Archives for December 2015

FedRAMP TIC overlay pilots to answer questions around agency, cloud provider responsibilities

The FedRAMP program office, which aims to accelerate the authorization of cloud computing technologies at federal agencies, has been working with …


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The Best All-Purpose Hiking Boots For Men

What are the most comfortable, driest, supportive and tractive all-round hiking boots for general outdoor activities? We tested the latest, greatest, affordable boots out there to find out.

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Watson Set to Become `Huge Engine’ for Sales, IBM Executive Says

These moves are part of IBM’s effort to sell more data-analytics and cloud-computing technology as demand for older services weaken, leading to …

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Ledge uses Venmo to make borrowing money and paying it back dead simple

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We’ve all been there – sometimes you simply need to borrow money. Whether it’s for a big investment, moving to a new place or life just getting a little rough, Ledge aims to make it dead simple to borrow money from friends, family and others – and actually pay them back. It essentially works like a crowdfunding platform, but with a few twists. After borrowers create a campaign explaining how much cash they need, they give the loan interest rate (which adds a lending incentive), and specify the number of installments payments will be made over.   Like on several other platforms, funds aren’t available…

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Analytics Becomes Next Great Cloud Service

At the recent Dreamforce 2015 conference announced that it has opened the programming model surrounding the Salesforce Wave Analytics Cloud.


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Nerd chic is what’s next in fashion

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Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele sent a troop of nerdy models down his spring 2016 runway on Wednesday, during Milan Fashion Week

Button-up blouses and delightfully tacky neck ties stole the show. In minimal makeup, the model’s faces were instead accessorized with oversized wire glasses and sparkly plastic frames.

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The look was a mashup of snazzy, power-women from the ’70s and the cast of Freaks and Geeks

When she wasn’t kicking ass and saving the world, actress Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman character killed it in the style game as alias Diana Prince. Read more…

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Is a lack of enterprise apps killing BYOD?

As BYOD hangs on as an acceptable way to arm your employees with their own technology, companies need to make sure that employees can work seamlessly on those devices. One way to do that – and give employers some control of where their data goes – is through enterprise apps. 

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Bring your company’s ‘dark data’ to light with this free new tool from Tamr

All the analytics tools in the world won’t do a company much good if it doesn’t know what data it has to analyze. Tamr offers a free, downloadable tool designed to help tackle that “dark data” problem.

Dark data generally refers to all the information an organization collects, processes and stores but doesn’t use for analytics or other purposes. It’s often unstructured or qualitative data that’s harder to keep track of than numerical data is, and by research firm IDC’s reckoning, it can account for as much as 90 percent of an organization’s information assets.

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Highly Cited Research Points To Nobel Prize Favorites

Beginning October 5, a select few will get the call of a lifetime. That’s when scientists who have been chosen to receive a Nobel Prize will start hearing from Stockholm. It’s a closely guarded secret as to who will land this coveted honor, but at Thomson Reuters, we’ve designed a way to show which researchers have the inside track.


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The AI of Destruction In ‘Just Cause 3’

Artificial Intelligence designer Niklas Norin speaks with Forbes contributor Todd Kenreck about creating AI that reacts and cleans up after the massive devastation of Just Cause 3.


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