Prelert's Anomaly Detective: Finding Black Swans in Big Data
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Prelert's Anomaly Detective: Finding Black Swans in Big Data

When presented with huge amounts of otherwise indigestible Big Data, Prelert's Anomaly Detective applies analytical and statistical techniques to spot anomalies.

01/24/15

Michael Kors Duracell iPhone Power Case: How cool do I look now?
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Michael Kors Duracell iPhone Power Case: How cool do I look now?

I have tested many, many very practical iPhone cases but I now find myself in a very different aesthetic place because I am now sporting an iPhone case from a whole different dimension: The Blingiverse. Yep, I’ve been toting around a...

01/22/15

Project Exergy: Using cloud computing to heat homes
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Project Exergy: Using cloud computing to heat homes

Project Exergy wants to combine the largest energy consuming end use in our country, heating and cooling, with the fastest growing consumer of energy today, computation. Our goal is to eventually eliminate 2% of US electricity...

01/21/15

New Google Translate includes VR signage, photo and speech
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New Google Translate includes VR signage, photo and speech

If you’ve ever travelled in a country where you don’t speak the language you’ll know how confusing and frustrating it can be to try to make sense of things like signs, particularly when you’re trying to find catch a plane or train....

01/19/15

Premises Automation: Lighting with the Philips Hue system
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Premises Automation: Lighting with the Philips Hue system

The Philips Hue system is, by far, the best premises automation system for lighting I've tested so far

01/17/15

UK PM wants to ban unbreakable encryption! OK but only if ...
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UK PM wants to ban unbreakable encryption! OK but only if ...

If Western governments want that kind of control over their citizens then it has to be symmetrical which would mean that all government activities other than those that could be proved to be truly in the national interest (how to make...

01/17/15

Self-repairing disk arrays: Cheaper and more reliable than RAID 6
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Self-repairing disk arrays: Cheaper and more reliable than RAID 6

A group of researchers have come up with a better storage resiliency solution that gets around maintenance problems by never requiring disks to be replaced and ensuring "five nines" reliability. The authors point out that with...

01/16/15

Security uses social media to capture football fan for
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Security uses social media to capture football fan for "thought crime"? Not!

When Jake Berlin appeared to get thrown out of a Steelers game many media outlets, both large and small, jumped on the bandwagon of “everyone is watching everyone” and concluded that what some referred to as Berlin’s “thought crime”...

01/06/15

Hot Tip: You've lost your only Windows 7 password, what now?
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Hot Tip: You've lost your only Windows 7 password, what now?

How to perform a password reset on Windows 7 which, if you’ve lost the password to the only active account, will come in pretty handy ...

01/04/15

13 reasons why your newsletter sucks
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13 reasons why your newsletter sucks

Newsletters are a central tool of online marketing; get yours right and your audience will pay attention to you and whatever you’re trying to promote. Get it wrong and if you’re lucky people will just route your newsletter straight to...

01/03/15

Zapier zaps connecting apps
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Zapier zaps connecting apps

You could argue that the main task of IT is to connect stuff together. We connect data to processes, processes to people and other processes, hardware to hardware … it’s all about getting stuff talking to achieve a goal. Zapier wants...

12/30/14

So you got your drone or GoPro for Christmas ... what are you going to edit the footage with?
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So you got your drone or GoPro for Christmas ... what are you going to edit the footage with?

So, you got a drone for Christmas or maybe a GoPro and you’ve shot some footage ... now what are you going to do with it? If you’re a Windows user you should check out MAGIX Fastcut, an editing application with a features that make it...

12/28/14

Facebook's AIs want you to stop you making a fool of yourself
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Facebook's AIs want you to stop you making a fool of yourself

Facebook plans to apply the latest in AI to help you help yourself to not look like a jackass. The idea is to use artificial intelligence software to detect the signs of inebriated behavior in images and warn users before they post...

12/20/14

PixiePath to offer cloud platform for drone flight control
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PixiePath to offer cloud platform for drone flight control

A new startup, PixiePath, plans to become the flight control of the drone world by offering what the company calls a “Drone Fleet Orchestration Platform”. They address drone operators looking for drone fleet support, systems...

12/13/14

7 Chrome developer extensions I can't live without
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7 Chrome developer extensions I can't live without

Over the six years since Chrome’s launch I’ve tested literally hundreds of extensions for Google's Chrome browser and there are a handful of development-oriented add-ons that I now find I can’t live without …

12/06/14

Sites that don't like Chrome for no obvious reason

Sites that don't like Chrome for no obvious reason

For reasons I can't fathom, certain sites don’t seem to work with Google’s Chrome browser. I find this extraordinary and the site that annoys me most when it comes to not working properly with Chrome is Wells Fargo.

12/06/14

CuBox-i4Pro: A whole lotta Linux or Android for not a whole lotta cash
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CuBox-i4Pro: A whole lotta Linux or Android for not a whole lotta cash

You can use the CuBox-i4Pro as an Android machine, a general purpose Linux host with or without external storage, or run the open source media player XBMC. As a platform for OEM projects the CuBox-i4Pro is a clean, elegant, and...

11/29/14

"Reply All," "Startup," and TAL: Podcasts you need to hear ...

As a technical, well-informed Internet user you should be listening to the podcast Reply All, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman and published by the newly-founded startup, Gimlet Media. Gimlet Media is CEO’ed by Alex Blumberg, an...

11/29/14

A3, Advanced Adaptive Applications: The end of server malware and hacking?

A3, Advanced Adaptive Applications: The end of server malware and hacking?

A3, a new container- and VM-based system promises to not only detect but also fix malware and hacking attacks

11/22/14

Forget your robot overlords: Watch out for Lethal Autonomous Systems that make mistakes

Forget your robot overlords: Watch out for Lethal Autonomous Systems that make mistakes

A new paper on artifically intelligent Lethal Autonomous Systems examines the possibility of them making mistakes and concludes they will and that the ethical and moral dangers of LASs are significant

11/22/14

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