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The NYT buying Wirecutter and Sweethome is so much more amazing than you think

Brian built incredibly useful sites that run on their own combo of trust and earnest nerdiness, offering up a killer utility to readers without …

PCMag Startup Toolkit: August 2016

We're back with a new roundup of the best hardware, software, and applications tested in the PCMag Labs over the past month to kick your startup into …

Windows 10

A New Trilogy: The Enterprise Architect's Intro to Microservices

An architect's guide to going from monolith to microservices Earlier this summer, Lightbend CTO & Co-founder (and creator of Akka) Jonas Bonér and …

Turbulence Ahead: Delta Computer Outage Is Just The Start, Say Experts

A combination of complex legacy computer systems and strict uptime requirements make more of these disruptions almost inevitable.<p>After a data center outage caused Delta Air Lines to cancel more than 2,100 flights this week, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the company’s doing everything it can to make …

Delta Airlines

More airline outages predicted as carriers grapple with 1960s technology

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Airlines will likely suffer more disruptions like the one that grounded about 2,000 Delta flights this week because major carriers have not invested enough to overhaul reservations systems based on technology dating to the 1960s, airline industry and technology experts told …

Make This Simple Lebanese Garlic Sauce and Eat it on Everything

If you’ve ever eaten at a Lebanese restaurant, you’ve most likely enjoyed <i>toum</i>, a fluffy white garlic sauce that is usually served alongside delicious …

Reactive microservices for enterprise systems

In this episode of the O’Reilly Podcast, I sat down with Markus Eisele, developer advocate at Lightbend. Eisele and I discussed the inherent …

Why We Should Be Less Innovative—Or at Least, Less Obsessive About It

Lee Vinsel and Andrew Russell are professors studying technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. But, perhaps surprisingly given …

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft Just Invested Millions In This Hot Startup

The technology market may be rough, but that’s not stopping business computing giants from investing in fast-rising startups.<p>Hewlett Packard …

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Shutterstock shows machine learning smarts with reverse image search for stock photos

Shutterstock is flexing its AI muscles with the news that the stock photo giant is introducing new computer-vision search smarts to its platform.<p>The company, which is headquartered in New York’s Empire State Building, went public back in 2012 and now offers more than 70 million images for bloggers …

Typo thwarts hackers in $1 billion cyber heist on Bangladesh central bank

It was just a few letters off: Someone misspelled “foundation” as “fandation” on an online payment transfer request.<p>But that simple typo helped stop hackers from getting away with a nearly $1 billion digital heist last month, Reuters reported.<p>Hackers broke into the Bangladesh central bank’s …

Central Banks

In promoting Cybersecurity National Action Plan, White House conspicuously fails to mention encryption

The White House released an announcement today on President Obama's Cybersecurity National Action Plan. In thousands of not actually bad at all words …

Cybersecurity

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

Breakfast

Cybersecurity a Priority for Hollywood One Year After Sony Hack

A year ago Sony suffered a major hack that prompted a string of events that seemed worthy of a tragic-comic blockbuster in response to the studio's comedy about North Korea ‘The Interview.’<p>The hack revealed the personal information of tens of thousands of people, exposed embarrassing email …

Panasonic makes its 4K Toughpad more film industry-friendly

When Panasonic's 20-inch, 4K Toughpad tablet arrived to CES 2013, there was nothing even remotely like it on the market. The company did have a method to its madness, however, positioning the then-$6,000 tablet as a bulletproof, strictly-business tablet aimed at industrial CAD designers and …

Learn How to Lead Different Types of Individuals With the "DiSC" System

A strong leader knows that different team members often require different communication tactics, and the “DiSC” behavior assessment system might help …

The Best Domestic Wines of the Year

2015 was an interesting vintage. And I don't mean for wine: the grapes harvested this year are largely still in barrels and only time will tell how tasty they are. For me, though, harvest season brought a babbling baby girl and the end of a nine-month dry spell. By the time my baby was born in …

Santa Barbara

Microsoft announces new Cyber Defense Operations Center to bolster enterprise security credentials

Microsoft has laid out plans to bolster enterprise security and help its customers “evolve their security” for what it calls the “mobile-first, cloud-first world.”<p>Talking at the Microsoft Government Cloud Forum in Washington, D.C., today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discussed Microsoft’s “new …

Facebook At Work Signs Up Its Biggest Business Yet: 100,000 Workers At The Royal Bank Of Scotland

Earlier this year, Facebook took the wraps off Facebook at Work, an enterprise version of the social network that Facebook had designed for businesses that want to build social networks for their employees. After months of pilots, Facebook today is announcing its biggest customer yet: the Royal …

Social Media

US fears Russia could sever undersea internet cables

Officials are concerned over increased activity along major fiber-optic routes, according to The New York Times<p>US officials are growing concerned over the activity of Russian submarines and spy ships near undersea internet cables, <i>The New York Times</i> reports, fearing that they could be used to cut …

The case against Dropbox looks stronger with each passing day

Files sinking<p>I first met Drew Houston four years ago, when Dropbox, the file storage and synchronization company he founded in 2007, reached 25 million users. Dropbox was in the midst of a growth spurt that has carried it to more than 400 million users, and a valuation of $10 billion in private …

Okta Customer Research Finds Office 365 Most Used Cloud Service

As a cloud identity management service, Okta collects tons of data about how its customers use other cloud products. Today it released its first Okta Business @ Work Report. Among the many compelling findings was that Microsoft’s Office 365 was the favorite cloud service overall so far this …

cloud

The story of Yamaha should terrify HP, Dell, Cisco, and anybody else who sells hardware

Thomas ought to know. He completed an unprecedented project to move nearly all of the company's 200 computer servers to Amazon's cloud, Amazon Web Services, getting rid of his company's data centers and saving $500,000 a year in the process.<p>Nearly every company is using public cloud computing …

The cybersecurity industry’s billion dollar scam

The cybersecurity industry can be romanticized as a crime-fighting cabal of protectors facing off against hackers to keep the Internet safe. In this version of the story, there are good guys and bad guys, and the good guys do everything they can to keep their adversaries at bay.<p>Unfortunately, this …

The Enterprise Data Center: Can It Last in the Cloud?

Today’s infrastructure will be worthy of TLC for some time, but it will have to share a larger portion of the budget with the emergent cloud.

A Day Late and Big Data Architecture Short

As humans, we have no problems staying busy. In fact, most of us are wired to “do something first” and ask questions later. In other words, our …

Why CIOs Can’t Sell Enterprise Collaboration Tools

By Matt Kapko Enterprise collaboration is a dubious pursuit. You can almost sense its impending failure the minute it gets introduced to a workforce …

Without enterprise architects, digital economy may descend into chaos

There are 25 billion points of data ready to overwhelm enterprise systems. An industry expert makes the case for enterprise architecture to provide …

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