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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Bets $1 Billion On Apple
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
The famed investor's firm takes a $1 billion stake in the iPhone maker, marking its first investment in the company and signaling hope for Apple's growth prospects.
9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills
Slideshows  |  5/17/2016  | 
Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine free online courses can help you explore a range of topics, including Python, R, AI, machine learning, and Hadoop, before you commit to more advanced learning.
Samsung Smartwatch Design Projects UI On Your Hand
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Samsung recently filed a patent application indicating plans to integrate a projector into its smartwatch, which could turn the wearer's hand or nearby surface into a display.
Fitbit Rules Wearables, Apple Dominates Smartwatches: IDC
Commentary  |  5/16/2016  | 
The first quarter saw wearable shipments increase across the board, but there's now a clear division between devices like the Apple Watch and Fitbit Flex, according to IDC.
Google Ending Automatic Chrome Support For Flash
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Google's Chrome browser will begin to display HTML5 video and animation, when they're available, on all but 10 websites starting in the fourth quarter of this year. It's another serious blow to the Adobe Flash platform.
Using Containers To Make App Dev Easier
Partner Perspectives  |  5/16/2016  | 
Containers facilitate increased utilization at lower cost with a single control plane. The result is increased efficiency.
Google I/O 2016: What To Expect
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Updates on Project Tango, Android N, and Android Auto are among the announcements we expect at Google's annual developer conference this week. Here's what we know so far.
Virtualization Market Now 'Mature,' Gartner Finds
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Virtualization has been the biggest trend in the enterprise data center for over a decade. Now, however, new license revenues have plateaued, according to new research from Gartner.
AWS IoT Button Lets Devs Customize In The Cloud
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
A programmable version of Amazon's Dash Button, the IoT Button, allows developers to trigger custom actions through Amazon Web Services.
IBM Watson: Machine-Of-All-Trades
Slideshows  |  5/16/2016  | 
From fashion to food to healthcare, IBM's Watson has many guises across different industries. Here's a look at some of the work IBM's AI system has been doing since its Jeopardy! heyday.
10 Must-Read Books For All Programmers
Slideshows  |  5/15/2016  | 
The road from newbie to professional developer can be long and bumpy. Here are 10 books (plus a few more) that can help guide you on the journey to success.
Apache Spark 2.0 Preview, Google's Amazon Echo Rival: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/15/2016  | 
Apache Spark 2.0 preview is released for Databricks customers. Google preps a stationary personal assistant like Amazon Echo. MarkLogic revs up security and encryption. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 15, 2016.
Google Hiring Driverless Car Testers In Arizona
News  |  5/14/2016  | 
Google is seeking drivers to test its driverless cars in Arizona. If you meet the requirements, you can earn $20 per hour to sit behind the wheel.
Facebook Investigating Trending Topics Censorship Controversy
News  |  5/14/2016  | 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launches a probe into allegations that the social media giant excluded conservative news stories from its Trending Topics section.
Windows 10 Build 14342, Azure Expansion: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/14/2016  | 
Microsoft this week announced Windows 10 Build 14342 for PCs, Azure expansion into South Korea and Canada, and the end of MSN China and the Sunrise calendar app.
Apple's $1 Billion Didi Investment: Precursor To Project Titan?
Commentary  |  5/13/2016  | 
Apple plans to invest $1 billion in a Didi, a Chinese ride-hailing business. The move could be the first in a series of major changes at Apple, and a precursor to the company's much-rumored electric car, called Project Titan.
BMW Plans Electric, Self-Driving Car For 2021
News  |  5/13/2016  | 
The race to market for electric, self-driving vehicles accelerates with BMW's plans to bring an autonomous car to market in 2021. The i NEXT will face competition from Tesla, Google, Porsche, and many others.
AWS Discovery Service Aims To Ease Legacy Migration Pain
News  |  5/13/2016  | 
AWS executives have come to view the mixed legacy environment as one of the barriers to cloud adoption. Without automated help, it's a painful process to capture an application's interdependencies. AWS Application Discovery will do that.
Google Sets 'Parsey McParseface' Free
News  |  5/13/2016  | 
Developers can now use Google's SyntaxNet natural language parsing system to create apps that understand written text.
MarkLogic 9 Enhances Security, Adds Optic API
News  |  5/13/2016  | 
Pitching itself as the NoSQL database for the enterprise, MarkLogic unveiled version 9 of its platform at its user conference. It adds a host of new security features, plus new data management capabilities to help organizations wrangle structured and unstructured data.
Google GBoard Brings Built-In Search To iOS Keyboard
News  |  5/13/2016  | 
Google has launched the GBoard keyboard for iOS, delivering new search features not yet available to iPhone users.
10 iPhone, Android Apps For Your Summer Travels
Slideshows  |  5/13/2016  | 
Prime vacation season is right around the corner. Use these 10 mobile apps to plan your trip, prepare for departure, and navigate new places with less hassle.
FBI Chief: Battle Over Encrypted Devices Rages On
News  |  5/12/2016  | 
Despite dropping its fight with Apple over creating a backdoor to access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, the FBI still plans to pursue access to other encrypted devices and data, said the agency's director.
Google 'Chirp' Aims To Silence Amazon Echo, Report Says
Commentary  |  5/12/2016  | 
Google is preparing a competitor to Amazon's Echo, reportedly called "Chirp," which will put voice-activated Google search into a device that's similar to Google's OnHub WiFi hotspot.
Salesforce Outage: Can Customers Trust The Cloud?
News  |  5/12/2016  | 
Salesforce experienced an outage and service disruption to the NA14 instance, sending customers to Twitter to complain and organizations to evaluate the best way to work with cloud software providers.
