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Windows 10 Search, Productivity Apps: Microsoft Review
News  |  2/28/2015
Microsoft debuted Band updates, predicted the future of productivity, and broadened support for Docker in Azure, among other announcements.
Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, LG Dominating MWC 2015
News  |  2/28/2015
On March 2, Mobile World Congress will kick off, with announcements from Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, HTC, and LG expected to take center stage.
iCloud Apps Welcome Windows, Not Android
News  |  2/28/2015
Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are now accessible to Windows users, even if they don't also have an Apple device.
Leonard Nimoy, 83: Techies, Trekkies Mourn
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
Leonard Nimoy inspired several generations of IT pros, engineers, and scientists with his iconic Mr. Spock character on Star Trek.
Video: Net Neutrality, Celebrity Geek Hobbies, Secure Payments
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds delves into the FCC's net neutrality vote, reveals secret nerdy hobbies of the stars, and checks the state of secure payment systems.
Microsoft Shares 'Productivity Future Vision' Video
News  |  2/27/2015
In its latest forward-looking video, Microsoft shows how the future of productivity is bendable, wearable, and holographic.
MySQL Cluster: An In-Memory, NoSQL Pioneer?
News  |  2/27/2015
MySQL Cluster was NoSQL and in-memory before those became fashionable, according to Oracle. Now those traits stand out in MySQL Cluster 7.4.
Red Hat OpenShift Commons Adds Fuel To Cloud Foundry Competition
News  |  2/27/2015
Red Hat looks to boost its cloud development platform by giving it a Commons where developers may exchange best practices.
IT Pros: Live Long And Eat Your Coffee Cup
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
Drinking coffee will extend your life. Why not drink it out of an edible cup?
Drones Go To Work For IT
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
Drones offer new opportunities for businesses of all kinds. Here's how one IT department got involved with a drone project, and what the company learned.
11 Celebrities With Secret Nerdy Hobbies
Slideshows  |  2/27/2015
When they're not shooting films or attending award shows, some celebrities are obsessing over Lord of the Rings or building model train sets.
Mobile Devices Replace Blueprints On Construction Sites
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
Knaack's DataVault Mobile shows how the work on construction job sites is going digital.
Net Neutrality Rules Pass, FCC Readies For Fight
News  |  2/26/2015
The decision to reclassify ISPs under FCC regulations represents a triumph for open Internet activists.
Apple's March 9 Event: Is It Time For The Apple Watch?
News  |  2/26/2015
Apple fans and non-fans alike are waiting to "watch" what happens. Let the speculation begin.
7 Dirty IT Words: Don't Say These In The C-Suite
Slideshows  |  2/26/2015
Want to win over the bosses? Wipe these words and phrases from your IT vocabulary.
Google AI Teaches Itself Atari Video Games
News  |  2/26/2015
Using a single learning algorithm, Google's AI agent has developed its video game skills to the point where it can beat most human players in dozens of different games.
Docker Preps Containers For Amazon, Other Clouds
News  |  2/26/2015
Docker introduces three orchestration tools designed to help deploy distributed applications.
Microsoft Garage Brings Productivity Apps
News  |  2/26/2015
Experimental apps from Microsoft's Garage incubator are designed to enhance productivity.
LG Watch Urbane LTE Smartwatch Forgoes Android Wear
Commentary  |  2/26/2015
The LG Watch Urbane LTE smartwatch is the latest wearable from the company. This version adds features for making calls and sending messages, but LG ditched Android Wear to make it work.
Salesforce Service Cloud, Analytics Cloud Power Fast Growth
News  |  2/26/2015
Salesforce claims its Service Cloud is ousting SAP and Oracle while the Wave Analytics Cloud is driving seven- and eight-figure deals.
Conspire Brings Analytics To Social Networking
Commentary  |  2/26/2015
Conspire offers networking that allows users to apply analytics to their job searches or any other social endeavor.
Net Neutrality Vote Won't End Debate
Commentary  |  2/26/2015
The FCC is slated to approve a controversial plan for net neutrality -- but that won't be the end of the matter.
4 DARPA Projects We Love
Slideshows  |  2/25/2015
Space exploration, self-driving vehicles, advanced biometrics, and robotics are among the cool projects in the works at DARPA that are likely to have applications in the enterprise, too.
Android For Work Brings Google To The Office
News  |  2/25/2015
The company aims to make Android better suited to the demands of businesses.
iOS, Android Crushing Rival Platforms, IDC Finds
News  |  2/25/2015
Apple's iOS and Google Android own a combined 96.3% of the global smartphone market, leaving a pittance for Microsoft and BlackBerry.
