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Content tagged with IT Life posted in November 2015
7 Hottest Skills For IT Freelancers
News  |  11/30/2015
Freelance job posting site Upwork, lists the top 20 most requested freelance skills, 7 of which are IT skills.
After Strong Online Black Friday Sales, Retailers Eye Cyber Monday
News  |  11/29/2015
Following the Black Friday rush, the holiday sales crush continues Nov. 30 with Cyber Monday. Major retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart, along with Amazon, are offering steep discounts.
10 Great Tech Gifts For Under $100
Slideshows  |  11/27/2015
The gift-giving season is upon us once again. But there is no need to break the bank to show the techies in your life that you care.
Raspberry Pi Zero Lists For Just $5
News  |  11/26/2015
If it wasn't impressive enough that Raspberry Pie has fit an entire computer into an area smaller than a credit card, it's offering the PC for just $5.
Best Black Friday Tech Deals
News  |  11/26/2015
Looking for discounted prices on phones, tablets, and other mobile gear and plans on Black Friday? Here's a quick primer.
9 Hot Gadgets To Watch This Black Friday Weekend
Slideshows  |  11/26/2015
It's that time of year again: Black Friday madness right after the turkey dinner. If you're a geek, or have to buy a gift for one, here are nine hot tech gadgets to check out between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
What CIOs Think About Online Holiday Shopping At Work
News  |  11/25/2015
In the next few weeks workers will be tempted to peruse the Internet for killer discounts on four of the busiest online single-day shopping events of the holidays. A recent survey reveals the likelihood of whether your boss will be a Grinch or offer good cheer if you're caught.
8 Technologies We're Thankful For
Slideshows  |  11/25/2015
Thanksgiving is about giving thanks, remember? So, let's express appreciation for the technologies that make our lives better. These are the gadgets, apps, and tools that have earned our eternal gratitude.
Microsoft Employee Diversity Numbers Fail To Impress
News  |  11/24/2015
Microsoft's latest diversity report counts fewer women due to layoffs related to the restructuring of its phone business earlier this year.
Artificial Intelligence: 10 Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2015
Andrew Moore, Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, talks about artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of education.
12 iPhone, Android Apps To Ease Holiday Travel
Slideshows  |  11/24/2015
Wherever you're flying or driving this holiday season, a travel app or two can make the experience less stressful. Here are our top picks.
8 Hot Tech Jobs Getting Big Salary Bumps In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015
Engineering jobs to mobile app developer positions are expected to post some of the largest salary gains in 2016, and some tech-related creative careers are not too far behind. Here's a look at eight of those hot jobs.
Microsoft, Volvo Partner To Sell Cars Using HoloLens
Commentary  |  11/21/2015
Microsoft and Volvo show off their plans to make car buying a more virtual experience using Redmond's augmented reality headset.
Microsoft Black Friday Deals: Xbox, PC, Surface
News  |  11/21/2015
Microsoft kicks off the holiday season by slashing prices on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Surface 3, and PCs from Dell, HP, Asus and Lenovo.
Best And Worst Tech Cities For Drivers
Slideshows  |  11/20/2015
Your commute, whether it's bumper-to-bumper or a breeze, can play a major role in your work-life balance. It can extend or take away hours from time with family and friends. We count down the top tech cities that have the most and least traffic congestion.
Oxford Dictionaries Picks An Emoji As Word Of The Year
News  |  11/19/2015
Oxford Dictionaries couldn't find a word to name as the word of the year. Here's why it's bad news for the English language, and good news for lovers of all things tech.
IBM Watson Trend App: Big Data Meets Holiday Shopping
News  |  11/18/2015
The IBM Watson Trend app aims to use big data to ease your holiday shopping. Available today online and in the Apple App Store, Big Blue's goal is to eventually to develop the app's capabilities to provide trend insights for enterprises as well as consumers.
TechHire Grants Aim To Make More IT Workers
News  |  11/18/2015
The Department of Labor is offering $100 million to organizations that can teach needed tech skills.
Comic: Internet Of Annoying Things
Commentary  |  11/17/2015
By the time the hype dies down, maybe the Internet of Things will be a reality.
Microsoft Uses Minecraft To Teach Kids To Code
Commentary  |  11/17/2015
Microsoft has teamed with Code.org to roll out a Minecraft-themed coding tutorial as part of the annual Hour of Code. The event aims to inspire broader interest in programming and help create the next generation of coders.
FTC Scrutinizes Cross-Device Tracking, Possible Privacy Issues
News  |  11/17/2015
The Federal Trade Commission is examining how marketers are using technology like audio beacons to track people across multiple devices.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
Google Self-Driving Cars: 10 Reasons They Go So Slowly
Commentary  |  11/15/2015
A Google autonomous car was pulled over by police for driving below the speed limit. Why can't they go faster? We explore several theories.
Apple HomeKit Gets First Smoke Detector
Commentary  |  11/14/2015
First Alert rolls out the first smoke/carbon monoxide detector using HomeKit, Apple's smart home platform.
Google's Self-Driving Car Busted For Driving Too Slow
News  |  11/13/2015
How do you ask a self-driving car if it knew how fast it was going? Google's autonomous vehicle and it operators find out the hard way in Mountain View.
