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12 Types Of Data IT Can't Afford To Overlook
Slideshows  |  7/27/2016  | 
Regardless of how much data your company has -- and how much your business leaders are asking for -- you're likely missing some hidden gems. Here are 12 examples of what you might be overlooking, and why it matters to IT professionals, and to your business at large.
Enterprises Are Poorly Equipped To Handle External Cyberattacks
News  |  7/26/2016  | 
Most organizations lack the tools and processes to handle external cyberattacks -- which lie outside a company's firewalls. Such attacks primarily leverage digital channels, and responsibility for monitoring these channels often falls outside traditional IT and security functions.
Facebook's Aquila Internet Drone Completes First Flight
News  |  7/22/2016  | 
WiFi takes to the skies in the form of Aquila, a self-piloting Facebook drone with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. It's another move by companies such as Facebook and Google to deliver internet services through unconventional means.
Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.
Google Hit With New Round Of Antitrust Charges In EU 
News  |  7/15/2016  | 
The European Commission has elaborated on its issues with Google's shopping service, contending that Google's AdSense requirements hinder competition.
Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines  
Slideshows  |  7/15/2016  | 
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
Microsoft Rolls Out Skype Alpha On Linux, Chrome
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
Microsoft has launched an Alpha version of its Skype app for Linux. The software giant is also adding calling capabilities for Chromebook and Chrome.
Robot Stingray Moves To The Beat Of A Rat's Heart
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
A tiny robotic stingray powered by light-activated rat heart muscle cells could help advance artificial heart research.
Starship Technologies To Test Robot Delivery Service  
News  |  7/6/2016  | 
Pedestrians in several European cities will soon see semi-autonomous robots traveling alongside them, delivering goods for local merchants.
iOS 10 Makes It Easier To Be An Organ Donor
News  |  7/5/2016  | 
Inspired by the difficulty Apple's late founder Steve Jobs endured in securing a donated liver when he was ill, the company says iOS 10 will allow iPhone users to directly connect to the National Donate Life Registry.
Uber App Update To Track Driver Behavior
News  |  7/1/2016  | 
The update is designed to capture data about how Uber's drivers operate their vehicles -- measuring braking, acceleration, and speed.
iOS 10: Siri Integrates With Third-Party Apps
News  |  7/1/2016  | 
As Apple gears up for its iOS 10 public beta in July, a select group of developers will now be able to sync up their apps with users' Siri demands.
Google Reportedly Building Internet Speed Test Into Search
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
Google wants to give its users the ability test their internet speed right from the search application. In order to do this, the company is partnering with M-Lab to make it a reality.
Google Project Bloks Looks To Push Code Literacy For Kids
News  |  6/28/2016  | 
A research project being developed by Google and others strives to teach computational thinking.
Microsoft's $1 Billion-Plus Acquisitions: 9 Big Bets
Slideshows  |  6/27/2016  | 
Microsoft's recent $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn is not the first time Redmond has spent big bucks to snap up a company. Here's a closer look at 9 of the software giant's acquisitions that topped $1 billion.
8 Free iOS, Android Apps For Job Hunters
Slideshows  |  6/24/2016  | 
Your smartphone could be the key to your next employment opportunity. Here are 8 iPhone and Android apps that give you the tools to seek, explore, and apply for new jobs.
9 Tools To Help You Build A Better Bot
Slideshows  |  6/23/2016  | 
AI-fueled automation is all the rage in customer service, but a bot gone wrong can do your business more harm than good. We spotlight the better bot platforms presently available to help keep your automation ambitions in line with what your customers really want.
Software Industry's $1 Trillion Impact On US Economy
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
BSA|The Software Alliance has issued its first report looking beyond GDP and direct employment statistics to estimate the direct and indirect ways the software industry influences the US economy.
Microsoft SharePoint App Now On iOS
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
Microsoft is rolling out the SharePoint mobile app to iOS devices, giving corporate users the ability to access their company intranet content, portals, and contacts while on the go.
Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
Logging into and performing tasks on what can be dozens of different enterprise applications can eat up a lot of an enterprise employee's workday. A company called Sapho is looking to solve that with a "micro app" on-premises platform that delivers a unified interface of tasks to users via desktop or smartphone.
Business Continuity Can't Rely On Twitter
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
When you need to tell the IT team how to respond in an emergency, you need something more powerful than Twitter. Exactly how much more do you need?
The Rise Of The Bots: 11 Ways Your Business Can Prepare
Slideshows  |  6/15/2016  | 
Business is ripe for a bot explosion. The foundational technologies are available, industry behemoths are fanning the fire, users are demanding better experiences, and companies are looking for new ways to optimize their financial performance. Are you ready?
Will Microsoft Keep LinkedIn's Commitment To Open Source?
