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3D-Printed Microscopic Fish Might Cure Disease
News  |  8/28/2015  | 
Nanoengineers (yes, that's a thing) from UC San Diego have created microscopic fish powered by hydrogen peroxide that use magnets to steer themselves. Here's how they can help keep us healthy.
Apple Watch Debuts At No. 2 In Wearables Market
Commentary  |  8/28/2015  | 
Apple sells 3.6 million smartwatches in its opening quarter, blasting past competitors Samsung, Garmin, and Xiaomi to consume 20% of the overall wearables market.
Amazon Underground Makes In-App Goods Free
News  |  8/28/2015  | 
Android developers now have the option to be paid by the minute rather than by fees for in-app items.
Robots, Humans Will Work Side By Side, Forrester Says
News  |  8/26/2015  | 
Automation will create jobs and destroy them, transforming work along the way. Unfortunately for humans, research firm Forrester anticipates more jobs being lost than being created in the next decade.
MasterCard Hackathons Combine Community, Commerce
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
MasterCard sees coding contests as a way to engage with developers and to promote its payment technology, all with an eye toward corporate social responsibility.
Does Your Company Need A Chief Data Officer?
News  |  8/24/2015  | 
Companies that have CDOs tend to perform better than those without, according to a report from Forrester.
Drones Need Geo-Fencing, Says Sen. Schumer
News  |  8/21/2015  | 
Senator Charles Schumer is proposing a new FAA amendment as government officials seek more ways to keep drones under control.
Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
Intel Developer Forum: Spiders, Flying Sharks, And Drones
Slideshows  |  8/20/2015  | 
The future may be unwritten, but we have pictures.
Google’s OnHub Router Promises Easier WiFi
News  |  8/19/2015  | 
With OnHub, Google hopes to simplify home networking, to encourage interest in IoT devices.
Blackphone 2 Delivers Secure Smartphone Improvements
News  |  8/19/2015  | 
Silent Circle is now accepting preorders for the Blackphone 2, its secure enterprise smartphone.
Intel CEO Sees A Bright Future For IoT, Developers
News  |  8/19/2015  | 
Tiny computers, real-time depth sensing, and breakthrough memory technology are among the innovations featured at this year's Intel Developer Forum. CEO Brian Krzanich detailed how connected devices will change the way we all do business.
Amazon Report: How Bezos Should Respond
News  |  8/18/2015  | 
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he doesn't see the dystopian workplace described in a New York Times exposé. That doesn't mean it's not there. Let Amazon be judged by how it treats the least among its workers.
Keyless Security Not So Secure
News  |  8/14/2015  | 
A suppressed security paper shines a light on the shortcomings of the cryptography used to protect keyless vehicle access systems.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+: Side By Side
Slideshows  |  8/14/2015  | 
Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 Edge+ mobile devices to stay ahead of the Apple curve. We give you a side-by-side comparison of the two smartphones.
Google Chromebooks Pitched For Work, Again
News  |  8/14/2015  | 
Chromebooks have found fans in education. And now, with Dell's Chromebook 13, businesses have reason to reconsider Chrome OS in the workplace.
Samsung Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+: Lofty Price, High-End Features
News  |  8/13/2015  | 
The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ offer premium features, including luscious screens, Samsung Pay, classy frames, and premium pricing to match.
Alphabet Rewrites Google's Script
News  |  8/12/2015  | 
A corporate reorganization completes the transformation Larry Page began when he took over in 2011. Moving Google under Alphabet will shelter the company's brands from one another.
MetroHealth System Goes To Jail To Improve Continuity Of Care
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio was challenged to add a major facility while undergoing a radical enterprise software upgrade. Did they succeed?
Google Alphabet Spells Out New Corporate Structure
News  |  8/11/2015  | 
Larry Page will become the CEO of a company called Alphabet, an umbrella operation. Google will operate under it, with Sundar Pichai as its CEO.
Google Hangouts For Android Gets Spiffy Update
News  |  8/10/2015  | 
A fresh coat of paint brings Hangouts for Android into the Material Design era. Discover what it will mean for users.
IBM, Merge Healthcare Plans: Giving Watson The Gift Of Sight
News  |  8/7/2015  | 
IBM is planning to acquire Merge Healthcare, a company that specializes in medical imaging software. The goal is to bring enhanced imaging capabilities to the Watson Health portfolio, essentially giving the supercomputer the ability to see.
