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Google's Next Cardboard Could Be Plastic
News  |  2/8/2016  | 
Google is said to be preparing an updated VR headset. The new version could include more sensors, higher quality lenses, and a plastic shell.
Visa Debuts Developer Platform
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
As digital transactions reshape the payment industry, Visa wants to make sure developers use its technology.
Canonical Unveils Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Canonical's tablet arrives in Q2 to face a challenging market for such devices. But the company says its offering delivers a true tablet experience, along with the full Ubuntu desktop experience.
Google Fiber Expansion Coming To Public Housing
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Google continues the expansion of its Fiber Internet service by offering free connections for families in public housing, starting in Kansas City. The search giant is already offering free WiFi service in some public housing developments.
Google Parent Alphabet Dethrones Apple As Most Valuable Company
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
Alphabet's overall earnings results were better than expected, passing Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Google accounted for all but a sliver of its parent company's revenue.
Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
News  |  1/31/2016  | 
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
Google Taps Machine Learning To Make Smartphones Smarter
News  |  1/29/2016  | 
Through a partnership with chip maker Movidius, Google plans to bring deep learning to future mobile devices.
Brave Browser Aims To End Ad-Blocking War
News  |  1/21/2016  | 
Creator of the JavaScript programming language and former CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla Brendan Eich introduced the Brave browser, which he sees as a way to broker peace between advertisers and ad blockers.
Worst Passwords Of 2015 Reveal Our Stupidity
News  |  1/20/2016  | 
This year's list is an indication that the sooner we get rid of password-based authentication, the better.
LinkNYC WiFi Hotspots Kick Off
Commentary  |  1/20/2016  | 
New York City has begun rolling out free high-speed public WiFi to replace some 7,500 outdated pay phones across all five boroughs.
Intel's 6th-Gen Core vPro Chips Promise Enhanced Speed, Security
News  |  1/20/2016  | 
Intel's sales pitch for its 6th-generation Core vPro processors revolved around business transformation, collaboration, and baked-in multi-factor authentication.
Apple May Axe iAds Sales Team
News  |  1/14/2016  | 
Apple is reportedly moving to dump its in-house iAd sales team and make iAds solely a self-service platform.
Udacity Promises Job Or Refund
News  |  1/14/2016  | 
The online coding school's new Nanodegree Plus program comes with a tuition refund guarantee.
Google Goes Beyond Cardboard With Revamped VR Focus
Commentary  |  1/13/2016  | 
Google is aiming to make virtual reality into a real business with its dedicated VR division now headed by Clay Bavor.
Stanford Scientists Develop Safer Battery Material
News  |  1/13/2016  | 
To prevent itself from overheating, a new kind of polymer can temporarily disable its ability to conduct electricity.
T-Mobile CEO Jon Legere Apologizes To EFF
News  |  1/12/2016  | 
John Legere, the CEO of the self-described "Un-carrier," is issuing an apology to the EFF for offending the organization and its supporters. However, Legere is still defending T-Mobile's Binge On service.
Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
News  |  1/11/2016  | 
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
Google, Lenovo Team On Project Tango Smartphone
News  |  1/9/2016  | 
Lenovo announced at CES that it will release a smartphone that integrates Google's Project Tango spatial sensing technology this summer.
Uber Settles 'God View' And Data Breach Investigation
News  |  1/7/2016  | 
Uber has reached an agreement with New York's Attorney General to implement stronger privacy and security controls. Additionally, the company will pay a $20,000 fine to resolve a data breach issue.
BlackBerry's Chen Optimistic About Future With Android
Commentary  |  1/7/2016  | 
BlackBerry's Android-based Priv handset is gaining enough traction that BlackBerry will use Android for more smartphones. CEO John Chen detailed his vision for the Canadian company at CES this week.
Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
News  |  1/7/2016  | 
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
Twitter's 10,000-Character Limit Bump Makes Business Sense
Commentary  |  1/6/2016  | 
Epic tweets could arrive before the end of April, according to a report. Users are not happy about the prospect so far, but it makes business sense.
Ford Aims To Connect Cars To Smart Homes, Drones
News  |  1/5/2016  | 
As it transforms from automaker to mobility provider, Ford is betting big on self-driving cars and automotive connectivity.
DOJ Sues VW Over Emissions-Cheating Scandal
News  |  1/5/2016  | 
Volkswagen and its subsidiaries Audi and Porsche used "defeat devices" to make polluting vehicles appear to meet clean air regulations, the US Department of Justice claims.
