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Self-Driving Cars: 10 More Realistic Names
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
The UK wants to ready its roads for self-driving cars. But "self-driving car" overstates what these machines can do -- and omits possible dangers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/31/2014
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Social Media & The USFWS: InformationWeek Radio
Curtis Franklin Jr.,
News
Listen in on our chat with US Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe as he describes how his agency has harnessed Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to keep national wildlife refuge visitors informed.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. , 7/31/2014
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Big Data Tackles Wildfire Control
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
WIFIRE, created by the University of California at San Diego and University of Maryland, crunches satellite data and real-time remote sensor data to forecast the rate at which wildfires might spread.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 7/31/2014
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New Mobile Phone '0wnage' Threat Discovered
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading
News
Widespread major vulnerabilities discovered in client control software that affect nearly all smartphone platforms: Details to come at Black Hat USA next week.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading, 7/31/2014
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LTE Broadcast On The Horizon
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
The technology, which allows cellular operators to multicast popular live TV and sporting events to multiple subscribers, is gaining traction.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 7/31/2014
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New CPU Architectures Promise Performance Boost
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Commentary
Intel and others are developing chip structures that aim to unlock memory bottlenecks and improve interconnect capabilities.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 7/31/2014
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Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/30/2014
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Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends
David Wagner, Community Editor
News
Can your car wake you up if you get sleepy behind the wheel? Or recommend a good Mexican restaurant? These nine technologies will soon change the way we think about cars.
By David Wagner Community Editor, 7/30/2014
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Smartphone Shipments Grow, Samsung Loses Marketshare
Eric Zeman,
News
Chinese device makers are making a serious push into emerging markets, eroding the position of Apple and Samsung.
By Eric Zeman , 7/30/2014
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Google Hangouts Dresses Up For Business
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Google is making Hangouts part of Google Apps for Business to enhance the appeal of its cloud communications platform.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/30/2014
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Phishing: What Once Was Old Is New Again
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole
Commentary
I used to think the heyday of phishing had passed. But as Symantec notes in its 2014 Internet Security Threat Report, I was wrong!
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 7/30/2014
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Passport Database Outage: 'We Regret The Inconvenience'
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
US State Department database used to process passports and visas still hasn't recovered from a crash last week -- leaving tens of thousands of people stranded overseas.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/30/2014
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Security Holes Found In Some DLP Products
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading
News
Researchers to reveal key security flaws in commercial and open-source data loss prevention software at Black Hat USA next week.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading, 7/30/2014
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LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
LinkedIn's new profile gives you more context about your connections and simplifies on-the-go editing.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/30/2014
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Oracle Says Database Upgrade Doesn't Enable In-Memory Option
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Oracle insists latest database release doesn't enable a costly in-memory option, countering claims by an ex-Oracle-employee and database blogger.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/30/2014
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Cloudify Aims To Automate Cloud Troubleshooting
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Cloudify 3.0 gets feedback loop, combines cloud orchestration and monitoring.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 7/30/2014
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Cisco Certifications Confront Changing Skills Needs
Ethan Banks, Senior Network Architect
Commentary
New certs focused on network programmability, IoT, and IT/business skills will help steer IT pros toward emerging technologies. They could also help Cisco keep its hold on the market.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect, 7/30/2014
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Measuring Cloud Performance Is Like Flying Blind
Patrick Carey, Vice President Product Management, Exoprise
Commentary
Legacy systems management software and tools are woefully inept at providing visibility into cloud applications and services. Here's why we need new methods.
By Patrick Carey Vice President Product Management, Exoprise, 7/30/2014
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Closing The UC Gap: 4 Tips
Curtis Peterson, Vice President of Operations, RingCentral
Commentary
Making the leap from unified communications to unified interaction is possible, but it involves more than just installing new software. Here's how to make a successful transition.
By Curtis Peterson Vice President of Operations, RingCentral, 7/30/2014
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Dark Reading Radio: Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Fail
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading
Commentary
Learn about newly found vulnerabilities in commercial and open-source DLP software in our latest episode of Dark Reading Radio with security researchers Zach Lanier and Kelly Lum.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading, 7/29/2014
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