News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in June 2013
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CERN's Hadron Collider Research Fueled By OpenStack
News  |  6/30/2013  | 
CERN works with Rackspace to upgrade cloud infrastructure to OpenStack Grizzly in time for reactivation of its Hadron Collider, being used to pursue Higgs Boson particle.
NASA's Next 5 Missions, Explored
Slideshows  |  6/28/2013  | 
From a spacecraft that captures asteroids to a telescope that reveals details of the universe, NASA's upcoming missions will break ground in space science and technology.
10 Great Gadgets From The Future
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
They're highly anticipated, heavily hyped and possibly wonderful, at least until the reviews arrive.
Wi-Fi That Sees Through Walls
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
MIT researchers have found a way to track motion, even through walls, using Wi-Fi signals.
Google Tweaks Android, iOS Apps
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Google has updated a number of its mobile apps recently. We break down some of the biggest changes.
Google Unveils Plans For London HQ
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Plans for the facility, located adjacent to King's Cross railway station, include a roof garden and space for an interior campus.
Britain Wants Courts Digitized By 2016
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Government commits £160 million to replacing paperwork bottlenecks in British courtrooms with Wi-Fi, screens and video.
Verizon Details 4G Network Plans
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
With its LTE 4G network offering almost complete coverage, Verizon looks to future technologies.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Steve Jobs
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Apple co-founder, more artist than engineer, blew up the status quo in multiple industries.
Occum's App: 5 Barriers To Mobile Simplicity
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Big enterprises are hard-wired to botch mobile apps design. But you can change your culture to avoid the pitfalls.
How To Hack Facebook In 60 Seconds
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Facebook rewards U.K. researcher with $20,000 for discovering a mobile device confirmation bug that could be used to take control of any Facebook account.
Google Works On Android-Based Gaming Console
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Google plans Android-based devices such as a gaming console, smartwatch and a revised Nexus Q.
BlackBerry Ships Just 2.7 Million BB10 Phones
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
BlackBerry's quarterly results show that sales of the company's BB10 platform and new smartphones aren't as strong as hoped.
CloudSigma IaaS Avoids Amazon Approach
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service provider sidesteps Amazon-style server packages, allows users to provision what they need.
Microsoft Touts Azure To iOS, Android Developers
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Microsoft hopes to sell developers on its vision for Azure -- and use the popularity of mobile platforms, including iOS and Android, to become a cloud powerhouse.
Good Employee, Selfish Employee
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
Put on your own oxygen mask before assisting your company or organization.
U.K. Startup Offers Neural Net-Based Fashion System
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Cortexica's Find Similar for Fashion analyzes images to help consumers find clothing and accessories with similar characteristics.
Older Android Devices At Risk As Carriers Delay Upgrades
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Latest version of Android OS rebuffs most malware, says study, but carriers continue to drag their feet on providing upgrades and patches.
CEO Innovation Talk Is Cheap
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
When your CEO praises the company's readiness for digital disruption, don't believe him until he helps break down the walls that stifle innovation.
Social Media Improves Chronic Disease Care
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Online health communities that include providers as well as patients can improve patient engagement and offer other benefits to both groups, says study.
Why U.S. Must Invest In Internet-Connected Infrastructure
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
A hybrid infrastructure that combines physical foundations such as roads, buildings and the power grid with the Internet and sensor networks will pay off for the U.S.
Apple Dealt Setback In Samsung Lawsuit
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Judge says Apple can't add the Galaxy S4 to its existing patent suit against foe Samsung.
Software Flaw Threatens LG Android Smartphones
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Android devices at risk over vulnerability in backup software that can be exploited to provide root access to LG smartphones.
10 Job Search Tools For Recent Grads
Slideshows  |  6/26/2013  | 
These mobile apps and sites give an edge to anyone entering the workforce or seeking a new job.
Adware Sneaks Onto Android Smartphones
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
More than 1 million Android smartphone users unknowingly downloaded adware in the last year, says Lookout study.
