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January 2018


From The Eponymous Pickle

Thinking Forward about Enterprise Collaboration

Thinking Forward about Enterprise Collaboration

Have followed the question of efficieint collaboration, and finding the resources to collaborate for some time.  We even discussed it with Bill Gates during the announcements of the earliest versions of Windows.   Now with Microsoft's…


From insideHPC

Dr. Pradeep Dubey on AI & The Virtuous Cycle of Compute

Dr. Pradeep Dubey on AI & The Virtuous Cycle of Compute

"Deep Learning was recently scaled to obtain 15PF performance on the Cori supercomputer at NERSC. Cori Phase II features over 9600 KNL processors. It can significantly impact how we do computing and what computing can do for …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Kroger Self Check

Kroger Self Check

Perhaps one of the many pick-up blue order assembly carts, now often clogging the aisles can ring up your order?

Kroger is the next grocery chain hoping to cut checkout lines    It's expanding its self-checkout scanning tech to…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Express Shops Free at Costco

Google Express Shops Free at Costco

Interesting play that gives a quasi connection to a membership.

Google Express lets you shop at Costco without a membership   in Fastcompany

Good news for wannabe bulk shoppers: You no longer need a Costco membership to stock up…


From Schneier on Security

Fake Santa Surveillance Camera

Fake Santa Surveillance Camera

Reka makes a "decorative Santa cam," meaning that it's not a real camera. Instead, it just gets children used to being under constant surveillance. Our Santa Cam has a cute Father Christmas and mistletoe design, and a red, flashing…


From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Computer Science Education Things I'm Watching in 2018

Computer Science Education Things I'm Watching in 2018

This time of year I like to think about what might happen in the year ahead. 2018 looks to be an interesting year for computer science education. There is a lot of momentum going and we'll see how it continues or not. A few specific…


From insideHPC

Video: Dell EMC AI Vision & Strategy

Video: Dell EMC AI Vision & Strategy

Jay Boisseau from Dell EMC gave this talk at SC17 in Denver. "Across every industry, organizations are moving aggressively to adopt AI | ML | DL tools and frameworks to help them become more effective in leveraging data and analytics…


From insideHPC

Why Rescale is one of the Fastest Growing Enterprise Software Companies of 2017

Why Rescale is one of the Fastest Growing Enterprise Software Companies of 2017

Over at the Rescale Blog, Joris Poort writes that the company has been named one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies of 2017. "It’s been a busy year as we’ve landed over 100 new enterprise customers, fueling …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Voice Assistants

Voice Assistants

Voice, cognitive and increasing value driving this.

Almost Half of America Uses Digital Voice Assistants Now
In the land of new media, audio might not be king yet, but it’s certainly a rising challenger to the throne. Americans…


From Schneier on Security

Security Vulnerabilities in Star Wars

Security Vulnerabilities in Star Wars

A fun video describing some of the many Federation security vulnerabilities in the first Star Wars movie. Happy New Year, everyone....

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