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Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1100 Chip Targets Wearables, IoT
News  |  5/31/2016  | 
Qualcomm's processor supports Android and the Android Wear platform. It's aiming at targeted wearables like smartwatches for kids.
Cellphone-Cancer Link Revealed In Government Study
News  |  5/30/2016  | 
Research overseen by the National Toxicology Program found a slightly elevated risk of cancer in male rats exposed to CDMA and GSM signals from cellphones.
Google Beats Oracle In Long-Running Java Copyright Case
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Reversing a reversal of its initial victory, Google once again has prevailed against Oracle's claim that Android infringes its Java copyrights.
Google's Paris Office Raided In Tax Investigation
News  |  5/26/2016  | 
French investigators are seeking information about whether Google has been evading its tax obligations.
Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Which Suite Reigns Supreme?
Slideshows  |  5/26/2016  | 
The two leading cloud productivity suites -- Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 365 -- each have a lot to offer. But which one is right for your organization? Here's a look at how they stack up.
Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones. More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
Google Opens Chromebooks To Android Apps
News  |  5/20/2016  | 
The move that will eventually make the more than a million Android apps available to Chrome OS users has been long expected.
Google I/O 2016: AI, VR Get Day In The Sun
Slideshows  |  5/19/2016  | 
At Google I/O, it was unclear whether the company's intention was to entice programmers with its new artificial intelligence offerings, or simply fry them in the Mountain View, Calif. sunshine. Here's what we were able to see before heat stroke set in.
Google Sheets, Slides APIs Revamped To Improve Workflow
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
Revised APIs for Sheets and Slides aim to help developers make data in Google Apps for Work more readily accessible to third-party apps.
IBM Storage Breakthrough May Speed Up Smartphones, Apps
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
Advances in phase-change memory could lead to a storage technology that approaches the speed of DRAM and can retain data like NAND flash over millions of read/write cycles.
Google's Spaces Launch: Simplify Small-Group Sharing
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
In its latest attempt to become more relevant as a social networking provider, Google launches Spaces, an app for sharing among small groups.
Google I/O 2016: What To Expect
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Updates on Project Tango, Android N, and Android Auto are among the announcements we expect at Google's annual developer conference this week. Here's what we know so far.
AWS IoT Button Lets Devs Customize In The Cloud
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
A programmable version of Amazon's Dash Button, the IoT Button, allows developers to trigger custom actions through Amazon Web Services.
Google Sets 'Parsey McParseface' Free
News  |  5/13/2016  | 
Developers can now use Google's SyntaxNet natural language parsing system to create apps that understand written text.
Pebble Smartwatch Updates Include Expanded Health, Fitness Features
News  |  5/11/2016  | 
Pebble's smartwatch has been updated with new capabilities to help users better track their fitness performance. It also now includes Smart Alarms to ease the pain of waking up.
Nvidia Car Learns To Drive By Watching Humans
News  |  5/11/2016  | 
With a convolutional neural network, Nvidia researchers have trained a car to drive using video captured during road trips taken by people.
Ubiquiti AmpliFi Aims To Fix Home WiFi
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
Enterprise networking product maker Ubiquiti unveils a line of consumer-oriented routers with the aim of making home networks more reliable.
uHoo IoT Device Measures Indoor Air Toxins
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
Startup uHoo begins taking orders for an IoT device that tells users via their smartphones what's in the air they breathe.
Intermountain Healthcare Balances IoT Adoption And Security Vigilance
News  |  5/6/2016  | 
Intermountain, a Salt Lake City healthcare provider, innovates with Internet-connected patient devices, but clamps down on security exposures when it sees them.
Mobile Apps Spark Business-Process Transformation
News  |  5/5/2016  | 
Metal manufacturer Worthington Industries modernized shipping and inventory management using mobile apps.
Tech Futurist Vivek Wadhwa: Let There Be Disruption
Commentary  |  5/4/2016  | 
Digital transformation will lead to disruption in every market: It's up to executives to decide whether they will float or be swamped by the changes. That's the message Vivek Wadhwa delivered at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference.
IoT, Fitness Trackers Powering Consumer Tech Market
News  |  4/29/2016  | 
Wearables, wireless audio, and the connected devices that are paving the way to the Internet of Things are driving spending in the consumer tech market in 2016, according to a report from the Consumer Technology Association.
Samsung Developer Conference: IoT Innovation On Display
Slideshows  |  4/29/2016  | 
The Internet of Things hasn't quite caught on with consumers. But developers are working on changing that by rolling out innovative projects. Here's a look at some on display at the recent Samsung Developer Conference.
Apple CareKit Launches With 4 Healthcare Apps
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
Apple CareKit technology is now available to developers through GitHub, and to consumers through four updated applications -- Iodine, One Drop, Glow Nurture, and Glow Baby -- from startups Apple spent the last month working with.
Smartwatches Still Lack Killer App
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
The Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone for much longer. But Apple needs to make its wristwatch necessary.
