Monday, June 17, 2013

Nintendo showcases Super Mario 3D, other games at E3

 It's all about the games for Nintendo. 

Instead of a typical flashy presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the Japanese gaming giant opted to showcase several games for its Wii U system during a brief presentation at its booth on the show floor of the gaming industry's annual trade show. 

"Today is different," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told those gathered inside the behemoth white structure. "It's the reason you're gathered here inside of our booth - standing instead of sitting - because it was our decision to minimize the time from when we said 'good morning' and you getting to play the game." 

Wipro to hire 1,000 employees in Germany

Wipro plans to hire 1,000 employees in Germany over the next three years. The company serves more than 30 customers in Germany including a global automotive company, an European utilities major and one of the largest telecom companies in the country, among others. 

Wipro expects to see significant traction in the retail, automotive, telecom, healthcare, banking and energy and utilities sectors in the years to come. To drive stronger incremental growth in the future, Wipro is looking to address the requirements of medium-sized enterprises in the region, in addition to its existing focus on large global enterprises. 

Best practices for IP protection

The World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) has defined four primary types of intellectual property (IP) viz. patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. These are distinct in nature from one another but have common consequences if these are lost, stolen, misused or made unavailable. Importance of protecting IP is different than protecting regular information assets.
The industry today demands the IT teams to deliver services with BYOD, virtualization and cloud services. As these changes are being implemented across organizations, the CISOs and IS managers are posed with a lot of questions around securing their most valued asset, i.e. IP. The need of the hour is to build a scalable, integrated and flexible IT ecosystem that not only delivers as per the demands of business users, but also addresses the new paradigm of security requirements.

Big Data, When cars can talk

Has this ever happened to you? You're cruising down the highway, moving with the flow, when a lane-splitting motorcyclist suddenly zips past, nearly sideswiping you at 90 mph. Situations like these too often result in traffic accidents. And the daredevil cyclist isn't the only road hazard out there. We've all encountered the distracted texter, the inebriated weaver -- maybe even the wild-eyed suspect in a police car chase.
Wouldn't it be nice to get a heads-up when bad drivers are approaching? An early-warning system that gives you enough time to take defensive action?

Big Data will grow past its hype by 2016, Gartner

Big Data will grow past its hype towards 2016 to become “just data” once the technologies mature, and organizations learn how to deal with it, according to Gartner, Inc. While data is regularly defined by the dimensions of volume, velocity and variety, information management concerns must be much broader.
“The bottom line is that not all information requires a Big Data approach,” said Frank Buytendijk, research vice president at Gartner. “The new “Big Data way’ is not going to replace all other forms of information management. There is more room - and need - for experimentation in the area of ‘information of innovation,’ for instance with social media data, or by making processes more information-centric.”

Facebook starts first servers outside US

Facebook says it has started processing data through its first server farm outside the United States, on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Sweden.

The company inaugurated servers in its new, 300,000-square foot (28,000-square meter) facility outside the city Lulea, saying it should improve the social network's performance in Europe. 

Facebook director of site operations Tom Furlong said the servers will serve a large chunk of Facebook's European users. 

8 steps CIOs should take to maximize BYOD ROI

The popularity of smartphone devices and tablets with employees is making a mark with more employees opting to use their own device at work. Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) is an employee-driven movement that is transforming enterprise workspaces today. The use of these personal smartphones and tablets by employees at workplace is challenging organizations with the risk of data security. Organizations need to strike a balance between the benefits obtained by employees using their own mobile devices and the risks of data security.
A major driver for BYOD implementations in an organization is the increased productivity due to improved collaboration, which, in turn, results in increased employee satisfaction. The choice for the organization is to adopt BYOD right away, or get forced to adopt it over a period of time – it is not something that can be wished away and will hit every organization sooner or later.

Most people fail to protect their smartphones against theft, Study

Ninety-two per cent of music festival goers are more likely to bring a smartphone to an event than cash or ID, but many fail to guard against loss or theft, an industry survey indicated.

Symantec, maker of Norton security software, quizzed 6,500 adults in 11 countries who have attended big music events at least twice in the last two years to gauge the role of smartphones in their festival-going experience.

"We found that mobile devices have never been more crucial to their (festival) experience," Norton's Internet safety advocate Marian Merritt told AFP in a telephone interview.

Samsung launches Galaxy S4 variant with 16MP camera

Just a week after launching a waterproof version of its flagship Galaxy S4, Samsung has unveiled another iteration of the handset, this time with an upgraded camera. The new device, named Galaxy S4 zoom, features a 16MP rear camera with 10X optical zoom with xenon flash on the back. This new phone's camera boasts of optical image stabilization as well as 24mm wide lens and can record 1080p videos at 30fps. 

The all-new Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom has a 4.3-inch SuperAMOLED screen with 960x540p resolution with 256ppi pixel density. The device is powered by Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) with TouchWiz UI on top, and runs on a dual-core 1.5GHz processor. It has 8GB internal storage, 1.5GB RAM and supports microSD cards with capacities up to 32GB.