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.

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).