a qualified arrest, you have to pay the sheriff up front to arrest you and be able to support the commissary) while not making one single arrest of the "lucky" over serving Bartenders on St Pat's Day. On "St Pat's Day", the present Sheriff of Arapahoe County (not Pat Sullivan) is running a prostitution and protection racket for the Russian mafia. Every branch of government in the city and county of Denver and the state of Colorado is corrupt. Please Google my name Ray Denonville + Youtube and go to: Denver LoDo Ladies Night Bar Scene.
    Release date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:44:00 +0100
  • Google recently announced some ridiculously low-priced Drive storage options : $2/month for 100GB or $10/month for a whopping terabyte. What could you do with all that storage space, though? Well, for starters, you could turn Google Drive into your own personal media server. Read more...
    Release date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0100
  • A federal judge has refused to dismiss a recorded confession and computer evidence collected in the case of Mathew Keys, a former Reuters employee accused of conspiring with members of Anonymous to hack his former employer.
    Release date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:31:00 +0100
  • Streamline the way you operate by choosing the best Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for your small business.
    Release date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:01:00 +0100
  • Streamline the way you operate by choosing the best Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for your small business.
    Release date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0100
  • SEO Analyst - Leading Media Agency?30,000 - 38,000 This cracking SEO Analyst role is looking for someone with a technical mind who knows their PHP from their CSS. It's a fantastic role for someone looking to take the next steps in their career. The Role:This fantastic role will see you:Compiling, presenting and implementing detailed recommendations to some leading clients including how to optimise website architecture, internal link structure, server and CMS requirementsDemonstrating your pass
    Release date: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 02:58:00 +0100
  • President Obama during his January 17 NSA reform speech. (Credit: Whitehouse.gov live stream/Screenshot by CNET) As expected, President Obama met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google Executive Chariman Eric Schmidt, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, and other tech executives Friday afternoon to discuss efforts to reform the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance programs. "The President used this opportunity to update the CEOs on our progress in implementing the principles and reforms he announced on January 17, including the new Presidential Directive he issued to govern our intelligence activities that will ensure that we take into account our security requirements, but also our alliances; our trade and investment relationships, including the concerns of our companies; and our commitment to privacy and basic liberties," the White House said in a statement provided to various media outlets. "The President reiterated his Administration's commitment to taking steps that can give people greater confidence that their rights are being protected while preserving important tools that keep us safe." ### Related stories * Obama to meet again with tech leaders over surveillance * Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg phones Obama about NSA * NSA system designed to attack 'millions' of computers, ...
    Release date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 02:41:00 +0100
  • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan used a court order to institute the ban on Twitter yesterday, but he's seeing significant pushback at home and abroad.
    Release date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:57:00 +0100
  • Featuring 10 GigE network interfaces, ALOrigin handles preparation, origination, and delivery of Multiscreen/OTT TV Live, VOD, and Catch-up content. Assets generation from live can be scheduled and assigned to different nodes, and content can be sourced from live or from mezzanine HLS repository to allow post-event asset generation. For content delivery, server leverages operators' managed networks and can be used for HTTP content origination, timeshifting, or edge packaging. **This story is related to the following:** Communication Systems and Equipment Computer Hardware and Peripherals Search for suppliers of: Video Distribution Systems | Client, Data, File, Network & Web Servers
    Release date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:31:00 +0100
  • MojoKid (1002251) writes "Intel used the backdrop of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco to make a handful of interesting announcements that run the gamut from low-power technologies to ultra-high-end desktop chips. In addition to outing a number of upcoming processors--from an Anniversary Edition Pentium to a monster 8-core Haswell-E -- Intel also announced a new technology dubbed Ready Mode. Intel's Ready Mode essentially allows a 4th Gen Core processor to enter a low C7 power state, while the OS and other system components remain connected and ready for action. Intel demoed the technology, and along with compatible third party applications and utilities, showed how Ready Mode can allow a mobile device to automatically sync to a PC to download and store photos. The PC could also remain in a low power state and stream media, server up files remotely, or receive VOIP calls. Also, in a move that's sure to get enthusiasts excited, Intel revealed details regarding Haswell-E. Similar to Ivy Bridge-E and Sandy Bridge-E, Haswell-E is the 'extreme' variant of the company's Haswell microarchitecture. Haswell-E Core i7-based processors will be outfitted with up to eight processor cores, which will remain largely unchanged from ...
    Release date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:53:00 +0100
  • by Patrick Appel Megan Neal summarizes a study on the spread of fake news through Facebook: [A] team of researchers at Northeastern University, led by Walter Quattrociocchi, decided to study how it is that erroneous information jumps the credibility fence and becomes widely believed to be true. Their theory, published on the arXiv preprint server last week […]
    Release date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:27:00 +0100
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    Release date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:02:00 +0100
  • In 2011, BlackBerry was rumored to be developing a media box to compete against the likes of Roku and Apple TV. While that device never made it to market, it looks like the company did manufacture some units, as proven by pictures posted on the _CrackBerry_ forums. These photos were taken by user "isaac708," who claims he got 10 BlackBerry Cyclones (the device's code name) inside a box full of server stuff from a RIM liquidator. Half of those units came with a remote control, and some of them can actually connect to the internet via WiFi as well as stream videos to a TV using HDMI connection. One of the images he posted even shows the box's user interface with the YouTube and Slacker apps in full view, though Netflix, which is also supposed to be part of Cyclone's repertoire, is nowhere to be seen. While the device's fate is likely up in the air (if it hasn't been scrapped yet) due to the company's ongoing struggles, the pictures after the break should give you an idea of how it looks. [Thanks, Joel] Filed under: Home Entertainment, HD **Comments** **Via:** n4bb **Source:** CrackBerry Forums
    Release date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 06:43:00 +0100
  • More data is coming in to businesses. VoltDB pushes a database that can store it reliably, and new funding should help it become more pervasive.
    Release date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:34:00 +0100
  • _This post is presented by Business Is Great Britain._ It’s easier than ever for businesses to go global—even small ones. The death of distance has also killed off paperwork: Faxes and FedEx seem hopelessly archaic when our work product is increasingly digital. Cloud-based file sharing has gone from a pie-in-the-sky idea to an essential business tool for operating in a global economy. Yet settling on a common tool to use across a company is surprisingly difficult. The first requirement: File-sharing services must be better than the venerable tools they replace, like email and file-transfer protocol (FTP) servers. While email is near-universal and has no inherent size limitation, in practice, most providers set limits that typically range from 10 megabytes to 25 megabytes per message, as well as capping the total size of users’ inboxes. Setting up an FTP server, the old-school solution to moving large files, requires technical prowess and ongoing management that most businesses would rather avoid. Cloud sharing needs to be as easy to use as email and as quick and efficient as FTP, with next to no set-up time. Add on additional features that email and FTP never allowed, and you’ve got a compelling ...
    Release date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:01:00 +0100
  • Mark Zuckerberg was not amused by news reports that the National Security Agency has developed a computer program that uses a lookalike Facebook network server as a delivery system to install spyware on the computers of targets who visit the social...
    Release date: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0100
  • * Job Number: 29562110 * Address: Santa Clara Valley, California, United States * Posted: Feb. 12, 2014 * Category: Corporate * Job Summary: We are looking for an outstanding software engineer to join the iTunes Media Services team and...
    Release date: Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:13:00 +0100
  • Media server software app, Plex, has announced that Chromecast support is now available to all users for free. In the latest update to its iOS and Android apps, users can access streaming for photos, music and videos, as well as content mirroring that displays media on a separate screen while browsing. For iOS users, Plex now offers a new play queues feature, which includes the ability to shuffle all of a user's music content. More detailed music filters are also now available, as to simplify narrowing down one's library when desired. Plex is available for download for smartphone, connected TV...
    Release date: Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:28:00 +0100
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    Release date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:20:00 +0100
  • The recent leaks published at Glenn Greenwald's new home, The Intercept, detailed the NSA's spread of malware around the world, with a stated goal of sabotaging "millions" of computers. As was noted then, the NSA hadn't issued a comment. The GCHQ, named as a co-conspirator, had already commented, delivering the usual spiel about legality, oversight and directives -- a word salad that has pretty much replaced "no comment" in the intelligence world. The NSA has now issued a formal statement on the leaks, denying everything -- including something that wasn't even alleged. In what has become the new "no comment" on the NSA side, the words "appropriate," "lawful" and "legitimate" are trotted out, along with the now de rigueur accusations that everything printed (including, apparently, its own internal documents) is false. > _Recent media reports that allege NSA has infected millions of computers around the world with malware, and that NSA is impersonating U.S. social media or other websites, are inaccurate. NSA uses its technical capabilities only to support lawful and appropriate foreign intelligence operations, all of which must be carried out in strict accordance with its authorities. Technical capability must be understood within the legal, ...
    Release date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:34:00 +0100
  • Popular media server software Plex today announced that it added several new features, including camera uploads, Chromecast streaming and media shuffle, to its mobile and web apps. These features are available as an update to the Plex iOS and web app. Continue reading ->
    Release date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:35:00 +0100
  • In the latest Snowden revelation, Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald report that the NSA is planning to infect millions of computers with malware: In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a launching pad to infect a target’s computer and exfiltrate files from a hard drive. In others, […]
    Release date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:02:00 +0100
  • Got a Chromecast streaming stick? Then you can now cast media from Plex, even without paying for a PlexPass subscription. Plex also added automatic personal media uploads to its iOS app.
    Release date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:49:00 +0100
  • There are 3 ways when chat history backup saves you from hell. With WeChat's cloud storage, your mobile phone acts as your digital notepad. As a publisher of romance novels, I usually communicate with my writers via WeChat. The usual information that I need to get from them includes: their preferred pen name, book title […]
    Release date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:41:00 +0100
  • Watch Video Have you ever received and accepted a Facebook friend request from the NSA? Well, it's possible you did and never knew it. A new report by the man who publicly broke open the NSA spying scope, Glenn Greenwald, and co-writer Ryan Gallagher details how the NSA infected tens of thousands of computers, sometimes posing as a fake Facebook server. The Intercept reports **"When a target attempts to log in to the social media site, the NSA transmits malicious data packets that trick the target's computer into thinking they are being sent from the real Facebook. By concealing its malware within what looks like an ordinary Facebook page, the NSA is able to hack into the targeted computer and covertly siphon out data from its hard drive." ** The site also posted this video, claiming it's from the NSA and it is top secret. The video supposedly shows how this malware technique works. Citing documents provided by Edward Snowden, the site claims ​between 85,000 and 100,000 computers worldwide have already been infiltrated and the NSA plans to increase those numbers. According to The Wall Street Journal, a Facebook representative said the company doesn't have any evidence the ...
    Release date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:59:00 +0100
  • The National Security Agency reportedly has plans to control millions of computers by infecting them with malware, according to documents leaked to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. "In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a launching pad to infect a target's computer and exfiltrate files from a hard drive. In… Read More
    Release date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:41:00 +0100
  • Broadcast automation company Dalet has come to Cabsat 2014 with a range of content management tools for regional production studios. "We're showing Dalet Galaxy, the latest version of our media asset management system; Dalet Radio suite; our graphics system, Dalet Cube; and our video server, Dalet Rio," said Chris Wright, general manager, Dalet UK....
    Release date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:03:00 +0100
  • Al Jazeera-owned beIN Sport has selected Pace to deliver home media servers and HD set-top boxes to enable the Doha-based network to roll out its service across the Middle East and North Africa, Digital TV Europe has reported. beIN Sport is taking delivery of Pace’s DMS7000NBS home media server, which will enable subscribers to watch […]
    Release date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:30:00 +0100
  • The story went out last November through the CBS News network with a title both heartbreaking and horrifying: "Woman Battling Kidney Cancer Losing Company Health Plan Due To Obamacare." Only problem? It wasn't true. On any level. Even the most green journalist only needed to ask a few basic questions to watch this story crumble. But these weren't green journalists, but the Washington Bureau for CBS News. And they didn't seem to care that they screwed up the story royally: > After [CBS Deputy Bureau Chief Ward] Sloane hung up on me, I waited ten minutes, then called the D.C. bureau again. > > This time, Heather, the producer who had hung up on me an hour earlier, answered the phone. To my surprise, she was much friendlier. > > She confided that she had just been talking to Ward Sloane, and that CBS would be pulling the story from their website and taking it down from the server that goes to their affiliates. > > But the story had aired in November—and then went viral. CBS was closing the barn door. > > Heather agreed: ideally that sound-bite would have been eliminated when the story was edited. "The problem is ...
    Release date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:29:00 +0100
  • Technical SEO Specialist - Travel Clients - Media AgencyThis fantastic role came in this week and is getting snapped up quickly! We are looking for someone who considers themselves a SEO specialist and would feel comfortable sitting within a team and leading the technical delivery of SEO.The Role:This fantastic role will see you: Compiling, presenting and implementing detailed recommendations to some leading clients including how to optimise website architecture, internal link structure, server
    Release date: Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:36:00 +0100
  • Red Hat, with help from Uhuru, will let Microsoft .NET apps run on OpenShift; but if you want to run Red Hat Linux on Windows Azure? No dice.
    Release date: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:52:00 +0100
  • Ad server and measurement platform Atlas Solutions, which Facebook acquired from Microsoft last February, announced an integration with cloud-based multiscreen advertising company Flite’s Flite Design Studio, as well as its selection of Innovid as its technology platform to deliver video advertising. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    Release date: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:50:00 +0100
  • Over the past couple of days, there has been mounting attention on the application of Quebec language laws to a Facebook page. The issue arose when the OQLF advised a Chelsea boutique that they had received a complaint about its English-only Facebook page. While many are reacting with alarm, the reality is that Quebec's language enforcement body has applied the law to websites for many years. Complaints about the issue date back at least 15 years, when a complaint was filed against an English-only photography website. While a Montreal lawyer claims the issue has not been challenged in court, the issue was in fact litigated in Reid v. Court of Quebec, a case involving the online sale of maple syrup. The Quebec Superior Court upheld the application of the language laws to the Internet ruling that the law applied to commercial publications and that included websites. Further complaints seem to pop up every few years (presumably because the system is complaints-based), but the legal analysis is pretty straightforward. The law applies to all commercial publications - including websites - involving a business with a Quebec location or address that is selling goods or services. The location ...
    Release date: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:56:00 +0100
  • iCloud has been around since iOS 5. It's supposed to be a convenient way to backup data to Apple's servers and restore it to your iPhone or iPad any time you reset, replace, or upgrade your device. iCloud isn't perfect, however, and there are several really annoying things about it I'd love to see Apple address in iOS 8. The whole point of iCloud backups is to be easy enough for anyone and everyone to use them. They're supposed to just work. However, Apple only provides 5GB of storage space for free. Granted, Apple doesn't count some things, like apps, iTunes media, and Photo Stream against that storage allotment, but 5GB is still far below most peoples' needs, and far less than what Apple's competitors have recently been offering. What's worse, even if you're willing to pay extra the highest you can go is $100 for 50GB. That's despite Apple selling devices that hold 16, 32, 64, and even 128GB of data. You literally cannot even pay to get enough storage to back up a single device much less multiple devices. Managing it isn't easy either. I've already gone over how duplicate images and videos in ...
    Release date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:40:00 +0100
  • ...879-5879 or e-mail us at info@winmagic.com . WinMagic, SecureDoc, SecureDoc Enterprise Server, PBConnex, Compartmental SecureDoc, SecureDoc PDA, SecureDoc **Personal** Edition, SecureDoc RME, SecureDoc Removable Media Encryption, SecureDoc Media Viewer, SecureDoc Express, SecureDoc for Mac and SecureDoc Central Database are ...
    Release date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:33:00 +0100
  • Intel is seeking to make its processors a key component of mobile networks, and its influence is starting to be felt. At Mobile World Congress, Intel revealed its working with numerous carriers and equipment makers.
    Release date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:06:00 +0100
  • Intel is seeking to make its processors a key component of mobile networks, and its influence is starting to be felt. At Mobile World Congress, Intel revealed its working with numerous carriers and equipment makers.
    Release date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:06:00 +0100
  • The QNAP HS-210 proves Network Attached Storage (NAS) isn't just for the enterprise or even home office any more. Home theater and media management now involve saving and slinging files around that are every bit as big and important as the corporate data of old but also bring with them style and sophistication demands uniquely their own. The QNAP HS-201 seeks to balance these needs by combining the look of a set top box with the technology of a RAID appliance. With just 2 HD/SSD bays, 1 Gigabit ethernet, 2 UBS3, 2 USB, but with the QTS 4.0 interface and the myQNAPcloud service, how well does it work out? Not designed to be locked away in a server room or even hidden in a closet, QNAP made the HS-201 to fit in proudly alongside your other home theater components. It's built like a set top box with a brushed aluminum finish that screams "display me!". It's also got software meant less for the IT professional and more for the home enthusiast. That doesn't mean most of my family members could figure it out but it does mean anyone reasonably techie should be able to get ...
    Release date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:28:00 +0100
  • Watch Video ​​Well, that didn't take long. Just days after its acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp experienced a major outage. The company alerted users via its Twitter account, saying it was** "experiencing server issues."** Of course, as is the way of the social media world, users were quick to offer up some pretty funny images and speculate on the cause of the outage. (Via Twitter / ColTalbot1, GiorgiGuelcom, JaneHopkinsMBE, JoshConstine) But TechCrunch reports it's probably not a diabolical plot by Mark Zuckerberg or the founders out on vacation. **"In reality, it's more likely that WhatsApp's $19 billion acquisition by Facebook announced Wednesday led to a surge of signups and usage that has overloaded its servers." **(Via TechCrunch) The service has since come back online -- the company tweeted: **"WhatsApp service has been restored. We are so sorry for the downtime … "** A writer for The Next Web says the outage lasted about four hours, which apparently didn't go over well with users. The tech site reports competing service Telegram Messenger got quite the bump during the outage. In fact, the company said it was registering 100 new users every second. (Via Twitter / Telegram) But Re/code suggests users shouldn't really ...
    Release date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 03:01:00 +0100
  • Technical SEO Manager - Leading Media AgencyThis fantastic role came in this week and is getting snapped up quickly! We are looking for someone who considers themselves a SEO specialist and would feel comfortable sitting within a team and leading the technical delivery of SEO. The Role:This fantastic role will see you: Compiling, presenting and implementing detailed recommendations to some leading clients including how to optimise website architecture, internal link structure, server and CMS req
    Release date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 02:31:00 +0100
  • Microsoft's ambitious Windows Azure cloud platform just turned four. Here's how it's doing, according to Gigaom Research analyst Janakiram MSV.
    Release date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:25:00 +0100
  • A new application, Postcard, launching today, will help you cross-post to various social media websites, but with a few unique twists. Unlike similar tools, this "Swiss Army Knife" of an app lets you set any one social network, or even your own website, as the content's host. So, for example, if you run multiple Twitter accounts, the app could allow you to tweet from one, while the others re-tweet you. In other words, Postcard is a pro tool designed for those whose job likely involves social media management of some sort.
    Release date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:19:00 +0100
  • Release date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:01:00 +0100
  • As the poster child for _Big Data_, Hadoop has been both a blessing and curse for enterprise big data adoption. Powerful but complex, many enterprises have preferred to wait for something easier to come along before rolling out a big data project. The wait is over. Hadoop has been progressing at such a torrid pace, with significant ease-of-use enhancements from vendors like Hortonworks and Cloudera, that Hadoop's learning curve has been cut in half. As I've written before, enterprises are increasingly shedding their big data training wheels, moving from basic ETL workloads to the advanced data analytics Hadoop was meant to tackle. The trick to big data for enterprises using Hadoop, it turns out, is to start small. ## Baby Elephants Everywhere Small? That's not a word typically associated with Hadoop. And yet it perfectly matches the reality of big data. For all we talk about petabytes and zottabytes, most enterprises don't have petabyte-scale problems. At least, they don't have problems of that scale that they know how to manage today. Rather, as this NewVantage Partners survey suggests, enterprises are primarily concerned with mastering new types of unstructured data. Gartner confirms this, noting that "Many organizations find the variety ...
    Release date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:16:00 +0100
  • Native Ads: An interview with a Yahoo executive shows Yahoo intends to employ Tumblr in its network as a native ads plug-in of sorts. OS Wars: Android (and Windows) still suck wind when it comes to internet usage hours per device versus Apple's iOS, making the tablet media space a walled garden of sorts. Agencies: In an odd announcement, Microsoft [...]
    Release date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:56:00 +0100
  • Cisco Systems is the leading provider of IP-based networking and other products. The company's second-quarter earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny
    Release date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0100
  • **Integral Ad Science**, a provider of advertising intelligence for digital media buyers and sellers, has acquired** Simplytics**. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in the UK, Simplytics is a mobile ad server and analytics platform. Integral Ad Science's backers include **August Capital, Founder Collective, Atlas Venture** and **Pelion Venture Partners**.
    Release date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:09:00 +0100
  • Today was the launch of Glenn Greenwald's much-ballyhooed news website, the one that eBay founder Pierre Omidyar has pledged $250 million toward, to help build a new media empire. And it fumbled its launch. These jokers got $50 million to start with (source: ibtimes.com), and what web application do they use? Something custom-made, backed by high-end servers ready to tackle millions of hits? Nope. WordPress 3.8. Free, open-source content management software. Don't get me wrong, WordPress is great. I use WordPress for my own blog. But my IT budget is precisely zero. And my daily traffic is minuscule. WP is just not the kind of CMS I would choose for the rollout of a brand-new, well publicized, well funded website, with a well known writer at the helm. Greenwald was promising new revelations about the National Security Agency (NSA). > "Today's launch is just the beginning," said Mr Greenwald. "Our day one story is significant and we have more coming. Laura, Jeremy, and I recognize the responsibility in front of us, and are thrilled to be embarking on this exciting and important journey." > > First Look Media said it would launch a flagship site and additional digital magazines later ...
    Release date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:37:00 +0100
  • LinkedIn is nixing two services in an effort to "focus" its product line.
    Release date: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:01:00 +0100
  • It is Nadella who has helped shift the focus from client services to cloud infrastructure and services.
    Release date: Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:24:00 +0100
  • An anonymous reader writes "I have been working on an HTML5 app for Panasonic VIERA TVs, specifically a client for the Plex Media Server. After paying $129 for the developer program, version 1.0 was submitted for inclusion in their VIERA Connect marketplace several weeks ago. After a few requested tweaks, they inquired about how the client communicated with the Plex Server. As many/most web developers do, I used jQuery and its $.ajax call (which is just a wrapper for XMLHttpRequest()). They insisted this was not standard Javascript, and after several communications with them, they replied back with "A workaround like this is considered a hack.". I'm stunned that anyone familiar with HTML would consider jQuery a hack. I've been patient in attempting to explain how jQuery works, but I am getting nowhere. Any thoughts on how I can better explain jQuery to an app reviewer? Yes, I know I can write my app without any Javascript library, but I am really hoping avoid that." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Release date: Thu, 06 Feb 2014 03:06:00 +0100
  • > It's been three years since Apple killed Front Row. Maybe it's time to bring it back. When Apple introduced OS X Lion in 2011, they got rid of a software app that had been included with the Mac ever since the fall of 2005, when OS X Tiger was still cutting-edge: Front Row, Apple media center software that made it simple to control your Mac in the living room. I'd like to see it come back. Here's why. ## What is Front Row? Thirteen years ago, at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Steve Jobs articulated a new vision for the Macintosh: as the "digital hub for the digital lifestyle." He saw the Mac as the central device for controlling disparate products like digital music players, camcorders, digital still cameras, PDAs and other devices. This was seven months before Apple would even introduce the iPod, which would, of course, rewrite Apple's fortunes entirely. That digital hub concept was still going strong several years later when Apple introduced Front Row, a free software application that enabled the Macintosh to operate as a media center. A clean, easy to use interface made it possible to navigate your Mac's library ...
    Release date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:58:00 +0100
  • If you have an old computer with some life left in it, or you're building a do-it-all home server that can store your backups, music, movies, and everything else you need backed up and secure, Amahi is the perfect utility for the job. Amahi can turn any PC into an at-home VPN, a NAS for all of your files, and more. Here's how. Read more...
    Release date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0100
  • Medialets, the mobile and tablet ad platform for advertisers and brands, is launching its new ad server for mobile, having already secured the green light from the Media Rating Council for its measurement.
    Release date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:30:00 +0100
  • **ADAR IT**, a Chicago-based cloud computing company has secured $2.4 million in Series A funding from **MK Capital**. **BOSI Global** has been appointed as an operating partner.
    Release date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:13:00 +0100
  • It may be teenagers wanting to get on Facebook in a country where the social network is blocked, netizens trying to hide their identity from the government, or something as simple as consumers wishing to access porn or region-locked websites such as Netflix, Pandora or Spotify. Whatever their purpose, Internet users in Asia have made India, Vietnam, Thailand and China — in that order — the top four countries for proxy server use, a new study finds. According to the report, almost a fifth of global Internet users who connect via proxy servers (also called virtual private networks or VPNs) do so in order to hide their online activity from government officials. By rerouting traffic through an intermediary location, VPNs make it possible for users to access websites that are censored or region-locked, and to share data securely. The four countries topping the chart all have long lists of websites blocked because of censorship rules — among them social networks, foreign media and, unsurprisingly, porn sites. [Tech in Asia]
    Release date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:46:00 +0100
  • Developers, start your engines: The barrier to new apps that work with Google's Chromecast streaming device is down. On Monday morning, the company publicly released its Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK), opening the doors for any app maker or website developer to stream video and other media to a TV via the cheap Chromecast stick. "We're releasing the final documentation and terms of service for the Google Cast SDK," said a Google representative. "Developers can (now) start building Google Cast into their apps and prepare for release." Previously, only a few special Google partners could make full use of the kit to release Chromecast support—others could only play around with it. (Technically, Google required them to "whitelist" or pre-register specific Chromecast devices for testing purposes. That meant developers could build Chromecast functions into their apps, but no one else could actually use them.) What this means for users is that a new crop of Chromecast-compatible streaming sources are about to come rushing in. ## A Thumbs-Up From Developers > **See also: Life With Chromecast: 6 Months Later** Koushik Dutta's AllCast was one of the first independent apps built to work with the Chromecast. It allowed Android users to ...
    Release date: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:53:00 +0100
  • Startup accelerator 500 Startups is welcoming 28 new companies into its program today. The Mountain View, Calif.-based group invests between $25,000 to $250,000 in early-stage tech companies, which is comprised of a diverse portfolio of startups from all over the …
    Release date: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0100
  • Maxwell Salzberg of BackerKit knows what it's like to have a lot of people giving him money who want something in return: he and three colleagues credited the Diaspora project, one of Kickstarter's early blockbusters. He co- founded BackerKit with Rosanna Yau to help people with the problem of managing crowdfunding backers' responses and expectations. The New Disruptors: RSS | iTunes | Download this episode | Listen on Stitcher _**This episode is sponsored by Media Temple: Web hosting for artists, designers, and Web developers since 1998. World-class support available 24x7 through phone and chat—and even Twitter. Media Temple hosts beautiful Web sites and great ideas. Sign up with coupon code "tnd" to get 25% off your first month of hosting.**_ _**This episode also sponsored by Born SQL, who can help small- and medium- sized businesses who use Microsoft SQL Server and don't have a dedicated database administrator. New Disruptors' listeners can get a Cdn$750 discount on Born SQL's analysis report, which examines your instances and provides extensive, implementable recommendations about making improvements. Speed up your SQL!**_ **Things we mention in this episode:** BackerKit has a blog that details its progress. Diaspora is now part of the Free Software Support ...
    Release date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 04:00:00 +0100
  • Maxwell Salzberg of BackerKit knows what it's like to have a lot of people giving him money who want something in return: he and three colleagues credited the Diaspora project, one of Kickstarter's early blockbusters. He co- founded BackerKit with Rosanna Yau to help people with the problem of managing crowdfunding backers' responses and expectations. The New Disruptors: RSS | iTunes | Download this episode | Listen on Stitcher _**This episode is sponsored by Media Temple: Web hosting for artists, designers, and Web developers since 1998. World-class support available 24x7 through phone and chat—and even Twitter. Media Temple hosts beautiful Web sites and great ideas. Sign up with coupon code "tnd" to get 25% off your first month of hosting.**_ _**This episode also sponsored by Born SQL, who can help small- and medium- sized businesses who use Microsoft SQL Server and don't have a dedicated database administrator. New Disruptors' listeners can get a Cdn$750 discount on Born SQL's analysis report, which examines your instances and provides extensive, implementable recommendations about making improvements. Speed up your SQL!**_ **Things we mention in this episode:** BackerKit has a blog that details its progress. Diaspora is now part of the Free Software Support ...
    Release date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 04:00:00 +0100
  • Blockbuster news if true: the Microsoft co-founder could end up stepping down as chairman and Nadella gets nod for CEO.
    Release date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:17:00 +0100
  • Flippa and SEDO are some premium platforms from where you can buy a blog. Buying a blog could be a good investment, depending on reason for such a purchase. There is no singular manual to fit all blog purchases. You need to use discretion. Here is my simple guide to buy a blog. 5 Measures to Buy a Blog They are: Web Hosting & Domain: Check the WHOIS records of the domain. Usually, you don't need to pay additional hosting and domain charges while buying as the cost is inclusive. The seller usually helps to transfer the blog on your server and change the domain credentials. Google Penalty: Before you buy a blog, check whether the blog suffered any Google penalties. If yes, check what the blogger did to recover from those penalties. There is not much scope in buying a penalized blog as you have spend some time recovering ... The post How to Buy a Blog? appeared first on Blogging Tips.
    Release date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:01:00 +0100
  • There's another cloud out there. Modular data center provider IO Data Centers is launching a new OpenStack-based cloud service, called IO.Cloud. The service will offer Data Center as a Service (DCaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) capabilities worldwide. Open Compute server designs will be employed, according to the company's Web site, "because it provides our engineers with the flexibility to configure and optimize the hardware specifically for scale cloud deployments." The open-source OpenStack Cloud components, IO pointed out, are "interoperable and designed to support standardized hardware implementations." The Open Compute Project was started in 2011 by Facebook engineers, and is intended to create the most efficient data centers through power and cooling cost reductions, flexible maintenance and an ability to easily scale. 'Avoids Lock-In' The enterprise-oriented service will be deployed from the company's seven data centers worldwide or from a customer's site, and its open reference architecture is engineered for high performance. The Open Compute Summit currently taking place in San Jose, Calif., is the site of IO's announcement of its new service, launched in a keynote speech from CEO George Slessman. Slessman told news media that companies are "eager for a cloud ...
    Release date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:56:00 +0100
  • Hanni Fakhoury thinks so. He points to the disparity between sentences for physical and digital vandalism: Take the case of Matthew Keys, a former social media editor at Reuters, charged with violating the CFAA in federal court in Sacramento. He allegedly turned over the username and password of a server belonging to the Tribune Company to members of […]
    Release date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:44:00 +0100
  • After a few days of speculation in the media, IBM has confirmed the sale of its x86 server business to PC maker Lenovo.
    Release date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0100
  • Stocks slid Thursday as investors worried about corporate earnings. The Dow dropped more than 180 points and declined for the third day in a row, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finished lower. Stocks have been off to a rocky start in 2014 while bonds have outperformed. After last year's big rally, investors are looking for signs the economy will be strong enough to keep the bull market going. And so earnings have come squarely in focus. But good news from Microsoft could help the markets on Friday. Microsoft rose in after-hours trading thanks to better-than-expected earnings and sales. Despite the strong results, investors will likely be listening for more information on Microsoft's CEO succession plans. Shares of Noki tanked after the cell phone and networking equipment maker reported a bigger than expected loss and drop in sales. Microsoft is in the process of buying Nokia's device business. Shares of IBM ended slightly higher after it announced a deal early Thursday to sell part of its server business to Chinese computer maker Lenovo for $2.3 billion. IBM fell on Wednesday as well following a weak earnings report. Facebook shares dropped after a report Wednesday called the ...
    Release date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:19:00 +0100
  • Infrastructure Solutions Sales Consultant - £35-£45 + OTE £70 K Main Purpose of the Job: To sell a range of enterprise technology infrastructure solutions (inc. networking, storage, server, rendering, workstations and related software solutions) to the Media & Entertainment markets (Games, Design visualisation and Film/TV/broadcast). Job Description: • Responsible for growing infrastructure sales including hardware and software solutions (workstation, render node, storage, infrast
    Release date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:35:00 +0100
  • Find out the surprising names on the list, and what they have to teach you. It should not be news to you (at least we hope) that many CEOs are active on Twitter. But for those of you not tweeting or new to Twitter, you may be wondering whom is worth following-and why. Klout uses various data and calculates what its says are the 50 CEOs who are "the most influential" on Twitter. Scan the top 50 (go here), and a couple of things become obvious: People who dominate traditional media also are likely to dominate Twitter. Yes, tech entrepreneurs tend to be more influential on Twitter. But so are traditional media heavyweights, like Oprah Winfrey and Rupert Murdoch. Fortune 100 CEOs, though, are still scarce. Just four Fortune 100 CEOs even were on Twitter in June 2011. But CEOs who are on Twitter are likely to attract a large following quickly, even if they spend most of their time promoting their company. Brian Dunn, CEO of Best Buy (@BBYCEO), was one of the first CEOs to tweet in 2009, and he is #29 on Klout's list. It's worth noting, though, a presence on Twitter ...
    Release date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:30:00 +0100
  • Over the past 9 years the Podcast Awards has been a labor of love, with a lot of up's and downs. The last couple of years have been great, as we have reached funding goals to pay for everything and cover basic expenses. The awards ceremony has really improved 100% because of the support of […]
    Release date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 02:39:00 +0100
  • Bloggers often end up cultivating a vast array of skill sets. You might begin by focusing on content creation and idea pitches. Back-end operations come into play, however. You wind up pulling late hours to manage file directories, purchase domains, and set up a content management system that fits your needs. You might start playing around with FTP software and delving into coding. Next thing you know, your blog has outgrown its current host, and you need to set your sights on a new home for it. But what should you be shopping for? Is it possible to streamline back-end operations so you can get back to your important blogging tasks? A good hosting service can provide you with a reliable space to reach audiences. A host that's tailored to your blog's needs can also help you become more effective with your time and efforts. Here are three essentials to ... The post Top 3 Hosting Considerations When Finding a New Home for Your Blog appeared first on Blogging Tips.
    Release date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:21:00 +0100
  • According to the company's website, "HAL(C) is the future of television and media management. Using proprietary gesture and voice control technology..." In this case, HAL(C) stands for "Human Algorithm LTE." It looks like it's a lot safer than the original HAL 9000, anyway. Is it ready for prime time? If their CES demo is any indication, not quite. They say HAL(C) is going to ship in the fall of 2014. The technology? They won't say beyond, "It's proprietary." Ah! Then it must be good, right? Another voice-operated remote control -- that's already available for purchase from major retailers -- is the Ivee Sleek. There are other HALs out there, too. Like this one. And this one, which is a home automation server that costs $2499.00 (& up). Anyway, the retail price for HAL(circle-C) is supposed to be $199 when it hits the streets. And even though it doesn't look like HAL(C) can do much that I can't already do with my Android phone, Skyvi, and a Chromecast, it might be fun to test and review once it's in production. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Release date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:16:00 +0100
  • NativeX is confident enough that its game-like ads will drive revenue that it is offering a guarantee.
    Release date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:01:00 +0100
  • rueger writes "We live and breathe Netflix, but sometimes want to watch programs downloaded from the 'net. I've been carrying them downstairs on a USB stick, but would prefer to run a small media server on my Mint Linux box. As usual, I thought this would be simple. Install a package on my PC, and use our Netgear NeoTV Max box to play stuff off of the server. Plex was highly recommended, and installed easily, but will see some .mkv files, but not others, for no obvious reason. The one file that does show up plays fine, except that subtitles don't work. And it completely refuses to see the partition full of music. A quick tour of the Plex forums suggests that making this work would take more hours than I'm prepared to spend. Serviio looked good too, and 'sees' my music, and sees the movie folders that Plex couldn't, but won't show the actual .mkv files. And again, it looks like configuring the thing could consume half of my life. So I'm asking: is there a fairly simple, works-right-out-of-the-box, fairly resource friendly media server that will just allow me to play movies that ...
    Release date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:10:00 +0100
  • A planned server maintenance went awry due to a bug in an upgrade script, says a Dropbox blog. Originally posted at News - Internet & Media
    Release date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:20:00 +0100
  • Evidence that going through the proper channels "doesn't work."
    Release date: Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:30:00 +0100
  • Watch Video Cloud storage service Dropbox went down Friday evening, and the reason behind the outage is, well, a bit cloudy. During the outage, the Dropbox site was down and users had trouble connecting to the server through the desktop application. While Dropbox claims the outage **" … was caused during routine internal maintenance, and was not caused by external factors."** Hacker group 1775 Sec says it's behind the outage, tweeting: **" … We have just compromised the Dropbox website … "** According to 9to5mac, the group claims it launched a distributed denial of service -- or DDoS -- attack on Dropbox in honor of Internet activist Aaron Swartz. Swartz committed suicide one year ago as of January 11. The group even tweeted a link to data it claims comes from the Dropbox database. But the cloud storage company says the leak is a hoax, and the group simply used the site's downtime as an opportunity to claim it attacked Dropbox's services. In a response to TechCrunch, Dropbox says the data 1773 Sec posted to its Twitter account is actually from a security breach of another website. **"In regards to claims of 'leaked user information' - this is a ...
    Release date: Sun, 12 Jan 2014 00:56:00 +0100
  • Hewlett-Packard or H-P reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter top- and bottom-line results, although year-over-year comparisons remained unexciting. Moreover, the company did not provide an encouraging guidance
    Release date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0100
  • "You can't just quietly slip out the door," I've been told by too many people I trust. So okay, fine, here's this post! Since you asked, TechCrunch is in a really good place right now. The various numbers we use to measure ourselves -- from traffic to revenue to some leaderboard provided by a tech news aggregator site whose name I forget -- are once again quite healthy or even record-setting. That's despite widespread predictions of doom a couple years back, about the time I took the co-editor job. But measurements are a means to find the essence of something, they are *not the essence itself*. That's particularly true for a qualitative craft like news. The essence, of course, is writing great stories that help people make better decisions in life and in work, that create accountability in the world, and that maybe even delight and entertain readers from time to time. My goal from the start has been to build a new system for greatness at TechCrunch. To put the writers in front and create something that could survive any number of staffing changes while getting better and better. This has happened, gradually ...
    Release date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:55:00 +0100
  • QNAP - short for Quality Network Appliance Provider - is a manufacturer of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, which provide homes and businesses with file servers without the hassle and overhead of a traditional file server system. QNAP's system just doesn't work on your local network - it's Internet accessible, so you can gain access to your files from anywhere in the world. NAS systems aren't just repositories for files - they're media servers that give you a place to stick music and videos, photos, archival servers that give you a place to stick the data that's important to you, personal cloud service and much more. Hernan Lopez of QNAP sits down with John P and Rene to explain what a NAS is, why you might need one, and what QNAP brings to the table. Check out our #CESlive Superpage for this and other great videos and news from CES!
    Release date: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:19:00 +0100
  • InfinityChess is pleased to announce a super strong Freestyle Tournament starting on February 4, 2014.  It's a round robin for 30 of the best freestyle and engine players from all over the world. The total prize money is $ 20,000 USD. There is more information here, and note that these are likely to prove the […]
    Release date: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:59:00 +0100
  • Here is the machinery of racism—the privilege of being oblivious to questions, of never having to grapple with the everywhere.
    Release date: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:48:00 +0100
  • (Credit: FacialNetwork) Soon your face could be your calling card. An upcoming app for Android, iOS, and Google Glass called NameTag will allow you to photograph strangers and find out who they are -- complete with social networking and online dating profiles. Spot someone out and about that you want to identify, and you can capture their face using your device's camera. The app will send the photo wirelessly to NameTag's server, where it will compare the photo to millions of online records and return with a name, more photos, and social-media profiles, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where the person (or their friends) might have publicly posted photos of themselves. And, if you're interested in that person in a more-than-passing fashion, the app's creator -- FacialNetwork -- is working on technology that will allow scanning of profile pictures on online dating sites, such as Plenty of Fish, OKCupid, and Match.com. In the US, it will also match the photo against more than 450,000 entries in the National Sex Offender Registry and other criminal databases. ### Related stories * Google Glass developers: We're still flying half-blind * ... [Read more] **Related Links:** Apple supplier screens workers ...
    Release date: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:36:00 +0100
  • Tower-based desktops aren't as popular as they once were, now that many shoppers favor mobility and compact design over the traditional desktop benefits of power and easy upgradability. One big exception: all-in-one PCs. The sleek desktop system has found a place away from office desks at the center of home and family life, as communication hubs and media centers. At this year's CES, we're seeing some interesting innovations in the all-in-one computer category with the potential to shake things up as thoroughly as tablets did a few years ago. The Samsung ATIV One 7, 2014 edition Samsung Samsung's new AIO, the $1,299 ATIV One 7 2014 Edition, looks pretty standard at first sight: a 24-inch full HD touch display, fourth-generation Intel Core i3 and i5 CPU, Windows 8.1 and HDMI-in for connecting cable/set-top boxes or gaming consoles. Since all-in-ones often end up being used as media hubs, Samsung is taking this to the next logical step. The ATIV One 7′s 1TB drive offers plenty of space for storing music, video and images — so much that you can use it as a media server and personal cloud via Samsung Link, which gives you remote access to files on the ...
    Release date: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:30:00 +0100
  • ## The online disruption of the Canadian union's website led to the leaking of personal information about the country's top film and TV directors. TORONTO -- A hacker site called ObeySec took over a computer server at the Directors Guild of Canada on the weekend. The external hacker used the handle legionnaire on Sunday to commandeer the DGC site and obtain the personal data of over 2,000 members, including Canada's top film and TV directors. "I can confirm that the DGC website was hacked," DGC spokeswoman **Alex Sosa** said Monday in a statement. "We have locked down the site and the security breach has been contained." She added, "We are currently doing a security sweep across the DGC offices in all the regions and we are confident that we will be up and accessible via the website soon." According to Cyber War News, which first raised the alarm on the hacking, the attack led to the leaking of clear text passwords for the affected DGC members whose personal information is stored on the guild's website. The hacking incident came despite technological safeguards on the DGC website to protect key information required for e-commerce transactions, like the payment of ...
    Release date: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:56:00 +0100
  • Lenovo makes a lot of laptops. And tablets. And a few phones. But amid its exhaustive PC range, there's also the eye-catching Beacon. Priced at $199, although lacking any storage out of the box, it tries to strike a balance between personal cloud storage and media server. It comes preloaded with XBMC, while dual HDD bays will support up to a heady 6TB of storage. The Beacon, powered by a dual-core (unspecified) Atom processor can then stream whatever you put inside it to multiple devices at once -- we saw it in action, and it managed to output to both a PC and Android phone without a hiccup. You can use your hand-held smart device as a remote (replete with mouse cursor), which makes digging through piles of photos and videos at least a little bit easier. On the back, alongside HDMI, there's Ethernet and twin USB ports, meaning it'll be happy to link up to PCs and TVs for big-screen viewing. Once linked to the respective app, pics and videos captured on your phone can be automatically (or manually) uploaded. As you can see, it's also not the typically unassuming (read: dull) storage ...
    Release date: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 01:00:00 +0100
  • If you have a huge media library that you can’t fit on your iPad or iPhone, here’s a great free solution to stream all of it off your PC/Mac. You’ll have to run Plex Media Server on your PC/Mac and VLC on your iOS device. Continue reading ->
    Release date: Sun, 05 Jan 2014 21:54:00 +0100
  • Think your Web security systems are up to snuff? Think again. This year may bring a whole new slew of threats, and your business had better be ready. From Target's stolen PIN codes to Snapchat's leaked user information, it seems no company is impervious to a data breach. To defend your business in this new age, you need to know the potential threats you face and how to safeguard against them. That's one reason McAfee Labs, the research division of the cybersecurity software company McAfee, has released a list of what it believes will be the biggest cyber threats for business owners in 2014. "With target audiences so large, financing mechanisms so convenient, and cyber-talent so accessible, robust innovation in criminal technology and tactics will continue its surge forward in 2014," Vincent Weafer, senior vice president of McAfee Labs, said in a statement. "The emergence and evolution of advanced evasion techniques represents a new enterprise security battlefront, where the hacker's deep knowledge of architectures and common security tactics enable attacks that are very hard to uncover." Here's what to watch out for in the coming year: 1. Mobile malware We're all familiar with malware on PCs, but according ...
    Release date: Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:43:00 +0100
  • I'm not an information anarchist. I don't start from the premise that all information must be free. Or even that the availability of content necessitates it being open to all on equal terms. I collect a paycheck and believe others should, too, even if it means foolishly treating digital content as if it were analog property, the way Hollywood continues to do. But there's a fundamental problem with today's digital media policies, and it hit me last night while watching the BBC's new season of _Sherlock_. Yes, I, an American, was watching _Sherlock_, which premiered last night in the U.K. but doesn't air in the U.S. on PBS until January 14. The _how_ is not important: anyone with a free U.K. proxy server can watch U.K. content once it airs across the pond. Today I'm focusing on the _why_: for a show that banks so heavily on surprise, I didn't want two weeks of my U.K. friends spoiling the show by talking about it. Put in policy terms, in a world where digital communication moves faster than digital content, we have a serious mismatch, and a significant problem. ## Not A Question Of Free This isn't ...
    Release date: Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:09:00 +0100
  • Plex has grown rapidly over the last few years and its increased focus as a cloud service for your pictures, videos and music has resulted in a relaunching of the main website. Now hosted at Plex.tv, it ropes in the four disparate sections of the previous website, bringing features like Plex Pass subscriptions, myPlex server and account management and Plex/Web content access together. The web app has been redesigned to make access to your media remotely faster and prettier, and even ditched the previous need to sign in three times (site, web app, your server) for full access. Of course, there are some features currently missing and others that need to be tweaked in the new version, but with easy access to toggles like a Chromecast button at the top right, we think most will find it a welcome upgrade. Filed under: Home Entertainment, HD **Comments** **Source:** Plex.tv, Plex Blog
    Release date: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 22:46:00 +0100
  • There are times when big brands with "social media people" might want to teach those junior level employees to recognize that using one of the standard "scripted" answers might be inappropriate. Take, for example, if you're Dell and a new report has come out suggesting that the NSA has pretty much compromised your servers at the BIOS level with spy bugs, then, when someone -- especially a respected security guy like Martin Wismeijer -- tweets at you, you don't go with the standard scripted "sorry for the inconvenience" response. But, apparently, that's not how Dell handled things this time (thanks to Mike Mozart for the pointer): In case you can't read that, Wismeijer complained on Twitter about finding out that his Dell server is bugged by the NSA (which might be an exaggeration...) and included the @DellCares account in his tweet. That account wrote: > _ Thank you for reaching out and regret the inconvenience. Our colleagues at @dellcarespro will be able to help you out. _ Wismeijer responded with an expected level of anger. Not only is "regret the inconvenience" probably the inappropriate response to a customer complaining about the NSA installing malware, but ...
    Release date: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:40:00 +0100
  • ## The cyber criminal, known as "HASH" and "Rev0lver," reached out to other hackers on Christmas Day. A Russian hacker took over a computer server at the BBC on Christmas Day and tried to sell access to other hackers, Reuters reported. Hold Security LLC, a cybersecurity firm based in Milwaukee, first spotted the attack after a notorious hacker known by the handles "HASH" and "Rev0lver" tried to sell access to other cyber criminals, **Alex Holden,** the company's founder and chief information security officer, told Reuters. The hacker reportedly offered up copies of files that only somebody with inside access could have as proof that he or she had successfully hacked into the system. A BBC spokesman declined to comment, but an anonymous source told Reuters that the broadcaster responded to the issue on Saturday and believes the site is secure again. Holden said there is no evidence that the hackers stole any information. The BBC, and other media companies, such as _The_ _New York Times,_ have been targeted by hackers, including the Syrian Electronic Army, in recent months. _The Times_ also revealed in January that it was repeatedly attacked over four months by Chinese hackers who obtained ...
    Release date: Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:14:00 +0100
  • Reports suggest a computer server used to send media files to the BBC was breached by a Russian hacker.
    Release date: Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:28:00 +0100
  • A notorious Russian hacker offered on Christmas to sell access to a British Broadcasting Corporation server through an underground forum, according to Reuters. Cybersecurity firm Hold Security LLC, which monitors underground forums for potentially stolen information, alerted Reuters to the incident, and pegged the hacker as someone who goes by the aliases "HASH" and "Rev0lver." The reportedly compromised site, ftp.bbc.co.uk, is a file transfer protocol, which are generally used for moving large files on the Internet. See also: Hackers Breach 'Washington Post' for Second Time in 3 Years "It's definitely a notch in someone's belt," Hold Security founder Alex Holden told Reuters. Read more... More about Media, Bbc, Hacking, Crime, and Tv
    Release date: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 19:07:00 +0100
  • [caption id="attachment_299378" align="alignnone" width="614"] A BBC logo is seen on the side of a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) building on March 2, 2005 in London, England. Credit: Getty Images[/caption] A hacker secretly took over a computer server at the BBC, Britain's public broadcaster, and then launched a Christmas Day campaign to convince other cyber criminals to pay him for access to the system. While it is not known if the hacker found any buyers, the BBC's security team responded to the issue on Saturday and believes it has secured the site, according to a person familiar with the cleanup effort. A BBC spokesman declined to discuss the incident. "We do not comment on security issues," he said. Reuters could not determine whether the hackers stole data or caused any damage in the attack, which compromised a server that manages an obscure password-protected website. [related tag="hacking" limit=5] It was not clear how the BBC, the world's oldest and largest broadcaster, uses that site, ftp.bbc.co.uk, though ftp systems are typically used to manage the transfer of large data files over the Internet. The attack was first identified by Hold Security LLC, a cybersecurity firm in Milwaukee that monitors ...
    Release date: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:57:00 +0100
  • Kaleidescape has created a novel device, the Cinema One server, that stores and plays Blu-ray, DVD and digital movies and TV shows.
    Release date: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:38:00 +0100
  • New documents from the Justice Department suggest the Megaupload founder waged a cynical campaign to rat out rivals for copyright infringement even as his own service got rich off the same practices.
    Release date: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:28:00 +0100
  • Dialogic Inc., the Network Fuel® company, has announced that ZRG International has deployed Dialogic’s PowerMedia HMP software media server to offer unprecedented flexibility in contact center and computer telephony integration to its customers throughout Pakistan, Bangladesh, Africa and the Gulf region....
    Release date: Sat, 21 Dec 2013 08:39:00 +0100
  • Ive talked about this before but right now is a huge opportunity to make quick cash buying flash sales from online deals websites and then reselling them locally or hold and sell on eBay.  A short time ago I bought 4TB hard drives by themselves for like $180. Now its year end I am blowing […]
    Release date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:54:00 +0100
  • Amazon Web Services hopes enterprises are willing to rely on the company when getting large amounts of data ready for analysis with its latest service, Kinesis. Kinesis was first made available as a limited preview last month, but is now available as a public beta. It is a managed service designed to handle real-time streams of data. It can collect and process large amounts of data, from any number of sources, including server logs and social media feeds, according to Amazon.
    Release date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:14:00 +0100
  • In line with its focus on content, the Sunnyvale-based company acquires a "content delivery network" to help with its media efforts. [Read more]
    Release date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:02:00 +0100
  • Content delivery network provider PeerCDN has been acquired by Yahoo, the company has informed TechCrunch, in a deal the terms of which were not disclosed. The startup revealed its project earlier this year, which is based on real-time communication tech WebRTC and which makes it possible for visitors to sites to do things like chat via text or video while browsing without any additional software.
    Release date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:12:00 +0100
  • While Plex has been busy updating its media server software for iOS and Android, it's sadly neglected Microsoft's mobile OS since its debut on Windows Phone 7 nearly two years ago. That changes today however, with the introduction of Plex for Windows Phone 8. Based on Plex for Windows 8, the program has many of the features as its other iterations -- you can remotely control your media from the device, view metadata about shows and tunes, and even share selected files with friends. Plex also now supports HTTP Live Streaming, which should result in higher quality video and support for more subtitle formats. And here's a special bonus for those of you with a Nokia WP8 device: you'll be able to download it _for free_ for the next 30 days. Do note that the app is still under heavy development, but the company promises there are plenty more updates (like a new second screen remote feature) coming down the road. Filed under: Software, HD, Mobile **Comments** **Source:** Plex
    Release date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:37:00 +0100
  • While Plex has been busy updating its media server software for iOS and Android, it's sadly neglected Microsoft's mobile OS since its debut on Windows Phone 7 nearly two years ago. That changes today however, with the introduction of Plex for Windows ...
    Release date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:37:00 +0100
  • As the online world continues to mature, and often push out previous dead-tree players, reputation is going to be of paramount importance. I recently discussed one aspect of this with regards to some companies that try to pay online reporters and bloggers to include links to their client companies. This type of thing should be viewed as an obviously unethical practice. But perhaps you thought that story was a tad too complicated. Perhaps you'd like this kind of behavior boiled down to its most scummy, dishonest, and greedy base. Meet Sarah Lockard. Sarah runs the site www.aroundmainline.com, which covers the Philidelphia area. According to their website, this is their mission: > _AML is privileged to welcome you to a reliable, socially responsible and culturally rich online magazine that speaks to the Philadelphia region. That's right, we don't believe in wasting paper and your valuable money to bring you the best of Philadelphia's Main Line region, the surrounding areas and vibrant western suburbs. So, we are publishing our magazine digitally respective of the earth's resources and your valuable resources. We consider each and every visitor to AroundMainLine.com a new member of our family and an equal participant ...
    Release date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:03:00 +0100
  • Die APA-IT Informations Technologie GmbH bietet Komplettlösungen mit Fokus auf die Bereiche Media Solutions und Outsourcing. Als Tochterunternehmen der APA - Austria Presse Agentur zeichnen wir für die IT der österreichischen Nachrichtenagentur sowie zahlreicher weiterer Medienbetriebe verantwortlich. Dieses Knowhow und Branchenverständnis macht die APA-IT zum Spezialisten für IT-Lösungen von Verlagen und Unternehmen mit mediennahen Aufgabenstellungen. Zur Vergrößerung des Teams in der Abteilung Content Routing Systems suchen wir eine/n Junior Softwareentwickler/in Perl (Wien) Das Content Routing System ist die hochverfügbare technische Infrastruktur für Empfang, Verarbeitung, Konvertierung, Speicherung und Versand von Agentur- und Verlagsdaten (Text, Bild, Grafik, Audio, Video, PDF) und bild et als solche die zentrale Datendrehscheibe zwischen unseren Lieferanten, Kunden und den verschiedenen Produkten der APA. Ihre Hauptaufgaben * Mitwirken am gesamten Entwicklungsprozess (von Analyse bis Test und Inbetriebnahme) neuer Systeme * Aktive Mitarbeit bei der Neuentwicklung von webbasierten Applikationen und Client-Server-Lösungen * Erweiterungen der Import- und Export-Schnittstellen zu Nachrichtenagenturen und Verlagen * Weiterentwicklung der bestehenden hochverfügbaren Systeme * Support für den laufenden Betrieb
    Release date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 01:00:00 +0100
  • (Reuters) - British chip designer ARM Holdings Plc's shares rose as much as 5.5 percent after a media report that Google Inc was considering using ARM's chips to design its own server processors.
    Release date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:13:00 +0100
  • A source tells Bloomberg that Google is "considering" designing its own ARM- based server chips. It's possible, but Intel need not panic just yet. Originally posted at News - Internet & Media
    Release date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:29:00 +0100
  • Hewlett-Packard Co. or H-P recently announced additions to its Elite portfolio, which includes two notebooks, two compact desktops, and a 23-inch touchscreen display.
    Release date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:10:00 +0100
  • Apple reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter result, comprehensively beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate on both lines. Lower-than-expected revenue growth in the U.S., falling margins, increasing competition and a lack of innovation are expected to remain the primary headwinds in the near term
    Release date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0100
  • Technology giant Hewlett-Packard Co. or H-P recently unveiled a host of new storage solutions.
    Release date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:14:00 +0100
  • Arctic temperatures are not enough to cool pro-Western demonstrators' anger at Ukraine's pro-Russian president. Thousands of them refused to budge from Kiev's snow-covered streets Tuesday, while the European Union's top diplomat made her way there to try to thaw the tensions. Security forces in riot gear tried to herd demonstrators away from government buildings but avoided a hard-nosed crackdown. That could be the result of pressure the West has put on President Viktor Yanukovych in the past two days. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called Yanukovych on Monday to urge him to talk with the opposition and avoid violence. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso phoned on Sunday and also activated EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to fly to Kiev to try to work things out. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also called Yanukovych on Sunday to ask him not to use brute force against protesters. At a roundtable meeting with three former presidents of Ukraine on Tuesday, broadcast on state TV, Yanukovych said both police and protesters were responsible for violence that flared during a protest 10 days ago. He said he had asked the country's prosecutor general to find a way to free detained protesters who had ...
    Release date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:45:00 +0100
  • Chromecast now plays local and cloud content, thanks to support for Plex, Avia and Realplayer Cloud. The streaming stick also added Revision3, Vevo, Viki and others.
    Release date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:01:00 +0100
  • **Catchpoint Systems** has closed a $6 million series B financing round led by existing investor **Battery Ventures**. The company is a provider of web and infrastructure monitoring solutions.
    Release date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:27:00 +0100
  • Twenty years ago tonight, id Software uploaded Doom to an FTP server at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completely changed the video gaming industry. Doom was not the first game to use a first person perspective, nor the first first-person shooter, but it popularized the genre almost overnight, setting the standard so profoundly that for years first-person shooters were routinely referred to as "Doom clones". Contemporary reviewers raved about it, gaming media lavished coverage on it, gamers played it obsessively, it sold millions of copies, and it's left a long legacy to explore, including a notoriously hilarious comic book (RIP AND TEAR!) and equally notoriously awful movie and series of licensed novels. It inspired many notable comments and pushed forward the focus on gaming graphics, as seen in this video promoting Windows 95 as a gaming platform (starring Bill Gates!). The levels of the original Doom were divided into three "episodes" of nine levels each (levels 1-8 and a secret ninth level accessible via a secret exit from an earlier level in the episode), facilitating the giving away of the first episode, "Knee-Deep in the Dead", as shareware- episodes 2 and 3 being originally available only via ...
    Release date: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:17:00 +0100
  • The company, which has won adherents in the devops realm, really wants to push beyond configuration management to full-boat IT configuration, deployment and management. It now has more money to do so, and new name.
    Release date: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0100
  • **BPA Solutions** has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from** Debiopharm Investment**. Based in Switzerland, BPA is a provider of business software solutions based on **Microsoft** SharePoint technologies.
