Archive for March, 2011

Our faculty to make secure cars

Prof. Jana Dittmann from our Faculty for Computer Sciences (FIN) at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OvGU) ensures the safety of future cars. They say this topic will be trending in the next years.

Facebook’s vast Hadoop clusters

Facebook uses Hadoop to gain information about their members. It helded the second biggest Hadoop database behind Yahoo! [4] By May 2010 Facebook got a bigger Hadoop Cluster than Yahoo! [2] Google is not know to use Hadoop. Because it is an opponent product to GFS and Googles BigTable. Apache Hadoop has been voted being […]

Apache Hadoop is top innovator 2011

Congratulations to Apache Hadoop: they’re voted to be the innovator of 2011. The decision was justified Hadoop allows to discover and manipulate a huge amount of data. So Hadoop is the “Swiss Army knife for the 21st century.” [5] 

Think Quarterly

Google just launched a new magazine to reflect the passed three months. It is simple, easy-to-read, and beautiful. The mag follows a minimalistic presentation style. This is known from Japan and called Zen. The design is made by The Church Of London – a creative design team. Google does not made a big deal out of […]

Billions & Billions

Placebo effect: assets & drawbacks

App Store: Opera not until you’re 17

Opera is one of the top five used browsers in the world. Many people love it and use it. Now Opera is available in the Mac App Store – but only if you’re at least 17 years old. The editors from Apple rated the App to be not free to the youth. The reason is […]