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USB Hardware Easily Subverted, Researchers Claim
News  |  7/31/2014
Security researchers say they can reprogram USB controller chips to hijack USB devices and connected computers.
Microsoft's Device Strategy: 3 Unanswered Questions
News  |  7/31/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's scaled-down device strategy creates new questions about unreleased and rumored devices.
Samsung, Sony, HTC: Smartphone Struggles
News  |  7/31/2014
All three companies saw smartphone sales decline, thanks to fierce competition and a changing market.
Facebook App Brings Free Internet To Zambia
News  |  7/31/2014
Facebook's Internet.org app will give users in Zambia free access to weather and health information, jobs, Google Search, and more.
Tesla Cars: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014
Tesla Motors' electric vehicles pack plenty of technology breakthroughs. Explore the most innovative features found in these computers on wheels.
Self-Driving Cars: 10 More Realistic Names
Commentary  |  7/31/2014
The UK wants to ready its roads for self-driving cars. But "self-driving car" overstates what these machines can do -- and omits possible dangers.
Social Media & The USFWS: InformationWeek Radio
News  |  7/31/2014
Listen in on our chat with US Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe as he describes how his agency has harnessed Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to keep national wildlife refuge visitors informed.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts
News  |  7/30/2014
Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends
Slideshows  |  7/30/2014
Can your car wake you up if you get sleepy behind the wheel? Or recommend a good Mexican restaurant? These nine technologies will soon change the way we think about cars.
Google Hangouts Dresses Up For Business
News  |  7/30/2014
Google is making Hangouts part of Google Apps for Business to enhance the appeal of its cloud communications platform.
LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles
News  |  7/30/2014
LinkedIn's new profile gives you more context about your connections and simplifies on-the-go editing.
Apple Refreshes MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices
News  |  7/29/2014
Apple upgrades MacBook Pros with faster processors and, for some models, lower prices and more RAM.
Microsoft Enhances OneNote for Mac, iOS
News  |  7/29/2014
Microsoft continues its recent cross-platform emphasis with improved OneNote apps for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
Rise Of The Robots: Up From The Factory Floor
Commentary  |  7/29/2014
Join San Diego State University professor Robert Judge and InformationWeek editor-at-large Thomas Claburn for a live discussion of the increasing interest in robots and automation.
Facebook Forces Messenger For Mobile Chat
News  |  7/29/2014
Facebook will drop the chat feature from its main app and require users to download Messenger. You will have one week to make the switch.
Fitbit Debuts Windows Phone App
News  |  7/29/2014
Popular fitness device is one of the first wearables to offer a dedicated app for Windows Phone.
Hilton Turns Smartphones Into Room Keys
News  |  7/29/2014
Hilton hotel chain plans to let smartphones unlock guest rooms starting next year.
5 Inexpensive Smartphones: No Perfect Choice
Slideshows  |  7/29/2014
As manufacturers realize that real growth potential is in the developing world, the race is on to build the best inexpensive smartphone. Phone makers are getting closer but haven't perfected the formula yet.
Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store
News  |  7/28/2014
Amazon, the world's largest online commerce store, offers mass customization.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update Details Leak
News  |  7/28/2014
Windows Phone 8.1 is still rolling out, but a new update is already on the way, with support for Start screen folders and even bigger phablets.
Samsung's Tizen Smartphone: Dead On Arrival?
News  |  7/28/2014
Samsung has indefinitely delayed the launch of its Tizen-based smartphone. Time to call it a failure?
Wearable Tech: 5 Healthcare Wins
Slideshows  |  7/28/2014
While most businesses still view wearable computers as little more than toys, healthcare has embraced them. Check out these interesting examples.
FAA Rules On Drones Vs. Model Aircraft Protested
News  |  7/28/2014
Proposed FAA dividing line between model aircraft and drones is too limiting to hobbyists, says the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and Academy of Model Aeronautics.
Amazon's Bruising Week
News  |  7/26/2014
Second quarter financial struggles combined with poor reviews of the Fire Phone leave Amazon playing defense.
Google Moonshot Project: Healthy Bodies
News  |  7/26/2014
Google's Baseline Study aims to model the chemistry of a healthy human body -- and unlock new clues to curing disease.
Fit Fido: 10 Apps To Keep Pets Healthy
Slideshows  |  7/25/2014
Pet owners can now choose from an array of apps and gadgets including doggy Fitbits, meal-tracking and training apps, and scheduling tools to care for critters.
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
Google Maps Engine Gets Workforce Management Tool
News  |  7/24/2014
Google Maps Engine Pro customers now have free access to Maps Coordinate to manage workers and share location information in real time.
Sprint To Push Google Apps For Business
News  |  7/24/2014
In bid to win enterprise customers, Sprint offers Google Apps for Business.
Where The IT Jobs Aren't: Tech
News  |  7/24/2014
IT jobs in the tech sector will stall while non-tech industries will drive IT job growth, impacting job geography and skills, says new report.
Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Debuts
News  |  7/24/2014
Apple's obsession with secrecy gives way to involving customers in the software development process.
Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Commentary  |  7/24/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is "streamlining" Windows into a converged OS, and "right-sizing" its device efforts. But what does this really mean?
Why Facebook’s 'Buy' Button Will Fail
Commentary  |  7/24/2014
Even if Facebook is able to overcome its trust problem, it still faces an even more serious threat: timing.
Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
News  |  7/23/2014
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
Forget 'Things' – It's The Internet Of Business Models
Commentary  |  7/23/2014
With the Internet of Things, sensors and telematics don't mean much if they're not helping disrupt traditional business models.
Facebook Referral Traffic Skyrockets
News  |  7/23/2014
Facebook drove nearly one-quarter of all Web traffic in June while other social networks experienced significant drops, says new report.
Amazon Fire Phone Early Reviews Tepid
Commentary  |  7/23/2014
Early reviews of Amazon's first smartphone won't send consumers rushing to buy. Did Amazon miscalculate on key features?
Watson Tapped By IBM, USAA To Advise Veterans
News  |  7/23/2014
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor will support USAA customers who are leaving the military. Can Watson do better than conventional web and mobile support systems?
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
FDA Mobile Apps Loophole Hazardous For Healthcare
Commentary  |  7/23/2014
The FDA's reluctance to overregulate medical apps opens a pitfall for healthcare organizations that innovate too far ahead of the curve.
Apple Profit Healthy: All Eyes On Fall
News  |  7/23/2014
Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter.
Location Analytics + Maps: 10 Eureka Moments
Slideshows  |  7/23/2014
Multiple data sources combined with geographic information (GIS) technology can provide a new level of business insight. Ask smart questions and see where the data takes you.
Apple 'iTime' Patent Describes Modular Wearable
News  |  7/22/2014
"Electronic wristband" might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable.
Social Networks Bomb In Customer Satisfaction
News  |  7/22/2014
User satisfaction with social networks remains low despite individual increases by Facebook and LinkedIn this year, according to a new report.
Apple Preps Larger iPhone
News  |  7/22/2014
Apple's order of up to 80 million devices suggests consumers want a larger iPhone, but will it hurt iPad sales?
Facebook, Twitter Push E-Commerce, Like It Or Not
News  |  7/22/2014
Facebook and Twitter test e-commerce waters with a 'Buy' button and a payments infrastructure acquisition -- but are users and businesses ready?
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/22/2014
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
News  |  7/22/2014
Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
Facebook's Save Button Bookmarks Content For Later
News  |  7/21/2014
If you're short on time, a new bookmarking feature on Facebook lets you save links, places, music, and more. Here's what you need to know.
IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
News  |  7/21/2014
IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
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