Oracle Unveils Exadata Database as a Service


Oracle has announced the availability of its Exadata platform on its next-generation cloud infrastructure, which essentially means the company is providing Exadata as a Service. The Oracle Cloud infrastructure is a comprehensive set of integrated, subscription-based services that let business run any workload in an enterprise-grade cloud managed by Oracle. It enables self-provisioning of multiple bare metal servers in less than five minutes, with each supporting more than 4 million IOPS. It also allows block storage that scales linearly.

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Trailer or tiny home? The Tiny Drop is the best of both for off-the-grid living

Essentially a modified camping trailer, Tend Building’s Tiny Drop home on wheels is a sustainable off-grid house that excels at getting the absolute most out of its diminutive 150 square feet of living space.

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MasterCard Will Put Selfies to Work for Authentication


MasterCard on Monday announced facial recognition and fingerprint technology that essentially would allow customers to take selfies to help authenticate their identity when engaged in mobile shopping. The rollout, which is planned for this summer in the U.S., Canada and part of Europe, follows a pilot of biometrics by MasterCard and International Card Services with Dutch participants. The 750 ABN AMRO cardholders who took part in the pilot were able to complete their purchases without PIN codes, passwords or confirmation codes, MasterCard said.

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Google announces the Nexus 6: A phablet monster running Android 5.0 Lollipop

Nexus 6, white, front and back
Google has taken the wraps off the Nexus 6, a six-inch smartphone (phablet) that is essentially an enlarged Moto X. It runs Android 5.0, which is now officially called Lollipop. It will be available to pre-order from October 29, and will appear in stores/on your doorstep in the first week of November. Pricing starts at $650 off-contract — or about twice what the Nexus 5 cost.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/192047-google-announces-the-nexus-6-a-phablet-monster-running-android-5-0-lollipop

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Apple issues iOS 8.0.2 with fixes for iOS 8.0.1 cellular and Touch ID bugs

One day following the botched iOS 8.0.1 update release, Apple on Thursday issued iOS 8.0.2, essentially a fix for the prior fix targeting issues with the HealthKit framework for connected wellness apps and devices.



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Nvidia sues Qualcomm, Samsung for infringing on its ‘invention of the GPU’

Green (Nvidia) Darth Vader mask
Nvidia has filed lawsuits against Samsung and Qualcomm — and essentially asked for a complete halt on product sales on every other competitive GPU in the business.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/189329-nvidia-sues-qualcomm-samsung-for-infringing-on-its-invention-of-the-gpu

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Why the dashboard will be tech’s next big battleground

Cars today are essentially four-wheeled computers, with hundreds of processors, radar, video cameras, GPS, and wireless data connections. So it’s no surprise that buyers are increasingly focused on how well these rolling PCs work with their smartphones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/06/26/why-dashboard-will-be-techs-next-big-battleground/

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HP Follows IBM's Lead With Enterprise Applications for Workday


HP on Tuesday announced HP Enterprise Applications Services for Workday — essentially consulting services for customers of Workday’s Software as a Service. Workday is an HCM package that unifies human resources, talent management, payroll and financial management. It is cloud-based and fully enabled for mobile use. All customers work with just one version of the application, so everyone gets the same update. HP has executed “the industry’s largest deployment of Workday to date” to its more than 300,000 employees, taking only 14 months.

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Oracle wins key reversal in Java copyright case against Google's Android

After seeing the majority of its Java infringement claims against Android essentially set aside in 2012, Oracle has now won an important reversal on appeal that will allow it to pursue its $1 billion case against Google and potentially an injunction against Android as infringing its Java intellectual property.



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