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With the Flip HD and Creative Vado doing well in the small video camera stakes, Sony is trying to get in there with this little beauty.   Sony PM1 Mobile HD Snap Camera certainly should put itself in there with its sharp looks, 27 degree swivel lens, 5MP sensor with 4x digital sensor to boot. It has five different scene selections for you to use including auto, sports, landscape, low light and back light.It sports a slightly small 1.8” screen but due to the fact the camera is so small, it doesn’t make the camera bad at all.   Everything can then be loaded straight onto your PC or Mac or can be directly uploaded to Youtube, Picasa and Dailymotion. Unfortunately, no news on a price yet. Post from: Mighty Gadget - Gadget and Technology Blog Sony PM1 HD Snap Camera Tags: HD , MP4, Snap Camera, Sony PM1 Related posts No related posts. ... (more)

Carrier Ethernet and MPLS are on a Roll

In a recent report, Infonetics Research - Carrier Ethernet market defying downturn, Principal Analyst Michael Howard stated that the “carrier Ethernet equipment market is forecast by Infonetics to top $32 billion in 2013, driven by the need to handle fast-growing traffic from consumer, business, and mobile backhaul networks, including skyrocketing video traffic.” It all makes sense. As service providers transition from their existing TDM to Packet-based infrastructure, handle a tidal wave of new IP video-based services, and consolidate service specific networks, they are making a shift in their edge, aggregation, and access infrastructure investments. They are doing this because they need new equipment that can concurrently provide high capacity and performance as well as service flexibility and velocity without compromising operational efficiency and reliability. ... (more)

Microsoft angles for a serious comeback in the Mobile game

Many people have wondered what has taken Microsoft so long to update its lackluster Windows Mobile platform. It finally did it! At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft introduced the Windows Phone 7 Series, its latest operating system for phones. The Software giant’s Windows Mobile has been getting the short end of the stick and stood no chance to compete with the likes of iPhones, Blackberries and Android devices. It was also embarrassingly ignored by apps developers who spearheaded the success of Apple’s devices and now are bestowing their undivided attention on Android. Microsoft's mobile system appeared in 13.1 percent of smart phones sold in the U.S. last year, according to research firm In-Stat making it No. 3 after Research in Motion’s BlackBerry and the iPhone. But Microsoft has been fast losing its relevance in the handset mar... (more)

How One Comic Genius NewsJacked the Entire 2012 Oscars

Sasha Baron Cohen Grabs the Spotlight with Only a Beard, a Uniform, 2 Pretty ‘Security Guards’, and the ‘Ashes’ of Kim Il Jung. Every year the American Academy Awards attracts tens of millions of viewers, no matter how boring the 3+ hour television event might be.  In 2012, the ceremony itself may have been even more irrelevant than usual, featuring movies that hardly anybody saw and hosted by an aging Billy Crystal most of whose jokes were as creaky as the ceremony itself. But, never mind, because the real story of the  Oscars in 2012 was the brilliant Newsjacking of the event by Sasha Baron Cohen who grabbed zillions of dollars of free publicity for his upcoming movie, The Dictator (which will never win an Oscar, but who cares?). Comic Genius Becomes PR Genius, Too Cohen displayed not just comic genius, but PR genius well. He may not have read David Meerman Scott’... (more)

8 Thoughts on Passwords and Password Management

In light of the recent disclosures (within 24 hours of each other) of the stealing of passwords (or password hashes) from LinkedIn, last.fm, and eHarmony, I thought I’d share a few thoughts and tips on passwords and password management. For users: As Ed Amoroso said in this video use different passwords for different accounts.  If the bad guys manage to compromise one account, they don’t have access to everything you have everywhere. Use a password manager or encrypted notepad app to keep track of them.  If you are going to use different passwords, you probably won’t be able to remember them, so use one of the applications out there that help you manage them.  The advice for years has been not to write them down, but to some extent we no longer have any choice.  At the very least, there are “notepad” apps for mobile devices that use strong encryption and allow you... (more)

The Kenton Group Helps RAD Bring Innovative Game Changer to the Ethernet Demarcation Device Market

The Kenton Group has today announced the availability of a new SFP (small-form-factor) Ethernet Network Interface Device (NID) which has been hailed a game changer within the Ethernet Demarcation market. At only 7cm in length, RAD Data Communications' new Micro NID (MiNID) is a highly intelligent solution that plugs into the SFP cage of any host unit, and has been specifically designed to reduce costs, eliminate operational pain points and eradicate the need for multiple pieces of equipment. RAD's MiNID is non-invasive, non-disruptive and is extremely easy to install and maintain. Minimising power consumption and eliminating the need for additional equipment and rack space, the solution significantly reduces installation and deployment overheads and lowers the overall total cost of ownership. The MiNID is ideal for mobile backhaul service assurance, shared wholesal... (more)

