Category Archives: Computing

Bad Bots – What Are They And Where Do They Come From?

Bad Bots – What Are They And Where Do They Come From?

Bad Bots – What Are They And Where Do They Come From? A ‘bot’, short for ‘web robot’, is a small software application that can run automated tasks over the internet. Their primary function is to fetch script and analyse web server information at a considerably faster rate than a human could achieve. Unfortunately, cyber-criminals

Set-Top Boxes And Cloud Gaming: Affordable Alternatives To Traditional Game Consoles

Set-Top Boxes And Cloud Gaming: Affordable Alternatives To Traditional Game Consoles

Set-Top Boxes and Cloud Gaming: Affordable Alternatives To Traditional Game Consoles For as long as I can remember, home-based video gaming has always been the realm of just a few companies whose consoles dominated the desires of gamers. In the beginning it was Atari and Magnavox, with the 2600 and Odyssey, respectively. Today, Sony, Microsoft

Cloud Infographic – Big Data And Netflix

Cloud Infographic – Big Data And Netflix

Cloud Infographic – Big Data And Netflix The film industry is huge, generating in excess of $520 billion revenue in the USA in 2013. Imagine if this behemoth of the entertainment world could be further refined by taking account of consumers’ preferences, viewing habits and cultural interests? Big data makes this refinement possible. As consumers publish information and provide

Free To Play: One Of The Hottest Gaming Formats For Cloud Gaming

Free To Play: One Of The Hottest Gaming Formats For Cloud Gaming

Free To Play: One Of The Hottest Gaming Formats For Cloud Gaming As cloud gaming comes into its own, something that most industry experts agree is coming down the pike in 2014, the search for the most effective way to market these games successfully becomes one of the most important activities around. Cloud gaming has

New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands In Asia Pacific

New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands In Asia Pacific

New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands in Asia Pacific Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Be Released April 17th On April 15th, Canonical, the United Kingdom-based company behind open source Linux operating system Ubuntu, announced that cloud platform Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be released on Thursday, April 17th. Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth had this to