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6 Cool Tech Internships You Wish You Had
Slideshows  |  5/31/2015
Interns at top tech companies such as Facebook and Google enjoy many of the same perks available to full-time employees.
iOS 9 Rumors: 5 Things We're Hearing
News  |  5/31/2015
Apple's WWDC 15 conference is coming up in June, and the rumor mill is already abuzz with news about iOS 9.
Apple Assists Users With iPhone Message Crashes
News  |  5/30/2015
Users who receive a text message with a specific string of characters find the text crashes iMessage -- Apple has issued instructions for a temporary fix.
Windows 10 In July, Azure News: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/30/2015
Microsoft news this week included updates to Azure, SQL Server 2016, Office for Android and, of course, Windows 10.
Google I/O 2015: 9 Things We Loved
Slideshows  |  5/29/2015
Google Photos, for all its mass appeal, is less interesting than Google's more ambitious work. Get ready for touch-aware clothes and gesture-sensing devices.
Android M: 5 Best Features
Commentary  |  5/29/2015
Android M may focus more on improving the user experience, but Google still added some impressive new features. Here's what we learned at Google I/O.
Apple Acquires Metaio, Targeting Augmented Reality
News  |  5/29/2015
Apple continues its string of acquisitions with the purchase of Metaio, a company specializing in augmented reality software development.
Dartmouth Predicts GPA Based on Phone Tracking App
News  |  5/29/2015
Can a phone app predict your performance based on your behavior? This one can, at least if you are a college student.
Using Twitter, Smartphones To Accurately Assess Crowds
Commentary  |  5/29/2015
As part of the Big Data Challenge, researchers from England's University of Warwick have turned to smartphones and Twitter to estimate crowd sizes quickly and accurately.
10 Tech Stars: Will They Deliver in 2015?
Slideshows  |  5/29/2015
Juniper Research names the top 10 tech leaders and -- as with any good top 10 list -- we quibble with the rankings.
Google Details Android M, VR, IoT, And Unlimited Photos
News  |  5/28/2015
Google used the opening day of its I/O 2015 developer conference to offer details about the next version of Android, what it has planned for virtual reality and the Internet of Things, and free unlimited photos.
Google I/O: Gmail Hits 900M Users, Android Reaches A Billion
News  |  5/28/2015
Key statistics from this year's Google I/O included one billion Android users and 900 million Gmail users, 75% of whom are on mobile.
GE's Kate Johnson: How CIOs Can Be Heroes
Commentary  |  5/28/2015
GE's new software group CEO aims its industrial Internet message at CIOs, as she helps GE up its software selling game.
Ads Built By Algorithm
News  |  5/28/2015
Persado contends its machine learning system can produce better direct response ads than human ad copywriter.
iOS 9 Rumor: Proactive Project Will Rival Google Now
Commentary  |  5/28/2015
Apple iOS 9 is shaping up to be more than just a performance upgrade. New details emerge pointing to a stronger competitor, called Proactive, which will challenge Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana.
Meeker: Internet Has Only Begun Changing Our Lives
News  |  5/28/2015
Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker presents her annual take on how the Internet is changing business, as US and China dominate among Web companies.
Lenovo Details Dual-Screen Smartwatch, Smart Shoes
News  |  5/28/2015
Lenovo is seriously expanding beyond PCs with several new concepts that tap into the Internet of Things trend. For wearables, Lenovo is showing off a dual-screen smartwatch.
SAP HANA: Not The Only In-Memory Game In Town
Commentary  |  5/28/2015
SAP HANA is not the only option for those looking for an in-memory database platform. Big rivals such as Microsoft and Oracle offers similar tech.
New IT Skills: Why Communication, Accountability, Initiative Are Hot Now
Slideshows  |  5/28/2015
Using Bureau of Labor Statistics data and information supplied by CompTIA and Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights, we've identified eight crucial, non-technical skills that companies are looking for in their IT hires.
DoJ Argues Against Google's Java Appeal
News  |  5/27/2015
The Solicitor General advises the Supreme Court to reject Google's petition to have its copyright infringement loss to Oracle reviewed.
Big Data: 6 Real-Life Business Cases
Slideshows  |  5/27/2015
Better data analysis enables companies to optimize everything in the value chain -- from sales to order delivery, to optimal store hours. Here are six examples of how major enterprises are using data to improve their business models.
Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2016 Preview, Azure Update
News  |  5/27/2015
Microsoft Azure and big data updates include public previews of SQL Server 2016 and Live Encoding for Azure Media Services.
Microsoft Office Coming To 20 More Android Tablets
Commentary  |  5/27/2015
Microsoft has convinced 20 more Android tablet OEMs to install its Office productivity software on their devices. It's a smart move by Redmond.
Google Planning New Nexus Smartphones In 2015, Report Claims
News  |  5/27/2015
Although Google's Android platform is the dominant operating system on smartphones worldwide, it has struggled with its Nexus-branded hardware. A new report claims Google will try again this year.
Iris Scans: Security Breakthrough Or Privacy Invasion?
