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Lycos yesterday announced details from The Lycos 50, the 50 most popular Internet search results for the week ending Sept. 3, 2005. 'Hurricane Katrina' is the most-searched news event since September 11 attacks. No other hurricane, says Lycos, with the exception of Hurricane Floyd, which hit number one in Sept. 1999, has generated the amount of search activity that Katrina currently sees. The Lycos 50 Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending Sept. 3, 2005: 1) Hurricane Katrina 2) Poker  3) Labor Day 4) Britney Spears 5) Pamela Anderson  6) NFL 7) New Orleans  8) Paris Hilton 9) Neopets 10) Dragonball Katrina becomes the most-searched Hurricane in the history of the internet. No other hurricane, with the exception of Hurricane Floyd, which hit number one in Sept. 1999, has generated the amount of search activity that Katrina currently sees. Searches for Hurricane Katrina h... (more)

APIs in the 'Internet of Things' By @Axway | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #API]

The Power of Real-Time APIs - Apple Watch and BMW One of the most exciting parts of this week's Apple Watch launch was the example of the BMW watch app. This app allows you to see the charging status of your BMWi electric car, right from your wrist. You can also check the status of the doors of your car (important information such as if they are locked or not!). Although the star of the show was the watch app, APIs had a cameo appearance, since the information shown on the watch is fetched in real-time from APIs. It happens that there is already an example of a watch app for BMIs ca... (more)

BetOnSoft Plays a Winning Hand With Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Fusion-io

SALT LAKE CITY, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced BetOnSoft, a leading global online gaming software provider, is accelerating its Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database to provide better experiences for its customers with Fusion's ioMemory platform. With SQL Server 2012 running on Fusion ioDrives, the BetOnSoft platform can perform player profiling, fraud detection, and marketing analysis in real-time, with applications taking immediate automated actions based on the results. "The Fusion ioDrives allowed us to forego the data warehouse entirely, and ... (more)

NEWave's Mobile Named a Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology in Global Gaming Business Magazine's 11th Annual Gaming & Technology Awards

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 09/26/12 -- NEWave®, the leading supplier to the gaming industry, provides award-winning, innovative and cost-saving solutions to the gaming and hospitality industry. Now the company's newest creation, Mobile, has been named a Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology in Global Gaming Business magazine's 11th Annual Gaming & Technology Awards. "We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized by our gaming industry technology peers for this tremendous honor," said Jim Bach, NEWave Founder and Chairman and Dick Favero, NEWave co-founder. "Since 1993, NEWa... (more)

Hyper-Threading Java

In early 2002 Intel became the first chip manufacturer to release a processor incorporating a new technology known as Simultaneous Multithreading, or SMT. Intel's SMT implementation (dubbed Hyper-Threading or HT) has been available in their Xeon processor line for over a year, with little fanfare. In April 2003, Intel announced that HT technology will be added to its desktop-focused Pentium 4 line of processors. With HT enabled on one of these new systems, the BIOS will present a single processor to the operating system as two logical processors. As Java developers, we should al... (more)

Unnatural Acts

Ah, television! Where else can you see so much action? Murders are routinely committed and solved, dastardly plots are hatched and foiled, and characters learn some deep life-truth - all within a single hour. This makes the runaway success of ESPN's "World Series of Poker" and the Travel Channel's "World Poker Tour" all the more mysterious. What is it about a group of middleaged men, 11.5-gram clay chips, and 52 brightly colored cards gathered about a large felt-covered table that's so appealing to so many? When I was in a bookstore recently looking for books on poker, the sales ... (more)