Big Data Tempest In A Teapot
Commentary  |  2/25/2015
Hadoop and big data community infighting won't attract enterprise adoption. It's time to raise the level of discourse.
Internet Of Things: 3 Actions To Prep
Commentary  |  2/25/2015
We need to start thinking differently about software development.
AMD Describes Notebook Processor
News  |  2/25/2015
AMD's next-gen notebook processor, Carrizo, packs a south bridge and HEVC decoder in the same space as its previous Kaveri chip, it said at ISSCC.
Pebble Sets Kickstarter Record As Apple Watch Approaches
News  |  2/25/2015
A crowdfunded startup aims to hold its own amid an increasingly competitive smartwatch market.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant 2015 Spots Market Turmoil
News  |  2/25/2015
As companies embrace Tableau and Qlik, will the reporting platforms like BusinessObjects, Cognos, and MicroStrategy be left behind? Gartner sees conflicting needs and deployment practices.
7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015
Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
Steve Jobs: 5 Things We Miss Most
Slideshows  |  2/24/2015
Let's take a moment to remember the work and ideas of the late Steve Jobs, who would have turned 60 today.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Sets Kickstarter Ablaze
News  |  2/24/2015
Pebble's new Time smartwatch has a color screen. The company blew through its $500,000 Kickstarter goal in mere minutes, highlighting geeks' support for the device.
Mobile Apps Remain Vulnerable For Months
News  |  2/24/2015
Developers are failing to respond quickly to reports of security flaws, Trojans are infecting corporate devices at an alarming rate, and even mundane data about your device's power consumption could threaten your privacy.
Raspberry Pi Powers NetBeez Network Monitors: Startup Profile
Commentary  |  2/24/2015
The latest installment in our ongoing series featuring notable startups looks at NetBeez, which makes network performance monitoring hardware.
IBM Promises Bridge From Data Center To Cloud
News  |  2/24/2015
IBM said at its Interconnect conference its new services will allow easier shifting between the enterprise data center and public cloud.
No, AI Won’t Kill Us All
News  |  2/24/2015
When famous technologists and scientists fear the menace of thinking machines, it's time to worry, right? Not really, because computers lack the imagination to wreak havoc, says one AI expert.
7 Emerging Technologies IT Should Study Now
Slideshows  |  2/23/2015
Staying on top of current technologies means anticipating future ones. Here, we look at seven technologies IT should be studying right now. One (or more) of these may well be the next big trend in the industry.
Interop Radio: Cutting IPv6 Confusion Down To Size
Commentary  |  2/23/2015
In this episode of Interop Radio we'll help you understand what IPv6 means for your network today.
Google, Softcard Mobile Payment Partnership Targets Apple Pay
News  |  2/23/2015
Google announces a collaboration with Softcard, heats up mobile payment battle with Apple and Samsung.
Gartner Advanced Analytics Quadrant 2015: Gainers, Losers
News  |  2/23/2015
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms 2015 has Microsoft, Alpine, and Alteryx moving up, Oracle MIA.
Google Inbox Goes To Work
News  |  2/23/2015
Google Apps for Work customers will soon be able to try Inbox by Gmail.
HTC One M9 Smartphone Details Leak Ahead Of MWC
Commentary  |  2/23/2015
The HTC One M9 smartphone may look a lot like its predecessor, but there are tons of changes under the hood. Here's a sneak peek before MWC.
Comic: Trade Show Attractions
Commentary  |  2/23/2015
Maybe we can get something like this for the next InformationWeek conference.
Star Wars, Dancing Otters, Tea Cups, And Robots That Feed You: A Weekend Video Roundup
Commentary  |  2/22/2015
A weekly roundup of fun, mostly technology-related videos, including thoughts on innovation and a very interesting robot.
6 Internet Of Things Building Blocks
Slideshows  |  2/22/2015
Need an embedded system to whip up an IoT prototype? These six platforms make it easier than ever to get started with embedded programming.
Apple Car: Drive Different
Commentary  |  2/21/2015
Apple is serious about entering the auto market. Here's our less-than-serious take on what the press release might look like announcing this magical vehicle.
Cloud Storage For Office, Azure Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/21/2015
Cloud technology was the theme of this week as updates to Microsoft Azure and Office rolled out of Redmond.
Smartphone SIM Cards Hacked By US, UK Spies
News  |  2/21/2015
British and US intelligence agencies stole encryption keys in order to bypass smartphone security measures. To call this a disaster for mobile security would be a gross understatement.
Google Cloud Outage: Virtual Networking Breakdown
News  |  2/20/2015
Google's virtual networking software stopped providing routing updates, and customers lost their connections to the outside world.
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