News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in February 2014
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.
Solar-Powered Wearable Tech Lightens Marines' Loads
Slideshows  |  2/27/2014  | 
US Marines use backpack-mounted solar panels developed by the Office of Naval Research to fuel battery-powered gear in the battlefield.
Google Glass Prompts Attack, Woman Claims
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Alleged assault appears to have arisen from a desire not to be videotaped.
BlackBerry Courts Keyboard Loyalists
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
BlackBerry aims to please its old school business customers with a new traditional-style phone plus revamped enterprise software.
DARPA Targets Counterfeit Electronics
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's SHIELD program aims to develop a method to authenticate electronic components.
Digital Civic Engagement: US Lags
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
A 10-nation study finds Singapore, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates do a better job of providing citizens with online and mobile services.
Google's Project Tango Sees All
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Using an experimental Android prototype, Google wants developers to write apps that do something interesting with real-time awareness of users' surroundings.
Kill Switches: Phones Just The Start
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
Mandatory phone kill switches will hasten the arrival of the Surveillance of Everything. Consider these 11 technologies that come with strings attached.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
IBM Develops Self-Destructing Chips For DARPA
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
DARPA seeks technology that would trigger electronics on the battlefield to self-destruct. The goal: Electronics that last only as long as needed.
Smartphone Kill Switch Could Become Federal Law
News  |  2/15/2014  | 
Smartphone Theft Protection Act would require mobile phone makers to include a way to disable communications devices remotely to deter theft.
Google's Android Contract: Not Very Open
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Google's rules for Android partners are unlawful, says Harvard professor.
How APIs Accelerate Business
Commentary  |  2/13/2014  | 
CIOs should foster the development of application programming interfaces to connect corporate IT systems with mobile apps -- and help CEOs reach business goals.
Federal Workers Lax On Mobile Security
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Nearly half of federal workers surveyed admit to poor mobile security practices, putting agencies and data at risk.
Is Your Waterway Polluted? EPA App For That
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
EPA's plain-language app on waterways pollution cited as example of innovative information tools from government.
Federal CIO: Don't Let 'Sunk Costs' Deter Innovation
News  |  2/10/2014  | 
Fed IT chief Steven VanRoekel urges leaders to abandon big-project thinking and spur a culture of innovation in the face of flat IT budgets.
IT Pros Winter Olympics: 13 Breathtaking Competitions
Commentary  |  2/7/2014  | 
Nordic Combined Troubleshooting: Not for the faint of heart. Resolve your non-technical spouse's email connectivity issue over the phone, in the air, while ski jumping.
Future Cars Will Talk To Each Other
News  |  2/4/2014  | 
NHTSA gives the green light to develop rules for vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems which let cars converse. Will this prevent crashes?
New IRS Tax App: Invitation To Thieves?
News  |  2/3/2014  | 
A new IRS online tool let users view and print copies of past tax returns, but it could become a target for identity thieves.


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