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Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 2
News  |  12/31/2015
In the second of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the influx of healthcare data and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals. In part one, we explored the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate.
Google Goes With OpenJDK For Android
Commentary  |  12/30/2015
Is Google's move to an open source version of Oracle's Java Development Kit for upcoming Android OS development a way for the company to hedge its bets as its legal battle with Oracle continues to wind through the courts?
Apple Taps LG, Samsung For OLED iPhone Displays, Report Claims
News  |  12/30/2015
A new report indicates Apple will be turning to some of its smartphone rivals -- LG and Samsung -- to finally make the switch to OLED displays for its iPhones.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 1
News  |  12/30/2015
In the first of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate. In the second part, we look at the influx of healthcare data, and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals.
E6B Computer: Celebrating 75 Years Of Flight
Commentary  |  12/30/2015
The E6B flight computer was introduced to the US Army in 1940. Few devices have been around this long, have had cameo appearances in Star Trek, and remain in use today. We think that's worth celebrating.
LinkNYC Starts Delivering WiFi To NYC Pay Phones
Commentary  |  12/29/2015
First announced in 2014, the LinkNYC network, which looks to install WiFi access points in out-of-date NYC pay phones, started rolling out the first of these installations this week. However, some issues of personal information hover below the surface.
Apple, Phablets Drive Holiday Device Sales
News  |  12/29/2015
Apple products and phablets were among the most popular electronic gifts to give this holiday season, according to a new report from Flurry Insights.
Google Glass 2 Sports Foldable Frame, FCC Filing Shows
News  |  12/29/2015
New documents filed with the FCC show an updated design for Google Glass 2, including a folding frame, and other details about the hardware's construction.
CES 2016: 5 Trends To Watch
News  |  12/29/2015
The new year starts with a bang thanks to CES, which gets underway Jan. 5. Here are some trends we expect to see at the show.
Fitbit App Dominates iOS Downloads
News  |  12/29/2015
If downloads of the Fitbit mobile app are any indication, lots of people received a fitness tracker this holiday season. The Fitbit app hit No. 1 in Apple's app store on Dec. 25 and has remained in the top spot ever since.
Comcast Rolls Out DOCSIS 3.1 Network In Philly
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Philadelphia is expected to benefit from Comcast's new DOCSIS 3.1 network, which can theoretically offer Internet upload speeds of 1Gbps.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors Point To Magnesium Alloy Frame
News  |  12/28/2015
The launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 may be coming sooner rather than later, and new rumors suggest iris scanning capabilities and a magnesium alloy frame.
Google In 2016: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Will Google prevail in its legal battles over Android and its search business? Will it thrive under Alphabet? Here are our predictions for Google in 2016.
Tech Fail Forecast: Bursting The Next Bubble
Slideshows  |  12/28/2015
Fifteen years after the dot-com bubble burst, industry pundits are calling out similar signs of froth in the current tech boom. Here are nine tech ideas, products, excesses, and business models that we expect to look back on in 15 years and ask: "What were we thinking?"
Microsoft's 2016: More Windows 10, Hardware Advances, Research Gains
Slideshows  |  12/27/2015
Microsoft's New Year resolutions are expected to include gains in the PC market, new Surface Phone, and advancements in HoloLens, Microsoft Research, cloud and security.
Ushahidi BRCK Brings WiFi To Remote Corners
Commentary  |  12/25/2015
In an effort to bring WiFi connectivity to remote corners of the globe, Ushahidi is offering a new WiFi and router combo device called BRCK. It's designed to connect to the Internet even when power sources are scarce.
Microsoft's 2015 Acquisitions: Mobile, Analytics, Security
News  |  12/24/2015
Microsoft bought a lot of companies during 2015. What were they, and what did they bring to the tech giant?
8 iPhone Apps To Make Your Holiday Memories Shine
Slideshows  |  12/24/2015
InformationWeek picks eight different iPhone apps to help you take pictures and create stellar holiday memories. The best part is that most are free.
Google Plans AI-Based Messaging App, Report Says
Commentary  |  12/23/2015
Google is developing a smarter messaging app based on its artificial intelligence and chatbot tech, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Hottest Smartphones of 2015: Our Top 5 Picks
Commentary  |  12/23/2015
From the Samsung Galaxy S6 to the iPhone 6s, here are our picks for the best smartphones of 2015.
Google Wants To Eliminate Password Login
News  |  12/22/2015
Google has begun testing a password-free login method that enables users to log in using their smartphones.
Apple Blasts UK 'Snooping' Bill
Commentary  |  12/22/2015
In keeping with Tim Cook's professed desire to keep customer information private, Apple objected to a new UK bill that would expand the government's ability to snoop into citizens' messages and Internet use.
Apple Reportedly Prepping High-Res Audio For iPhones, iPads
Commentary  |  12/22/2015
Apple may bring higher-quality music streaming to iPhone and iPad owners next year, according to reports. But details are still scant.
9 iPhone Apps To Help You Survive The Holidays
Slideshows  |  12/22/2015
Are you stretched too thin from juggling so many holiday plans and responsibilities that you need some help? There's an app for that. Here's our list of free or cheap apps from Apple's App Store to help you survive the holidays.
Microsoft Buys Talko Messaging App From Ray Ozzie
News  |  12/21/2015
Microsoft will acquire messaging startup Talko from its former exec Ray Ozzie, but he won't be rejoining the company.
Priv Sales Help Boost BlackBerry's Sagging Fortunes
News  |  12/21/2015
BlackBerry's latest financial report reflected a smaller quarterly loss and first revenue gain in over two years.