10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Slideshows  |  4/22/2016  | 
VR and AR systems have begun to ship. But before the headset comes content creation. Here's a look at 10 tools that will shape the virtual world.
EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
Google's requirements for Android manufacturing partners violate competition rules, the European Commission charges.
As Ad Blockers Gain Traction, Targeted Messaging Falls Short
News  |  4/19/2016  | 
An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?
Amazon Echo Now Offers Children's Health Advice
News  |  4/18/2016  | 
The latest update to Amazon's Echo and Alexa lets people seek out health advice from Boston Children's Hospital, and even find home improvement contractors via HomeAdvisor.
Samsung Knox Security Beats iOS, Android, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/18/2016  | 
Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.
Facebook F8: AI, Future Of Apps On Display
Slideshows  |  4/14/2016  | 
At Facebook's F8 developers conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to talk bots and Messenger. Also on display were AI and a big dose of virtual reality. Here are some highlights from the event.
Facebook F8: The Bots Are Coming
News  |  4/13/2016  | 
At Facebook's developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Messenger Platform, the Facebook Live API, and other tools for sharing and connecting.
Apple Watch Sales Declining, Report Finds
News  |  4/12/2016  | 
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a reputation for accurate Apple information, has issued a report claiming Apple Watch sales are slated to decline 25% this year. The report also indicates that Apple will offer some small Watch improvements this year, before a major redesign in 2017.
Facebook's AI Technology Describes Photos To Visually Impaired Users
News  |  4/5/2016  | 
Visually impaired Facebook users will now find it easier to catch up with their friends' and family's photos with automatic alternative text for iOS. The new feature is based on the social network's AI technology.
Mobile Revolution Will Kill Siloed Apps, Forrester Says
News  |  4/5/2016  | 
Forrester anticipates a future in which mobile apps give way to experiences that draw from multiple services to address consumer needs. Here's what it means to your business.
Apple Watch, Tag Heuer: 7 Most Expensive Smartwatches
Slideshows  |  4/1/2016  | 
As gadget geeks and fashion-focused buyers flock to the latest and greatest smartwatches, we bring you a look at seven of the most expensive options available.
Twitter Makes Messaging Accessible To The Visually Impaired
News  |  3/30/2016  | 
There are 285 million people with vision impairment around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. Now social media sites such as Twitter are making sure their voices are seen and heard.
Wearable Users Happy With Hardware, Less So With Apps
News  |  3/29/2016  | 
A survey by Argus Insights suggests wearable makers need to spend more time thinking about app design and function.
Oracle Seeks $9.3 Billion Over Android's Use Of Java
News  |  3/29/2016  | 
In its long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, Oracle has now increased its damage claim to $9.3 billion. But Google dismisses the claim as excessive.
Pebble Axes 25% Of Staff Despite Smartwatch Success
News  |  3/24/2016  | 
The company's CEO Eric Migicovsky confirmed in an interview that Pebble is laying off 40 people -- about a quarter of its workforce. This comes despite a fairly successful run as a smartwatch maker.
MDM Vs. MAM: Best Choice For Mobile Management
News  |  3/22/2016  | 
When deciding between mobile device management (MDM) or mobile application management (MAM), enterprises should consider factors including number of in-house employees, compliance requirements, and data security.
9 Ways VR Video Gaming Is Getting Very Real
Slideshows  |  3/19/2016  | 
VR technology was everywhere at this year's Game Developers Conference. But it will be a while before it registers in the real world.
Google's Next HQ: Modern, With Retro Flairs
Slideshows  |  3/18/2016  | 
The pending makeover of Google's Mountain View campus shows concern for birds and the environment, alongside a look that manages to be both retro and modern.
Alexa Can Talk To Fitbit, But Fitness Bands Fading
Commentary  |  3/17/2016  | 
Fitbit wearers can now ask the Amazon Echo and Alexa about their progress, even as smartwatches eclipse fitness bands in the market for wearables.
Siri Fails To Help In A Crisis
News  |  3/15/2016  | 
Conversational agents such as Siri, Google Now, and S Voice haven't quite figured out how to handle crisis situations.
Google Releases Android N Developer Preview
News  |  3/10/2016  | 
With a surprise early release, Google hopes developers will provide more feedback and have more time to implement new Android features.
IBM Watson Powers Hilton Robot Concierge
News  |  3/10/2016  | 
A Hilton hotel in McLean, Virginia, has deployed a Watson-powered robot named Connie to help answer basic travel questions.
Toyota Develops Wearable Mobility Device For The Blind
News  |  3/8/2016  | 
Project BLAID is dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired people navigate via a device worn around the shoulders.
How Mobile, Cloud Are Changing The Face Of UC
Commentary  |  3/8/2016  | 
Ten years in, challenges remain in moving unified communications forward. Will mobile technology or changes in applications lead the way to a cloud-based UC infrastructure?
Google Tests Hands Free Mobile Payments For Android, iOS
News  |  3/3/2016  | 
Google's Hands Free app, for Android and iOS, lets users make payments without lifting a finger.
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