So Google has [admitted defeat](https://plus.google.com/+GoogleGlass/posts/9uiwXY42tvc) and is pulling the Google Glass Explorer Program with pretty much immediate effect. January 19 will be the last day to get the Glass Explorer Edition. In a statement, a Google Glass spokesperson said that "we’re ready to put on our big kid shoes and learn how to run" and continued hyping it up with "interest in wearables has exploded and today it’s one of the most exciting areas in technology" until almost reaching a climax by stating "we’re seeing incredible developments with Glass in the workplace" before finally dropping the closing it down bomb. …

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Although based in New York, DaniWeb is very much a global community. I'm from England, for example, and our moderator Diafol (who will be well known to anyone who has ever browsed the [PHP forum]( https://www.daniweb.com/web-development/php/17)) is a Welshman through and through. I mention this as last week I went on a tour of IT security and military tech companies as the guest of the [Welsh Government](http://wales.gov.uk/?lang=en), who were keen to demonstrate how South Wales in particular has become something of a cyber-security cluster in the UK. My trip was centred in Cardiff, best known to sci-fi geeks the world …

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On the same day that [URL="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11225197"]UK Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has been explaining that Government sees "no justification for taxpayers' money being used to support research which is neither commercially useful nor theoretically outstanding"[/URL] and that universities will be expected to "do more for less" an event has been showcasing the latest near-market products and technologies that have evolved from just such research. [youtube]5yMEYXweFjc[/youtube] The 'Meerkats and Avatars' event held at the Hauser Forum and organized by St John's Innovation Centre, took place today and served as a great reminder that commercially viable science and technology innovation is most certainly …

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So you want to work on any computer as you owned it, but without going through the whole remote access process? Thanks to an early-stage company established after the founders met whilst studying for PhDs in Computer Science at Cambridge University your wishes might just be about to come true. [URL="http://www.fonleap.com"]Fonleap[/URL], one of seventeen companies showcasing exciting new technology at the annual Meerkats and Avatars event in Cambridge today, is launching a virtual machine in your pocket which uses your smartphone to transport a desktop, in its entirety, from one computer to another. In a nutshell, according to Fonleap co-founder …

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[ATTACH=right]14514[/ATTACH]So you want your company to be innovative like Google. You want to have a lab and a constant flow of ideas, but you don't know where to begin. In an entertaining speech the other day at the [URL="http://www.aiimexpo.com/"]AIIM 2010 conference [/URL]in Philadelphia, [URL="http://www.cyrusmistry.com/"]Cyrus Mistry[/URL] from Google explained some the drivers of Google's corporate culture of innovation. He says it starts with Type A personalities, the type for whom an A- was never quite good enough, but if you can get past that rather daunting entry point, consider these other ways to make your company more innovative: [B]1. Treat your …

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This month sees the 75th anniversary of one of the cornerstones in the IT industry and it's name is neither Apple nor Microsoft. In 1935 the Fuji Tsushinki Manufacturing Corporation was founded in Japan, although you will probably know it better by the name it adopted later: Fujitsu. [attach]15619[/attach]Quite apart from the fact that it is nothing short of remarkable for an IT company to be hitting a 75 year milestone anniversary, and without wishing to sound too much like the new Fujitsu marketing manager, this is a birthday worth celebrating thanks to a number of breakthroughs and innovations which …

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I read a [URL="http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source/open-source-innovation-the-cutting-edge-582"]story[/URL] this morning over at [URL="http://www.infoworld.com"]Infoworld.com[/URL] that shocked me a bit. Neil McAllister discusses how proprietary software companies, like [URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Microsoft[/URL], criticize open source projects by saying that, "They don't innovate, they copy." Is that really the consensus for an entire software realm that brought us the [URL="http://www.w3.org"]world wide web[/URL], TCP/IP, [URL="http://www.sendmail.org"]sendmail[/URL], DNS, DHCP, [URL="http://www.perl.org"]Perl[/URL], [URL="http://www.php.net"]PHP[/URL], [URL="http://www.apache.org"]Apache[/URL], HTML and basically everything else that we use on the Internet today? Is that really the stance they want to take? Neil also gives us seven major open source projects that are not knockoffs of Microsoft's knockoffs. But, instead of focusing …

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating [URL="http://www.ibm.com"]IBM[/URL]'s computer market conduct and, depending on the outcome, it might just affect your beloved [URL="http://www.apple.com"]Apple[/URL] computers. As everyone knows, IBM is the major player in the mainframe computer market but now their business practice of not licensing other hardware makers to run their software is causing issue. The following excerpt is from an [URL="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Justice-Dept-probing-IBMs-apf-3247734019.html?x=0"]article[/URL] by Associated Press writer, Jordan Robertson: [QUOTE]The accusations stem from claims by IBM rivals that they've been illegally frozen out of the mainframe market because of IBM's refusal to allow its mainframe operating software to run on non-IBM …

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Jaspersoft CEO Brian Gentile made an [URL="http://openbookonbi.blogspot.com/"]interesting observation on his blog[/URL] last week about what enterprise information systems need to do in order to appeal to younger workers. He says that because the up-and-coming workforce is so completely comfortable with technology, their expectations will be higher than past generations and companies that ignore this basic tenant do so at their own peril. "[S]oftware vendors that design products that work according to the new web principles will fare well with this younger generation of workers," he says. "Those software vendors that do not will become less relevant." Gentile calls this concept …

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You know when you are invited to the [URL="http://www.stjohns.co.uk/"]St John’s Innovation Centre[/URL], part of the Cambridge Enterprise Hub in the UK that supports early-stage knowledge-based businesses and research institutes, that you are going to be in for an interesting day. When it is a press day with a focus on ‘Smart Technology’ and the keynote is being given by none other than [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Hauser"]Dr Hermann Hauser[/URL], the man behind [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_Computers"]Acorn Computers[/URL] and [URL="http://www.arm.com/"]ARM [/URL]all those years ago and now, as co-founder of [URL="http://www.amadeuscapital.com/index.html"]Amadeus Capital Partners[/URL], involved with numerous world beating emerging technologies such as plastic electronics, the level of ‘interesting’ is …

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