the cloud

  • The new world order for open-source and commercial software Crunch Network

    The new world order for open-source and commercial software

    We have been living through another cold war. Not geo-political — digital. Open-source software versus commercial software has long been on the brink of going nuclear, fought in the shadows with enormous stakes and conflicting ideologies. But suddenly… perestroika! The wall quietly fell. It did not end in absolute victory, or a stalemate; convergence is a more apt term. Read More

  • A Guiding Light Into The Future Of Marketing Crunch Network

    A Guiding Light Into The Future Of Marketing

    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a feast to the eyes, but an overload of the senses. Separating the profound from the gimmicks and the trends from the distractions is vital, but hard. For me, there is one just one takeaway from CES this year: Everything around us is becoming digital. So while our industry cares about digital media, digital budgets and digital strategy, we need to retool… Read More

  • Apple Watch And Holistic Presence Crunch Network

    Apple Watch And Holistic Presence

    What if you went to start your car and Apple Watch stopped you? Yes, Apple Watch, with your permission, knew you had spent time at a bar, monitored your heartbeat and other physiological data and saw changes indicating that you had been overdrinking. When you walked to your car, it connected to the CarKit-powered entertainment system, understood your situation and disabled the car’s… Read More

  • Goodbye iPhone, Hello Smartphone

    I started a new full time job at about the same time that my 2-year AT&T contract ended. My new job provided me with a Blackberry Bold 9700, to chain me to the corporate teat. I opted not to renew my personal AT&T contract, officially retiring my iPhone 3G, as it didn’t make sense to carry two smartphones. The Blackberry is not a perfect device, but I’m wholeheartedly… Read More

  • Fallout: New Vegas Shows The Danger Of Leaning Too Heavily On The Cloud

    Bethesda released Fallout: New Vegas for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC yesterday. The reviews fill me with great hope, particularly Canard PC’s take. (Canard PC was one of the few publications to note that Fallout 3 was, in fact, a hot mess, at least from the perspective of presenting a well-written game.) But there’s one problem with the game, specifically as it relates to the… Read More

  • Video: AMD explains the explosive growth of the Cloud (there's no stopping it!)

    From the good folks at AMD comes this, a video explaining the wonders and joys of moving all of our computing… to the Cloud! The soundtrack makes me feel like I’m in the movie Hackers. What a simultaneously great and terrible movie. Read More

  • 3G networks at breaking point, says WiFi provider The Cloud

    [UK] This has vested interest written all over it but the claims made still seem plausible enough. According to The Cloud, Europe’s largest mobile WiFi provider, 3G networks are at a breaking point. To blame is the rise in smartphone usage and the accompanying ‘unlimited’ data plans, along with social networking, online video and music streaming, all of which encourage… Read More

  • WiFi for UK iPod touch users

    Do you live in London like Pete Doherty and have an iPod Touch? Well then! Leave that pipe at home and head out into the streets baby, ’cause you’ve got yourself some WiFi for that iPod Touch thanks to The Cloud. A new plan called Cloud Unlimited Music will be available today for £3.99 or ~$8 and allows iPod Touch users to access the internet as much as they want. Basically… Read More

  • AT&T Adds More WiFi To Europe

    Nothing special here, just good news for those of you living or visiting Europe in the future. AT&T has teamed up with The Cloud to offer over 9000 new WiFi hotspots around Europe, bringing the total amount of WiFi spots up to around 37,000. Very nice. AT&T Expands Wi-Fi Access [PR Newswire] Read More