The Big Data revolution in business has come about due to the huge increase in the amount of information we’re able to capture and analyze, from an ever growing number of sources. It’s the driving force behind a wider wave of technology-driven transformation which is taking … [Read More...]
The Big Data revolution in business has come about due to the huge increase in the amount of information we’re able to capture and analyze, from an ever growing number of sources. It’s the driving force behind a wider wave of technology-driven transformation which is taking place thanks to advances in fields such as automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Self-driving cars, personalized medicine and the “fourth industrial revolution” are all built on Big Data.
But the growth in the amount of data available is just the start. Forward-thinkers are aware that the way we consume – and act on – this data has to evolve, too, if we want to unlock its true potential.
Data socialization is a term that’s being heard more frequently, and it’s an attempt to tackle the ongoing (and often mission-critical) process of making sure the right data is in front
To read more see the full post at: Is Data Socialization The Next Big Thing In Data Analytics? - Forbes
Swinburne has opened its state-of-the-art Factory of the Future to a team of young women set to compete in an international robotics competition.
Comprised of 17 students from Melbourne high schools, the girls-only RoboCats spent six weeks at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus programming and building a 50kg robot for the FIRST Robotics Competition.
Led by mentors Dr Therese Keane, Deputy Chair of Education at Swinburne, and Swinburne alumni Milorad Cerovac, the team will compete in the South Pacific Regional at the Sydney Olympic Park in March.
The theme for this year’s competition is Steamworks, with teams challenged to launch a large airship via the collection, transportation, and depositing of plastic gears and balls.
Women in STEM
Dr Keane, who co-founded the team with Mr Cerovac in 2015, says the event is an opportunity to introduce young women to disciplines in which women are traditionally underrepresented.
“The interesting thing is that many of
To read more see the full post at: Young women gear up for FIRST Robotics Competition - Swinburne University of Technology
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New Open Source Software Helps Analyze Big Data
A research team from the University at Buffalo is developing Vizier, a software tool that is designed to get out ahead of malfunctioning computers, data entry errors, and other problems that can skew data. The project, which launched in January, is funded by a $2.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Users can work with large datasets on spreadsheet software similar to Excel so they can explore, clean, curate,
To read more see the full post at: New Open Source Software Helps Analyze Big Data - InfoToday.com
The year 2016 was not that much good for Samsung. Now they are trying to regain the faith of the market which they lost because of Galaxy Note 7 issues. Company showed two new tablets at MWC event and they further declared officially that a special event related to smartphone will be held on March 29th, 2017. Many experts are saying that the event will be related to Samsung Galaxy S8. However they didn’t declare if the event is related to this model or not.
Now here we would like to discuss the two new tablets with you which company launched at the ongoing MWC event. It is very clear that the makers are trying to put the best foot forward this time with these gadgets. The names of these tablets are Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book. These two tablets support Samsung Flow feature. Moreover you can
To read more see the full post at: Samsung Brings Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book to Regain the Faith - Mobile Computing Today
They’re really quite sinister.Image: cloudpetsBy Jack Morse2017-02-28 03:45:03 UTC
As if you needed another reason not to put an internet-connected microphone in your child’s bedroom.
A California-based toy company selling “a message you can hug” reportedly exposed over 2 million voice messages recorded between parents and children to online hackers. What’s worse, the company was allegedly notified multiple times that additional customer data was online and available for anyone to grab — yet the data remained up for at least a week with evidence suggesting that it was stolen more than once.
Spiral Toys specializes in internet-connected toys, and its CloudPets line of stuffed animals represents what is becoming a trend in the toy industry: dolls that don’t rely on a kid’s imagination. Instead, products with names like “Talking Puppy” connect a child and relatives via the internet and allow them to send recorded voicemails back and forth.
To read more see the full post at: The latest internet-of-things privacy breach was brought to you by teddy bears - Mashable
LG G6 is the next premium model by LG and company is now getting ready to bring the model into the market. Company just launched the model and they discussed a lot about this gadget with media. This smartphone has a huge display on which company is focussing a lot to get a good response from the market. They told the benefits of complete vision of the screen. Makers were talking about the specifications of the gadget. However the date of availability was not clear.
The latest report says that LG will bring this model first in Korea. Later on they will start offering the gadget in other markets. The cost of this gadget will start from $796.85 only. Company is planning to bring this model in March. Many LG fans are already getting excited as they can use the
To read more see the full post at: LG G6 to Arrive Next Month - Mobile Computing Today
Following news that UK robotics research will get a £17.3m pledge from government, Paul Canberra vice president EMEA at BMC Software commented below on the need for a shift in debate when it comes to robotics in the workplace.
Paul Cant, Vice President EMEA at BMC Software:
“It is clear that robotics, automation and artificial intelligence are set to change many aspects of the traditional workplace, as this weekend’s pledge from the UK government reveals. As with any industrial revolution in history, we need to remember that whilst some jobs will be lost, new ones will be created if employers take tangible steps now to upskill their workforce and create a culture of innovation. It is encouraging to think that if a greater education on robotics can be implemented at university level, then many of the scaremongering headlines we are seeing in the press can be muted.
From a workplace perspective, the true mark of responsive leadership today
To read more see the full post at: UK Robotics Research Gets £17.3m Pledge - ISBuzz News
At the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Monday announced that it was working with Tata Communications to support the rollout of India’s first LoRaWAN (LoRa)-based network. It is part of Tata Communications’ strategy of creating mobile platforms and ecosystems that enable its customers and partners to connect people and Internet of Things (IoT)-connected devices on a global scale.
The first phase of the roll-out targets Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 cities in India, touching over 400 million people. With successful field trials in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru, there are also 35 proof-of-concept applications in trial on the network. “As part of our commitment to innovation and in driving digital transformation globally, we are creating a cohesive, resilient and highly secure network to deploy IoT applications in India,” Anthony Bartolo, President of Mobility, IoT and Collaboration Services at Tata Communications, said in a statement.
To read more see the full post at: MWC 2017: Hewlett Packard and Tata to launch India's biggest Internet of Things network - Tech2
For any generation, the teen years are full of new adventures and rites of passages.
Think back to your high school days, and the excitement of learning to drive, getting your first “real” job, and the relief of earning a passing grade in your toughest subject.
So what are the high school students of today up to? Like their parents and grandparents, they spend their days studying, hanging out with friends and researching colleges. Unlike their elders, though, they are also building robots.
Yes, you heard that right. Kids just a year removed from elementary school are now designing, engineering and building fully-functioning robots and robotic systems. Kind of makes that “C” in algebra look pretty insignificant, right?
But no matter how many high school reunions have come and gone, it’s never too late to learn. On Wednesday, the Perkins Center for the Arts invites you
To read more see the full post at: Lunch and learn with Moorestown's FIRST Robotics Team - Burlington County Times
ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The John McIntire Elementary School’s newest program is winning awards and becoming a world competitor.
This is the first year the elementary school has started their first three robotic teams. Their sixth grade girls team has won the state competition and will now be competing in the 2017 VEX Worlds Robotics Competition Elementary School Division. Melissa Rider is a team member who was excited to make it on to the team and wants to be a part of the junior high and high school teams when the time comes.
“It feels wonderful especially now that we get to go to worlds it’s just absolutely exciting,” Rider said. “I think I can speak for all of us when we say ‘I can’t wait.”
Each student had to write an essay to apply for a position. Following the teams being selected each student took on a role in the
To read more see the full post at: First Elementary Robotics Team Winning Competitions - WHIZ