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Apple Buys VocalIQ To Supercharge Siri
News  |  10/3/2015  | 
The purchase could give Apple the software it needs to take Siri, and potentially its automotive project, to the next level.
T-Mobile, Experian Hack: How You Can Minimizing Your Risk
Commentary  |  10/3/2015  | 
Here are a few steps T-Mobile customers can take to protect themselves in the wake of the Experian hack.
Windows 10 Security, Exchange Server 2016: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/3/2015  | 
Microsoft sheds some light on its Windows 10 security policies, releases Exchange Server 2016, and plans its flagship store openings.
Mobile Ad Blockers: Who Will Pay the Price?
Commentary  |  10/3/2015  | 
A report from the New York Times removes doubt that ad blockers make a difference in the mobile experience, but at what cost?
Peeple App: Creepy Yet Potentially Uplifting
Commentary  |  10/2/2015  | 
A new "Yelp for people" app is potentially the biggest disaster on the Internet. It could ruin reputations, cost people their jobs, and destroy relationships. It could become a platform for hatred and cyber-bullying. Or, it could be all smiles and happy dances. You decide.
NASA's New Horizons Reveal Charon's Violent Past
News  |  10/2/2015  | 
The most recent high-resolution images from NASA's New Horizons probe reveal surprising details of Pluto's largest moon, Charon, including massive canyons.
IBM: Nanotube Breakthrough Will Create Low Power, Faster CPUs
News  |  10/2/2015  | 
IBM says it has come up with a method to fuse a metal contact point to a carbon nanotube transistor, overcoming a barrier to nanotube CPUs.
Intel's TAP Big Data Platform Gains Healthcare, Cloud Partners
News  |  10/2/2015  | 
Intel continued with the soft launch of its open source big data application development platform TAP, adding system integrator and cloud service provider partners as well as a handful of healthcare system pilot programs.
Insider Threats, Data Privacy Are Overlooked By Businesses
News  |  10/2/2015  | 
Data security and data breaches are all over the news. However, not all companies are paying as close attention to insider threats and data privacy as they should. A new survey looks at the risks.
Big Data Fails: How to Avoid Them
News  |  10/2/2015  | 
What are the key factors that ensure the success of a big data project, and what are the factors that can contribute to failure? EMC's Global Services Big Data chief shares his perspective, gained from working with customers in the field.
10 Government Innovations Your Business Can Use
Slideshows  |  10/2/2015  | 
Government and innovation are not words we often use in the same sentence. Yet, government scientists and engineers are working hard to develop many cool things. Is your business looking in the right places for products and services? These innovations could offer you a new place to start.
Nest Weave Is Google's Key To Connected Homes
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
With Weave and an online store, Nest Labs aims to build an ecosystem of compatible, connected devices.
LG V10 Smartphone Breaks New Ground
Commentary  |  10/1/2015  | 
LG's V10 handset has two screens, two selfie cameras, and specs to spare. The company also showed a smartwatch that makes phone calls.
El Capitan Hands-On: New Mac OS X Provides Better Security
Commentary  |  10/1/2015  | 
The latest version of the Mac OS X, called El Capitan, looks a lot like the last version with some visual and functionality improvements. However, it's the added security that makes the upgrade worth it.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Released To Public
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
The final public version of Microsoft's Exchange Server 2016, built in the cloud, is now available to on-premises customers.
NASA Discovery Program Eyes Venus, Trojan Asteroids Missions
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
NASA's Discovery program is narrowing down its list of potential missions, including several different trips to Venus, as well as a study of asteroids near Jupiter.
GE CEO: IoT Boosts Safety, Efficiency, Speed
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
GE customers echo CEO Jeffrey Immelt's contention at Minds + Machines conference that Predix industrial analytics cloud is "about no unplanned downtime."
Bad User Experiences: How Analytics Can Improve App Testing
Commentary  |  10/1/2015  | 
Not doing any user experience testing on your enterprise apps? Do it now. Want to make sure your apps are successfully used by your employees? Consider applying usability analytics to your evaluation process. Here's how.
Hortonworks Aims To Make Hadoop Easier To Use
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
With the aim of simplifying Hadoop use, Hortonworks rolled out three new products to coincide with Strata+Hadoop World in New York City.
Google's Android Event: Pixel Tablet, Served With Marshmallow
Slideshows  |  10/1/2015  | 
Android 6.0 Marshmallow arrives next week, bringing Nexus phones, Chromecast devices, and hints of a Pixel tablet. Here's a peek at what was revealed during the company's preview event in San Francisco.
Telecommuting: 3 Myths Busted, 3 Benefits Revealed
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
Telecommuting is growing, but despite a plethora of research there's no clear consensus about whether or not it's successful. A large-scale review of the data reveals what we know and what we misunderstand about the benefits of telecommuting.
Apple, Microsoft, IBM: 7 Big Analytics Buys You Need to Know
Slideshows  |  10/1/2015  | 
Apple, IBM and Microsoft have all made multiple acquisitions of analytics startups in the last year. Here's an overview of who they bought and why it matters to IT.
