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Smartphone Makers Deliver Record-Breaking Third Quarter
News  |  11/30/2014
Apple, Xiaomi, Lenovo, and LG all saw growth, while Samsung's share of the smartphone market dipped yet again.
Rethink Robotics Turns Robots Into Better Co-Workers
News  |  11/28/2014
Collaborative robotics means busting industrial robots out of their safety cages and teaching them to work with and learn from people.
Tablet Shopping: 7 Tips To Avoid Buyer's Remorse
News  |  11/28/2014
From 8-inch Windows 8.1 slates to iPads to phablets, tablet shoppers have more options than ever this holiday season. Follow these tips to avoid a mistake.
Black Friday Smartphone Deals: 7 Tips
News  |  11/28/2014
Looking to score a smartphone bargain? Let's talk trade-ins and timing.
Geekend's Black Friday Shopping List
Commentary  |  11/28/2014
Seeking some great ideas for your holiday gift list? Look no further, Geekend is here.
Twitter Offers Turn Credit Cards Into Coupons
News  |  11/26/2014
Twitter targets advertisers with its latest commerce program, which lets users store discounts on their credit cards.
Docker Security Flaw Found
News  |  11/26/2014
Docker advises users to upgrade their container formatting system immediately to patch security hole in non-current versions.
Americans Flunk Internet History
News  |  11/26/2014
Pew Research finds gaps in what people understand about the technology they use daily.
Employee Engagement: Let The Fakery Begin
Commentary  |  11/26/2014
It's a good thing HR isn't in charge of IT employee retention. Their new "employee engagement" campaign is really "employee enragement."
10 Windows Tablets, Laptops Under $200: Holiday Steals
Slideshows  |  11/26/2014
Gadget shoppers can choose from an array of sub-$200 Windows 8.1 tablets and laptops -- offering more power than you'd guess.
T-Mobile To Disclose Skewed Speed Tests
News  |  11/25/2014
Following an FCC inquiry, T-Mobile plans to be more transparent about how it alters the way its network appears in certain speed tests.
Nexus 6 Vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Phablet Deathmatch
News  |  11/25/2014
There's never been a better time to buy a big-screened phone. Here's how the Google Nexus 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus stack up.
Google Apps Gets New Enterprise Security Features
News  |  11/25/2014
Google for Work users can access a Devices and Activity dashboard to spot suspicious logins and a new security wizard to help navigate security settings.
Facebook Data Center Showcases Open Compute Work
News  |  11/25/2014
Facebook's Altoona, Iowa, data center includes Open Compute Project data center network fabric.
Retired NASA CIO: Working Harder Than Ever
Commentary  |  11/25/2014
Retired from government service, Linda Cureton is putting long hours into a consulting business (but also envisioning a "real" retirement someday).
8 Tech Turkeys To Avoid As Gifts
Slideshows  |  11/25/2014
Is your holiday shopping list full of smartphones, robots, and drones? Here's our advice on what gadgets not to buy.
5 Ways To Apply 'Agile' To Customer Relationships
Commentary  |  11/25/2014
Agile development strategies improve internal productivity, but you also need to use them outside the company walls with customers.
What Healthcare Can Learn From CHS Data Breach
Commentary  |  11/25/2014
Security breach that exposed personal data on 4.5 million Tennessee healthcare system patients offers key lessons to prevent similar cyber attacks.
Corporate IT's Darwinian Challenge
Commentary  |  11/25/2014
IT organizations face a gradual erosion, and possible extinction, if they don't address the dangers within.
Drones Fitted For Regulatory Collar
News  |  11/24/2014
Federal Aviation Administration rules reportedly will require pilot certification to fly unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes.
DirectTrust Delivers Interoperable Messaging To Healthcare
News  |  11/24/2014
The nonprofit counts EHR developers, health networks, and care providers among its growing roster of members.
LinkedIn Tips: 5 New Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2014
LinkedIn's latest updates include blogging and mobile app redesigns, adding certifications to your profile, a custom infographic tool, and WeChat integration.
Net Neutrality: Too Much Spin, Not Enough Facts
Commentary  |  11/24/2014
Let's move past 1990s regulations and preconceived notions about net neutrality and focus on modern ways to prevent anti-competitive behavior.
4 Big Data Essentials For Startups
News  |  11/24/2014
Data-driven insights aren't just for behemoth enterprises. Here's what startups need to know before embarking on a big-data strategy.
