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Here’s what you missed at Gigaom’s ‘Future of AI’ meetup

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Last week, Gigaom held a sold-out meetup in San Francisco featuring some of the biggest names in artificial intelligence and …

IBM researchers make a chip full of artificial neurons

Coprocessors and a neural network supercomputer may follow.<p>For raw calculating prowess, a run-of-the-mill computer can handily outperform the human …

Data centers built into cellsites could boost mobile Internet speed

Growing demand for mobile data connectivity has prompted device makers and networks to kick their speeds up a notch, especially with rich content like video conferencing and video streaming. However, even with increased bandwidth, there is still the problem of latency, which is mostly due to the …

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Cisco buys hot software-defined networking startup Tail-f for $175M

Cisco announced this morning that it has agreed to buy Tail-f Systems for $175 million. The company offers “multi-vendor service orchestration,” which essentially means that it provides a software layer that lets you manage a wide range of networking devices via a single interface.<p>“Our goal is to …

Docker hopes its container platform will ease the lives of developers

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: AlexKol Photography/Shutterstock<p>Docker, the company that manages the open source Docker container project, unveiled …

DataTorrent, A Big Data Platform Built On Hadoop, Can Process A Billion Events Per Second

DataTorrent made its primary product, DataTorrent RTS, generally available today. The product is built on top of Hadoop 2.0 and allows companies to process massive amounts of big data in real time.<p>According to Phu Hoang, co-founder of the company, who was one of the first engineers at Yahoo! hired …

Intel's working on a system to secure self-driving cars

​The prospect of seeing self-driving cars on the highway someday soon came into even clearer focus earlier this week, when Google announced its work on an autonomous vehicle thats excludes a steering wheel and pedals. On the heels of that news, Intel is unveiling plans to support projects such as …

Amazon pokes a hole in VMware with this new plugin

In case you didn’t believe Amazon is hungry for public cloud revenue from the biggest businesses, get this:<p>Today Amazon announced a new plugin for VMware’s popular vCenter software for managing data center infrastructure.<p>Admins of VMware-based on-premises data centers can now set up and manage …

Intel's vision for wearables includes... a shirt?

The next biggest thing in wearables is apparently something that's already technically... wearable: A smart shirt. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich came to the Code Conference wearing a shirt laden with sensors capable of monitoring your health, such as heart rate and even emotion. These sensors can …

Skype shown automatically translating multilingual voice calls

Universal translation without the Babel fish<p>Microsoft's Skype will eventually be able to translate voice calls between people. In an on-stage demo at the Code conference today, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella showed off Skype Translator, an upcoming version of the service that is capable of …

Samsung Announces New Healthcare Platform That Will Track Your Body 24-7

Samsung CEO and CSO of Device Solutions Young Sohn spent the next 30 minutes explaining how the company's next innovation, SAMI (Samsung Architecture Multimedia Interactions), will be a common platform that will be able to bring data from different devices together.<p>"I'm not here to advertise the …

Google’s brand-new public cloud is already stealing the show from Amazon

The Google Compute Engine, Google’s answer to top public cloud Amazon Web Services, has been generally available for just six months, but it’s already become a service that IT buyers need to watch.<p>In the latest edition of technology analyst firm Gartner’s influential magic quadrant report on cloud …

Your hybrid cloud: Not if, but when, and how

We hate to break up the party, but for those who haven’t yet noticed, the great debate between private vs. public cloud deployments is drawing to an end. Gartner predicts that 50 percent of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017. Here’s why hybrid cloud deployments …

a free open source platform for efficient, personalized learning.

This document was started by Roger Grosse, but as an experiment we have made it publicly editable. (You need to be logged in to edit.)<p>In applied …

Are virtual desktops the new battleground for cloud providers?

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/rangizzz<p>Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is as old as virtualization technology. VMware announced VDI …

Google adds webscale CoreOS to its cloud roster

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>As of last week week users of Google(s goog) Compute Engine could opt to use CoreOS, a Linux variant designed for huge server …

Google is working with Ruckus Wireless to build a Wi-Fi network in the cloud

Advertisement<p>26 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>Google(s goog) is working with Wi-Fi equipment maker Ruckus Wireless(s rkus) to build a …

Sigfox brings its internet of things network to San Francisco

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Pavel Ignatov<p>Over the next few months, a new wireless network will go live in the Bay Area from San …

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

OpenStack Marketplace aims to end confusion around open-source cloud options

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lisa S.<p>Anyone following the OpenStack ecosystem could be forgiven for being a bit dazed and confused — …

Cobalt saves the day in Applied Materials' breakthrough chip manufacturing tool

Semiconductors have become a business of astounding numbers. Chip makers can put a billion transistors on a chip. Mobile and computing devices are shipping at a rate of almost 2 billion units a year now. And if chip manufacturing hits a wall, electronics companies could lose billions upon billions …

Behold this new cloud in an orange box — and test out OpenStack on it

Big companies don’t change their complex data-center infrastructure overnight. But they can buy a little desktop box and conduct some late-night experiments to see if there’s a better way.<p>Now there’s a new type of hardware for such tinkering. At the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta today, Canonical …

Original Stitch Launches Mass Customization E-commerce Platform for Designing and Customizing Shirts for Men – In Time for Father's Day

<b>The Tailored Shirt Meets the Digital Age with More than 176 Trillion Possible Combinations of Exceptional Quality to Make the Perfect Shirt. Give a Unique Gift this Father’s Day!</b><p>SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 13, 2014–<p>OriginalStitch.com, a website that pairs fashion and technology, formally …