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Can SOA liberate the cloud?

Tom Nolle, president of CIMI Corporation, says it’s high time for a new vision in the evolution of cloud computing. That is, to bring in the experience and sensibilities of service oriented architecture, essentially building a cloud architecture on what he calls “Distributed SOA.” What does Nolle mean by Distributed SOA? It builds on a… Read more →

Puzzlebox Orbit is a toy helicopter you control with your brain

If you have ever taken one of those classes in college that aims to, for example, teach you “physics as related to popular movies,” then you’ve already experienced what “fun education” is supposed to be like. Now, with a Kickstarter campaign that already reached its funding goal, educational company Puzzlebox aims to give everyone the chance… Read more →

Conceived in Haste, India’s Internet Law Now Targeted for Change

Mahesh Kumar/Associated PressA girl opening the Facebook page on her mobile phone in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Civil rights activists, free speech advocates, lawyers and politicians have spoken out in recent days against India’s controversial Internet laws, after two women were arrested in Mumbai for criticizing in a Facebook post the city’s shutdown after the Hindu leader Bal K. Thackeray’s death… Read more →

Conceived in Haste, India’s Internet Law Now Targeted for Change

Mahesh Kumar/Associated PressA girl opening the Facebook page on her mobile phone in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Civil rights activists, free speech advocates, lawyers and politicians have spoken out in recent days against India’s controversial Internet laws, after two women were arrested in Mumbai for criticizing in a Facebook post the city’s shutdown after the Hindu leader Bal K. Thackeray’s death… Read more →

Conceived in Haste, India’s Internet Law Now Targeted for Change

Mahesh Kumar/Associated PressA girl opening the Facebook page on her mobile phone in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Civil rights activists, free speech advocates, lawyers and politicians have spoken out in recent days against India’s controversial Internet laws, after two women were arrested in Mumbai for criticizing in a Facebook post the city’s shutdown after the Hindu leader Bal K. Thackeray’s death… Read more →

Conceived in Haste, India’s Internet Law Now Targeted for Change

Mahesh Kumar/Associated PressA girl opening the Facebook page on her mobile phone in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Civil rights activists, free speech advocates, lawyers and politicians have spoken out in recent days against India’s controversial Internet laws, after two women were arrested in Mumbai for criticizing in a Facebook post the city’s shutdown after the Hindu leader Bal K. Thackeray’s death… Read more →

Conceived in Haste, India’s Internet Law Now Targeted for Change

Mahesh Kumar/Associated PressA girl opening the Facebook page on her mobile phone in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Civil rights activists, free speech advocates, lawyers and politicians have spoken out in recent days against India’s controversial Internet laws, after two women were arrested in Mumbai for criticizing in a Facebook post the city’s shutdown after the Hindu leader Bal K. Thackeray’s death… Read more →

Conceived in Haste, India’s Internet Law Now Targeted for Change

Mahesh Kumar/Associated PressA girl opening the Facebook page on her mobile phone in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Civil rights activists, free speech advocates, lawyers and politicians have spoken out in recent days against India’s controversial Internet laws, after two women were arrested in Mumbai for criticizing in a Facebook post the city’s shutdown after the Hindu leader Bal K. Thackeray’s death… Read more →

G.E. Looks for the Next Digital Disruption

SAN RAMON, Calif. — When Sharoda Paul finished a postdoctoral fellowship last year at the Palo Alto Research Center, she did what most of her peers do — considered a job at a big Silicon Valley company, in her case, Google. But instead, Ms. Paul, a 31-year-old expert in social computing, went to work for General Electric. Ms. Paul is… Read more →

The Promise in Deep-Learning Programs

The advances have led to widespread enthusiasm among researchers who design software to perform human activities like seeing, listening and thinking. They offer the promise of machines that converse with humans and perform tasks like driving cars and working in factories, raising the specter of automated robots that could replace human workers. The technology, called deep learning, has already been… Read more →

RFID-laiden Scrabble board costs $32,000

If you happen to have an extra $32,000 lying around, it appears that you can build a custom, RFID-enabled Scrabble board. Yes, that’s an RFID tag on every tile and an RFID antenna on every square… along with some cool lighting. That’s what Mind Sports International (MSI) did as part of an upcoming event in Prague…. Read more →