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19 Nov 2013 12 Creepy New Robots that Could Take Over the World [33795]
Network World, November 19th, 2013

"IREX, the largest robotic exhibition in the world, and IROS, the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, both recently showcased the cutting edge of technology combined with robotic innovation. But you don't have to travel to Tokyo to see what's new, like 'cute' swarming quadrotors, flying robots, or bots that can assemble themselves or climb rocks and even clothes. It could be seen as cool, or it could be the beginning of a creepy future in which robots take over the world.

  • Attack of the cute swarming quadrotors
  • Cloth-climbing mini robots
  • Insect-inspired flying robot GimBall
  • Flying robot AirBurr sticks to walls for reconnaissance
  • Army of 908 tiny swarming house-cleaning bots
  • 100+ swarming kilobots working together
  • Self-assembling cubes
  • Amphibious snake robot
  • Flying spider drones
  • No escaping from MUWA flying, floating, rolling quadrotor
  • NASA's rock-climbing robot
  • WildCat 4-legged galloping robot

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28 Oct 2013 Picking Your Successor [33505]
CIO Insight, October 15th, 2013

"For CIOs who aspire to excellence, and who may seek another corner office in the company, succession planning is one of the responsibilities that come with the job.

With apologies to Pete Townshend and The Who, the title of one of the British band's iconic rock albums seems a fitting place to start, and the question to ask, when it comes to CIO succession planning: Who's next?

Some have referred to succession planning as planning for one's eventual obsolescence. It's not a trivial issue given the importance of technology in nearly every industry today, which makes it's all the more curious that most organizations and CIOs give short shrift to succession planning for this critical position..."
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07 Oct 2013 Java Takes on the Internet of Things [33190]
JavaOne 2013 Review by Timothy Beneke and Tori Wieldt

Tom and Tori writes, "JavaOne 2013 gave Java developers a non-stop exercise replete with education and entertainment, strategy, technical, and community keynotes book-ending the conference, technical sessions, hands-on labs, panel discussions, tutorials, demos, a rock concert, widespread networking, code challenges, and much more.

By now, attendees' heads have stopped spinning and their sleep is less disturbed with whirling new thoughts and ideas.

If anyone still doubts that Java is the premier development platform in the world, here are some reminders:.."

  • There are 9 million Java developers worldwide
  • It's the #1 choice for developers
  • It's the #1 development platform
  • 3 billion mobile phones run Java
  • 100 percent of Blu-ray disc players ship with Java
  • 97 percent of enterprise desktops run Java
  • 5 billion Java Cards are in use
  • 7 billion Java Cards have been sold
  • 89 percent of desktops run Java
  • 125 million TV devices run Java
  • Five of the top-five OEMs ship Java

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28 Aug 2013 SPARC M6 processor unveiled at the Hot Chips conference [32653]
Oracle gets it right

Timothy Prickett Morgan writes, "The new SPARC M6 processor, unveiled at the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University this week, makes a bold statement about Oracle's intent to invest in very serious big iron and go after Big Blue in a big way.

Oracle's move is something that the systems market desperately needs, particularly for customers where large main memory is absolutely necessary. And - good news for Ellison & CO. - with every passing day, big memory computing is getting to be more and more important, just like in the glory days of the RISC/Unix business.

It looks like it took Oracle to finally get a decent microprocessor and interconnect development team together for Sun Microsystems..."
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19 Aug 2013 Managing Security and Compliance in the Cloud [32602]
CIO Insight, August 19th, 2013

"IT organizations frequently find themselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to compliance issues in the age of cloud computing. There are numerous regulations that, in many instances, make putting data in the cloud problematic. While not every regulation is specific, the spirit of the regulation, if not the letter of the requirement, holds the company accountable for maintaining control over customer data..."
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