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  • News: The road to Hadoop, Part 1: Skill sets and training

    Big data is a concept that's been as widely hyped as cloud computing, and perhaps just as misunderstood in regards to its capabilities and limitations. One of the aspects of big data that is not clearly understood is how existing databases can be used with data storage engines that are non-relational in nature. What's involved in moving data from a relational database management system (RDBMS) to distributed systems? And, perhaps more of interest to IT staff, what's the best way to learn about these big data systems, to determine the best way to use them in an organization?

  • News: Chrome 17 Beta Starts Loading Before You Finish Typing

    Version 17 of Google's popular Chrome browser entered the beta channel on Thursday, packed with an array of new features designed to improve the software's speed and security.

  • News: Warner Bros. Expected to Delay DVD Rentals By 56 Days

    Planning to skip theatrical releases for this year's hot Warner Bros. movies such as The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit to watch them at home on your HDTV a few months later? Better add another four weeks to your wait if you rent DVDs from Blockbuster, Redbox, or Netflix. Warner Bros. has reportedly reached a deal with the three DVD rental outlets to double the waiting period from 28 to 56 days between when a DVD goes on sale and when it can be rented, according to AllThingsD.

  • News: Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, Ubuntu: Which Linux desktop is for you?

    There are more interesting Linux desktop distributions to choose from than ever before. However, if you're looking for major distros with a great deal of support, you'll want to look at the big four: Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.

  • News: Windows 8 Reset and Refresh: Microsoft's New Ways to Restore Your PC

    You've got to respect Microsoft for making a big deal out of Windows 8's reset and refresh features. Useful as they are, the main reason these features exist is because sometimes, PCs can go haywire.

  • News: Mobile Technology Will Dominate Everything

    At this year's CES, tablets will get cheaper, laptops will get thinner, and cameras will become more like phones. Apps will be everywhere, including in cars. And Microsoft's phone-inspired Windows 8 will edge closer to release.

  • News: Is Siri Really a Data Hog on iPhone 4S?

    Users of the iPhone 4S download almost three times more data than iPhone 3GS owners, a study from network firm Arieso shows, placing the blame on Siri, the voice-enabled assistant exclusive to Apple’s latest smartphone. Even compared to iPhone 4 owners, iPhone 4S users are the hungriest, using twice as much data -- but is Siri really to blame?

  • News: Mobile fragmentation drives HTML5 adoption: Kony

    HTML5 looks set for rapid growth in 2012, driven by the need for cross-platform development as a result of increasing mobile market fragmentation, according to new research by Kony.

  • News: PicFrame for iPhone and iPad

    PicFrame by Active Development is a simple and easy-to-use app that lets you create and share customized photo collages. While PicFrame is certainly not the only photo-framing app around, its usability and emphasis on sharing make it stand out.

  • News: Windows 8 to feature 'push button' OS reset

    Windows 8 users will be able to completely restore the operating system and all its apps in a few minutes using a new ‘refresh’ feature, Microsoft has revealed

  • News: Symantec confirms source code leak in two enterprise security products

    Symantec late Thursday confirmed that source code used in two of its older enterprise security products was publicly exposed by hackers this week.

  • News: WhatsApp to roll out stronger fixes for messaging vulnerability

    WhatsApp has patched a security flaw in its WhatsApp Messenger mobile app after someone set up a website allowing anyone to change a user's status update.

  • News: John Lewis posts record online Christmas

    Department store John Lewis has posted record Christmas online sales.

  • News: UK tech giants provide biggest boost to todays struggling stock markets

    Two of the UK’s most prominent technology firms, ARM and Sage, have eased an ailing London stock index this morning with shining performances.

  • News: Sprint LTE due first in Texas, Atlanta

    Sprint Nextel will launch LTE in the first half of this year, most likely beginning in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas, and Atlanta, the company announced on Thursday.

  • News: Study: iPhone 4S users consume the most data

    iPhone 4S users consume twice as much data as iPhone 4 users, signaling that operators will have to continue to battle with growing data volumes, according to a report published by network management software vendor Arieso.

  • News: Sprint LTE due first in Texas, Atlanta

    Sprint Nextel will launch LTE in the first half of this year, most likely beginning in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas, and Atlanta, the company announced on Thursday.

  • News: Oracle users worry upcoming support site upgrade will be another 'fiasco'

    Oracle's impending upgrade to its support portal promises to deliver a "next-generation" experience, but some users are worried they'll endure another "fiasco" of the sort that occurred when Oracle revamped the site in 2009.

  • News: AT&T Expands 4G LTE Network to 11 Cities

    For many wireless users, Verizon's LTE service is no longer the only game in town. AT&T announced earlier today at an investor conference that it has launched 4G LTE mobile data service in 11 new cities, bringing its total LTE footprint up to 26 markets and 74 million customers, the carrier says.

  • News: Apple loses bid to block Mac OS X copy protection secrets in clone case

    A federal judge this week denied Apple's request to keep secret the technical information that describes how the company locks Mac OS X to its hardware.



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