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Intel, Micron Introduce Speedy Memory Technology
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
3D XPoint, coming next year, combines the advantages of DRAM and NAND flash. It's the first new category of memory introduced since NAND flash debuted in 1989.
iPhone Kill Switch: How Effective Is It?
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
A new report shows that the iPhone kill switch may not be as effective as first thought. What does this mean for other smartphone kill switches?
Dmail Makes Gmail Vanish
News  |  7/25/2015  | 
You can make Gmail messages self-destruct with a Chrome browser extension.
Sony Drone Venture Targets IoT
News  |  7/23/2015  | 
By entering the drone business in a joint venture with Aerosense, Sony aims to expand its involvement with cloud services and the Internet of Things.
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.
iPhone Sales Power Strong Apple Earnings
News  |  7/22/2015  | 
With 47.5 million iPhones sold during the quarter, demand for the smartphone continues to fill Apple's coffers.
Drone Delivers Medicine In Virginia
News  |  7/20/2015  | 
The delivery test is being compared to the historic first flight of the Wright brothers.
Google Surges With YouTube, Mobile Ads, Cost Control
News  |  7/17/2015  | 
For Google, mobile ads are paying off better than expected, and expenses declined a bit.
Amazon Prime Day Fail: Huge Sales, Grumpy Customers
Commentary  |  7/17/2015  | 
Moving merchandise may qualify as success, but not everyone was sold on sales figures as the salient metric.
Google Fiber Is Coming To Public Housing For Free
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
Google is working with the federal government to bring its high-speed Internet service -- Fiber -- to affordable housing properties at no cost.
Google Tests Buy Button In Mobile Search Ads
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
Google isn't alone in its effort to deck the Web with buy buttons. Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter have been testing buy buttons, too. Social networking is nice, but advertising and revenue are nicer still.
BYOD Slowdown Could Hurt Tablet Sales
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
As tablet sales slow, enterprises are cooling to the idea of allowing employees to bring their own devices to work, according to two recent reports. Are the trends related?
Google Proposes Open Source Beacons
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
Google's Eddystone protocol aims to make beacons more flexible and open, and to compete with Apple's iBeacon in what is still a nascent market.
Smartphone Notifications Kill Your Concentration
News  |  7/10/2015  | 
Florida State University researchers have found that mobile phone notifications alone are enough to distract us from the task at hand, even if we try to ignore them.
Google Glass Enterprise Edition: What We Know So Far
News  |  7/9/2015  | 
The rumored Google Glass Enterprise Edition looks more like a maintenance release to placate the company's handful of Glass at Work partners until the company finds a way to reimagine and reinvigorate the project.
Google Tests Carpool Coordination Service
News  |  7/7/2015  | 
Through its Waze and RideWith apps, Google aims to match drivers with passengers to form carpools, for a fee.
Amazon Cloud Drive Adds iOS App
News  |  7/6/2015  | 
iPhone users who prefer Amazon Cloud Drive now have a native app through which they can access Amazon's online storage service. Android versions were previously released through Google Play and Amazon's Fire Phone.
IT Spending Reports Show A Tech Market In Transition
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Gartner is predicting that worldwide spending on information technology will decline 5.5%, while Forrester has revised its US tech market projections down slightly.
Google Says Yelp-Backed Study Is Flawed
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Conflicting claims fly as European antitrust officials await a response to objections from Google.
IBM Makes Lake George World's Smartest Lake
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Over 60 researchers, including ones from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic, are turning Lake George into a sea of sensors.
Google's Android Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google over Android now returns to a lower court.
Self-Driving Cars Ripe For Global Platform War
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
Two distinct views of self-driving cars will be difficult to reconcile.
iOS 9, Android M Place New Focus On Security, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
Google and Apple have publicly challenged calls from law enforcement agencies to weaken encryption on consumer devices. In turn, iOS 9 and Android M will sport a string of new security and privacy features for users.
Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
Apple May Remove Lines, Clean Up iPhone Design
Commentary  |  6/22/2015  | 
Apple has patented a way to make the plastic lines on the back of the iPhone disappear for good.
FCC: Subsidize Rural Broadband, Block Robocalls
News  |  6/19/2015  | 
The FCC voted 3-2 to extend and reform a program that would help low-income Americans gain access to the Web through subsidies. The commission is also allowing customers to block spam and robocalls.
