Apparently Sky Go came up with a great idea: to use sound as a medium by enabling windows at subways or trains. They called it, the Talking Window Ads
. The idea is actually really good, but if you watch the video below, you’d find that the implementation - not so much. You tell me: who would like to be unexpectedly interrupted, likely when you’re trying to sleep, with a voice trying to sell you Sky Go?
Lux Research has put together a group of cutting-edge emerging technology companies to watch in 2013, mostly energy tech.
: A $350 million joint venture between Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi and TPG, Italian company Beta Renewables is scaling up a commercial cellulosic ethanol factory, which it began operating in the fourth quarter of 2012 in Italy. The plant is supposed to eventually make 20 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year, starting from an initial volume of 40,000 tons. Beta Renewables uses enzymes to break down non-food biomass and then uses a fermentation process to turn it into biofuels.
The popularity of 3D printing has exploded, but even as prices for the devices have fallen, not everyone is prepared or able to shell out the cash necessary start experimenting. But what if there was a 3D vending machine that made experimenting quick and easy, without the printer investment? Well, now there is.
There is a growing startup community and ecosystem in South Florida. Developers, entrepreneurs, investors, incubators are all present, trying to get organized and kickstart the local innovation culture. There’s also the added benefit of the tropical lifestyle and international culture that defines South Florida. Below are some resources to get you started and get you connected to the tech vibe and professional networks in the tropics.
AWS provides you with a number of data storage options. I’ve been using S3 with Arq
for persona backups, and with AWS CLI tools all my servers. I have a rotation policy to keep 7 days, then a weekly backup for 4 weeks, and a monthly backup for 3 months … all working perfectly, but in reality I rarely use any of these old backups … so why not archiving them? It’s 10x cheaper to do so!
STANDARD - 99.999999999% durability. S3’s default storage option, starting at $0.125 per GB
RRS - 99.99% durability. S3’s Reduced Redundancy Storage option, starting at $0.093 per GB
GLACIER - 99.999999999% durability, object archived in Glacier option, starting at $0.010 per GB
Today I would like to focus on Amazon S3
and Amazon Glacier
and a new and powerful way for you to use both of them together.
Both of the services offer dependable and highly durable storage for the Internet. Amazon S3 was designed for rapid retrieval. Glacier, in contrast, trades off retrieval time for cost, providing storage for as little at $0.01 per Gigabyte per month while retrieving data within three to five hours.
How would you like to have the best of both worlds? How about rapid retrieval of fresh data stored in S3, with automatic, policy-driven archiving to lower cost Glacier storage as your data ages, along with easy, API-driven or console-powered retrieval?
Sound good? Awesome, because that’s what we have! You can now use Amazon Glacier as a storage option for Amazon S3.