Tagged: Cloud

Netgear Nighthawk x10 Smart WiFi Router Pros and Cons

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Netgear Nighthawk router is an 802.11ad router with a lot of power. In the short while I’ve had it, I have been impressed with the connectivity, along with the fact it actually can pull more bandwidth off my Internet modem. Let’s geek out over all the pros and cons. PRO of the Nighthawk x10 The Nighthawk x10 has a WiFi speed of 7.2 Gbps at the 802.11ac and ad levels. You can connect up to 20 devices, along with 6 Ethernet ports connecting up to Gigabit Ethernet, and 1 10 Gbps LAN port. 2 USB 3.0 ports allow for external drives or other device to enhance the router’s storage and power. 4 High-Performance Active Antennas allow for a large splay so you can access the Internet from a good distance. Performance to your Internet connection might see a small boost....

Vint Cerf Talks People Centered Internet

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYou may or may not like your Internet speed right now, but in some areas, Internet is non-existant. We’re not talking 3rd World countries, either. There are many areas in the U.S. that also go with little to no signal for children trying to learn and grow. That is why Vint Cerf helped create the People Centered Internet. I got to sit and talk with Vint at the IEEE Tech for Humanity Series at SXSW in Austin, TX about where we are in this initiative. Who is Vint Cerf? Recognized as a founding father of the Internet, Vinton Gray Cerf was best known as co-inventor of the TCP/IP with his team at DARPA. Cerf then moved to MCI to help launch the first commercial email system – called MCI Mail. Vinton continued on, helping develop ICANN. He currently sits on multiple technology...

HPE Discover 2016 Blogger Coffee Talks – 4K 360 Video

This year at HPE Discover, I decided to put my Kodak PixPro SP360 to some major use. The task was to record the Blogger Coffee talks at the event. Each one is filled with lots of great content and I wanted to not only capture the speakers, but also the people asking the questions. Architect of future IT infrastructure with vish, Gary, Milan, Gary & Patrick #hpediscover #geekout #coffeetalk A photo posted by Jeffrey Powers (@geekazine) on Jun 8, 2016 at 3:40pm PDT Paul Muller on Digital Disruption VP of HPE Strategic Marketing Paul Muller has a style all his own. He disrupts corporate look and feel. So he works very well in Strategic Marketing and Disruption. He answered bloggers questions and how HPE is looking at “how to build a better mouse trap”. After all, HPE is focusing on “The Machine“, which is expected out next year....

Cobra iRadar (iRAD-100): Most Intelligent Radar Detector with iPhone, Android App – CES 2012 1

Cobra iRadar (iRAD-100): Most Intelligent Radar Detector with iPhone, Android App – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRemember when Radar detectors were important in driving, and how police banned them, and we started fitting cars with bras? Yeah. Those days have changed. Cobra has been in the radar detector business from the start. Their line of detectors were always the ones to have in your car. Now, Cobra has the iRadar – an app for iPhone, and iRadar – an app for Andorid. This is a CES Innovation award winner. iRadar connects to your smartphone, and alerts on your phone. It will also alert others via their cloud service. When someone gets pulled over, you will get an alert on your phone to slow down. The app is free, so you can download it if you don’t have a radar in your car. Get iRadar on Amazon The detectors are available now for around $130 at most retailers...

Polkast: Your Personal, Self-Controlled Cloud – CES 2012 0

Polkast: Your Personal, Self-Controlled Cloud – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe checked out Polkast at CES. This is a new P2P approach to self controlled file access. Your files are stored on your PC, or a series of computers. Maybe it’s not even on a PC. Anything in your network, or on mobile devices. The software catalogs and indexes your devices by downloading and installing the software. Polkast then creates a list you can call up on any of your devices. On local networks, files transfer at 10x the speed to computer. Find the iOS and Android apps in the app store for catalog. Service is free if you have a single device. If you have multiple devices, $4.99 a month. Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]  

Duncan Campbell: From Infrastructure to Applications – #HPDiscover 2011 0

Duncan Campbell: From Infrastructure to Applications – #HPDiscover 2011

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDuncan Campbell joins Jeffrey Powers to talk about Converged Infrastructure news. We talk about Converged Infrastructure and the new EcoPOD – how an IT department can use the scalability. It was a great testimony on how the Cowboys were able to change their ratio of what they were spending on IT, which was 80%.” says Campbell. “They were able flip that to spend about 80% on innovation and 20% on operations. “ Duncan mentioned Converged Systems – Appliances that center around Virtualization and Cloud. Scalability with an IT department. Duncan talks about how Dreamworks used the EcoPOD to ramp up for the movie Kung Fu Panda 2. “It’s all about accelerating IT to get better business results.” Duncan mentions. “At the end of the day, customers don’t care about Converged Infrastructure, but they DO care about is what it enables them to do…”...

Open-Sourcing the Cloud 0

Open-Sourcing the Cloud

I’ve expressed my skepticism of cloudy hype several times. I can summarize it as, “Use the cloud if it serves a purpose better than anything else can for you, but don’t use it just because you can.” (The primary legitimate purposes I can see include collaboration across time, space, and platforms, and off-site back-ups.) Cory Doctorow is famously on record as warning to take the hype with several pounds of salt, pointing out that profit making companies want to woo us away from, say, purchasing an additional harddrive, for which we pay once, to purchasing storage in the cloud, for which we pay monthly or weekly. (Steve Lessem posted a counterpoint to Doctorow’s article.) Last week, I heard someone involved in “cloud Computing” asked what it is; he said (I cannot guarantee that this is an exact quote, but it’s on target), “I don’t know. No one knows....