Mark Zuckerberg's AI Helper Will Fall Short
Commentary  |  1/4/2016  | 
As a personal challenge for 2016, Facebook's CEO says he aims to automate his home by coding his own artificial intelligence software. But the resulting AI household helper will likely work worse than anticipated.
Google's 'Lego' Smartphone, Smarter TVs: What We're Excited About In 2016
Commentary  |  1/1/2016  | 
The New Year holds the promise of exciting new technologies hitting the scene. Here are ones to keep an eye out for in 2016.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015  | 
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
E6B Computer: Celebrating 75 Years Of Flight
Commentary  |  12/30/2015  | 
The E6B flight computer was introduced to the US Army in 1940. Few devices have been around this long, have had cameo appearances in Star Trek, and remain in use today. We think that's worth celebrating.
Google Glass 2 Sports Foldable Frame, FCC Filing Shows
News  |  12/29/2015  | 
New documents filed with the FCC show an updated design for Google Glass 2, including a folding frame, and other details about the hardware's construction.
Apple Blasts UK 'Snooping' Bill
Commentary  |  12/22/2015  | 
In keeping with Tim Cook's professed desire to keep customer information private, Apple objected to a new UK bill that would expand the government's ability to snoop into citizens' messages and Internet use.
Apple To Pay Ericsson iPhone, iPad Royalties
Commentary  |  12/21/2015  | 
Ericsson and Apple called a truce to their ongoing patent-infringement claims and signed a global cross-licensing agreement that has Apple paying royalties on wireless devices.
Apple's Tim Cook Defends Encryption, Labor Practices In China
News  |  12/21/2015  | 
Charlie Rose sat down with Tim Cook and other major players on the team at Apple for an in-depth look at the inner workings of the company during an interview on CBS's 60 Minutes.
Apple's Tim Cook Staunchly Defends Corporate Tax Payments
News  |  12/20/2015  | 
In an interview with 60 Minutes, Apple CEO Tim Cooks defends how the company pays its corporate taxes and calls criticism of the tech firm "political crap." There's also a behind-the-scenes look with Jony Ive.
7 Tech Gifts For Pet Lovers
Slideshows  |  12/18/2015  | 
Because fur and circuits belong together.
Walmart Jumps Into Crowded Mobile Payment Market
News  |  12/10/2015  | 
Walmart Pay debuts this month, joining the already-crowded mobile payment ranks that include Android Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and many others.
Google For Work Now Boasts Gmail Data Loss Prevention
News  |  12/10/2015  | 
Google for Work customers now have an extra layer of protection against the distribution of sensitive content over Gmail.
Google Fiber Could Be Headed To Chicago, Los Angeles
News  |  12/9/2015  | 
Google continues the ambitious expansion of its high-speed Internet service -- Google Fiber -- by inviting Chicago and Los Angeles to apply.
Google's Pixel C: Hands-On Review
Slideshows  |  12/9/2015  | 
The first Google-made Android tablet lets you leave your laptop at home, though you may still miss it.
BlackBerry: 8 Ways It Can Be Saved
Commentary  |  12/7/2015  | 
BlackBerry continues to underwhelm. Here are eight ways CEO John Chen can turn things around.
Signal Encrypted Messaging App Comes To Desktops
Commentary  |  12/3/2015  | 
Open Whisper Systems announces an open beta of the desktop version of its encrypted messaging application Signal. The app is endorsed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
EFF Accuses Google Of Violating Student Privacy
News  |  12/2/2015  | 
A complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission by the Electronic Frontier Foundation claims Google isn't living up to its pledge to protect student privacy.
Adobe Flash: Death By 1,000 Cuts
News  |  12/1/2015  | 
Adobe's Flash Professional next year will be called Animate CC, and it will focus on creating HTML5 content.
Amazon Revisits Prime Air Delivery By Drone
News  |  12/1/2015  | 
In a video released on Sunday, Jeremy Clarkson describes how Amazon Prime Air will offer deliveries in 30 minutes or less. Eventually.
BlackBerry May Exit Pakistan Over Backdoor Security Demands
Commentary  |  11/30/2015  | 
BlackBerry is threatening to leave Pakistan within the next month if the government keeps insisting on backdoor access to the company's messaging service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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