Top 5 in Tech: AMD's HSA APU: CPU + GPU on One Chip

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Last week helium-filled hard drives stole the show, this week it's AMD's upcoming HSA compliant APUs -- and the newly released developer tools. We've also got the best computer forensic certifications, mobile backend as a service solutions (mBaaS) and BYOx security risks for you today.

Andy Jassy,  announcing AWS WorkSpaces at AWS re:Invent 2013Andy Jassy, announcing AWS WorkSpaces at AWS re:Invent 2013But my favorite part of this week's top 5 is Amazon's announcement from this week's AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new AWS WorkSpaces solution offers VDI in the cloud -- a fully managed, on-demand virtual desktop infrastructure offered in a pay-as-you-go model.

Watch Andy Jassy, senior vice president of Amazon Web Services, announce Amazon WorkSpaces and more: reinvent.awsevents.com.

Top 5 in Tech

Top 5 in Tech: November 15, 2013

5. CPU + GPU in One Chip: AMD's HSA APU

AMD's accelerated processing unit, based on heterogeneous system architecture, combines CPU and GPU on a single chip, improving performance and efficiency. This week at AMD’s Developer Summit, in San Jose, California, AMD released a set of developer tools for the upcoming HSA compliant APUs. Bill Oliver shares all the details.

4. mBaaS Solutions: Mobile App Development Platforms

If you’re looking to boost productivity of your mobile app development team, then take a look at mobile backend as a service solutions that help developers get more done. Dan Sullivan shows you what the mBaaS market has to offer and how to make the right choice for your development needs.

3. Computer Forensic Certs: Best Certs for 2014

With cyber crime on the rise, computer forensics professionals are in high demand. Ed Tittel analyses two dozen computer forensics and anti-hacking credentials to identify the best 5 options for 2014.     

2.BYOx Security: Mitigating the Bring-Anything Risk

As you might have noticed, the BYOD trend is quickly turning into bring-your-own-everything, including P2P networks, remote services like LogMeIn, cloud storage solutions like Box and a whole lot more. With a focus on security and compliance, William Van Winkle shows you how to get ready for BYOx.

1. Tweet of the Week: VDI on AWS via @bridgetbotelho

Our tweet of the week is from Bridget Botelho, news director at Tech Target, from this week's AWS Reinvent conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bridget shares the news of Amazon’s venture into the world of VDI:

An interesting move for Amazon Web Services. And to echo Bridget, let us know what you think.

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