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Content tagged with IT Life posted in January 2015
Social Media Betrays Your Credit Card Activity: Study
News  |  1/31/2015
Using time and location data culled from social media posts or other sources, researchers say they can identify your purchases from amongst anonymized transaction data.
Dog Fitness Tracker Raises $25 Million: Blame Google
Commentary  |  1/30/2015
As the tech market scrambles for the Next Big Thing, VCs are betting on nervous executives with deep pockets.
Geekend: Binge Watching TV A Sign Of Depression?
Commentary  |  1/30/2015
Binge watching your favorite show might be a sign of depression or a lack of self-control. Or it might just mean you've got a free night.
Artificial Intelligence Will Put Us Out Of Work
News  |  1/30/2015
Forget killer robots. Widespread unemployment is the worst case scenario for humans in the AI future.
8 Reasons IT Pros Need To Reject A Promotion
Slideshows  |  1/30/2015
You got promoted within your IT organization. Good job. But do you really want it?
Video: Super Bowl WiFi Coaches, Leaky Apps & Binge Watching
Commentary  |  1/30/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds checks out WiFi troubleshooters at the Super Bowl, a leaky NFL app, and whether binge watching is a sign of depression.
BYOD Means Bring Your Own Dollars
Commentary  |  1/28/2015
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is saving your company a ton of money...by taking it out of your own wallet.
Games To Play During The Blizzard
Commentary  |  1/26/2015
Games to play when you're snowbound, bored, or just looking for fun.
Drones, Phones & More: What Tech Will Last A Century?
Slideshows  |  1/26/2015
The first transcontinental phone call was made 100 years ago this week. What technology including the phone will make it another 100 years?
Cartoon: Chief Data Tyrant
Commentary  |  1/26/2015
The purchase order to "Thrones 'R Us" should have been a clue.
First Transcontinental Phone Call: A 100-Year Celebration
Slideshows  |  1/25/2015
The first transcontinental phone call occurred on Jan. 25, 1915. We're celebrating with a walk down telephone memory lane.
Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
News  |  1/24/2015
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
Video Games of 2015: 10 Hot Releases To Watch
Slideshows  |  1/23/2015
What are the 10 best non-sequel games coming out in 2015? For the gamers out there, here's a list of some of the author's favorites.
Geekend: HoloLens Makes Microsoft Cool
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
In the HoloLens, Microsoft might at last have its version of the iPod, a cool product that turns the company's image around.
Ford Mobility Plan Searches For Growth Beyond Cars
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
NFL Cheating Scandal: 4 Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  1/21/2015
What can CIOs learn from Deflategate, a cheating scandal involving the New England Patriots?
Millennials In IT: How To Talk To Old People
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015
There are certain phrases that are like passwords to the heart of your IT managers. And, no, I'm not talking about, "I bought you a fresh box of adult diapers."
Password Fail: Are Your Workers Using 123456?
News  |  1/20/2015
The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
IT Stress: Management, Empathy, And The Kindness Of Strangers
Commentary  |  1/19/2015
Stress makes us more likely to forget how the other guy feels, which is not good for the modern IT department.
The Trouble With Dashboards
Commentary  |  1/17/2015
Gleaming executive dashboards are often based on no data whatsoever, and they tell us nothing useful.
Geekend: Elon Musk's Hyperloop Pod Racing
Commentary  |  1/16/2015
He doesn't know it yet, but Elon Musk is about to launch a 700 mph racing league.
Verizon Wireless Customers Face 'Zombie Cookies'
News  |  1/15/2015
Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
Facebook For Work App: Dislike
Commentary  |  1/15/2015
Facebook for Work might be a success, but I'm changing my status to "no way."
Google Project Ara: 8 Dev Conference Images
Slideshows  |  1/14/2015
Do people want modular smartphones that let them swap out components as they break or become boring? Google's Project Ara is banking on it.
