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[quote][b]Amazon took a giant step into cloud-based data warehousing with the launch of RedShift on Wednesday, and the industry will feel its impact. "What I think we're seeing here is evidence of how, when a technology becomes a cloud-based service, it leads to the commoditization of any or all related services," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.[/b] [quote]Amazon Web Services on Wednesday launched RedShift, an on-demand data warehouse service that is optimized for the analysis of huge sets of data. RedShift is "profoundly disruptive," said Merv Adrian, research vice president of information management at [url=http://www.gartner.com/]Gartner[/url]. Its success will move the economic boundary between on-premises and cloud usage and "data will seek its lowest-cost home more rapidly than before." RedShift allows setup, operation and scaling of a data warehouse cluster through the Web-based [url=http://aws.amazon.com/console/]AWS Console[/url
[quote]We're stuck in a vitriolic world of Android lovers who are also Apple haters; and of Apple lovers who mostly dismiss Android lovers, which just irritates the Android fans all the more. It seems to me that often enough, many of the Apple lovers online these days take an older-brother tone by treating Android users like their bratty little sisters. [quote][b]Why We Need Windows Phones to Succeed[/b]Enter Microsoft. With its new Surface tablet line, as well as a new Windows OS for PCs and Windows-based smartphones, might Microsoft provide an alternative to jumping into a raging river? I think so. But more to the point, I hope so. In many ways, Android shares too many similarities as an operating system to iOS. Granted, there are some radical facelifts going on with Android, so this isn't exactly true. However, in terms of mass consumer impressions, I believe that many people see Android vs. iOS as a choice between two similar products that just have different ecosystems for apps.
"You've heard that [url=http://www.businessinsider.com/blackboard/google]Google[/url] is working on computerized glasses. They're called Google Glass, and developers can already buy them. It turns out [url=http://www.businessinsider.com/blackboard/microsoft]Microsoft[/url] is working on something similar. [url=http://www.unwiredview.com/2012/11/22/microsoft-has-its-own-project-glass-augmented-reality-glasseswearable-computer-combo/]It filed some patents on the project and Unwired View dug them up.[/url] There's a big difference between what Microsoft is working on and Google Glass, though." [url=http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/end-smartphone-era-coming-002800730.html]Full Story[/url] [i][b]TH[/b][/i]
Emsisoft have published an article - [url=http://www.emsisoft.com/en/kb/articles/tec121119/]www.emsisoft.com/en/kb/articles/tec121119/[/url] - which admittedly points users to their product, but there is a paragraph worth discussing from Webroot's perspective, namely this: "[i]A regular PC hosts 300,000 to 500,000 files on average. If all these were scanned, uploading the signatures created on the fly to the scan server would take forever.[/i] [i]This is exactly why cloud anti-virus software filters the files to be scanned in the first place according to different rules and parameters. For instance, there are some file types or paths that are generally considered safe. Many cloud anti-virus solutions therefore come with huge whitelists. These are sort of inverse signatures that classify known programs as safe. This massively reduces the number of files to be scanned – even though more data needs to be downloaded to your PC.[/i] [b][i]This incomplete scan is, however, the Ach
Check this out! This robotic arm is amazing. It's sensitive enough to let him properly crack eggs, and it looks like he can type with it. What an awesome piece of technology. [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qUPnnROxvY[/video] Unavailable for Comment: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/876iB4C1A46E6F3A5F2B.png[/img]
While Google was busy canceling their NYC Nexus launch announcement (they did later [url=http://bit.ly/VZ1Q58]unveil the devices[/url] on their blog), Microsoft was busy with their own announcement on the other side of the country as the Redmond software giant prepares to release a handful of Windows 8 phones in the coming month or so across a variety of US carriers. While I won't bore (or excite), you with the details (that's what the [url=http://bit.ly/TqXFeH]article[/url] and [url=http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411484,00.asp]review[/url] are for), I will say that Windows Phone 8 adopters will have more options from the get-go than did those who elected to give Windows Phone 7 a shot. Whether you're looking for a budget-friendly Android alternative or an iPhone 5/Galaxy S3-fighting flagship smartphone, Windows has you covered (sort of). I saw "sort of" because this is based on specs and specs alone. Sure, on paper, the new Nokia 920, HTC Windows Phone 8X, and Samsung At
As many of you may have heard, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, Google canceled today's NYC planned launch event that was going to serve as the unveiling ground of the new Nexus 4 phone, Nexus 10 tablet, 32 GB Nexus 7, and the new Google Now service. The good news is that the massive storm didn't completely stop the massive company-Google took the wraps off the devices via [url=http://bit.ly/S8NVU0]blog[/url]. I must say that some of the specs sound impressive-particularly the "highest resolution on the planet" screen of the Samsung Nexus 10. Here's a more [url=http://bit.ly/Q2jaDx]thorough rundown[/url] on the device. For a closer look at the LG Nexus 4 phone, click [url=http://bit.ly/QQlASA]here[/url]. It's a busy time of year for the big boys in tech. I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on Google's new gadgets! Cheers,
Check out [url=http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/06/the-10-most-useful-windows-8-keyboard-shortcuts/]these cool tricks[/url] to get the most out of your Windows 8 experience! I like the printscreen feature, but they still need to get SnagIt-level functionality into Print Screen. So, what's your favorite shortcut key?
