Why do people buy fast and powerful devices and then insist on obsessing over how many apps are open? I had to address this because the amount of ignorance when it comes to how RAM actually works and how our computers and devices utilize it is astounding. The existence of task killers, memory optimizers, and open app widgets is owed in part to user FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt).
With the dawn of a new, imminent era brought by the Internet, it was clear to many that the Cold War was only going to continue. However, while not as serious nowadays, the Cold War is still a thing but the game has changed. While a few decades back, governments of the world used to throw spies around to gather information, now they can gather all they want from their homes, with a few clicks. Of course, spies still exist today, but I bet they’re a bit jealous on what skilled hackers can do.
Windows 10 has a shiny new feature called Wi-Fi Sense. As with anything new in technology there is some confusion and misinformation regarding this new feature. There are sure to be hoaxes, rumors, and bad information accepted by the ignorant as fact over this one. I wouldn’t call it controversy just yet but I can see it getting turned into one when it doesn’t need to be. They “Don’t Confuse Me with Facts” crowd seems to be getting larger and louder no thanks to social media. With Wi-Fi Sense you can automatically log friends onto your Wi-Fi network without giving up your password.
Cyanogen, creators of the most popular Android ROM, have recently announced that they have just hit the 50 million user barrier, surpassing Windows Phone and Blackberry numbers combined. Adnan Begovic, a popular Cyanogen employee, has dropped this bombshell at the Seattle Code Rush, where he blew everyone’s minds with this amazing accomplishment. The news is even more surprising when you take into account that CyanogenMod isn’t even a standalone platform, but a modified version of Android.
Sometimes, Acts of God are bizarre and that is what happened recently when a storm struck Ghislain in Belgium. Lightning struck the same place, not once, but four times near a data center owned by Google. Following the storm, Google experienced heavy read / write errors between 13 Aug to 17-Aug, 2015, and a small data loss at its Google Compute Engine Data Center in the europe-west1-b zone. What was it that they said? Lightning does not strike twice?
It is happening again in the Silicon Valley. A recent announcement by Larry Page to restructure Google and form a new holding company, Alphabet, has led to discussions and speculations on various sites on the internet. A multitude of opinions are being expressed with regards to the justification of such a move.
As a company, General Electric is a diversified MNC with presence in infrastructure, finance and media. GE Software Center, GE’s foray into software, is recently in the news as General Electric hops into the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon. GE has decided to extend its Predix platform to provide Infrastructure as a Service. The Predix Platform has earlier been positioned by GE as a software platform which would provide services over the Industrial Internet.