Burned Out Workers Are Dangerous
Commentary  |  1/14/2015
Employees suffering from job burnout are more likely to give in to impulse, and that can be hazardous to your company.
We Literally Canít Live Without Our iPhones
Commentary  |  1/13/2015
We have uploaded part of our minds and selves into our phones.
Rebuilding Trust In Your Organization
Commentary  |  1/12/2015
Can management rebuild trust in an organization when it has been lost?
CES 2015: 11 Peeks Into The Future
Slideshows  |  1/10/2015
Motorized skates, 3D-printed food, e-socks: The future, whether we need it or not, is here.
Geekend: Predicting Your Future By Scanning Your Brain
Commentary  |  1/9/2015
Is your entire future locked up in a few brain scans?
CES 2015: Wearable Tech Is Business At The Flick Of A Wrist
Commentary  |  1/9/2015
What do the wearable devices on display at CES 2015 have in common with enterprise business intelligence? Turns out, quite a bit.
Video: CES Excess, SDN Startups & Sloppy Hackers
Commentary  |  1/9/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds highlights wild gadgets from CES, profiles young SDN companies, and more.
Intel's $300 Million Diversity Plan Looks Impossible
Commentary  |  1/7/2015
Intel's goal of having a culturally representative workforce in place by 2020 is laudable. But given the challenges that must be overcome, it seems unlikely.
CES 2015 Gadgets: Great Or Silly?
Commentary  |  1/7/2015
Will connected dog collars, WiFi-enabled coffee makers, and similar gadgets enhance your life, or just deplete your bank balance?
Health IT: How Developing Markets Can Trump US
Commentary  |  1/6/2015
With the US market hostile to health IT innovation today, entrepreneurs should look to the developing world for markets and opportunities.
Enterprise Communications Trends In 2015
News  |  1/6/2015
Continuing evolution in mobility, software-based communications, architectural design, data analytics, and the user experience will keep us hopping this year.
The Other Side Of Real Estate Big Data
News  |  1/6/2015
Real estate agents are finding new success by tapping into the power of big data analytics.
Robots Down On The Farm
News  |  1/6/2015
By 2020, robots will handle many more farming tasks. Take a look.
CES 2015: Internet Of Things Not All Shiny
News  |  1/6/2015
As CES 2015 gets underway, the Internet of Things takes center stage. Or should we say the Internet of Monitoring?
Amazon Echo: My First 10 Days
Commentary  |  1/6/2015
Amazon Echo crosses Siri with Sonos to create a "smart" speaker that can summon information as well as music. It's promising, but here's where it falls short.
CES 2015: Big Data A Quiet Star
News  |  1/6/2015
Big data is the underlying big story at CES 2015, as we see a flood of Internet-connected devices loaded with data sensors.
10 Signs You've Hired The Wrong Person
Slideshows  |  1/6/2015
Is the new guy Mr. Negative? Does he shout at the espresso machine? Look for these warning signs before you make the hire.
ThinkUp: How You Really Look On Social Networks
News  |  1/5/2015
How do you look to recruiters and hiring managers based on social activity? This service aims to make you more aware of your Facebook and Twitter activity.
Broadcom's Next-Gen WiFi Chip Plans: CES 2015
News  |  1/5/2015
Broadcom says its new chip increases speed and capacity, especially for home users with multiple devices.
Rethinking the Survivable Branch Office
News  |  1/5/2015
Where once I might have been cookie-cutter in my approach to branch survivability, I now present companies with choices.
CES 2015 Preview: 8 Hot Trends
Slideshows  |  1/3/2015
Tech's annual celebration of gadgets, robots, and connected everything kicks off soon in Vegas. Here's what will grab the spotlight at CES 2015.
Geekend: Pardon Me, Is That A Nose On Your Arm?
Commentary  |  1/3/2015
Do we really need to grow replacement noses on arms and foreheads and other bizarre places? With 3D printing we could just order replacement body parts from Amazon.


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