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FAA Task Force Recommends Drone Pilot Registration
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
With drones becoming an increasingly common presence above our heads, an FAA task force is recommending a registration process for pilots.
AccuWeather Storms Into Enterprise With Predictive Analytics
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' new D3 analytics business unit is predicting more than just the weather. It's capitalizing on what has become one of the company's fastest-growing businesses, predictive analytics-as-a-service, to help clients make business decisions. AccuWeather's chief commercial officer shared the details.
Paris Terror Attacks Renew Encryption Debate
Commentary  |  11/19/2015  | 
The terror attacks in Paris on November 13 have reignited a long-running debate about whether device makers and app developers should be required to give government agencies a backdoor or to hand over encryption keys.
Nate Silver Predicts 2016 Presidential Race At Salesforce World Tour
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Nate Silver, the world's most famous statistician, offered his perspectives on the news media, political polling, and what will happen in the 2016 US presidential election during a presentation at the Salesforce World Tour in New York today. Here's what he said.
Google's Self-Driving Car Busted For Driving Too Slow
News  |  11/13/2015  | 
How do you ask a self-driving car if it knew how fast it was going? Google's autonomous vehicle and it operators find out the hard way in Mountain View.
Government's Digital Efforts Trail Private Sector's
Commentary  |  11/10/2015  | 
Globally, government leaders surveyed by Deloitte reported that they are behind the private sector when it comes to "going digital." Here's what CIOs and other government IT officials can take away from the report to aid in their own push for digital transformation.
NASA Finds Martian Atmosphere Stripped By Solar Storms
News  |  11/6/2015  | 
NASA is on a roll with another intriguing discovery that the loss of atmosphere on Mars was due to eons of solar storms.
Google, Tesla, Nissan: 6 Self-Driving Vehicles Cruising Our Way
Slideshows  |  11/6/2015  | 
Traditional car makers, such as Nissan and Daimler, are joining tech giants like Google in the race to create self-driving vehicles. Here's what you need to know.
NASA Launches Search For Astronauts With The Right Stuff
News  |  11/5/2015  | 
If you've ever wanted to be an astronaut, now may be your opportunity. NASA has put out a call for manned explorers to pilot its next missions.
FCC Fines Hilton, Others In WiFi-Blocking Crackdown
Commentary  |  11/5/2015  | 
This week, the FCC fined two companies, including the Hilton Hotels chain, for obstructing an investigation into its alleged blocking of personal WiFi hot spots. It's the latest salvo in a battle that needs to be fought.
NASA Captures Halloween Asteroid With Haunting Radar Images
News  |  11/4/2015  | 
NASA once again impresses and terrifies the denizens of planet Earth with unsettling images of the so-called Halloween asteroid spinning through the neighborhood.
NASA's New Horizons Captures Pluto's Kerberos
News  |  10/23/2015  | 
New Horizons is reporting more information about the most far-flung planet in our Solar System as NASA publishes photos of Kerberos, Pluto's smallest moon.
NASA's Apollo Archive: 10 More Breathtaking Images
Slideshows  |  10/23/2015  | 
With more than 8,000 photographs of NASA's various Apollo missions released earlier this month, who could resist looking through the archive a second time?
NASA Paper Reveals Pluto's Striking Diversity, Complexity
News  |  10/16/2015  | 
Detailed information and theories concerning Pluto's birth and evolution are all covered in an in-depth research report NASA published in Science that relies in information provided by the New Horizons probe.
NASA Reveals Changes To Jupiter's Great Red Spot
News  |  10/14/2015  | 
NASA has found that Jupiter is undergoing a radical change in its most prominent feature -- the Great Red Spot -- which is three times the size of our own planet.
Google Files FAA Paperwork Detailing Its Drone Plans
News  |  10/14/2015  | 
Not content with owning the Web, Google is now taking to skies with drones, as recent documents filed with the FAA indicate.
NASA's Apollo Archive: 10 Fascinating Images
Slideshows  |  10/9/2015  | 
NASA enthusiasts now have access to more than 8,000 photos from the space agency's Apollo mission. InformationWeek has selected 10 of our favorites.
Facebook To Beam Free Internet To Sub-Saharan Africa
Commentary  |  10/6/2015  | 
Facebook inks a deal with French satellite company Eutelsat to provide wireless Internet access to Africa.
Apple's Project Titan: 8 Rumors We're Following
Slideshows  |  10/4/2015  | 
Project Titan is either the best-kept or worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley. Whether Apple is or isn't building its own autonomous vehicle is not clear, but here's what we're hearing.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sprint Will Sit Out FCC Spectrum Auction In 2016
News  |  9/28/2015  | 
Sprint will not participate in a new auction for bandwidth in the US. Instead, it's taking T-Mobile head-on with an alluring iPhone 6s deal.
