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Thomas Claburn
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IBM Expands Catalog Of iOS Business Apps
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Last year's partnership with Apple is beginning to bear fruit.
Google Player Analytics Brings Data To Video Games
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Google Player Analytics is all about giving game developers greater insights into their creations through better use of data.
Samsung Galaxy S6: Fast And Fashionable
Slideshows  |  3/1/2015  | 
The latest flagship smartphone from Samsung gets its big reveal on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2015. Let us count the ways that it shines.
Google HQ Plans: Transparency, Inclusion, And Owls
News  |  3/1/2015  | 
Having mostly taken over Mountain View, CA, Google wants to renovate.
iCloud Apps Welcome Windows, Not Android
News  |  2/28/2015  | 
Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are now accessible to Windows users, even if they don't also have an Apple device.
Net Neutrality Rules Pass, FCC Readies For Fight
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
The decision to reclassify ISPs under FCC regulations represents a triumph for open Internet activists.
Google AI Teaches Itself Atari Video Games
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Using a single learning algorithm, Google's AI agent has developed its video game skills to the point where it can beat most human players in dozens of different games.
Comment: Windows Phone - Thomas Claburn - 2/25/2015
Android For Work Brings Google To The Office
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
The company aims to make Android better suited to the demands of businesses.
Pebble Sets Kickstarter Record As Apple Watch Approaches
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
A crowdfunded startup aims to hold its own amid an increasingly competitive smartwatch market.
Mobile Apps Remain Vulnerable For Months
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
Developers are failing to respond quickly to reports of security flaws, Trojans are infecting corporate devices at an alarming rate, and even mundane data about your device's power consumption could threaten your privacy.
Comment: Re: Broken - Thomas Claburn - 2/23/2015
Comment: IPv6 - Thomas Claburn - 2/23/2015
Comment: Fog Computing? - Thomas Claburn - 2/23/2015
Google Inbox Goes To Work
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Google Apps for Work customers will soon be able to try Inbox by Gmail.
Apple Car: Drive Different
Commentary  |  2/21/2015  | 
Apple is serious about entering the auto market. Here's our less-than-serious take on what the press release might look like announcing this magical vehicle.
Lenovo Superfish Adware Excuses Are Lame
Commentary  |  2/19/2015  | 
Lenovo is downplaying the installation of Superfish adware on its notebook PCs. Here's why we think business and consumer users deserve better.
Tesla Battery Looks To Disrupt Home, Office Power Consumption
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Tesla Motors' plans to introduce a battery that can be used for home and office energy storage lends credence to a burgeoning industry that is transforming the way we consume power.
Sony Smart Glasses: Not So Smart?
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
Google Glass flopped as a consumer product. Sony's take on smart glasses doesn't look much different.
Obama, Tim Cook, Others Debate Sharing Cyber Security Data
News  |  2/14/2015  | 
The Obama White House wants more effective sharing of cyber security data between the public and private sectors. Despite some snubs, Apple's Tim Cook spoke at a special summit on the issue.
Apple Watch: 11 Sweet Gadgets To Buy Instead
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
The Apple Watch is coming soon. Lovely though it may be, there are other nifty devices to consider instead.
Ubuntu Smartphone: Small Player Debuts In A Big Game
News  |  2/7/2015  | 
Following a failed crowdfunding effort, Canonical is ready to release the first smartphone based on its popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Can it compete against the likes of Apple iPhone and Android devices?
FCC Net Neutrality Salvo: Reclassify Broadband Providers
News  |  2/4/2015  | 
Wheeler's proposed rules would classify broadband providers as common carriers, meaning they would be subject to the same open access rules that currently regulate telecommunications companies.
Comment: Re: dichotomy - Thomas Claburn - 2/4/2015
White House Revises Rules For Intelligence Gathering
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
Intelligence agencies like the NSA face data-retention limits and privacy training.
Comment: Re: Firewalls - Thomas Claburn - 2/3/2015
The Value Of IT In The 'We Economy'
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
Accenture sees the boundaries between industries dissolving as connected devices proliferate. How will this change the value proposition for IT in your organization?