Opera Claims Power-Saving Mode Improves Battery Life
News  |  5/12/2016  | 
Opera has made some under-the-hood enhancements to its Web browser to help extend laptop battery life. Other new features focus on security, privacy, and efficiency.
Microsoft Azure Expands Into Canada, South Korea
News  |  5/12/2016  | 
Microsoft is investing $15 billion to establish the Azure Cloud as a worldwide presence. Canada and South Korea are part of its expansion roadmap.
Facebook Open/R: From Bridging Gaps To Network App Dev
News  |  5/12/2016  | 
In the process of developing Terragraph, a network aimed to bring wireless Internet access to dense urban environments, Facebook has made strides in network application development. Here's why its Open/R platform -- slated to be offered to the open source community -- could eventually influence enterprise network development as we know it.
Microsoft Is Shuttering Sunrise Calendar App
News  |  5/12/2016  | 
Microsoft plans to sunset Sunrise, the calendar app it acquired in 2015, later this summer. The Sunrise team will now work on the company's mobile Outlook app.
8 Non-Tech Skills IT Pros Need To Succeed
Slideshows  |  5/12/2016  | 
Communication and active listening don't normally come to mind when thinking of top skills for IT pros, but these "soft skills" can make a tremendous difference in building a successful career.
Microsoft Kills Controversial Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense
News  |  5/11/2016  | 
In its latest Windows 10 build, Microsoft disables its Wi-Fi Sense feature, which allows users to easily share their networks with friends -- and, inadvertently, hackers.
Amazon Alexa Now Tracks Flights, Plans Trips
Commentary  |  5/11/2016  | 
The Kayak travel search engine is now accessible on Amazon's Alexa to let users search for and track flights.
Pebble Smartwatch Updates Include Expanded Health, Fitness Features
News  |  5/11/2016  | 
Pebble's smartwatch has been updated with new capabilities to help users better track their fitness performance. It also now includes Smart Alarms to ease the pain of waking up.
How Bimodal IT Can Kill Your Company
Commentary  |  5/11/2016  | 
Is bimodal IT the way to get innovation and stability right in the enterprise? Or will kill your company? John McCarthy of Forrester says it's far more likely to do the latter than the former.
Nvidia Car Learns To Drive By Watching Humans
News  |  5/11/2016  | 
With a convolutional neural network, Nvidia researchers have trained a car to drive using video captured during road trips taken by people.
What Large Storage Vendors Arenít Telling You About OpenStack And Software-Defined Storage
Partner Perspectives  |  5/11/2016  | 
Simple, low-cost commodity storage devices can be used just as effectively, if not more so, than traditional proprietary, high-cost options.
Docker Security Scanning Protects Container Software Stack
News  |  5/11/2016  | 
Docker addresses vulnerabilities that can creep into the container's software stack with its just released Security Scanning offering.
Top 10 Highest Paying Tech Companies
Slideshows  |  5/11/2016  | 
Looking to work for a tech company that offers a lucrative salary? Here's a cheat sheet based on Glassdoor's list of the highest paying US tech companies in 2016.
IBM Watson To Fight Cybercrime
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
After Watson beat human players on the TV game show Jeopardy!, its cognitive might was put to work in a variety of fields, including healthcare and finance. Now IBM Security is dispatching the supercomputer to fight cybercrime.
PC Sales Topple To 2011 Levels, Tablets Continue Decline
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
The global PC market had a rough first quarter as demand continued to fall. Hybrid devices took the lead as tablets fell farther behind, according to market research firm Canalys.
iPhone 7 Rumor Wars Confuse Apple Watchers
Commentary  |  5/10/2016  | 
Constantly changing rumors demonstrate no one knows anything certain about the iPhone 7 -- but we can catch the latest round of speculation.
FCC, FTC Probe Carriers' Mobile Security Patch Protocols
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
The FCC and the FTC want to know how mobile carriers, such as Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and AT&T, are responding to mobile threats and protecting consumers with security patches.
Hortonworks, Tableau Q1 Returns Show Big Data's Potential
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
The BI company and the big data Hadoop company reported their first quarter results, providing an inside look into the emerging analytics and data software industry. Tableau said it sees slower spending in 2016, while Hortonworks reported nearly double the number of $1 million-plus deals.
Ubiquiti AmpliFi Aims To Fix Home WiFi
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
Enterprise networking product maker Ubiquiti unveils a line of consumer-oriented routers with the aim of making home networks more reliable.
uHoo IoT Device Measures Indoor Air Toxins
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
Startup uHoo begins taking orders for an IoT device that tells users via their smartphones what's in the air they breathe.
Cloud Computing Benefits Financial Sector
Partner Perspectives  |  5/10/2016  | 
By embracing cloud computing services, companies in the financial sector are able to add efficiency to their operations.
Microsoft Surface Book 2 May Launch In June
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
It has been a few months since Microsoft released its high-end Surface Book laptop, but the rumors of a next-gen device have already started.
8 iPhone, iPad Apps To Jazz Up Your Presentations
Slideshows  |  5/10/2016  | 
The best presentation apps do more than organize material for group meetings. These eight apps for iPhone and iPad users offer a variety of interactive features and mobile capabilities that can jazz up your next talk in front of your boss and coworkers.
Twitter Blocks US Spy Agencies' Access To Dataminr
News  |  5/9/2016  | 
Silicon Valley's fight to protect users' privacy against inquiries by intelligence agencies could escalate with Twitter denying access to a data mining service that reveals political unrest and terrorist attacks in real-time.
Opera VPN For iOS: Access Blocked Sites With iPhones, iPads
Commentary  |  5/9/2016  | 
Opera Software just handed people the key to unlock Facebook, YouTube, and other sites their organizations' networks may be blocking.
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