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MasterCard Tests Facial Scans For Mobile Payments
News  |  7/4/2015  | 
Giving face takes on a whole new meaning with the credit card company's plans to authorize mobile payments using facial recognition technology.
Windows 10 Gets Close, Skype Feature Updates: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/4/2015  | 
This week Microsoft sold assets to AOL and Uber, released two Windows 10 builds, and pushed new Skype for Business features to preview.
Yahoo Testing Arch Rival Google On Search
News  |  7/3/2015  | 
Search and online ad rivals Yahoo and Google might be coming closer together, as Yahoo decides to test whether it should let the search engine giant onto its turf.
Dartmouth Hosts Robot Poetry Contest
News  |  7/3/2015  | 
Of all the tests we've had for robots, this might be the one that is most frightening. Dartmouth College will be adapting the Turing test to judge AI creativity.
Why Facebook, Telepathy Don't Mix
Commentary  |  7/3/2015  | 
Mark Zuckerberg thinks telepathy is the ultimate form of communication. Believe it or not, for certain things, Facebook is better than telepathy.
The Threat Of Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  7/3/2015  | 
Super-intelligent robots deserve some concern, but really we should be paying more attention to the people and processes involved in building our machines.
Chicago Cloud Computing Tax Is Not Amusing
Commentary  |  7/3/2015  | 
In a new ruling, Chicago is planning to tax cloud-computing services such as Netflix and Apple's new music service. CIOs should pay attention.
iPhone 6s And 7 Other Smartphones To Watch In 2015
Slideshows  |  7/3/2015  | 
We've already seen a wave of new smartphones hit the market in 2015. What's coming up for the rest of this year?
Windows 10 Launch: Later Than You Think
News  |  7/2/2015  | 
Microsoft will release Windows 10 on July 29, but this doesn't mean you'll be downloading the new operating system that day.
Analytics Provides Better Online Learning
News  |  7/2/2015  | 
MIT researchers are using analytics to identify a way to predict when students are likely drop online courses.
Apple Watch Sales Projections Fail To Impress
News  |  7/2/2015  | 
The Apple Watch made a big splash in the media, but some financial and tech analysts aren't convinced consumers and enterprises are buying the hype.
Casio Entering Smartwatch Fray
Commentary  |  7/2/2015  | 
Casio plans to make a smartwatch for outdoorsy men that it will release in March 2016.
How To Use Data To Outsmart Your Competitors
Slideshows  |  7/2/2015  | 
The pressure's on to use data to outsmart your competitors. Here are six ways companies can use data to imagine and even re-imagine what's possible.
10 Great Geek Getaways For Summer
Slideshows  |  7/2/2015  | 
Longing to get away this summer but more interested in the Shire than St. Barths? Check out our guide to geek-tastic vacations worldwide.
CIOs Need To Embrace Agile, Gartner Finds
Commentary  |  7/2/2015  | 
A new Gartner report finds that CIOs need to embrace agile development, and the firm offers 10 principles to guide this change.
3D Fingerprint Scanners Can Secure Smartphones
News  |  7/2/2015  | 
Professors from UC Berkeley and UC Davis have developed a new way of reading fingerprints that allows for a 3D scan, rather than the traditional 2D scan. In theory, this should make fingerprint authentication on mobile devices harder to fool.
CIOs: Adopt Social Media For Success, Now
Commentary  |  7/2/2015  | 
Social Media enhances learning, develops needed contacts, speeds problem-solving, and helps you create business transformation.
iPhone 6s Casing Photos Leak, Show Few Changes
Commentary  |  7/1/2015  | 
If leaked photos can be believed, Apple is planning only minor changes for the upcoming iPhone 6s.
Windows 10 Build 10159 Marks Microsoft Efficiency
News  |  7/1/2015  | 
Microsoft has released Windows 10 Build 10159 to the Fast ring of Windows Insiders, marking the second PC build in two days.
Skype For Business: New Features Ready To Preview
News  |  7/1/2015  | 
Enterprise customers on Office 365 can preview new Skype for Business features, including broadcast and voice dial-in capabilities.
iOS 8.4, Mac OS X Updates Plug Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  7/1/2015  | 
Apple released its iOS 8.4 and Mac OS X 10.10.4 updates that add Apple Music and tackle a range of security problems.
How Public Cloud Providers Rain On Users
News  |  7/1/2015  | 
A Forrester study finds corporate customers are largely dissatisfied with their primary public cloud providers.
Chris Anderson: Making Drones And Weaponizing Legos
Chris Anderson: Making Drones And Weaponizing Legos
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/1/2015  | 
At the 2015 InformationWeek conference, Chris Anderson spoke of building his drone company and how he weaponized Legos with his son.