Google's Nexus 6P, 5X Smartphones Face Uphill Battle
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
The Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, only available online, are best left to enthusiasts who want a pure Google experience.
Linux Foundation: Open Source Code Worth $5B
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
In an effort to place a more definitive financial value on open source code, the Linux Foundation has released a report that estimates the development costs of its Collaborative Projects.
Tesla Model X Electric SUV Sports Falcon Wing Doors
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
After a long period of development, Tesla is finally ready to show the world its latest electric vehicle, the Model X SUV.
Microsoft NYC Flagship Opens Oct. 26
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
Microsoft announces grand opening dates for its first New York City flagship store and first international flagship location in Sydney.
Apple's Tim Cook Dishes On Microsoft, Enterprise Sales
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
In a chat with Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie, Tim Cook discussed Apple's enterprise push and business partnerships.
Microsoft Azure: More Mature Cloud Platform
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
With Azure, Microsoft stakes claim against Amazon and Google, touting its ability to serve as a more muscular cloud partner for the enterprise data center.
ICD-10: The Big Healthcare IT Change You Didn't Expect
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
Updated medical classifications for billing purposes could cause problems for insurers, and may end up jacking up healthcare costs.
Google, NASA Bet On Quantum Computing
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
Organizations such as NASA and Google continue to invest in quantum computing even while questions are asked about whether it exists. Can a company called D-Wave deliver?
Microsoft Alters Financial Reporting Structure
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
Microsoft plans to report financial results in three business segments starting during the first quarter of its financial 2016.
IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
iPhone 6s Plus Hands-On: 10 Best Features
Slideshows  |  9/30/2015  | 
Apple's new iPhone 6s Plus is more than a simple update to last year's phablet. Here's our hands-on look at the smartphone's strongest offerings.
Google Nexus Phones Run Android Marshmallow
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
Android 6.0 will be making an appearance on two new Nexus phones and a Pixel tablet.
IBM Buys Meteorix, Bolsters Cloud Service Offerings
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
With its acquisition of Workday consultant Meteorix, IBM bolsters both its IT services and cloud services portfolios.
NASA Discovers 'Flowing' Water on Mars
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
David Bowie's famous question -- "Is there life on Mars?" -- remains unanswered, but NASA says it has found the key to life flowing across the planet's surface.
Microsoft's Adxstudio Acquisition Targets Dynamics CRM
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
The purchase of Adxstudio aims to improve online self-service tools for Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers.
GE: IoT Makes Power Plants $50M More Valuable
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
GE preps general availability of its Predix analytics platform, says managing utility output with Internet of Things data will increase an electric plant's value by $50 million over its lifespan.
Blue Cross CIO: Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
The Axis big data initiative at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association incorporates more than $350 billion in annual claims, 36 million provider records, and more than 700,000 BCBS patient reviews, all with the goal of helping healthcare consumers make informed decisions. BCBSA CIO Doug Porter takes us through the project.
DeepSQL: Containerized Database With New Performance Levels
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
Deep Information Sciences has put its high-performance version of MySQL in a Docker container for flexibility and mobility.
Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite Is Now Available
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
Azure users now have the option of joining the Internet of Things and collecting and analyzing their machine data with Microsoft's IoT Suite.
SnapLogic Update Adds Spark, Apache Cassandra Connectors
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
Elastic Integration Platform update aims to trim processing overhead in big data systems making greater use of Hadoop.
MapR Drafts JSON To Work With Hadoop
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
Adding JSON to MapR-DB bolsters the trend of moving Hadoop from ETL to real-time analytics. This means vendors are placing their products and services one step ahead of what their enterprise customers.
8 Epic Software Fails: From Volkswagen To IRS
Slideshows  |  9/29/2015  | 
While Volkswagen's recent software scandal raises serious ethical concerns, it's certainly not the only remarkable software failure this year. Here's a rundown of what can happen when good software goes bad. As we head into fourth quarter 2015, we can't help but wonder what's next.
'Netflix And Chill' Button Shows What's Wrong With IoT
Commentary  |  9/28/2015  | 
Netflix's slightly tongue-in-cheek invention shows that the Internet of Things is way too complicated for consumers.
Where Cars Fit In The Future
News  |  9/28/2015  | 
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.
Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Privacy Policies
News  |  9/28/2015  | 
In response to the uproar over privacy concerns, Microsoft executives are clarifying how information is collected and used in Windows 10.
Comic: Playing In The Sandbox
Commentary  |  9/28/2015  | 
Increased use of sandboxes as a security measure may force more users to put on sunscreen at work.
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Offers Enhanced Analytics Tools
News  |  9/28/2015  | 
An expansion of Microsoft's Azure Data Lake will include a new analytics service, and it will be ready for public preview by the end of the year.
Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Universal Internet Access With Caveats
Commentary  |  9/28/2015  | 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to deliver universal Internet access by 2020, but one of the biggest beneficiaries of that is his own social media site.
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