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Hadoop creator: 'Google is living a few years in the future and sending the rest of us messages'

The co-creator of the Hadoop distributed computing platform on how Google's systems of today are shaping the business systems of tomorrow.<p>Want to …

Big Data

How Millennials Use Facebook for Professional Networking

A new study shows us that Generation Y members on Facebook have on average 16 colleagues as friends. The fact that 18 to 29-year olds use Facebook …

Two killed as heavy rain lashes region

Manama/Muscat: The heavy rains that have been lashing the Saudi capital have claimed at least one life, according to civil defence officials in …

25 Technologies Every Smart City Should Have

You think cities are crowded now? By 2030, more than 5 billion people will live in urban settings. But before we get to that kind of population …

KAEC Forum

The Future of Cities - Future of cities

<i>In the first Future of Cities blog post the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport, explains what the project is about and what</i> …

NSA surveillance: narrow defeat for amendment to restrict data collection

The first major legislative challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records from millions of Americans was defeated by only a narrow margin on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to the Obama administration that congressional anger about the extent of domestic …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history • NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward …

The Most Beautiful Islands in Africa and the Indian Ocean

Condé Nast Traveler readers picked their top five favorite islands in Africa and the Indian Ocean for the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards, and they include Seychelles and the Maldives (naturally).<p>The Caribbean and Pacific may get a lot of attention for their tropical, tree-flanked islands, but the …

Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

Previous<p>The World's Most Beautiful Train Stations<p>Our Editors' Favorite Places to Travel Solo<p>A Road Trip Through Portugal's Algarve Region<p>The Best Cities for Expats<p>The Best Hidden Beaches in Italy<p>Next<p>Make It Rain<p>How to blow your tax refund ASAP.<p>Previous<p>Where to Go With Your Tax Refund in 2018<p>Best …

10 things billionaires won’t tell you

<b>1.“We just get richer and richer.”</b><p>The past 35 years have been a period of extraordinary wealth creation by billionaires, according to a new “2015 …

Demographics

Seattle Presses Pause on Its Mass Surveillance Plans

10 Most Expensive Restaurants in the World

Fine dining at Michelin-starred restaurants around the world can come at a price. But what you get for those high price tags (which can often be …

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo - Costa Rica A...

<b>Andaz Peninsula Papagayo - Costa Rica</b><p>A one-of-a-kind Hyatt hotel in Costa Rica, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo captures visitors primarily with its lovely …

Inside London’s Top-5 best-designed restaurants - Luxurylaunches

We took you through the United States and our next cuisine-meets-design pit stop lies within the kingdom that gave us Gordon Ramsay, a.k.a. …

Three Locations You Must Visit Before You Die - Luxurylaunches

The world is awash with amazing holiday destinations, so how do you choose where to go? We look at three different, but equally magical locations …

Here's Why You Can't Get a Good Night's Sleep in a Hotel

By Amy Plitt, Condé Nast Traveler<p>Traveling can be highly rewarding, but there's no doubt about it--long hours on the road and jetlag can seriously hinder getting a good night's sleep. Travel-induced insomnia is something that The Benjamin Hotel, a luxury hotel in Manhattan, takes seriously. The …

10 Ways to Upgrade Holiday Travel

<b>Airline Travel Then and Now</b><p><i>Photo: British Air and Orbitz.com</i><p>Air travel can be a nightmare under the best of circumstances and the busiest travel day of the year is just weeks away. Between Friday, November 22 and Tuesday, December 3, an estimated 25 million passengers will fly, peaking on Sunday, …

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Private Luxury Ski Resort in Montana by Len Cotsovolos

Designed by Len Cotsovolos of LC²Design Services, this amazing vacation retreat at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana is truly spellbinding in …

With $3M In Funding, Qloo Launches To Let You Discover Interesting Content In Eight Categories

Qloo, an iOS app that makes personalized recommendations across a wide range of categories, has closed a $3 million seed funding round with participation from angel investors Samih Toukan and Hussam Khoury, founders of Maktoob (which was acquired by Yahoo in 2009) and Cross Creek Pictures founding …

Cisco sees a decline, and collaboration is flat

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Cisco posted lower-than-expected numbers for the fiscal first quarter yesterday, and gave guidance for the next quarter of …

Google's Street View maps the watery roadways of Venice

Google's Street View has taken us all the way up (to the Burj Khalifa) and all the way down (to the Great Barrier Reef), so where else is there to go but the world's most romantic city? That's right, the search giant has taken its backpack-worn Trekker units to Venice, letting you explore its …

BlackBerry Messenger for iOS Updated With Support For WiFi Devices

BlackBerry has released an update for its Messenger iOS app that brings its service to iPad and iPod Touch devices. In addition, the company has also added a new feature to invite user contacts into groups by email, enabled sharing of BBM Pins and barcodes to social networks, and added a way to …

Fab’s Chief Product Officer Among Execs Being Laid Off (Updated)

As we reported yesterday, embattled e-commerce startup Fab is planning to notify 50 to 100 employees this week that they will be out of jobs in three …

Pinterest Is Now The Fastest Growing Content-Sharing Platform

Most small business owners know they should be engaging customers on social media but, beyond setting up a Facebook page, are unclear how and where to focus their efforts.<p>Perhaps surprisingly, photo site Pinterest is now the fastest-growing platform for online content sharing, according to a new …

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