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Amazon Local Register: Friend Or Foe?
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
Mobile payment service prompts concerns about ulterior motives.
Twitter Video Ads Coming Soon
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Twitter announced the beta launch of Promoted Video, a new ad type that will charge advertisers on a cost-per-view model.
Government iPad Activations Up 5%
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
State and federal customers are ramping up iPad use, says enterprise mobile software firm Good Technology.
Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
Robot Room Service Hits Aloft Hotel Group
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
The "botlr" -- a robotic butler -- will deliver small goods to hotel guests upon request.
The Quantified Self On Steroids
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
An IT director changes his life by monitoring data from wearables and sensors, walking the line between self-discovery and tech obsession.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Aims High, Misses
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Samsung's latest smartphone sports new iPhone-like metallic design but falls short on some key features.
Apple's Dominance Of Enterprise Mobility Slips
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Android is gaining acceptance in business at the cost of Apple's iOS popularity while Microsoft languishes at the bottom.
Microsoft's Cure For Boring Video: Speed
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Videographers can create more compelling first-person videos by speeding them up with "Hyper-lapse" technology, Microsoft researchers say.
Intel Broadwell Sneak Peek
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Intel reveals first details of its 14nm chipmaking technology and Broadwell, its first CPU to use it.
Rosetta Spacecraft: Treacherous Challenges Ahead
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
The Rosetta Spacecraft's successful rendezvous last week with the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gersaimeno was a breeze for mission control compared to its next task: landing on the comet.
California Nears Smartphone Kill Switch
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Law would force phone makers to add remote kill switches; Apple, Google, and Microsoft have already agreed to implement them.
Will Google Or Apple Unseat Intel?
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Google, Apple, or a smart startup could steal the microprocessor market from Intel, says microprocessor design veteran Dave Ditzel.
Chromebook Sales Surge
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
More than 5.2 million Chromebooks will be sold this year, says Gartner.
Facebook Messenger: 5 Misconceptions
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Misinformation around Facebook's Messenger permissions has users crying foul. Here's a closer look at the rumors, plus details about what you can -- and can't -- control.
Acer Chromebook 13 Breaks New Ground
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Acer's latest Chromebook models deliver an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, a 13.3-inch full HD display, and sub-$400 price tags.
Microsoft Dumps Support For Old IE Versions
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Microsoft will drop support for older versions of Internet Explorer, but getting people to upgrade could be easier said than done.
Internet Of Things: Batteries Not Required
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
University of Washington researchers have devised a battery-free way to connect low-powered devices and sensors to the Internet.
Windows Phone: A Big Week For Microsoft
News  |  8/9/2014  | 
Windows Phone momentum continues, with an OS update, more apps, and Skype improvements. But is it time for Microsoft to just give up?
Apple Patent Points To Siri On Macs
News  |  8/9/2014  | 
Apple's Siri might soon appear on Macs if a new patent application is any indication.
Facebook Malware: Protect Your Profile
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
Malicious "Color Change" app has resurfaced on Facebook, compromising thousands of profiles. Here's what to do if you're infected.
IBM Chip Mimics The Brain
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
SyNAPSE chip aspires to be as powerful as the human brain without using much power.
Google To Factor Security In Search Results
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Websites that don't support HTTPS connections may soon be less prominent in Google search results.
Microsoft To Open Fifth Avenue Store?
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Microsoft wants to open a store on NYC's Fifth Avenue, says report -- just weeks after CEO Satya Nadella said retail stores are a "supporting" part of his strategy.
Microsoft's Windows 'Threshold' Takes Shape
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
The next version of Windows could add virtual desktops and kill Windows 8's controversial Charms Bar.
Foursquare Now Tracks Your Every Move
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Foursquare relaunched its flagship app with a bevy of new features, personalization options -- and a setting that consistently tracks your location.
Sprint, T-Mobile: Separate Equals Better
Commentary  |  8/7/2014  | 
Sprint has ditched its effort to acquire T-Mobile, hired a new CEO, and set a new course. This is all good news for consumers -- if it makes the right moves.
Google Buys Messaging, Video Startups
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Emu and Directr will expand Google's messaging and video advertising businesses.
Chinese Government Rejects Apple's iPad
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Ten Apple products have been removed from a list of products that can be bought with Chinese government funds.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Next Week
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Microsoft will release a constant stream of Windows 8.1 updates, not a major "Update 2." No word on the Start menu.
Social Strategy: Network-Curated Ads?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
Ads hand-picked by Instagram co-founder get almost three times as much action as ads people choose themselves to run on Facebook, pilot program shows.
Apple iPhone 6 Expected Sept. 9
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Apple will follow its annual release schedule and show off new iPhones in early September, reports say.
Navdy's Answer To Distracted Driving
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
A heads-up display promises safer access to your smartphone while driving.
BlackBerry Comeback Far From Certain
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
BlackBerry is finally ready to resume growth, says CEO Chen -- but first the company must overcome its crumbling device business.
Microsoft Discounts Surface Pro 3 For Education
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
With discounts of at least $150 available across the Surface Pro 3 line, Microsoft hopes its newest tablet can become a hit among students and teachers.
LinkedIn Pays $6M For Overtime Wages Violation
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Department of Labor investigation found LinkedIn failed to properly track pay records and compensate workers for overtime.
Eavesdropping On A New Level
Slideshows  |  8/5/2014  | 
MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe research team demonstrate how to capture sound using video images of objects. Yes, plants will parrot what you say with more fidelity than parrots, under the right conditions.
Samsung Loses Grip On China
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Xiaomi has usurped Samsung's smartphone lead in the world's largest market.
Amazon Fire Teardown
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Teardown.com analysis shows Amazon's smartphone costs $209 to build. See what's on the bill.
Microsoft vs. Samsung, Explained
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Samsung is trying to renege on its obligation to pay patent licensing fees. Could the billions Microsoft earns from Android-related patents be at stake?
LG Updates G Watch To Halt Corrosion
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
LG moves to stem smartwatch hardware problem, begins sales of 7-inch Android tablet with AT&T.
Tyranny Of The Beep: Taming The @#$! Sensors
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
The Internet of Things could spark an explosion in senseless computing.
4 IT Outsourcing Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
How cloud is competing head-to-head with outsourcing more, and other developments to keep an eye on.
Google Barge Showroom Scrapped
News  |  8/2/2014  | 
Google abandons its plans for a floating technology exhibit hall, at least on the East Coast.
Amazon Fire: 5 Things Missing
News  |  8/2/2014  | 
Amazon left out some important features in its splashy new Fire smartphone. Consider these five factors before you shop.
Facebook Messenger: 5 Things To Know
News  |  8/2/2014  | 
Facebook will soon require users to download Messenger to chat with friends. Here's the lowdown on important privacy settings and features.
Google, Apple & The Battle For Your Ears
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
The titans of technology have spent lavishly for your eyeballs. Now they want your ears. Here's why.
Secrets To Unified Communications & Collaboration Success
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
These seven usage profiles will help you trace the communications activities of workers and uncover bottlenecks and inefficiencies.
Geekend: 2 Steps Closer To Mars
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
A successful experiment on the side of a volcano and an artificial leaf that makes oxygen have gotten us closer to sending people to Mars.
Microsoft Enhances Office For iPad
News  |  8/1/2014  | 
Office for iPad includes better pivot table support and expanded presentation tools, but can it maintain momentum against free competitors?
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