Why Android Fragmentation Is A Good Thing
Commentary  |  8/7/2015  | 
A recent report talks about the "fragmented" Android market. We think "diverse" is a more accurate word to describe the state of affairs. Here's why that's a good thing.
IBM's Mac-Friendly Cloud Service Targets Enterprise IT
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
With a suite of services to help companies deploy and manage Apple computers, IBM is adapting to a shift in enterprise IT.
How AstraZeneca's CIO Embraced Insourcing
How AstraZeneca's CIO Embraced Insourcing
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/5/2015  | 
For years, the trend has been to outsource IT functions to a third party. However, the demands of big data, analytics, and agile development are forcing companies to rethink outsourcing. Here's how David Smoley, the CIO of pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, started insourcing IT and embracing change for the better.
ICANN Proposal: Internet With Less US Oversight
News  |  8/5/2015  | 
An Internet governance committee is seeking comment on a proposal for managing aspects of the Domain Name System with reduced US government oversight.
A Lousy Database Can Doom Your Apps
Commentary  |  8/4/2015  | 
Accounting, transaction, and even navigation applications are based on the same basic type of structured database that has underpinned enterprise applications for the last three decades or more. So why aren't we paying more attention to these databases?
Hitchhiking Robot Dismembered
News  |  8/3/2015  | 
The friendly hitchBOT met a grisly end in Philadelphia. That tells you all you need to know about human-AI interactions.
Google Glass Eyes Enterprise, Healthcare Firms
News  |  8/1/2015  | 
Although the first edition of Google Glass didn't take off, the company is retooling the device for specialty industries such as healthcare and energy.
Facebook Drone Is Ready To Fly
News  |  8/1/2015  | 
The social network aims to provide Internet access from the air to those without connectivity options.
IBM, CVS Partner On Watson-Based Patient Care
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
A new agreement by IBM and CVS will use Watson to better manage patient care. However, there are a few concerns about privacy.
Samsung Cuts Galaxy S6 Prices Following Weak Quarter
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
Samsung's second-quarter earnings were marred by poor sales of the company's flagship smartphones.
Inside New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Major Mobile Upgrade
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
Executives from New York-Presbyterian Hospital describe how they brought directories and communications into the 21st Century in this InformationWeek Elite 100 profile.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
Google Translate App's Sign-Reading Capabilities Expanded
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
Travelers can now translate a greater variety of languages in images more efficiently, even when offline. Foreign travelers in remote areas with poor connectivity now have broader communication options.
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.
Google Lets Cloud Customers Supply Encryption Keys
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Users of Google Compute Engine can now provide their own keys to secure data, turning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) into even more of a self-service affair.
Building An IT Infrastructure: From Dream To Data Center
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Tonia Williams, CIO of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, recounts how she was invited to imagine a data center where there was none, and then set out to build it.
Online Security: How The Experts Keep Safe
News  |  7/27/2015  | 
Google researchers have compared the security practices of experts to non-experts, and identified several ways that typical Internet users can improve their online security.
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.
Twitter Security Pro: Encryption Isn't Enough
News  |  7/23/2015  | 
Companies need to focus on developing secure coding practices and security education.
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.
Apple Watch Sales Nearly Impossible To Predict
Commentary  |  7/21/2015  | 
Apple reports its quarterly earnings July 21. There's lots of interest in determining just how many Apple Watches the company has sold.
Google Fights Export Controls For 'Intrusion Software'
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Proposed export rules could hobble cybersecurity research, Google claims.
Drone Delivers Medicine In Virginia
News  |  7/20/2015  | 
The delivery test is being compared to the historic first flight of the Wright brothers.
10 Cool Fitness Trackers That Aren't Apple Watch
Slideshows  |  7/20/2015  | 
Recording health data is a key selling point of Apple Watch, but there are many fitness trackers that measure steps, calories, and sleep at a fraction of the cost.
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.
HTC Grip Delayed As Company Rethinks Wearables
Commentary  |  7/17/2015  | 
HTC has delayed the release of its Grip fitness wearable after consumer testing and may be retooling the device to serve a different purpose.
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.
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