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Tesla is moving incredibly fast getting its massive battery factory built, and plans to have batteries made there as early as 2016 for its Model S and Model X cars. Showing off how much has already been built at the site, Tesla investor Steve Jurvetson of […] See Tesla’s massive battery factory under construction originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Two pilots aboard a solar-powered aircraft took off at 7:12 a.m. local time from Abu Dhabi for the first leg of what they hope will be the first complete solar-powered circumnavigation flight. If all goes well, Solar Impulse-2 should take about 12 hours to reach Oman (a […] Solar-powered plane takes off for round-the-world flight originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Amazon is making efforts to provide highly predictable performance outputs and to match its C4 family’s price-performance with that of its earlier generation C3 family. Comparing Amazon EC2’s C3 and C4 Families originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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MIT wants prospective students to know that it’s fully aboard the drone bandwagon, parlaying an army of delivery drones (and computer-generated imagery) for a tongue-in-cheek admissions video, complete with Wagnerian orchestration. MIT sends acceptance letters to its next class of freshmen on Pi Day, aka March 14, or […] MIT wishes it could deliver acceptance letters via drone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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How enterprises find and provide enterprise mobility management services varies greatly from organization to organization, creating a number of distinct product strategies. What to know when choosing an EMM solution for your enterprise originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Enterprise IT decision makers are moving beyond pilots and proofs of concept to strategically embrace the cloud for business-critical applications and workloads. Survey: What the Enterprise Cloud Needs to Become Business-Critical originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The explosion of interest in Docker has made clear that containers will profoundly affect the computing environment of the future. However, they are quite new and how they will integrate into infrastructure and application architectures and operations is, as yet, unclear. Still to be defined are […] Sponsored post: How will Docker integrate with IT infrastructure? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Are you a Data Engineer that has mentored and led software teams to victory? Can you manage clients to success? Do you want a bigger platform to speak from? Or are you a Data Scientist that thrives by helping your team execute data science solutions that deliver client value? Do […] Sponsored post: Think big. Solve tomorrow originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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In 2012, when several hundred people fell ill in the U.S. amid a salmonella outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration was quickly able to isolate the exact strain of salmonella that had found its way into the contaminated sushi-grade tuna — and then trace it to the exact […] How DNA barcoding can prevent foodborne illness outbreaks originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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The biggest webmail providers in Germany will soon encourage their customers to use full-blown end-to-end email encryption. The providers, including Deutsche Telekom and United Internet, will next month roll out a browser plugin that’s supposed to make traditionally laborious PGP technology easier to use – and […] Germany pushes for widespread end-to-end email encryption originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Announced in September, the Apple Watch is nearly here; expected to ship in April. There are still many remaining questions about the wearable and Apple is likely to answer them all at its “Spring Forward” event in San Francisco at 10am PT, Monday, March 9. I’ll […] Live blog: The Apple Watch “Spring Forward” event originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Last week, I waxed poetic about the largest iPhone Apple makes, the iPhone 6 Plus. If I told you a week later that I bought a new MacBook, you’d be forgiven for thinking I would write an article about how much I missed the Texas-sized 17-inch […] How I manage my creative process on an 11-inch MacBook Air originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Much has been written about the need to involve girls in coding, but the best path to success is to get them excited about using computers as tools to build what they’re interested in or solve their problems. It’s not about teaching any particular language — but in […] How to get (and keep) girls jazzed about programming originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Thanks to a handy set of scripts, you’ve long been able to install an instance of Linux on a Chromebook and switch between the two platforms with a simple keypress. What if you could run Linux inside the Chrome OS environment in its own window, though? […] How to run Linux in a window inside Chrome OS originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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On Monday, Apple is holding a special event starting at 10 a.m. PT. Gigaom will be there to liveblog, and you can stream the video online from a Mac or iOS device. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t provide an agenda for its special events, so we had to come […] Apple event preview: Apple Watch, Apple Watch, maybe a MacBook originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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We all know IoT is going to be huge, and as with most technology, the industrial IoT will eventually eclipse its consumer equivalent. But it is certainly in no rush. From smart socks to smart homes, consumer tech is flying off the shelves, but industrial IoT […] The future of industrial IoT might be wearables originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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We’re currently shifting from the Information Age to the Intelligence Age. The Intelligence Age will be characterized by autonomous communication between intelligent devices that are sensitive to a person’s presence and respond by performing a specific task that enhances that person’s lifestyle.  The shift is driven […] How the internet of things will power the Intelligence Age originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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In the beginning, public cloud was the only choice. If you had an existing environment on-premise, colocated or with another web hosting company, you couldn’t connect it up to the public cloud. You could set up your own site-to-site VPN across the internet, but this had […] Public cloud providers’ end game shouldn’t surprise anyone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Although having a laugh at so-called “enterprise clouds” is a respected pastime in some circles, there’s an argument to be made that they do serve a legitimate purpose. Large-scale public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine are cheap, easy and […] Why boring workloads trump intergalactic scale in HP’s cloud biz originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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It’s been more than seven years since the introduction of the first Kindle. Ebooks market share seems to be stabilizing at around one third of total books sold in the U.S. according to the latest reports. But ebooks are just the beginning–the detonator, in a way, of a […] One big way that book publishing startups can succeed now originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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In the past, I tried my best to use Apple’s iPod Nano as a watch. Charging it each and every night, syncing it to my Mac, even strapping it to my arm with a custom watch band case. In the end everything I tried did not work […] Why my iPhone is the best watch I’ve ever owned originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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When people put on a virtual reality headset for the first time, they almost always try to do two things: look at their hands and walk around. It’s a natural impulse, but an ability VR headset makers have shied away from because of the technical challenge […] Hands on with the HTC Valve Vive virtual reality headset originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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As far as founders go, the Yik Yak fellas are some of the quietest. Georgia-based Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll stayed out of the Silicon Valley limelight during the early days of their social networking app’s meteoric growth. The tech world didn’t start paying attention to […] Q&A with two elusive entrepreneurs: The Yik Yak founders originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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In the final run up before the Apple Watch launches, an interesting rumor made the rounds: Google is allegedly working on bringing Android Wear watch support to iPhones. On the surface that may sound odd: Why would Google even consider such a thing? The reality is: […] Mobile recap: iOS Android Wear; Pebble Time Steel; Huawei Nexus originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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Google has reportedly hired a team to build a version of the Android operating system for virtual reality headsets, the Wall Street Journal reports. Vice president of product management Clay Bavor and engineering director Jeremy Doig are leading the VR team, which includes “tens of engineers,” according […] Report: Android OS coming to virtual reality headsets originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…

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