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R programming language gaining ground on traditional statistics packages

The R programming language is quickly gaining popular ground against the traditional statistics packages such as SPSS, SAS and MATLAB, at least according to one data statistician who teaches the language.

By Joab Jackson | 21 August, 2014 03:38

Tags: Revolution Analytics, Languages and standards, application development, IBM, software

How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses?

The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet's growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems.

By Stephen Lawson | 21 August, 2014 03:12

Tags: Cisco Systems, Dyn, Networking, internet, Cogent Communications

OnBeep developing walkie-talkie type wearable for mobile devices

OnBeep is readying a wearable device that will let smartphone users initiate a voice chat with a pre-defined group of people, walkie-talkie style, and to support its development the startup announced Wednesday it has closed a US$6.25 million funding round.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 21 August, 2014 01:53

Tags: consumer electronics, telecommunication, voip, OnBeep, accessories

Samsung builds custom Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet with Barnes & Noble

Samsung is moving deeper into e-book and multimedia sales with Barnes & Noble, with which it jointly built a custom Nook tablet that's available now for US$179.

By Agam Shah | 21 August, 2014 00:42

Tags: Barnes & Noble, consumer electronics, hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, tablets, e-readers

Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

By Jon Gold | 20 August, 2014 23:26

Tags: Linux, linux foundation, careers, software, Open Source Subnet, operating systems, IT management

Tablets with voice calling functions take off in Asia

Using a tablet to make a phone call may sound unorthodox. But in Asia's emerging markets, vendors are increasingly shipping 7-inch tablets with voice call functions, according to research firm IDC.

By Michael Kan | 20 August, 2014 23:10

Tags: Huawei Technologies, hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, Lenovo, tablets, Android tablets

Start-up offers up endpoint detection and response for behavior-based malware detection

Start-up SentinelOne is offering security software for behavior-based malware detection intended to augment, not replace, the type of full anti-virus endpoint protection suites that typically also have signature-based defense, a firewall and other features.

By Ellen Messmer | 20 August, 2014 23:06

Tags: network security, symantec, mcafee, security, Sentinel Labs, malware

Samsung to lure buyers for its smart TVs with new games, Skype group calls

Samsung Electronics will demonstrate new games and Skype group calls for its smart TVs at next month's IFA trade show in Berlin.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 20 August, 2014 22:46

Tags: consumer electronics, games, TVs, Samsung Electronics

Apple preps final non-security Mavericks update

Apple is working its way toward releasing OS X Mountain Lion 10.9.5, very likely the last non-security update for the 10-month old operating system.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 August, 2014 20:48

Tags: Apple, desktop pcs, hardware systems, software, Mac OS X, operating systems, PCs

As Ebola death toll rises, scientists work on nanotech cure

Scientists at Northeastern University are using nanotechnology to find an effective treatment for the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 1300 people, and sickened even more.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2014 20:20

Tags: Northeastern University, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, healthcare IT

Twitter to remove images of deceased upon request

Twitter said late Tuesday it will remove images and videos of deceased people upon the request of family members, but it put conditions on the policy.

By Tim Hornyak | 20 August, 2014 19:48

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, twitter, internet, social media

Government paying 'outrageous' sums to Telstra for NBN: Vodafone CEO

The "outrageous" size of NBN payments to Telstra is one example of the number one telco's unfair advantage, according to Vodafone CEO Inaki Berroeta.

By Adam Bender | 20 August, 2014 16:15

Tags: turnaround, Vodafone, Telco, telecom, telcos, NBN, Telstra, competition

Vodafone IP core upgrade to bring voice to 4G

Vodafone has announced an overhaul of its core IP network to enable voice calls on the telco's 4G network.

By Adam Bender | 20 August, 2014 15:27

Tags: Networking, M2M, Vodafone, Telco, enterprise, telecom, mobile, HD voice, network, voice over LTE, IP core, mobility

ATO sets out treatment of Bitcoin

Businesses that "supply Bitcoin" must "charge GST when they supply bitcoin and may be subject to GST when receiving bitcoin in return for goods and services" according to guidance on treatment of the crypto-currency issued today by the Australian Taxation Office.

By Rohan Pearce | 20 August, 2014 14:26

Tags: Bitcoin

Fair and Safe Work Qld invites offers for mobile app development

The Office of Fair and Safe Work Queensland (OFSWQ) has issued an invitation to offer for mobile application software development.

By Hamish Barwick | 20 August, 2014 13:41

Tags: mobile applications, tenders, queensland, Windows tablets, Fair and Safe Work Queensland

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