Possible Amazon Drone Delivery Service In UK

Possible Amazon Drone Delivery Service In UK

Amazon Drone Delivery

Amazon is investigating starting trials of its drone delivery service in the UK because regulations in the US are too onerous.

The online retailing giant approached the Government about test flights of its Prime Air service which plans to use small unmanned aircraft to get purchases into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less. Robert Goodwill, transport minister, said he had met with the US company about test flights of the system.

Speaking at a motor industry conference, Mr Goodwill said: “Amazon came to see me to ask about starting drone trials in the UK because regulations in the US were too restrictive. “So much for the land of the free.”

Read Article Source At The Telegraph.co.uk

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Big Data Startup Ayasdi Brings In $55 Million In New Funding

Big Data Startup Ayasdi Brings In $55 Million In New Funding

Big Data Startup Ayasdi

Analytics software company Ayasdi uses mathematics theory to find potential patterns in data and visualize them as geometric shapes, basically offering hints about the best places for data analysts to start looking. Its mantra is simplicity, a message that just helped it close another $55 million in funding.

The Series C round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The capitalization also includes existing backers Institutional Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Floodgate, Citi Ventures and new investors Centerview Capital and Draper Nexus. So far, the company has raised $100 million.

Read Full Article At Fortune

$17 Million In Funding For Stealthy Security Firm

$17 Million In Funding For Stealthy Security Firm

NEW YORK — Scott Chasin knows a thing or two about building security and cloud companies after launching and selling BugTraq, USA.net and MX Logic. The entrepreneur is at it again with cloud security software firm ProtectWise Inc., which emerged from stealth mode Tuesday with $17 million in funding from Trinity Ventures and other investors. ProtectWise acts like a “cloud network DVR,” recording and storing all network activity that customers can replay to track down suspicious activity. Its customers include Universal Music Group and Rally Software Inc.

Read Full Article At WSJ

EMC To Run New Big Data Lakes

EMC To Run New Big Data Lakes

New Big Data Lakes

Technology from VMware, Pivotal, and EMC storage will go into big-data analytics systems

EMC is drawing on its “federation” of companies to help customers build data lakes using EMC storage, VMware virtualization, and Pivotal big data smarts.

The Federation Business Data Lake will ingest and analyze data from diverse sources to give enterprises new insights that can help them make better decisions, EMC says. It can tie together existing EMC assets with new software to run the data lake, and the whole package can be built and started up in as little as seven days, according to the company.

Read Full Article By Infoworld

Google And Intel Team Up To Discuss Smart Watches

Google And Intel Team Up To Discuss Smart Watches

Smart Watches

Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer has announced it is to build an Android Wear-powered smartwatch. The firm – which is part of the luxury goods-maker LVMH Group – is forming a partnership with Google and the chipmaker Intel to create the device.

Switzerland dominates the high-end watch sector. This marks the first of its companies to join Google’s wearable tech ecosystem. One analyst linked the move to Apple’s entry into the market. The announcement was made at the Baselworld trade show in Switzerland.

Read Article At BBC

Flying Car To Be Available In 2017

Flying Car To Be Available In 2017

Flying Car

Ever wanted to buy a flying car? You only have a couple more years to wait, says a company that has built prototypes that can both drive and fly. The flying roadster, a sporty two seater that transforms into a light sports aircraft, aims to go on sale in just two years from Slovakia-based Aeromobil.

If something like a flying Uber and flying Lyft will be on the market, I think many users will find this a very efficient way to move.
– Juraj Vaculik, Aeromobil

We believe that 2017 we’ll be able to launch this to market,” said company co-founder and CEO Juraj Vaculik at a presentation at the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin Sunday.

The limited edition vehicle targeted at “wealthy supercar buyers and flight enthusiasts” will have a flying range of almost 700 kilometres on regular gasoline, Vaculik said. It is equipped with partial autopilot and a parachute that will automatically deploy if the pilot falls ill.

Read Full Source at CBC Technology

Google Announces Inexpensive Nearline Storage

Google Announces Inexpensive Nearline Storage

Google Announces Inexpensive Nearline Storage

Nearline Storage is appropriate for storing data in scenarios where slightly lower availability and slightly higher latency (typically just a few seconds) is an acceptable trade-off for lowered storage costs.

Google Storage

For example:

  • Cold Data Storage – Infrequently accessed data, for example, data stored for legal or regulatory reasons, that should be stored at low cost but be available when needed.
  • Disaster recovery – In the event of a Disaster Recovery (DR) event, recovery time is key. Google Cloud Storage provides low latency access to data stored in the Nearline Storage class.

Read The Full Announcement At The Google Blog

The Bloc Québécois’ Website Hacked

The Bloc Québécois’ Website Hacked

The Bloc Québécois’ Website Hacked

The Bloc Québécois’ website was seemingly hacked by a group calling itself the United Islamic Cyber Force on Monday morning.

The page was replaced by a black background with red writing. The website now reads “The Prophet S.A.W said, you will invade the Arabian Peninsula and Allah will grant it (to you). Then (you will invade) Persia and Allah will grant it (to you). Then, you will invade Rome and Allah will grant it (to you). Then, you will invade The Dajjal and Allah will grant him (to you).”

Read Full Story National Post

Intel Announces New Atom Processors at Mobile World Conference

Intel Announces New Atom Processors at Mobile World Conference

Intel Announces New Atom Processors

Intel has pretty much spun its wheels in the mobile world, but it’s not giving up. At the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, it unveiled a new generation of processors and announced security partnerships with a variety of firms.

First up was the Atom x3 processor series, which has been codenamed SoFIA (which stood for “Smart or Feature phone with Intel Architecture”). These chips are aimed at low-cost smartphones, phablets and tablets. Intel claims 20 customers committed to deliver products with the x3 series.

Read Full Article At ITWorld

BlackBerry Heading To The Cloud

BlackBerry Heading To The Cloud

BlackBerry takes to the cloud in bid to attract small businesses

The Canadian smartphone maker said its core mobile device management service, known as BES12, will now be available for users who don’t want to run it off computers in their offices.

The new offering targets small and medium-sized businesses as well as departments of larger companies that might manage their own smartphones, Chief Operating Officer Marty Beard said by phone. “It’ll have a significant impact on our ability to attract a lot more buyers that are interested only in the cloud model,” he said.

Read Full Article At The Globe And Mail

IT Leaders To See Bigger Budgets

IT Leaders To See Bigger Budgets

IT Leaders To See Bigger Budgets

IT leaders will see bigger technology budgets in the coming year, according to CIO’s most recent Tech Poll, which is conducted regularly to gauge IT spending and stages of implementation in key technology categories.

Not only are tech budgets bigger, this year IT spending is rising more than it has in the past six years, according to our survey of 211 IT executives. Fifty-seven percent of respondents will see an overall budget increase in the coming year, up from 53 percent and 51 percent the previous two years, respectively.  IT budgets are expected to rise an average of 6.2 percent, up from 5.2 percent a year ago and 3.9 percent in November 2012.

Read Full Survey At CIO

US Offers $3 Million For Russian Hacker

US Offers $3 Million For Russian Hacker

US Offers $3 Million For Russian Hacker

The US State Department and FBI have announced a $3m reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Russian national Evgeniy Bogachev, the highest bounty US authorities have ever offered in a cyber case.

The FBI also issued a “Wanted” poster for Bogachev, who is charged in the United States with running a computer attack network called GameOver Zeus that allegedly stole more than $100m from online bank accounts.

Read Full Story At The Guardian

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