cloud computing

Encrypted cloud could lead to hack-proof data

Encrypted cloud could lead to hack-proof data

Hacking cloud storage could net the online assailants nothing but a cache of meaningless encrypted code - with little indication of what was even being done with it - if researchers have their way. Working on a practical implementation of homomorphic encryption, a hitherto primarily theoretical system where encrypted code is worked on by software that produces already-encrypted results, Microsoft researcher Kristin Lauter and coder colleagues Vinod Vaikuntanathan and Michael Naehrig have come up with a proof-of-concept which, they reckon, would mean that both data and results would only be understandable with the user's decryption key.

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DIDO uses the cloud to process WiFi and 3G traffic for less latency

DIDO uses the cloud to process WiFi and 3G traffic for less latency

The company that brought us the OnLive cloud gaming system has a new way to use the cloud to reduce the latency and interference associated with sending WiFi and 3G data across a network. The new system is called DIDO and it was invented by Steve Perlman. Perlman offered a glimpse at what DIDO can do for cloud services like OnLive gaming in the whitepaper describing the DIDO system.

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Intel Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations, Netbooks Down, Cloud Computing Strong

Intel Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations, Netbooks Down, Cloud Computing Strong

Intel's Q2 earnings report has beat expectations with record revenue of $13 billion, up 21 percent from the same quarter last year. Net profit for the quarter hit $3 billion, up 2 percent year-over-year. The chip giant's PC business growth slowed down, netbook sales expectedly declined, but its server business burgeoned with data center upgrades that followed the increased demand for cloud computing.

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Google Circles and what it Doesn’t Mean for You

Google Circles and what it Doesn’t Mean for You

This morning there's just a bit of buzz surrounding a code discovery made by a fellow named Florian Rohrweck, a fellow who apparently spends his day reading the back ends of webpages instead of the front ends like everyone else in the world. This fellow has had solid information as well as conjecture about what "Google Circles" is and will be in the future more than once, his latest set of words coming with a discovery of the word Circles found several times in profiles.google.com - "Show people who have added you to circles" being quite an atom bomb in the fight for recognition of the mystical ghost of a project. Thus far the Google Circles project has had no official confirmation from the big Gs themselves, but comments here and there have appeared. Let's have a bit of a conversation on what it could mean for YOU.

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Best Buy Unveils Its Own Cloud Music Service

Best Buy Unveils Its Own Cloud Music Service

With Amazon, Google, and Apple full steam ahead with cloud music services and likely to dominate the highly competitive arena, its quite a bold move for Best Buy to jump in with a "me too." Best Buy certainly isn't one to shy away from uphill battles and has announced today its own Best Buy Music Cloud that attempts to combine some of the best features from the other cloud services.

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Windows SkyDrive Drops Silverlight For HTML 5

Windows SkyDrive Drops Silverlight For HTML 5

Microsoft released an update today for its cloud platform called the SkyDrive and has finally dropped Microsoft's proprietary Silverlight from the system, opting for a cross-platform compatible HTML 5. Silverlight required users to download a browser plugin in order to work and thankfully the company realized it needed to transition away from it to stay competitive. Over the last few months, it's been slowly expelling Silverlight from its platforms.

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HP Closer To Launching Its Own Cloud Service?

HP Closer To Launching Its Own Cloud Service?

Back in April there was speculation that HP was getting ready its own cloud-based media service that would be the backbone to its HP Music and Movies store. With the cloud services of Amazon, Google, and Apple already unveiled and the TouchPad's release date fast approaching, rumors on HP's cloud offering has reignited with multiple sources from the major record labels claiming that discussions with HP are heating up.

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SG Comics Presents: iCloudy Day

SG Comics Presents: iCloudy Day

Today's the big day for Apple fans waiting for Steve Jobs to take the stage and finally reveal all the "magical" details of the much hyped iCloud. Unlike the competition, Amazon Cloud Player and Google Music Beta, Apple has actually secured licensing deals with music labels and could offer up something much more comprehensive and appealing. Add to that iTune's already secure first place lead in the music download arena, makes it one cloudy day for rivals.

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Apple’s iCloud Trademark Filing in Europe Timed Flawlessly

Apple’s iCloud Trademark Filing in Europe Timed Flawlessly

As you MAY have heard multiple times, Apple very obviously plans on releasing information on their new "iCloud" service in the very near future (aka WWDC.) What you may NOT know is that they, just yesterday, filed the name iCloud with the European Trademark Office under application 010011484. This trademark was filed under 12 distinct International Classes including all of the following headers: digital music by telecommunications, electronic storage, online social networking services, multimedia content for a fee or pre-paid subscription, computer software, electronic books and magazines, entertainment, photographic services, business management and advertising services, games, headgear and digital devices/computers. That's a lot of meat!

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