cloud

Gizmodo Goes Inside Acer's Taiwan HQ With Bosses Stan Shih And Jason Chen

As Acer’s Chairman, Stan Shih, talks through the company’s new direction, he doesn’t seem like a man days from stepping down. Then again, Acer’s founder first retired 10 years ago, temporarily returning last year to help it return to profit and chart the future in a declining PC market. Besides new laptops and tablets, Acer’s next steps include a fitness wristband, Android smartphone and a personal cloud vision dubbed ‘BYOC’. Here’s what that means, and a look around the office.


It Only Takes One Bozo To Kill Your Cloud Data

Think all your data is safe and sound in The Cloud? Maybe you shouldn’t be so sure. Yesterday, a system administrator at a cloud service data centre accidentally rebooted every single server at once by accident. It’s a handy reminder that you’re only one idiot away from total data annihilation.


Ubuntu Just Put The Cloud In This Small, Orange Box

Ubuntu might not have a perfect track record with hardware, but why let that stop it? Now it’s decided to put the cloud in a box. A bright orange box.


Eyefi Cloud Syncs Photos From Your Camera To The Internet In A Flash

Basically every new camera that comes out these days has Wi-Fi on-board, but the technology hasn’t progressed to the point that it’s seamless. There’s still a little friction when you’re trying to get photos from your camera to another device — and that’s still one step removed from the internet. Wi-Fi enabled SD card maker Eyefi is hoping to help fix that problem with Eyefi Cloud.


'Sex Tape' Is A NSFW Hollywood Comedy Where The Cloud Is The Bad Guy

The cloud is confusing. Especially for Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in the new movie Sex Tape, where they have to get their amorous recording off the cloud before their friends, family and workmates see it. It should go without saying, that the NSFW trailer is incredibly NSFW.


SkyDrive Is Now OneDrive, Until Microsoft Gets Sued Again

Microsoft’s SkyDrive is a terrific little cloud service that doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. Unless, of course, it’s being sued by British Sky Broadcasting Group over its name. But now SkyDrive will be called OneDrive, for just as long as is legally allowable.


How To Get 50GB Free Storage Right Now On iOS

As it’s done in the past with Android, Box is offering 50GB of free storage for new iPhone and iPad users following its latest iOS redesign.


TiVo Has A Prototype That Puts Your DVR Recordings In The Cloud

TiVo is showing off a prototype at CES that we hope launches at some point: a Network DVR that uploads your recordings to the cloud so you can watch them anywhere, anytime.


​MediaFire Can Finally Sync Files On Your Computer With The Cloud

MediaFire is the old guard of cloud storage, and today the company’s services jump into the present tense with MediaFire Desktop, which allows you to sync your files from your computer to the cloud. How’s it going to beat pack-leaders like Dropbox? By building more robust support for people who want to exchange multimedia online.


Watson Will Be Open For Public Use On The Cloud

Watson was always going to be more than just a successful game show contestant. Now, the computer is about to take on anything and everything, as it opens itself up to the public on the cloud.