Facebook Messenger As Your Personal Assistant

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a personal assistant with you at all times? To have someone there to answer questions quickly and help you with daily plans? Instead of worrying about the best flight to take, what restaurant to eat at, or whether a monthly bill is as low as it should be, what […]

Fed Tech Roundup August 21

The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Cheating site logged federal subscribers with sensitive jobs – Centre Daily Times Michael Stonebraker – MIT CDOIQ Symposium 2015 – theCUBE Senator Calls for Federal Restrictions on Drones – NBC Connecticut Driving Business Value at Webtrends Video: Intel […]

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

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 […]