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Big Data: Rise of the Machines

For a column that laid out some second thoughts on Big Data, one of the people I talked to was Thomas H. Davenport, who has worked in the fields of knowledge management and analytics for 15 years. Data analytics is the predecessor to Big Data. He knows the context — what’s new and what’s not with Big Data — as… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Health Care Hackers and Guns for Christmas

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Facebook Stock: Will It Go Up?Blogs.wsj.com |  Feeling bullish on Facebook. – Suzanne Spector A Sad Day for PetvilleNews.cnet.com |  Zynga closes a bunch of games. – Suzanne Spector Windfall for Electronic ArtsOrlandosentinel.com |  Tale… Read more →

Velocity Micro launches three NoteMagix Ultrabook laptops

With CES approaching next month, things have been relatively quiet on the Ultrabook front lately. But Velocity Micro is ending 2012 with the launch of a trio of new NoteMagix laptops that uses the Intel notebook computing platform. You may know the Velocity Micro brand from its gaming PCs, but you won’t be doing much hard-core… Read more →

Thunderbolt: Back into the closet with forthcoming optical cables

Good news for Mac content creators! Sumitomo Electric Industries recently announced it will offer optical cables up to 30 meters (98 feet) in length. This will mean noisy Thunderbolt storage can be located in soundproof closets, away from the host Macintosh computers. The optical Thunderbolt cable is an active optical cable that enables long-distance transmission… Read more →

Samsung possibly prepping a transparent portrait television

For the most part, you can look at a television and know that it is, in fact, a television. For reasons passing understanding, Samsung seems interested in changing that with what looks suspiciously like a transparent, portrait-oriented television. Samsung is no stranger to using CES as a test bed for some of their less conventional products…. Read more →

A Conversation With Suneet Singh Tuli of DataWind

Stan Honda/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesSuneet Singh Tuli. Suneet Singh Tuli, the chief executive of DataWind, the company behind the $40 Aakash tablet, spoke to The New York Times in New York on Nov. 29, a day after the world’s cheapest computer was unveiled by Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, at the United Nations headquarters.   The project,… Read more →

Google: What you need to do in mobile in 2013

The year drawing to a close has been quite active in the mobile technology space. I will not recap it, that’s been done plenty of times in many places. Predictions of what we will see appearing on the market next year are just as plentiful so none of that here. What I will offer is… Read more →

Katz, Sapper and Miller, a NetApp Flexpod customer profile

Darrell Williams, Director Information Systems for Katz, Sapper & Miller, spoke with Virtually Speaking about his organization’s use of Cisco’s UCS servers combined with NetApp’s Flexpod Please introduce yourself and your organization Darrell Williams, Director Information Systems for Katz, Sapper & Miller, recognized as one of the nation’s 50 most efficient and fiscally successful accounting… Read more →

Daily Report: India Still Waits for Cheap Tablet

The idea was, and still is, captivating: in 2011, the Indian government and two Indian-born tech entrepreneurs unveiled a $50 tablet computer, to be built in India with Google’s free Android software. The government would buy the computers by the millions and give them to its schoolchildren. But as Pamposh Raina, Ian Austen and Heather Timmons report, it has become… Read more →

Ryan Block: Why I’m Quitting Instagram

Ryan Block, co-founder of gdgt.com. The flap over Instagram’s changing its terms of service has not died down even weeks after its announcement and subsequent partial reversal. People are still arguing whether Instagram’s users will stay loyal to the service. Ryan Block, former editor in chief of AOL’s Engadget and the co-founder of the popular tech community site Gdgt, writes… Read more →