The brave new world of big data & Hadoop

Big data is opening up new avenues of understanding and activity for companies and the people they serve. At the highest level, this movement provides a significant competitive advantage for prescient organizations willing to invest in developing sound and actionable big data strategies.

The Four Horsemen joining forces in Darksiders 3?

[youtube=] The above is the ending to 2010′s Darksiders, which featured War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as the main protagonist. In the cutscene, War’s three siblings (pictured below) are seen coming to his aid, leading gamers to believe that Darksiders II would feature multiplayer, or at least more than one horseman.

Lookout releases app that shows mobile threats as they happen

The app, called Mobile Threat Tracker, opens up to a view of the earth, shadowed like nighttime. A glow across the globe suggests Lookout Mobile users. It shows attacks in real time as Lookout Mobile’s security application detects and deflects them. This is then translated into what seems like a shooting star. You can travel around the globe by swiping your finger side to side to see attacks in progress. You can also look at analysis for the week on the top three threats and see what kind of threats those were. For instance, this week mobile users saw 60 percent more malware attacks than spyware attacks, including the attacks RuPaidMarket, Legacy, and DepositMobi.

Arrest fallout: Kim Dotcom drops to No. 2 rank in Modern Warfare 3

Getting arrested for the illegal downloading of copyrighted material hasn’t done wonders for Kim Dotcom, also known as MEGARACER, who is now the former No. 1 player in the world for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. In the past day, MEGARACER slipped from No. 1 to No. 2 when he was overtaken by a player named Arazos. Mr. Dotcom undoubtedly has more pressing things on his mind.

Solar storm coming Tuesday: Should you let your iPad out of the house?

The sun burped. A big solar flare burst out of the sun on Sunday night, sending a ton of ionized matter towards the Earth at 1,400 miles per second. The resulting solar radiation storm from the ionized blast is expected to hit the earth Tuesday morning, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC).