Release of Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3


Released last week was Hortonworks’ new enterprise Apache Hadoop solution: Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.3. Hortonworks collaborated with developers to enhance the platform for them; finding out what tools they use currently and what features they request. The initial focus was on the SQL developer and the most common tasks they perform. The integrated experience […]

Google, like Samsung, is eavesdropping on your private conversations


If you use Google Chrome, you could be subject to eavesdropping by Google.  Similar to what Samsung’s TVs are doing, the Chromium browser listens to conversations in the vicinity of your laptop, PC, or tablet, and transmits it back to Google.  Ostensibly, this is part of the “Google Now” voice activation feature of Chrome.  Privacy […]

The Next Step in the Internet of Things: Connecting Your Home


Remember that “futuristic” movie from 1999 called “Smart House?” Think back to when you thought that this house would never be available in your lifetime. Only 16 years after that movie, we may be owning our very own “Smart House.” We expect our phones, tablets, and sometimes even our watches to be connected. The next great […]

Control your Hyundai from your Smartwatch

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Editor’s note: Do you remember the movie Jurassic Park? Remember how you thought it might be a bad idea to put people on an island full of man eating dinosaurs? I wonder if Hyundai is setting themselves up for their own Jurassic Park moment.-bg Hyundai owners with the a smartwatch now have more remote control […]

Google and Hortonworks Team Up: HDP Now Part of Google Cloud


Hortonworks’ Hadoop Data Platform (HDP) is now a supported feature on Google Cloud.  This new feature will allow dynamic provisioning of HDP clusters on the Google Cloud Platform, providing scalability for enterprise-wide solutions employing HDP, as well as providing a means for rapidly setting up prototyping and development environments.  Part of the solution utilizes Apache’s […]

Parrot RNB6: Turning an Old Car into a Smart Car


The video below is brought to you by The Verge, a Vox media property that seeks to examine the intersection of technology, science, art and culture. The video was produced at CES2015. It highlights a new device by Parrot called RNB6. It is an after market device that can go in 90% of cars, making […]