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The missing pieces of Internet of Things

The race is on. Internet of Things (IoT) is the new buzz word. Similar to Big Data, where “everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, and everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it…” (quote by Dan Ariely) Internet of Things is something we have been doing for a long …

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Visit the Amazon on World Forest Day with Google Street View

A few members of Google Brazil and U.S. Street View and Google Earth Outreach teams were invited to the Amazon Basin to collect ground-level images of the rivers, forest and communities in the Rio Negro Reserve. Today, on World Forest Day, Google is making those images available through the Street View feature on Google Maps. More than 50,000 still photos …

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Amazon Kindle Fire – The Executive Summary

Just a quick summary of Amazon Kindle Fire. Looks like the BlackBerry PlayBook (pretty much is) Runs a modified Android 2.3 gingerbread – very different interface, looks like a bookshelf Gorilla glass 7″ multi-touch display with IPS, anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors. 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU 512MB of RAM, 8GB of …

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Google I/O 2011 Keynote Day 2

Summary of Google I/O 2011 Keynote Day 2: Google Chrome Browser Speech to Text input Using GPU to hardware-accelerate graphics 10X performance improvement to Canvas 2D 10X performance improvement to WebGL Tinkercad – web-based 3D modeling tool Chrome Web Store Available in 41 languages to all 160 million users of Chrome Seamless, painless, simple in-app payments within online web apps …

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Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Centre (VPDC) – Secured Enterprise Cloud Service

There are many different kinds of cloud offering out there – Amazon AWS, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure – and they offer different services for the different ways you use cloud. Savvis offers an enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure service, Savvis Symphony, that allows you to maintain and configure your virtual cloud environment – from security to virtual hardware servers. Savvis is …

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