Apple Names Best of 2012: Apps, Movies, Music, More

Apple has launched its Best of 2012 section for the year, listing the top apps, iBooks, movies, music and TV Shows for the year. The section is an annual event that features both Editor’s Choices hand picked by Apple and the top sellers in every category. The iPhone App of the year in the US App Store is Action Movie FX, and the iPad App Of The Year is Paper by FiftyThreee. There are a host of secondary categories in the App Store that feature headings like Casual Games and Disruptive Services. The listings are different for every country it appears. Among the top sub category picks are Airbnb for Disruptive Services, Mini Motor Racing for Casual Games, Lili for New Ways To Play, Ski Safari for Fun Runners, Vyclone for Photo & Video Magic and Clear for Intuitive Touch. Read the full story at The Next Web. ... (more)

WSJ: Google Demoed a Set-Top Box, Focused on Google+ Hangouts, in January

Google’s home-entertainment experiments extend beyond the gadget the company announced Wednesday, which turns TV sets into an extra screen for watching Web videos and other content. The Internet giant in January used the Consumer Electronics Show to privately show off a prototype of a previously unreported set-top box device, similar to existing digital-media hubs sold by companies such as Apple and Roku, said people briefed on the device. These people said Andy Rubin, a Google executive at the time, led the demonstrations of the set-top box, which was powered by the company’s Android operating software and had as a core feature Google’s video-conference service, Hangouts. The device as demonstrated had a video camera and motion sensor, they said. A Google spokeswoman declined to comment Thursday. Read the full story at the Wall Street Journal. ... (more)

Netflix Now Streaming Test 4K Videos, Wants to Launch ‘Ultra HD’ Next Year

Netflix quietly added a handful of 4K HD videos to its catalog this week to prepare itself for a wider launch of ultra high-definition video content in the coming months. So far, the titles added to the catalog only consist of footage that Netflix regularly uses for internal tests — but a spokesperson confirmed that the company “hopes to launch Ultra HD next year.” It looks like Netflix added a total of seven videos to its catalog earlier this week. One is titled El Fuente: 24 MP, and its description promises “an example of 4K at 24 frames per second.” The footage itself includes people riding on bycicles, scenes of a wholesale produce market and kids playing in a fountain — test footage to examine the quality of 4K streaming under different conditions. But soon, Netflix could offer a lot more compelling 4K fare. Read the full story at Giga OM. ... (more)

Mobile Expert Video Series: Romeo Elias

I had the privilege of interviewing mobility and BPM expert and the CEO/President of Interneer, Romeo Elias on their company's products and strategies for providing a cloud based enterprise mobility solution.  Enjoy! Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwygz5F80nI&feature=share&list=UUGizQCw2Zbs3eTLwp7icoqw ************************************************************* Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant View Linkedin Profile Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility ***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles. Kevin Benedict,... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly - Week of February 16, 2014

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! According to Deloitte’s Global Technology Media and Telecommunications predictions report, more than 20 percent of Australian adults will own a wearable electronic device by August of 2014.  Deloitte Australia's Stuart Johnston states “In our region we expect phablets to out-ship tablets and TVs into Asia this year give... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessio...
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settl...
@CloudEXPO and @ExpoDX, two of the most influential technology events in the world, have hosted hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors since our launch 10 years ago. @CloudEXPO and @ExpoDX New York and Silicon Valley provide a full year of face-to-face marketing opportunities for your company. Each sponsorship and exhibit package comes with pre and post-show marketing programs. By sponsoring and exhibiting in New York and Silicon Valley, you reach a full complement of decision makers and buyers in ...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
Rodrigo Coutinho is part of OutSystems' founders' team and currently the Head of Product Design. He provides a cross-functional role where he supports Product Management in defining the positioning and direction of the Agile Platform, while at the same time promoting model-based development and new techniques to deliver applications in the cloud.
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
LogRocket helps product teams develop better experiences for users by recording videos of user sessions with logs and network data. It identifies UX problems and reveals the root cause of every bug. LogRocket presents impactful errors on a website, and how to reproduce it. With LogRocket, users can replay problems.
Rafay enables developers to automate the distribution, operations, cross-region scaling and lifecycle management of containerized microservices across public and private clouds, and service provider networks. Rafay's platform is built around foundational elements that together deliver an optimal abstraction layer across disparate infrastructure, making it easy for developers to scale and operate applications across any number of locations or regions. Consumed as a service, Rafay's platform elimi...