How the Gcloud Saved My Gbacon (Updated) (Updated Again) 1

How the Gcloud Saved My Gbacon (Updated) (Updated Again)

I have often expressed my skepticism of cloud computing as the answer to life, the universe, and everything. (See Note.) Nevertheless, Google’s cloud saved my bacon today. I felt that it was only fair to tell the story. My Android G1 is broken. Specifically, the touch screen no longer works. I was able to use it with the hardware keyboard, but missed the convenience. So I took it to the local T-Mobile store; the clerk suggested a reset to default. That bricked the phone; the first time it comes on, it displays a message, “Touch the Android to continue.” There is no way to get past that screen with the hardware keyboard. (Stuff breaks; a new phone is being expressed to me and I have a loaner in the meantime.) This morning I got a phone message from someone who has been important in my life; the caller...

Cloud(y) Horizons 0

Cloud(y) Horizons

I have not concealed my skepticism about “cloud computing.” I see only two reason for sticking my data out there somewhere in the care of who knows who, except for off-site backups and collaborative projects. (For anyone who has invested deeply in time or money or both, in websites, software, and data, offsite backups are a good thing.) “Because it’s there” is an insufficient reason for using any technology.

Penetrating the Cloud 1

Penetrating the Cloud

What’s the difference between “cloud computing” and “networking”? In the immortal word of Yoghurt in the classic movie, Space Balls, Merchandising Bruce Schneir writes in the Guardian: But, hype aside, cloud computing is nothing new . It’s the modern version of the timesharing model from the 1960s, which was eventually killed by the rise of the personal computer. It’s what Hotmail and Gmail have been doing all these years, and it’s social networking sites, remote backup companies, and remote email filtering companies such as MessageLabs. Any IT outsourcing – network infrastructure, security monitoring, remote hosting – is a form of cloud computing. And it is nothing new.

Ask Not for Whom the Cloud Looms; It Looms for You 1

Ask Not for Whom the Cloud Looms; It Looms for You

The latest answer, the latest of many, to the question of “earth, the universe, and everything” in computerdom seems to be cloud computing, in which users’ applications and data exist not on their local machines, but up there, somewhere, in the “cloud.” (Aside: In the olden days, when I was a young ‘un, it was called “networking,” but “networking” is not a new, marketable term, so the marketeers disdain it.) I am as skeptical of this as I was of doing grocery shopping via the internet.

Interview with LongJump CEO Pankaj Malviya – Quickcast 0

Interview with LongJump CEO Pankaj Malviya – Quickcast

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS*All comments will be in a drawing for an iTunes Gift card and pair of LongJump Socks. Contest ends 10-31-08…* Pankaj Malviya is the Founder and CEO of LongJump, a PaaS (Platform as a Service) company that specifically works in Cloud Computing. I sat down with Pankaj and talked about being a tech, the job role split between techie and business Entrepreneur, and how Cloud Computing can help a person or business.

Ramblings – 10-11-08 – Goodbye Aunt Edie, WP-Cache 0

Ramblings – 10-11-08 – Goodbye Aunt Edie, WP-Cache

The first paragraph goes out to my Aunt Edie. She passed away earlier this morning. I got to spend some time with her one summer when I was in grade school. At the time she owned an actual food concessions trailer. She would drive it to each location and serve the workers lunch, then close up and drive on back home. I learned how to play backgammon from Edie. Later in life, Edie and Uncle Ed, along with the kids, moved to a horse farm North-East of here. We had a few family get-togethers at the farm. The horses were being raised for the Kentucky derby, so they were rigorously trained. For that, I bid adeau to my aunt. She lived a solid life and taught me a few things. I won’t forget it.

Dell Buzz on Possible Phone? 0

Dell Buzz on Possible Phone?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGigaOM’s OM Malik talked with Michael Dell about the company a couple weeks back. Michael made some statements whose predictions at times were no easier than determining Nostradamus’ writings. Yet other websites interpreted it in saying that Dell is hinting on making a phone to rival iPhone. While it’s not an impossibility, will Dell get into the market or are they playing on the media to ilicit a response from the public? The Quickcast is brought to you by Gotomeeting. Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days at GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. No credit card needed.

Episode 46 – 8-13-08 – Call and Win 1

Episode 46 – 8-13-08 – Call and Win

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNo Ouside show  😥 – Mic Cable – Donate old iPhone – PC reload news – Batman Poster – Call and Win! Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – [email protected] Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

Tag Clouds – Are they any good? 0

Tag Clouds – Are they any good?

Politics, Life, News, Music, Family, Religion, Personal, Random, Photography, Art, Culture, Thoughts, Food, Poetry, Travel. These are the top “Tag Cloud” items on WordPress. People use Tag Clouds as a quick reference and a way to find new information. Tag Clouds have not been around that long, although a crude  form can be traced back to 1995. Flickr started using clouds, and the idea grew. Now, Tag Clouds are found on many websites.