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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.
Amazon Alexa Voice Service Open To More Developers
News  |  8/3/2015  | 
Amazon is looking to open its Alexa voice service to more developers and offering $100 million to get the service off the ground.
Adopting Cloud Is No Longer An Advantage, HBR Finds
News  |  8/3/2015  | 
The analytics unit of Harvard Business Review concludes that since everybody is doing it, less advantage is found in moving to cloud.
Apple Prepping Siri-Powered Voicemail Transcriptions
News  |  8/3/2015  | 
The service would transcribe incoming voicemail into messages for easier consumption.
Nokia HERE Maps Sold To Carmakers For $3.2 Billion
News  |  8/3/2015  | 
A consortium of luxury German automakers scoops up Nokia's HERE navigation platform after months of speculation as to what company would acquire it.
How To Get Ops-Oriented IT To Innovate
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
Innovation is change, and change is hard, but there are ways to ease the necessary evil of progress.
Windows 10 Gives Microsoft A Fighting Chance In IoT
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
By 2020, there will be billions of IoT devices in the market. After learning a lesson with mobility, Microsoft is using Windows 10 to edge its way into billions of dollars of new revenue.
10 IT Job Search Habits To Nail A New Gig
Slideshows  |  8/3/2015  | 
Job searching is about more than finding the magic keywords. Research shows that developing the right habits goes a long way toward achieving a successful job search.
Java: 7 Powerful Features For The Future
Slideshows  |  8/2/2015  | 
Java, unleashed in 1991, has become one of the world's most-used programming languages. Here are seven key features that will keep it viable in a world of supercomputing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things.
Apple TV Powers Up For September Refresh
Commentary  |  8/2/2015  | 
Apple will debut a new version of Apple TV, complete with Siri and an App Store, alongside the new iPhone 6s, in September.
10 Ways To Make Google Glass Less Creepy
Commentary  |  8/2/2015  | 
Google Glass is back and hopefully better than ever. Here how we think the company can make sure it sticks for good this time.
Mozilla Takes Aim At Microsoft's Windows 10
Commentary  |  8/1/2015  | 
In an effort to call attention to its Firefox browser, Mozilla is picking a public fight with Microsoft on the week Windows 10 and the new Edge browser are rolled out.
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.
Windows 10 Hits 14M PCs, Office Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/1/2015  | 
This week brought us the public launch of Windows 10, global Microsoft celebrations, updated Office for Windows apps, and news on Windows 10 mobile.
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.
Open Container Initiative Nears Container-Spec Goal
News  |  7/31/2015  | 
Multi-vendor collaborative adds new members as it works to finalize its draft container spec and run-time.
IT Pro Nightmare: Coffee Intake Linked To Alzheimer's
News  |  7/31/2015  | 
Increasing your coffee habits later in life can be very dangerous, according to a recent study. No need to panic, we have some options for you.
Windows 10: 8 Enterprise Essentials
Commentary  |  7/31/2015  | 
Windows 10 has arrived. Here are 8 things to keep in mind as you consider an enterprise deployment.
10 Must-Have Mac OS X Apps
Slideshows  |  7/31/2015  | 
Apple may have some work to do to restore its reputation for software, but third-party developers have got the company's back.
Microsoft Office Mobile Apps Land On Windows 10
News  |  7/31/2015  | 
Microsoft rolls out four Office Mobile apps -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote -- alongside the worldwide debut of Windows 10.
IBM, CVS Partner On Watson-Based Patient Care
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
A new agreement by IBM and CVS will use Watson to better manage patient care. However, there are a few concerns about privacy.
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.
Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense Raises Security Concerns
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
The Wi-Fi Sense feature embedded in Windows 10 may make life easier for users, but could it also compromise corporate network security?
10 Pricey iPhone Apps That Will Leave You Broke
Slideshows  |  7/30/2015  | 
InformationWeek went searching for the most expensive iPhone apps that are out there. Here's our Top 10.
