App Tells What It Needs

Just recently, there is intriguing news in the development of an enterprise infrastructure which promises to be much needed in the future. Some call it software-defined datacenter and some call it software-defined environment. Do you see what’s common with it?

The key to this software is that it greatly relies with virtualization. VMware have started doing its work to get servers into virtualization back in 1998. Since then, Citrix and Microsoft have done their part with it, as well as IBM. These giants have joined VMware in its quest for the virtualization of servers throughout the internet world.  To get more information about this post, go to

Source: Forbes

Software to Blame for Expensive Manual Transmissions

tool2The world of automobile manufacturers is dropping out manual transmissions from the production line, mainly because stickshifts are cheaper compared to the top of the line dual clutch systems. These manuals are more expensive that it is right now; according to some software is the one to blame.

As it turns out, manual transmissions are quite cheap and simple to manufacture, the thing is that it’s quite costly to incorporate them into cars because you would have to cut a bigger hole on the cars floor to have an H pattern fit into your car.

Source: Jalopnik

FBI Microsoft BitLocker

compupter6The National Security Agency isn’t the only national government agency that is asking help from tech companies to crack down and have access to user data. The FBI, according to sources, has a history of asking for digital backdoors. This means that if they are granted with this kind of permission,  they would be able to sneak into the computers of a suspects, as well as their communication.

Back in 2005, Microsoft was set to launch and commence BitLocker, software that can be used to lock and encrypt hard drives. Microsoft approached the FBI, NSA, and its British equal, GHCQ. Want to know more about this post? Go to Mashable.

Source: Mashable

RECAP Open Source Software Update

Should you fear open-source software? Well, most say you shouldn’t, but still the federal courts kept on releasing warnings about the danger of using an application plugin. RECAP being an open source program can be obtained and be modified by anyone who has access to the internet. To understand this a bit further you need to know its history and why it’s unwanted by court officials.

Open courts which are essential to a democratic and accountable legal systems, with some exceptions, court sessions in the US are public. Should you want to have access to it online, you will have to settle some fee. Want to know more about this post? Go to EFF.

Source:EFF.Org

German Spy Software in Demand Across Nations

tool2Human rights advocates are currently criticizing the lack for the German restriction in the export of surveillance technology. They claim that this technology can be used by dictatorial regimes. Bahrain, Egypt, and Syria have all raised the alarm with regard to spywares that have been used against the government. Sources say that these German surveillance technologies have been widely available to countries who has political issues within their governments. This has raised concerns for political leaders all across the world. There were two companies that is being questioned right now, one is the German-British Gamma Group and Atis.

Source: DW.DE

NASDAQ and Dodgy Software

When NASDAQ shutdown because of computer problems, it wasn’t due to hackers as how it viewed and understood by many. The almost four hours of stoppage in the trading industry rose from a bad software. NASDAQ’s OMX group released its preliminary findings which provided a clear and official insight on what actually happened, which they tagged as a flash breeze. Stock prices were affected in a very little way after it had reopened again in the afternoon of August 22, but everyone admitted that there was a fear about the market being fragile and prone to hackers. Know more about this.

Source: Tech Eye

Emotive on Nation Moods

shockedComputer software read more than two thousand Tweets to analyze the thoughts of the nation and helps protect or predict riots from happening. Tweets can be utilized to spot riots before they happen. The Emotive Software can certainly do this without any issues at all. It does detect the eight basic emotions of a person; anger, fear, happiness, disgust, sadness, shame, surprise and confusion. The developers of the software said that it can be used in a large scale monitoring and can read up to ten thousand Tweets. Want to know more about it and be informed a bit further?

Source: Daily Mail

Use Legit Software, State Council Says

users1China’s Cabinet, the State Council, encourages the governments in all levels to utilize legitimate software in their office’s computer systems based on a circular that was posted on the central governments website on Tuesday. Along with was posted on the circulation, it was also noted that the download and use of unauthorized software is going to be forbidden and a long term mechanism will be setup to supervise its usage in the government. The circulation clearly stated the need to purchase copyrighted software in the government. Visit this post at ECNS.

Source: ECNS

T-Mobile Updates Wi-Fi Calling Functionality on BlackBerry 10

confirmed1For people who own a BlackBerry 10 on T-Mobile, you may want to watch out on the latest software. As an update, T-Mobile’s forum has revealed that it’s now supporting BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 Wi-Fi Calling and they now have improved performance including bug fixes. Good news, isn’t it? Check out updated features here.

Current version of BlackBerry OS 10.1.0.4780 (SW Release 10.1.0.4200) comes with the added functionality for Wi-Fi calling, which allows you to send and to receive messages and calls even on a Wi-Fi connection. To learn more about the recent changes, visit this article from Phone Dog.

Source: Phone Dog

Software That Predicts Cancerous Lesions

New SoftwareIt may sound impossible but a Canadian software is now capable of predicting cancerous lesions reflected in CT scans. The technology is developed by a team led by Dr. Stephen Lam from the B.C. Cancer agency. On a scale where 10 is the highest, the software is found 9 times accurate in identifying whether a high-risk individual’s lung lesion is malignant or benign.

If doctors combine the software with a low dose CT scan, patients will have the possibility to forego unnecessary testing. There is now a chance for a 10% reduction of the number of CTs, biopsy, and follow up check ups needed. This will lessen the risk that a person may encounter from “overdiagnosis” or being subjected to invasive tests.

Though the software has great potential, some of the risk factors parameters are the presence of sharp points on the nodule, old age, nodule type, female sex, lower nodule count, emphysema, and family history. However, Lam still remains hopeful that this tool will finally help create the Canadian guidelines about lung cancer screening using CT scans. Approval from the various provincial health programs  is still needed for the scanning programs.

Source: CTVnews