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Meet Misfit's $50 Fitness Tracker
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Misfit Wearables unveils $50 Flash, setting a new low price for fitness trackers.
Microsoft Brings OneNote To Wearables
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Microsoft releases OneNote for Android Wear, gets OneNote ready for iOS 8, and introduces a major Office Lens update for Windows Phone.
Health IT Early Mover Advantage Examined
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Early technology adopters have higher growth rates than healthcare organizations that hold back on health IT, says Harvard Business Review/Verizon study.
Open Source Fix For US Voting System ?
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Open source programmers and maverick election officials want to improve the way we vote, register to vote, and count the votes. Wish them luck.
Facebook App Privacy Revamp: Check Your Settings
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Facebook's redesigned App Settings page makes it easier to control apps and the information they can access. Here's what you need to know.
iPhone 6 NFC Radio: Limited Functionality
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Don't expect to use the iPhone 6's new NFC powers for anything other than Apple Pay.
The Security Skills Shortage No One Talks About
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Lack of soft skills in information security is an even bigger problem than the shortage of technical expertise.
IBM Watson Data Analysis Service Revealed
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
IBM Watson Analytics cloud service aims to simplify data-driven decision making. Can cognitive computing get around decades-old complications?
Windows Threshold Coming Soon: 9 Predictions
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Microsoft will likely announce a preview of Windows Threshold on September 30. Here's what to expect.
WaveMaker PaaS Bets On Docker
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
WaveMaker Enterprise platform now offers Docker deployment option, along with Studio rapid app development toolkit.
Apple Watch And The Dark Side Of Wearables
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Apple Watch and iPhone 6 provide two more powerful platforms to do things like record our voices with little disclosure. Customers deserve better.
Docker Gets $40 Million: Full Steam Ahead
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Docker will use its third round of funding to double staff, including engineers and a direct sales force pointed at enterprise buyers. The company's enterprise data center momentum keeps growing.
HIPAA Violations: Don't Be A Headline
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
No HIPAA violation case has ever gone to court, for interesting reasons. Here's advice on avoiding violations in the first place.
MapR Ships Drill For SQL Analysis Of Big Data
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
MapR says Apache Drill SQL-on-Hadoop option supports flexible data exploration, more extensive SQL support than Cloudera Impala.
Apple Lets Users Reject U2
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Apple iTunes users who don't want U2's free album, "Songs of Innocence," can now be rid of it.
How Electronic Health Records Can Improve Outcomes
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
EHRs must do much more than simply replace paper charts. By enhancing them with personal health record features, we can create a new tool that deepens patient engagement.
Beware Cloud Companies Bearing Self-Service Plans
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
There's such a thing as too much convenience. Cloud service providers should take a lesson from the banking industry.
Text-To-Speech Apps Aid Students With Dyslexia
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Voxdox, a text-to-speech app, aims to help children and adults with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or alexia.
9 Signs Your Boss Hates You
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Worried the boss has a target on your back? Here are some contempt warning signals -- and what you can do about it.
Personalized Medicine Rests On Cloud At H.D. Smith
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
As-a-service infrastructure, apps enable healthcare distributor to focus more on core business innovations, says H.D. Smith CIO David Guzman.
Simplify HIPAA, Devs Tell DC
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
App developer association ACT teams with AirStrip and other mobile app companies to ask for simpler, updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules governing app development.
LinkedIn Tips: 5 Ways To Manage Endorsements
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
LinkedIn Endorsements and Recommendations have changed very little, until now. Here's a look at the updates, plus new ways to optimize them.
Microsoft CRM Releases Give Sales, Marketing Veto Power
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Microsoft says coming Dynamics CRM and Marketing apps will let salespeople influence marketing and vice versa. Catching up with Salesforce.com?
Jack the Ripper Caught: 8 Mysteries Tech Should Solve
Slideshows  |  9/16/2014  | 
If technology can help us go back in time and solve cold cases, what other mysteries could it solve? Here are a few suggestions.
Microsoft's Minecraft Buy: 6 Interesting Facts
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Microsoft acquisition of game developer Mojang is turning heads. Here's some context.
