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Cloud machine learning wars heat up

Cloud machine learning wars heat up

In 2010, Google launched its Prediction API. The month before last, Microsoft's Azure Machine Learning service went into general availability. Last week, Amazon announced its own machine learning offering and Microsoft closed its acquisition of Revolution Analytics.

published April 13, 2015 by

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M2M no longer a pipe dream

M2M no longer a pipe dream

Innovations in mobile tech has opened new opportunities in the machine-to-machine industry, with providers offering SIM and fleet management services to smart meters and CCTVs.

published January 4, 2013 by

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ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013

ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013

What will be the next big thing? As cellular carriers merge and become stronger, mobile makers may not survive. Will big data analytics take off, and will 3D printing arrive with a bevy of legal and ethical issues? Here's a look ahead at 2013 and what we can expect.

published December 21, 2012 by

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How to destroy a hard drive

In this video, we don our white lab coats and set about deleting data from hard drives. Instead of using more traditional methods, we decided to barbecue one hard drive, smash another one to pieces with a hammer and microwave the third.

published December 16, 2008 by

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