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readwrite.com — You can't have a conversation about Big Data for very long without running into the elephant in the room: Hadoop. This open source software platform managed by the Apache Software Foundation has proven to be very helpful in storing and managing vast amounts of data cheaply and efficiently.
news.cnet.com — The company is taking a step closer to natural-language questions and answers and farther from search boxes and hyperlinks. The "OK, Google" command isn't just for Glass anymore. People using the newest version of Chrome now can use the line before using speech to ask Google a question and can hear the answer spoken back.
blogs.computerworld.com — Microsoft's new-style "Metro" Windows 8 apps were supposed to draw people to the operating system in droves, but the exact opposite is happening. Just-published research shows that 60% of users don't bother to launch even a single Metro app a day. That information comes from Soluto, which analyzed app usage by 10,848 Windows 8 devices.
reviews.cnet.com — Ericsson showed off a prototype of a transparent antenna built into the glass of a window, part of an exhibit featuring different kinds of "smart windows." (Credit: Roger Cheng/CNET) LAS VEGAS -- Windows that only let in sunlight and provide a view to the outside world? That's so yesterday's news.
computerweekly.com — The theft, misuse and exploitation of privileged accounts is becoming an increasingly key tactic in each phase of an advanced persistent threat (APT) attack cycle, according to security firm Cyber-Ark. "Many high-profile breaches, including those at RSA and the US Chamber of Commerce, have involved the exploitation of privileged or administrator accounts," said Udi Mokady, chief executive of Cyber-Ark.
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