Firefox For iPhone, iPad Finally Available
Commentary  |  11/13/2015
Mozilla's pioneering Web browser is now available for iOS devices, but it's a shadow of its desktop self. Mozilla can still influence Web standards and open technology, but its meekness in the mobile world leaves technology users with choices that all look very similar.
CES 2016 Sneak Peek: 9 Cool Gadgets
Slideshows  |  11/13/2015
The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show will be a hotspot for new technologies in robotics, wearables, and the Internet of Things. Here's a snapshot of what to expect at the coming show.
11 iPhone, Android Weather Apps For Rain Or Shine
Slideshows  |  11/12/2015
Need an umbrella? Before you rush out the door, check the forecast with one of these mobile weather apps for iOS or Android.
Google Maps Gets Offline Navigation, Finally
News  |  11/11/2015
At last, app-dependent travelers can get directions even in areas with no network connection. But it's only for Android users, for now.
Comic: Big Data's Big Problem
Commentary  |  11/10/2015
If good data is going in and bad results are coming out, then maybe your algorithms are garbage.
ORWL Aspires To Be A Secure PC
News  |  11/10/2015
The small, tamper-resistant device is the focus of a Kickstarter campaign. Olivier Boireau, CEO of Design SHIFT, makers of the ORWL, said he believes the device will appeal to companies interested in privacy and data security.
Pricey Smartphones: 8 You’ll Never Own
Slideshows  |  11/10/2015
In the tech world, many of the most expensive items available for purchase are workhorse machines that can deliver WiFi long distance or hold insane amounts of data. While these appliances have a certain style to them, they lack the cachet that powers the most personal of tech devices -- the smartphone.
10 Things The New Star Trek Series Needs
Commentary  |  11/8/2015
A new Star Trek series is set to launch, and the highly opinionated fan base will be watching carefully. What is needed to make the series as good as we hope?
Toyota Creates $1 Billion AI, Robotics Institute In US
News  |  11/6/2015
Toyota will invest $1 billion to create an AI and robotics research institute headed by former DARPA project manager and MIT professor Gill Pratt. Its mission will extend beyond self-driving cars.
Google, Tesla, Nissan: 6 Self-Driving Vehicles Cruising Our Way
Slideshows  |  11/6/2015
Traditional car makers, such as Nissan and Daimler, are joining tech giants like Google in the race to create self-driving vehicles. Here's what you need to know.
NASA Launches Search For Astronauts With The Right Stuff
News  |  11/5/2015
If you've ever wanted to be an astronaut, now may be your opportunity. NASA has put out a call for manned explorers to pilot its next missions.
Is Your Company Underpaying You?
Commentary  |  11/5/2015
Most of us think we're underpaid, but are we really? If our own employers armed us with the right information, we'd all be better off.
Google Targets Enterprise IT With Android For Work
News  |  11/4/2015
With an increased number of partners and strengthened security, Android for Work offers businesses new ways to manage and deploy mobile devices.
Smartphone Use Ballooning To 5 Hours A Day, Study Finds
Commentary  |  11/4/2015
Average smartphone use is up to five hours per day, according to one study. What are we sacrificing to use our mobile devices that much?
Google Taps AI For Smart Reply
News  |  11/4/2015
An early prototype of Smart Reply, which uses machine learning to generate email auto-responses, had a tendency to say "I love you." The company's engineers tamed its neural network to make it less fawning and more useful for writing coherent replies to incoming Gmail messages.
Elite 100 2016: Call For Entries
Commentary  |  11/4/2015
Find out how to nominate your company to the InformationWeek Elite 100 2016, and learn all about what you can look forward to if you make the final cut.
Apple TV: Not Quite Ready For Prime Time?
Commentary  |  11/4/2015
Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV went on sale last week, and so far the reviews have been mixed.
VMware Tells BlackBerry Users To 'Let It Go'
Commentary  |  11/3/2015
When one of the top execs of VMware starts singing "Let It Go" everyone pays attention. That is what Sanjay Poonen, VMware VP for end-user computing, did during his presentation at VMWorld Europe 2015 for the few BlackBerry users in the audience.
Siri, Cortana: New Driving Hazards In The Digital Age
News  |  11/3/2015
If you work for an IT leader who expects you to be always-on, even during your drive times, you'll want to see what researchers have discovered about how much hands-free systems diminish your attention span behind the wheel.
Google Doodle Honors Math Genius George Boole
Commentary  |  11/2/2015
The genius mathematician who created Boolean algebra and symbolic logic is regarded as the father of the information age gets a Google Doodle for his 200th birthday.
Skype Creators Launch Robotic Delivery Service
News  |  11/2/2015
Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, cofounders of Skype, have launched a new company, Starship, which aims to reduce the cost of local deliveries of goods by using mostly automated robots. The robots are being tested in the UK. So far, no one has run screaming in abject terror.
Comic: Are CIOs Going Down With The IT Ship?
Commentary  |  11/2/2015
CIOs and children first! Is this generation of CIOs just being asked to go down with the IT ship? Or are its members plotting a new course?
3D Printing Breakthrough Could Change Healthcare
News  |  11/2/2015
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have used a new technique to print soft tissue an off-the-shelf 3D printer, and hope to use the method to make hearts.
Ways To Quit Sitting: 8 Unique Desk Options
Slideshows  |  11/2/2015
Sitting at your desk all day can be boring, unproductive, and hazardous to your health. We have some alternatives that might help you "stand" out at work.


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