USPS Played Cat And Mouse With Cyber Attacker
News  |  11/24/2014
Postal Service takes restrained, methodical approach to cyberattack. Was this the right strategy?
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sales Tank, CEO In Glare
News  |  11/24/2014
Samsung shipped 40% fewer GS5 smartphones than it expected to, leaving them piled up in warehouses.
IBM Courts DevOps With Dedicated Bluemix
News  |  11/24/2014
Dedicated Bluemix is IBM's development platform with host servers in the cloud dedicated to a single customer, for security and compliance reasons.
Web Search, Transformed: Looking Out For You
Commentary  |  11/24/2014
Microsoft Bing director and author Stefan Weitz discusses how sensors, wearables, and big data are changing search.
Ghostery Makes Privacy Marketable
News  |  11/24/2014
Service that blocks Web tracking code turns out to be good for business, too.
Fitness Trackers: Holiday Gift Guide
Slideshows  |  11/24/2014
Wearable fitness devices top many holiday lists this year. Here's how to choose the right one.
Google Contributor: Pay To Block Ads
News  |  11/21/2014
Google launched a new service that blocks ads on some websites in exchange for a nominal monthly subscription.
Geekend: Replacing the Turing Test
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
We need a better way to test artificial intelligence.
Cartoon: Your SLA Is A Turkey
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
Our cartoonist shows that, even on Thanksgiving, there's no such thing as a free lunch for IT people.
Video: Tech Hygiene Bad Habits, 3D Stock Portfolios
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at bad tech hygiene habits, using Oculus Rift for 3D stock portfolios, security risks during the holiday shopping season, and more.
Comcast App Lets Customers Track Service Techs
News  |  11/21/2014
Comcast tests a service that alerts customers when technicians are on the way.
Microsoft Azure Outage: Questions Remain
News  |  11/21/2014
Microsoft Azure's East and South Central US data centers' performance plummeted while West remained relatively unaffected.
Grumpy IT Guy Tries Out Gonzo Tech Journalism
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
I want to quit IT, swig booze, do drugs while speeding across America to Las Vegas, and ruminate about the failure of '60s counterculture.
Marketers Should Look Beyond Facebook, Twitter
News  |  11/21/2014
Build social engagement around your own website, Forrester recommends.
Retired CIOs: 5 Rewarding Second Acts
News  |  11/21/2014
Some CIOs "retire" but then consult. These five decided to do something completely different.
Why Millennials Aren't Disrupting The Workplace
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
The millennial generation won't turn your office on its head, but it will complement the technologies already in place.
Broadband Demand Hits The High Seas
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
Cruise ship operators Royal Caribbean and Carnival are exploring new ways to provide on-board Internet access, highlighting advances in remote connectivity.
Healthcare Interoperability: Who's The Tortoise?
News  |  11/21/2014
Are EHR vendors or government committees leading the race to interoperability?
OCR Audits: Donít Fall Victim To Past Mistakes
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
The Office of Civil Rights is not out to get you. But it does expect you to make good-faith efforts at protecting patient data.
10 Holiday Party Attire Atrocities
Slideshows  |  11/21/2014
Remember, this is Christmas, not Halloween, and this is a company event, not Vegas. What happens at the company party does not stay at the company party.
Silverton Banks On Analytics For Turnaround
News  |  11/20/2014
Oregon healthcare organization Silverton Health hopes sophisticated analytics can help it fight rising tide of patients who don't pay their bills.
Tweets Tell Whether You Have A Job
News  |  11/20/2014
Twitter data mining could provide governments with an alternative means of measuring unemployment, researchers say.
Mobile Platforms: The Truth About Third Place
News  |  11/20/2014
In software development, being the #3 platform in the mobile market is as good as being last.
Hacking Vulnerable Medical Equipment Puts Millions at Risk
Partner Perspectives  |  11/20/2014
Hospitals and medical device manufacturers need to start doing more to detect and thwart incoming attacks on networks and devices.
HHS Embraces Innovation
News  |  11/20/2014
Health department's IDEA Lab uses tech startup techniques to develop new services and features.
Gorilla Glass 4: Better Smartphone Drop Protection
News  |  11/20/2014
Corning says its next-generation glass is twice as strong as anything now on the market.
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