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Apple Bans Two Toxic Chemicals
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
For the first time, Apple has published its list of regulated substances for manufacturing.
Amazon Local Register: Friend Or Foe?
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
Mobile payment service prompts concerns about ulterior motives.
Government iPad Activations Up 5%
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
State and federal customers are ramping up iPad use, says enterprise mobile software firm Good Technology.
Apple's Dominance Of Enterprise Mobility Slips
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Android is gaining acceptance in business at the cost of Apple's iOS popularity while Microsoft languishes at the bottom.
Rosetta Spacecraft: Treacherous Challenges Ahead
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
The Rosetta Spacecraft's successful rendezvous last week with the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gersaimeno was a breeze for mission control compared to its next task: landing on the comet.
California Nears Smartphone Kill Switch
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Law would force phone makers to add remote kill switches; Apple, Google, and Microsoft have already agreed to implement them.
Chinese Government Rejects Apple's iPad
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Ten Apple products have been removed from a list of products that can be bought with Chinese government funds.
Navdy's Answer To Distracted Driving
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
A heads-up display promises safer access to your smartphone while driving.
BlackBerry Comeback Far From Certain
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
BlackBerry is finally ready to resume growth, says CEO Chen -- but first the company must overcome its crumbling device business.
White House Showcases Disaster Response Tools
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Government encourages collaboration between tech, first responder communities.
Geekend: 2 Steps Closer To Mars
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
A successful experiment on the side of a volcano and an artificial leaf that makes oxygen have gotten us closer to sending people to Mars.
10 Health Apps That Might Make You Sick
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014  | 
As government and industry groups debate the best way to oversee healthcare apps, some questionable software hits the market.
Self-Driving Cars: 10 More Realistic Names
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
The UK wants to ready its roads for self-driving cars. But "self-driving car" overstates what these machines can do -- and omits possible dangers.
Social Media & The USFWS: InformationWeek Radio
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Listen in on our chat with US Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe as he describes how his agency has harnessed Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to keep national wildlife refuge visitors informed.
Big Data Tackles Wildfire Control
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
WIFIRE, created by the University of California at San Diego and University of Maryland, crunches satellite data and real-time remote sensor data to forecast the rate at which wildfires might spread.
Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends
Slideshows  |  7/30/2014  | 
Can your car wake you up if you get sleepy behind the wheel? Or recommend a good Mexican restaurant? These nine technologies will soon change the way we think about cars.
Rise Of The Robots: Up From The Factory Floor
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Join San Diego State University professor Robert Judge and InformationWeek editor-at-large Thomas Claburn for a live discussion of the increasing interest in robots and automation.
E-invoicing: Past Due For US Govt.
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Electronic invoicing benefits business and government worldwide. Will the US help promote universal adoption?
Hilton Turns Smartphones Into Room Keys
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Hilton hotel chain plans to let smartphones unlock guest rooms starting next year.
Evanston Modernizes Government Services
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Evanston's goal is to make all city licenses, permits, and fees available in an interactive form accessible from any type of device.
FAA Rules On Drones Vs. Model Aircraft Protested
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Proposed FAA dividing line between model aircraft and drones is too limiting to hobbyists, says the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and Academy of Model Aeronautics.
Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Debuts
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Apple's obsession with secrecy gives way to involving customers in the software development process.
Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
Federal IT Networks: Simpler Is Better
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
A survey of government IT executives found that network complexity slows IT performance and hinders deployment of new technologies and services.
Watson Tapped By IBM, USAA To Advise Veterans
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor will support USAA customers who are leaving the military. Can Watson do better than conventional web and mobile support systems?
Summer Travel Cyber Security Tips For Government Employees
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
Vacationing as a government employee brings special security concerns. Follow these precautions to protect your devices and data on the beach and beyond.
Apple Profit Healthy: All Eyes On Fall
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter.
Apple 'iTime' Patent Describes Modular Wearable
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
"Electronic wristband" might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable.
IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
Government IT Priorities: Security Reigns, Cloud Crawls
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud use, data center consolidation, and overall innovation.
Google To Turn NYC Payphones Into WiFi Hotspots
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
New York is looking for a payphone payoff. Google, Samsung, and others expected to submit bids for the project.
EU Tells Apple, Google: Limit In-App Purchasing
News  |  7/19/2014  | 
"Children must be better protected when playing online," EU Commissioner declares in-app goods crackdown.
NASA's Orion Spacecraft: 9 Facts
Slideshows  |  7/19/2014  | 
The Orion spacecraft gives NASA a ticket to deep space. Here's how NASA is preparing the spacecraft for a mission to visit an asteroid in 2025.
Apple-IBM Deal: 9 Moves Rivals Should Make
Slideshows  |  7/18/2014  | 
With Apple and IBM allied to advance iOS in the enterprise, these mobile technology companies must scramble to remain contenders. Here's how they could respond.
Net Neutrality: Let's Move Beyond Class Warfare
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
The Hatfields say consumers will suffer if we prioritize Net traffic. The McCoys say we're headed for communism if we don't. They're both wrong: The problem is lack of broadband competition, not lack of openness and equality.
Apple-IBM Deal: Trouble For Google, Microsoft
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
Apple's alliance with IBM will make it harder for Android and Windows Phone to carve a niche in the workplace.
Apple, IBM Will Woo Enterprises: Mobile Bombshell
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
The two former rivals join forces to sell enterprises on iOS hardware and business apps backed by IBM services. Can the duo dominate the enterprise mobile market?
Net Neutrality: Comment Period Closing
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
As the comment period for the FCC's proposed broadband rules closes Tuesday, Web giants weigh in on traffic prioritization.
Google Struggles With 'Right To Forget'
News  |  7/12/2014  | 
Google says it's having problems following the European censorship decision that lets users seek removal of embarrassing search results.
FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Amazon's own employees acknowledge the ease with which children could make purchases.
Apple Invites FTC To Probe Google
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
Facing regulatory scrutiny over in-app purchasing, Apple appears eager to make room for Google under the Federal Trade Commission's microscope.
3 BYOD Risk Prevention Strategies
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
An effective BYOD plan must balance control with convenience. Here's what to keep in mind.
IBM Turns Cheek, Takes On China's Problems
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
IBM sales are down in China, but the company is doubling down with a 10-year initiative to address the country's energy and environmental problems.
TSA Requires Charged Devices At Some Overseas Airports
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
Homeland Security tells US-bound air travelers at certain overseas airports that mobile devices need to be operational when boarding, or gadgets will be confiscated.
Android Wear Gives Google Edge In Smartwatch Race
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Google stands to gain a firm(er) foothold in the wearables market ahead of Apple's iWatch.
First Robotic Exoskeletons For Paraplegia Win FDA Approval
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
People with spinal cord injuries have a new mobility option.
Virtual Currencies Draw Fresh Regulator Scrutiny
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Federal regulators are paying more attention to the growing use of bitcoin and other virtual online currencies. The GAO calls for more consumer protections.
BlackBerry Swipes At Android Security
News  |  6/28/2014  | 
In response to Google I/O announcements, BlackBerry criticizes Android's lack of security. On point, or sour grapes?
7 Surprising Technologies From World War I
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
WWI marked the first time technology was widely used in war. Look back 100 years at early drones, wearables, and other technologies that had lasting influence.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gets Tougher
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Robots competing in DARPA's disaster relief test must show some autonomy, will face surprise challenge.
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