What $100 Million AT&T Fine Says About The FCC
Commentary  |  6/18/2015  | 
The FCC's bruising attacks on broadband companies show its strong focus on consumers. The $100 million fine against AT&T is just the latest in this fight.
Facebook Infer Bug Detection Tool Is Now Open Source
News  |  6/12/2015  | 
For Facebook, open-sourcing Infer represents a gesture of goodwill toward the developer community and advances the eventual goal of automated software verification. Doing so should also lead to improvements in Infer through external contributions.
Net Neutrality Takes Effect As Court Denies Stay
News  |  6/12/2015  | 
Score one for supporters of net neutrality as a US appeals court denies USTelecom's request to stay implementation of the Open Internet Order.
Google’s Sidewalk Labs: Exploring Better City Living
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
Sidewalk Labs will help lay the foundation for real-time oversight of civic activities and resources through sensors, software, and ubiquitous connectivity. It will be Google's path to smart city projects.
Mobile Computing In Essex County: Work Is Something You Do, Not Somewhere You Go
Commentary  |  6/10/2015  | 
Interop London speaker Will Fensom, Head of Architecture, Security, and Configuration Management for Essex County Council, talks about his strategy.
Apple's Siri Takes On Google Now
News  |  6/10/2015  | 
In iOS 9, Apple's personal assistant will be become proactive about notifications.
Apple's Swift Programming Language Goes Open Source This Fall
News  |  6/9/2015  | 
The open sourcing of Swift demonstrates Apple's pragmatism, but should not be construed as a broad embrace of openness.
Data Privacy Playbook For Wearables And IoT
Commentary  |  6/8/2015  | 
Wearables and the Internet of Things raise significant consumer privacy issues that you need to prepare for now. We outline the key concerns with a primer on how to get your organization ready.
10 Smartphone Apps You Can Talk To
Slideshows  |  6/8/2015  | 
Voice recognition may finally get the recognition it deserves.
Dropbox Adds Business Features
News  |  6/5/2015  | 
With administrative, integration, and security enhancements, Dropbox for Business is aiming for greater corporate acceptance.
RFID Chips In Windshields: Simple Way To Catch Bad Guys
News  |  6/5/2015  | 
A simple, smart use of RFID represents a significant breakthrough in fighting fraud and crime.
Apple Watch Pays For Itself
Commentary  |  6/3/2015  | 
Or the Apple Watch would if time were truly money.
Google Play Ban Challenged By App Maker Disconnect
News  |  6/3/2015  | 
The dispute raises an important question for individuals and businesses: Who controls the software on mobile devices?
Android M Adds Enterprise Features
News  |  6/2/2015  | 
IT administrators will find plenty to like in the next version of Android.
Google Centralizes Security, Privacy For Web, Android Users
News  |  6/1/2015  | 
Google's new account hub, for users of its Web services and Android smartphones, gives IT organizations a new tool to improve employee awareness of security and privacy.
Google I/O 2015: 9 Things We Loved
Slideshows  |  5/29/2015  | 
Google Photos, for all its mass appeal, is less interesting than Google's more ambitious work. Get ready for touch-aware clothes and gesture-sensing devices.
Google Details Android M, VR, IoT, And Unlimited Photos
News  |  5/28/2015  | 
Google used the opening day of its I/O 2015 developer conference to offer details about the next version of Android, what it has planned for virtual reality and the Internet of Things, and free unlimited photos.
DoJ Argues Against Google's Java Appeal
News  |  5/27/2015  | 
The Solicitor General advises the Supreme Court to reject Google's petition to have its copyright infringement loss to Oracle reviewed.
Google I/O: 10 Things We Expect To See
News  |  5/27/2015  | 
Expect a demonstration of the next version of Android, along with a standalone photo-sharing service and a new iteration of Chromecast.
APIs Are Eating The World
Commentary  |  5/26/2015  | 
The ability to deploy IT services rapidly and reliably has transformed the nature of business.
Android Factory Reset Leaves Your Data Exposed: Study
News  |  5/25/2015  | 
Flaws in Google’s Android operating system mean the factory-reset option is unlikely to permanently wipe all your data -- or master token -- from the device.
PayPal Pivots From Platform To 'Operating System'
News  |  5/21/2015  | 
As it prepares for independence from eBay, PayPal is trying to redefine itself as something more than a payment company.
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