Is The Xbox Music Project Dead On Arrival?

Is The Xbox Music Project Dead On Arrival? Microsoft has recently come up with a service that allows you to handle all your music collection with one single app across as many platforms as you have that are working under the Microsoft license. The program, called Xbox Music, is a bundle of two services, the

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Cloud Computing Is Making A Leap In Space Technology

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Cloud Computing Is Making A Leap In Space Technology Writing six ginger bytes of data every 1/60th of an hour is a daunting task. It might even sound mind-boggling for those outside the scientific community. However, the reality is true of a current mission in Europe that endeavors to chart the universe in its entirety

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Mobile Cloud Computing: What Does The Future Hold?

Mobile Cloud Computing: What Does The Future Hold? When industry pundits forecast in 2006 that the usage need of data would surpass that of the voice market, not many could not conceptualize such a market outlook. Five years later and the ratio would pitch data market at nearly 70% of the mobile market and growing.

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John Fox Interview: How Industry Professionals Use The Cloud

John Fox Interview: How Industry Professionals Use The Cloud Here at Cloud Tweaks it is my job to tell you all about Cloud Computing and the entertainment industry, and how better to do that than to get industry professionals to tell you all about their experience? First up is John Fox. Enjoy! Tell us about

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Cloud B-Sides: The End Of The Album

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Cloud B-Sides: The End Of The Album For most of the history of music, composers wrote long pieces of art, which were then consumed by discerning listeners in the manner in which they were intended…as one long stream of music consciousness. This is a concept that reaches back to Gregorian Chants, through Wagner’s Der Ring das

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Keeping It Safe In The Cloud

Is It Safe In The Cloud? It would be wonderful to think we live in a safe, secure, world but unfortunately we don’t. In the world of computing, this is even more true. Our digital lives are important to us and take years to build, but only a matter of hours to destroy, if that.

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Making Music In The Cloud

Making Music In The Cloud There was a time – and not all that long ago – when the only options for musicians to create together involved enclosed spaces, physical isolation from the world and, above all else, physical proximity to each other. This physical proximity is the subject of many a dramatic “Behind the

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Amazon Reaches Mars

Amazon Reaches Mars The moment the United Kingdom hosts the Olympics, the United States lands on Mars. Competitive? Of course NASA used the most cutting-edge technology, the most advanced of it’s kind: it used cloud computing. Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, must be the happiest man in the world right now. Bezos is a known space

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Film And The Cloud

Film and The Cloud So how are cloud companies and film companies working together, and what’s new? Let’s find out. Did you know that Channel 4, PBS, Fox Entertainment Group and many more media companies all use Amazon’s public cloud service? Of course Amazon with it’s billions behind it will be at the forefront of

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Lowering Costs With The Cloud

Lowering Costs With The Cloud In all businesses keeping costs down is a major concern. The film industry is no exception. In an industry where it costs £30,000 just to remove a beer label with special effects, cuts have to be made somewhere. Especially as people are buying less DVDs. How can cloud computing save

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SoundCloud, But Better

SoundCloud, But Better SoundCloud has announced a redesign. The social sound platform’s new design will be available immediately but only through via private beta invites. Ho hum. It will go out to everyone else in the coming months. SoundCloud launched in 2008 and wants to make sharing sound as easy as sharing photos and videos

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Selecting The Right Cloud Service – Which Cloud?

Selecting The Right Cloud Service – Which Cloud? So you have decided to go with cloud computing, now what? Now you have to choose a cloud service. Price will probably be the first thing on your mind. It is hard to price cloud computing services. The price changes with the amount of RAM, storage, CPU

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The Pros And Cons Of Cloud Computing For Film Professionals

The Pros And Cons Of Cloud Computing For Film Professionals Cloud computing is big and here to stay. In fact it is hard to think why it took cloud computing so long to become prominent. The pros come thick and fast: convenience, low cost, a back up of your data online. But not everyone loves

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ScreenerONE: The Latest Cloud For Film

ScreenerONE: The Latest Cloud For Film Film, like every other business, has to constantly adapt or die. Filmmakers are constantly on the lookout for the latest technology to make things cheaper and easier. Last week I wrote about Ultraviolet and this week it’s Arvato’s platform for cloud computing: ScreenerONE Arvato, one of the world’s biggest

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