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Samsung Takes Smartphone Lead From Apple
Commentary  |  6/30/2015
Samsung has regained the US smartphone crown thanks to strong enough sales of the Galaxy S6. However, iPhone 6 sales are still strong.
IBM Makes Lake George World's Smartest Lake
News  |  6/30/2015
Over 60 researchers, including ones from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic, are turning Lake George into a sea of sensors.
IoT Makes Motorcycles, Helmets Safer, Smarter
Commentary  |  6/30/2015
Most of the IoT discussion has focused on connected cars, but motorcycles and other vehicles are getting into the market with surprising results.
10 Essential Google Apps For iPhone Users
Slideshows  |  6/30/2015
Just because you're an Apple aficionado doesn't mean you can't load up your iPhone with Google apps. Here are 10 of the best.
Google's Android Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court
News  |  6/29/2015
Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google over Android now returns to a lower court.
Comic: That's The Way The Ball Bounces Sometimes
Commentary  |  6/29/2015
Some disasters, you just can't plan for.
Google Wants You To Be Healthy
News  |  6/29/2015
An assortment of cloud-based data-collecting and data-analysis tools aimed at health practitioners, researchers, and individuals offers ideas for any enterprise looking to maximize cloud computing.
Amazon Echo: 10 Things We Want Alexa To Do
Commentary  |  6/28/2015
Amazon is opening up Echo's Alexa to developers so it can add capabilities. Here's what we'd like to see it do.
11 PCs Ideal For Windows 10 Upgrades
Slideshows  |  6/28/2015
With Microsoft's big Windows 10 launch just over a month away, let's take a look at some recently released PCs that would be ripe for an OS upgrade.
iPhone 6s: Don't Expect Big Changes
Commentary  |  6/28/2015
The next iPhone, likely to be called the iPhone 6s, will look like the iPhone 6, but should have one unique feature to boost its appeal.
Used Chevy Volt Batteries Power Data Center
News  |  6/27/2015
Now that they can power everything from cars to data centers, Chevy Volt batteries show they do more than your average Energizer.
How To Keep Your Job From Ruining Your Vacation
Slideshows  |  6/26/2015
Here's what you can do before, during, and after your vacation to make it restful and help you disconnect.
Amazon Wants Developers Creating Alexa Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2015
Amazon is looking to expand its Alexa personal assistant beyond Echo by appealing to developers and leveraging AWS.
Why Silos Can Be Good For Enterprises
Commentary  |  6/26/2015
Flat organizations can get too flat. Build your teams the right way for success.
Samsung’s Transparent Trucks: Clearly A New Reality
Commentary  |  6/26/2015
Passing a truck, especially on a two-lane highway, can be dangerous. Samsung has a smart solution, but will we adjust?
Apple's Ban On Civil War Games Doesn't Compute
News  |  6/25/2015
Apple is removing war games that feature the Confederate flag from its App Store. How does erasing digital media that contain images of a contextually relevant historical object improve social justice?
Wozniack: Innovate For Fun, Not Money
News  |  6/25/2015
Steve Wozniack, inventor of the Apple I and a tech icon, spoke about what drives him to innovate, and it's not money.
Google Street View Gives Vertical View Of El Capitan
News  |  6/25/2015
If you're in for a hair-raising slice of vertigo, check out Google's Street View climb of El Capitan in Yosemite. It's not for the faint of heart.
Art Plus Technology Keeps Kids Out Of Prison
Commentary  |  6/25/2015
When artists and courts come together to keep kids out of prison, data privacy is a key concern. The Young New Yorkers group uses Wall Street tools to solve the problem.
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/24/2015
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
9 Ways Technology Is Slowly Killing Us All
Slideshows  |  6/24/2015
The cost of technology addiction goes beyond pricey gadgets. Connectivity also affects vision, memory loss, weight gain and self-esteem.
Lenovo Ideacentre Stick: The $129 PC In Your Hand
News  |  6/24/2015
Lenovo's pocket-size $129 Ideacentre Stick 300 joins a growing field of computer-on-a-stick offerings from rivals like Google and Intel.
Self-Driving Cars Ripe For Global Platform War
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Two distinct views of self-driving cars will be difficult to reconcile.
NBA CIO Focuses On Analytics, Data And Fans
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
The NBA is one of the most tech-savvy sports leagues. A lot of that has to do with CIO Michael Gliedman, who oversees the process of turning reams of data into a fan-friendly stats website.
Women In Tech: Facing Roadblocks, Finding Solutions
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Female tech execs discuss the obstacles facing women in technology and what they're doing to bridge the gender gap.
Can Data Teach Us Empathy?