Windows 10: Inside NYC Launch Day
Windows 10: Inside NYC Launch Day
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/30/2015  | 
InformationWeek paid a visit to New York City's Microsoft Store on July 29 to see consumers using the final release of Windows 10 on launch day.
'Cloud Native': What It Means, Why It Matters
News  |  7/30/2015  | 
"Cloud native" is starting to mean a set of specific things about how business will run on software, Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji explains.
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.
Windows 10: NYC Debut, Hands-On Demo
Slideshows  |  7/30/2015  | 
InformationWeek marked the July 29 Windows 10 launch with a visit to New York City's Microsoft specialty store. Here, we take you through our firsthand experiences with Windows 10.
XPoint Memory Chips: Ushering In A New Mobile Era
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
Chip technology from Intel and Micron combines the best qualities of DRAM and solid state memory. It may lead to big changes in mobile and data center operations.
IBM Cooks Up IoT Developer Community
Commentary  |  7/29/2015  | 
IBM's new developerWorks Recipes is a new community for those that want to want to develop IoT devices on the Big Blue model.
Nokia OZO Virtual Reality Camera Aimed At Film Pros
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
The world of virtual reality content moves a little closer to the mainstream with the launch of Nokia’s OZO virtual reality camera.
Windows 10 Mobile: Why Microsoft Is Confident
Commentary  |  7/29/2015  | 
Windows 10 for smartphones is essentially feature complete, says Microsoft, and will make its official debut with a new flagship phone soon.
HP Buys ActiveState's PaaS, Stackato
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
HP's Helion Development Platform is based on Stackato, one of the few commercially supported versions of Cloud Foundry.
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.
Mythbusters Tests Killer Drones
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
See what the team on Discovery Communications' TV series Mythbusters learned when they tested the safety of drones. The results might make you lose your head.
Windows 10: 5 Reasons It Matters, 5 Key Concerns
Slideshows  |  7/29/2015  | 
The Windows 10 rollout has officially begun. Here are five reasons we're excited about the OS, and a few concerns for its future.
Motorola Moto X, Moto G Smartphones Target Samsung
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
The Motorola Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G offer something for everyone in customizable packages.
IT Life Radio: Where Virtual Reality Falls Short
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
The latest episode of IT Life radio features the real-life inventor of Iron Man's Jarvis, who happens to bring similar innovations to the way we work.
Is Cortana Microsoft's Equalizer With Google?
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
While Microsoft is positioning Cortana as a digital assistant, it could also filter search results to Bing, giving Redmond a new edge against Google in the lucrative search market.
Google Lets Cloud Customers Supply Encryption Keys
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Users of Google Compute Engine can now provide their own keys to secure data, turning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) into even more of a self-service affair.
ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics
ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/28/2015  | 
Whether the company is drilling for oil or increasing margins on the business side, ConocoPhillips is taking full advantage of predictive analytics. At the InformationWeek Conference CIO Mike Pfister and Advanced Analytics Program Manager Richard Barclay shared some real-world big data experience.
Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
Samsung SE370 Monitor Boasts Wireless Charging Capability
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
No stranger to innovative products, Samsung launches the SE370 monitor, which can wirelessly charge your smartphone.
Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google Capture Cloud Market
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Synergy Research says Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM hold 54% of the cloud market and are growing at a faster rate than the market as a whole.
7 Smart Ways To Leverage Social Data
Slideshows  |  7/28/2015  | 
Social media data is not just for marketing anymore. Learn how companies are using these insights in novel ways to turn that data into dollars and cents.
Windows 10: Microsoft Attempts A SaaS Model
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
With Windows 10, Microsoft will attempt to update its operating system with a cloud sensibility. Can it be done?
Building An IT Infrastructure: From Dream To Data Center
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Tonia Williams, CIO of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, recounts how she was invited to imagine a data center where there was none, and then set out to build it.
OnePlus 2: Low-Cost Android Alternative
News  |  7/27/2015  | 
ShenZhen, China-based startup OnePlus shook the high-end smartphone market last year when it produced a well-designed smartphone with the same (or better) specs than premium models -- such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 -- and sold it for half the price. Now, version 2 is hitting the market with a new Android OS.
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