Flash? It's all flash, mate
NetApp has introduced an all-flash SolidFire-based FlexPod.…
The rise and fall of FireWire—IEEE 1394, an interface standard boasting high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer—is one of the most tragic tales in the history of computer technology. The standard was forged in the fires of collaboration. A joint effort from several competitors including Apple, IBM, and Sony, it was a triumph of design for the greater good. FireWire represented a unified standard across the whole industry, one serial bus to rule them all. Realized to the fullest, FireWire could replace SCSI and the unwieldy mess of ports and cables at the back of a desktop computer.
Yet FireWire's principal creator, Apple, nearly killed it before it could appear in a single device. And eventually the Cupertino company effectively did kill FireWire, just as it seemed poised to dominate the industry.
The story of how FireWire came to market and ultimately fell out of favor serves today as a fine reminder that no technology, however promising, well-engineered, or well-liked, is immune to inter- and intra-company politics or to our reluctance to step outside our comfort zone.
Researchers finger trojan-slinging AdGholas group
Security researchers have suggested that the ransomware attack on University College London last week was spread through a "malvertising" campaign.…
More speakers join MCubed Lineup
Events Ethics, algorithms and finance are all key areas for machine learning and AI, which is why we’re chuffed to announce three more excellent speakers who will be joining us at MCubed London in October.…
It is believed the men from Sleaford and Bracknell were part of a larger group.
You’ll love the Xiaomi Mi 6’s hardware and price. You’ll hate that it’s China-only, at least for now.
The Chinese company's flagship phone dazzles with its looks and powerful internal hardware.
Alt-net providers call for ads to be reviewed
Adverts using the word "fibre" to describe services deployed over copper lines are leaving consumers baffled, according to research commissioned by alternative network providers.…
Launch sees five titles made available but more will appear every fortnight.
Apple's decision to start making its own graphics chips caused a 69 percent drop in Imagination Technology's share price.
UK and Ireland boss nowhere to be seen
UK and Ireland boss of Fujitsu Lucy Dimes has gone on gardening leave just one year into the job, according to multiple well-placed sources.…
We've already got one tried and tested system, huffs MoD
The Ministry of Defence has insisted it has made “no decision” to install the US Navy’s JPALS aircraft carrier landing system aboard HMS Prince of Wales, the second of the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers.…
"Big Data" has been all the rage for the last few years. But the sport of Formula 1 racing caught that bug a long time ago, certainly in the days predating that buzzword. In the past, we've taken a look at how teams like Williams Martini Racing, Renault Sport Formula One, and Caterham F1 (RIP) have handled collecting and crunching their terabytes. Today, it's Red Bull Racing's turn.
"I've worked for the team for 13 years now, and we've been doing this for ages. The complexity of what we measure and sophistication of the analytics continues to improve, but we've been doing big data for a long time," explained Matt Cadieux, Red Bull Racing's chief information officer. The data in question is collected by myriad sensors all over the team's race cars, roughly adding up to a terabyte each race weekend (500GB for each of the two cars).
"But if you look at all the other data we use—video, audio, number crunching to run through various simulations—it's a huge multiplication factor on top of that," he told Ars. Cadieux wouldn't give us an exact number for that data volume over a race weekend, lest that information prove too useful to the team's rivals in the paddock, but company-wide the team manages 8PB of data. Cadieux reckoned that 95 percent of that was related to car design and car performance—think CAD (computer-aided design) and CFD (computational fluid dynamics), but also strategy simulations and historical telemetry data from previous seasons. "We have a very data-hungry business," he said.
Clash with tech titan continues
Trouble struck British chip designer Imagination Technologies has confirmed it is for sale amid an ongoing dispute with Apple that has crushed its valuation on the London Stock Exchange.…
Rail ticket machines across the UK fell out of service during the morning commute.
Pokemon caught by cheating will also "not behave as expected".
At the Paris Air Show, Honda Aircraft Co. showed off its first business jet. With eye-catching engines and a long, pointed nose, it looks like no other aircraft in the sky.
Stars like Em Ford and Bethan Leadley raise thousands of pounds for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
US geologists apologise for issuing warning about a massive earthquake - that struck in 1925.
Uranage is the new black. (A uranage is a pro wrestling move. That’s gonna be important later on.)