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posted in November 2015

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Comment: Re: Gadget gifts - Thomas Claburn - 11/27/2015
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.
Google Previews Android Studio 2.0
News  |  11/24/2015
The forthcoming revision of Google's Android IDE includes several features to make app development faster.
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.
Machines Beat Humans At Hiring Best Employees
News  |  11/20/2015
The use of hiring analytics leads to better outcomes for companies, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research study.
Microsoft Open Sources Visual Studio Code Beta
News  |  11/18/2015
At its Connect(); conference, Microsoft offered tools that reach beyond Windows and reaffirmed its commitment to cross-platform development.
Comment: Re: Snooping - Thomas Claburn - 11/18/2015
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.
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.
FCC: No Ban On Open Source Firmware
News  |  11/16/2015
The FCC has issued revised rules to clarify its effort to modernize how it regulates radio-frequency devices.
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.
How Robots, Analytics Can Work Side-By-Side
News  |  11/12/2015
Retailers can now count the products on their shelves with the help of a roving robot from Simbe Robotics. The use-cases for automating such drudgery, and tying the findings to an analytics application, have relevance for IT executives across a range of industries.
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.
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.
Google Open Sources Machine Learning Library TensorFlow
News  |  11/9/2015
With TensorFlow now open sourced by Google, companies and the research community can implement machine learning systems more easily and more efficiently.
Dropbox Enterprise Targets Large Businesses
News  |  11/6/2015
The online storage and sharing service is expanding its pursuit of corporate customers.
Tech Companies Get Poor Marks For Data Privacy
News  |  11/5/2015
An advocacy organization finds gaps in corporate support for freedom of expression and data protection.
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.
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.
Google Picks Top Enterprise Apps For Work
News  |  11/3/2015
Google intends to offer advice to business customers about which third-party apps work best with its cloud-based software suite. See which ones received recommendations.
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.
Android, Chrome May Become Single OS: Rumor Mill
Commentary  |  11/1/2015
Even if Google ends up ditching Chrome OS as a brand, it seems unlikely that marrying into Android will erase its identity or market niche. The appeal of a sandboxed, manageable computing platform will not go away.


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