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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google Tests Buy Button In Mobile Search Ads
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
Google isn't alone in its effort to deck the Web with buy buttons. Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter have been testing buy buttons, too. Social networking is nice, but advertising and revenue are nicer still.
BYOD Slowdown Could Hurt Tablet Sales
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
As tablet sales slow, enterprises are cooling to the idea of allowing employees to bring their own devices to work, according to two recent reports. Are the trends related?
Google Proposes Open Source Beacons
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
Google's Eddystone protocol aims to make beacons more flexible and open, and to compete with Apple's iBeacon in what is still a nascent market.
Smartphone Notifications Kill Your Concentration
News  |  7/10/2015  | 
Florida State University researchers have found that mobile phone notifications alone are enough to distract us from the task at hand, even if we try to ignore them.
Google Glass Enterprise Edition: What We Know So Far
News  |  7/9/2015  | 
The rumored Google Glass Enterprise Edition looks more like a maintenance release to placate the company's handful of Glass at Work partners until the company finds a way to reimagine and reinvigorate the project.
BBC Offers Free Tiny Computers To UK Students
News  |  7/7/2015  | 
A group of 29 organizations aims to help UK students become more technically adept.
Google Tests Carpool Coordination Service
News  |  7/7/2015  | 
Through its Waze and RideWith apps, Google aims to match drivers with passengers to form carpools, for a fee.
Amazon Cloud Drive Adds iOS App
News  |  7/6/2015  | 
iPhone users who prefer Amazon Cloud Drive now have a native app through which they can access Amazon's online storage service. Android versions were previously released through Google Play and Amazon's Fire Phone.
IT Spending Reports Show A Tech Market In Transition
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Gartner is predicting that worldwide spending on information technology will decline 5.5%, while Forrester has revised its US tech market projections down slightly.
Google Says Yelp-Backed Study Is Flawed
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Conflicting claims fly as European antitrust officials await a response to objections from Google.
Google's Android Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google over Android now returns to a lower court.
Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
10 iPhone, Android Apps To Keep You Healthy
Slideshows  |  6/22/2015  | 
Wellness is about more than eating salad and hitting the gym once a month. These 10 iPhone and Android apps will keep your health on track.
Facebook Infer Bug Detection Tool Is Now Open Source
News  |  6/12/2015  | 
For Facebook, open-sourcing Infer represents a gesture of goodwill toward the developer community and advances the eventual goal of automated software verification. Doing so should also lead to improvements in Infer through external contributions.
Google’s Sidewalk Labs: Exploring Better City Living
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
Sidewalk Labs will help lay the foundation for real-time oversight of civic activities and resources through sensors, software, and ubiquitous connectivity. It will be Google's path to smart city projects.
iOS 9 Gives iPad A Serious Productivity Boost
Commentary  |  6/11/2015  | 
Split-screen multitasking and changes to the keyboard will make the iPad a more powerful productivity machine for road warriors thanks to iOS 9.
Apple's Siri Takes On Google Now
News  |  6/10/2015  | 
In iOS 9, Apple's personal assistant will be become proactive about notifications.
Apple's Swift Programming Language Goes Open Source This Fall
News  |  6/9/2015  | 
The open sourcing of Swift demonstrates Apple's pragmatism, but should not be construed as a broad embrace of openness.
Data Privacy Playbook For Wearables And IoT
Commentary  |  6/8/2015  | 
Wearables and the Internet of Things raise significant consumer privacy issues that you need to prepare for now. We outline the key concerns with a primer on how to get your organization ready.
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