Latest News - March 2013
- It's World Backup Day: Time to Protect Your Data!
- Vizio Ships Spring 2013 Laptop And Desktop Windows 8 PC Line-Up
- Lenovo Adds ThinkCentre Edge 62z To Its All-In-One PC Portfolio
- 2020 Census Will Use Internet And Smartphones
- How the DDoS Attack on Spamhaus Could Have Been Prevented
- Future Generation Smartphone Tech To Include Biometric Security
- Oculus Rift Developer Kits To Launch with Unreal, Team Fortress 2 On Way
- Lenovo Looking to Acquire NEC’s Mobile Phone Business Unit
- Twitter's Ad Revenue May Top $1 Billion in 2014
- Most Powerful University Supercomputer Now Cranking Around The Clock
- Drobo Adds Cloud Copy And Plex Media Server Support To 5N NAS
- Menlo Park City Council 'Likes' Facebook's Plans For Second Campus
- Bitcoin Currency Now More Valuable Than 20 Traditional National Currencies
- Activision’s Facial Character Animation Tech Demo Is Freakily Realistic
All News for March 2013
A wise man once said, "I pity the fool... who doesn't backup their data", and despite having just made that up, it's a piece of guidance that I stand behind 100%. Part of the reason I feel so strongly about backing-up important data is that on two occasions in the past, I have been foolish enough to lose data because I... Read more...
At this point, CES 2013 feels like it was eons ago. But in fact, it was but a few months ago that the technology universe descended upon Las Vegas, and Vizio decided to showcase a few new touch-enabled PCs for the first time. Now, those very machines are ready for shipment, if you've got the coin to snag one. The... Read more...
Lenovo's adding a new all-in-one machine to its portfolio this week, with the ThinkCentre Edge 62z being unwrapped for small businesses and enterprise spaces. It sports a conventionally tough and no-nonsense exterior, boasting an 18.5" LCD, a starting price of just $549, and a marketing plug that'll see it headed... Read more...
Remember when encyclopedia sets were sold as genuine hard-backed books, with folks walking door to door to sign you up for the year's latest and greatest edition? Man, those were the days. And soon, we'll be saying the same about the census. According to a new report, the Census Bureau will conduct the 2020 census via the Internet. A trial... Read more...
DDoSing a Web server has become the de facto way to exact revenge on someone, or some company. Not a week, or sometimes even a day, will go by when you can't read about some ongoing DDoS attack. We've seen them spawned by Internet goofs to professional criminals. DDoSing is easy, and it's effective. That's why it's so heavily-used.... Read more...
It’s an obvious solution to a rampant problem, and indeed, biometric security measures will be coming to more and more mobile devices in the near future. As we rely more on our smartphones for everything from communications to content consumption to banking, there’s a deep well of data parked on or... Read more...
It’s been a busy week for Unreal Engine 3; and now, Oculus announced that it has partnered with Epic Games to release a special Unreal Development Kit (UDK) that’s ready for the Oculus Rift. It’s coming for free to all developers along with Oculus integration. “With the Oculus-ready version of... Read more...
Lenovo has a really good thing going with its computer business as it wrestles with Hewlett-Packard for the shipment crown, and though the company continues to experience better growth in the PC market than its rivals, it also recognizes there's a mobile movement taking place. Perhaps for that reason, Lenovo is reportedly looking to acquire... Read more...
Just as it's been for Facebook, mobile's proving a game changer for Twitter, the microblogging service that's home to over 200 million active users. In light of this, research firm eMarketer bumped its forecast for Twitter's ad revenue to $582.8 in 2013 before nearing $1 billion next year. That's up from $288.3 million in 2012 and $139.5 million... Read more...
Desktops may be losing steam as the segment gives way in some part to more mobile machines, but oddly, the largest desktops of all are seeing a huge uptick in attention. Supercomputers far and wide are becoming all the rage at institutions and educational facilities, as the world looks to plow more into science and... Read more...
It's been some while since Drobo has cranked out a new, ultra-smart NAS drive, but that doesn't mean the innovation is on pause. This week, the data storage outfit announced a new software application platform that enables enhanced mobile and cloud-connect capabilities for Drobo 5N customers. The first two... Read more...
Who says the economy is still rough in Northern California? Just months after Apple announced plans that it would soon be moving ahead with a second headquarters south of San Francisco, Facebook has now received the proper blessings to construct a second campus in Menlo Park, California. The secondary headquarters... Read more...
The first time I heard of "Bitcoin", I admit that I found the premise to be a little far-fetched... something that simply wouldn't work. But time and time again, examples creep up that give some credence to the currency, and even today, online vendors have been adding Bitcoin to their lists of accepted payment... Read more...
One of the best things about any Game Developers Conference is that it's where much of the interesting tech soon to hit our video games is first shown off. It's no surprise, then, that it's been the place to be for advanced character rendering and of course, the Holy Grail of them all, facial animation... Read more...