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Walking a mile in your customers' shoes is the first step toward designing great products. Can data help us get there?
Gmail Undo Send Plus 3 More Improvements We Need
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
The "Undo Send" feature in Gmail graduated from beta status on June 23. That's nice, but here are three features that business users really need from Google's email service.
iOS 9, Android M Place New Focus On Security, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/24/2015
Google and Apple have publicly challenged calls from law enforcement agencies to weaken encryption on consumer devices. In turn, iOS 9 and Android M will sport a string of new security and privacy features for users.
Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power
Slideshows  |  6/24/2015
Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
News  |  6/23/2015
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Available For Preorder
News  |  6/23/2015
Pebble, the Kickstarter success story, continues its upward climb through the wearables market thanks to a deal with Best Buy, which has exclusive preorder rights for its Time smartwatch.
CFO Data Needs: How IT Stacks Up
Commentary  |  6/23/2015
If you think about how the data is going to be presented and used by the CFO's group, the technological decisions to ensure data accuracy and determine types of data you present actually become easier.
Amazon Applies Machine Learning To Improve Reviews
News  |  6/23/2015
Amazon.com has for several years capitalized on machine learning for its recommendations that come with customer purchases on the retail site. Now, it's extending those efforts to product reviews and star ratings to enhance customer experiences.
Why Humans Don't Trust Robots, AI
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
AI and robots are entering the workplace, but humans don't trust them. Here's why, and what we can do to make them more trustworthy.
Apple May Remove Lines, Clean Up iPhone Design
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
Apple has patented a way to make the plastic lines on the back of the iPhone disappear for good.
Google Neural Networks Make Captivating, Surreal Art
News  |  6/22/2015
Google is training neural networks -- think AI with an imagination -- to render images based on information engineers provide, and the results are fascinating.
Comic: CIO Stress Relief
Commentary  |  6/22/2015
CIO tenures are short. Do whatever you can to make it through the day.
10 iPhone, Android Apps To Keep You Healthy
Slideshows  |  6/22/2015
Wellness is about more than eating salad and hitting the gym once a month. These 10 iPhone and Android apps will keep your health on track.
Apple Watch 2: 8 Features We Really Want
Commentary  |  6/21/2015
Apple Watch is barely here, and yet the rumor mill is churning in full force about Watch 2. Here are some of our own ideas on what we'd like to see Apple do next.
Apple Watch Sales Hit 2.8M As Straps Drive Profits
Commentary  |  6/20/2015
Estimates suggest a strong debut for the Apple Watch. Reports about the second-generation smartwatch point to a FaceTime camera.
E3 2015: Our Top Video Game Picks
Slideshows  |  6/19/2015
From the most beautiful to the most weird, we give you the lowdown on the hottest games from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. C'mon, you know you wanna play.
Sennheiser MB Pro 2: Serious Headset For Mobile IT Pros
Slideshows  |  6/19/2015
The Sennheiser MB Pro 2 isn't fashion forward, but if you need to make sure your voice calls are clear and high-quality, it's something to consider.
4 IoT Skills IT Pros Need
Commentary  |  6/19/2015
If enterprises adopt IoT guidelines put forth in a recent study from Accenture and Fjord, it could fundamentally change the way you go about your job as an IT pro.
Intel Buys Recon, Maker Of Smart Glasses
News  |  6/18/2015
Chip maker Intel is plunking down $175 million to buy Recon Instruments, a maker of smart glasses for sports teams and athletes.
IT Pros: What's In Your Bag?
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
We'd love to see what you carry with you to get your job done -- and have you join the conversation about what works and what doesn't for mobile IT pros.
EFF Data Privacy Report Praises Apple, Slams AT&T
News  |  6/18/2015
In the Electronic Frontier Foundation's fifth annual report, Apple gets high marks for protecting privacy, while WhatsApp and AT&T land at the bottom.
Women In IT: Is There An Exodus In Progress?
News  |  6/18/2015
Studies show efforts by governments, non-profits, and enterprises are still not drawing women to IT. In fact, the number of women in the field looks to be dwindling.
E3: 8 Hot Video Game Trends
Slideshows  |  6/18/2015
E3 is where all the action is when it comes to video games. Here are the biggest trends coming out of the Expo.
Uber Ruling Could Cripple Sharing Economy
News  |  6/17/2015
A foolish decision by the California Labor Commission represents a startling change in the way we view the sharing economy.
10 Online Cloud Computing Courses To Get Ahead
Slideshows  |  6/17/2015
Cloud is the talk of the IT industry. Check out these online courses to give you the knowledge you need to take advantage of the trend.
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