A small WiFi-enabled dongle device that connects to a television via a HDMI port to wirelessly stream video and music content to the TV screen from smartphone (both Android and Apple iOS), tablet, laptop or desktop computer devices. Google Chromecast made its debut in late July, 2013, and retails for $35, which is considerably less expensive than the $99 Apple TV that Chromecast competes against.
Initial reviews of Google Chromecast have been mixed, with many praising the low cost ($35) and the high video and audio quality while at the same time criticizing the limited functionality the initial release of Chromecast provides, particularly in terms of compatible streaming services and mobile apps.
Google Chromecast does currently support NetFlix, Google Play, YouTube and Pandora, and it also offers the ability to stream Web pages to the TV. Chromecast is also expected to add support for additional services in the near future.
- Software-Defined Everything (SDE)
A marketing phrase that serves to group a variety of software-defined computing technologies into one overarching moniker. The umbrella of Software-Defined Everything (SDE) technologies includes, among other terms, software-defined networking (SDN), software-defined computing, software-defined data centers (SDDC), software-defined storage (SDS) and software-defined storage networks. With Software-Defined Everything, the computing infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as […]
OpenShift is an open source hybrid cloud application Platform as a Service (PaaS) developed by Red Hat. Red Hat also offers a version of OpenShift for private clouds called OpenShift Enterprise. OpenShift uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux) subsystem as its foundation. OpenShift supports multiple languages for ease of development, […]
- Collaborative Editing
Collaborative editing is a process of writing and editing documents or projects by more than one person. Collaborative editing software tools like Firepad and Textflow as well as services like Google Docs facilitate collaborativelyediting individual computer files by multiple users. Business Benefits of Collaborative Editing Collaborative editing can be performed in real-time or in non-real-time. […]
- virtual Ethernet (vEth)
Virtual Ethernet (vEth) is a virtual interface within a network switch that dynamically provisions virtual machine (VM) operations based on network policies stored in the switch. The IEEE 802.1Qbg working group is responsible for developing the official virtual Ethernet (vEth) specification, and is tasked with creating a virtual Ethernet standard that will provide access for […]
- Key Lime Pie (Android Codename)
Key Lime Pie is the dessert-themed Android codename for the upcoming 4.4 update of the open source Android mobile operating system. Key Lime Pie is expected to be released in late 2013 as the successor to the v4.1, v4.2 and v4.3 “Jelly Bean” updates. New features and enhancements in Key Lime Pie are unknown at […]