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Streaming Analytics: Government Must Step Up
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
By blending static big data with streaming analysis, agencies will get insights they've never had.
9 iOS, Android Apps to Boost Productivity
Slideshows  |  5/18/2015  | 
Smartphones might be distracting, but they can also help get things done. Check out our picks for mobile productivity apps.
IoT Buzz: Legit Business Or Next Tech Bubble Fail?
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
In the Internet of Things, everything needs to be connected and "smart." But, if everything is smart, how do you know what's dumb or doomed to fail?
Windows 10 Patch Strategy: IT Dream Or Nightmare?
Slideshows  |  5/17/2015  | 
Here's what systems administrators and others in IT will love (and hate) about Microsoft's Windows 10 patch and upgrade strategy.
Google Adding Button To Mobile Search For Instant Purchases
News  |  5/17/2015  | 
The development would put Google in direct competition with online retailer Amazon, which pays Google more than any other company for search ads.
Google Self-Driving Car: A Road Trip Playlist
Commentary  |  5/17/2015  | 
Google cars are hitting the road this summer. They need a road trip playlist.
Google Self-Driving Cars Hit The Road
News  |  5/16/2015  | 
The latest self-driving car prototypes from Google will roll on public roads in Mountain View, Calif., later this summer.
Windows 10 Mobile, Hyperlapse, Hyper-V: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/16/2015  | 
News from Microsoft this week includes plans to bring cables under the Pacific, new Windows 10 Editions, and the latest Windows 10 mobile build.
Microsoft Says Short Attention Spans Are Fine
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Digital media, smartphones, and social networks are shortening our attention spans. But our brains are adapting nicely, according to research from Microsoft Canada.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Getting Production Boost
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Samsung is working hard to improve the number of Galaxy S6 Edge handsets coming out of its factories. It's also teasing an "Iron Man" edition.
Cloud Foundry Pros & Cons
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
Cloud Foundry has a mixed container message, but that's not keeping it from sailing full speed ahead into Fortune 500 data centers.
LG Lancet Sports Windows Phone 8.1, Low Price
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
Verizon Wireless is planning to offer the LG Lancet, a budget smartphone that runs Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 plus the software company's Cortana digital assistant.
Hadoop Adoption Remains Steady, But Slow, Gartner Finds
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Despite the big data hype, the adoption of Hadoop remains a slow, steady process, according to new Gartner research. A lack of Hadoop skills and complexity can account for this.
Internet Of Things: 6 Obstacles
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
A report from McKinsey and the Global Semiconductor Alliance finds excitement and uncertainty among companies building the pieces of the Internet of Things.
10 Ways IT Drives Everyone Else Crazy
Slideshows  |  5/15/2015  | 
Managers are frustrated with IT. A study shows where they think IT is failing them.
Windows 10 Mobile Update: Office Apps, Windows Store
News  |  5/14/2015  | 
Build 10080 of Microsoft's Windows 10 for phones gives a first look at Universal Office apps, Windows Store Beta, and more.
Microsoft Hyperlapse Speeds Up Your Boring Videos
News  |  5/14/2015  | 
The Hyperlapse apps from Microsoft transform clunky videos into seamless time-lapse ones across Windows, Windows Phone, and Android devices.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Lack Theft Protection
Commentary  |  5/14/2015  | 
The Apple Watch and Google's Android Wear platform don't have any security measures in place protecting their pricey wearables from loss or theft.
Google Faces More Scrutiny Over Right To Be Forgotten
News  |  5/14/2015  | 
A group of 80 Web academics have penned an open letter to Google insisting on more transparency for right to be forgotten requests in Europe.
Windows 10 Editions: Which One Is For You?
News  |  5/14/2015  | 
Microsoft will release different editions of Windows 10 for various devices and user types, from consumers to large enterprises.
5 Soft Skills Every IT Pro Needs
Slideshows  |  5/14/2015  | 
When it comes to being a great employee, an IT professional can no longer sit in isolation. It's time to develop some soft people skills to help your career. Here's what one recruiter looks for when evaluating tech talent.
IoT World: Separating Smart And Dumb Things
Slideshows  |  5/13/2015  | 
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
GE Prepares For Industrial Internet With Cloud Foundry
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
Analysis of big data from industrial machines is creating new business models, but GE Software CTO Harel Kodesh sees even more disruptive business models on their way.
Samsung's Project Orbis: A Risky Apple Watch Challenger
Commentary  |  5/13/2015  | 
Samsung revealed details about a forthcoming smartwatch, dubbed Project Orbis, but don't expect it to use Google's Android Wear. Can it legitimacy challenge the Apple Watch?
