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Former Apple CEO Unveils 2 Low-Cost Obi Smartphones
News  |  8/27/2015  | 
The Obi SF1 and SJ1.5 are two more low-cost smartphones geared toward emerging markets. The phones run Android and offer sophisticated cameras.
Facebook M Digital Assistant Blends AI, Human Knowledge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Digital assistants are all the rage and Facebook's M is the latest in a market that includes Siri, Cortana, Google Now, and Amazon's Echo. However, Facebook is teaming up AI and humans.
Google Unleashes Container Engine For Docker Workloads
News  |  8/27/2015  | 
The Google Compute Cloud has gained a service for launching Docker containers and managing their lifecycles.
Podcasts, Presentations: Help Your Users Improve Quality
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Our hands-on demo of the iRig Mic Studio shows a tool that can help your users make better podcasts and video presentations. It's a toolset that will allow trainers, executives, sales, and marketing professionals to put a studio in their backpacks and create good recordings from almost anywhere they happen to be.
3D Printers: IT's Next Great Data Challenge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Many tech professionals think of 3D printing as little more than a toy, even though it's in full production swing in manufacturing operations. Gartner and other researchers predict major growth for 3D printing in the enterprise, raising a host of data protection issues for IT professionals. Here's what you need to know.
WiFi Pioneer Cees Links: IoT Is Like A Butler
News  |  8/27/2015  | 
A WiFi pioneer says we need to rethink how the Internet of Things is being marketed and sold. For starters, how about finding a better name?
10 Highest Paying Computer Science Programs
Slideshows  |  8/27/2015  | 
Computer science majors from these 10 schools can expect to earn the most by the time they reach the middle of their careers, according to data from Payscale.com. See how your salary stacks up.
Windows 10: 75 Million Downloads And Counting
News  |  8/26/2015  | 
Microsoft's newest operating system experiences intense growth, surpassing 75 million installs one month after launch.
VMware Fusion 8 Supports Windows 10, El Capitan
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
VMware's Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro virtualization software versions support both Microsoft's Windows 10 and Apple's upcoming El Capitan version of Mac OS X.
Smartphones: Making Us More Social Or Less?
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
People use smartphones more often, and in a greater variety of ways, to contribute to -- and avoid -- group gatherings, according to new Pew research.
Google's YouTube Gaming Site Ready For Debut
News  |  8/26/2015  | 
The launch of a YouTube Gaming site in the US and UK will put it in direct competition with Twitch, owned by Amazon.
Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There
Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/26/2015  | 
Chris Murphy (left), former InformationWeek editor, discusses how enterprises can future-proof their data centers. The other participants are (from left), VMWare's Bill Fathers, Boeing's Mike Stothers, and eBay's Sri Shivananda -- all attending the InformationWeek Conference 2015.
Intel Invests $20M In Big Data Specialist BlueData
News  |  8/26/2015  | 
Intel is leading a $20 million investment in BlueData as a way to speed deployments of big data systems among more users.
Robots, Humans Will Work Side By Side, Forrester Says
News  |  8/26/2015  | 
Automation will create jobs and destroy them, transforming work along the way. Unfortunately for humans, research firm Forrester anticipates more jobs being lost than being created in the next decade.
Ashley Madison Fallout: Investigations, Lawsuits, Lessons
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
The fallout from the Ashley Madison breach continues, offering some surprise lessons for CIOs and IT professionals on how to respond to a very public event.
11 Windows 10 Apps For Your Upgraded PC
Slideshows  |  8/26/2015  | 
The new Windows Store is a highlight of Windows 10. What are the best apps it has to offer?
Electronic Warrantless Surveillance: What IT Should Know
Commentary  |  8/26/2015  | 
Today, in the name of public safety, federal and local government agencies are piling up advanced technologies to monitor people, with little regard for the basic principles of privacy. Here's what businesses and individuals need to know.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Stylus Can Damage Smartphone
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
Inserting the S Pen backwards can wreck the Galaxy Note 5's ability to detect the stylus.
Hortonworks Hears An Opportunity With Onyara
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
Hortonworks is looking to create a bigger presence for itself in the Hadoop marketplace with the acquisition of startup Onyara, which specializes in NiFi development for Apache.
WileyFox Swift, Storm Smartphones Enter Market In Flux
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
WileyFox is offering highly-customizable smartphones -- Swift and Storm -- with high-quality materials as the worldwide smartphone market slows down.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Enters Preview
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2016 is ready for preview, along with a new cloud hybrid search service for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016.
How Do it Best Corp. Mixes IT, Business
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
Do it Best Corp.'s IT department has shifted processes and changed its culture to keep up with the needs of a rapidly changing marketplace.
Microsoft's Cortana For Android Beta Released
Commentary  |  8/25/2015  | 
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now available for Android smartphones through a beta release.
