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Facebook F8: Oculus Will Make Virtual Reality Mainstream
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
After decades of false starts, Facebook believes virtual reality will drive the next wave of technology. Here's how the company's Oculus acquisition fits in.
Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.
Facebook F8 Preview: Mobility, Messenger And More
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
Expect announcements related to mobility and Messenger as Facebook continues its crusade to become the cross-platform platform.
Comment: Re: Missing IE - Thomas Claburn - 3/24/2015
Google Glass: Schmidt Says It Will Return
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Glass has a future, though its form remains unclear.
Tesla Model S Autopilot Coming Soon, Elon Musk Claims
News  |  3/21/2015  | 
The Tesla Model S should be able to drive itself, some of the time, this summer, according to CEO Elon Musk.
Google, Intel, TAG Heuer Plan Smartwatch
News  |  3/19/2015  | 
TAG Heuer's Android Wear-powered smartwatch is expected toward the end of the year.
Comment: Re: Mistake? - Thomas Claburn - 3/18/2015
Comment: Re: IoT - Thomas Claburn - 3/18/2015
Comment: Too unified? - Thomas Claburn - 3/18/2015
Adobe Document Cloud Takes Aim At Paper
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
The company's forthcoming cloud-backed Acrobat DC, with the help of mobile devices, promises to turn paper documents into editable digital forms.
IBM, Twitter Offerings Yield Business Results
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Big Blue's partnership with Twitter underscores the business value of social media. IBM is suggesting that if you look, you can see the impact of tweets on your bottom line.
Comment: Secure tablet? - Thomas Claburn - 3/16/2015
Twilio: Connecting Enterprise Telecom To The Cloud
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
A new service aims to simplify the connection of enterprise communications services to the cloud. Will software transform your telecommunications services?
Net Neutrality: Enjoy The Pause Before The Fight
News  |  3/13/2015  | 
With the official release of the FCC's Open Internet Order, opponents -- including politicians in the US and abroad, as well as telecommunications carriers -- are expected to launch a protracted fight.
Google's London Store Signals Retail Push
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
Google's London store isn't a freestanding structure, but a shop-within-a-shop. The search engine giant is also showing off its new Chromebook Pixel.
Comment: Re: Plenty - Thomas Claburn - 3/11/2015
Apple's USB Type-C: Jack Of All Trades
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
The new MacBook has only one USB-C port, besides the audio jack, to connect peripherals and power the device.
Comment: Re: Price - Thomas Claburn - 3/9/2015
Apple Watch Pricing, New MacBook Revealed
News  |  3/9/2015  | 
Scheduled to ship on April 24, Apple Watch will be available for preorder starting April 10 at prices ranging from $349 to $10,000, depending on the model you choose.
Apple Watch 2.0: Why You Should Wait
Commentary  |  3/8/2015  | 
The Apple Watch could be the best smartwatch yet, but it could be better still. Apple Watch 2.0 anyone?
Virtual Reality: Still Goofy After All These Years
Slideshows  |  3/6/2015  | 
The 2015 Game Developers Conference reminded us how hard it is to look cool while playing with VR. Yet, business interest in VR has surged recently as companies try to figure out how to reach beyond hardcore gamers.
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.


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