Here comes the industrial Internet — and enormous amounts of data

Data lakes will look nothing like this.

The “Internet of Things” is a trendy term that probably makes you think about connected toasters and smart refrigerators. But for GE, it also includes jet engines and power generators.

You might not think of these giant artifacts of industrial culture as part of the Internet of Things, but they will be — and their impact is going to be far bigger than adding some superfluous level of convenience to your dishwasher.… Read the rest

Here comes the industrial Internet — and enormous amounts of data

Ex-Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior uses haiku and painting to find balance in work, life

Former Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior (right) speaks with Bloomberg's Stephanie Mehta.

SAN FRANCISCO — Former Cisco chief technical officer Padmasree Warrior is a painter and a haiku poet, as well as one of the leading female executives in the technology world.

For her, art and technology are interlinked. Creating art — and she emphasized that she is an amateur artist — involves some of the same challenges of communication and innovation as creating new tech products, she said.… Read the rest

Ex-Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior uses haiku and painting to find balance in work, life

No, Neil deGrasse Tyson didn’t say Apple’s App Store is a ‘watershed moment in civilization’

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, in a video shown by Apple on June 8, 2015.

Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson made a brief appearance in an Apple event earlier this week, where he seemed to say that Apple’s App Store was one of humanity’s crowning achievements.

In a recorded video about the App Store — which recently marked its 100 billionth app download, according to Apple — Tyson says something that made my ears prick up.… Read the rest

No, Neil deGrasse Tyson didn’t say Apple’s App Store is a ‘watershed moment in civilization’