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iPhone 5 teardown highlights

A teardown of Apple's new iPhone shows how the Cupertino giant manages to pack so much hardware into such a small space, and design it to draw as little power as possible.

September 21, 2012

Are we in a datacentre building bubble?

Big data is back on the agenda of enterprises, according to a new survey released by Oracle, the eponymous database company. The survey of 949 datacentre managers in Europe and the Middle East was commissioned from analyst firm Quocirca and suggests that datacentres are running out of space for data -- fast.

January 16, 2012 by

MarkLogic - Unstructured Data Supertanker

MarkLogic are an interesting and rapidly growing company in the enterprise space right now:  essentially they replace the relational database model in ways that make their next generation purpose built tools fit your unstructured data.Their servers coral all the heterogeneous information companies create to index everything they see, pulling together information in context.

March 15, 2011

Google: Push toward Super WiFi continues

A vision to turn the unused white space of wireless airwaves into a "Super WiFi" is one step closer toward becoming reality.In a blog post today, Google said it is one of nine companies that the FCC this week named as administrators for a white spaces database.

January 27, 2011 by

SQL Server 2008 R2 gets an official due date

Speaking of roadmaps, Microsoft (either "by design" or by mistake) has provided a due date for SQL Server 2008 R2, the next version of its database. Up until recently, the Softies have been saying SQL Server 2008 R2 would be a "first half" 2010 product. But in a new benchmark report, that date gets more specific.

November 30, 2009 by

Virtual characters express their emotions

Spanish researchers have developed a computer model able to generate virtual faces which display emotions and moods according to personality traits. The team leader explains: 'The aim of this work has been to design a model that reveals a person's moods and displays them on a virtual face. In the same 3-D space we have integrated personality, emotions and moods, which had previously been dealt with separately.' This model could be applied in both educational environments (virtual tutors and presenters with personality traits) and in video game characters. But read more...

December 5, 2008 by

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