    Release date: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:16:00 +0100
  • Plex, the powerful companion app for the Plex Media Server, has received a minor update that comes with a few nice new features. The main addition is a redesigned look for iOS 7, but power users will enjoy new the players for music and video media. The Plex app allows you to stream music, videos and photos from your home computer via its sister media server. Using Plex channels, you can also stream content from apps such as Aperture, iTunes, YouTube and iPhoto. Plex costs US$4.99, but updates are free. You can find it in the iTunes store. Plex updated for iOS 7 originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. ###### Source | Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Release date: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 03:00:00 +0100
  • Plex for iOS, the mobile companion to the popular desktop media server, has a new look and feel to match the design of iOS 7. An update with this refreshed UI was released today and brings the app up to version 3.3. Continue reading ->
    Release date: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 02:48:00 +0100
  • NEW YORK (CNN) - Officials from various social networking sites say hackers have been able to steal information from nearly...
    Release date: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:05:00 +0100
  • Media center app Plex could be coming to Chromecast soon: A recent version of Plex's server software already includes a Chromecast configuration file.
    Release date: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:30:00 +0100
  • > Mac buyers guide: The Mac mini is Apple's least expensive Mac computer, but that doesn't mean it's Apple's least capable At $599, the Mac mini is the entry-level Mac computer. It's $400 less than the next least expensive system, the MacBook Air. But that low price tag doesn't make the Mac mini unworthy of consideration: It's still a powerful little computer that's very flexible for many different uses, from general-purpose desktop machine to media server to full fledged file server. Let's have a look at the different configurations to make sense of what Apple's offering. ## Comparing Mac mini models All Mac minis look alike: They're 7.7 inches on a side and 1.4 inches tall, and weigh about 2.7 pounds. Like other Macs, Mac minis lack an internal optical drive - one of the reasons they're so short. All Mac minis also come equipped with the same features: Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800, HDMI, a single Thunderbolt port, four USB 3 ports, audio in and audio out jacks and an SDXC card slot, all on the device's back side. For $599, you get a system equipped with a 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor, 4 GB ...
    Release date: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:59:00 +0100
  • Computer hackers have swiped as many as 2 million logins and passwords for e-mails, social media and other accounts, according to PCWorld and other reports. The stolen logins were traced to a computer server in the Netherlands and include data from payroll giant ADP. Investigators are still trying to figure out how the information was obtained and the depth of the compromised data.
    Release date: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:14:00 +0100
  • Someone's going to need more Rockstar and Fritos—lots more. Software API clearinghouse Mashery on Tuesday said it acquired the assets of Hacker League. Mashery, which Intel acquired back in April, specializes in managing application programming interfaces, or APIs—bits of code that allow apps to communicate with cloud services and one another. Hacker League founder Mike Swift (aka Swift) announced the transaction in a round of informational blogs. The acquisition should ensure support for a steady flow of more than 60 hackathons each year, all over the world. > **See also: What APIs Are And Why They're Important** “I’ve been to many of those events and have had the distinct pleasure of witnessing their amazing work first hand,” Swift said in his post. “Mashery has a long history of investing in open source projects and community initiatives like I/O Docs and sample apps. Now they’re investing in Hacker League for the future of developers and hackathon organizers.” Hackathons are typically 24- to 48-hour contests where developers hopped up on caffeine and sugar come up with an idea and build an application that can either dazzle the judges or impress other developers. While many apps spawned from hackathons can ...
    Release date: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:29:00 +0100
  • Backwards compatibility may not matter very much to most consumers, but to people like me who have extensive libraries and only so much physical space in our media centers, support for older software is of great importance. With PlayStation 4, Sony will be using the cloud service Gaikai sometime in 2014 to provide backwards compatibility. According to Eurogamer, sources expect Sony to kick off the service in Q3 2014 in North America and 2015 in Europe. "We're on track to have a commercial service up and running in the US first within 2014," SCEI president Andrew House told the outlet. "But what's important is to understand the full scope of what we're trying to achieve and why we felt the Gaikai acquisition was important. Our goal is to be able to have a new form of game distribution streamed from the server side, initially to PS4 consoles then gradually moving that out to Vita. But eventually, the endgame is to have this available on a multitude of network-connected devices, essentially delivering a console-quality gaming experience on devices which are not innately capable of doing that." House wouldn't divulge anything specific about Gaikai's European launch, but noted ...
    Release date: Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:15:00 +0100
  • [PR Newswire] - SAN DIEGO, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV), a developer of cell-free molecular diagnostics, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Antonius Schuh, Ph.D. is scheduled to present a corporate overview at the Piper Jaffray 25th Annual Healthcare Conference. Trovagene is scheduled to present at the Piper Jaffray 25th Annual Healthcare Conference at the Palace Hotel in New York, NY on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Mr. Schuh will be available for one-on-one meetings during the conference. The presentation will be webcast live at http://www.media-server.com/m/p/ht25xx3q and can also be accessed through the investor relations page at www.trovagene.com.
    Release date: Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0100
  • Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should know about. **Inclusion of a diary does not necessarily indicate my agreement or endorsement of its contents.** At BlueNC, **James** writes—The Great North Carolina GOP Tax Increase of 2014: > When Republicans talk about their big tax cut coming in January, people will be forgiven for not getting all that excited. The bottom rate will drop from 6.0% to 5.8%, which qualifies as nothing more than chump change. For a person making $25,000, the tax cut is whopping $50. Impressive. > > Of course, if you happen to be a high-income earner, the picture is a lot prettier. Your tax rate will drop from 7.75% to ...
    Release date: Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:00:00 +0100
  • 2013 was the year of an ever-widening NSA spying scandal with its revelations of how little digital privacy we really have - even heads of state. The big nonprofit tech trends this past year seemed to be in the areas of the emergence of mobile devices, social media stratification, the launch of Office 365 for Nonprofits, some huge digital inclusion initiatives, and lots of other things. Here's what it all looked like to me. # **Hardware** ### **PC Sales Continue To Decline While Mobile Sales Increase** Tablet sales are up 53% while laptop and desktop computers are down 11% from the previous year. In terms of sheer numbers, over 300 million PCs were sold while 184 million tablets were sold. What this means? PCs aren't going away, but mobile devices (phones and tablets) are flooding in to the nonprofit workplace. It's time to develop a BYOD (bring your own device) strategy for your office if you don't already have one. That basically entails figuring out how to allow staff and volunteers to get work email, documents and other data on their own mobile devices - and what to do when phones and tablets get lost or ...
    Release date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:11:00 +0100
  • By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Wowza Media Systems, LLC, provider of Simply Powerful Streaming™ media server software, announced it won the 2013 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards in the Media Server category....
    Release date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:56:00 +0100
  • It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. ### TUAW's Daily Deals **The Universal Lens Kit [On sale for $23.99, down from $69]** Enhance your stock camera with this three piece lens set and take pictures so good you'll amaze even yourself. Broaden your artistic range with professional-level extreme close-ups and wide-angle shots that capture way more of your environment. With an adapter designed for iPhone 4/4S/5/5S and another for all other smartphone cameras, you can capture images close-up, far away, and with the classic 180-degree "fisheye" look. Easily switch between lenses with magnetic "snap-on, snap-off" functionality, and store the others in your pocket till you need them. Save 65% on the Universal Lens Kit at TUAW Deals. **Slide Stand + The AluPen Stylus for iPad [On sale for $59.99, down from $90]** If the new iPad Air or Mini with Retina display is on your or a loved one's list this holiday season - this bundle from the Award-Winning designers at Just Mobile is a deal that's too good to pass up. The Slide iPad ...
    Release date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:15:00 +0100
  • The threat of a distributed denial of service attack has to be taken seriously, but what that threat is masking might be the real cause for alarm.
    Release date: Sun, 24 Nov 2013 19:31:00 +0100
  • Purchasing over internet has changed the definition of shopping. Online shopping not only saves your time or effort but also let you have the chance to pick the best one comparing by giving a wide area of choice in one click. So it is literally meaningful to say that you are just one click away […]
    Release date: Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:53:00 +0100
  • Deep in the forests of central India live the Gond tribals, an almost forgotten lot, neglected as much by the state as by mainstream media. Many cannot read or write. But thanks to a new technology, and the rapid spread of mobile phones through India, they are now picking up their cell phone and making […] The post A Google for India’s Poor appeared first on Inter Press Service.
    Release date: Sat, 23 Nov 2013 09:43:00 +0100
  • This week, Machine Zone has several openings. The company is hiring a senior back-end engineer, a senior UI engineer, a senior graphics/engine engineer, a senior software engineer, and a senior software engineer for build/automation. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro. * Senior Backend Engineer** Machine Zone **(Palo Alto, CA) * Senior UI Engineer **Machine Zone **(Palo Alto, CA)******** * Senior Graphics/Engine Engineer** ****Machine Zone **(Palo Alto, CA) * Senior Software Engineer (Server-Side) ******Machine Zone **(Palo Alto, CA) * Senior Software Engineer, Build/Automation** ****Machine Zone **(Palo Alto, CA) _Find more great social media jobs on our job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented AllFacebook pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost._ New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    Release date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:22:00 +0100
  • A special "Battlefield Appreciation" event for _Battlefield 4_ will be hosted November 28 through December 5, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson announced in a press release to the media. During that timeframe, all players that complete an online multiplayer match will receive double the amount of XP. Troedsson expressed his displeasure in the game's issues following its launch, which included a DDOS attack on the _Battlefield 4_ PC servers and numerous crashing issues on PS4. "While some platforms have had only minor problems, others have had more than their fair share of issues. Resolving the launch issues is our #1 priority," Troedsson wrote. "In fact, we are so serious that we have the entire team working to stabilize the game and we will not move on to other projects until we are sure that _Battlefield 4_ meets - and exceeds - your expectations. It is the right thing to do." To end the event, players that log in to the game on December 5 will receive a M1911 pistol scope, usable in every class in the game, formerly reserved for those on the DICE development team. Continue reading _Battlefield 4 double XP event Nov. 28 ...
    Release date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:25:00 +0100
  • A special "Battlefield Appreciation" event for _Battlefield 4_ will be hosted November 28 through December 5, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson announced in a press release to the media. During that timeframe, all players that complete an online multiplayer match will receive double the amount of XP. Troedsson expressed his displeasure in the game's issues following its launch, which included a DDOS attack on the _Battlefield 4_ PC servers and numerous crashing issues on PS4. "While some platforms have had only minor problems, others have had more than their fair share of issues. Resolving the launch issues is our #1 priority," Troedsson wrote. "In fact, we are so serious that we have the entire team working to stabilize the game and we will not move on to other projects until we are sure that _Battlefield 4_ meets - and exceeds - your expectations. It is the right thing to do." To end the event, players that log in to the game on December 5 will receive a M1911 pistol scope, usable in every class in the game, formerly reserved for those on the DICE development team. Continue reading _Battlefield 4 double XP event Nov. 28 ...
    Release date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:25:00 +0100
  • Joe Mullin is down in an East Texas court room, covering all the details of a key patent lawsuit, pitting the world's most litigious patent troll, Erich Spangenberg, against well-known electronics retailer, Newegg, a company that has vowed never to settle with patent trolls -- a strategy that has been quite successful so far. Spangenberg is infamous for his "sue first, license later" approach to patent trolling, but the details revealed during the lawsuit show how profitable it is. Spangenberg has sued a ton of companies over this very patent -- with nearly all of them settling for much less than it would cost to fight a patent suit in court (fighting is estimated to cost upwards of $1 to $2 million). Nearly all the settlements are for much less: > _ Target had a website; Target got sued by TQP. It got out of the case by paying $40,000. Some paid less than that--but most paid more. Dodge & Cox, a mutual fund, paid a bit more than $25,000. Pentagon Credit Union paid $65,000. QVC paid $75,000. MLB Advanced Media paid $85,000. PetSmart paid $150,000. PMC paid $400,000. Cigna paid $425,000. Bank of America paid ...
    Release date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:34:00 +0100
  • LG spied on us, got caught red-handed, and is now promising to fix the issue. Suuuuure.
    Release date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:40:00 +0100
  • The box takes a minute to set up and promises anonymity for all surfing done through the connected router. It may not prove quite that simple to use in reality, but it's certainly an intriguing and cost-effective privacy tool.
    Release date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0100
  • If you were an audio geek in the last 15 years, Winamp was on your system. I remember when I put together my first Shoutcast server using Winamp. I put all my music on it so I could listen while I was at work. I also put my podcasts on Shoutcast in the early days […]
    Release date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:22:00 +0100
  • As many as 42 million people from around the globe had their information stolen from an online dating network, including...
    Release date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 02:55:00 +0100
  • Qualcomm ([[QCOM]] +0.1%) has used its analyst day to take the wraps off several new chips. Among them is the Snapdragon 805, a new flagship baseband/app processor sporting four cores running at up to 2.5GHz. (the Snapdragon 800 tops out at 2.3GHz.), as well as a next-gen GPU said to offer a 40% performance gain.Some other features: 25.6GB/s of memory bandwidth, support for the low-power H.265 4K video codec, and integrated motion sensor processing.A new 4G baseband modem, the Gobi 9x35, has also been launched. The 9x35 uses a next-gen 20nm manufacturing process (likely from TSMC), and can support (via LTE carrier aggregation) download speeds of up to 300Mbps, twice that of the current Gobi 9x25.Meanwhile, Qualcomm's Atheros unit is launching its IPQ processors, which combine a dual-core CPU with a packet-processing engine, for the router, home gateway, and media server markets. Qualcomm claims the IPQ line offers 70% lower power draw than rival products; it represents new competition for Broadcom ([[BRCM]]), Marvell ([[MRVL]] -0.5%), and Cavium ([[CAVM]] +0.1%).Qualcomm expects the Snapdragon 805 to be in commercial devices in 1H14, and for the 9x35 to begin sampling in early 2014. The company is counting on the ...
    Release date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:05:00 +0100
  • This morning, a reader asked me this question: "How do you motivate yourself to grow your blog traffic from day to day?" We've covered a whole heap of techniques for growing the amount of traffic you attract to your blog in our Blog Promotion category (also check out this 'how to find readers page' and listen to [...] Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger How I use Google Analytics 'Compare' Feature to Motivate Me to Grow My Blog
    Release date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:38:00 +0100
  • MediaMall Technologies, owner of PlayOn, media server software for streamingvideo content, has announced the availability of its new PlayCast channel in the Roku channel store. PlayCast allows users to send any video from a PC browser to a Roku-connected TV, much like Google's Chromecast service. When used with PlayOn, PlayCast gives users the ability to cast videos from an Internet browser. PlayCast is available in the Roku channel store, and PlayOn, which can be accessed through subscription, is available in monthly, annual and lifetime payment options, starting at $9 per month....
    Release date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:14:00 +0100
  • NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EaseUS Software's data recovery software returns with the newly enhanced EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional 7.0, which improves the original data recovery function for enhancing data recovering quality and efficiency. This brand new 7.0 version of EaseUS data recovery software is ready to hit the world market, providing users a brand new experience while performing data recovery.
    Release date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:29:00 +0100
  • What is TTFB? Time to First Byte (TTFB) is the time it takes a user to receive the first byte from a web server when requesting a particular URL. After testing several websites, data showed  that although there is no solid evidence to suggest  ranking had a strong correlation to TTFB values, the correlation was […] ### Author information **Mark Scott** _Owner at Doc Marketing_ Mark Scott is the owner of social media and SEO company DOC Marketing and a freelance writer. He is also a regular contributor on Social Media Today. TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn The post How to Optimise Your Time to First Byte (TTFB) to Improve Search Results by @docmarkting appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
    Release date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:30:00 +0100
  • You may not have heard of Luleå, but if you use Facebook, your online presence has been there. However, many still wonder if the social media company's massive server hall near the Arctic Circle will ever heat up the local job market.
    Release date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:46:00 +0100
  • YouTube is currently down. The world's biggest video host and second-largest search engine is inaccessible as of 5:25 p.m. ET, meaning that instead of seeing your favorite viral videos, cats and memes, visiting the site serves up a big ol' 500 Internal Server Error: See also: The Beginner's Guide to YouTube Early Monday morning, YouTube experienced some sporadic outages affecting how certain videos were viewed. Since you can't visit YouTube, let us know your favorite alternatives in the comments. In a statement, YouTube said: > "Some people are encountering errors, or a slower than normal experience on YouTube today. We're working to fix the problem as soon as possible." Read more... More about Youtube, Outage, Social Media, and Apps Software
    Release date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:37:00 +0100
  • Department: Publishing Reports to: Director, Publishing Status: Full- time/Exempt Credo publishes the very best reference content by licensing content from over 100 worldwide publishing partners. Credo is seeking a Content Analyst to join the Publishing team. This individual will be responsible for helping to publish content to Credo Reference platforms. You will work with partners to gather, manage and deliver book data and metadata. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of library-industry metadata standards. About the Job: Publishing. Help manage and coordinate the receipt of new and updated books from publishers. Prepare XML and media for publication within online products. Work with offshore vendors to ensure quality of data conversions. Review books for inclusion in Credo's products as part of the Content Acquisition process. Metadata. Manage book metadata (title, author, ISBN, subjects, etc.), process metadata (date on which we received files, etc.), and collection metadata (collections in which books are sold, based on publisher or subject) on reference books we publish electronically each year. Collect book metadata from publishers (or other sources, as needed) and enter it in Credo's QuickBase database. Manage projects involving research into new metadata. Distribute metadata to third- party vendors, including MARC ...
    Release date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:36:00 +0100
  • Release date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:01:00 +0100
  • For a relatively young man, Clint Reecer, 26, has a lot of experience in business.
    Release date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 07:00:00 +0100
  • This week, High 5 Games is hiring a Flash game developer, while Mind Candy needs a lead game designer. MGSCOMM is seeking a bilingual social media manager, and DeNA is on the hunt for a senior software engineer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro. * Flash Game Developer** High 5 Games **(New York, NY) * Lead Game Designer **********Mind Candy **(London, England) * Social Media Manager - Bilingual** MGSCOMM **(New York, NY) * Senior Software Engineer, Game Server ******DeNA **(San Francisco, CA) * Campaign Manager - Media Department** ****Brightroll **(Santa Monica, CA) _Find more great social media jobs on our job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented AllFacebook pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost._ New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    Release date: Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:19:00 +0100
  • Hewlett-Packard Co. or H-P recently announced a free version of HP StoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliance with the purchase of HP ProLiant Generation8 servers.
    Release date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 01:20:00 +0100
  • The iPad Minis, which were purchased for use by low-income students, were stored in the district’s server room.
    Release date: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:23:00 +0100
  • Storage solutions provider Western Digital Corp. recently expanded its My Cloud solutions with My Cloud EX4, a broader portfolio of network attached storage hard drives.
    Release date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:50:00 +0100
  • Last month, Sony took the surprisingly unpopular decision to strip a lot of the media server functionality from the PS4 that made the PS3 such a useful box. Well, the backlash made an impression, with Sony now discussing "how and when we can put these features on PS4". Read more...
    Release date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:30:00 +0100
  • Who loves a mystery? It seems Valve has recently added a new domain name to their collection, "steamstatic.com" and I'm dying to know what they might have up their sleeves. Fusible spotted the domain, which was registered through Network Solutions last month and transferred to Valve's domain server over the weekend. Attempting to reach the domain as of this time results in a failure to connect. Hell, it might never be a thing. But if it is a thing, what could that thing be? When I think "static" in the context of what Valve does as a company, my first thought is some kind of community/social media network, a sort of buzzing that would always exist in the background. I suppose it could be of some value to them in terms of beefing up the existing community features Steam offers. Of course, that association may just be based on my personal assessment of the value of social media as little more than white noise, but it's the best I've been able to come up with. Perhaps you have a better idea? What do you think, if anything, Valve might do with this?
    Release date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:15:00 +0100
  • Sponsored Post Canada's reelyActive was named 'World's Best Technology Startup' tonight at the grand final competition of Startup World, an initiative to promote startups and entrepreneurship globally.
    Release date: Sat, 09 Nov 2013 19:30:00 +0100
  • A new mobile application called Impala is picking up where Everpix left off, in terms of automatically categorizing your photo collections using computer vision technology. Once installed, the app works its way through your entire photo library on your iPhone, sorting photos into various categories like "outdoor," "architecture," "food," "party life," "friends," "sunsets," and more. But there's a key difference between what Impala does and how Everpix worked. Impala's mobile app has no server-side component - that is, your photos aren't stored in the cloud. The software that handles the photo classification runs entirely on your device instead. Impala is not a polished and professional app like Everpix was, of course, and photo classification is its only trick, while Everpix did much more. But its classification capabilities aren't terrible. In tests, it ran through thousands of my iPhone photos over the course of some 20 minutes or so, placing photos into various albums, some more accurate than others. For example, it did well as gathering all the "food" and "beach" photos, and could easily tell the difference between "men," "women," and "children," but it classified some beach scenes as "mountains," and photos of my dog under ...
    Release date: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:37:00 +0100
  • Couldn't get to Hong Kong this week? No worries. Here are the top stories out of OpenStack Summit 2013.
    Release date: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:23:00 +0100
  • Node.js, a programming language that’s been around since 2009, is making a big impact in web programming circles. With disciples in Microsoft, Yahoo, LinkedIn and PayPal, developers have not only heard of the merits of Node.js, but they’re either using or learning it now. > **See also: Why Developers Should Pay Attention To Node.js** Consumers may have heard that Node.js as “responsive” or “lightweight,” but might not know why. Here are a few of the reasons Node.js is going to be the backbone of your next website, app or API. ## The Web’s Use Case Has Changed In the old days, the Internet used to be about consumption. Users would passively read, watch and download content. Chat was done on message boards or blogs, not in real time. But as social media has increased in popularity, today’s users want to be able to receive instantaneous feedback over the Web. Chatting, gaming and collaboration now take place in real time. Even more significantly, this is happening on an imposing scale with up to millions of users interacting on one site at one time. Software developers know the Web wasn’t built for this. Real-time response means that each users’ client would ...
    Release date: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:01:00 +0100
  • On Friday, August 2, two very surprising things happened on Twitter. At 7:21 PM Pacific Time, users sent 143,199 tweets in a single second, a new record for Twitter activity. Most of the posts came from Japan, where TV viewers tweeted in unison as the classic anime Castle in the Sky reached its climax. The deluge of messages, about 25 times more than the average of 5,700 tweets per second, was an unprecedented strain on the social network’s infrastructure. Even more shocking: the Fail Whale, the image Twitter serves up to users when it’s over capacity, was nowhere to be seen. In fact, sightings of the social media users' most loved (and most loathed) marine mammal have been few and far between recently. As Twitter prepares for its IPO Thursday, the company seems to have finally nixed its most glaring technical issue. “Twitter’s done a really great job of getting a handle on their service reliability,” says James Caverlee, a professor in the department of computer science and engineering at Texas A&M University. “If you go back a few years, you’d see the fail whale all the time.” A Whale of a Problem In 2007, ...
    Release date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:13:00 +0100
  • On Friday, August 2, two very surprising things happened on Twitter. At 7:21 PM Pacific Time, users sent 143,199 tweets in a single second, a new record for Twitter activity. Most of the posts came from Japan, where TV viewers tweeted in unison as the classic anime Castle in the Sky reached its climax. The deluge of messages, about 25 times more than the average of 5,700 tweets per second, was an unprecedented strain on the social network’s infrastructure. Even more shocking: the Fail Whale, the image Twitter serves up to users when it’s over capacity, was nowhere to be seen. In fact, sightings of the social media users' most loved (and most loathed) marine mammal have been few and far between recently. As Twitter prepares for its IPO Thursday, the company seems to have finally nixed its most glaring technical issue. “Twitter’s done a really great job of getting a handle on their service reliability,” says James Caverlee, a professor in the department of computer science and engineering at Texas A&M University. “If you go back a few years, you’d see the fail whale all the time.” A Whale of a Problem In 2007, ...
    Release date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:13:00 +0100
  • Dec. 4 - 5, 2013 Redwood City, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale BitTorrent Sync, the way to sync your files without Dropbox, without the cloud, and without the risk of the NSA snooping through your private data, just hit …
    Release date: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:50:00 +0100
  • Sync, a file synchronization service from P2P platform BitTorrent that works as a kind of server-less Dropbox, has picked up some good traction since launching earlier this year, with 1 million active users archiving and synchronizing some 30 petabytes of data on the service to-date (up from 8 petabytes in July). Now BitTorrent is hoping to turn up the volume on that usage: today it's releasing its first Sync API, which will let developers incorporate the service into their own apps as a way for users to access and share data.
    Release date: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:07:00 +0100
  • In the weeks leading up to the release of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, little tidbits here and there about their abilities have been cropping up, today’s including a bit more information on the media server features on the Microsoft machine. Straight from the folks at Penny Arcade comes word - official word […]
    Release date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 23:06:00 +0100
  • The Xbox One will stream media from your home network and play audio CDs, Microsoft tells Penny Arcade Report. In that way, the One is much like the Xbox 360. When it comes to MP3 playback, however, it's a little trickier. The Xbox One is a Play To device that supports Redmond's PC and mobile ...
    Release date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:21:00 +0100
  • The Xbox One will stream media from your home network and play audio CDs, Microsoft tells Penny Arcade Report. In that way, the One is much like the Xbox 360. When it comes to MP3 playback, however, it's a little trickier. The Xbox One is a Play To device that supports Redmond's PC and mobile ...
    Release date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:21:00 +0100
  • Sony outlined the Day 1 features of the PlayStation 4 this week but, surprisingly, one of the company's most controversial announcements had nothing to do with games at all. According to the PS4 FAQ, the PlayStation 4 won't support MP3 audio playback (or even audio CDs), and the console can't stream media from a PC. In other words, the only way you'll be able to listen to music on the PS4 is through Sony's Music Unlimited service. The service also supports custom in-game soundtracks. Regarding both MP3 and media server support, Sony notes that it appreciates consumer feedback and is "exploring possibilities," so it's possible things could change. Sony will also be announcing "other entertainment services" before launch, so internet radio apps aren't out of the picture just yet (and many internet radio services work just fine through console web browsers). As of right now, however, existing personal music collections outside of Music Unlimited have been nixed. That makes this week's poll question pretty simple: Is listening to music on game consoles an important feature? Multimedia features have been a big part of this generation, with game consoles doing everything from Netflix to Facebook to broadcasting UFC ...
    Release date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:30:00 +0100
  • Sony outlined the Day 1 features of the PlayStation 4 this week but, surprisingly, one of the company's most controversial announcements had nothing to do with games at all. According to the PS4 FAQ, the PlayStation 4 won't support MP3 audio playback (or even audio CDs), and the console can't stream media from a PC. In other words, the only way you'll be able to listen to music on the PS4 is through Sony's Music Unlimited service. The service also supports custom in-game soundtracks. Regarding both MP3 and media server support, Sony notes that it appreciates consumer feedback and is "exploring possibilities," so it's possible things could change. Sony will also be announcing "other entertainment services" before launch, so internet radio apps aren't out of the picture just yet (and many internet radio services work just fine through console web browsers). As of right now, however, existing personal music collections outside of Music Unlimited have been nixed. That makes this week's poll question pretty simple: Is listening to music on game consoles an important feature? Multimedia features have been a big part of this generation, with game consoles doing everything from Netflix to Facebook to broadcasting UFC ...
    Release date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:30:00 +0100
  • Games are getting in the Halloween spirit with DLC and in-game events. Nintendo has released a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds showing off item upgrades. Nintendo is also releasing new cartoons on 3DS. Ubisoft has delayed South Park: The Stick Of Truth until next year and decided to do away with their online pass system, Uplay Passport. Sony may reconsider Media Server support for PS4. Microsoft wants to add digital gifting to Xbox One. The FAA has declared electronics safe for all stages of flights.
    Release date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:17:00 +0100
  • Even though we're only about two weeks away from the Nov. 15 launch of the PlayStation 4, there are still several questions needing to be answered. To help with that, Sony has posted what it calls "The Ultimate PS4 FAQ." It's far too long and in-depth to post here, but some interesting tidbits are worth... Read More
    Release date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:19:00 +0100
  • Microsoft Dynamics is converging on Spain. Next week, the companyâEU™s Convergence 2013 show opens in Barcelona, Spain, showcasing its growing customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms. The Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) show precedes similar ones being held in March in Atlanta and in New Orleans. Those wishing to attend Barcelona but who just canâEU™t, at least not physically, will be able to attend via a free online event that will feature the keynotes and general sessions, as well as on-demand playback of individual sessions. The broadcasts will include integrated social media for global conversations. The EMEA conference runs from the registration on Sunday, November 3 through Wednesday, November 6. Breakout sessions include connecting with a community through Dynamics AX, CRM or NAV, best practices for global Microsoft Dynamics AX environments, managing security, project management, a case study of Dynamics CRM and Danish National Sports, executive use of dashboards, and a look at how companies have approached their international deployments. Experience Center, Expo A Convergence Experience Center will provide one-on-one product demonstrations, and an Expo will showcase leading Dynamics independent software vendors. One of the keynote speakers is Kirill Tatarinov, Executive Vice President of Microsoft Business Solutions, who will ...