3 Reasons Voice Will Finally Come To The Web
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Siri is teaching us to talk to and not just type on our devices. But will we be comfortable recording all our conversations to make voice a searchable app?
Nokia Brings Augmented Reality To Job Search
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Nokia's JobLens app for the Lumia smartphone helps job seekers "see" the open jobs available around them.
Progress Launches PaaS For Mobile, On-Premises Apps
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Progress Software uses Rollbase acquisition to announce Pacific platform-as-a-service for cloud and mobile apps.
Mobile Ads Drain Battery Power
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Ads consume 23% of the energy used by ad-supported Windows Phone apps, says study.
Microsoft Build: 3 Windows 8 Questions To Answer
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Microsoft has a chance to regain control of the Windows 8 narrative at Build conference. But can the company execute where it has stumbled before?
Mozilla Firefox Opens Door To New Web Apps
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
With support for WebRTC and Asm.js, Firefox 22 offers developers the framework to create compelling new Web applications.
iOS 7 Beta 2 Lands On iPad
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Apple has released a second beta version of iOS 7, making the OS available to the iPad and iPad Mini for the first time.
Vodafone Confirms Kabel Deutschland Acquisition
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Germany's largest cable operator will help Vodafone expand from its core cellphone business to establish a "quad-play" future.
Sony Enters Phablet Fray, Debuts New SmartWatch
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Sony jumped feet first into the phablet market with the Xperia Z Ultra. It also announced a second-generation SmartWatch.
Joyent Launches Manta Service For Cloud Computing, Storage
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Joyent Manta Storage Service keeps big data close to the compute resources needed to analyze it.
Google Auto-Designed Ads Available To Merchants
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Through "dynamic remarketing" -- creating targeted ads based on customers' browsing activities -- Google says it can help merchants sell more.
Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
With Windows 8.1 just a few days away, rumors of an impending company shakeup have gained momentum.
iPads In The Classroom: Worth Doing Right
Commentary  |  6/24/2013  | 
Tablets in K-12 and higher education should not be technology for technology's sake.
Samsung Offers New Android Tablets
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Samsung has 3 tablets on deck for the U.S. market, including models with 10.1-, 8-, and 7-inch screens.
Facebook To Debut Flipboard-Like Reader For Mobile
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Facebook wants users to spend more time with the service and hopes that a mobile news-reading service will do the trick.
Samsung Unleashes New Mobile Devices: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/21/2013  | 
From a waterproof smartphone to a hybrid Windows/Android tablet, there's something for everyone in Samsung's new array of products. Here's a sneak peek at what's to come.
GE Expands Its Internet Of Things
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
General Electric adds a public cloud and new data management tools to make it easier for its customers to massage the massive amount of data generated by industrial sensors.
White House Eyes Spectrum Sharing With Private Sector
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Federal agencies may have to share wireless spectrum with private sector once standards are set.
Microsoft Build: 7 Things To Expect
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
From Windows 8.1 developments to a possible Surface Mini, next week's Microsoft Build conference promises fireworks.
Samsung's Windows-Android Tablets Have Edge
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
New Samsung Ativ Q tablet's Android compatibility is an advantage compared to similar convertibles from the likes of Lenovo or Acer.
FAA Reconsiders Gadget Rules On Airplanes
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
FAA prepares to relax the rules about electronic device use on planes. But don't expect to be able to make phone calls.
Oracle Makes Big Promises After Weak Earnings
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Oracle's fourth-quarter financial results showed little growth, but CEO Larry Ellison talks up cloud gains and plans to beat SAP Hana with an in-memory database upgrade.
Samsung's New Galaxy Smartphones, Unusual Tablets
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Samsung unveils hybrid tablet that runs Windows and Android apps and Galaxy smartphone that takes underwater pictures.
Instagram Adds Video, Plays Coy On Ads
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
To outdo Twitter's Vine, Facebook's Instagram offers 15-second recordings.
8 Cool Cloud Tools For iPad
Slideshows  |  6/20/2013  | 
Your iPad was built for the cloud. Check out some surprising things the iPad and cloud can do together.
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