It's not one thing, but a mix of technologies that can let you make use of the exploding data generated by sensors, mobile devices and broadband. And it's in everyone's future.
DiscoverPoint, the GCN Lab's pick for the February Technology of the Month, is designed to point users to the most relevant information and subject-matter experts in the shared platform environment.
Cleversafe debuts "dispersed storage" system capable of holding 10 exabytes of data, a scale required by new methods for analyzing big data streams.
Seven foreign citizens are indicted for stealing millions of dollars from the recording industry via Megaupload, which appears to have had the support of some of its most prominent entertainers.
Wikipedia's dark pages show what a world with SOPA and PIPA would be like.
Attackers, whether criminals, industrial spies, hacktivists or nation-states, are highly motivated and will use blended threats delivered through a variety of channels.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is enlisting the developer community to develop algorithms to help digitize the patent application process.
New York's on-again, off-again bid to join a multistate database of students' academic information is back on.
DARPA is supporting development of a system to monitor e-mail, texts and other activities on a massive scale to identify insider threats.
Government's increasing use of analytics software could help pull the nation out the current economic stall and make government programs smaller, smarter and cheaper.