How Corporate Culture Impedes Data Innovation
Commentary  |  5/13/2015  | 
BI and big data analytics tools are getting more sophisticated and comprehensive. Yet, some organizations are failing to derive full value from their data because their corporate cultures do not reflect a data-driven mindset. Here are the common cultural challenges standing in the way of big data innovation.
Microsoft Edge Browser Gets Security Boost
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
The new Windows 10 browser, Microsoft Edge, is fortified with security measures to keep users safe.
Samsung's ARTIK IoT Platform: Connecting Developers To 'Things'
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
The set of hardware modules, software, and cloud services aims to provide developers with a faster path to market for apps that support the Internet of Things.
8 Microsoft Office Alternatives
Slideshows  |  5/12/2015  | 
Microsoft's Office productivity suite may be the go-to choice for personal and enterprise use, but there are cheaper options available.
iPhone 6s Will Sport Force Touch, Rose Gold Option
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
Apple's advanced touchscreen tech, called Touch Force, may be the central new feature of the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Verizon Buys AOL For $4.4B To Bolster Video
News  |  5/12/2015  | 
Verizon moves into the mobile advertising space with the $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL, which also gives the company a stronger foothold in OTT video.
Open Source Platform Opens Arms To Microsoft's .Net
News  |  5/12/2015  | 
This latest move from Cloud Foundry signals how the cloud is forcing old rivalries to fall away.
Microsoft Undersea Cables Are Really About The Cloud
News  |  5/12/2015  | 
Microsoft is now part of an international consortium of telecoms and cable manufacturers bringing 80TBps data speeds across the Pacific Ocean. The goal is to increase Microsoft's cloud capacity.
Meet Your IT Workers Of The Future
Slideshows  |  5/12/2015  | 
Digital natives are now raising the first generation of children who are using smartphones in the crib, and it will change everything for IT.
Mobile App Mentality: 4 Ways IT Must Change
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
From architecture to employee trust, IT must adjust its thinking.
Google Automated Car Accidents: Not Our Fault
News  |  5/12/2015  | 
Self-driving cars have been involved in several accidents, but the blame appears to belong to other drivers.
Big Data: Protecting Privacy Is Good For Business
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
Privacy issues in big data often put companies and consumers in adversarial positions. It doesn't have to be that way.
8 Reasons The PC Is Not Dead
Slideshows  |  5/11/2015  | 
Now that phablets have essentially cannibalized the tablet market, the personal computer has a chance to make a dramatic comeback. Here's why.
Poker Pros Barely Beat Bot
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
In the Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence poker competition last week, the human players won, sort of.
Comic: What Really Drives The Business
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
Data might drive your business, but what happens at nap time?
iPhone Still Owns The Enterprise BYOD Market
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
Despite a small drop in activations, Apple's iPhone owns the enterprise device space by a healthy margin. Despite small gains, Android is still far behind.
Windows 10: Microsoft's Last Operating System?
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
After Windows 10 launches, future operating system updates will come from Microsoft as smaller incremental fixes instead of widely publicized launches.
Will $9 Linux CHIP Replace Raspberry Pi?
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
Startup Next Thing is turning to Kickstarter to tap funding for its pocket-sized computer -- CHIP -- which runs Google's Chrome browser, uses Linux, and costs just $9 to start.
4 Stages Of Hybrid Cloud Evolution
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
Hybrid cloud computing will involve companies using APIs from different clouds to bring services into a "home cloud" to work with company data, IBM's Rippert says.
IBM Bluemix Welcomes Microsoft's .Net
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
IBM's Bluemix is adding the .Net languages, allowing Bluemix Cloud Foundry users to mix Microsoft, open source, and IBM technologies.
The 'Internet Of Me' Is Getting Real In Healthcare
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
Biogen's Andi Karaboutis believes medicine is about to get much more personal.
'Father Time' Still Negotiating The Future
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
Harlan Stenn, chief maintainer of the Network Time Protocol, remains in limbo between full-time NTP work and a return to private consulting.
Windows 10, HoloLens, Office: Microsoft Details Its Vision
Slideshows  |  5/10/2015  | 
Key takeaways from Microsoft's Ignite and Build events offer a peek at the company's broader vision for enterprise apps.
Uber Reportedly Bids $3B For Nokia's HERE Maps
News  |  5/10/2015  | 
The bidding war for HERE heats up as the vehicle-for-hire startup Uber reported makes a $3 billion bid for Nokia's struggling maps division.
Nintendo Games Finally Coming To Your Smartphone
Commentary  |  5/10/2015  | 
After years of focusing on traditional game consoles, Nintendo wants to bring its games to smartphones to help you better waste time at work.
Windows 10, Office 2016, Azure Updates Galore: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/9/2015  | 
Microsoft's Ignite keynote kicked off a week of news related to Windows 10, security, Office 2016, Microsoft Edge, and more.
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