Author Archives: Bradley Mendez

First Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 benchmarks hit theweb

Benchmarks for Qualcomm’s highly anticipated Snapdragon 800 SoC finally hit the web last night as a handful of publications convened in San Francisco for a day of testing and poking around. Although there’s still some waiting ahead before we see real-world performance and efficiency figures, going by the initial impressions ...

BlackBerry Misses In Q1 2014: EPS Of -$0.13 On Revenue Of $3.1B, 6.8 Million Phones Shipped

BlackBerry has just released its fiscal Q1 2014 earnings today (yes, their fiscal calendar is a little kooky), and the company still can’t seem to find its footing. The company reported generating $3.1 billion in revenue this past quarter, up 9% year-over-year, but definitely missed most analyst estimates with an ...

OwnCloud makes its enterprise file sync service even more enterprise-y

Summary: Latest OwnCloud offers AES encryption at rest and other bennies for IT pros but still offers an easy Dropbox-like user interface. OwnCloud, which offers an open-source spin on the whole Dropbox for the enterprise chestnut, has added better encryption and other enterprise perks to its latest release. OwnCloud’s pitch is that ...

New Puppet tool beefs up orchestration automation for enterprise use

Summary: Puppet Enterprise 3.0 features a rewritten database to collect all that juicy data about your configurations and enable tightly controlled automated rollouts. photo: Pinar Ozger The latest version of Puppet Labs’ popular IT automation tool features a rewritten orchestration engine that it says will ease the automated rollout of changes across ...

Tesla wins in North Carolina, paves the way for direct-to-consumer sales

Tesla Motors continues to buck the odds, celebrating a major victory in the North Carolina Senate this week. The North Carolina Automobile Dealers -- concerned about competition -- set its sights on the green car company last month when it endorsed a bill that would've significantly curtailed Tesla's ability to ...

Google questioned about Project Glass, yetagain

In move that probably surprises no one, Google has once again faced scrutiny for Project Glass, the company’s attempt at making wearable technology a ‘thing’. This time, the search-giant received a letter sent by ten government privacy and data protection officials residing in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Israel, Switzerland, ...