Data

Apple Patent Suggests Sporty Focus for “iWatch”

Apple’s invention aims to provide an accurate measure of how far and fast a person moves. continue…

Gaming Developers: Prepare For That Online Crush (Or Risk a Crash)

Millions of gamers demanding instant data from a company’s servers can quickly wreck the collective experience. All cloud-product developers, take note. continue…

SXSW: Snowden Touts Encryption, Swipes at NSA

During a video conference with a South by Southwest audience, Snowden opined on many topics. continue…

Hackers Infiltrate Accounts of Mt.Gox CEO

A note on Mark Karpeles’ hijacked blog alleges fraud against the Bitcoin community. continue…

Complex Requirements Pressure Demand for Data Scientists

Posted In Looking in Tech
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Data scientists are the people who crunch the data that an increasing number of companies, government agencies and other organizations collect from a range of sources, using mathematical models to analyze it and create narratives or visualizations to explain what it means, then suggest how to use it to make decisions. Beyond that, there’s not a lot of consensus on exactly what a “data scientist” is. Half Analytics, Half ‘Counting Things’ Former bit.ly chief scientist Hilary Mason, now at venture… continue…

‘Moneyball’ and the Limits of Data

The right combination of data analytics has helped win many a championship; but an over-reliance on “Big Data” can also lead to disaster. continue…

Is Julia the Future for Big Data Analytics?

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In many Big Data analysis blogs, at Big Data meetups and in the halls of the most recent O’Reilly Strata Conference, one of the most-discussed topics is which language is better for data analysis: Python or R. Some of the talk has even reached “religious” overtones not unlike previous discussions on Windows vs. Linux or Microsoft’s Internet Explorer vs. Mozilla Firefox. So what’s the issue here? Why are Big Data analysts so concerned with what language to use? In my… continue…

The Biggest Obstacle to Migrating Off Windows XP: App Compatibility

Time is running short for those organizations that still rely on Windows XP, because Microsoft plans on ending support. continue…

Blackphone Designed to Make Crypto Sexy, Simple

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The new SGP Technologies Blackphone is designed to be easy to use, without storing precious metadata. continue…

Nokia Launches Android-Powered Smartphones

Are Nokia’s latest devices a weird misfire, or a counterintuitive stroke of genius? continue…