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Geekend: 2 Steps Closer To Mars
David Wagner, Community Editor
Commentary
A successful experiment on the side of a volcano and an artificial leaf that makes oxygen have gotten us closer to sending people to Mars.
By David Wagner Community Editor, 8/1/2014
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10 Health Apps That Might Make You Sick
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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As government and industry groups debate the best way to oversee healthcare apps, some questionable software hits the market.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/31/2014
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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
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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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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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Rise Of The Robots: Up From The Factory Floor
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Join San Diego State University professor Robert Judge and InformationWeek editor-at-large Thomas Claburn for a live discussion of the increasing interest in robots and automation.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/29/2014
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E-invoicing: Past Due For US Govt.
Christian Lanng, CEO, Tradeshift
Commentary
Electronic invoicing benefits business and government worldwide. Will the US help promote universal adoption?
By Christian Lanng CEO, Tradeshift, 7/29/2014
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Hilton Turns Smartphones Into Room Keys
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Hilton hotel chain plans to let smartphones unlock guest rooms starting next year.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/29/2014
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Evanston Modernizes Government Services
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
Evanston's goal is to make all city licenses, permits, and fees available in an interactive form accessible from any type of device.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 7/28/2014
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FAA Rules On Drones Vs. Model Aircraft Protested
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Proposed FAA dividing line between model aircraft and drones is too limiting to hobbyists, says the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and Academy of Model Aeronautics.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/28/2014
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Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Debuts
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Apple's obsession with secrecy gives way to involving customers in the software development process.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/24/2014
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Apple Documents Undisclosed iOS Services
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/23/2014
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Federal IT Networks: Simpler Is Better
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
A survey of government IT executives found that network complexity slows IT performance and hinders deployment of new technologies and services.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 7/23/2014
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Watson Tapped By IBM, USAA To Advise Veterans
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor will support USAA customers who are leaving the military. Can Watson do better than conventional web and mobile support systems?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/23/2014
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Apple Profit Healthy: All Eyes On Fall
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/23/2014
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Summer Travel Cyber Security Tips For Government Employees
Jerry Irvine,
Commentary
Vacationing as a government employee brings special security concerns. Follow these precautions to protect your devices and data on the beach and beyond.
By Jerry Irvine , 7/23/2014
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Apple 'iTime' Patent Describes Modular Wearable
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
"Electronic wristband" might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/22/2014
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IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/21/2014
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Government IT Priorities: Security Reigns, Cloud Crawls
Richard W. Walker,
News
Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud use, data center consolidation, and overall innovation.
By Richard W. Walker , 7/21/2014
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