    Release date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:17:00 +0100
  • It's bad news for TV viewers interested in alternative services as Intel has apparently decided to give up on its exciting aspirations for a subscription TV service. AllThingsD reports that Intel is currently in talks with Verizon to "hand over control of Intel Media, the unit that has been trying to build a Web-based subscription TV service." Rumors surrounding the service have been circulating for months, but Intel never public unveiled the set-top box that would run its service, nor did the company set a date for its release. The service had the potential to revolutionize TV viewing, automatically storing days worth of television on server farms in order to give users access to an exponentially more robust DVR. AllThingsD
    Release date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:40:00 +0100
  • NoSQL Database hosting service MongoHQ,  a Y Combinator alum, has suffered a major security breach that appears to be a major factor in an attack over the weekend on Buffer, the social media scheduling service. The MongoHQ intrusion is affecting customers of the hosting service and potentially also their S3 storage accounts on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
    Release date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 03:43:00 +0100
  • Yesterday, Bandzoogle began migrating the "tens of thousands" of musician web sites it hosts to a new Beta 2.0 platform. Both members and new sign-ups are now using the new codebase and server. "The goal was to rebuild the foundations of our platform and migrate the sites we host," Bandzoogle CEO David Dufresne tells Hypebot. "The biggest upgrades are coming in the next few weeks and months, and we will have new features and updates on a regular basis, going forward." For now, Bandzoogle users will notice a faster control panel and design tool. They've added new themes and redsigned...
    Release date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:31:00 +0100
  • Oct. 29-30, 2013 Redwood City, CA Tickets On Sale Now Mobile ad platform maker NativeX is announcing a new product today that will help game developers incorporate better ads in their mobile games. The Minnesota-based company has creative a new …
    Release date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:01:00 +0100
  • **Daily Kos Radio's _Kagro in the Morning_ show podcasts are now available through iTunes.** Plenty of moving targets with which to occupy ourselves this week. The "Food Stamp Cliff" is approaching. And the House claims to want to vote on disapproving the debt ceiling hike implemented by executive authority pursuant to the terms of the shutdown deal. (Remember that?) Off-year elections are around the corner, too. Netroots Radio is also migrating over to yet another server, so set your bookmarks, browsers and whoozy-whatsits to the new address. I think this is supposed to be it for the moving. We're LIVE at 9:00 a.m. ET with _Kagro in the Morning_, thanks to NetrootsRadio.com. **Listen LIVE here:** **The Daily Kos Radio Player** Click this Link to Listen on your iTunes, Winamp or Windows Media Player Can't see the live stream and/or podcast players in these posts? Do you use NoScript or something similar to control Javascript? Want to? Remember to enable Libsyn and Shoutcastplayer, and you'll see our players every morning! Or if you prefer, why not download the Stitcher app on your favorite mobile device, and search for the Netroots Radio live stream? And hey, when you do, be sure ...
    Release date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:30:00 +0100
  • Guest Post Every day, someone proclaims that publishers and advertisers have yet to crack the code on mobile monetization and achieve business success. But the code is cracking and premium video is the key.
    Release date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:30:00 +0100
  • All disgust aside, I'm happy that some of the _real_ Christians in the area stepped up. Read on: > OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —A local server was thanked for good service during a recent meal at an Overland Park restaurant, and also received an anti-gay message with no tip. > > KMBC 9 News found out about the incident on Facebook, where customers at the Carrabba's Italian Grill at 106th Street and Metcalf Avenue are rallying to the server's support. > > Here's what happened: A server went to pick up a check from a meal, and found a message on the back of the bill. It read: "Thank you for your service, it was excellent. That being said, we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to God. May God have mercy on you." > > Friends of the server and customers took to social media to spread the word about what happened, and have vowed to go to the restaurant on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. as a sign of support. > > The server has responded to the incident, saying "The offers to help pay me back are much appreciated, but not ...
    Release date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 19:00:00 +0100
  • RELATED: Local server receives no tip, anti-gay message on bill Earlier in the week, a diner allegedly wrote on a receipt, "Thank you for your service, it was excellent. That being said, we cannot in good conscious tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to God. May God have mercy on you." After the comment surfaced, hundreds took to social media to support the waiter. ...
    Release date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 03:13:00 +0100
  • Click here to view this media As I noted in my post on Frank Pallone letting "Smokey" Joe Barton have it for lying about the healthcare.gov web site violating medical privacy laws, Barton wasn't the only one accusing the contractors of violating HIPAA laws during that hearing. His buddy Marsha Blackburn was doing the same thing during her round of questioning prior to the dust up between Pallone and Barton. Thankfully, this Friday morning on CNN, Blackburn found herself being called out for her lies as well. It seems Blackburn had a bit of trouble with her talking points when CNN anchor Carol Costello pushed her to explain just what medical information the people signing up for the exchanges would be turning over to the government: CNN Anchor Challenges Congresswoman To Substantiate Obamacare Criticism, Hilarity Ensues: > The exchange originated from a question Blackburn herself leveled at the primary contractors responsible for HealthCare.gov during a House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing on Thursday. Blackburn asked the witnesses why some of their employees had access to “the database servers storing the enrolling information” and suggested that they were in violation of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of ...
    Release date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 01:00:00 +0100
  • It's the end of an era. At Tuesday's iPad and Mac Event, Apple refreshed the MacBook Pro with Retina Display with Intel's fourth-generation "Haswell" Core processors and other enhancements. In the process, the company quietly put to bed the last remaining Mac computers that include an internal "SuperDrive." For now, the "standard" $1,199 13-inch MacBook Pro - with SuperDrive - remains available to order through the Apple Store, but no mention of it is apparent on Apple's product web site (except for an obtrusive link that I missed until it was pointed out to me). It's a legacy product, as well - untouched since it was last refreshed in 2012. When Apple introduced the iMac in 1998, it shocked many for its absence of a floppy disk - indeed, the first Mac _not_ to have a floppy disk drive as standard equipment, ever. At the time, naysayers in the industry thought that Apple had jumped the gun. Floppy disks had been standard issue on computers for years - a common delivery medium for software installers and an indispensible tool for "sneakernet" - the colloquial term used to describe physically moving files from one computer to ...
    Release date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:19:00 +0100
  • As announced at its iPad media event today, Apple has released OS X Mavericks on the Mac App Store [Direct Link] as a free download for all eligible Macs. OS X Mavericks includes enhanced multiple-monitor support, big improvements to the Notification Center, and an improved Finder, along with better power management and improved performance in Safari. Other features such as the iCloud Keychain for saving passwords across iOS and Mac devices, new Mac apps for iBooks and Apple Maps, and UI redesigns for a number of built-in applications are now included. OS X Mavericks is available as a free, one-step update for all Mac users running OS X Lion and above, and is a free download on the Mac App Store. [Direct Link] **Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories** • Apple's New iPad Mini with Retina Display Bumps Maximum Capacity to 128 GB • Apple Announces New Versions of iLife and iWork Suite, Available Free with the Purchase of a New Mac or iOS Device • Apple Announces $13 Billion Payout to Developers, 60 Billion Cumulative App Downloads • Tim Cook Joins Board of Advisors at Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management • October 22nd Media Event Spoiler ...
    Release date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:05:00 +0100
  • Apple today released iOS 7.0.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, a bug fix update with a build number of 11B511 for all devices. iOS 7.0.3 is available as an over-the-air update. The update adds support for the iCloud Keychain service that was added in OS X Mavericks, as well a numerous bug fixes. iOS 7.0.2 was released late last month with a build of 11B501. **Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories** • Apple's New iPad Mini with Retina Display Bumps Maximum Capacity to 128 GB • Apple Announces New Versions of iLife and iWork Suite, Available Free with the Purchase of a New Mac or iOS Device • Apple Announces $13 Billion Payout to Developers, 60 Billion Cumulative App Downloads • Tim Cook Joins Board of Advisors at Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management • October 22nd Media Event Spoiler Free Video Stream • Sales Gap Between iPhone 5s and 5c Narrowing Over Time • Google Hangouts for iOS Gets Voice Calling, Google Voice Integration • OS X Mavericks Server Golden Master Seeded Ahead of October 22 Media Event
    Release date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:03:00 +0100
  • As part of its iPad lineup update announced today, Apple introduced the second-generation iPad mini, which as expected is equipped with a 7.9-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2048x1536, matching the resolution of the full-sized Retina iPad. The Retina iPad mini is slightly thicker than the original iPad mini, measuring in at 7.5 mm thick and 0.73 pounds (0.75 pounds for cellular-capable models) compared to 7.2 millimeters and 0.68 pounds for the original generation. The new iPad mini will launch on an unspecified date in November and will be available in both white/silver and black/space gray options. Internally, the Retina iPad mini includes a 64-bit A7 processor, M7 motion co- processor, and an upgraded 5-megapixel rear iSight camera with a backside illumination sensor and 1080p HD video capability. Meanwhile, the front of the device now features a new FaceTime HD camera with larger pixels that is also accompanied by dual microphones. The new iPad mini also now features multiple- input and multiple-output (MIMO) technology that offers up to 2x faster Wi-Fi, with both 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and LTE cellular models that available with up to 10 hours of battery life. Apple has raised the price of the ...
    Release date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:05:00 +0100
  • A today's media event in San Francisco, Apple announced the release window, specs and pricing for the long-awaited update to the Mac Pro. The Mac Pro will be available in December. It will be Apple's first computer in many years to be assembled in the United States, at Flextronics' plant in Fort Worth, Texas, though Apple notes more than 2,000 people in 20 states helped build the new Mac Pro. The new Mac Pro is a complete and radical redesign of the tower/workstation design that Apple has used since the G5 tower was introduced in 2003. In the U.S., pricing for the new tower begins at $2,999 for the entry-level model. There are a number of additional build-to-order components that can be customized for an additional cost. Apple gave an unusual sneak peek at the redesigned Mac Pro earlier this year at WWDC, after promising a year earlier that a redesign was forthcoming. The flagship Mac Pro had not seen a significant update in more than three years. The new Mac Pro comes with next-generation Ivy Bridge E Xeon processors with as many as 12 cores, two AMD FirePro GPUs standard, PCI Express flash storage, next-generation ...
    Release date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:03:00 +0100
  • Apple today unveiled new 13 and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros, which have been updated with Haswell processors for enhanced performance and significantly improved battery life. Like the Haswell MacBook Airs, the new Retina MacBook Pros do not feature any cosmetic changes, retaining the same form factor as previous generations. With the Haswell processors, the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro will now have 9 hours of battery life, while the 15-inch version will have 8 hours of battery life. Both models include Intel’s Iris Pro HD Graphics and the 15-inch version also features a Crystalwell chip from Intel. In addition to Haswell chips, the new MacBooks feature 802.11ac "Gigabit" Wi- Fi compatibility, which offers speeds up to three times as fast as existing 802.11n wireless networks. They have also gained PCIe flash storage, which pushes peak read/write performance to nearly 800 MB/s, a 45 percent improvement over previous generation technology. Both models include an upgraded 1080p FaceTime camera as well. Apple has not updated its line of standard MacBook Pros, indicating that the non-Retina versions are likely to be discontinued in the future. Apple has reduced the pricing of the Retina MacBook Pros by $200 a piece, offering the entry ...
    Release date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:01:00 +0100
  • At its media event today, Apple announced that OS X Mavericks, the next version of its Macintosh operating system, will launch today on the Mac App Store. Mavericks will be available exclusively through the Mac App Store for free. As we covered in our Mavericks roundup, the new OS will include enhanced multiple-monitor support, big improvements to the Notification Center, an improved Finder, better power management, and improved performance in Safari. Mavericks also includes a number of brand new features, including a new iCloud Keychain function to save passwords across iOS and Mac devices, new Mac apps for iBooks and Apple Maps, along with UI redesigns for a number of built-in applications. **Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories** • Apple Announces $13 Billion Payout to Developers, 60 Billion Cumulative App Downloads • Tim Cook Joins Board of Advisors at Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management • October 22nd Media Event Spoiler Free Video Stream • Sales Gap Between iPhone 5s and 5c Narrowing Over Time • Google Hangouts for iOS Gets Voice Calling, Google Voice Integration • OS X Mavericks Server Golden Master Seeded Ahead of October 22 Media Event • Amazon France and Amazon Germany Hint at Upcoming ...
    Release date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:00:00 +0100
  • At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple introduced iWork for iCloud, a browser-based version of its productivity suite of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. The service has been in beta testing since that time, and the company is widely expected to make an official announcement about its launch at today's media event, alongside new versions of iWork for both OS X and iOS. Confirming that iWork for iCloud should officially launch today immediately following Apple's media event, users attempting to access the iWork apps on iCloud.com are currently being greeted with messages alerting them that the service is being upgraded and that in "just a few short hours" they will have access to the new features. _(Thanks, Mario!)_ **Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories** • Tim Cook Joins Board of Advisors at Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management • October 22nd Media Event Spoiler Free Video Stream • Sales Gap Between iPhone 5s and 5c Narrowing Over Time • Google Hangouts for iOS Gets Voice Calling, Google Voice Integration • OS X Mavericks Server Golden Master Seeded Ahead of October 22 Media Event • Amazon France and Amazon Germany Hint at Upcoming Refresh for Apple TV • Apple ...
    Release date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:23:00 +0100
  • Fastly is launching a new streaming media content delivery service. The CDN startup is taking its expertise in small files to handle a large portion of video streams, especially to mobile devices.
    Release date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:01:00 +0100
  • A number of readers are reporting that the "Apple Events" channel has returned to their Apple TVs, revealing that Apple will indeed be offering a live video stream of today's media event. Apple has offered live streams of several recent events, but did not do so for last month's iPhone event. Apple should also be making the stream available through its website, but the announcement and page for the stream have yet to go live. Apple's keynote kicks off at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, and MacRumors will have full coverage of the event. _(Images via @basvanderploeg)_ **Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories** • October 22nd Media Event Spoiler Free Video Stream • Sales Gap Between iPhone 5s and 5c Narrowing Over Time • Google Hangouts for iOS Gets Voice Calling, Google Voice Integration • OS X Mavericks Server Golden Master Seeded Ahead of October 22 Media Event • Amazon France and Amazon Germany Hint at Upcoming Refresh for Apple TV • Apple Releases MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update to Test for Data Loss Issue [Updated] • Facebook for iOS Updated With Editing Features, Photo Comments • AT&T to Introduce $5 Per Day 250MB iPad Data Passes, $25 ...
    Release date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:39:00 +0100
  • Apple will launch 55- and 65-inch 4K ultra-high definition televisions late next year, if an analyst report from Masahiko Ishino at Advanced Research Japan is to be believed. _Bloomberg_ shared the report, claiming the displays will have a frameless design with suppliers including LG for display panels, Samsung for graphical processing, and Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 for glass covers with units priced from $1,500 to $2,500. Foxconn would be used for final assembly for initial delivery in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the analyst. A number of companies released 4K ultra-high definition displays earlier this year, but they remain prohibitively expensive for the average consumer. We have no indication of reliability for predictions by Masahiko Ishino or Advanced Research Japan. Earlier this year, an extremely sketchy report from Taiwan's _Economic Daily News_ claimed Corning, Foxconn, G-Tech Optoelectronics and display maker Innolux were working with Apple on a new television product. **Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories** • October 22nd Media Event Spoiler Free Video Stream • Sales Gap Between iPhone 5s and 5c Narrowing Over Time • Google Hangouts for iOS Gets Voice Calling, Google Voice Integration • OS X Mavericks Server Golden Master Seeded Ahead of ...
    Release date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 04:12:00 +0100
  • Ahead of the final unveiling of OS X Mavericks at tomorrow's media event and an expected public launch soon after, several high-profile websites including _The New York Times_ and NBA.com have begun supporting the new Safari push notifications feature included with Mavericks, as noted by user _Sky Blue_ in our forums. The feature allows users to subscribe to a websites' notification services and have various types of alerts pushed to their Macs even when Safari is not running. Push notifications in Mavericks may be a handy alternative to RSS or Twitter for many users, delivering clickable notifications directly to the users' desktops in a timely fashion. While several sites have already begun to go live with their notification services, accessible to users running the OS X Mavericks beta, others will undoubtedly be following suit as Mavericks officially launches to the public. _MacRumors_ will be supporting the feature, allowing users to receive instant notifications whenever new articles are posted to the site. OS X Mavericks is expected to launch to the public before the end of the month, but may arrive as soon as this week following the final introduction at tomorrow's media event. **Recent Mac and iOS Blog ...
    Release date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 03:39:00 +0100
  • Electronica artist Adam Young, the musician behind the popular project Owl City, is responsible for many of the new sound and ringtones in iOS 7 according to the discography on the musician's website (via _9to5Mac_). Alongside the top-to-bottom redesign of the visual user interface in iOS 7, Jony Ive's design team -- with Young's help -- also reworked all the sounds in the OS as well. It isn't clear exactly which sounds Young worked on, though many of the texting and ringtones sound similar to his music. Some of Adam Young's more well-known songs, under the Owl City name, include his breakout hit _Fireflies_, _Good Time_ with Carly Rae Jepsen, and _When Can I See You Again?_ from Disney's Wreck-It Ralph. Young began creating songs in his parents' basement, sharing tracks on MySpace before signing with a record label and receiving commercial success. Like many musicians, he uses Macs and a number of different software titles including Apple's _Logic_, _Pro Tools_, and Propellerhead's _Reason_. **Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories** • October 22nd Media Event Spoiler Free Video Stream • Sales Gap Between iPhone 5s and 5c Narrowing Over Time • Google Hangouts for iOS Gets Voice ...
    Release date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:48:00 +0100
  • Apple’s Mac sales are down seven percent year over year for the full September quarter, according to a new report from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster who looked at September data from market research firm NPD. Based on the data, Munster suggests that U.S. Mac sales in the month of September were down 14 percent year over year, as during the July to August period, sales were down just three percent but dropped to seven percent down for the overall quarter. > We have analyzed domestic NPD retail data for the full September quarter which suggests Mac sales are tracking down 7% y/y. We note that the September data suggested the last month of the quarter was down 14%, which brought the average down from down 3% through the first to months to down 7% for the full quarter. As with his previous reports, Munster notes that it remains difficult to extrapolate NPD data to Apple’s global sales performance, but he views the September quarter data point as "likely a neutral" due to the introduction of new MacBook Airs in June. > Overall, we believe the September quarter data point is likely a neutral given that Macs ...
    Release date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:40:00 +0100
  • YouTube It's clear that the launch of Healthcare.gov has not gone well, but one positive thing has come out of it: the hilarious spectacle of White House reporters who suddenly turn into web programming gurus. For example, here's MSNBC's Chuck Todd, helpfully offering his professional opinion that if extreme traffic is really to blame for the problems, all they have to do is add a server and everything will be fixed "in a heartbeat." This is me, shaking my head. And then, to make the media's tech fail even more ridiculous, we have the New York Times making the absolutely absurd claim that the Healthcare.gov web application contains _500 million lines of code:_ Contractors See Weeks of Work on Health Site. > According to one specialist, the Web site contains about 500 million lines of software code. By comparison, a large bank's computer system is typically about one-fifth that size. I did a double take when I read this paragraph. For comparison, the entire Windows 7 operating system contains about 50 million lines of code. The ACA website is a government project so there's undoubtedly some middleware bloat involved, but half a billion lines of code is simply ...
    Release date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:24:00 +0100
  • Five months after it was initially announced, and after an unplanned delay due to unexpected demand, _BlackBerry Messenger_ is finally launching on iOS. The app, which is similar to Apple’s own iMessage, was first announced back in May. It should launch on the App Store later today. Back in September, the BBM for Android and iOS apps were delayed after an unreleased version of BBM was leaked that "caused issues" with the BBM servers. To avoid similar issues with strong demand this time around, BlackBerry is using a staggered queue system to handle the demand. Users will install the app, enter their email address to hold their spot in line, and then will receive an email when they can start using BBM. According to BlackBerry, there are still more than 60 million BBM users worldwide exchanging more than 10 billion messages per day. Though the BBM platform remains popular, it will need to compete with several other messaging services on iOS and Android, including _WhatsApp_ and _WeChat_. _WhatsApp_ alone has more than 300 million active users, sending 27 billion messages daily. _BlackBerry Messenger_ offers basic text chats, multi-person group chats, voice messaging (via push-to-talk), and image sharing. Contacts ...
    Release date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:59:00 +0100
  • Boost Mobile will begin offering the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8, according to a press release issued by the company this morning. Boost Mobile is a prepaid subsidiary of Sprint and will begin offering the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c with its standard monthly unlimited plan and “Shrinking Payments” service offer with no annual contracts, which allows a customer to take $5 off of their monthly payment for every 6 on-time service payments. Aside from a release date and plan details, Boost Mobile has not offered pricing info for either phone, but it is likely that the device prices will be competitive with other prepaid carriers. The November 8 launch on Boost Mobile also coincides with U.S. Cellular's iPhone launch. For both U.S. Cellular and Boost, this will be the first time they have officially carried any iPhone models. The iPhone has long been rumored to come to Boost Mobile, with _TechnoBuffalo_ inaccurately projecting earlier this year that the iPhone was to arrive on Boost Mobile in September, followed by a rumor in June stating that the iPhone would come to Boost Mobile in Q3 2013. Supplies of Apple’s iPhone 5s remain constrained, ...
    Release date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:37:00 +0100
  • According to ex-Apple Developer Relations employee and industry analyst Jamie Ryan (via _Gizmodo UK_), Apple has been testing a first-party keyboard case to be potentially released alongside the upcoming fifth-generation iPad. The case itself would reportedly be similar in nature to Microsoft's Touch Cover, which is made for the Surface line of tablets. > I’ve been speaking to a couple of people at Apple for the last few days and they have told me that a case for the full size iPad that mimics Microsofts touch cover has been prototyped. It’s not clear whether the process is far enough along to make this Tuesdays event but they did say a few different styles had been in testing for a while. Ryan also adds that the primary motivation behind the development of the case is that Apple's current Bluetooth keyboard is not as integrated as Microsoft's Touch Cover, and that Apple is interested to create a better keyboard solution for the full-size iPad in order to distinguish it from the iPad mini. The analyst also adds that other cover-like accessories are also being looked at for release. However, Ryan stresses that the covers being tested are prototypes ...
    Release date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:32:00 +0100
  • Following a Tweet last month in which he hinted at an updated Apple TV arriving sometime this month, former _TechCrunch_ writer MG Siegler is now "pouring a small amount of water" on his own claim, suggesting that major changes to Apple's television-related hardware are not yet ready to be shown. > Well, now I feel the need to pour a little — just a little, mind you — cold water on the rumor fire. While I still haven’t heard anything concrete, the most recent whispers I have heard is that the Apple TV project has been delayed a bit. That doesn’t mean we won’t see an Apple TV update at the event — we could see an updated unit with a spec bump or something. But the thing to be more excited about, the device with some sort of newfangled control system, doesn’t seem like it’s ready just yet. Siegler notes that he had originally heard about a new Apple TV hardware (not a television set) targeted for a November launch, but that the information was not concrete enough to warrant a full article at the time. Given the publicity his original Tweet garnered, however, ...
    Release date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 03:48:00 +0100
  • Ahead of Tuesday's media event, Apple has revised its Built-in Apps page for the iPhone 5s to reveal the full set of new iOS 7-themed icons for the six iLife and iWork apps offered for iOS. The new GarageBand and iPhoto icons had appeared in the Settings app on some users' devices last week. Aside from the new icons, the updated page also reveals in a footnote that GarageBand will become a free basic download for all iOS 7 devices, joining the other five iLife and iWork apps that became free alongside the release of iOS 7. GarageBand will, however, include in-app purchase content from Apple, with additional instruments and sounds available for a fee. Licensing fees associated with some of those sounds had been the presumed reason why GarageBand was left out the original move to make Apple's iLife and iWork apps for iOS free of charge, and it appears that the company has settled on in-app purchases as a way around this issue, offering basic functionality for free and then premium content through the paid upgrade options. > GarageBand is free on the App Store for all iOS 7 compatible devices; additional GarageBand instruments ...
    Release date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 00:26:00 +0100
  • Apple has seeded the a new build of the OS X Mavericks Golden Master to developers, a little more than two weeks after the first GM seed. According to _9to5Mac_, the build is only available for users performing a fresh install of Mavericks, with some users having luck re-installing the new GM over the prior version. The prior GM had a build number of 13A598, while the new release is build 13A603. Apple is reportedly targeting a late October launch for Mavericks and it's possible the company will give a final release date at Tuesday's media event. **Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories** • Google Hangouts for iOS Gets Voice Calling, Google Voice Integration • OS X Mavericks Server Golden Master Seeded Ahead of October 22 Media Event • Amazon France and Amazon Germany Hint at Upcoming Refresh for Apple TV • Apple Releases MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update to Test for Data Loss Issue [Updated] • Facebook for iOS Updated With Editing Features, Photo Comments • AT&T to Introduce $5 Per Day 250MB iPad Data Passes, $25 3-Month 1GB Data Plan • Microsoft Launches 'Remote Desktop' Apps for Mac and iOS • Apple Tops J.D. Power Smartphone ...
    Release date: Sun, 20 Oct 2013 20:23:00 +0100
  • Apple premiered a new ad during NFL games this afternoon, showcasing the new gold iPhone 5s. The ad, which features the song "Ooh La La" by Goldfrapp [iTunes] and no dialogue, depicts golden liquid metal morphing into the iPhone 5s. Earlier this week, Apple launched the first magazine ads for the iPhone 5s, also featuring the gold model. The new ad is very similar to the Plastic Perfected spot for the iPhone 5c that debuted in September. Apple has been heavily advertising the iPhone 5c on television in recent weeks, but we have seen relatively little about the 5s, likely because of tight supplies. (Thanks to _The Verge_ for the video) **Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories** • Google Hangouts for iOS Gets Voice Calling, Google Voice Integration • OS X Mavericks Server Golden Master Seeded Ahead of October 22 Media Event • Amazon France and Amazon Germany Hint at Upcoming Refresh for Apple TV • Apple Releases MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update to Test for Data Loss Issue [Updated] • Facebook for iOS Updated With Editing Features, Photo Comments • AT&T to Introduce $5 Per Day 250MB iPad Data Passes, $25 3-Month 1GB Data Plan • Microsoft Launches 'Remote ...
    Release date: Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:59:00 +0100
  • This week, Rumble Entertainment is hiring a user-acquisition manager, while MediaSpike needs an East Coast sales director. Care2.com is seeking an activism marketing and social media manager, and DeNA is on the hunt for a game server software engineer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro. * User Acquisition Manager** Rumble Entertainment **(San Mateo, CA) * Sales Director, East **********MediaSpike **(New York, NY) * Activism Marketing & Social Media Manager** Care2.com **(Redwood City, CA) * Software Engineer, Game Server **DeNA**** **(San Francisco, CA) * Copywriter and Content Editor** ****Danielle LaPorte Inc. **(Brooklyn, NY) _Find more great social media jobs on our job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented AllFacebook pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost._ New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    Release date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:15:00 +0100
  • After introducing the 't820 Flexible Series Thin Client' solution two months back, Hewlett-Packard Co. or H-P has now unveiled a new HP mt41 Mobile thin client.
    Release date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:27:00 +0100
  • Today, we all gather to nominate Bevii and this terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea into the Dumb Idea Hall-of-Fame. In order to promote their new startup social network, the University of North Carolina students behind Bevii decided to create …
    Release date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:00:00 +0100
  • into video server Post program schedule to website Video tape and edit college programs and events to air on CETV Perform other related duties as assigned... $10 an hour From Calhoun Community College - 15 Oct 2013 20:48:31 GMT - View all Decatur jobs
    Release date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:49:00 +0100
  • If you read this blog, you know I like to think about the advertising technology stack, in particular, ad servers.  One of my most trafficked posts was about the 87.5% Luma category:  Ad Servers.  We have been having various conversations with companies who are building technologies that resemble what I like to think are next-generation […]
    Release date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:01:00 +0100
  • Multi-screen video delivery and media data intelligence service provider Concurrent has introduced its software service that enables service providers to stream content from cloud hosted video libraries....
    Release date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0100
  • This week, Wooga is hiring a level designer for Jelly Splash, and Rumble Entertainment needs a user-acquisition manager. Meanwhile, DeNA is on the hunt for a software engineer and a senior software engineer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro. * Level Designer - Jelly Splash** Wooga **(Berlin, Germany) * User Acquisition Manager **********DeNA **(San Mateo, CA) * Software Engineer, Game Server** DeNA **(San Francisco, CA) * Senior Software Engineer, Game Server ******Rumble Entertainment **(San Francisco, CA) * Lead Artist Games** ****MegaZebra **(Munich, Germany) _Find more great social media jobs on our job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented AllFacebook pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost._ New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    Release date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:32:00 +0100
  • Unified origin server Simplifies Any-Screen Video Delivery ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a global leader in multi-screen video delivery and media data intelligence solutions, ...
    Release date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:16:00 +0100
  • Technical problems with the federally facilitated health insurance exchange were caused by a specific software component that crashed under the high volume of visitors last week, preventing users from creating accounts in the beginning stages of the enrollment process, a federal official confirmed to CNN on Tuesday. "At lower volumes, this software component would work fine, and at higher volume, that's what created the problems," the official said. "We've made software changes to make the system more efficient and be able to handle higher volumes." For more than a week, visitors to Healthcare.gov have experienced slow connection speeds and error messages preventing them from purchasing insurance. The Department of Health and Human Services has been taking down parts of the site during off-peak hours, and officials say that adding more server capacity; moving certain over-stressed components to dedicated hardware; and making software changes to increase efficiency have improved the situation. On Monday, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Comedy Central's Jon Stewart that despite the hiccups, hundreds of thousands of consumers have created accounts on the federal site, but the government won't announce how many of those users have actually purchased insurance until next month. The government has been assisted in ...
