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NASA Tests Technologies For Deep Space Exploration
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
An oxygen recycling system, optical communications, and a deep space atomic clock top the space agency's list of priorities.
Google Has Plans For Titan Drones
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
Google Glass Tested For Air Force Jumps
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Air Force pilot tests Google's wearable technology for pararescue jumpers and other battlefield operations.
Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Amazon phone capable of displaying images in three dimensions could ship this fall.
Google Glass Goes Public
News  |  4/12/2014  | 
Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day.
Apple V. Samsung: More Secrets Emerge
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Ongoing $2.2 billion patent case surfaces internal discussions and decisions around marketing today's best-known smartphones.
IBM Expands MobileFirst Consulting Services
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
IBM adds infrastructure-consulting, app-platform-management, and device-procurement services to its mobility services portfolio.
Federal Health Agencies Aim To Cut Red Tape
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
The FDA, ONC, and FCC release proposal to clarify oversight of health IT, reduce patient risk, and empower innovation.
US Unveils Super-Accurate Atomic Clock
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
NIST's new F2 cesium fountain clock, three times more accurate than the previous clock, improves reliability for communications networks and positioning systems that depend on precise timing.
White House Selfie Caps Samsung's Busy Week
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Samsung tangled with Apple, drew ire from the White House, and still managed to introduce new smartphones and tablets.
Net Neutrality Debate Driven By Fear Of Change
Commentary  |  4/3/2014  | 
The hope is that competition will work where regulation has not, but the fear is that there just isn't enough competition.
How Apps Won The Mobile Web
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The web might be the dominant platform of our time, but more people than ever prefer to experience it through Google and iOS mobile apps.
Feds Need Next-Gen Work Environments
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Flexible workspaces and top-of-the-line mobile technology are essential to federal agencies' ability to reduce costs and attract top talent.
Gmail Marks 10th Anniversary With Shareable Selfies
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Google launches its 7th Gmail-based April Fool's Day stunt, but this one is not a joke.
Adobe Updates Mobile App Development Software
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Adobe Experience Manager aims to make it easier for government agencies and other organizations to turn Web pages into mobile apps.
Apple, Samsung Patent Slugfest Returns To Courthouse
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
Apple wants Samsung to pony up $40 per smartphone for patents. Will the strategy backfire?
Sony Reveals 'Digital Paper' Tablet
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Sony sees Digital Paper, to ship in May, as a way to get paper-based processes out of legal, education, and government organizations.
NASA Solicits Concepts For Asteroid-Capture Mission
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Asteroid initiative could be first step to sending humans to Mars, NASA says.
Samsung Chips Away At BlackBerry's Government Business
Commentary  |  3/28/2014  | 
BlackBerry continues to raise the mobile security bar at the Defense Department, but Samsung and others are making inroads in government mobile business.
BlackBerry 10 Gets Defense Department Approval
News  |  3/28/2014  | 
BlackBerry becomes first mobile vendor to get full operational authority to run on DOD networks.
DARPA Next-Gen Aircraft: Sneak Peek
Slideshows  |  3/27/2014  | 
Four companies vie to develop a new breed of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can take off and land vertically like a helicopter but fly twice as fast.
Lawsuit Raises Red Flags For Government Cloud Users
Commentary  |  3/25/2014  | 
A California lawsuit suggests the federal government must take stronger steps to protect government data from data mining and user profiling by cloud service providers.
Disconnect Search: Google In Private
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
App delivers search engine privacy, with "pay what you want" pricing.
Windows XP: Feds Brace For End Of Support
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Roughly one in ten US government PCs still use Windows XP. They will be more vulnerable to attacks when XP support ends on April 8.
10 Google Glass Myths, Translated
Commentary  |  3/21/2014  | 
Google wants to clear up some misperceptions about Glass. We have our own views on the truth.
NSA Records Billions Of Foreign Phone Calls
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
New disclosures from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden detail the National Security Agency's RETRO system.
