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Tech News Review 19 July 2016

Bob Gourley

The following are some of the stories we are tracking at CTOvision:

Forum celebrates resurgence of marine robotics 

Cape Cod Times (subscription)Forum celebrates resurgence of marine roboticsCape Cod Times (subscription)WOODS HOLE — Make connections, build your company and become part of an emerging business cluster in this region. About 100 people jumped at the chance to do that by participating … [Read More...]

Empowering Growth Hackers with Big Data

Empowering Growth Hackers with Big DataCIOGrowth hacking brings together the ideas of hacking big data and driving business growth. By one common definition, growth hacking is a process that drives rapid experimentation across marketing channels and product development to identify the …[Read More...]

Philadelphia’s ‘Smart City Challenge’ seeks ideas for Internet of Things

Philadelphia's 'Smart City Challenge' seeks ideas for Internet of Things PhillyVoice.com If the Internet of Things – or IoT – still sounds like an unusually plain description for a technology megatrend, the basic concept is that the expansion of broadband and Wi-Fi … [Read More...]

Autopilot Warning May Not Help Tesla in Crash Defense 

Telling Tesla drivers its Autopilot feature doesn’t mean their cars can drive themselves may not be enough to keep Elon Musk off the hot seat if the technology comes up short. This month, two Teslas equipped with Autopilot veered into barriers following disclosure of the first fatal … [Read More...]

What NASA could teach Tesla about the limits of autopilot 

Tesla Motors says the Autopilot system for its Model S sedan “relieves drivers of the most tedious and potentially dangerous aspects of road travel.” The second part of that promise was put in doubt by the fatal crash of a Model S earlier this year, when its Autopilot system failed to … [Read More...]

Germany may require ‘black boxes’ in self-driving cars in wake of Tesla’s Autopilot woes 

Following a fatal crash earlier this month involving Tesla’s Autopilot functionality and several other incidents surrounding the technology, German legislators are set to require self-driving cars to have a “black box” similar to airplanes to better understand the causes of … [Read More...]

IBM Announces Blockchain Cloud Services on LinuxOne Server

A new cloud environment for business-to-business networks announced by IBM last week will allow companies to test performance, privacy, and interoperability of their blockchain ecosystems within a secure environment, the company said. Based on IBM’s LinuxONE, a Linux-only server designed … [Read More...]

Cisco Launches Cloud-Based Security Portfolio 

A new set of cloud-based security services launched by Cisco last week aim to close the “security effectiveness gap.” The new portfolio consists of a number of tools designed to protect more environments against attacks by malicious actors. The goal of the new products is to simplify …[Read More...]

Fuzzy Logix: Why Big Data Is Like A Pint Of Guinness

Fuzzy Logix: Why Big Data Is Like A Pint Of GuinnessForbesThe trouble with getting a good pint of Guinness wherever you go around the world is that it just doesn't travel well. The famous black brew from Ireland is well known for its aversion to transportation. Scientists have even … [Read More...]

Microsoft to miss ‘one billion’ Windows 10 target

Microsoft has said it will miss its target of getting its Windows 10 operating system running on more than one billion devices by 2018. In a statement, it said problems with its smartphone business would delay it hitting the milestone. The software giant has struggled to find customers … [Read More...]

Microsoft Adding IoT, Big Data Certifications 

Microsoft Adding IoT, Big Data CertificationsVirtualization ReviewSeeking to expand its army of certified professionals, Microsoft has added two new programs to the roster, centered around nascent but rapidly expanding technologies. They are Big Data and Internet of …[Read More...]

Mazor Robotics unveils new system

Mazor Robotics unveils new systemOrlando SentinelMazor Robotics, a company based in Israel with U.S. headquarters in Orlando, has unveiled Mazor X, a new guidance system for spine surgery. The company recently signed a commercial co-promotion and co-development with … [Read More...]


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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of CTOvision.com