    Release date: Wed, 09 Oct 2013 03:38:00 +0100
  • As those of you at ZendCon may already know, Microsoft's Windows Azure division is running a contest via social media. They even have a spiffy app showing entries and winners. (Sadly, you have to be present to win.) What you may not know is that the back end for that app is a PHP application […]
    Release date: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:15:00 +0100
  • The man who was once the Supreme Court's most conservative justice (now there's a depressing past tense) tells New York Magazine he gets most of his news listening to talk radio on the way to and from work. Last year a study showed that people who get their news from talk radio are less informed than those who get their news exclusively from "The Daily Show." Here's the exchange from the interview: > What’s your media diet? Where do you get your news? Well, we get newspapers in the morning. > > “We” meaning the justices? No! Maureen and I. > > Oh, you and your wife … I usually skim them. We just get The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Times. We used to get the Washington Post, but it just … went too far for me. I couldn’t handle it anymore. > > What tipped you over the edge? It was the treatment of almost any conservative issue. It was slanted and often nasty. And, you know, why should I get upset every morning? I don’t think I’m the only one. I think they lost subscriptions partly because they became so shrilly, shrilly liberal. > > So no New York ...
    Release date: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:01:00 +0100
  • There's a disconnect in the world of Chromecast. Customers want apps that work with Google's small, affordably priced TV streaming stick. And developers want to distribute them. Some are already built, and are just waiting to be released to the public. > **See also: Chromecast Two Months Later: Where Are All The Apps?** But so far, no one can offer Chromecast support until Google allows it—and for now, only Netflix and Hulu have entered that charmed circle. Google insists that it will open the gates to all developers, someday. Unfortunately, the company refuses to say when that will be. All this matters on two levels. The Chromecast is an exciting device for consumers and developers alike, because it offers a new, cheap and simple way to stream video from the Web or a computer to your TV. Yet its potential is so far almost wholly unrealized because of Google's unexplained reticence to permit new apps. That, in turn, has made Chromecast a test of Google's commitment to openness for some developers. The company has already tweaked its search engine at the behest of Big Copyright to discourage piracy. The reigning fear is that Google might likewise hold ...
    Release date: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:07:00 +0100
  • In China, general etiquette just became a law, specifically when you're planning to travel. CNN reports that a massive tourism law went into effect on October 1 that aims to combat the perception of Chinese travelers behaving unpleasantly. The law …
    Release date: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:56:00 +0100
  • Byun, viewed as a near "lifer" at VMware, is now officially on sabbatical, advising companies in consumer and mobile IT and modern cloud platforms.
    Release date: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:28:00 +0100
  • Byun, viewed as a near "lifer" at VMware, is now officially on sabbatical, advising companies in consumer and mobile IT and modern cloud platforms.
    Release date: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:28:00 +0100
  • The success of your blog is driven by metrics. You may think there are straightforward methods of increasing your traffic, but many factors, including storage space, bandwidth, website backups, and database protocols can affect your website's performance. If you don't invest in hosting solutions that meet your traffic needs, then your visitors will be unhappy and your traffic will suffer. Websites that run improper hosting will slow down during peak times; your website may even become unavailable. Website downtime Picture this scenario. You've launched an immensely successful email campaign and visitors begin to trickle in. As word spreads across social media, more people start to flood into your blog. If you haven't invested in hosting scaled to your purposes, however, your blog will start to lag, taking longer periods of time to load. Visitors become frustrated with the long wait times, and hit the "back" button. As more traffic flows ... The post How Hosting Quality Has a Direct Impact on Your Blog appeared first on Blogging Tips.
    Release date: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:06:00 +0100
  • Missing Worlds Media is ramping up development of _City of Titans_, a fan-made successor to Paragon Studios' shuttered superhero MMORPG _City of Heroes_. The studio launched a Kickstarter campaign this week to fund software licenses and server upkeep. Announced earlier this year, _City of Titans_ aims to recreate much of the _City of Heroes_ experience using the Unreal Engine as a framework. While Missing Worlds Media has not secured the rights or permission to develop an official _City of Heroes_ follow-up, _City of Titans_ will offer similar features, along with in-depth character customization options. Since its launch on Tuesday, the project has earned over $180,000 toward its funding goal of $320,000. _City of Titans_ is scheduled to premiere in 2015 as a paid download with an optional monthly subscription, giving members access to exclusive in-game perks. City of Titans seeks to reunite displaced City of Heroes fans originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. ###### Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Release date: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:30:00 +0100
  • Missing Worlds Media is ramping up development of _City of Titans_, a fan-made successor to Paragon Studios' shuttered superhero MMORPG _City of Heroes_. The studio launched a Kickstarter campaign this week to fund software licenses and server upkeep. Announced earlier this year, _City of Titans_ aims to recreate much of the _City of Heroes_ experience using the Unreal Engine as a framework. While Missing Worlds Media has not secured the rights or permission to develop an official _City of Heroes_ follow-up, _City of Titans_ will offer similar features, along with in-depth character customization options. Since its launch on Tuesday, the project has earned over $180,000 toward its funding goal of $320,000. _City of Titans_ is scheduled to premiere in 2015 as a paid download with an optional monthly subscription, giving members access to exclusive in-game perks. City of Titans seeks to reunite displaced City of Heroes fans originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. ###### Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Release date: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:30:00 +0100
  • If you're not going to buy a Samsung TV, the company wants to at least sell you a Samsung media server. That's what the new $299 HomeSync is and like other recent Samsung products, works best with Galaxy smartphones and tablets.
    Release date: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:46:00 +0100
  • If you're not going to buy a Samsung TV, the company wants to at least sell you a Samsung media server. That's what the new $299 HomeSync is and like other recent Samsung products, works best with Galaxy smartphones and tablets.
    Release date: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:46:00 +0100
  • David Schuetz, an Apple TV hobbyist, has been exploring some interesting behavior on pre-iOS 7 Apple TVs. After a bit of hacking, he discovered a way to enable an Add Site feature. This feature opens the possibility of adding custom sites to the Apple TV menu, letting him hook up a Raspberry Pi media server to his ATV. [The iOS 7-equivalent build of the Apple TV OS, released in September, is version number 6, as the ATV is a version number behind the iPhone and iPad. This hack works on v5.x and earlier-build Apple TVs. -Ed.] He wrote up the details of his discovery on his company website and posted a Github repository containing a talk he recently gave on the subject. Although Schuetz points out the hack does not require a jailbreak, this approach is not suitable for either the weak of heart or (currently) those who have upgraded to the latest Apple TV firmware. Although I suspect the Add Site button is meant for Apple's internal development team and not planned for eventual public use, it's pretty cool stuff. A video demo follows. Apple TV hacker discovers how to add custom sites on ...
    Release date: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:36:00 +0100
  • Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac is designed to rip DVD movies on Mac OS X. It supports to fast rip DVD to video formats including MP4, MOV, MKV, M2TS, M4V etc. for sharing on home media server or playback on iOS/Android/Windows Tablets and phones. Learn more about Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac Download Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac now!
    Release date: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 08:42:00 +0100
  • MOUNT LAUREL, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - TelVue® Corporation (PINKSHEETS: TEVE), the innovation leader in Television and Internet Broadcasting for cable operators and media companies, today announced that its new digital ad server, the **TelVue® AdCasterT**, has been recognized by the Broadband Technology Report's prestigious 2013 Diamond Technology Reviews for what the judges describe as "setting a new benchmark for density in ad insertion."
    Release date: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:00:00 +0100
  • ...879-5879 or e-mail us at info(at)winmagic(dot)com. WinMagic, SecureDoc, SecureDoc Enterprise Server, Compartmental SecureDoc, SecureDoc **PDA**, SecureDoc Personal Edition, SecureDoc RME, SecureDoc Removable Media Encryption, SecureDoc Media Viewer, SecureDoc Express, SecureDoc for Mac and SecureDoc Central ...
    Release date: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:12:00 +0100
  • Ahead of our Mobilize event Oct. 16 and 17, we asked experts how 50 billion connected devices and 6 billion people change their industry. In this essay PARC's Mike Kuniavsky tackles the topic of programming.
    Release date: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:01:00 +0100
  • Ahead of our Mobilize event Oct. 16 and 17, we asked experts how 50 billion connected devices and 6 billion people change their industry. In this essay PARC's Mike Kuniavsky tackles the topic of programming.
    Release date: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:01:00 +0100
  • Sure, Google already has Chromecast for throwing websites and media to big screens. The company's engineers believe they can go one better, however, with something called the Open Project framework. It's an effort to find a standardized way of mirroring not only content, but also touch inputs on a suitably equipped touchscreen or connected TV. Setting it up is simple: open the Open Project server webpage running on the machine connected to your chosen display, scan a QR code with your smartphone camera, and boom, you're ready to interact with your content and apps. It opens a world where people can collaborate on content or play multiplayer games without additional hardware or sensors. Open Project remains a proof-of-concept for now, or perhaps a plaything for UI-obsessed billionaires, but check out the video to see where the technology might take us in the future. Filed under: Cellphones, Software, Google **Comments** **Via:** Android Community **Source:** Google Research Blog, Open Project Whitepaper (PDF)
    Release date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:04:00 +0100
  • Sure, Google already has Chromecast for throwing websites and media to big screens. The company's engineers believe they can go one better, however, with something called the Open Project framework. It's an effort to find a standardized way of mirroring not only content, but also touch inputs on a suitably equipped touchscreen or connected TV. Setting it up is simple: open the Open Project server webpage running on the machine connected to your chosen display, scan a QR code with your smartphone camera, and boom, you're ready to interact with your content and apps. It opens a world where people can collaborate on content or play multiplayer games without additional hardware or sensors. Open Project remains a proof-of-concept for now, or perhaps a plaything for UI-obsessed billionaires, but check out the video to see where the technology might take us in the future. Filed under: Cellphones, Software, Google **Comments** **Via:** Android Community **Source:** Google Research Blog, Open Project Whitepaper (PDF)
    Release date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:04:00 +0100
  • Netflix open-sources Glisten to make it faster and easier for more customers to use Amazon Web Services' Simple Workflow Service (SWS)
    Release date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:53:00 +0100
  • The battle for the living room heated up this summer, when Google's Chromecast streaming-video gadget hit the scene, sold out immediately, and put competitors like Roku on notice. Now, Roku is striking back with a revamped lineup of TV-streaming devices. Roku's hardware now features a curvier, less boxy look, better video quality and new audio options, while software changes directly address one of the biggest complaints about Chromecast: Its inability to handle local streaming from mobile devices. Here's how. ## What's New In The Lineup Roku's hardware updates are fairly straightforward, though it's notable that none of its retail prices have changed. The $60 Roku 1 now offers 1080p video quality, up from 720p, while the $80 Roku 2 features improved dual-band WiFi and radio frequency remote control with integrated headphone jack. (The $50 Roku LT still only streams at 720p.) On the software side, Roku devices have a new interface that offers premium placement to the new streaming service M-Go, a relatively recent partnership between the DreamWorks studio and the monstrous hybrid entertainment technology company Technicolor. M-Go sells and rents movies and TV shows, then streams them to viewers. Roku will handle billing for M-Go, and will ...
    Release date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 01:09:00 +0100
  • The governor of California recently signed a law giving teenagers some control over their online data trail: While the youth of every other state struggle with the permanency of their virtual decisions, California will require web companies to expunge content at a minor’s request, starting in 2015. The bill leaves the mechanism for requests up to the […]
    Release date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:41:00 +0100
  • Wowza Media Systems, a provider of streaming media server software, announced that customers will soon be able to deliver live and on-demand protected content using MPEG-DASH streaming from Wowza Media Server to media players built on the new Microsoft PlayReady SDKs for Android and iOS....
    Release date: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:12:00 +0100
  • I'm sitting in the airport waiting to head back to Seattle after several great days at RestFest here in Greenville, SC. Many thanks to Mike Amundsen and Benjamin Young for being such gracious hosts. I'm pretty tired at the moment, … Continue reading ->
    Release date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 04:18:00 +0100
  • Cookies seem to be dominating the conversation lately.   While I'd prefer talking about black + whites, chocolate chip, Mallomars, or Milano's, our attention for the past year has been around the ecosystem surrounding first, second and third party cookies.   This post will not go into the technicalities around cookies but rather the idea […]
    Release date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:30:00 +0100
  • Neenah Common Council members approved a sober-server ordinance banning intoxicated bartenders from pouring drinks, Post Crescent Media reports.
    Release date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:29:00 +0100
  • Facebook is working with other designers to break the monolithic server mold and design new open source hardware.
    Release date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:21:00 +0100
  • NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional rolls out a new round of its 'tsunami of innovations' with its newly strengthened power of solving format recovery problems, which enables non-techie users to recover formatted data easily and conveniently with no obstacles and low expense. It's going to make your life easy without being worried about losing data.
    Release date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:19:00 +0100
  • Download files from Web sites or a remote server to your iOS device. Originally posted at Download Product Review
    Release date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 03:28:00 +0100
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Unlimi-Tech Software, the pioneer in accelerated file transfers and the creator of FileCatalyst , the world’s leading accelerated file transfer solution, is pleased to announce an embedded partnership agreement with FocalPoint Server ....
    Release date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:37:00 +0100
  • Company / App Name: Slik.IO http://slik.io Twitter - slik_io What does it do? Slik.IO is the easiest way to create, share and embed charts. Send data by using our API or just upload a CSV file. Then you can create any type of chart, and embed and share it anywhere. Why do we need it? […]
    Release date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 02:25:00 +0100
  • Google has joined forces with Raspberry Pi to create an open-source educational programming platform, Coder.
    Release date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:21:00 +0100
  • It's undoubtedly possible to turn a Raspberry Pi into a web server, but it's not always easy. Thankfully, Google just streamlined the process with its new Coder project. The open source tool lets developers build web apps for a ready-made Raspberry Pi web server using only a desktop browser. Coder manages all the files, including any media. The mini PC, meanwhile, only requires a network connection and an SD card reader to store the server. Beyond the hardware, Coder is free to use; if you've wanted a cheap testbed for web programming, you'll find one at the source link. Filed under: Google **Comments** **Source:** Coder
    Release date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 03:58:00 +0100
  • It's undoubtedly possible to turn a Raspberry Pi into a web server, but it's not always easy. Thankfully, Google just streamlined the process with its new Coder project. The open source tool lets developers build web apps for a ready-made Raspberry Pi web server using only a desktop browser. Coder manages all the files, including any media. The mini PC, meanwhile, only requires a network connection and an SD card reader to store the server. Beyond the hardware, Coder is free to use; if you've wanted a cheap testbed for web programming, you'll find one at the source link. Filed under: Google **Comments** **Source:** Coder
    Release date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 03:58:00 +0100
  • HANOVER, Md. - Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that Virgin Media Business is deploying Ciena's converged packet optical solutions to provide Data Centre Interconnect services to Redstation, a UK data centre operator and cloud service provider. This deployment showcases how Virgin Media Business can deploy high capacity managed services to satisfy growing demands from customers like Redstation for server virtualisation, distributed storage and dat... Read the full story at http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=180022
    Release date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:34:00 +0100
  • Release date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:30:00 +0100
  • NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- What we knew for sure about Apple's media event on Tuesday was that Apple would roll out iOS 7, the newest version of the mobile operating system. Upgrading to iOS 7 will wipe all data on the 'iDevice.' If you're planning to upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to the latest iOS 7, make sure you back up data such as iPhone contacts, notes, photos, songs and videos in advance, says EaseUS Software.
    Release date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:31:00 +0100
  • If you're not familiar yet, Numecent offers a new software it calls "cloud paging." Cloud paging instantly puts anything the cloud, even an entire operating system like Windows.
    Release date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 01:32:00 +0100
  • **Not again.** Over the weekend, a server at a Tennessee Red Lobster posted an image of a receipt from the restaurant to Facebook that had a nasty racial slur where the tip should have been (the uncensored version is here). Predictably, the Internet erupted, as is now par for the course in our cowardly new world of racist (or just hateful!) receipts; this time, however, the uproar was not at all on 19-year-old Toni Jenkins's behalf. Because everyone likes to play detective, Reddit users immediately called Jenkins and the receipt's authenticity into question, pointing out words written with different colored pens, and then some. One commenter claimed the penmanship of the slur didn't match that of the signature, writing Jenkins off as a disgruntled waitress who forged the comment after not receiving a tip. Meanwhile, other gumshoes claim the alleged racist's name on the circulated photo matches that of a commenter who deemed it a fake on a Red Lobster Facebook page. Finally, the chain's spokesperson says the company is "extremely disturbed" by the incident, but it also seems not wholly convinced by the authenticity of the paperwork: Jenkins has been suspended with pay pending investigation. All of ...
    Release date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:15:00 +0100
  • Over the past hour or so there has been a massive wave of spam related to a 'free Groupon of pure garcinia cambogia' rising on Twitter. The tweets are coming hot and heavy every few seconds and have targeted celebrity accounts like Jane Fonda, sports teams like the San Francisco Giants and even some TechCrunch writers. Updated below. Many other users appear to be affected by the tweets, and they all appear to have originated with the HootSuite client. One possible explanation for this is that a repository of HootSuite users have had their accounts compromised by a malicious entity gaining access to a company server. We reached out to HootSuite for comment and CEO Ryan Holmes said that they are "currently reviewing the spam incident" and will get back to us with a statement. HootSuite had some spamming issues late last month. At the time, it said that it had seen "an increase in attempts by spammers to gain unauthorized access to social media accounts by exploiting password weaknesses," but stated that it had not been hacked.  Instead, it said that it was "seeing attempts (some successful) to login to HootSuite using user IDs and passwords ...
    Release date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:17:00 +0100
  • Chick-fil-A has been running a promo recently for a free breakfast entree, but customers had to log on to a website in order to reserve a meal and a time to pick it up; now, with five days left in …
    Release date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:32:00 +0100
  • Sept. 9 - 10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now SAN FRANCISCO -- For interactive agency Canvas, switching to a single cloud hosting provider has made the company nimbler, faster, and able to take on projects it couldn't …
    Release date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:11:00 +0100
  • This is a guest contribution from Caleb Lane, WordPress security expert. I am sure you already have on your to do list that you need to respond to emails, return phone calls, show up for meetings, write more content, and a whole lot more. But, what if I told you that the effects of being hacked [...] Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger How to Protect Your WordPress Site Before the Hackers Lock You Out!
    Release date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:37:00 +0100
  • TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's entire Cabinet has opened Facebook pages in what is seen as a move toward greater government openness — even though the social media site is blocked in the Islamic Republic. The Facebook pages of 15 ministers could be viewed in Tehran through a proxy server. Newspapers on Monday hinted the move might herald the lifting of some Internet barriers.
    Release date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:30:00 +0100
  • TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's entire Cabinet has opened Facebook pages in what is seen as a move toward greater government openness — even though the social media site is blocked in the Islamic Republic. The Facebook pages of 15 ministers could be viewed in Tehran through a proxy server. Newspapers on Monday hinted the move might herald the lifting of some Internet barriers.
    Release date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:30:00 +0100
  • Businesses that are being launched today continue to grow and expand with the use of the Internet, social media and with advances in technology. Because of the use of technology with computers and mobile devices, there are plenty of new business... Read more
    Release date: Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:48:00 +0100
  • _By Michael Juliani_ USC Annenberg hosted a presentation Tuesday about the June meeting between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at The Annenberg Retreat at the Sunnylands estate for the second installment of the 2013 Journalism Forum series. Matching the overflow audience that came for the forum’s first installment last week, members of the USC Annenberg faculty, students – including several from mainland China -- and reporters from area media outlets came to hear a panel presentation that focused on U.S.-China relations. University Professor** Geoffrey Cowan**, director of USC Annenberg’s Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and president of The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, and **Clayton Dube**, director of the USC U.S. – China Institute, a program of USC Annenberg, talked about the importance of the Sunnylands summit with help from **Archey Lee**, a graduate student studying Public Relations at USC Annenberg. The June Sunnylands summit took place when Edward Snowden’s leak of information related to the National Security Agency became public, and Cowan said the leak created an atmospheric backdrop for the meeting between the leaders of the world’s two most powerful nations. Sunnylands has hosted presidents in the past, including Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, ...
    Release date: Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:32:00 +0100
  • Twitter has established itself as top social networking destination, mentioned the same breath as sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, or YouTube, as well as a go- to destination for breaking news. But as a search engine that could be the Google for real-time media, Twitter still fails. For Twitter data partner Topsy, that was an opportunity.
    Release date: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 22:13:00 +0100
  • Sony has released a new gadget alongside its new Xperia Z1 that while looking like a doppleganger for the smartphone is actually a media streamer for your phone or tablet. The new device, dubbed the rather dull WG-C20, will let you slip into an SD Card...
    Release date: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:14:00 +0100
  • Sony today announced a new US-only 4K video download service, Video Unlimited 4K. Sony also introduced two new 4K television models. It is all part of the company's big bet on 4K technology as a way to stage a big comeback.
    Release date: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:00:00 +0100
  • Do you have tons of unread emails in your inbox? Between spam, newsletters and social media updates, cleaning out your...
    Release date: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:38:00 +0100
  • In Vietnam, a controversial media law has come into force, which means internet users are restricted to exchanging only "personal information" online. Known as Decree 72, the new law also requires foreign news providers to have at least one server in the country. Human rights groups say it is an attempt to silence critics of the the one-party communist government. Wendy Urquhart ...
    Release date: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 08:01:00 +0100
  • Guest Post CIOs and technology managers say that cloud infrastructure is their top IT investment for 2013 and for the long-term -- but their concerns about the cloud have matured as well.
    Release date: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 23:31:00 +0100
  • This week, Brightroll is hiring a campaign manager, and DeNA needs a senior software engineer. Meanwhile, SGN is on the hunt for a general manager and a UI/UX game designer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro. * Campaign Manager** Brightroll **(Berlin, Germany) * Senior Software Engineer, Game Server **DeNA **(Redwood City, CA) * General Manager** SGN **(San Francisco, CA) * UI/UX Game Designer ******SGN **(San Francisco, CA) * Senior Producer** ****SGN **(San Francisco, CA) _Find more great social media jobs on our job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented AllFacebook pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost._ New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    Release date: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:46:00 +0100
  • Watch Video (Image source: Twitter / @Official _SEA16) **BY ERIK SHUTE** The Syrian Electronic Army made headlines again this week, taking the blame for attacks on high-profile websites including The New York Times and Twitter. The SEA is an informal pro-Assad group with no official ties to the state. The Army left only this message on the home page of The Times, their true identities shrouded behind IP addresses and monikers. On Thursday, a back-and- forth conversation across the Web was conducted to find out if a teenager could be at the helm of the hacker collective. (Via Twitter / @mhess4, Bloomberg) The hacker in question is known as "The Pro," and he is reportedly 19 years old. This image originates from his personal blog. There is no piece of evidence which absolutely confirms his identity. But, using a little computer knowledge, online magazine Vice was able to make a good guess. Vice claims a digital paper trail connects a man named Hatem Deeb directly to the SEA using his real name. Deeb recently rented a virtual private server from the SEA under his name. A cross-check of IP addresses, courtesy of Vice, shows Deeb's address originates from the ...
    Release date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:05:00 +0100
  • We've heard of Apple's headless Mac mini being used for a lot of different things. It's a common small business server; it makes a great media server; cats seem to love them as butt warmers; and TUAW has even published a head-to- head smackdown pitching the mini against a Honey Baked Ham. Now there's a cinema digital video camera called Black Betty featuring a built-in Mac mini. Black Betty is a brilliant mashup of a Silicon Imaging SI-2K Mini Camera Head, a Mac mini, a PS Technic IMS interchangeable lens mount and a 7-inch Xenarc 720P HDMI touchscreen. Unfortunately, the Mac mini is only there for the great hardware and ability to run on unregulated 12V power -- the mini actually runs Windows to handle the Silicon DVR software interface. The initial working mockups were quite ugly (below), but the final product ended up being what you see at the top of this post -- a digital cinema camera with looks that harken back to the days of film cameras. You can't buy a Black Betty, but aspiring filmmakers can contact Rule Boston Camera to inquire about renting the amazing little 2K camera. Black Betty ...
    Release date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:30:00 +0100
  • Google Hangouts is already a good option for casual connections or business meetings, but now the service is getting an upgrade to 720p HD video.
    Release date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 23:03:00 +0100
  • Apple pushed out a pretty nice Apple TV update yesterday that added five new channels to the set-top box. However, the also prevents the PlexConnect streaming media client from running on the Apple TV. Released in June, PlexConnect allowed Apple TV users to view stored movies on remote servers right through Apple's device without a hack. However, with yesterday's update, PlexConnect has been blocked. As MacRumors explains: > The client, called PlexConnect, used a hack to get video from the Plex Media Server onto the Apple TV. A small Python program on the Mac intercepted DNS requests from the Movie Trailers app on the Apple TV and instead returned a custom XML feed that delivered a list of media and movie streams to the device. > > Now, however, Apple has closed the loophole. Previously, the Trailers app used regular HTTP requests and the PlexConnect app intercepted those requests. Now, the Trailers app uses HTTPS and it is likely impossible for the Plex programmers to overcome it. Plex's developers told MacRumors that they're sorry to hear Apple has blocked PlexConnect and can only hope that Apple will eventually release an official Apple TV SDK so developers can make ...
    Release date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:00:00 +0100
  • The New York Times’ website went down mid-afternoon Tuesday, marking the second time in August the Grey Lady has gone dark. While the company blamed the first outage on an “internal issue,” a company VP tweeted Tuesday that an “initial assessment” concluded the new outage, which was still plaguing the site as of Tuesday evening, is due to a “malicious external attack." It didn't take long for Twitter users to come to a consensus that that the most likely culprit was the Syrian Electronic Army, or SEA, and soon enough SEA the claimed credit. But as more details emerge about the attack, it appears the SEA may be using more sophisticated methods to wreak its online havoc than was previously believed. The SEA is a group of Internet users and computer hackers aligned with Syrian President Bashar Assad. They spend their time spreading pro-Assad propaganda on social media and targeting media outlets they consider enemies of the Syrian regime. It’s not clear if they operate from within Syria’s borders or from elsewhere. The SEA has taken credit for previous attacks against Twitter accounts of Thomson Reuters and several prominent journalists. Earlier this month, it successfully targeted ...
    Release date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 01:23:00 +0100
  • (SAN JOSE, Calif. ) — The New York Times' website was inaccessible Tuesday afternoon in its second major disruption this month, with a group calling itself "The Syrian Electronic Army" claiming responsibility. Visitors who visited the NYTimes.com website got error messages, although the page remained up on its Internet protocol address, 170.149.168.130 . Many of the site's links also didn't work because they relied on the NYTimes.com domain name. The cause was unknown, but the behavior was consistent with a hacking attack that hijacks control of a site from its administrators. Times officials did not immediately return phone and email messages for comment. In a Twitter message, Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said the cause was a "malicious external attack." Two weeks ago, the Times' website suffered an outage that the company blamed on a server problem. The Syrian Electronic Army has taken credit for a string of Web attacks on media targets it sees as sympathetic to Syria's rebels. The group said in a Twitter message Tuesday that it also took over Twitter and Huffington Post U.K. Twitter spokeswoman Christina Thiry said the company is looking into the claims. Michael Fey, a chief technology officer at Santa Clara, ...
    Release date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 23:41:00 +0100
  • Google's primary search domain for Palestine has seemingly been hacked, with the standard Google search interface for the region being replaced by a political message from its hackers. From the information available so far, it doesn't appear that Google's own servers were hacked — instead, it seems that Google's Palestinian domain was hijacked and redirected to another server altogether. How that was done, exactly, is unclear. One current theory is that Google's top-level domain provider for the region was compromised, allowing hackers to point the domain somewhere else.
    Release date: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:59:00 +0100
  • "The cloud" is one of those trendy tech terms a lot of people use but can't clearly define. What is the cloud? When do you encounter it? How can it benefit your business? If you use any kind of social media or online data drive, you're already using the cloud; you just may not realize it. See also: Technostalgia: 20 Misty Memories of Personal Computing In this beginner's guide, we break down the who, what, where and why of one of tech's most abstract terms ## What is the cloud exactly? The first thing you should understand about the cloud is that it is not a physical thing. The cloud is a network of servers, and each server has a different function. Some servers use computing power to run applications or "deliver a service." Read more... More about Cloud Computing, Features, Tech, Cloud Storage, and The Cloud
    Release date: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:18:00 +0100
  • Watch Video (Image source: TechCrunch) **BY ALEX MALLIN** Vine and Instagram users had to do without the social media platforms for a little more than an hour Sunday, after a server error simultaneously crashed both of the apps. It's apparently a result of issues with the cloud computing provider Amazon Web Services. Some Netflix, Heroku and Airbnb users reportedly had issues as well. (Via TechCrunch) The problem reportedly originated at Amazon's Northern Virginia data center. Amazon released a statement saying they had identified the root cause and were investigating how their equipment failed. (Via GeekWire) With both of the apps down, people unsurprisingly took to Twitter to vent their frustrations. Instagram then responded by acknowledging the problem and Vine quickly followed suit. Instagram currently has more than 100 million users while Vine has 40 million. The last major outage of the Amazon server was back on Christmas Eve of last year when Netflix users saw a similar blackout. The company says this is the first issue it has had this year. But just last week, Amazon.com itself went down for 40 minutes. The outage is estimated to have cost the company as much as $5 million. (Via Gigaom)
    Release date: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 03:31:00 +0100
  • What is TVble? TVble is a DLNA digital media server that serves content streamed from...
    Release date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 03:56:00 +0100
  • The Kaleidescape Cinema One is the company's first consumer-focused media server. But at $4,000 it's only for consumers with deep pockets.
    Release date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:58:00 +0100
  • Greenwood Village, CO (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 Inventive Labs launched today their software-based media server, Voice Elements Platform 5, with support for Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) - an initiative sponsored by Google to integrate audio and video into the browser....
    Release date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:07:00 +0100
  • Nginx challenges Microsoft IIS for the number two slot in web server market share, but seems to have even bigger ambitions with its new commercial release.
