Google takes on the iPhone ahead of hardware event

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Google is gearing up for the upcoming Oct. 4 hardware event with grand ads, building projections and even a statue showing its willingness to take on the iPhone 7 after this month’s Apple event

Earlier this week, the company announced that it would launch some “made by Google” hardware, hinting at the arrival of new smartphones. In a video posted on YouTube, Google showed its familiar horizontal search bar morphing into the outline of a phone. 

The same outline was used for installations in Australia (Sydney and Melbourne): Read more…

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Hackers Turn Square Hardware Into Device to Steal Old Credit Card Information

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Just because the Square Reader is new doesn’t mean it isn’t susceptible to the same scams as old school ATMs and credit card readers.

Three recent Boston University graduates are preparing to publicly present research that demonstrates how to hack Square’s mobile payments hardware. The research is set to be shown off at the The Black Hat Security conference in Las Vegas this week.

The team said it discovered a way to steal credit card information using a modified Square magnetic stripe reader.

By tampering with the magstripe reader, the team was able to turn Square’s hardware into a credit card skimmer, a device that can be used to steal credit card informationThe modified reader doesn’t work with the proprietary Square app, but it could be used to steal credit card information using a custom-recording app, according to the team behind the hardware hack Read more…

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hardware specs for a cloud computing OS?

Question by racecar: hardware specs for a cloud computing OS?
I can’t find any specifics on this. I’m assuming you will need a more powerful processor? can someone give me specific models or specs like minimum memory necessary, RAM, etc?

Best answer:

Answer by Colanth
You’ll need a less powerful processor, because the work is done on the cloud, not in your computer. (It’s “onward to the past”, as far as I’m concerned.)

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What is cloud computing? Do we need any specific hardware ? what is its origin?

Question by shilpa g: What is cloud computing? Do we need any specific hardware ? what is its origin?
cloud computing is very new concept in the world of computers.

but what it really is?

how does it help in processing the huge data produced in Large Hadron Collider

Best answer:

Answer by kevin
It means you can save your files to another big server so you can download from internet wherever you go. That is cloud computing. For this you need a internet based computer

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Q&A: Please help, which type of hardware or software system is used in cloud computing?

Question by Radicular: Please help, which type of hardware or software system is used in cloud computing?
I’m not even sure if there is a hardware system. I think there’s only a software system. But which type of system is used for the hardware/software in cloud computing.

I also think maybe there are various types of systems depening and if that’s the case please just don’t say that just give me one type.

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Answer by Average Joe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/cloud-computing/cloud-computing.htm

What do you think? Answer below!