Commentary  |  6/14/2016  | 
Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn gives the software giant a social network for professional and business users. But does the deal threaten LinkedIn's ongoing involvement and commitment to the open source community?
Microsoft Buying LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion
News  |  6/13/2016  | 
The deal is Microsoft's largest acquisition yet. It's aimed at transforming the company's productivity tools and communications efforts.
Facebook's Safety Check Activated For First Time In US
Commentary  |  6/13/2016  | 
The Orlando nightclub shooting prompted Facebook to turn on its Safety Check tool so survivors of the massacre could let friends and family know they were safe.
Twitter Password Leak: Users, Hacks Of Other Sites To Blame?
News  |  6/11/2016  | 
Nearly 33 million Twitter usernames and passwords have been reportedly made public, but the micro-blogging site says its servers were not hacked. Then how did it happen?
Apple, Google App Store Changes Could Pay Off For Devs
News  |  6/10/2016  | 
Ahead of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple has revealed plans to introduce search ads and expand subscription support for apps in its App Store, while Google is testing its own subscription changes.
10 iPhone, Android Apps To Master Work-Life Balance
Slideshows  |  6/8/2016  | 
Technology makes it easier for you to take your work anywhere, but it can also help you balance your personal and professional lives. Here are 10 iPhone and Android apps that fit the bill.
Mark Zuckerberg's LinkedIn, Other Social Media Accounts Hacked
News  |  6/6/2016  | 
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may be like a lot of us internet users when it comes to online security -- too lazy to create unique passwords for each account. The result is that his LinkedIn and other social media accounts were hacked over the weekend.
WWDC: Apple's Opportunity To Open Up To Keep Up
Commentary  |  6/6/2016  | 
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off next week. While the company will likely introduce new products, what it really needs is a new attitude.
Facebook Tunes AI To Understand Text
News  |  6/3/2016  | 
With DeepText, Facebook aims to interpret what its users want, and maybe sell something along the way.
Google's Magenta Project: Can Machines Be Musicians?
Commentary  |  6/2/2016  | 
Through a project called Magenta, Google's machine learning researchers hope to understand whether computer-generated music can qualify as art.
Sirin Labs' 'Military-Grade' Smartphone Sports Celebrity Price
News  |  6/2/2016  | 
The Solarin smartphone promises security, including on-device malware protection and optional encryption -- for those who have everything else.
How To Attract Top Cloud Dev Talent
Commentary  |  5/31/2016  | 
Dr. Angel Diaz of IBM co-chaired and co-authored MathML, the first XML standard, in 1998. Here, he shares what he's learned about open source in the past two decades, and tells us why it's crucial for any company looking to attract and retain top dev talent in today's competitive marketplace.
Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones. More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
Microsoft Unveils Plan To Combat 'Terrorist Content'
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Microsoft has unveiled a two-pronged approach to fighting back against terrorists' efforts to use the Internet and social media to communicate with one another and recruit new members.
Robots: Not The Job Stealers We Feared
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Automation and digitalization are unlikely to wipe out as many jobs as once feared, but significant changes will arise, finds a new report.
Google's Spaces Launch: Simplify Small-Group Sharing
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
In its latest attempt to become more relevant as a social networking provider, Google launches Spaces, an app for sharing among small groups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Windows 10 Milestone, SharePoint Server 2016 Launches: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/7/2016  | 
Microsoft released SharePoint Server 2016, updated the Windows 10 device count to 300 million, bought Solair, and announced a June 1 launch for SQL Server 2016.
White House Takes Deep Interest In AI
News  |  5/6/2016  | 
The US government is seeking a more active role in shaping the direction of AI research and development.
10 iOS, Android Apps To Drive Team Collaboration
Slideshows  |  5/6/2016  | 
As more people are working away from the office, convenient ways to collaborate are getting more crucial. Here are 10 apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device that can help your team work together, no matter where you are.
Windows 10 Pro No Longer Lets IT Block App Store
News  |  5/5/2016  | 
Microsoft dealt administrators a blow with its Windows 10 Pro 1511 update, forcing them to migrate to Windows 10 Enterprise should they want to prevent Windows Store access.
Microsoft Limits Cortana To Bing Search, Edge Browser
News  |  4/30/2016  | 
Microsoft is restricting Cortana to work only with Bing and Edge, and eliminating the use of third-party browsers and search engines for its digital assistant.
10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Slideshows  |  4/22/2016  | 
VR and AR systems have begun to ship. But before the headset comes content creation. Here's a look at 10 tools that will shape the virtual world.
10 iPhone, iPad Apps For Data Nerds
Slideshows  |  4/21/2016  | 
Small devices such as iPhones and iPads can't handle big data, but they can help you gain big data skills, access cloud-based data, and leverage that cloud-based data for insights. Here are 10 iOS data-centric apps for hardcore dataphiles.
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