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Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
Federal Smartphone App Aims To End DUIs
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
Government-backed app estimates user's blood-alcohol content, offers to call a taxi if smartphone owner can't pass the traffic games.
Government IT In 2014: GAO's Critique
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
From cloud computing to data center consolidation, software licensing to data transparency, the GAO was watching.
Net Neutrality: Wellspring Of Terrible Analogies
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
What is it about the net neutrality debate that inspires so many uninformed opinions and misguided comparisons?
Iowa Mobile ID Program Raises Privacy Questions
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
The state of Iowa proposes using a mobile app as an option to a traditional driver's license -- but security questions abound.
Web Becomes Less Free
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Censorship, lack of privacy, and other ills threaten the health of the Web, says World Wide Web Foundation.
Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/12/2014  | 
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
Intel Launches Internet Of Things Platform
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Chipmaker wants to shape the way Internet-connected devices are designed, deployed, and managed.
Google In 2015: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
Forget "peak Google." The year ahead will bring slower but continued expansion and diversification.
Senate Bill Prohibits Government-Mandated Backdoors
News  |  12/5/2014  | 
Bill represents a response to government officials who want a way to bypass encryption in technology products.
FCC: Too Many Phones Still Being Stolen
News  |  12/5/2014  | 
FCC tasks carriers and law enforcement to do more to deter smartphone theft.
Apple, Samsung Back In Court
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Heads roll at Samsung HQ as the company appeals a $930 million judgment awarded to Apple.
Public Safety Communications: Time For Convergence
Commentary  |  12/4/2014  | 
First responders need a better blend of reliability and multimedia capability. Until a dedicated 4G network is implemented, a blend of networks, devices, and applications should drive future procurements.
Why FBI Is Wrong On Encryption Workaround
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
Such a measure would invade privacy, extend government overreach, and hurt US tech companies.
Senate Explores Outsourcing Security Services
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
The US Senate might outsource core cyber security support to a managed security service. Candidate tasks include network security monitoring, threat analysis, incident reporting, vulnerability analysis, and security engineering and research.
Google Breakup: Wrong Answer To EU Antitrust Concerns
Commentary  |  12/1/2014  | 
Market forces will achieve better results than the European Parliament's proposal to separate Google Search from the rest of the company.
Rethink Robotics Turns Robots Into Better Co-Workers
News  |  11/28/2014  | 
Collaborative robotics means busting industrial robots out of their safety cages and teaching them to work with and learn from people.
Drones Fitted For Regulatory Collar
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Federal Aviation Administration rules reportedly will require pilot certification to fly unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes.
Net Neutrality: Too Much Spin, Not Enough Facts
Commentary  |  11/24/2014  | 
Let's move past 1990s regulations and preconceived notions about net neutrality and focus on modern ways to prevent anti-competitive behavior.
Broadband Demand Hits The High Seas
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
Cruise ship operators Royal Caribbean and Carnival are exploring new ways to provide on-board Internet access, highlighting advances in remote connectivity.
HHS Embraces Innovation
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Health department's IDEA Lab uses tech startup techniques to develop new services and features.
Firefox Drops Google For Yahoo Search
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Mozilla takes up with new Firefox search partners that it believes are better aligned with its values of choice and independence.
BitTorrent Sync Plans Pro Tier
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
BitTorrent Sync 1.4 enters general release, and the company unveils plans for Pro version of its software.
7 Important Tech Regulatory Issues In 2015
Slideshows  |  11/19/2014  | 
From net neutrality to patent reform and drones, these regulations will be in the spotlight. See what's at stake.
The Web Isn't Dying, But Control Is
Commentary  |  11/19/2014  | 
In a renewed debate about the health of the web and the dominance of native apps, let's not gloss over the issue of user control.
10 Techies We'd Invite To Thanksgiving
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Guess who's coming to dinner. Do robots need their own place settings?
Why We Must Move To IPv6
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
Facts are facts: The number of IPv4 addresses available in North America will reach zero soon.
Justice Dept. Uses Airplanes To Spy On Cellphones
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
US marshals hunt for suspects by flying over cities with technology that tricks cellphones on the ground into giving up their identification codes.
8 Lessons From Rosetta Comet Mission
Slideshows  |  11/13/2014  | 
What does the European Space Agency's amazing Philae probe landing tell us about where we are as a spacefaring civilization, where we're going, and how to get there?
Google's DoubleClick Suffers Outage
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
For a brief time, ads and revenue stopped flowing.
Rosetta Mission: Debugging A Comet Landing
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
European Space Agency made history with a robotic comet landing. Now can it debug a critical glitch before the lander floats away?
House Lawmaker Investigates 'Truthy' Twitter Monitoring
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Rep. Lamar Smith wants National Science Foundation to explain why it funded the project and whether it targeted conservative speech.
Google Fiber For Small Businesses Debuts
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Small companies looking for fast, affordable Internet access now have another option, at least in Kansas City.
Net Neutrality: Let There Be Laws
Commentary  |  11/12/2014  | 
Telecom companies insist they already comply with the precepts of net neutrality. So what is the harm in codifying their behavior?
Former US CIO's New Enemy: Ebola
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Now chief innovation officer at USAID agency, Steven VanRoekel harnesses diagnostic tech, big data, better communications, and improved medical gear to help defeat the disease.
IBM Brings Open Data Tech To Ebola Fight
Slideshows  |  11/10/2014  | 
Here's how IBM's new West African lab is using open data and other technologies to help Sierra Leone and Nigerian governments contain the disease.
Amazon Prime Gains Unlimited Photo Storage, With Caveats
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Prime subscribers can now store an unlimited number of small photos in Amazon Cloud Drive.
Nixie Nabs Intel Wearable Prize
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Intel contest judges are won over by a wearable, flying drone, award it $500,000.
Direct-Satellite Internet Makes Gains
Slideshows  |  11/3/2014  | 
Data networks in the sky are becoming more practical and cost effective, even against cable and DSL networks, with more breakthroughs just over the horizon.
3 Challenges To Designing A Voice Interface
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Here's advice on how to overcome these challenges, as we increasingly rely on voice to interact with connected, smart devices.
GAO: Army Logistics Implementation Needs Tighter Controls
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Best practices for schedule and cost estimates would ensure massive project is completed on time and at cost.
Obama 2012 CTO: From Campaign To Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Harper Reed talks about the pressure-cooker challenge of building an email-powered, microtargeted online fundraising machine in a hurry. See the video interview from Interop.
FCC Should Stop Coddling Broadcasters
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Spectrum is a finite and valuable resource that must be reallocated to serve the public good and keep up with technology. We can't wait until 2016 to start this process.
Cloud & Mobile Tech Improve Emergency Systems
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
As public communication networks evolve, cloud and mobile technology are helping to make emergency response systems more efficient.
Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
DHS Investigates Dozens Of Medical Device Cybersecurity Flaws
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
Department of Homeland Security reportedly investigating two-dozen products from major medical device manufacturers for security holes.
Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
Wearable Devices: Privacy, Security Worries Loom Large
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
82% of Americans say they're worried that wearable technology will invade their privacy, according to PwC study.
Helsinki Incubator Shows Value Of Physical Space
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
Helsinki Think Company, a new initiative that offers meeting space for entrepreneurial-minded students, proves that nurturing tech startups is not a virtual exercise.
Apple Updates iPad, iMac, OS X, iOS
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
iPad Air 2 gets slimmer and more powerful, while iMac gains a 5K Retina display.
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