Since our last roundup, WordPress has taken a quarter-share of the web. The entire web. That’s impressive. A very hard-hitting article on Linus Torvalds was published in the Washington Post. Take a look, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Meanwhile, in Chicago we got hit with our first major snowfall of the year. Time to bust out the snow shovels and sleds around these parts. So without further ado, enjoy this roundup of October and November’s best and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ for the same great content the rest of the year! Read More →
By 2020, Gartner has predicted that the number of connected things in the world will have reached 26 billion. Cisco, meanwhile, estimates that there will be 50 billion, Intel 200 billion, and the IDC a staggering 212 billion, while also predicting that the market will reach a value of $7.1 billion globally.
If you don’t expect those connected devices to have a significant impact in enterprise, then you simply haven’t been paying attention. 82% of firms plan to have IoT applications in place by 2017, while 94% of organizations see positive ROI from Machine to Machine communication. In other words, the Internet of Things is about to get very, very big indeed – and you need to be prepared.
But what does that entail, exactly? Read More →
Not many people change the world to the extent that Linus Torvalds did. As the creator of Linux, he kicked off a multi-billion dollar industry that do this day runs the majority of the world’s computing infrastructure. But what’s Torvalds himself like? Today, we’ll take a brief look at the man behind the kernel.
Torvalds is well known for being something of an abrasive guy – the perfect portrait of a passionate developer; a man who cares about cultivating his brainchild and little else. And it shows in how he presents himself in the public eye. To put it bluntly, he tends not to mince words. Read More →
Hacking Team is an organization with few friends and fewer allies, particularly amongst consumer advocacy groups and information security professionals. For those of you who don’t already know, the now-infamous security firm is responsible for selling digital surveillance technology to governments across the world.That isn’t all they do, mind you – they’re also in the business of tracking down exploits that allow clients to install their spyware.
They have the dubious distinction of being one of only five businesses in the world to be identified by Reporters Without Borders as an “enemy of the Internet.” Read More →
By now, you’ve probably heard about Richard Prince, who displayed scores of Instagram screenshots at the Frieze Art Fair in New York. None of them were his, and he didn’t receive permission to post any of them. Even so, he still sold several of them for upwards of $90,000 a pop.
“Prince has been “re-photographing” since the 1970s,” writes Jessica Contrera of The Washington Post. “He takes pictures of photos in magazines, advertisements, books or actors’ headshots, then alters them to varying degrees. Often, they look nearly identical to the originals.” Read More →