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By Marcus Williams Today’s cyber news we are tracking: 3D printing facial implant, Receiving online orders in less than 15 minutes, AV world rankings, and more. Technology has reinvented itself again. A British restaurant manager was diagnose with a cancerous tumor growing on the left side of his face.  He was referred to a surgeon to have this tumor removed from his face.   Years after the surgery, a dental surgeon was able to recreate a replica of his of face using 3D printing.   “CT and facial scans” were used to create a facial blueprint.   His jaw was reconstructed using titanium.  A plastic plate was inserted to help him eat and drink.  Read More about this fascinating story.  Also see his Before and After pictures here. 14 min 58 secs Oh My God (OMG), I’m tired of waiting on same day delivery for my online purchases.  Whatever happened to the old saying ‘pa... (more)

Accelerated PCAP: An Architecture for Precision Packet Capture and Analysis on High-­‐Speed Networks

By Charles Hall Are you a system engineer or administrator charged with protecting your network infrastructure from attack?  Napatech's Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) can help you to improve on the ability to monitor and react to malicious events that occur within your network.  These FPGA-based accelerators are capable of performing high-speed packet capture and replay at speeds from 1 to 100 Gbps, with precise inter-frame gap (IFG) control and high-precision time stamping, allowing you to capture and play back network events with 1 nanosecond resolution. Providing a ... (more)

Fed Tech Roundup December 18

The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" Battelle Names Suzanne Vautrinot, Kirkland Donald to Board; Jeff Wadsworth Comments The Life-Saving Train Technology That Congress Isn't Fully Funding - The Atlantic Battelle pleased with PNNL federal grade - Tri-City Herald Fed Tech Roundup December 17 Emerging UAS Technology Deserves Federal Guidance, Not Conflicting Local Rules ... - Business Wire (press release) Why the Intelligence Community Wants in On Quantum Computing - Nextgov Wh... (more)

How Platfora Is Transforming Hadoop

When talking with the less-technical people in your enterprise, which may include end users and many others on the leadership team, it always pays to have non technical expressions to describe new capabilities. Here are some thoughts on Platfora that may be of use in discussions like that. Here is how to describe Platfora to a non-technical person: Platfora gives users a better ability to interact with information. They can ask their own questions, follow their own theories, run their own “what-if” scenarios, and ask unbounded questions in iterative ways over their data. To a us... (more)

Chrome Netbook OS; Tablet PCs; LBS; Open Source

2010 will undoubtedly be a year of technology innovation. In 2009, Twitter revolutionized the way we get news, it brought us closer to those who were a part of the news, almost making traditional media irrelevant. I don’t know who (or what) will be the Twitter of 2010, but below are a few predictions for the coming year. Google’s Chrome Netbook OS will be a hit. Their OS will mostly be dependent on a Google Account. A Google Account opens up their full Google Apps suite, which includes email, calendar, word processing, and MS Office like functions. Google’s renditions of their c... (more)