Author Archives: swarnali Das

Technology Partners Embrace the MapR 5.0 Platform Providing Data-Driven Security to the Enterprise

      MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced at Hadoop Summit that leading technology vendors have embraced version 5.0 of the MapR Distribution including Hadoop to extend the value of their offerings with real-time Hadoop, security and self-service data exploration and agility. MapR extends its lead in production Hadoop with more innovations in ... Read More »

Live from the Oculus Rift press event: what we expect to see

      It’s been a long time coming, but Oculus VR is finally committing to release dates and prices in the run up to the launch of the Rift. Today, much more will be revealed at Oculus’s pre-E3 press conference where the Facebook-owned company will take to the stage and (hopefully) spill all the juice details. Keep checking this ... Read More »

Chipmaker Avago buying rival Broadcom for $37B

      Chipmaker Avago Technologies (AVGO) Thursday announced plans to buy rival Broadcom (BRCM) in a $37 billion cash and stock deal marking the latest consolidation of firms that supply parts for smartphones and other tech products. The deal, one of the largest tech acquisitions in history, values the combined companies at $77 billion in enterprise value. Avago and ... Read More »

Apple and Samsung will break boundaries with new dual-camera tech for smartphones

    We’ve seen dual-cameras on smartphones before, but they were usually reserved for gimmicky purposes. Now, Apple and Samsung are reportedly looking to implement similar camera tech in future phones, but this time the dual-camera tech will be used to produce higher quality images and color detail. While both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as well as the ... Read More »

Why batteries suck, and the new tech that may supercharge them

      Record demand for external chargers is one manifestation of the desire for gadgets that can last for days untethered, and what a strong desire it is: in 2012, a J.D. Power and Associates survey found that battery life, more than any other feature, contributed to dissatisfaction among smartphone buyers. That’s unlikely to have changed today, when the ... Read More »

The new high fliers giving it all away

    Placing a cap on one’s pay is not normally the first act of an incoming chief executive, but that is exactly what Sacha Romanovitch has done. When the 46 year-old from Devon takes charge of accountancy firm Grant Thornton next month, she has limited her own wage and is implementing a scheme to split the firm’s profits between ... Read More »

Nintendo 64s and Vintage PlayStations as Home Décor

In Noah Baumbach’s recent movie, “While We’re Young,” Josh and Cornelia, aging Generation X Brooklynites (played by Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) who are desperately trying to reclaim their youth, are struck by what passes for home décor in the Bushwick loft of their new, painfully on-trend young friends Jamie and Darby (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried). Along with the ... Read More »

Navigating Today’s Modern Communications Environment

      Someone sees a tweet from Emma Watson about International Women’s Day and clicks the link. Another person watches her speak at the UN on his or her phone. And a third person participates in an interactive chat with her on Facebook. These folks may not have realized it, but each was reached by the same PR campaign ... Read More »

China confirms testing advanced nuclear delivery vehicle

      The fourth successful test of hypersonic glide vehicle — which the US has dubbed the “Wu-14” — was carried out on Sunday. It was the People’s Liberation Army’s fourth test of the weapon in 18 months.   “The scheduled scientific research and experiments in our territory is normal, and those tests are not targeted at any country ... Read More »

Second hack of federal records hit intelligence and military personnel

      As many as 14 million current and former civilian US government employees had their personal information exposed to hackers, according to two people who were briefed on the investigation, representing a far higher figure than the 4 million the Obama administration initially disclosed – and coming amid an apparent second cyber breach that officials said was linked ... Read More »