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The USB condom prevents your phone from picking up diseases from strange charging ports - ExtremeTech

By on September 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Mobile devices are becoming a …

Researchers find new, ultra-low-level method of hacking CPUs - and there's no way to detect it - ExtremeTech

Researchers find new, ultra-low-level method of hacking CPUs – and there’s no way to detect it<p>By on September 16, 2013 at 1:34 pm<p>This site may earn …

Gecko Is One Small Step For The Internet Of Things, One Huge Leap For Your Smartphone

The Internet of Things — like true mobile wallets or Internet-connected coffee makers — is on the horizon. It awaits us, a world where all of our devices are connected and communicate with each other in some sort of futuristic circle of life.<p>But as with any major shift in technology, we’re …

10 Secret Trig Functions Your Math Teachers Never Taught You

On Monday, the Onion reported that the "Nation's math teachers introduce 27 new trig functions." It's a funny read. The gamsin, negtan, and cosvnx …

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

The consumer driven economy is for people who don't naturally automate things

Consumption doesn't improve economy or humanity in general. Neither does production. If you want to help, start automating things.<p>Imagine that the …

Don't use Hadoop - your data isn't that big

"So, how much experience do you have with Big Data and Hadoop?" they asked me. I told them that I use Hadoop all the time, but rarely for jobs larger …

A Visual Explanation of SQL Joins

I thought Ligaya Turmelle's post on SQL joins was a great primer for novice developers. Since SQL joins <i>appear</i> to be set-based, the use of Venn …

Programmers without computers

When I started my first job as a programmer, I was surprised how much time my colleagues spent at their computers. Of course a <i>computer</i> programmer …

Artificial Intelligence Assistant Operating System for Hackers

A group of Indian Hackers has designed Artificial Intelligence Assistant Operating System called '<b>J.A.R.V.I.S</b>' , who recognizes them, answer …

Building High Performance Applications

Performance is one word which is used to describe multiple scenarios’ when talking about the application performance. When someone says, I need a …

Facebook’s trillion-edge, Hadoop-based and open source graph-processing engine

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>People following the open source Giraph project likely know that Facebook (s fb) was experimenting with it, and on Wednesday …

Interactive Analytics at Scale

Interactive Queries<p>Issue sub-second ad-hoc queries to group, filter, and aggregate data. Druid is ideal for powering multi-tenant user-facing …

Big Data

LinkedIn University Pages are a case study in building big data apps the right way

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Professional network LinkedIn (s lnkd) rolled out its new University Pages feature last week to much fanfare, but the pages …

Twitter open sources Storm-Hadoop hybrid called Summingbird

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Sam Ritchie<p>Twitter has open sourced a system that aims to mitigate the tradeoffs between batch processing and stream …

Amazon ElastiCache – Now With a Dash of Redis

We launched Amazon ElastiCache about two years ago, and have steadily added features ever since. In the last two years we have added auto discovery, …

Why Cassandra doesn't need vector clocks

Why Cassandra doesn’t need vector clocks<p>One of the notable features of Amazon's 2007 Dynamo paper was the use of vector clocks for conflict …

Topsy, Now With Every Tweet From 2006 On, Has Other Social Media Indexes In The Works

Twitter has established itself as top social networking destination, mentioned the same breath as sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, or YouTube, as well as a go-to destination for breaking news. But as a search engine that could be the Google for real-time media, Twitter still fails. For Twitter data …

New open source tech Marathon wants to make your data center run like Google’s

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>There’s a new open source project called Marathon that’s designed to let users intelligently run a wide variety of their …

How to spot first stories on Twitter using Storm

<i>The code is open-source and available on Github. <br>Discussion on Hacker News</i><p>As a first blog post, I decided to describe a way to detect first stories …

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Loggly, A Splunk Competitor, Raises $10.5M For Cloud-Centric Approach To Log Management

Loggly, the cloud-based log management service, has raised $10.5 million from new investors Cisco and Data Collective. Trinity Ventures, True Ventures and Matrix Partners also participated in the round, bringing the total investment to $20.9 million for the San Francisco company.<p>The SaaS provider …

DynamoDB for Location Data: Geospatial querying on DynamoDB datasets

Over the past few years, two important trends that have been disrupting the database industry are mobile applications and big data. The explosive …

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TCP ex Machina

What is congestion control?<p>On the Internet, most of the intelligence lies in the endpoint computers, not inside the network. One of the endpoints' …

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