    Release date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 05:00:00 +0100
  • Quualcomm has bought media streaming startup Orb Networks, which stopped working on its products and will shut down its servers by the end of the year.
    Release date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:23:00 +0100
  • Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung are launching an initiative called internet.org that aims to connect the whole world with internet access via cheaper devices, better business models and better infrastructure.
    Release date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 04:17:00 +0100
  • Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung are launching an initiative called internet.org that aims to connect the whole world with internet access via cheaper devices, better business models and better infrastructure.
    Release date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 04:17:00 +0100
  • Today we're announcing the addition of a feature we're calling study guides in the  Knowledge & Learning beta site.
    Release date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:14:00 +0100
  • In a case between Craigslist and data harvester 3Taps, a federal judge rules that changing an IP address or using a proxy server to access a blocked Web site violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Originally posted at News - Internet & Media
    Release date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 05:35:00 +0100
  • H-P is set to begin selling blade servers supporting Nvidia's (NVDA) Grid server GPU platforms, which enables remote access to GPU resources for apps such as PC virtualization (software vendors Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft are on board) and cloud gaming.H-P says servers with GPU-packed Grid boards meant to enable PC virtualization will arrive later this year at prices starting below $9K.Nvidia mentioned on its FQ2 CC its OEM partners - H-P, Dell, Cisco, and IBM - have finished certifying Grid servers, and that ~150 trials are ongoing. In addition to selling boards to OEMs, Nvidia plans to sell its own Grid appliance, and has deals to sell Grid GPUs to data center owners building their own hardware (some major Web/cloud companies could be among them).Though Grid sales are just getting underway, Nvidia is coming off a quarter where it saw 128% Y/Y growth for its Tesla server GPU business (focused on HPC applications).AMD is looking to compete against Grid with its new Sky server graphics card line.Meanwhile, TechCrunch has provided more positive media coverage (previous) for Nvidia's Shield handheld console. "No matter what Nvidia's purpose was in putting together the Shield, I'm glad they've done ...
    Release date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 23:52:00 +0100
  • Just in time for Puppet Conf, configuration management rival Opscode rebrands Private Chef and Hosted Chef as Enterprise Chef and launches network configuration push.
    Release date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:35:00 +0100
  • Top 10 lists are all the rage.  Buzzfeed, Business Insider, and other sites use lists to attract audiences and provide some good snacking material. I wrote this top 10 list for our agency.  Ten things you should be considering as … Continue reading ->
    Release date: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 03:27:00 +0100
  • Two years ago, Techdirt reported on a very troubling ruling in the UK courts that BT had to block access to the Usenet service provider Newzbin2. At the time, many feared that this would be the thin end of the wedge, giving copyright companies an easy way to shut down other sites. And with that power, of course, would come the inevitable errors, blocking completely unrelated sites. Just how seriously those mistakes could be is shown by this recent case of massive overblocking, reported here on PC Pro: _ > Virgin Media and Sky-owned Be Broadband customers found they were unable to access the Radio Times website last week, after the ISPs' anti-piracy filters included the site by accident. Telefonica, which still runs Be Broadband's network said that the overblocking had actually affected around 200 legitimate websites. _ Radio Times is a well-known UK TV and radio listings magazine; another major site affected was the citizen science project Zooniverse. As an Open Rights Group (ORG) post explains, the specific Radio Times address that was blocked was radiotimes.com, while www.radiotimes.com continued to function. Here's why: _ > Many third-party load balanced systems, for example those using Amazon's AWS [Amazon ...
    Release date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:55:00 +0100
  • In a world where tweeting is the new texting, there are some folks out there who want to broadcast their thoughts - but with an acceptable level of security. That's where Trsst comes in. It is, in short, an encrypted messaging platform that turns your short messages into a p2p style collaboration system.
    Release date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:00:00 +0100
  • **How will this shake out?** San Francisco _Chronicle_ critic Michael Bauer was asked by a reader what he thinks about the somewhat inexplicable disappearance of salt and pepper shakers from restaurant tables and dining rooms. "The chef was excellent," the reader explains, pointing out a recent meal. "No question, but I cannot believe that he hits his seasonings perfectly every time." What's more is that a front-of-house staff member at Oakland's Bellanico allegedly told the reader the tables weren't set with salt shakers because the chef, who is presumably able to command his cooks to use the precise amount of seasonings day in and out, didn't "find it necessary." In any event, Bauer responded it was "simple" and that he didn't like it, writing, "I think it smacks of arrogance." This did not sit well with Bellanico's chef Jonathan Luce, who wrote in to tell Bauer that he has never instructed his staff to inform diners that extra salt wasn't necessary with his dishes, though he admits that "the goal is to put out dishes that are perfectly salted." His cooks are instructed to taste and retaste the dishes that come off their stations each ...
    Release date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:35:00 +0100
  • The website and iOS apps for the _New York Times_ are currently unresponsive. Users attempting to visit NYTimes.com are met with HTTP errors or "could not find" errors in their browser. The outage appeared to have started at approximately 11:20 a.m. EDT, with problems starting as of 11:30 a.m. EDT. We reached out to the _New York Times_ for comment but have not received a response. The _Times_ responded to a CNBC reporter, confirming the obvious: > New York Times tells me: "The site does appear ato be down; we're looking into it." $NYT @nytimes > > -- Julia Boorstin (@JBoorstin) August 14, 2013 It's rare that websites as large and as trafficked as the _New York Times_ experience this kind of sustained downtime. The fact that the mobile apps are also down suggests there may be a larger server problem involved. Read more... More about New York Times, Media, Apps Software, and Website Down
    Release date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:46:00 +0100
  • Google Glass could get a lot creepier if the company's latest patent is any indication. Published Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a gaze- tracking system proposed by the Mountain View, Calif.-based search giant could monitor the pupils of those wearing a head-mounted device to infer emotion and track what advertisements they're looking at. In short: Google sees all. The head-mounted device, presumably Google Glass, would communicate with a server, relaying information about pupil dilation captured by eye-tracking cameras. The system could store "an emotional state indication associated with one or more of the identified items" in an external scene, according to the patent. Though the patent specifies that "personal identifying data may be removed from the data and provided to the advertisers as anonymous analytics" in an opt-out system, the idea is to charge advertisers--using a new pay-per-gaze metric--when users view ads online, on billboards, magazines, newspapers, and other types of media. "Thus, the gaze tracking system described herein offers a mechanism to track and bill offline advertisements in the manner similar to popular online advertisement schemes," the patent states. Read Full Story
    Release date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:03:00 +0100
  • So to prove once and for all that August 12, 2013, is not Elon Musk Day in North America, here's another thrilling round of Funding Daily.
    Release date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:14:00 +0100
  • Moscow, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The global surveillance system to monitor Internet users by US National Security Agency, through XKeyscore, includes about 700 spying servers in 150 countries, including Russia, reported the media here today. According to Russia Today international television channel, one of the servers of the U.S. global system of monitoring Internet users could be located at the ...
    Release date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:36:00 +0100
  • * What does everyone's Amazon Subscribe and Save list look like? * Can anyone point me to good resources on WHS 2011 that can show me best how to make it a media server for television and home entertainment? * I'm looking to build a standing desk that doesn't require a lot of resources to make. * I'm interested in the idea of replacing our landline with a Voip system but would greatly appreciate some guidance. * Should humanity make a concerted effort to try to exist "forever?" * My LED clock in the bedroom has a 9-volt battery backup that eats batteries like I eat cookies. * How can you view the desktop version of Lifehacker on an Android phone? * Is there am easy-to-use, up-to-date Tasker tutorial? * My toilet has something happening that's hard to explain and/or google. After you flush, it fills properly, but then every 30 seconds to a minute or so you'll hear a weird sound, almost like a loud hollow tick. Read more...
    Release date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 22:00:00 +0100
  • Streaming video and audio from the Web is now commonplace. Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, Spotify and other services make it simple to watch or listen to what you want when you want.
    Release date: Sat, 10 Aug 2013 21:46:00 +0100
  • Google's Chromecast is great for streaming cloud content but local media? Not so much right now. MyCast looks to change that with local streaming capabilities for Android devices as well as any computer running the Chrome browser.
    Release date: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:03:00 +0100
  • With fresh disclosures about the extent of the National Security Administration’s surveillance of America’s telephone and Internet communication habits coming practically on a weekly basis, you’re probably not the only one looking over your shoulder (figuratively, at least) and wondering what kind of digital dossier the government is keeping on you.  As it turns out, federal agencies probably have nothing on private data collectors and aggregators. Their focus isn’t national security; it’s creating a profile of your likes, dislikes and behaviors to figure out ways to sell you stuff. “The key problem with commercial use of data is when somebody has a ton of data on you, they can essentially trick you into a transaction that’s not in your best interest.,” says Holmes Wilson, co-founder of privacy advocacy group Fight for the Future. Having a wealth of information about how you shop for and buy stuff, what you like and dislike all helps marketers plan subtle suggestions you’re liable to respond to because you don’t even realize they’re there. And it’s not just your online behavior being monitored. The New York Times recently wrote about high-end department store Nordstrom having to scrap a pilot program to ...
    Release date: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:00:00 +0100
  • With fresh disclosures about the extent of the National Security Administration’s surveillance of America’s telephone and Internet communication habits coming practically on a weekly basis, you’re probably not the only one looking over your shoulder (figuratively, at least) and wondering what kind of digital dossier the government is keeping on you.  As it turns out, federal agencies probably have nothing on private data collectors and aggregators. Their focus isn’t national security; it’s creating a profile of your likes, dislikes and behaviors to figure out ways to sell you stuff. “The key problem with commercial use of data is when somebody has a ton of data on you, they can essentially trick you into a transaction that’s not in your best interest.,” says Holmes Wilson, co-founder of privacy advocacy group Fight for the Future. Having a wealth of information about how you shop for and buy stuff, what you like and dislike all helps marketers plan subtle suggestions you’re liable to respond to because you don’t even realize they’re there. And it’s not just your online behavior being monitored. The New York Times recently wrote about high-end department store Nordstrom having to scrap a pilot program to ...
    Release date: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:00:00 +0100
  • We have been following a malicious browser extension that claims to have been developed by various different software companies. The extension installs itself into the browser and makes posts to social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+ on the user's behalf. One of the variants installs itself as "F-Secure Security Pack" -- and trust us -- it's definitely not coming from us. The installer for this malware is commonly a self-extracting Winrar executable, although samples come packed in various other ways as well. We can take a peek at the contents of one of the samples: The contents give a hint to what the malware installer contains: an extension for both Firefox and Chrome (the .xpi and .crx files). The executables for this malware are signed using a certificate assigned to a company called "VIDEO TECH PRODUCOES LTDA": It's unclear at this point if the certificate has been stolen or if there is some other connection between the company and the malware samples. The installer registers an extension with the name of "F-Secure Security Pack" for Chrome: The same happens for the Firefox browser, with slightly different registration details: Depending on the targeted region, the malware uses ...
    Release date: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:43:00 +0100
  • Unfortunately, the answer to this question is yes. Your site can be flagged and dropped entirely from the Google search index (i.e. blacklisted). This happens when a hacker injects malicious code onto your server. Google will drop it from the index in order to protect searchers' PC's from being compromised. The images below illustrate an example of a […] ### Author information **Alex Schenker** Alex Schenker is the President of Cover Story Media, Inc., an online publishing and internet marketing company, and the resident SEO expert at We Rock Your Web, a friendly, approachable tech resource that puts tech jargon into laymen's terms. He is also an avid tennis player, nature enthusiast, and hiker, and enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, and dogs. The post Can Hackers Drop Your Site From The Google Index? appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
    Release date: Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:01:00 +0100
  • Say hello to the new GigaOM Structure podcast, our fourth weekly show. Topics on podcasts this week range from PRISM impacting cloud adoption, hands on with the Moto X, BitTorrenting on a Chromebook and Bluetooth tags to track your stuff.
    Release date: Sun, 04 Aug 2013 15:01:00 +0100
  • Say hello to the new GigaOM Structure podcast, our fourth weekly show. Topics on podcasts this week range from PRISM impacting cloud adoption, hands on with the Moto X, BitTorrenting on a Chromebook and Bluetooth tags to track your stuff.
    Release date: Sun, 04 Aug 2013 15:01:00 +0100
  • A home media server can store all of your photos, videos and other content in one place.
    Release date: Fri, 02 Aug 2013 08:10:00 +0100
  • An article in Wired argues that Google is violating network neutrality laws, but the bigger issue here is about how we adjust our rules and regulations when we have gigabit speeds, and are trying to encourage innovation.
    Release date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:54:00 +0100
  • The people at Google charged with putting Web multimedia on TV haven't just spent the last few years getting kicked around the living room: The new Chromecast shows the company's learned something from the flops of Google TV and last year's abandoned Nexus Q. This $35 thumb-sized pod plays audio and video from apps on an Android or iOS phone or tablet, but its utility doesn't depend on the cooperation of potentially uncaring media companies: It can also play what's in any Chrome browser tab. That makes it an interesting alternative to two older, almost-as-cheap Web- media receivers: Apple's $99 Apple TV and Roku's $49.99-to-$99.99 players. **Setup: **Google wins this with a nifty routine that never puts a keyboard on your TV's screen. Instead, a Chromecast boots into a hotspot mode, which Google's Android, OS X, Windows or Chromebook Chromecast app (iOS is due soon) connects to; then you select your network and enter its password on your mobile device or laptop. The only non-obvious part is running the included USB cable from the Chromecast to a TV's USB port or an adapter plugged into an outlet. Apple and Roku don't require setup help from other devices, ...
    Release date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:35:00 +0100
  • The people at Google charged with putting Web multimedia on TV haven't just spent the last few years getting kicked around the living room: The new Chromecast shows the company's learned something from the flops of Google TV and last year's abandoned Nexus Q. This $35 thumb-sized pod plays audio and video from apps on an Android or iOS phone or tablet, but its utility doesn't depend on the cooperation of potentially uncaring media companies: It can also play what's in any Chrome browser tab. That makes it an interesting alternative to two older, almost-as-cheap Web- media receivers: Apple's $99 Apple TV and Roku's $49.99-to-$99.99 players. **Setup: **Google wins this with a nifty routine that never puts a keyboard on your TV's screen. Instead, a Chromecast boots into a hotspot mode, which Google's Android, OS X, Windows or Chromebook Chromecast app (iOS is due soon) connects to; then you select your network and enter its password on your mobile device or laptop. The only non-obvious part is running the included USB cable from the Chromecast to a TV's USB port or an adapter plugged into an outlet. Apple and Roku don't require setup help from other devices, ...
    Release date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:35:00 +0100
  • Denial-of-service attacks don't just hit big companies. Here are some steps smaller companies can take to better prepare themselves in case they are targeted.
    Release date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0100
  • No matter how many marketers talk about the social media and mobile marketing rave, email marketing still continues to win when it comes to outreach, conversions and profitability. However, there’s more to email marketing then simply composing and pressing the send button. The Statistical Fact Book 2013 released by Direct Marketing Association had an excerpt [...] The post Putting Email Marketing Analytics To Use appeared first on AdPulp.
    Release date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:43:00 +0100
  • The bad news for Chromecast hopefuls is that the $35 device has sold out nearly everywhere. But there's also good news: Because people swooped in to snag the device so quickly, all sorts of useful workarounds are already making their way across the Web. For new owners and potential customers interested in what this cheap streaming dongle can do, here are a few Chromecast tips to get you started. ## 1. Play Your Computer's Local Media Access to local music and video files is obviously not Google's primary intention—in fact, Web streaming from the likes of Netflix and YouTube was pretty much the belle of the ball at its press event last week. But the company didn't make it impossible to access your home digital library, either. The secret to making it work lies with the tab casting feature. Chrome on the desktop can open many file types. Just open a locally stored media file within the browser, or drag and drop it onto the Chrome application. If it plays in the tab, it should play just fine via Chromecast. Just tap on the "Cast" browser extension button to send it to the Chromecast. **What you ...
    Release date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:09:00 +0100
  • You've probably seen those multi-function, Android-powered USB sticks that can become a tiny server, a console emulator, and more. Well, Vince at Network Hax took one, traded Android for Linux, and used his not just as a streaming media device, but also a portable NAS and a Google Voice-powered internet phone as well. Read more...
    Release date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0100
  • Encryption is not fun and easy. I fooled around a bit the Pretty Good Privacy and found it frustrating and complicated to use. Fortunately, Edward Snowden's revelations of just how intrusive the national security surveillance state is has now provoked efforts to create user friendly encryption. BlockPrism is a non-profit project launched by a group of computer science students at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam and a mechanical engineering student at Stanford University in Palo Alto. They want to make encryption easy by creating programming tools that allow seamless integration across social media, without the user having to go through any trouble to encrypt his or her messages. They explain in an email that as a prototype that they have programmed a Chrome browser plugin, available in Facebook Chat here (video). In order to complete development and to make it available on mobile devices (iOS and Android), they have launched the indiegogo campaign. The "zero knowledge" cloud storage company SpiderOak has developed Crypton, an open-source software project that aims to make it easy for software developers to create "zero knowledge" applications as way to stymie online surveillance efforts. As _Infoworld_ reported: > Crypton is essentially ...
    Release date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:08:00 +0100
  • Release date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 21:35:00 +0100
  • What you will do: The Computer Operator perform media rotations, offsite vaulting, ticket monitoring and management, and other related functions associated with managing tape library and tape operations for both mainframe and server...
    Release date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 02:44:00 +0100
  • Google's developer preview SDK for Google Cast -- the streaming technology that's powering the Chromecast hardware -- is up and running. It looks like adding Google Cast support will be ridiculously easy with little coding overhead for anyone who wants to jump on the bandwagon. Although the Chromecast stick we ordered here at TUAW will take a couple of weeks (at least) to arrive, the iOS SDK is already live and an iOS-specific project can be found over at Github. It consists of an app that more or less runs (you may want to comment out the bits about the playProgressSlider) and transmits arbitrary media to a Chromecast receiver. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, you can't immediately use the receiver HTML on your local network to test transmission. Google writes in its Xcode README: > Getting Whitelisted: App IDs and receiver location. You will have to be whitelisted as a developer before you can specify your own App ID and receiver URL, or test the included receiver. For whitelisting instructions, see https://developers.google.com/cast/whitelisting. You send along details about your testing device for whitelisting for your app. In all, it's a bit disappointing that you can't just simulate a ...
    Release date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 01:00:00 +0100
  • Akamai Technologies reported second quarter 2013 earnings of 46 cents per share
    Release date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0100
  • Kaleidescape's Cinema One player has been many things to movie buffs, but "accessible" isn't one of them -- limited distribution and an emphasis on custom installs has kept it out of reach. The company is widening that scope with a redesigned Cinema One that's almost as easy to install as an off-the- shelf Blu-ray player. It's a tad more advanced than that, of course. The Cinema One integrates with most home automation systems, and it stores up to 100 Blu-ray quality movies (including Kaleidescape Store downloads). Viewers who need more storage can attach a second player or the older DV700 Disc Vault. The revamped Cinema One is still expensive at $3,995, but it's at least easier to buy than its predecessor -- Kaleidescape is selling the new media server as a walk-in purchase at Magnolia and other retail stores. Filed under: Home Entertainment, HD **Comments** **Source:** Kaleidescape
    Release date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 02:42:00 +0100
  • Kaleidescape's Cinema One player has been many things to movie buffs, but "accessible" isn't one of them -- limited distribution and an emphasis on custom installs has kept it out of reach. The company is widening that scope with a redesigned Cinema One that's almost as easy to install as an off-the- shelf Blu-ray player. It's a tad more advanced than that, of course. The Cinema One integrates with most home automation systems, and it stores up to 100 Blu-ray quality movies (including Kaleidescape Store downloads). Viewers who need more storage can attach a second player or the older DV700 Disc Vault. The revamped Cinema One is still expensive at $3,995, but it's at least easier to buy than its predecessor -- Kaleidescape is selling the new media server as a walk-in purchase at Magnolia and other retail stores. Filed under: Home Entertainment, HD **Comments** **Source:** Kaleidescape
    Release date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 02:42:00 +0100
  • Brazil communications minister Paulo Bernardo has requested that the office of president Dilma Rousseff's chief of staff consider the Marco Civil da Internet (Civil Internet Bill) to be of "constitutional urgency" to accelerate its pending vote in Congress, local media reported. Constitutionally urgent bills sent to congress must be voted on within 90 days by the country's lower house and senate, otherwise all other bills begin to be automatically blocked until the vote takes place. Bernardo's remarks to the press were made after a meeting with Google Brasil president Fábio Coelho in Brasília. Coelho said he met with the minister to invite him and other officials to visit Google's headquarters in California. He acknowledged that the Marco Civil was also discussed. While Coelho gave no details about what was discussed, the minister told reporters that the executive reaffirmed Google's support of the Marco Civil, but questioned the new data storage policies being added to it. The Brazilian government wants to include articles in the bill demanding that Brazilians' data be mandatorily stored on Brazilian soil. The initiative is one of Brazil's responses to the reports indicating that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has monitored data ...
    Release date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:57:00 +0100
  • Americans do a lot of Googling. Google accounts for nearly a quarter of Internet traffic in North America, according to a recent study conducted by analytics firm DeepField. That makes Google's Internet presence bigger than Facebook, Netflix and Twitter's combined, according to the report. During a few hours of each day, Netflix will eat up more bandwidth than Google, but the streaming video site's peak traffic occurs just during "prime-time" hours -- Google still averages a larger chunk of Internet traffic during the entire day. The most stunning revelation from the survey is that Google is growing faster than the Internet as a whole. In 2010, Google represented just 6 percent of Internet traffic. That's because the study found 60 percent of all Internet-connected devices interact with Google servers during the course of an average day, including some gadgets you wouldn't think would be talking to Google, such as game consoles and home media devices. A big part of Google's massive Internet presence and alarming growth comes from mobile devices. The company commands the largest chunk of the smartphone and tablet markets with its Android devices, and those devices all regularly check in with Google for updates throughout ...
    Release date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:26:00 +0100
  • Using distributed LAN client system, BrightDrive Astella Dx provides embedded BrightClip® workspace with maintenance-free server file system in 4U enclosure and accommodates users working within Ethernet environments. Capacity options are 34, 68, or 102 TB. Using NAS Ethernet connected storage, BrightDrive Astella Nx lets facilities benefit from Ethernet connectivity, either Gig-E or 10 Gig-E, and combines NAS server and storage space in 4U enclosure. Capacity options are 36, 72, or 108 TB. **This story is related to the following:** Computer Hardware and Peripherals Search for suppliers of: Client, Data, File, Network & Web Servers
    Release date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:31:00 +0100
  • With all the talk of new HTML5 standards such as the `srcset` attribute and `<picture>` element, as well as server-side techniques such as Responsive Web Design + Server Side Components (RESS), you'd be forgiven for concluding that simple, static websites can’t support responsive images today. That conclusion might be premature, however. In fact, there’s an easy, straightforward way to deliver responsive images that’s supported by all of today’s Web browsers: CSS background images. However, the approach has some limitations, and it doesn’t work in all cases. But if your requirements aren’t complicated, and if you’re willing to make an extra effort to ensure your images are accessible, CSS background images may be all you need. **In this article we’ll look at the CSS background approach in several steps:** 1. First, we’ll review the goals and requirements for responsive images. 2. Then we’ll see how CSS media queries can help identify important characteristics of our users' devices. 3. We’ll explore the key CSS `background-image` property that lets us respond to those characteristics. 4. We’ll look at a strategy for optimizing the individual images that make up a responsive set. 5. We'll ...
    Release date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:07:00 +0100
  • As ever, the app is rock-solid when it comes to tackling any file format. But the user interface needs a lot more work.
    Release date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:23:00 +0100
  • As ever, the app is rock-solid when it comes to tackling any file format. But the user interface needs a lot more work.
    Release date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:23:00 +0100
  • Third party apps to remotely control a computer from an Android device already exist, but Google is working its own. The software will work with devices running the Google Chrome browser, tying the two platforms together even more.
    Release date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:37:00 +0100
  • Welcome to the final blog in our technology planning series. You now know how to develop a well-thought-out plan and how to conduct a technology assessment. Now let's look at technologydisaster preparedness"> disaster preparedness. ## **Preparing for Disaster ** We don't mean the power-surge-ate-my-blog-post kind of disaster, though frequent backups can help there. We're thinking more along the lines of surviving Mother Nature's wrath: tornado, hurricane, flood, fire. How do you keep your technology and your organization running and meeting constituents'' needs when your primary location is destroyed or inaccessible? Big companies and universities have detailed Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP) outlining the off-site locations of backup servers, roles and responsibilities, emergency contacts, etc. You should too, even if on a smaller scale. By having a plan in place, you can deepen ensure continuity and respond faster. ## Here Are Our Top Ten Disaster Preparation Strategies 1. We can't say it enough: keep your data backed up! There are two options: remote and local. With remote, your computer automatically sends your data to a remote center at specified internals. With local, your computer copies your data to a second hard drive or other media source, either manually ...
    Release date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:40:00 +0100
  • After a two and a half year absence, multi-format video player VLC is set to return to iOS. The new VLC app has already gone live in some regions, but should be in all stores, including the US store, by 11PM EST. Once the app goes live, you can download it here. A version of VLC was removed from the App Store in January of 2011 because of complaints from one of VLC's lead contributors who alleged that version of VLC for iOS violated the GPL license. The new version of VLC, released today, is licensed under Mozilla Public License v2, which is applicable to apps distributed on the App Store. Here's some of VLC iOS features: * **Wi-Fi Upload: **Allows users to upload files directly to the iOS version of VLC through a web browser on the PC or Mac. * **Dropbox Integration:** Play media directly from Dropbox or download it for offline playback. * **Download from Web:** Download files from any web server for offline playback * **Network Streams:** Play any network streams support by VLC media player for desktop operating systems * **3rd-Party App Integration:** ...
    Release date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0100
  • A senior-level defense official said Thursday that keeping top-secret information on one shared server and giving an individual the ability to view and move that data were two mistakes that allowed NSA leaker Edward Snowden to disclose top-secret information. Although Ashton Carter, the deputy secretary of defense, said he didn't want to directly comment on Snowden -- "because that is a criminal investigation" -- he spent a portion of a panel at the Aspen Security Forum laying out the "root causes of all of this." "This is a failure to defend our own network," Carter said. "That failure originated from two practices that we need to reverse." The first mistake: "In an effort for those in the intelligence community to be able to share information with one another, there was an enormous amount of information concentrated in one place. ... It creates too much information in one place." The second: "You had an individual who was given very substantial authority to access that information and move that information. That ought not to be the case, either." Carter also said that the damage Snowden caused to the United States is "very substantial" and is still being assessed. "We are acting ...
    Release date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 19:13:00 +0100
  • Several years ago, the popular desktop media player VLC was released for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. However, the app was eventually removed from the store over copyright issues with the GPL license. Now, VLC is back on iOS App Store Link with a complete rewrite including AirPlay support, multiple ways to load files into the video app, realtime video filters, playback speed manipulation, subtitles and more. VLC for iOS is still rolling out to international App Stores, beginning in Australia and New Zealand and arriving in the U.S. this evening. > Today, it’s my pleasure to announce that VLC for iOS is back on the App Store. It’s available free of charge in any country, requires iOS 5.1 or later and runs on any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This is more than an upgrade of the initial version: it’s a full re-write. From the ground-up. Relying on the power of MobileVLCKit and its underlying libvlc, we started with modern video and audio output modules offering faster drawing, full support for 10bit H264 encodings, retina displays and lower latency. Some of the major features include: **Wi-Fi Upload** - Allows users to upload files directly ...
    Release date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:02:00 +0100
  • Wowza Media Systems, a provider of Simply Powerful Streaming media server software, released an updated version of its GoCoder app for the iPad, now bringing live, high definition (HD) streaming to the iPad and iPhone with native support....
    Release date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:15:00 +0100
  • By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Wowza Media Systems, LLC, provider of Simply Powerful Streaming™ media server software, released an updated version of its popular GoCoder™ app for the iPad, now bringing live, high definition (HD) streaming to the iPad and iPhone with native support....
    Release date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:15:00 +0100
  • Sony will begin offering 4K movies for download via its Video Unlimited service in the early fall, company executives announced Wednesday. The movies will be from Sony Pictures, as well as other independent production houses. At a lunch with members of the press, Phil Molyneux, Sony's chief operating officer, announced the company would launch Video Unlimited 4K in early fall. Previously, 4K TV owners could only get native 4K content from Sony's 4K media server, which is delivered to users with the content pre-loaded. Any content updates are done manually through a hard-wire connection. ** SEE ALSO: 20 Strange and Hilarious Google Street View Sightings ** Read more... More about Tv, Film, Tech, and Sony 4k
    Release date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:52:00 +0100
  • "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice." — Freewill, Rush If you happen to be a sports fan (I am), one of the coolest features to emerge in our lifetime is the ability to program your DVR remotely. The game is about to start, and you forgot to record it. No problem — you can simply talk to your DVR remotely. It’s like magic. When you get home your game is there. DirecTV has supported this feature for some time, initially on the Internet via the browser and more recently via their smartphone application. Ironically, the smartphone ...
    Release date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 06:10:00 +0100
  • **Materials: **Benno Media Cabinet **Description: **Anticipating the arrival of our adopted son, I had foolishly decided that I wanted to get 2 desktop computers, a house automation server, home theater pc, AV receiver, PS3, gigabit switch, VOIP phone, and the network radio in our living room out of the open so that he wouldn't be able to mess with them. Instead of having a large server rack in a cabinet in the corner of our living room, I decided to come up with something that would match the aesthetics of our Ikea furnished home. I used discontinued Benno cabinets because they were the deepest ones and even then I had to use short depth server cases. My friend welded some square tubing together to form the frame and I attached some rack rails to the front of it. After rackmounting everything, I cut a large hole in the bottom of each cabinet and under each rack and placed an AC duct filter to passively draw air into the cabinet. I put insulation tape around and a strong magnetic latch on each door so that it would be airtight and quiet. In the back of the ...