Facebook Announces WebScaleSQL Upgrade For MySQL
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Partners Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter tweak WebScaleSQL branch of MySQL to fix bugs, improve speed, and run "at scale."
Google Android One: India Play
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Initiative to make Android matter in emerging markets brings its first low-cost phones to India.
We're Not All Nerds Now
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
Nerd culture is about exploring systems and pushing boundaries, not just being a gadget enthusiast. If you want to be a nerd, you have to do the work.
How To Hire Developers Fast And Build Things
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
To have the best team of developers you must have a distributed team of developers.
Salesforce.com CEO Leaks Analytics Cloud Plan
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff tweets confidential Dreamforce agenda that reveals plans for a new cloud. Innocent mistake or Dyre distraction?
Apple Sells 4M iPhones In 24 Hours
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Apple said preorders for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shattered previous records.
What HP Gains In Eucalyptus Cloud Deal
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
HP signs letter of intent to buy Eucalyptus, names CEO Marten Mickos head of its cloud unit. More open-source company acquisitions expected as HP builds out cloud offerings, analyst says.
Employee Fatigue: Hurting Your Business Ethics?
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
If you really want an ethical company, encourage your employees to adopt good sleep habits and give more work breaks.
Cartoon: Apple Watch In The Wild
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Our cartoonist takes on Apple's hot new smartwatch. Will it make you more fit?
Mining WiFi Data: Retail Privacy Pitfalls
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
WiFi data mining starts with anonymous tracking, but it can lead to personal details in social profiles. Interop New York session explores opportunities and limits for retailers.
EMP, Debunked: The Jolt That Could Fry The Cloud
Slideshows  |  9/15/2014  | 
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from the sun or a high-altitude nuclear blast could change life as we know it, but how worried should you really be? Here's a primer.
SaaS As Innovation Driver?
Infographics  |  9/15/2014  | 
Software as a service is the clear No. 1 way enterprises consume cloud. InformationWeek's SaaS Innovation Survey reveals three tips to get the most from SaaS: Make it a popularity contest. Have an escape plan. And remember that identity is the new perimeter.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard Truths
Infographics  |  9/15/2014  | 
They say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.
Windows Threshold Videos Leak
News  |  9/13/2014  | 
Videos offer a peek at Microsoft's Windows Threshold in action, including Start menu features that could appease keyboard-and-mouse fans who hate Windows 8.
3 Facebook News Feed Changes, Explained
News  |  9/13/2014  | 
This week Facebook launched a privacy tool, more ad options, and two updates to video. Here's a closer look at what's new.
Google Tempts Startups With $100,000 Cloud Credit
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Google offers startups $100,000 in Google Cloud Platform credit for one year in effort to gain edge over Amazon Web Services.
Dyre Straits: Why This Cloud Attack's Different
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Dyre is a new breed of Trojan, attacking cloud apps and using the cloud as a delivery vehicle.
3 Ways To Improve Employee Health, Reduce Costs
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Chances are 10% of your employees are generating 70% of your company's healthcare costs. Analytics and partnerships can improve their health and reduce your expenses.
Former Red Hat CTO Joins Google
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Brian Stevens abruptly leaves Red Hat, shows up at the Googleplex as VP of product management for its cloud platforms unit.
iPhone Demand Takes Down Apple Web Store
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Early buyers in the US met frustration as Apple's website strained under the heavy load and iPhone 6 Plus sold out.
EMC: VMware Not For Sale
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Contrary to a New York Post report and an investor's pressure, EMC says it's not considering selling off its VMware virtualization subsidiary.
Chromebooks Now Can Run Android Apps
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Only four Android apps now run on Chrome OS, but Google insists there will be more.
Geekend: Gaming For Cancer With Will Ferrell
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Want to play video games with Will Ferrell while helping young cancer patients get access to therapeutic video games? Join the SuperMegaBlastMax Gamer Challenge.
Tableau Demos Standalone Mobile App
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Project Elastic for tablets lets users interact with downloaded data via swiping and two-finger zooming.
Windows Threshold Leak Shows Revamped Desktop
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Latest Threshold leak seems to confirm Microsoft is returning its operating system to a Windows 7 vibe, with second-fiddle status for Modern apps.
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