Salesforce Polishes Its CRM Interface With Lightning
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
Salesforce is delivering a cleaner, more elegant look for its desktop CRM applications by using its mobile platform's Lightning components.
MasterCard Hackathons Combine Community, Commerce
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
MasterCard sees coding contests as a way to engage with developers and to promote its payment technology, all with an eye toward corporate social responsibility.
Intel Backs OpenStack Firm Mirantis With $100M Investment
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
With $100 million in capital, Intel is leading a group of investors interested in backing Mirantis' efforts to expand the adoption of enterprise OpenStack clouds.
10 Handy iPhone Apps Worth Downloading
Slideshows  |  8/25/2015  | 
These financial, health, travel, and productivity apps will only cost you the time it takes to download them.
Apple Fixing iPhone 6 Plus Cameras Following Complaints
News  |  8/24/2015  | 
Nearly a year after users began complaining about faulty cameras on their iPhone 6 Plus, Apple offers a plan to help them get fixed.
LG G Pad II Sports 10.1-Inch Display, Snapdragon Chip
News  |  8/24/2015  | 
LG is targeting consumers looking for larger displays with the release of the 10.1-inch G Pad II, a tablet that comes bundled with Windows for Android.
Microsoft Windows 95 Turns 20: A Look Back
News  |  8/24/2015  | 
On Aug. 24, 1995, Windows 95 was released amid global fanfare, marking a significant milestone in the history of Microsoft.
Comic: When Siri Hates You
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
You put your life in the hands of your phone every day.
Android Lock Patterns Laughably Easy To Guess
Commentary  |  8/24/2015  | 
A researcher shows that people rely on weak Android lock patterns just as they do weak passwords.
CoreOS Adds Intel Container Security To Rocket
News  |  8/24/2015  | 
CoreOS builds greater security and speed into Rocket containers with Intel's hypervisor-based, yet speedy, Clear Containers isolation layer.
Does Your Company Need A Chief Data Officer?
News  |  8/24/2015  | 
Companies that have CDOs tend to perform better than those without, according to a report from Forrester.
7 Hot Hackathons Worth Watching
Slideshows  |  8/24/2015  | 
Whether or not you're a developer, hackathons offer a lot to pique your interest. Take a look at seven hackathons that showcase the breadth of topics and creativity you'll find at these events.
Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise
Slideshows  |  8/23/2015  | 
Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
Tesla Engineer Jumps Ship To Join Apple
News  |  8/23/2015  | 
Apple is adding another senior automotive engineer -- this time from Tesla -- to its roster of people working on the closely guarded Project Titan autonomous vehicle project.
10 Retro Smartphone Apps We Totally Need
Commentary  |  8/23/2015  | 
A new app turns HD video into grainy 1980s video. We need more blast from the past apps. Here are 10 ideas.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Top 5 Features
News  |  8/22/2015  | 
The Galaxy Note 5, Samsung's next-generation phablet, is getting strong reviews. Here are the handset's best qualities.
Windows Server 2016 Preview, Surface Pro 4 Rumors: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/22/2015  | 
Microsoft delivers preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as the rumor mill leaks news of a massive October hardware launch.
Ashley Madison Breach Should Spark Security Conversation
Commentary  |  8/22/2015  | 
As people sift through the Ashley Madison data dump, this massive breach should spark a conversation among IT and security professionals, especially ones who work in the government and cyber-security fields.
NASA Tells Us Not To Panic Over Asteroids
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
NASA continues its public service of reminding us all not to panic over misleading reports of our impending doom.
Amazon IT Services: No Longer An Oxymoron
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
AWS is showing increasing sophistication when it comes to displacing other IT software and service suppliers, TBR analyst says.
Join Me On Mars
News  |  8/21/2015  | 
NASA wants to take your name to Mars so you can be a part of the next great phase of space exploration.
Drones Need Geo-Fencing, Says Sen. Schumer
News  |  8/21/2015  | 
Senator Charles Schumer is proposing a new FAA amendment as government officials seek more ways to keep drones under control.
Go Programming Language Is Growing Up
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
The Go programming language hits version 1.5 with new features and a new maturity.
10 Mobile Games To Ease Your Commute
Slideshows  |  8/21/2015  | 
As summer draws to a close, we highlight 10 recent and upcoming mobile games that will help you ease back into your hectic worklife and face the fourth quarter with a smile.
Microsoft's October Event: Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones?
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
Reports suggest Microsoft is planning a large-scale October launch event with a focus on new hardware that may include the Surface Pro 4 and new Lumia smartphones.
Office 365 Tops Business Cloud Apps, Study Finds
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
Microsoft Office 365 is the most frequently deployed business app across the globe, according to a report that studied 4,000 of-the-shelf cloud-based products.
Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
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