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As Big Data Explodes, Are You Ready For Yottabytes?

The inescapable truth about big data, the thing you must plan for, is that it just keeps getting bigger. As transactions, electronic records, and images flow in by the millions, terabytes grow into petabytes, which swell into exabytes. Next come zettabytes and, beyond those, yottabytes.<p>A yottabyte …

Sony says it will fix unusable PlayStation 3 software with a June 27th patch

A couple of days ago, many PlayStation 3 owners found that the latest version of Sony's firmware locked up their systems, causing the PS3 to hang indefinitely at startup. Sony quickly took version 4.45 of the software offline, saying it would work to resolve the problem. Now, PlayStation Europe has …

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Gets Two Years For Hacking And Fraud

A co-founder of the file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been sentenced in Sweden to two years in prison for hacking into a bank computer.<p>Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, 28, was arrested in Cambodia last year after Swedish authorities issued an international warrant. He was convicted and sentenced Thursday …

A new kit that makes customized robotics affordable

Robotics is awesome — but incredibly expensive. Building a humanoid robot to look cute and cater to your whims with nifty batches of code will cost …

Need An Artificially Intelligent Robotic System For Sorting Trash? ZenRobotics Has Them.

When Jufo Peltomaa and Tuomas Lukka were figuring out what to do next after selling Hybrid Graphics to Nvidia seven years ago, they knew it had to involve one thing.<p>Robots.<p>“Our business plan was — let’s do something cool with robots!” Peltomaa said.<p>The pair, plus their third co-founder Harri …

Highland Capital’s $25m for Leap Motion apps | Financial Times

Leap Motion, a radical new device for controlling computers using hand movement, isn’t even on sale to the general public yet. But Highland Capital …

Tobii And Synaptics Partner On Ultrabook Prototype With Eye Tracking Tech

You will gaze at your computer, and your computer will gaze back. That’s the inevitable path of progress in interface design, as evidenced by ongoing projects from companies like Leap Motion, Umoove, pmdtechnologies and more. Now, Sweden’s Tobii Technology is taking a step forward with its own …

US files charges against PRISM leaker Edward Snowden

The <i>Washington Post</i> reports that federal prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint against Edward Snowden today, the former intelligence contractor best known for leaking details of the National Security Agency's PRISM program to publications in recent weeks. Charges include theft, conversion of …

AMD won the next-gen console war, and PC gamers could reap the reward

Can x86 turn the gaming PC into a first-class citizen again?<p>Sony and Microsoft will be duking out the next console war for years to come, but there's one company that wins no matter what: chipmaker AMD, which managed to put processors in <i>every</i> new console, including the Nintendo Wii U, the …