    Release date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:53:00 +0100
  • Proposed vote on $24.4 billion take-private deal may be delayed, as institutional stakeholders voice disapproval.
    Release date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:49:00 +0100
  • Ray Ozzie is revered as one of the computing pioneers of the 1980s and 1990s. But what has he done recently?
    Release date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 02:19:00 +0100
  • Got a desire to produce your own personal e-book? Need to create an eye- catching presentation on your iOS device? Writer's Studio may be just the ticket. This US$1.99 app, currently on sale for $0.99, has many more features than I expected. You start with a blank page and then pick a color or a background photo. Next add some text in your choice of size, font, color and style. Add graphics with a variety of paintbrush tools, or add shapes in colors that can also be filled. If you're not an artist, try the built-in clip art, or you can find even more in the cloud from the server provided by the developers. Some of the features are very advanced. Drop in or import a graphic, and text flows around it. **Gallery: Writer's Studio** You can add your own music, record your own narration or let the e-book read your text with a text-to-speech tool. When you are done, share your creation via email or YouTube. You can output a .mov file, a PDF or even play it to AppleTV via AirPlay. I tried the app over the weekend, and it is very powerful, packing ...
    Release date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0100
  • This latest ARM based PC isn't quite as cheap as the ubiquitous Raspberry PI, but at $99 it's not a budget breaker either. And it can apparently run either Ubuntu or Android. Which immediately has me thinking Media Server. And with up to 4GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage the Utilite has plenty ...
    Release date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:15:00 +0100
  • A lawyer who once ran a website called "I'm a Patent Troll" now claims he owns a method of online auctions and wants eBay to pay him.
    Release date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:55:00 +0100
  • The hardware giant, which is trying to build up its power base in software and cloud, brings Microsoft's former software-and-cloud guy on as a director.
    Release date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:35:00 +0100
  • If there's one thing we know, it's that the mobile payment space is exploding. European players in this space include Monitise, Paddle, ValidSoft and left- of-field startups like Droplet. However despite operating in the UK since July last year it wasn't known how one of the newer arrivals, Judo Payments, was backed. Founder/CEO Dennis Jones says that it launched with an initial US$5M seed round. Terms were undisclosed but it's understood the round was led by a New York based private investor which previously backed Euroffice and PaymentSense, both UK startups. The startup has now come out of a year long beta with some 2,500 merchants on their platform who pay on a subscription basis.
    Release date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:30:00 +0100
  • First time accepted submitter osho741 writes "I was wondering if anyone has enterprise level networking devices set up at home? I seem to go through at least 1 wireless consumer grade router a year or so. I can never seem to find one that last very long under just normal use. I thought maybe I would have better luck throwing together a network using used enterprise equipment. Has anyone done this? What would you recommend for a network that maxes out at 30mbps downstream from the ISP and an internal network that should be able to stream 1080p movies to 3 or 4 devices from a media server? Any thoughts and or suggestions are welcome." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
    Release date: Sun, 14 Jul 2013 14:52:00 +0100
  • VentureBeat is looking for a strong lead for the ad operations team.
    Release date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:50:00 +0100
  • Xenon is a brand new embedded media player that was developed specifically for AS2 embedded devices such as Virgin’s TiVo
    Release date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:35:00 +0100
  • The flurry of M&A by legacy hardware vendors ain't over yet, according to a new research note from Sanford Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi.
    Release date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 00:40:00 +0100
  • A scale-out storage company called Scality has raised a $22M Series C round and claims big growth, but it's competing in a very tight space.
    Release date: Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:20:00 +0100
  • A report in The New York Times says that the mobile app accompanying the Jay-Z’s new music album is collecting a whole lot of personal data, including access to social media accounts on phones. And if that isn’t enough, someone has already cloned it.
    Release date: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:41:00 +0100
  • Guest Post Now that tablet and smartphone sales have eclipsed desktops, it is more important than ever to optimize applications for mobile devices.
    Release date: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 03:30:00 +0100
  • Powered by the Android OS and featuring the socially minded MOTOBLUR overlay, the Motorola BACKFLIP features an original reverse flip design, 3.1-inch touchscreen display, spacious physical keyboard, and unique BACKTRACK touch panel located behind the screen when the device is folded open-providing you hands-free navigation of the phone without having to touch the display. It More The post Motorola MB300 Backflip Unlocked 3G Android Phone with 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, GPS Navigator and Bluetooth - Silver appeared first on Best superphone cellular mobile.
    Release date: Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:46:00 +0100
  • The _Washington Post_ has published four additional slides from the NSA PowerPoint demonstration leaked by IT contractor Edward Snowden, which outline more information about the PRISM program. The slides, which are annotated by the _Post_, seem to directly contradict claims from a number of Internet tech companies that they did not have government hardware installed on-premises and used to gather data on suspects. According to the just-released slides, the FBI, which apparently handles much of the actual data-gathering before handing the data over to the NSA, will used pre-approved search term, known as "selectors," to search companies' data stores. > THe FBI uses government equipment on private company property to retrieve matching information from **a participating company**, such as Microsoft or Yahoo and pass it without further review to the NSA. If true, this would fly in the face of denials from all of named PRISM participants, which include—beyond Microsoft and Yahoo—Google, Facebook, PalTalk, YouTube, Skype, AOL and Apple. Since the initial leaking of the PRISM documents by former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor Snowden in early June to the _Post_ and the UK _Guardian_ news organizations, these companies have categorically denied that any such installed equipment is in ...
    Release date: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:55:00 +0100
  • Last week, with the help of a great group of folks, I was able to complete the For the Alliance! achievement on my priest. But wait... Garrosh won't be around for much longer. I logged onto the PTR to visit Grommash Hold to see who's inside. Spoilers: It's empty. Well, there are a few of the standard NPCs around, including the Archaeology trainer, but there's no warchief to be found. Not unexpected. At this point in the storyline, Garrosh is being the ultimate butt and everyone's pretty distracted. What does this mean for Alliance looking to complete the For the Alliance! achievement if there's no Garrosh? Sure, there will be a new leader to kill, but we really can't guess _when_ the achievement will be updated once patch 5.4 hits. If you can gather a group before then, do so! It's unfortunate that Orgrimmar can't be cross-realmed -- this part of the achievement must be completed with people from your server. To avoid being caught and overrun, arrange the raid via social media or within your guild. Word spreads quickly when these runs go public. Good luck! * * * Filed under: Achievements, Mists of Pandaria Complete your ...
    Release date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:00:00 +0100
  • A little over a month ago the second CentOS Dojo event was held in Phoenix Arizona literally down the street from me. I went and live blogged the event; it was awesome! The third CentOS Dojo event has been scheduled, this time to be held in Aldershot, England on July 12th, 2013. The venue sponsor is CatN hosting. Check out the official event page for information about the speakers, food (there will be beer to drink and flaming pig to ...
    Release date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:40:00 +0100
  • in the nonprofit world, we strive to fund the causes we care about. And to do this, sometimes we need to think like a business--particularly with regards to branding. In recent years, our sector has been using high volumes of digital materials to achieve strategic goals. Many of us are now swimming in servers of uncategorized photos, logos, PDFs, and videos. And many more of us are drowning in them. There are times when we need to spend money to achieve engagement, awareness, and efficiency, and I argue that digital asset management (DAM) is one such expense. Nonprofits brand, market, and advertise like businesses because that is how we raise awareness. And we have to do it well to stand out in an era of information overload. At our hospital, we've used cloud-based DAM to supercharge our marketing efforts. Over the past five years, the bump to efficiency, brand consistency, and collaboration have been immeasurable. If you're in the nonprofit world, here are five ways you can leverage digital asset management to amplify outreach. **1. Save time with self-service** We use photos, videos, logos, graphic standards, and branded templates for outreach. This adds up to a colossal number of ...
    Release date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:56:00 +0100
  • Alban Denoyel founded Sketchfab on the observation that the internet lives largely in 2D but could easily become a 3-dimensional landscape. The website, which Denoyel is calling "YouTube for 3D files," is seeking to raise $1M at TechStars Demo Day. It's a straightforward service: users upload a 3D model to Sketchfab in any of its 27 supported formats, which the server processes and displays using WebGL and HTML5. The graphic can then be embedded on any web page. Accounts are free for "3D enthusiasts." Monetization happens in incremental upgrades for use in advertising, marketing, media, and brand content. The rates stand at $7/month for 3D artists as a portfolio platform, up to $59/month for ecommerce sites. The most expensive enterprise plans support multi-user collaboration. Denoyel is betting on the overtake of 3D everything in the tech industry. For ecommerce sites, he argues, 3D graphics are much more compelling than flat photographs in showcasing the product. SketchFab went live on Quirky this week, so check out the 3D models and decide for yourself. Here are some Sketchfab'd TechCrunch glasses:
    Release date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:08:00 +0100
  • Networking hardware vendor TrendNet today announced the availability of the 2-Bay TN-200 NAS Media Server Enclosure aimed at being a digital media and file storage hub for the home or small office. The TN-200 accepts two 3.5-inch user-supplied SATA hard drives for a total storage capacity of up to 8 Terabytes....
    Release date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 02:00:00 +0100
  • TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 26, 2013) - TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the 2-Bay NAS Media Server Enclosure, model TN-200 -- a powerful entertainment and storage hub for your digital network.
    Release date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:26:00 +0100
  • Few weeks back, a clever hack brought Plex, the popular media server to Apple TV without needing a jailbreak. 9to5Mac via Russian blog iGuides.ru reports that a similar hack now brings UnliMovieTV, a Russian subscription TV & movie service to the device without needing a jailbreak. Continue reading ->
    Release date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:13:00 +0100
  • Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. entered into a strategic partnership enabling customers to run Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure.
    Release date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:50:00 +0100
  • Facebook offered some behind-the-scenes details about its TAO (The Association and Objects) server, which the social network referred to as its graph data store, in a note on the Facebook Engineering page by Software Engineer Mark Marchukov. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    Release date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:42:00 +0100
  • I had a shitty website day on Friday. But an awesome Flickr day today. It was my anniversary and I wanted to post an anniversary tribute to Amy. I ended up writing a post titled Happy 20th Anniversary Amy. I dug up a bunch of old pictures (hosted in our very large photo archive on ... The post Flickr is Back! appeared first on Feld Thoughts.
    Release date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:27:00 +0100
  • TechAmerica Foundation Recognizes PowerMedia XMS as 'Best Of' in Technology products and Services Across Technology Industry - - MILPITAS, Calif.- Dialogic Inc. (OTCQB:DLGC), the Network Fuel™ company,...
    Release date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:48:00 +0100
  • Satya Nadella says Windows Azure should be on the short list of public clouds that every company -- including AWS-loving startups -- should consider. Here's why.
    Release date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0100
  • "I’m not sure I can say this more clearly: we’re not in cahoots with the NSA and there’s is no government program that Google participates in that allows the kind of access that the media originally reported."
    Release date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:42:00 +0100
  • Irving, Texas - - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced its NeoFace® Facial Reco...
    Release date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:02:00 +0100
  • Debut Of An Ongoing Series Hypebot has always been about the business of music. But in this new series, How I Listen, we're asking industry leaders and artists to share how they discover and consume music, along with what they are listening to. First up: David Dufresne, the CEO of music web site and marketing platform Bandzoogle. 1) What device(s) do you use to listen to music? iPhone, iPod Nano in the car, a Yamaha receiver and a pair of Goodmans speakers that are older than I am. I also use an old Telefunken turntable, a Logitech Squeezebox Radio, and...
    Release date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:00:00 +0100
  • It's been a good week for old media. _The Guardian_, _The Washington Post_, _The New York Times_, and _The Wall Street Journal_ have all done a superb job of reporting on the NSA/PRISM revelations. Unfortunately it has also been a terrible _decade_ for them. Newspaper advertising revenue has fallen by more than half since 2007, and paywalls aren't even coming close to covering that loss. Worse yet, nimbler competitors are doing their breakneck best to steal the audience...and they seem to be doing it well.
    Release date: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 14:01:00 +0100
  • Having lived with the TiVo Mini in our master bedroom three months, we're generally pleased with the solution. Yeah, it's possibly overpriced at $250 (including Lifetime service)… but remains the only game in (my) town given Verizon's FiOS TV Media Server delay. And that bug where playback drops towards the end of recordings currently in ... The post TiVo Mini IR Extender & Wall Mount Now Available appeared first on Zatz Not Funny!.
    Release date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:41:00 +0100
  • "Pro" is a funny word. When people say "pros" in contrast to "amateurs," "producers" rather than "consumers," they mean something about relative seriousness. And in tech, they usually invoke these words when they're looking down on tools they feel aren't up to snuff. That's fair. Especially in music making and digital art where money is … Continue -> The post Life After Slots: What the Mac Pro, External Hardware Mean for Production appeared first on Create Digital Music.
    Release date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:20:00 +0100
  • The convergence of mobile, social networking, cloud infrastructure and big data — the Right Now Economy -- sets the stage for excellent venture capital IRRs, says Mark Siegel of Menlo Ventures. The post The Right Now Economy Will Produce Venture Returns of $500B appeared first on peHUB.
    Release date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:47:00 +0100
  • Hewlett-Packard Co. recently unveiled a host of new storage solutions to boost its Converged Infrastructure portfolio.
    Release date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:40:00 +0100
  • We are talking and reading a lot about responsive Web design (RWD) these days, but very little attention is given to Web applications. Admittedly, RWD still has to be ironed out. But many of us believe it to be a strong concept, and it is here to stay. So, why don’t we extend this topic to HTML5-powered applications? Because responsive Web applications (RWAs) are both a huge opportunity and a big challenge, I wanted to dive in. Building a RWA is more feasible than you might think. In this article, we will explore ideas and solutions. In the first part, we will set up some important concepts. We will build on these in the second part to actually develop a RWA, and then explore how scalable and portable this approach is. ### Part 1: Becoming Responsible #### Some Lessons Learned It’s not easy to admit, but recently it has become more and more apparent that we don’t know many things about users of our websites. Varying screen sizes, device features and input mechanisms are pretty much RWD’s reasons for existence. From the lessons we’ve learned so far, we mustn’t assume too much. For instance, a small screen ...
    Release date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:51:00 +0100
  • Filed under: Gear, Gadling Gear Review **HP** Remember the days before smartphones and tablets? Back when our mobile entertainment options were limited to whatever books and magazines we could cram into our carry-on bag and that one movie that was shown three times on a single flight across the Pacific? It may seem like it was a lifetime ago, but it really hasn't been that long at all. Now days when we hit the road, we can carry our entire music collection, multiple movies and TV shows, a library full of books and thousands of photos with us. The options are nearly endless, limited only by the storage capacity of your mobile devices. But when the memory on those devices begins to get full, you have to start making compromises in order to fit everything you want in the limited storage available. In order to make room for the latest episodes of "Downton Abbey" for example, that digital copy of "The Hobbit" may have to go. But what if you didn't have to make those kinds of compromises? What if you could carry a tiny portable media server with you that would not only add storage ...
    Release date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:38:00 +0100
  • Your favorite media streaming application has been updated. Check it out! Read Full Article
    Release date: Sun, 09 Jun 2013 17:30:00 +0100
  • The team behind the Plex media playback package seems to rarely rest, and has most recently pushed an update to the server end of the software. Now up to version 0.9.8 and nearing the lofty 1.0 tag, Plex Media Server is finally offering proper multiuser support, giving each user their own view state. That means your kids can have their own account, for example, with access to only certain silos of content. Even better, the Web, iOS, Android and Roku clients are already prepared for this, and the others are getting updates soon, although it's currently only enabled for PlexPass subscribers. Also new is a "now playing" status which carries more importance thanks to the previously mentioned multiuser feature, all viewable through Plex/Web or accessible via the API. The last major change is that it can create video index file that drops in thumbnails for each section of a video. That enables image previews while navigating on the Roku, and thumbnails of progress in that new now playing feature. On the client end, the Plex blog highlighted an interesting project called PlexConnect which runs on the Apple TV. While that's not new by itself, the twist ...
    Release date: Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:34:00 +0100
  • The team behind the Plex media playback package seems to rarely rest, and has most recently pushed an update to the server end of the software. Now up to version 0.9.8 and nearing the lofty 1.0 tag, Plex Media Server is finally offering proper multiuser support, giving each user their own view state. That means your kids can have their own account, for example, with access to only certain silos of content. Even better, the Web, iOS, Android and Roku clients are already prepared for this, and the others are getting updates soon, although it's currently only enabled for PlexPass subscribers. Also new is a "now playing" status which carries more importance thanks to the previously mentioned multiuser feature, all viewable through Plex/Web or accessible via the API. The last major change is that it can create video index file that drops in thumbnails for each section of a video. That enables image previews while navigating on the Roku, and thumbnails of progress in that new now playing feature. On the client end, the Plex blog highlighted an interesting project called PlexConnect which runs on the Apple TV. While that's not new by itself, the twist ...
    Release date: Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:34:00 +0100
  • Supporting home, SMB, and enterprise systems, TurboSTOR&trade; is optimized for NAS designs running on OCTEON® II and III processors. Systems powered by this solution offer optimal data transfer performance, fully encrypted drives, and support for various client OS's. Along with event monitoring system, software includes integrated GUI and support for hot-swappable hard drives configurable as RAID 0/1/5/10 or JBOD. DLNA and iTunes Media Apple Streaming are supported for home applications. **This story is related to the following:** Software Computer Hardware and Peripherals Search for suppliers of: Database Management Software | Data Communications Software | Client Server Software | Data Storage & Retrieval Systems
    Release date: Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:30:00 +0100
  • Almost every large tech company with email, search, and app capacity denied reports in The Washington Post and the Guardian each of which claimed that the U.S. government tracked the activities of...
    Release date: Fri, 07 Jun 2013 08:53:00 +0100
  • So, you want access to Plex on your Apple TV but don't want to jailbreak the little black box to do so? Never fear -- a hack created by Plex users Baa, roidy and f00b4r called PlexConnect makes the popular media server software available to Apple TV owners without the need to jailbreak. Like most workarounds, PlexConnect does involve a little deviousness. Users hoping to use PlexConnect run a program on a computer connected to the Apple TV that pretends to be Apple's own Trailers app. Next, a network setting is changed on the Apple TV, after which the Apple TV begins to accept Plex content. Of course, a future Apple TV update could easily disable PlexConnect, but the Plex community is full of bright little stars who would probably be able to get the hack working again quickly. A video of PlexConnect at work, complete with loud nose breathing soundtrack, is embedded below. Plex media server on Apple TV ... without jailbreaking originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. ###### Source | Permalink | Email this | Comments
    Release date: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:00:00 +0100
  • A new hack dubbed PlexConnect allows the third-party Plex media server to run on second- and third-generation Apple TVs without jailbreaking, the creators of Plex say. The technique involves running a program on a computer which disguises itself as the Trailer app; changing a setting on the Apple TV is then all that's needed to put everything into motion. The Plex team notes that PlexConnect uses the latest transcoder, supports iTunes DRM, and can also handle AC3 5.1 sound when using the current preview release of Plex....
    Release date: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:01:00 +0100
  • Until now, the only way to run a Plex media server to your Apple TV was to jailbreak it. However, a clever workaround called PlexConnect gives you complete access to your Plex media server, no jailbreak required. Read more...
    Release date: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:30:00 +0100
  • Thanks to an innovative hack, owners of the Apple TV set-top box can now get access to the popular media server software Plex without having to "jailbreak" their devices.
    Release date: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:13:00 +0100
  • There are a number of reasons people jailbreak or want to jailbreak their Apple TV, one of those reasons is to be able to install plugins for Plex. Plex is a media player system that includes Plex Media Center, the front end media player and an associated media server called the Plex Media Server. Continue reading ->
    Release date: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:56:00 +0100
  • TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2013) -   TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today is excited to announce the 2-Bay NAS Media Server Enclosure, model TN-200 -- a powerful entertainment and storage hub of your digital network.
    Release date: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:06:00 +0100
  • Two Plex enthusiasts were able to bring the media center solution to the Apple TV, and their clever hack doesn't even require users to jailbreak their device.
    Release date: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 06:28:00 +0100
  • Google has kicked off its annual DoubleClick event, thinkDoubleClick, and has started off by making a slew of announcements. First, Google is launching a new version of DFA, which it is calling DoubleClick Campaign Manager. It's the biggest upgrade to …
    Release date: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:54:00 +0100
  • One of the original media streaming servers for the PS3 console has been updated. PS3 Media Server 1.8.2 has been released. Read Full Article
    Release date: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:30:00 +0100
  • Are you among the many who had difficulties with Twitter today? For most, this meant that their Tweets were not posting and that they could not view photos, or click on links, posted by other users of Twitter. TechCrunch reports that the outage lasted about 41 minutes. Twitter confirmed the outage with a Tweet from ...
    Release date: Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:57:00 +0100
  • Adaptive images are the current hot topic in conversations about adaptive and responsive Web design. Why? Because no one likes any of the solutions thus far. New elements and attributes are being discussed as a solution for what is, for most of us, a big headache: to provide every user with one image optimized for their display size and resolution, without wasting time, memory or bandwidth with a client-side solution. We have foreground and background images. We have large and small displays. We have regular and high-resolution displays. We have high-bandwidth and low- bandwidth connections. We have portrait and landscape orientations. Some people waste bandwidth (and memory) by sending high-resolution images to all devices. Others send regular-resolution images to all devices, with the images looking less crisp on high-resolution displays. What we really want to do is find the holy grail: the one solution that sends the image with the most appropriate size and resolution based on the browser and device making the request that can also be made accessible. The “clown car” technique is the closest thing we’ve got to a holy grail: leveraging well-supported media queries, the SVG format and the `<object>` element to serve ...
    Release date: Mon, 03 Jun 2013 08:14:00 +0100
  • NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., May 31, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EaseUS Software, a leading provider of data backup and disaster recovery and storage management solutions for the Windows environment, continues to provide PC and Server users the most complete and reliable products since its inception. The newly updated data recovery software EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 6.0 brings a big enhancement for making data recovery much more effective from large hard drives than any other data recovery software in the market.
    Release date: Fri, 31 May 2013 15:25:00 +0100
  • At CES eyeIO claimed its software suite was "studio grade" 4K ready and it will be put to the test soon, since Sony Pictures is licensing it to deliver movies to the FMP-X1 4K media player this summer. Sony didn't have any more details to reveal about its 4K delivery plans just yet, but eyeIO's press release claims its tech is being used on 4K video (3,840 x 2,160) encodes with support for extended color gamut. Besides easier downloading / streaming on bandwidth-constrained connections, it also helps out on the server side by requiring less storage space and distributing files more efficiently. Netflix is another recent licensee of the tech, and while not all responses to some of its new streams have been positive, we'll wait and see what it can push to Sony's $699 box and the Sony 4K TVs it attaches to. Filed under: Home Entertainment, HD, Sony **Comments**
    Release date: Fri, 31 May 2013 12:31:00 +0100
  • At CES eyeIO claimed its software suite was "studio grade" 4K ready and it will be put to the test soon, since Sony Pictures is licensing it to deliver movies to the FMP-X1 4K media player this summer. Sony didn't have any more details to reveal about its 4K delivery plans just yet, but eyeIO's press release claims its tech is being used on 4K video (3,840 x 2,160) encodes with support for extended color gamut. Besides easier downloading / streaming on bandwidth-constrained connections, it also helps out on the server side by requiring less storage space and distributing files more efficiently. Netflix is another recent licensee of the tech, and while not all responses to some of its new streams have been positive, we'll wait and see what it can push to Sony's $699 box and the Sony 4K TVs it attaches to. Filed under: Home Entertainment, HD, Sony **Comments**
    Release date: Fri, 31 May 2013 12:31:00 +0100
  • By Thoreau I think I agree with everything that this fine blogger has to say about punishment, privacy, the digital era, and neck tattoos. Especially neck tattoos. OTOH, this part actually dampens my optimism: we now find not only kids, but adults (especially new adults) getting constantly dinged with the dire warning that Social Media Lasts Forever. I ...
    Release date: Fri, 31 May 2013 01:15:00 +0100
  • Lyndhurst, NJ, USA - - StreamWIDE (FR0010528059 - ALSTW), the specialist in next generation value-added telephony solutions for telecom operators announced that COO Lilian Gaichies will deliver a Keyno...
    Release date: Thu, 30 May 2013 20:07:00 +0100
  • With its quad-core ARM processor, the Drobo 5N is capable of much more than just storing files, and you can now grab a Plex app to help it live up to that potential. Once installed, it'll turn the NAS into a full blown media server to distribute up to 16TB of protected media to any of your Plex- or DLNA- supported SmartTVs, handheld devices, Mac or PC computers, set top boxes and gaming consoles. Plex said that the Drobo, while not capable of performing real-time video transcoding, will be able to demux multiple video and audio streams and transcode multi-channel audio to stereo AAC in real-time. If you already shelled out $600 for one of the speedy boxes -- on top of the drives to populate it -- the free cost of the app is probably a relief. You can grab it from your Drobo Dashboard. Filed under: Storage, Software, HD **Comments** **Source:** Plex, Drobo (Plex product page)
    Release date: Thu, 30 May 2013 13:11:00 +0100
  • With its quad-core ARM processor, the Drobo 5N is capable of much more than just storing files, and you can now grab a Plex app to help it live up to that potential. Once installed, it'll turn the NAS into a full blown media server to distribute up to 16TB of protected media to any of your Plex- or DLNA- supported SmartTVs, handheld devices, Mac or PC computers, set top boxes and gaming consoles. Plex said that the Drobo, while not capable of performing real-time video transcoding, will be able to demux multiple video and audio streams and transcode multi-channel audio to stereo AAC in real-time. If you already shelled out $600 for one of the speedy boxes -- on top of the drives to populate it -- the free cost of the app is probably a relief. You can grab it from your Drobo Dashboard. Filed under: Storage, Software, HD **Comments** **Source:** Plex, Drobo (Plex product page)
    Release date: Thu, 30 May 2013 13:11:00 +0100
  • Chinese hackers have stolen top-secret blueprints to Australia's new intelligence agency headquarters, local media has reported. The cyber attack on a contractor involved with building the new Canberra headquarters of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (Asio) has been traced to a server in China, an investigation by the Four Corners current-affairs television programme has ...
    Release date: Tue, 28 May 2013 09:50:00 +0100
  • **Editor’s note: **_Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive._ Connectify, a Philadelphia-based software company obsessed with making the Internet faster and using Kickstarter to do so, this week pulled the plug on Switchboard, its most recent connectivity campaign. Alex Gizis, Connectify’s CEO, said his backers wanted it that way. Connectify is no stranger to Kickstarter. When the company launched its Dispatch software that aggregates multiple broadband connections to boost speed, it raised over $100,000 and delivered its rewards on time.
    Release date: Sun, 26 May 2013 07:01:00 +0100
  • Assuming you haven't been under a rock, there's a decent chance that you've seen astronaut Chris Hadfield's rendition of David Bowie's _Space Oddity_ (with the lyrics conveniently changed to skip the whole dying in space part). The video was released just before Hadfield returned to earth, and completely fit with Hadfield's time on the International Space Station, where he became the world's first serious social media expert from space -- tweeting, Tumbling and YouTubing up a storm. But... filming a cover song and releasing it via YouTube from space had some people wondering: can you untangle the copyright issues here? Thankfully, Glenn Fleishman dug in over at the Economist (which, lamely, still refuses to name their writers, but now provides the "initials" of bloggers, so you can parse out who's who), and explained what a fine mess it is. The punchline here is that it doesn't really matter, because after a bunch of back and forth negotiations, they got all the permissions they needed directly from David Bowie. But, assuming others start going up into space (yay, private space tourism), this issue is going to be raised sooner or later. Glenn points out that it's kind ...
    Release date: Fri, 24 May 2013 20:45:00 +0100
  • A group of high school students plan to drive from Kansas City to Washington D.C. in a car powered by social media. The teens turned a beat-up 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia into a car of the future through a project called "Mind Drive." Student engineers created a system that allows the engine to run on so-called "social fuel." RELATED:Watch the team remodel the social media car Every tweet, Facebook like or Instagram share is routed into a server connected to the electric engine. Once the server has enough "social fuel" or buzz on social media, power is restored to the engine. "Social media being used to power a car that they built is just so perfect," said Linda Buchner, president of Mind Drive. The teens have a larger goal planned for the remodeled Karmann Ghia. The group plans to drive the car to Washington D.C. -- using social fuel -- and lobby lawmakers to support hands-on education. The students say hands-on education, like the Mind Drive project, helped them turn their lives around. The group leaves for the nation's capital on May 31. The public can support the team and fuel their trip by using #minddrive or ...
    Release date: Fri, 24 May 2013 13:53:00 +0100
  • Back at CES, we admired Verizon's upcoming six-tuner IPTV Media Server (VMS) and thin clients. And while it appears "soon" is off the table, the company has put a stake in the ground at NAB for a September launch. FiOS TV has long offered a whole-home DVR experience, but this evolved solution takes on more ... The post Verizon FiOS IPTV Media Server Slated For Fall Launch appeared first on Zatz Not Funny!.
