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7 Surprising Technologies From World War I
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
WWI marked the first time technology was widely used in war. Look back 100 years at early drones, wearables, and other technologies that had lasting influence.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gets Tougher
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Robots competing in DARPA's disaster relief test must show some autonomy, will face surprise challenge.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Google Wear Smartwatches Compared
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
LG and Samsung announce first devices with Android Wear, Google's platform for wearables. Understand the differences.
Warrantless Cellphone Searches Illegal, Supreme Court Rules
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Supreme Court bars police from searching data on an individual's cellphone without a warrant.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
WLAN Design: Learning From Our Mistakes
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Our expensive campus WLAN upgrade didn't account for the growing number of wireless devices per student. Here's what we learned from our mistakes and how we turned them into teaching opportunities.
World Cup: Assist Goes To Big Data
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Success in soccer is based on hard work and talent. But at an elite level like World Cup 2014, data analytics can be the ultimate edge.
Microsoft's 'First' Android Phone Aims Low
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Nokia X2 targets emerging markets with a customized version of Android.
Microsoft $650 Macbook Air Trade-In: Fine Print
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
MacBook Air owners can get up to $650 -- which would cover all but $149 of the Surface Pro 3's starting price -- if they trade in their Apple hardware. However, read the fine print.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Why To Buy
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is finally available. But just because you can replace your laptop with the Surface Pro 3 doesn't mean everyone will want to.
Smartphone Buyers Want Larger Screens
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Big-screened phones are no longer a fad, global survey of potential smartphone buyers shows.
Wearables At Work: Early Adopters Will Win
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Wearable technology can improve productivity, but expect to manage more data sets, APIs, and security issues before reaping the rewards.
Facebook Overhauls Android App For Emerging Countries
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Facebook's Android app now consumes 50% less data and is 65% smaller to accommodate bandwidth and device limitations in emerging countries.
Microsoft Accidentally Confirms Surface Mini
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 User Guide includes several references to the Surface Mini -- but does Microsoft need to release a smaller tablet?
Amazon Fire: 6 Key Points
Slideshows  |  6/20/2014  | 
Amazon's Fire smartphone might convince people to buy more stuff from Amazon. But consider these factors before buying the phone.
Apple Preps Multiple Smartwatches
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Wearable devices will include sensors to track health and fitness, according to sources.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Hits Stores: 3 Cautions
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
After a month of hype, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hits stores on Friday. Consider these facts before you pull out your wallet.
New Devices To Target Gluttony, Stupidity, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Inspired by the self-serving Amazon Fire, industry leaders in packaged food, gambling, and government services will release a slate of new mobile devices in time for Christmas.
BYOD Trade-Ins: How To Protect Your Business
Commentary  |  6/19/2014  | 
Without an IT asset disposal policy, that iPhone an employee just unloaded on eBay could be a time bomb.
Broadband Pain: Less Drama, More Facts, Please
Commentary  |  6/19/2014  | 
We must move beyond net neutrality sniping and wonky arguments. It's time to focus on ways to improve US telecom service.
Amazon Fire: Here's The Rub
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Amazon's new Fire smartphone makes sense for Jeff Bezos, but not for us. The "ultimate" shopping experience should be made available as an app, not as hardware.
Amazon Fire: The Buy Phone
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Or should we call it the Prime Phone? Amazon hopes its smartphone will tempt people to ditch Apple and Samsung for dedicated access to Amazon products.
Federal Broadband Program Falls Short
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
The $3 billion rural broadband rollout, established as part of the federal stimulus program, left too many projects unfinished, GAO reports.
Wearable Tech: Fashion Will Rule
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
With wearable tech, first impressions matter more than features.
Microsoft Slashes Surface Pro 2 Prices
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Microsoft drops Surface Pro 2 prices by $100 to $200, days ahead of Surface Pro 3 availability.
Amazon Phone Looks To Be AT&T Exclusive
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
It stands to reason that Amazon would have a single carrier partner for its first smartphone.
Microsoft Embraces Open With IE Developer Channel
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
IE Developer Channel offers an early look at upcoming IE features and represents a more open attitude from Microsoft.
Transportation Dept. Wants To Regulate Smartphone Maps
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
The Department of Transportation seeks the power to determine whether smartphone apps are a danger to drivers.
What Amazon Phone Could Mean
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
Watch for Amazon's long-rumored device to usher in a new era of commerce-optimized smartphones. Call it the industry's first sell phone.
Playing Games With The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
For an IoT world to be a lucrative world, it needs to be a fun and rewarding. Here's how businesses can learn to play.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Takes On iPad
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Samsung's new line of high-end tablets boasts a gorgeous display, sophisticated design, and a thoughtful feature set.
How Data Visualization Helped Me Run Faster
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
Could you use a data visualization lift in your life and work?
Business PCs' New Era: 6 Trends
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Six factors are shaping the new multi-screen world of office computing.
9 Mobile Apps To Get You Fit
Slideshows  |  6/13/2014  | 
With more than 100,000 mobile health apps available today, you need help sorting through the fitness contenders. Consider these nine apps.
Connected Cup Knows Your Drink
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
The Vessyl, a $99 cup, can analyze liquids down to the molecular level and display its findings, such as "beer."
Epocrates Retains Lead In Crowded Mobile Health Marketplace
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
By giving clinicians the information they want, Epocrates stays atop the medical reference category for the fifth consecutive year.
iPad Split-Screen Multitasking Revealed
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Apple's iOS 8 beta software suggests that iPads could soon offer split-screen multitasking.
Facebook Ads: Users Offered More Control
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Soon Facebook will opt you into ads based on your browsing history and offer new ways to adjust what you see. Here's how to opt out -- and the other key details.
Starbucks Wireless Charging Plan: Meet Powermat
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Starbucks plans to install free wireless charging stations in its stores -- but not all devices are compatible.
FAA Approves First Commercial Drone Flight Over Land
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Agency decision is the first step in a long march toward integrating drones into civil airspace.
Mac Enterprise Adoption Grows
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Windows still reigns in the enterprise, but new data shows Macs gaining ground.
Ringly Wearable: Hello, Ladies
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Bejeweled ring buzzes and lights up with incoming calls and messages. Is this the right direction for wearable devices?
Mobile Business Without The Apps
Commentary  |  6/11/2014  | 
SAP technology helps Brazilian job site contact workers where they are -- on cellphones, but without apps.
Multi-Screen Era Redefines Business PC
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
"PC" no longer means one desktop in a cubicle. Welcome to the increasingly composite world of office computing.
Restaurants' Switch To Tablets Is Trouble
Commentary  |  6/11/2014  | 
Tablets and self-service are the next big thing in restaurants. But is it a good idea?
'Mobile App Sprawl' Is Here. Is 'App Stall' Next?
Commentary  |  6/11/2014  | 
We've seen cloud and virtual machine "sprawl" and "stall," and now history is repeating itself with mobile apps. Here's how to take control of "app sprawl."
Microsoft's 3D-Sensing Smartphone: Evidence Mounts
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Microsoft may be prepping a 3D-sensing smartphone that lets users interact with it without touching the screen, according to company research and recent reports.
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