Apple, Facebook And Google Are Top Apps Of 2015
Commentary  |  12/21/2015
Three Silicon Valley tech giants, Apple, Facebook, and Google, account for the lion's share of app usage on smartphones and tablets in the US, according to Nielsen.
Apple To Pay Ericsson iPhone, iPad Royalties
Commentary  |  12/21/2015
Ericsson and Apple called a truce to their ongoing patent-infringement claims and signed a global cross-licensing agreement that has Apple paying royalties on wireless devices.
Apple's Tim Cook Defends Encryption, Labor Practices In China
News  |  12/21/2015
Charlie Rose sat down with Tim Cook and other major players on the team at Apple for an in-depth look at the inner workings of the company during an interview on CBS's 60 Minutes.
10 Hot Tech Toys For The Holidays
Slideshows  |  12/21/2015
Scrambling to get last-minute gifts for the kids on your list? The Toy Industry Association recently announced its list of finalists for its upcoming 2016 Toy of the Year Awards. The categories E-Connected Toy of the Year and Innovative Toy of the Year are two worth watching when filling out your list.
Best Mobile Tech Of 2015: Our Top 10 List
Slideshows  |  12/20/2015
The last 12 months haven't produced radical change in the mobile tech space, but the needle has definitely moved forward. Here's a look at InformationWeek's Top 10 list of the best mobile tech of 2015.
Apple's Tim Cook Staunchly Defends Corporate Tax Payments
News  |  12/20/2015
In an interview with 60 Minutes, Apple CEO Tim Cooks defends how the company pays its corporate taxes and calls criticism of the tech firm "political crap." There's also a behind-the-scenes look with Jony Ive.
Microsoft Delays Windows 10 Mobile For Older Smartphones
Commentary  |  12/19/2015
Microsoft will not deliver Windows 10 Mobile to older smartphones this month as promised.
Apple, Samsung Bring Mobile Payment Face-Off To China
News  |  12/19/2015
Apple and Samsung have struck separate deals with China's UnionPay bank to bring their mobile payment services to the Chinese market in 2016.
Windows 10 Build Released, HoloLens Showcase: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  12/19/2015
This week brought the first Redstone build for Windows 10, Office app updates for Android, and a HoloLens developer experience at the Microsoft NYC store.
Apple Names Jeff Williams COO In Executive Shakeup
News  |  12/18/2015
Jeff Williams, often known as "Tim Cook's Tim Cook" at Apple, will take the position of COO. The appointment was one of number of executive changes announced by the company this week.
7 Tech Gifts For Pet Lovers
Slideshows  |  12/18/2015
Because fur and circuits belong together.
Smartwatch Shipments Primed To Explode, IDC Predicts
Commentary  |  12/17/2015
IDC expects consumers to adopt smartwatches in record numbers over the next year, with the Apple Watch leading the way.
IBM, Apple Deliver 100-Plus Enterprise iOS Apps
Commentary  |  12/16/2015
IBM announces that its partnership with Apple has yielded more than 100 IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps.
Google's Project Fi Now Supports Tablets
Commentary  |  12/16/2015
Tablet owners can now add their iPad, Nexus, or Galaxy tablet to Google's Project Fi wireless service for 4G LTE Web surfing.
Ford Will Start Testing Its Self-Driving Car In 2016
News  |  12/16/2015
Following an announcement about its $4.5 billion investment in electric vehicles, Ford is also moving forward with self-driving car tests. Its driverless Fusion vehicle will start cruising California streets in 2016.
7 Tech Causes Worth Supporting
Slideshows  |  12/16/2015
It's better to give than receive, particularly when your gift supports a worthy cause. Here's a look at seven tech-focused charities and nonprofits that fit the bill.
Google Updates Maps, Inbox And Wallet With Cool Features
Commentary  |  12/15/2015
Google has added a number of new features to its mobile apps for Android and iOS devices.
Apple's Secret Taiwan Facility Focuses On Next-Gen Displays
News  |  12/15/2015
Apple has been working on next-generation display technology in a nondescript office park outside Taipei, according to Bloomberg. The focus is on screens for new versions of the iPhone and iPad.
Samsung's Galaxy S7 Will Mimic iPhone's 3D Touch
Commentary  |  12/14/2015
Samsung's next-generation flagship, expected in March, will feature a pressure-sensitive screen similar to that of the Apple iPhone 6s, according to The Wall Street Journal.
How Cloud, APIs Are Transforming Outsourcing
News  |  12/14/2015
As traditional software outsourcing evolves, cloud service management brings new challenges for organizations.
8 Hot Wearable Devices To Get You Healthy In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/14/2015
Now that the Thanksgiving food coma has faded, the winter holidays, along with the associated parties and feasts, are upon us. That makes the task of staying fit and healthy a bit daunting. But there is some high-tech help available. Here are eight wearables designed to help you jump-start your New Year's resolution.
Microsoft, NASA Send HoloLens Into Space
News  |  12/12/2015
Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko, two astronauts working on the International Space Station, explain how they use Microsoft's HoloLens in space.
Cortana For iOS and Android, Windows 10 Mobile Moves: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  12/12/2015
This week's Microsoft news cycle shined a spotlight on Windows 10, Microsoft Band 2, and a new Linux certification.
Google's Cloud SQL Update Promises More Flexibility, Faster Speed
News  |  12/11/2015
Google says that the latest version of its Cloud SQL is more than seven times faster, and can scale better, than the previous generation.
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