NASA's New Horizon Reveals Pluto's Snakeskin Surface
News  |  9/27/2015  | 
The New Horizons mission to Pluto continues to amaze, as new images reveal a complex system of geography and chemical composition.
Volkswagen's New CEO Brings Software Know-How
News  |  9/26/2015  | 
Taking over from Martin Winterkorn, former Porsche chairman Matthias Müller will try to regain customer trust for Volkswagen in the wake of its emissions cheating scandal. Holding a master's degree in computer science, Müller brings a familiarity with software that may help the automaker emerge from its crisis.
Apple, California DMV Reportedly Meet Over Project Titan
News  |  9/20/2015  | 
Apple executives and representatives from California's DMV recently met to discuss Project Titan, the company's self-driving vehicle project, according to the Guardian.
Apple's Court Win Over Samsung Still Leaves Questions
Commentary  |  9/19/2015  | 
Apple may have won the latest round against Samsung in court, but the implications of the case are still evolving.
NYC Mayor Wants Computer Science Education For All Students
Commentary  |  9/16/2015  | 
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wants computer science education offered to all students within the next 10 years. Finding the right teachers, however, may be difficult.
White House Spending $160M On 'Smart Cities,' IoT
Commentary  |  9/15/2015  | 
A new program from the Obama White House is looking to spend $160 million on so-called Smart Cities to improve communication and quality-of-life through technology and the Internet of Things.
Microsoft General Counsel Named Company-Wide President
News  |  9/15/2015  | 
Brad Smith, Microsoft's first company-wide president since 2002, will also continue to oversee its security policies as chief legal officer.
NASA's New Horizons Transmits New Pluto, Charon Images
Slideshows  |  9/15/2015  | 
NASA's New Horizons is back in the news with the probe sending back dazzlingly new photographs of Pluto, along with images of the dwarf planet's moon Charon.
Google Fiber May Extend To San Diego, Irvine, Louisville
News  |  9/11/2015  | 
The slow but steady rollout of Google Fiber, the company's high-speed Internet project, continues apace with the addition of three new prospect cities.
True Digital Organizations Put People First
Commentary  |  9/3/2015  | 
Digital transformation means significant and sweeping organizational change. It is not something that will be led by IT, it is not something that a chief digital officer can do alone. It requires culture change, and lots of it.
Google Self-Driving Car Prototype Cruises Into Austin
News  |  9/1/2015  | 
Google's self-driving car will join its self-navigating Lexus vehicles in Austin this month.
NASA's New Horizons May Shift Toward Kuiper Belt
News  |  8/29/2015  | 
NASA's New Horizons team is plotting to swing the spacecraft past the exotically named 2014 MU69 in the Kuiper Belt.
Electronic Warrantless Surveillance: What IT Should Know
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
Today, in the name of public safety, federal and local government agencies are piling up advanced technologies to monitor people, with little regard for the basic principles of privacy. Here's what businesses and individuals need to know.
NASA Tells Us Not To Panic Over Asteroids
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
NASA continues its public service of reminding us all not to panic over misleading reports of our impending doom.
Why AT&T's 'Willingness' To Help NSA Is Alarming
News  |  8/17/2015  | 
Snowden documents show AT&T was all too happy to aid the NSA spy on Americans. Are we really that surprised?
Google Fighting New Right To Be Forgotten Proposal
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
A French commission believes delisting from Google search engines should be carried out across all versions of the search engine. Unsurprisingly, Google disagrees.
ICANN Proposal: Internet With Less US Oversight
News  |  8/5/2015  | 
An Internet governance committee is seeking comment on a proposal for managing aspects of the Domain Name System with reduced US government oversight.
IBM Locks Up Cloud Processes With Patents
Commentary  |  8/4/2015  | 
IBM has received 1,200 patents on cloud computing over the last 18 months. Here's a sample of what Big Blue is patenting and why it's a concern.
Drones: 10 Novel Uses For Your City
Slideshows  |  7/23/2015  | 
Drones are becoming more than mere law enforcement adjuncts, as cities find new ways to save money and even raise revenue with the unmanned aerial vehicles.
California Firefighters Might Shoot Down Drones
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
To help firefighters, the California State Assembly is considering giving them permission to take out drones in their way.
FCC Chairman Recommends AT&T, DirecTV Merger
News  |  7/22/2015  | 
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler finds some good things to recommend about the proposed merger between AT&T and DirecTV.
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