Amazon Web Services opens German location to ease privacy concerns

In a move to help extinguish European and especially German privacy concerns, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened a location in Frankfurt.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 24 October, 2014 04:15

Tags: Amazon Web Services, internet, cloud computing

Akamai sees record-setting spikes in size and volume of DDoS attacks

The size and volume of distributed denial-of-service attacks has exploded in the past year, with a 389 percent increase in average attack bandwidth between the third quarter of 2013 and the third quarter of 2014, according to an Internet security report from Akamai Technologies.

By Grant Gross | 24 October, 2014 03:59

Tags: Akamai Technologies, security, John Summers

Amazon launches German cloud region in nod to privacy concerns

Amazon Web Services launched a new region of its cloud in Germany Thursday, in part to serve customers who want to keep data within their country's borders.

By Brandon Butler | 24 October, 2014 03:59

Tags: Amazon Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, internet, cloud computing

Researchers use silicon to push quantum computing toward reality

Researchers in Australia have developed silicon-wrapped quantum technology that could solve problems that have held back the development of powerful quantum computers.

By Sharon Gaudin | 24 October, 2014 03:34

Tags: popular science

Wearable health devices are a novelty that will wear off

Once the novelty wears off, people abandon their health wearable devices, many of which require regular syncing, powering up and other steps needed to keep them running.

By Lucas Mearian | 24 October, 2014 02:39

Tags: consumer electronics, PwC, Wearables

German publishers capitulate and let Google post news snippets -- for now

German publishers said they are bowing to Google's market power, and will allow the search engine powerhouse to show news snippets in search results free of charge, at least for the time being.

By Loek Essers | 24 October, 2014 01:57

Tags: Google, copyright, intellectual property, VG Media, legal

Abandoned subdomains pose security risk for businesses

Many companies set up subdomains for use with external services, but then forget to disable them when they stop using those services, creating a loophole for attackers to exploit.

By Lucian Constantin | 24 October, 2014 00:57

Tags: online safety, GitHub, security, Access control and authentication, Exploits / vulnerabilities, heroku, Detectify

Vintage Apple-1 sells for a record $US905,000

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold at auction for a record $US905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 October, 2014 00:27

Tags: Apple, computer hardware, hardware systems

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

If Hewlett-Packard's Moonshot server doesn't pan out, it won't be for lack of trying.

By James Niccolai | 23 October, 2014 22:30

Tags: Components, processors, Hewlett-Packard

Australian ISP stands up to filmmakers hunting pirates

The producer of Oscar-winning film, Dallas Buyers Club, has taken its hunt for pirates of the film to Australia, after filing a barrage of antipiracy lawsuits in the US. But at least one Australian Internet service provider is pushing back out of concern that the movie producer aims to intimidate its customers into paying excessive damages.

By Loek Essers | 23 October, 2014 21:47

Tags: copyright, intellectual property, legal, Dallas Buyers Club, iiNet

8 big trends in Big Data analytics

Big data technologies and practices are moving quickly. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of the game.

By Robert L. Mitchell | 23 October, 2014 21:43

Tags: applications, computerworld, Intuit, big data, software, data mining

Panasonic tries tablet service for assisted living homes

If you're worried about a loved one languishing in an assisted living home, Panasonic has a tablet service to keep you connected.

By Tim Hornyak | 23 October, 2014 20:17

Tags: consumer electronics, Panasonic

What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said in Mandarin that so impressed the Chinese

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg stunned many Chinese on Thursday, not with a new Facebook feature, but because he spoke and answered questions in Mandarin for almost half an hour.

By Michael Kan | 23 October, 2014 18:45

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, regulation, social networking, internet, government, Facebook

Microsoft to discontinue free Xbox Music streaming

Microsoft is withdrawing free streaming on Xbox Music from Dec. 1, citing the need to focus on its music purchase and subscription service.

By John Ribeiro | 23 October, 2014 16:28

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Microsoft, Music and audio, internet

Investor visa overhaul to boost venture capital for startups

An overhaul of the significant investor visa will increase startup access to venture capital in Australia, according to the Australian Industry (Ai) Group.

By Adam Bender | 23 October, 2014 15:58

Tags: funding, startups, significant investor visa, Ai Group, Venture capital, government

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