Social Media Betrays Your Credit Card Activity: Study
News  |  1/31/2015  | 
Using time and location data culled from social media posts or other sources, researchers say they can identify your purchases from amongst anonymized transaction data.
Comment: at least... - Thomas Claburn - 1/30/2015
Artificial Intelligence Will Put Us Out Of Work
News  |  1/30/2015  | 
Forget killer robots. Widespread unemployment is the worst case scenario for humans in the AI future.
Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
News  |  1/29/2015  | 
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
FCC: Stop Blocking Personal WiFi
News  |  1/28/2015  | 
Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
News  |  1/27/2015  | 
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
Cablevision's Freewheel Promises Inexpensive WiFi Calling
News  |  1/26/2015  | 
By bypassing cellular networks, Cablevision aims to woo budget-conscious mobile customers.
Comment: Re: decision - Thomas Claburn - 1/26/2015
Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
News  |  1/24/2015  | 
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
BlackBerry CEO: Net Neutrality For Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
Ford Mobility Plan Searches For Growth Beyond Cars
Commentary  |  1/22/2015  | 
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
Comment: holographics - Thomas Claburn - 1/21/2015
Password Fail: Are Your Workers Using 123456?
News  |  1/20/2015  | 
The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
Comment: ? - Thomas Claburn - 1/16/2015
Google Glass Killed: For Now
News  |  1/16/2015  | 
The Google Glass Explorer Program is shutting down for now, but this isn't the end of the company's plans for Glass or wearable computing.
Comment: liability - Thomas Claburn - 1/16/2015
Verizon Wireless Customers Face 'Zombie Cookies'
News  |  1/15/2015  | 
Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
Google Project Ara: 8 Dev Conference Images
Slideshows  |  1/14/2015  | 
Do people want modular smartphones that let them swap out components as they break or become boring? Google's Project Ara is banking on it.
Google Domains Service Opens For Business
News  |  1/14/2015  | 
US residents can now purchase and manage Internet domains through Google.
Apple Is Not Charlie
Commentary  |  1/14/2015  | 
Apple seems blind to the irony of selling an app that supports free speech when it does not do the same.
Microsoft Protests Bug Disclosure By Google
News  |  1/12/2015  | 
After Google discloses Win 8.1 vulnerability two days prior to planned patch, Microsoft argues in favor of vulnerability publication schedules.
CES 2015: 11 Peeks Into The Future
Slideshows  |  1/10/2015  | 
Motorized skates, 3D-printed food, e-socks: The future, whether we need it or not, is here.
Google Experiments With New Spectrum Opportunities
News  |  1/8/2015  | 
Google's research on Citizen Broadband Service Radios could change the competitive landscape for Internet service providers.
CES 2015: Internet Of Things Not All Shiny
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
As CES 2015 gets underway, the Internet of Things takes center stage. Or should we say the Internet of Monitoring?
10 Threats Worse Than Artificial Intelligence
News  |  12/30/2014  | 
Killer robots and malicious computers may keep technical geniuses up at night, but we need more artificial intelligence to keep natural stupidity in check.
CES 2015: Year Of The What?
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
Will 2015 be the Year of the Outrageously Expensive TV, or just another Year of Incremental Improvements in Technology?
Comment: Re: Creepy - Thomas Claburn - 12/15/2014
Comment: Re: Start menu - Thomas Claburn - 12/15/2014
Comment: i wonder... - Thomas Claburn - 12/15/2014
Comment: does anyone... - Thomas Claburn - 12/15/2014
Microsoft Gains Allies Against US Data Demands
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
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.
Web Becomes Less Free
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Censorship, lack of privacy, and other ills threaten the health of the Web, says World Wide Web Foundation.
Google News Will Shut Down In Spain
News  |  12/11/2014  | 
A Spanish law that takes effect in January will require payments for including article snippets in Google News, and Google says the price is too high.
Comment: Re: 3D printers - Thomas Claburn - 12/10/2014
Comment: Will it work? - Thomas Claburn - 12/10/2014
Intel Launches Internet Of Things Platform
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Chipmaker wants to shape the way Internet-connected devices are designed, deployed, and managed.
Forrester: Wearables Interest Businesses More Than Consumers
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Companies see wearables as tools to improve operational efficiency and enhance the customer experience, Forrester report says.


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