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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video: Millennial Stereotypes, Bank Hacks & Drone Deliveries
Commentary  |  2/20/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at unfair perceptions of Millennial Generation workers, billion-dollar bank heists, and why we want drones to make deliveries.
Oscar Nominees: IT Lessons From The Movies
Slideshows  |  2/20/2015
The Oscars are Sunday. See how some of the best movies of the year help us learn more about IT.
Philly311 Helpline Focuses On Social Interactions
Commentary  |  2/20/2015
System integrator Unisys used the Salesforce Community Cloud to allow new options for citizens to contact and interact with the City of Philadelphia.
BelfieStick & 7 Other Silly Smartphone Accessories
Slideshows  |  2/19/2015
From the BelfieStick to a speaker that looks like a 1980s-era cassette tape, InformationWeek looks at the truly silly in smartphone accessories. Dumb? Yes, but we love them anyway.
IBM: Stereotypes Of Millennials Are Wrong
News  |  2/19/2015
When it comes to career goals, collaboration, and leadership styles, Millennials have a lot in common with Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, according to new IBM research.
Tesla Battery Looks To Disrupt Home, Office Power Consumption
News  |  2/19/2015
Tesla Motors' plans to introduce a battery that can be used for home and office energy storage lends credence to a burgeoning industry that is transforming the way we consume power.
Drone Study Shows Consumers Are Ready
News  |  2/19/2015
Consumers think drones are ready for prime time. But can the devices live up to the hype?
8 Google Projects To Watch in 2015
Slideshows  |  2/18/2015
We're highlighting Google's top 2015 projects -- from the pragmatic to the peculiar. Once you've explored the offerings, tell us which ones are your favorites -- and which ones you think are total duds -- in the comments section below.
IBM’s Watson Inspires A Child’s Toy
News  |  2/18/2015
A talking dinosaur powered by IBM's Watson may be your favorite new toy. Oh, and your kid might like it, too.
IT Career Success Takes Ditching Your Silo Mindset
Commentary  |  2/18/2015
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
Sony Smart Glasses: Not So Smart?
News  |  2/18/2015
Google Glass flopped as a consumer product. Sony's take on smart glasses doesn't look much different.
FAA Rules Should Spur Drone Experiments
Commentary  |  2/17/2015
IT should take the proposed FAA rules as an invitation to get companies exploring how to use drones and similar semi-autonomous gadgets.
15 Hot Skill Sets For IT Pros In 2015
Slideshows  |  2/17/2015
How do your IT skills stack up against the ones with the greatest market demand? Here's what our experts have to say.
8 iOS, Android Apps That Are Strangely Useful
Slideshows  |  2/16/2015
Your iPhone or Android smartphone can predict the weather, but can it tell you the closest flu outbreak or get a wake-up call from around the globe?
Monday Comic: Remote IT
Commentary  |  2/16/2015
I don't think that is what they mean by remote IT.
9 Most Tech-Savvy Presidents
Slideshows  |  2/15/2015
Celebrate President's Day with our votes on the best technological milestones ushered in by our nation's leaders.
Robot Hotels, Love Over Soup, More Neil deGrasse Tyson: Sunday Video Wrap
Commentary  |  2/15/2015
A weekly roundup of fun videos this week including Neil deGrasse Tyson, an all robot hotel, and love of soup.
Video: IT Valentines, Raspberry Pi & Video Game Love
Commentary  |  2/13/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds shares IT valentines, dishes up Raspberry Pi, and hits the high score with 9 video games we love.
Facebook Finally Realizes Its Members Die
Commentary  |  2/13/2015
In this week's Geekend column, author David Wagner asks if Facebook will still "like" you after you're gone.
Google, Mattel Partner On New View-Master VR Toy
News  |  2/13/2015
Mattel's next-generation of its View-Master toy makes use of Google Cardboard.
iPhone Kill Switch: Thefts Drop In NYC, SF
News  |  2/11/2015
Kill switches have helped decrease smartphone thefts in a big way.
5 Workplace 'Time-Wasters': Worth The Time?
Slideshows  |  2/11/2015
Studies show that activities long considered by managers to be time-wasters at work may actually boost your productivity. How many of these are part of your workday?
How To Nurture Millennial Tech Leaders
Commentary  |  2/11/2015
Start with understanding what's different about this generation, and what won't ever change.
10 Hot Cities For IT Pros In 2015
Slideshows  |  2/11/2015
Sure, Silicon Valley is a hotspot for tech workers. But it's far from the only one, according to top tech recruiters. See if your town makes the list.
Tinder For Tech Jobs: 5 Apps Better Than LinkedIn
Slideshows  |  2/10/2015
These five innovative job search apps take advantage of dating-site functionality to help you find your next job while easing the pain of potential rejection.
Data Scientist: STEM Boys Club Open To Women
News  |  2/10/2015
Data scientist Laurie Skelly says STEM is still largely a boy's club, but that's changing.
Apple Music Rumors Hint At Content Creation Plans
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
Apple is denying rumors that it is buying Big Machine, the record label that brings us Taylor Swift. But such a move makes sense if Apple wants its streaming services to succeed.
Apple Watch: 11 Sweet Gadgets To Buy Instead
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015
The Apple Watch is coming soon. Lovely though it may be, there are other nifty devices to consider instead.
Fitbit For Dogs: Readers Respond
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
Is an activity tracker for dogs a sign of an impending IoT tech bubble, a great idea, or both? Readers weighed in with a variety of opinions. What's yours?
7 Crazy Cool Data Centers
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015
Some data centers are built in modern buildings, and some are in old paper mills or Cold War defense bunkers.
Code Schools: Right Path For Professional Programmers?
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
For students and CIOs alike, the question is whether code schools offer a ticket into the high-tech world.
Neil Degrasse Tyson, Robots, Road Rage: Sunday Video Roundup
Commentary  |  2/8/2015
A weekly round up of fun, interesting, and geeky videos, including robots we like and Neil Degrasse Tyson.
Apple, Tesla Tussle Over Talent
News  |  2/6/2015
Tesla Motors looks to Apple for new employees as the cars of the future begin to resemble computers.
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