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5 Worst Smartphones Of 2014
Eric Zeman,
News
We've seen some incredible flops in the smartphone market this year. Here are the most notorious stinkers.
By Eric Zeman , 12/22/2014
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Video: Hacker Stocking Stuffers, Safe Online Shopping Tips
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, Interop
Commentary
This Week In 60 Seconds celebrates the holiday season with gift ideas for the hacker in your life, tips on how to shop safely online, and predictions for smart wearables.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop, 12/19/2014
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Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
Eric Zeman,
News
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
By Eric Zeman , 12/19/2014
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Big Data: 6 Bold Predictions For 2015
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
'Tis the season when industry soothsayers don their prognostication caps to make fearless forecasts for the coming year. What does the crystal ball say about big data?
By Jeff Bertolucci , 12/19/2014
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Android 5.0 Lollipop: Smartphone OS Arrival Guide
Eric Zeman,
News
When will your device get the latest version of Android? Here's the scoop from phone makers.
By Eric Zeman , 12/18/2014
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Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Ed Featherston, Sr. Enterprise Architect & Director, Collaborative Consulting
Commentary
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
By Ed Featherston Sr. Enterprise Architect & Director, Collaborative Consulting, 12/18/2014
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Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
News
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 12/18/2014
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7 Excuses To Avoid Family Tech Support
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
Are you the family's unofficial IT person? The holidays are a dangerous time: Here's what to say when you're asked to fix messes.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 12/18/2014
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Millions Of Android Phones In China Have Backdoor
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
An Android backdoor is the topic of one of two advisories this week on mobile threats.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/17/2014
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Luxury Watchmaker TAG Heuer Sees Digital 'Tsunami'
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Maker of TAG Heuer watches shifts gears, now plans to craft a smartwatch and possibly make acquisitions, in the wake of Apple Watch.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 12/17/2014
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BlackBerry Returns To Its Roots With Classic
Eric Zeman,
News
BlackBerry hopes keyboard aficionados will pick up the Classic smartphone in lieu of iPhones and Androids.
By Eric Zeman , 12/17/2014
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Samsung Explores Apple Pay Competitor
Eric Zeman,
News
Samsung seeks partnership with mobile payment startup in effort to compete with Apple Pay.
By Eric Zeman , 12/16/2014
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Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Several dozen companies, trade groups, and computer scientists agree that Microsoft should not have to provide data stored in Ireland when presented with a US search warrant.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/15/2014
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Federal Smartphone App Aims To End DUIs
Eric Zeman,
News
Government-backed app estimates user's blood-alcohol content, offers to call a taxi if smartphone owner can't pass the traffic games.
By Eric Zeman , 12/15/2014
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Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/15/2014
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Big Data Tool Analyzes Intentions: Cool Or Creepy?
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Lexalytics intention analysis tool determines what you're going to do before you do it, the company says. This goes beyond sentiment analysis.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 12/15/2014
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Iowa Mobile ID Program Raises Privacy Questions
Eric Zeman,
News
The state of Iowa proposes using a mobile app as an option to a traditional driver's license -- but security questions abound.
By Eric Zeman , 12/12/2014
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Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Details
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/12/2014
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Web Becomes Less Free
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Censorship, lack of privacy, and other ills threaten the health of the Web, says World Wide Web Foundation.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/12/2014
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Geekend: Oculus Rift Tourism
David Wagner, Community Editor
Commentary
The tourism industry hopes to lure us with virtual reality previews of destinations viewed with the Oculus Rift and other VR headsets. Will it backfire?
By David Wagner Community Editor, 12/12/2014
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