Google Launches Android Wear Developer Preview
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Android developers can now adapt their apps to send information to forthcoming Android smartwatches.
Microsoft Office For iPad: 8 Facts
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
After years of rumors, Office for iPad could arrive before the end of the month. Here's what we know.
Big Data Drives The Smart Car
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
The data-driven car is coming -- whether you like it or not.
GDC: Hunting Social Whales
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Courting the socially connected can help make games more profitable.
Internet Of Things Meets Cars: Security Threats Ahead
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
As the Internet of Things extends to automobiles, security and privacy threats come along for the ride.
Apple iPhones Could Thwart Attackers
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Apple patent application suggests the company is looking to add personal security features to its mobile devices.
What 24's Jack Bauer Can Teach Federal Agencies
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
The true value of mobility, big data, and the cloud emerges when agencies combine all three to help employees work more effectively.
Web Turns 25: 10 Graphics To See
Slideshows  |  3/12/2014  | 
Tim Berners-Lee's proposal changed the world. These visual representations show what his World Wide Web has become.
4 Govt. IT Trends From Mobile World Congress
Commentary  |  3/11/2014  | 
Extra-secure "black" smartphones debut; Samsung's Knox emerges as possible BlackBerry replacement.
Drones In Action: 5 Non-Military Uses
Slideshows  |  3/10/2014  | 
Government agencies, universities, and a few private companies won authorization to use drones in the US. Take a peek at the drones on the job.
CoronaCards Aims To Jazz Up Mobile Ads
News  |  3/10/2014  | 
Corona Labs hopes to make sophisticated interactive advertising easier to create and implement across multiple devices by making Corona SDK APIs embeddable.
Feds Move Toward Hardwired Credentials On Mobile Devices
News  |  3/7/2014  | 
NIST proposes ways for mobile-device users to access government networks without requiring smart-card readers.
Smartphone Security: Two Shades Of Black
Commentary  |  3/7/2014  | 
Boeing Black and Geeksphone Blackphone both made a splash at Mobile World Congress. Learn about the companies' distinctly different approaches to security.
Apple, Samsung Prepare To Spar Again
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
Apple loses bid to ban sale of some Samsung devices; the two will face off in court again this month in their ongoing dispute over patents.
Cortana: Windows Phone 8.1's Killer App?
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Halo attracted users to the Xbox. Will digital assistant Cortana do the same for Windows Phone 8.1?
NASA's $17.5B Budget Keeps Asteroid Mission On Track
News  |  3/5/2014  | 
Proposed fiscal 2015 budget gives NASA funds to send humans to an asteroid by 2025.
Enterprise App Development: A Better Approach
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Consider these four guidelines for enterprise mobile application development in the age of mobile and cloud.
Winning Mobile Strategies: Think Like A Customer
News  |  3/5/2014  | 
What do Uber, Bank of America, and Walgreens have in common? All win over customers with mobile app strategies that acknowledge what's convenient on a phone -- and what isn't.
Facebook Likes Drones
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Facebook is reportedly in talks to acquire Titan Aerospace, manufacturer of solar-powered drones, to bring Internet access to developing countries.
Android Takes Top Tablet OS Crown
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Android's rise presents a threat to Apple in the long term and hurts Microsoft right now.
FDA Creates Medical App Regulation Maze
Commentary  |  3/3/2014  | 
Developers struggle to find the line between unregulated health apps and regulated medical apps. Here's some guidance.
Driving While Mapping: California Case Sets Smartphone Precedent
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
California case says drivers can use smartphone maps in cars without fear of getting a ticket.
For Public Schools, Mobility Is A Minefield
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Today's education IT pros, admins, and parents must navigate a rocky road to BYOD responsibility.
Boeing Unveils Self Destructing Smartphone
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Rugged and super-secure Boeing Black smartphone targets government agencies involved with defense and homeland security.
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