Available via internal updater or you can Download [url=https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html]Here[/url] Release Notes: [url=https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/16.0.2/releasenotes/]https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/16.0.2/releasenotes/[/url] New security Fixes: [url=https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html]https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html[/url] [i][b]TH[/b][/i]
Was hoping to get a relatively quick response to browser preferences. I am currently using IE 9 but am not very satisfied with it. I have used Firefox and Chrome in the past, but don't want to go to the trouble of downloading and installing and setting up all the stuff if the newest versions aren't up to snuff. Do the great majority of peeps prefer one over the other? I am running Vista fully up-to-date on 3 units, XP SP-3 updated through the cut-off. I'll hang out for a bit and see what comes up here. I appreciate some "studied" responses. Please, I need considered opinions and facts, not random input from less experienced users, though I appreciate those thoughts too! Please understand that expediency is my aim not offending members. Ch 4 t
I just read about the "webhp" virus for Chrome after noticing that phrase in my omnibox. I want to know if it is real, what type of threat it is to my browsing, and most importantly why my Secure Anywhere Complete didn't catch or remove it when I scan. It's pretty upsetting that a virus can exist on my computer after I bought this product. Can anyone help alleviate my concerns or tell me what I can do? Please.
This Friday is a big day for all Microsoft fans out there. [list] [*]The much anticipated Windows 8 OS is launching to the world. [*]Microsoft has been creating excitement around their Windows 8 phone and Surface tablet. [*]The Windows store will now introduce everyone to the snazzy new metro apps.[/list]But on the other hand, some are saying that their either too late to the game, or battling a steep learning curve. Since we have a lot of Webroot Community members that are also Microsoft users, I wanted to get a little discussion going. Are you...[b]"going Microsoft?"[/b] Do you plan to embrace all of these new Microsoft offerings?
Hello, First of all I am aware that the issue I am going to explain here doesn't primarily belong to Webroot. It is rather Google's issue. Anyway maybe somebody experienced the same problem and might shed more light on how to solve it. I had installed Android Premier Paid. I switched my license to Complete two days ago by the following steps. 1) I uninstalled Premium 2) Downloaded Complete from the Google play, installed and activated Looking into installed applications in my HTC, I see there only Complete being installed, no mentions about Premier. That's alright. However looking into Google play account there is Premier as being installed and requiring update or uninstalling. Please see below snap: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/676i226F95AAE27F9849.jpg[/img] If I uninstall Premier, it is back within a few minutes. If I start updating, it is downloading Premier to my HTC what I cancelled immediately because I don
I could go into the details, but I believe this infographic really says it all. Plus, you can just read the full article [url=http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410607,00.asp]here[/url]. Enjoy... [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/612i431D980D0BF835C7.jpg[/img]
Hello, I was curious if there is any already known issues with the "net view" command within windows and Webroot S.A. software. When I run the "net view" command I receive the following message... System error 6118 The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available I have used this command before with no problems before installing and using webroot software so I thought it may be related. I have tried disabling the webroot firewall, loging out and back in, and retesting command but still get same error message. Thanks for any info on the issue.
Don't fall victim to the many telephone scams out there stating that you have malware on your computer. A few months ago I received a telephone call from Microsoft (Scammer) stating that my computer has malware on it and they wanted to help me remove the malware. I didn't fall for the scam but I kept him on the phone a long time. The following video made by a principal software engineer at Sourcefire when scammers phoned him shows how the scammers operate: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb69H7l0vJA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb69H7l0vJA[/url]
[url=http://www.pcworld.com/article/262274/helium_filled_wd_drives_promise_huge_boost_in_capacity.html]Helium-filled WD drives promise huge boost in capacity[/url] [i]Western Digital is preparing to launch a line of hard drives filled with helium gas that is said to drastically reduce internal friction and thus lower power consumption by 23% while increasing capacity by 40%.[/i] [i] [/i] [i]The 3.5-in data center drives, developed by WD subsidiary Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST), are expected to be available next year.[/i] This strikes me as a novel approach to eliminating friction from the spin of the drive. It makes perfect sense being that Helium is lighter and doesn't react with other elements under most circumstances by nature of being a noble gas. I still prefer SSD's for speed, but for size, this should prove to be a pretty cool advancement for HDD's. Of course, it's also one more thing to worry about if it springs a leak. I
Somehow an add-on on my IE started showing up, it is called yontoo. I am not sure if it is bad or innocuous? I suspect it installed from some other program I installed in the last month. I did find it in the control panel and I did un-install it. I went to yontoo.com and it looked legit, but I am not sure. Has anyone heard of it? Thanks, Dan
Hey All! Happy Friday! The Community has stayed fairly low-key today so I thought I'd liven it with some news from everybody's favorite Cupertino company! Yes, this means another Apple story. In their quest to try to dominate seemingly every inch of the tech industry, the latest reports suggest Apple is now talking with music labels as they decide whether or not to introduce a new service that will stream music based on your tastes. This Pandora-esque move, although still in it's infancy, is already having it's effects, mainly in the form of Pandora shares falling 17% after the reports came out. Apple already dominates the music market with iTunes so a radio service that will give users a more custom music experience should be a great way to add that extra dimension to the iTunes experience that's currently missing. More songs (especially international ones) would be good too! The full story can be found [url=http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-09-07/app
[i]"iPhone 5"! "New iPhone"! "iPad mini"! "Apple here, Apple there, Apple everywhere"[/i]...In these last few months approaching the glorified 9/12 announcement day, these are the words I've been hearing and seeing absolutely everywhere from absolutely everyone.This must be a record-breaking amount of publicity, even for the fruit-named Cupertino company...It's inescapable and frankly, a bit overwhelming. Now don't get me wrong. I like Apple (the company and the fruit) and I think their products are top notch. But there are other companies out there announcing cool new products by the dozen, but which are being heavily overshadowed...So let's show them some love! Which leads me to today's announcements from Nokia and Motorola (and Microsoft and Google, respectively). I'll start with Nokia, who has struggled immensely as a company recently, going from industry leaders to hanging on for dear life as they watched Apple and Android products gobble up the market share. Nevertheless,
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