    Release date: Thu, 23 May 2013 16:17:00 +0100
  • Despite Google Android's long market-share rise against Apple iOS, developers continued to stick with iOS as their first deployment target. While Android offered superior volume, that volume was fragmented between different versions of the OS and disparate hardware. Meanwhile, Apple offered better development tools plus clearer, more profitable revenue options. Even open-source developers tended to congregate on highly proprietary iOS. Something changed in 2012, however, and Android-related open-source development exploded. According to new research from Black Duck Software, new Android-related mobile open-source projects outstripped open source iOS projects by a factor of four in 2012, growing by more than 96% each year since 2007. New iOS project growth, on the other hand, was just 32% from 2011 to 2012. Over 15,000 new Android mobile projects were launched in 2012, bringing the total number of Android projects Black Duck tracks to more than 28,000. New projects associated with the iOS platform numbered nearly 2,500 in 2012, with a cumulative total of more than 7,000 projects. All other mobile platforms accounted for fewer than 500 new projects in 2012, for a total of fewer than 2,000 projects over the 2007 - 2012 period. To be clear, the bulk of developers ...
    Release date: Thu, 23 May 2013 14:03:00 +0100
  • Espoo, Finland - - - Sign Memorandum of Understanding for developing the ecosystem - - Nokia Siemens Networks and Intel signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a set of common objectives ar...
    Release date: Thu, 23 May 2013 14:01:00 +0100
  • RICOH Pro C5100S digital imaging systems print and copy up to 65 ppm while RICOH Pro C5110S units produce up to 80 ppm. Both feature toner transfer and elastic fusing belt systems to maximize quality on heavily textured media. Over 60 attributes can be saved to single Media Library selection, to enhance productivity, while color scanning allows products to serve as hubs for input, processing, and output. Print management is enabled by Fiery® E-22B or server- based Fiery E-42B controllers. **This story is related to the following:** Computer Hardware and Peripherals Printing and Duplicating Equipment Vision Systems Search for suppliers of: Image Scanners | Digital Printers | Printing Equipment & Supplies | Multifunction Printers | Digital Color Printers | Imaging Systems
    Release date: Thu, 23 May 2013 13:29:00 +0100
  • So you want to use the latest builds of Universal Media Server (http://dl.qj.net/) on your machine but don't want to wait for the official release? You can make one yourself with... Read Full Article
    Release date: Thu, 23 May 2013 00:40:00 +0100
  • Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that Thai Global Network (TGN), Thailand's first and only satellite TV broadcasting center, has chosen H...
    Release date: Wed, 22 May 2013 15:57:00 +0100
  • FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - The 3rd Platform, with cloud at its core, will serve as the primary growth driver of the information and communications technology (ICT) industry over the next decade, responsible ...
    Release date: Tue, 21 May 2013 20:42:00 +0100
  • As the Xbox One is shown to the public this week, Microsoft has made it clear that Xbox Live will not be left behind - in fact it's getting some major upgrades in the way of server power, for starters. Microsoft spoke up at the Xbox One event about updating from 500 servers when the Read The Full Story
    Release date: Tue, 21 May 2013 18:45:00 +0100
  • This week on TechCrunch TV's Ask A VC show, we have Mayfield Fund's Managing Director Navin Chaddha in the studio. As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and we’ll ask them during the show.
    Release date: Mon, 20 May 2013 21:09:00 +0100
  • Samsung is offering developers a share of up to $800,000 if they cook up apps for the Galaxy S 4, but they'll have to use the company's Chord SDK for media streaming and impromptu networking if they want a shot at the prize money. The Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013 runs from late June to Read The Full Story
    Release date: Mon, 20 May 2013 09:28:00 +0100
  • It’s not often that a new gadget category comes seemingly out of nowhere, but over the past year we’ve seen the emergence of a new kind of low-cost computer, without the support of a single PC vendor. For less than $100— sometimes less than $50— Android Mini PCs cram all the processing power of a ...
    Release date: Thu, 16 May 2013 23:58:00 +0100
  • What's your technical IQ when it comes to e-Commerce marketing? It had better be high, or you're unlikely to achieve success, or at least the kind of success you probably dream of. These days, the field of e-Commerce technology is ... **Be the first to comment...** **Related Posts:** * How To Start Your Online Business Fast without Any Tech Skills * China Doesn't Like Me! :( * The Canadian Social Media Survey * John Reese Releases 'Interesting' Scribbled Notes * The Super Affiliate's Guide to PPC Marketing
    Release date: Thu, 16 May 2013 18:25:00 +0100
  • Recently I had opportunity to sit with a small group of Pre-Bloggers - people about to start their first blogs. One of the question I was asked was for advice on how much content to have written before launching a new blog. My answer came in two parts: The Ideal Scenario What I actually have ... Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger How Much Content Should I Have Ready to Go When I Launch a Blog?
    Release date: Thu, 16 May 2013 16:23:00 +0100
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Have you ever wondered if a restaurant server would intentionally give you bad service? Some Oklahoma lawmen...
    Release date: Thu, 16 May 2013 05:48:00 +0100
  • Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. is set to order the temporary stop in the release of unofficial election results coming from the Commission on Election's transparency server which is being accessed by watchdogs and media. "Now, I'm going to issue already that we stop the transparency for the meantime. Suspend lang para hindi magkagulo dahil magpo-proclaim na kami mamayang ...
    Release date: Thu, 16 May 2013 05:21:00 +0100
  • Media companies of all sorts enjoy tips from readers and others, some of them being small snippets of information that are more or less without consequence, and with others putting the tipster's job - or worse - at stake. As such, privacy and anonymity are of the utmost importance, and conventional messaging methods often fall Read The Full Story
    Release date: Thu, 16 May 2013 01:05:00 +0100
  • Sponsored Post The bring your own device (BYOD) trend has kicked into high gear. Here are a dozen companies doing great things in the mobile enterprise arena.
    Release date: Wed, 15 May 2013 18:31:00 +0100
  • If you own a smartphone, then you are a target and may not even realize it. Smartphones are increasingly popular not only with consumers, but also with thieves who see the devices as another way to tap into bank accounts and other sensitive information, experts say.
    Release date: Wed, 15 May 2013 18:01:00 +0100
  • _The New Yorker_ on Wednesday launched "Strongbox," an online system for sources to send files and messages to the magazine's journalists with "a reasonable amount of anonymity," as Senior Editor Amy Davidson put it. A source can use Strongbox to send information anonymously in the following way: First, they access the Tor network, which anonymizes users via a series of relays encrypting traffic at each step. Strongbox users then upload their files or messages and get a random code name. The files are encrypted and transmitted to a Conde Nast server separate from the rest of the company's infrastructure Read more... More about New Yorker, Aaron Swartz, Business, and Media
    Release date: Wed, 15 May 2013 16:52:00 +0100
  • ...leading printer manufacturers, including CITIZEN, CORTADO, EPSON, HP, KONICA MINOLTA, KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS, MUTOH, OC, PSi, ROLAND, SAMSUNG, TEC-IT, **TOSHIBA** TEC, UTAX, and ZEBRA. SEH is a VMware Technology Alliance Partner and a Citrix Ready partner. SEH Computertechnik GmbH Public ...
    Release date: Wed, 15 May 2013 12:15:00 +0100
  • Many companies have realized mobile applications can help employees track operations on the go. No wonder DNS provider Dyn has acquired Trendslide, a company with dashboard technology, to enable monitoring for devops.
    Release date: Mon, 13 May 2013 19:55:00 +0100
  • SHANGHAI, CHINA (MARKET WIRE) GreenTouch™, the global consortium dedicated to dramatically improving the energy efficiency of data and communications networks, today shared the findings of new research that shows the net energy consumption in overall networks can be reduced up to 90 percent by 2020. The announcement comes via a live webcast taking place today at 8pm China Standard Time/1pm UK/8am ET. Industry members, along with the general public, are invited to watch the announcement at http://www.media-server.com/m/p/jcczhxay. A video on GreenTouch's progress can also be viewed here:
    Release date: Mon, 13 May 2013 10:00:00 +0100
  • Everyone's favorite media streaming application gets itself another update from the hand of SubJunk and co. See what's been changed between 2.6.3 and 2.6.4. Read Full Article
    Release date: Mon, 13 May 2013 09:00:00 +0100
  • C# / ASP.Net Web Developer needed for leading UK Business - C# / ASP.Net / SQL Server / HTML / CSS / JavaScript This market leading UK Company are part of an international group who provide top of the range C# / ASP.Net business critical solutions across a range of industries such as Law, Finance, Logistics, Social Media and many more. They are currently searching for a talented C# / ASP.Net Developer to join their specialist team of C# / ASP.Net Developers to help them continue to pioneer thei
    Release date: Mon, 13 May 2013 02:32:00 +0100
  • The `<picture>` element is a new addition to HTML5 that’s being championed by the W3C’s Responsive Images Community Group (RICG). It is intended to provide a declarative, markup-based solution to enable responsive images without the need of JavaScript libraries or complicated server-side detection. The `<picture>` element supports a number of different types of fallback content, **but the current implementation of these fallbacks is problematic**. In this article, we’ll explore how the fallbacks work, how they fail and what can be done about it. ### The `<picture>` Element And Fallback Content Like `<video>` and `<audio>`, `<picture>` uses `<source>` elements to provide a set of images that the browser can choose from. The `<source>` elements may optionally contain `type` and `media` attributes to let the browser know the file type and media type of the source, respectively. Given the information in the attributes, the browser should render the first `<source>` with a supported file type and matching media query. For example: <picture> <source src="landscape.webp" type="image/webp" media="screen and (min- width: 20em) and (orientation: landscape)" /> <source src="landscape.jpg" type="image/jpg" media="screen and (min- width: ...
    Release date: Fri, 10 May 2013 15:24:00 +0100
  • Google’s annual developer’s conference is just around the corner, and this year’s I/O event is sure to bring some worthwhile news and announcements. It seems like just yesterday the search engine giant unveiled its flagship Nexus 4 handset alongside Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Nexus 10 tablet, and the ill- fated Nexus Q. This year Google ...
    Release date: Thu, 09 May 2013 17:38:00 +0100
  • > You can do anything but you can’t do everything David Allen In any given day I can find myself reading up on a new W3C proposal, fixing an issue with our tax return, coding an add-on for our product, writing a conference presentation, building a server, creating a video tutorial, and doing front end development for one of our sites. Without clients dictating my workload I’m in the enviable position of being able to choose where to focus my efforts. However, I can’t physically do everything. I’m one half of a two-person web development business—the team behind the little CMS, Perch. I’m also an author and speaker on subjects that range from CSS to technical support, and I enjoy all of it. When we were a service business, what I was actually working on was largely dictated by the requirements of our clients. Whether they wanted to pay me to build servers, manage projects, or write code didn’t really matter. I was exchanging my time for money, doing a range of things I enjoyed. Now that we’re a product company, my greatest challenge is working out where I am best spending my time, while avoiding ...
    Release date: Thu, 09 May 2013 13:31:00 +0100
  • People seem really good at forgetting history. While most people realize that Google bought YouTube early on in that company's existence, they tend to forget that this was, in part, because YouTube was beating the pants off of Google's own online service called Google Video. The big difference? Google Video's launch focused very much on _selling_ videos and using annoying DRM that had to check in with a server any time you wanted to watch. It was a complete and total failure, which probably cost an even larger amount when you realize it made Google more desperate to buy YouTube. A few years later, Google tried again, playing up the ability to pay for videos... and once again it flopped pitifully. A 10 day test brought in just a little bit over $10,000 -- which is hardly worth the effort involved. Perhaps the third time's the charm? People are reporting that YouTube is getting ready to launch a paywall feature, which may have 50 "channels" locked up behind the wall. The idea is to be more of a Hulu or Netflix-type competitor, though rather than a flat fee for access to all locked up ...
    Release date: Wed, 08 May 2013 04:22:00 +0100
  • Before you settle in and fire up Universal Media Server for today's round of streaming, grab the latest update from SubJunk and co. Read Full Article
    Release date: Tue, 07 May 2013 15:00:00 +0100
  • Editor's note: The following is a guest post from Igor Faletski, CEO of Mobify, which provides tools for adapting web sites for smartphones and tablets. You've probably heard people say we're living in "post-PC world." What does that mean for web developers? It means that 30% to 50% of your website’s traffic now comes from ...
    Release date: Mon, 06 May 2013 14:28:00 +0100
  • Facebook removed 27 job listings from its careers page this week, likely after making hires in the areas of measurement, strategic partner development, communications and others. In notable departures news, Chief Accounting Officer David Spillane is reportedly stepping down, with Jas Athwal,...
    Release date: Fri, 03 May 2013 20:18:00 +0100
  • Alpha Brand Media, the publisher of Search Engine Journal, started with just one site in 2007. Acquisitions, mergers, and a few sites launched from scratch brought us many more. When I was CTO of ABM, I learned the hard way how to efficiently on-board and manage both small sites and large sites. My hope is ... ### Author information **Kevin Henrikson** _Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures_ Kevin Henrikson is an Entrepreneur in Residence with Redpoint Ventures.  Kevin is also the co-founder and former CTO of Alpha Brand Media, a digital media publishing company that leverages its expertise in social media, SEO and content marketing to promote its network of blogs and websites reaching millions of visitors every month. He designed the server architecture for ABM and managed all technical resources in support of a network of hundreds of sites. Today he advises on overall strategy and technology. As an angel investor, he enjoys working with ambitious entrepreneurs on disruptive solutions in mobile, enterprise SaaS and the consumer internet. TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn The post "Look Ma, no pager!" Scaling a WordPress Media Network Without Losing Your Sanity appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
    Release date: Fri, 03 May 2013 14:00:00 +0100
  • You can't be too rich, too thin or have too much computing power, but you _can_ spend too much money. Since the first server went into a rack, enterprise IT departments have been balancing cost and performance in the data center. HP's ProLiant BL660c Gen8 blade server and DL560 Gen8 server give them new ways to stack the odds. The single largest operating cost in most data centers is power, and while estimates vary, as much as 50% of that power goes for cooling. Big data, social media and the proliferation of cloud-based applications and mobile clients have spiked demand for server-side processing and throughput. As the installed base grows, so does the cost of energy, further straining IT budgets. In response, HP is leading the server industry's focus on server efficiency. By optimizing power consumption and increasing server density, data centers can significantly reduce their energy needs. Density coupled with increased processing capabilities provides a more compact management environment for administrators, while producing a much greater compute output for a given floor size. HP's latest additions to the ProLiant Scale-up (four or more sockets) portfolio have taken the next steps toward addressing power, performance and floor space congestion. ...
    Release date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:00:00 +0100
  • CERN may be best known for its hunt for the Higgs Boson, but a team at the organization are also tracking down internet history, working to restore the first ever website to its original URL and server. The project, which will see the European Organisation for Nuclear Research restore World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee's first page Read The Full Story
    Release date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:55:00 +0100
  • (MADRID) — A Dutch citizen arrested in northeast Spain on suspicion of launching what is described as the biggest cyberattack in Internet history operated from a bunker and had a van capable of hacking into networks anywhere in the country, officials said Sunday. The suspect traveled in Spain using his van "as a mobile computing office, equipped with various antennas to scan frequencies," an Interior Ministry statement said. Agents arrested him Thursday in the city of Granollers, 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Barcelona, complying with a European arrest warrant issued by Dutch authorities. (MORE: Is Cyberwar Real or Just Hype?) He is accused of attacking the Swiss-British anti-spam watchdog group Spamhaus whose main task is to halt ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills reaching the world's inboxes. The statement said officers uncovered the computer hacker's bunker, "from where he even did interviews with different international media." The 35 -year-old, whose birthplace was given as the western Dutch city of Alkmaar, was identified only by his initials: S.K. The statement said the suspect called himself a diplomat belonging to the "Telecommunications and Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Cyberbunker." Spanish police were alerted in March ...
    Release date: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 21:56:00 +0100
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Twitter account and VK Russian social networking profile have drawn heavy public scrutiny, but he left another, more hidden social media trail: a deleted Instagram account that sources close to him tell CNN once belonged to the accused Boston bomber. The Instagram account, with the user name "jmaister1," no longer exists, and friends of Tsarnaev say it was deleted only recently. An Instagram spokesman declined to comment on the account or disclose when the account was deleted. CNN National Security Analyst Juliette Kayyem says the account could be significant. "If I were an investigator right now, obviously the platform he deleted matters the most," she said. Traces of the jmaister1 account were still visible this week in Google's Web cache and on other archiving sites. Digital sleuths often use those tools to find glimpses of deleted material. "It's exactly like an archive," tech entrepreneur and programmer Sam Altman explained to CNN. "So no matter what changes were made to the page today, on the current server, Google has this sort of imprint from a couple of weeks ago." Tsarnaev's complete account could not be recovered with those tools. Google's cache stores the pages it indexes for variable ...
    Release date: Sat, 27 Apr 2013 04:31:00 +0100
  • This week, KIXEYE has several openings available. The company is hiring a Unity game play engineer, a PHP engineer, a 3-D game engineer, a server engineer, and a mobile client engineer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro. * Unity Gameplay Engineer** KIXEYE **(San Francisco, CA) * PHP Engineer **********KIXEYE **(San Francisco, CA) * 3D Game Engineer** ****KIXEYE **(San Francisco, CA) * Server Engineer ******KIXEYE **(San Francisco, CA) * Mobile Client Engineer** ****KIXEYE **(San Francisco, CA) _Find more great social media jobs on our job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented AllFacebook pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost._ New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
    Release date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:08:00 +0100
  • SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2013) - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Server Business Unit Andrew Feldman will present at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference at 9:20 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Boston.
    Release date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:15:00 +0100
  • Akamai Technologies, Inc. reported earnings of 51 cents per share, which jumped 41.7% from the year-ago quarter and 2.0% from the previous quarter
    Release date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:10:00 +0100
  • You can create fast loading social icons with pure CSS and no images at all like the ones you see in our sidebar. We have...
    Release date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:46:00 +0100
  • Fusion-io had just reported earnings earlier today, announcing $87.7 million in quarterly revenue with a net loss of $20 million, and a drop from last quarter of 27 percent and from the previous year's quarter of seven percent.
    Release date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 02:22:00 +0100
  • (Reuters) - British set-top-box maker Pace Plc (PIC.L) said it expects revenue for the first half to higher than the year-ago period, driven by continuing demand for its media-server products in North America. The company, which supplies decoders ...
    Release date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:09:00 +0100
  • Facebook has officially announced a brand new data center in Altoona, Iowa, which they say will be among the "most advanced and energy efficient facilities of its kind" when it's completed. The data center will be built with the same …
    Release date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:22:00 +0100
  • The Google webmaster reconsideration request revealed no manual Google penalty. Struck by Google Panda 25 on March 15 2013, and a super quick fall in site...
    Release date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:26:00 +0100
  • Enterprise social networking software, which offers social media capabilities adapted for workplace collaboration like employee profiles, activity streams, microblogging and document sharing, has evolved from a “nice to have” to a “should have” status in enterprises. Picking up on that shift, Microsoft plunked down more than $1 billion last summer to buy Yammer—at the time a leading independent provider of ESN software—in order to boost ESN capabilities primarily in its collaboration server SharePoint and also in other products like Office, Lync, Outlook and Dynamics. While Microsoft has been busy working on integrating Yammer with SharePoint behind the scenes, it’s now clear that the effort is complex and that a fusion of the products will take at least two more years to complete. For now, the integration deliverables will be modest. Microsoft said in March that Office 365 customers will get the option this summer to replace SharePoint Online’s activity-stream component with Yammer’s activity stream. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
    Release date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:30:00 +0100
  • New 3.5-Inch WD Performance Adapter Readies 2.5-Inch SAS Drives for Legacy 3.5-inch Datacenter Storage Systems - - IRVINE, Calif. - - WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a world leader in ...
    Release date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:20:00 +0100
  • Over the past several weeks I have been testing the StreamVu Producer Station from StreamVuTV, as you all well know I stream multiple times a week to services like Ustream, Livestream and my own personal Flash Media server that is hosted on Amazon. So I was excited to test the commercial StreamVuTV Producer Station offering. ...
    Release date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 06:26:00 +0100
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    Release date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:29:00 +0100
  • April 18 (Reuters) - Lenovo Group said on Friday it was in preliminary talks about a potential acquisition, following a media report that IBM Corp was negotiating the sale of its x86 server hardware...
    Release date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 02:48:00 +0100
  • Fresh off their victorious repeat of "Worst Company In America" Consumerist award, which the company brass explained away by reminding us how killer- awesome they are, Electronic Arts is now taking steps to mend the wounds with their customers. And by mending the wounds I mean taking down more games on social media sites in which those customers have spent real-world money for in-game currency, without any promise for refunds. So it's less mending wounds and a little more tossing salt on them, I suppose. Per EA's blog: > _Today we are informing players of the difficult decision to retire some of our Facebook games: The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society. For players who have enjoyed our games, we will be making a special offer to introduce you to a PopCap game. You're a valued fan and we want to make sure you get a smooth transition to PopCap. More details about that offer will appear in-game soon._ Yup, those of you who bought currency for game X can either enjoy an offer for game Y, or else you can always have fun by pounding a bunch of sand. Now, it is true ...
    Release date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:45:00 +0100
  • Nokia-Siemens Network was selected by M1, Singapore's to expand the latter's 3G network.
    Release date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 23:00:00 +0100
  • "They're independent businesses, they can choose to do what they wish to," said Aereo's Chet Kanojia at the Ad Age Digital conference today.
    Release date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:48:00 +0100
  • WebRTC allows developers to add real-time voice calls, video chats and file sharing to their web apps without the need for plug-ins. Chrome and Firefox now support this proposed standard, and there is a good chance others will follow suit at some point. Given the experimental nature of WebRTC and some of its implementations, though, most Internet users haven't actually seen it in action, and getting it to run on your own site still takes quite a bit of work despite projects like Conversat.io and others. If you would like to give WebRTC a try and embed a WebRTC-based video chat widget on your own site, the developers over at the Boston-based UI and UX design firm Fresh Tilled Soil just launched an embeddable WebRTC-based video chat widget that you can use. We embedded the chat below: Just like most similar projects, all you have to do is decide on a channel name, share it with a friend and you should be up and running a few seconds later. That is, of course, if you are using a compatible browser. For now, you need to use the latest stable version of Chrome on the ...
    Release date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:15:00 +0100
  • Singapore - - - Nokia Siemens Networks implements its Liquid Core platform and radio network, refarms GSM 900 MHz frequency to expand operator's 3G network - - Customers of M1, a leading full-service p...
    Release date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:16:00 +0100
  • Premium video extensions in HTML5 are opening the door for Netflix to embrace a more standards-based format for video playback, but it's doing so cautiously. The reason for Netflix's use of Silverlight in the first place is due to its need to provide DRM and ensure that its users aren't copying its content or displaying it in places where they're not authorized to.
    Release date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 01:11:00 +0100
  • Do you know that for every single second delay in your website loading speed your website conversion rate goes down by at least 7%? Do you also know that 40% of potential visitors to your website will abandon it if it takes more than 3 seconds to load? These and more insightful data can be found in this Econsultancy study; however, I’m not here to talking about website speed data but to share some practical tips to help you significantly improve your website speed. In other words, one of the top ways to kill your website is if it is slow. Whether you’re a blogger, a small business or a corporation, a slight delay in how long it takes for your website to load could be costing you a lot in revenue while some little tweaks to make your website faster could double conversions on your website. Here are a few tips for you: **1. Limit the Number of Plugins or Addons that Power Your Website** This is especially important if you’re a WordPress user; it’s impossible to run a website that is powered by WordPress or other major CMS without using a few plugins ...
    Release date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:00:00 +0100
  • Microsoft’s Media Player Redirection is great technology that allows a near native user experience when playing videos trough RDP. But sometimes it can be hard to tell if it is working (not be confused with if it is ‘enabled’). This Microsoft tip helps you determine if it is working. Especially in RDP8 the server side […]
    Release date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:15:00 +0100
  • ### Review DJ, developed by Spartacus Rex, is a free deejay mobile application designed for Android devices. **It is a hardcore music mixing system to merge two songs**. It supports multi-touch gestures and provides intelligent controls differentiated by forms, icons and colors. Make a jump forward or backward, change the pitch or the speed of the track by percentages, count the BPM and dominate the tempo. This application **is ideal to make a strong beginner performance**. The interface is very intuitive; you can change the orientation of the screen and manipulate both decks at the same time, make a zoom in on the waveform and the timeline, apply an effect, return to the beginning of the song or make a great crossfade. ### How to use The main window has four tabs: _Visual, Mixer, Left Deck_ and _Right Deck_. It operation is simple; the interface is visual appealing, and it recognizes agile gestures on the screen. **The interface, the main window and the operative are divided into two music tracks**; it is not a symmetrically dividing line but rather a way of operation. > ___It supports multi-touch gestures and provides intelligent controls differentiated by forms, icons and colors___ The _Mixer_ ...
    Release date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:36:00 +0100
  • PCN announces the introduction and availability of its UltraEdge system for rapid cost effective deployment of VoIP and Unified Communication data networks. With a single Ethernet connection to access the Internet or outside data networks, the UltraEdge system requires limited IT knowledge for installation and enables access and transport for IP device connectivity at every edge. Using any grade copper the UltraEdge VoIP system easily interfaces to existing junction boxes, legacy PBX consoles, or other wiring infrastructure already in place. Providing maximum capabilities and feature rich applications, the system is a true IP networked solution leveraging PCN's high-performance 19" Rack Mount Multi-Channel Server (PCN3485-MCS4) for 10/100 IP transport to every UltraEdge module (PCN3485-SCC1) which enables access for VoIP enabled phones or other devices. Unlike media converters, each UltraEdge module is a true Ethernet switch where each end point has access for up to three Ethernet RJ45 ports. Unlike DSL extenders and converter technologies, the PCN UltraEdge solution is built on PCN's patented "Dynamic Adaptive Channeling" data prioritization algorithms which run over 500 times per second in real time scanning, monitoring and managing the physical layer of legacy copper looking for anomalies and moving IP data to its most optimum ...
    Release date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:03:00 +0100
  • Do you want to recover all types of lost files and folders from your partitioned hard disk drive? If yes, then read this article for instant recovery of your misplaced data from fixed drives and usb removable media in sophisticated manner. Have your Operating System failed to response due to virus attack? Just relax! Now you can simply retrieve back your missing data such as pictures, images, documents, photo collections, video clippings from hard disk drive volumes partitioned on NTFS or FAT file systems with provide multi support to SATA, EIDE, IDE, ATA, PATA, SCSI drives. Specifically developed recover data files utility restores missing compressed and encrypted files from usb supportive storage media, digital cameras or varieties of memory card devices. Enhanced recover ipod tool restores lost music albums, video collections, audio songs, mp3 files from mp3 and other electronic music players with supports all major versions of Windows Operating System that include Windows XP Editions, Vista, NT, 7, Server 2003 etc. If your mobile phone has been accidently formatted and all your favorite messages has been deleted, now what to do? Calm down! Recover sms utility helps you to restore all lost text messages (i.e. ...
    Release date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:07:00 +0100
  • It's not that you _need_ a hardware-based H.264 live streaming encoder hanging around in your fifth pocket, but if you're looking to capture more of life's moments, why not? Scheduled for a proper introduction at NAB Show 2011, the Minicaster is capable of encoding and delivering a number of streams while also recording at the same time, and those settings can be tweaked directly on the unit itself. The company recommends using it with Wowza Media Server, and if you're looking to become the world's next Ustream star, investing in one of these may not be such a bad idea. Emphasis on _may_, given that the asking price is eluding us at the moment. **Comments**
    Release date: Sat, 02 Apr 2011 07:27:00 +0100
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    Release date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:40:00 +0100
  • You may have the issue that surfaced recently (December 2010-January 2011) that the standard FAQ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977116 steps will not fix. **First**, you will need to change yours DNS servers to resolve the issue. The theory is that somewhere along the line, caching DNS/proxy servers have corrupt/bad information that impacts some, but not all US users. Go to http://www.dnsserverlist.org/ which will automatically determine the best DNS servers based on your IP address. Pick two and carefully get the IP addresses. **Next**, you will need to change your network settings on your Windows Media Center PC(s) to use these. This will override any settings on your router and/or the DNS settings provided by your ISP via DHCP: 1. Start Menu, Control Panel 2. Select "Network And Internet" 3. Select "Network and Sharing Center" 4. Select "Change adapter settings" on the left side of the screen 5. Right-click your network adapter and then select properties from the menu. (For example: "Wireless Network Connection" or "Local Area Connection") 6. On the Networking tab, double-click "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" 7. Check "Use the following DNS server addresses" 8. Carefully type in the DNS Server IPs you want to use. 9. Click Ok and ...
    Release date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:20:00 +0100
  • I’d forgotten that I’d converted many Battlestar Galactica Recorded TV files recorded using Windows Media Center to mp4 files and stashed them away on a NAS drive. I just had one of those A HA moments and uploaded one of them to my iDisk in the cloud (which comes with my MobileMe subscription). I had been thinking of iDisk as a place in the cloud to stash files, but not as a streaming server. I downloaded the iDisk app to my iPad (and to my iPhone) and yup, I’ve got another place to store media files that can be served to my computers and iPxxx devices over the Internet. Apple supplies 10GB of cloud storage space (compared to the 25GB Microsoft supplies with SkyDrive, but MS doesn’t seem to have an App in the App store <G>). Here are a couple of captures from my iPad:
    Release date: Wed, 04 Aug 2010 16:51:00 +0100
  • During the migration of Who Ate All the Pies to a new server - something that was necessary because it seems the old server was hacked by a disgruntled ex- Shiny Media employee (Pies was being hosted by Shiny for six months...
    Release date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 10:54:00 +0100
  • Rogers Cadenhead recently posted his thoughts on why the rssCloud concept "failed to catc