News  |  5/27/2015
New technology allows irises to be scanned from 40 feet away. Is this a wonder weapon against crime and terrorism or a way for governments to invade our privacy and track our movements?
Google I/O: 10 Things We Expect To See
News  |  5/27/2015
Expect a demonstration of the next version of Android, along with a standalone photo-sharing service and a new iteration of Chromecast.
John Nash, 'Beautiful Mind' Inspiration, Influenced IT, Too
News  |  5/26/2015
If you have ever played a game against a computer, you played against an algorithm that used at least some math laid down -- or inspired -- by John Nash. Many of those same algorithms are being extended to cognitive computing outside of game situations.
EMC Buys Virtustream To Expand Its Cloud Offerings
News  |  5/26/2015
EMC will apply Virtustream's cloud software and managed hosting expertise across its businesses, including VMware.
7 Bold Tech Ideas That Will Make You Uncomfortable
Slideshows  |  5/26/2015
Elite tech leaders pushed the boundaries at the InformationWeek Conference. At least one of these ideas should make you squirm and think, "We need to do that."
Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer At Apple
News  |  5/26/2015
Jony Ive, the design genius behind Apple's most iconic products, including the MacBook, iPhone, and Apple Watch, gets a promotion to chief design officer. What does it mean for the rest of the company?
Microsoft Cortana Destined For iOS, Android
News  |  5/26/2015
Microsoft's Cortana app for Apple's iOS and Google Android will be available for download later this year.
BlackBerry Doomed By First iPhone, Storm Failure
Commentary  |  5/26/2015
BlackBerry corporate leaders' inability to react effectively to market changes, specifically the first iPhone and AT&T's deal with Apple, doomed the famed smartphone maker.
Intel Gives Virtual Machines Container-Like Speed
News  |  5/26/2015
Intel hopes its hardware hooks and software shortcuts provide container speed while keeping virtual machine security.
APIs Are Eating The World
Commentary  |  5/26/2015
The ability to deploy IT services rapidly and reliably has transformed the nature of business.
Fujitsu ScanSnap ix100: Portable Scanning In A Backpack
Slideshows  |  5/26/2015
Fujitsu's ScanSnap ix100 brings the "paperless office" one step closer to mobile professionals. Here's InformationWeek's review.
Android Factory Reset Leaves Your Data Exposed: Study
News  |  5/25/2015
Flaws in Google's Android operating system mean the factory-reset option is unlikely to permanently wipe all your data -- or master token -- from the device.
Why We Need Design Thinking In Healthcare
Commentary  |  5/25/2015
Designers begin by understanding how people work in the real world, and then create the best IT system that's technically feasible.
Microsoft ATA: Worthy Successor To Patch Tuesday
Commentary  |  5/25/2015
Tight integration with Active Directory gives Microsoft's new Advanced Threat Analytics appliance a powerful claim to stake in enterprise IT security.
Big Data: The Interdisciplinary Vortex
Commentary  |  5/25/2015
Big data analytics requires companies to operate outside departmental boundaries, and sometimes beyond the spheres of their expertise, to find solutions to certain challenges.
8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015
We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
How Military Tech Changed IT: A Memorial Day Retrospective
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015
In honor of Memorial Day, we laud the IT technology the military helped develop.
KFC's Bluetooth Placemats: 10 Better Ideas
Commentary  |  5/24/2015
KFC is testing a placemat that acts as a keyboard, allowing you to type while you eat without getting grease on your smartphone or tablet. What could be better? Here are 10 ideas.
Apple Watch, Sony Xperia Z3 And Other Hot Summer Gadgets
Slideshows  |  5/24/2015
What better way to exit the long, cold winter than to launch into summer with snazzy new gadgets from some of the world's best technology companies? From the Apple Watch, to the waterproof Xperia, here are our picks.
Office For Android, Sway, OneDrive Updates: MS Office News
News  |  5/24/2015
News surrounding Microsoft Office this week included a public preview of Office for Android and eDiscovery for Office 365.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Shipments Start May 27
News  |  5/23/2015
Early supporters of Pebble Technology Corp.'s Kickstarter campaign will be the first to get their Pebble Time wearable devices.
Windows 10 Build 10122, Email For iOS: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/23/2015
This week's updates include a new Windows 10 build, rumors of an iOS email app, and a few questions for Windows 10 Mobile.
Clouds Ready For Enterprise? Gartner Says Few Are
News  |  5/22/2015
Amazon's innovations and services give it an edge with enterprises, while Microsoft, Google, IBM, VMware, and CenturyLink nip at its heels.
Google: Your Password Security Questions Are Terrible
News  |  5/22/2015
You might want to think twice about using an easy-to-remember security question for your protected accounts, according to a Google study.
iPad May Get Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9
Commentary  |  5/22/2015
Apple is preparing some long overdue features for the iPad and may launch them on larger iPad Pro tablets later this year. This relates back to functionality in the upcoming iOS 9.
Disney's Tomorrowland Past And Present: A Celebration
Slideshows  |  5/22/2015
Disneyland begins the celebration of its 60th anniversary today and the new movie Tomorrowland also debuts. We celebrate 60 years of the future.
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