Cloud Computing

  • The idea of connecting a basic computer to a more powerful one over the web isn't new, but improvements in hardware, internet speeds and online software are now making the concept genuinely viable for consumers. Enter new startup Paperspace, which wants you to run your computer from the cloud.
  • Whether you like it or not, a lot of your data is probably being stored in the cloud. While it is convenient to have your data available from virtually everywhere, it's also prone to security vulnerabilities. Here are some tips on how to keep your cloud-based data private and secure.
  • There are plenty of options for storing your photos and videos with an online storage provider, such as Google or Dropbox. A private, home-based cloud can provide more control, security and home-integration options, though. EzeeCube is a new home cloud hub that aims to do just that.
  • Backing up your data can save important documents, digital purchases and years of memories. But even if you never have to restore a single file, backups can still give you peace of mind. Join Gizmag, as we review Backblaze, a simple and affordable service that backs up your entire PC.
  • Following Microsoft's recent relaunch of SkyDrive as OneDrive, Google has thrown down the gauntlet in the cloud storage market by reducing the prices of its own platform. The drops are significant too.
  • There's a new player in the already crowded cloud storage market. UK-telecoms provider Virgin Media has announced the launch of Virgin Media Cloud. The platform promises a, "safe and easy way to sync store and share your files."
  • Amazon Web Services is already the biggest cloud computing platform, powering millions of websites globally. Now the company wants it to do the same for applications. The newly-launched AppStream allows users to stream resource hungry applications from the cloud.
  • Following Microsoft's recent relaunch of SkyDrive as OneDrive, there is a little more parity and competition at the top of the cloud storage market. How do the options stack up against each other though? This article provides a comparison of the main players.
  • Asus has detailed its forthcoming Chromebox computer, which runs Google's Chrome operating platform, is based on Intel's latest processors, and comes with dual-band Wi-Fi, built-in and online storage, and starts at just $179.
  • We've already seen a multitude of Chromebooks and a Chromebox, and now LG's Chromebase joins the list of Chrome-based computers. Set to be officially unveiled at CES next month, the Chromebase is the world's first all-in-one PC powered by Google's Linux-based Chrome operating system.
  • IBM’s cognitive supercomputer Watson will be available to more end users than before, with an announcement today that puts Watson in the cloud. Through an API, application developers can access Watson’s skill at distilling big data into human meaning.
  • Connected Data has launched the Transporter Sync, a device that turns ordinary external hard-drives into private cloud storage. Users can access their documents, photos, videos and music from computers on their home network, online or via Android, iPhone and iPad apps.