Object -- Just Another Storage Technology or a New Business Proposition?

Object -- Just Another Storage Technology or a New Business Proposition?
“Data Tsunami” is a trite expression meant to convey to enterprise IT a sense or impending doom. If you as an IT executive fail to manage it, unnamed bad things will happen – like maybe you’ll drown? But the Tsunami is here and now and so too is enterprise IT. They keep their ships afloat—precisely because they’ve come up with the means to manage. One of those coping mechanisms is a technology called Object Storage. IT deals with two general categories of data: structured and unstructured. Tran…
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A sketchy Satoshi has popped up to promote his new blockchain

A sketchy Satoshi has popped up to promote his new blockchain
Last night, The Verge and at least three other outlets received an email from someone claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious inventor of bitcoin. The email we received was brief and to the point: “I met with the SEC yesterday. I am ready to talk.” The individual declined to give his legal name, but said recent leaks had forced him to speak to the press, even as he intended to remain anonymous. At the same time, he claimed that various agencies in the government, including the SEC, IR…
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Samsung Galaxy S8+ Price in India Cut, Nandan Nilekani Returns, iPhone 8 Price Leaked, and More: Your 360 Daily

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Price in India Cut, Nandan Nilekani Returns, iPhone 8 Price Leaked, and More: Your 360 Daily
Samsung has cut the price of its high-end Galaxy S8+ variant for the second time in two months. The Galaxy S8+ with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage was launched in India at the beginning of June priced at Rs. 74,900, and Samsung cut that by Rs. 4,000 in early July to bring the price down to Rs. 70,900. Now, a further Rs. 5,000 has been shaved off the price, bringing it down to Rs. 65,900. Interestingly, the original version of this phone with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is still priced at Rs.…
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Vava Moov 28 review: Inexpensive, yet impressive wireless headphones

Vava Moov 28 review: Inexpensive, yet impressive wireless headphones
There's something about using Bluetooth headphones that is liberating -- for the simple fact of never have to worry where to place your phone and cord management as you workout.The only downside to Bluetooth headphones, typically, is the cost. For the past couple of weeks, I've been testing a pair of Moov 28 wireless headphones, and I have come away rather impressed, especially when I consider the $30 price tag.Design …
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You’ll be able to permanently mute websites in Google Chrome soon

You’ll be able to permanently mute websites in Google Chrome soon
Google Chrome will soon allow users to permanently mute websites, a feature that will bring joy to millions who suffer through autoplaying videos on (annoying) websites every day. Spotted by Android Police, the feature is currently available in the experimental Canary build of the browser. Google’s François Beaufort announced the addition this morning, noting that the Chrome team is still “experimenting with a setting to mute / unmute a website directly from the Page Info bubble.” Currently …
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High tunability of 2-D material

High tunability of 2-D material
As you were browsing www.sciencedaily.com something about your browser made us think you were a bot. There are a few reasons this might happen: You're a power user moving through this website with super-human speed. You've disabled JavaScript in your web browser. A third-party browser plugin, such as Ghostery or NoScript, is preventing JavaScript from running. Additional information is available in this support article. After completing the CAPTCHA below, y…
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Bluetooth speakers to really pump up the bass

Bluetooth speakers to really pump up the bass
The Willnorn Soundplus speaker is small at 142 x 53 x 43 and weights only 14.4 ounces. It has two 4W speakers and a passive subwoofer. It also has a mini SD card to play music directly from the speaker. It does not have the bass range that the Archeer, Vava Voom, and Nekteck has. It cannot be paired with another speaker.…
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Video Friday: Robogami, Flying Snake Robots, and Autonomous Car Eclipse

Video Friday: Robogami, Flying Snake Robots, and Autonomous Car Eclipse
Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next two months; here's what we have so far (send us your events!): IEEE ICARM 2017 – August 27-31, 2017 – Hefei, China IEEE RO-MAN – August 28-31, 2017 – Lisbon, Portugal CLAWAR 2017 – September 11-13, 2017 – Porto, Portugal FSR 2017 – September 12-15, 2017 – Zurich, Switzerland Singularities…
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The best Chromebook you can buy right now

The best Chromebook you can buy right now
Buying a Chromebook has always been a little confusing. At first, we had to wrap our heads around the idea that this was a laptop that just ran a browser. Then, we had to figure out how much something like that should cost. Now, we have to think about whether the addition of Android apps — which are still in beta — could take these browser-only computers and turn them into something that can truly compete with Windows and Mac computers. So let's simplify it: Yes, Chromebooks are still mostly …
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A proprietary smart diffuser seems like a fine way to lean into the pod economy

A proprietary smart diffuser seems like a fine way to lean into the pod economy
Everyone who reads this website, The Verge, and this blog, Circuit Breaker, should know my feelings on pods. I'm not going to rehash them, but have linked back for your convenience. I will say, however, I am ready for a pod future, where all my goods are proprietary and available in single-servings. Why not! Today we learned that pods are coming to diffusers. Pium, a smart diffuser, will be on show at the IFA tech conference in Berlin next week. It'll sit alongside Samsung Electronics because…
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