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It was all so simple in the 1970s. Your television sat in the corner of the living room, with content broadcast at times chosen by the owners of each channel. Huge audience figures were generated by the desire to see programs that were rarely repeated, and few people had video recorders to watch broadcasts at their own convenience. Also, the limited number of broadcasters meant original content was thin on the ground.

Choosing the right media server is an important responsibility. From repurposed desktop computers in domestic environments to dedicated commercial devices hosting media files for major web sites, these digital platforms play a crucial role in storing and distributing files from sources as diverse as CD-ROMs, cameras and commercial hard drives.

Hardly a week passes by where the news isn’t inundated with stories about the threats posed by cyber threats. Hacks, leaks, DDOS attacks and vulnerabilities are on the front page of websites as well as in the forefront of our minds. The technology industry is constantly striving to keep one step ahead of those who threaten our personal and business information.

 
Informative Monday mornings with 100TB’s Tech News Roundup, featuring the hottest stories in the world of business and technology.

 

Cloaking Devices: From Harry Potter to Klingon Bird of Prey

Since our early childhoods we have all been fascinated with the idea of becoming invisible. We fantasize about all of the naughty things we could have done as kids, the tricks we could have played on others. Then we grow up a little, and our fascination gears towards cloaking devices, such as the iconic Klingon Bird-of-Prey ship, which was eventually developed to fire weapons whilst being invisible. Such a device was described as an energy screen which made the hidden object undetectable to sensors.

Towards the end of February 2016, Team8 announced the closure of a $23 million strategic round of Series B investment. The new partnerships forged by the funding included AT&T, Accenture, Nokia, Mitsui and Temasek who will be joining other big names such as Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Bessemer Venture Partners, Marker LLC and Innovation Endeavours in playing a role in this company’s rapid ascent to cyber-stardom.