Considering An Apple Watch? Try This First
Commentary  |  7/1/2015  | 
Will a small, wrist-mounted device lead to an Apple Watch -- or to a wrist with no watch at all?
Millennials: Why Customer Service Will Never Be The Same
Slideshows  |  7/1/2015  | 
While a recent study focuses on how consumers interact with brands, the results also hold lessons for IT in how to tailor internal tech support services to best meet the expectations of a multigenerational workforce.
IT Spending Reports Show A Tech Market In Transition
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Gartner is predicting that worldwide spending on information technology will decline 5.5%, while Forrester has revised its US tech market projections down slightly.
Microsoft Cuts Display Ad Business, Sells Bing Maps To Uber
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Microsoft transfers its display ad business to AOL and sells Bing Maps tech to Uber as CEO Satya Nadella executes a new corporate mission.
AWS Building Massive Data Center In India
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
AWS is planning to build a massive data center in India to help expand its cloud computing services to customers there and around the world.
Google Says Yelp-Backed Study Is Flawed
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Conflicting claims fly as European antitrust officials await a response to objections from Google.
Samsung Takes Smartphone Lead From Apple
Commentary  |  6/30/2015  | 
Samsung has regained the US smartphone crown thanks to strong enough sales of the Galaxy S6. However, iPhone 6 sales are still strong.
IBM Makes Lake George World's Smartest Lake
News  |  6/30/2015  | 
Over 60 researchers, including ones from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic, are turning Lake George into a sea of sensors.
IoT Makes Motorcycles, Helmets Safer, Smarter
Commentary  |  6/30/2015  | 
Most of the IoT discussion has focused on connected cars, but motorcycles and other vehicles are getting into the market with surprising results.
10 Essential Google Apps For iPhone Users
Slideshows  |  6/30/2015  | 
Just because you're an Apple aficionado doesn't mean you can't load up your iPhone with Google apps. Here are 10 of the best.
Google's Android Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google over Android now returns to a lower court.
IoT Market Forecast At $11 Trillion, Report Finds
Commentary  |  6/29/2015  | 
A new report from McKinsey finds that the market for IoT could reach $11 trillion by 2025. This means a sea change for IT, as well as the CIOs who have to manage budgets.
Comic: That's The Way The Ball Bounces Sometimes
Commentary  |  6/29/2015  | 
Some disasters, you just can't plan for.
Samsung To Issue Windows Update Patch
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Samsung promises a patch to restore Windows Update to its recommended settings after messing with the update process.
Apple Watch Gets Email, IT Support
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Good Technology ported its enterprise email application to the Apple Watch so mobile professionals can manage their inboxes and IT can manage Apple's fledgling wearable.
UC San Diego Researchers Amp Up Internet Speeds
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
Researchers at UC San Diego have blown through expected limits of data transmission on fiber optic cable, paving a new lane for faster Web surfing.
Google Wants You To Be Healthy
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
An assortment of cloud-based data-collecting and data-analysis tools aimed at health practitioners, researchers, and individuals offers ideas for any enterprise looking to maximize cloud computing.
Amazon Echo: 10 Things We Want Alexa To Do
Commentary  |  6/28/2015  | 
Amazon is opening up Echo's Alexa to developers so it can add capabilities. Here's what we'd like to see it do.
11 PCs Ideal For Windows 10 Upgrades
Slideshows  |  6/28/2015  | 
With Microsoft's big Windows 10 launch just over a month away, let's take a look at some recently released PCs that would be ripe for an OS upgrade.
iPhone 6s: Don't Expect Big Changes
Commentary  |  6/28/2015  | 
The next iPhone, likely to be called the iPhone 6s, will look like the iPhone 6, but should have one unique feature to boost its appeal.
Windows 10 Pricing Chaos, Upgrade Explained: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/27/2015  | 
Microsoft this week released the full suite of Office for Android, updated the Surface Pro 3, and confused the Internet with its Windows 10 pricing strategy.
Retro ThinkPad Would Revive Original IBM Design
News  |  6/27/2015  | 
Lenovo design chief David Hill is dreaming up a laptop reminiscent of the 1992 IBM ThinkPad 700c.
Used Chevy Volt Batteries Power Data Center
News  |  6/27/2015  | 
Now that they can power everything from cars to data centers, Chevy Volt batteries show they do more than your average Energizer.
How To Keep Your Job From Ruining Your Vacation
Slideshows  |  6/26/2015  | 
Here's what you can do before, during, and after your vacation to make it restful and help you disconnect.
Amazon Wants Developers Creating Alexa Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2015  | 
Amazon is looking to expand its Alexa personal assistant beyond Echo by appealing to developers and leveraging AWS.
Why Silos Can Be Good For Enterprises
Commentary  |  6/26/2015  | 
Flat organizations can get too flat. Build your teams the right way for success.
IBM, Box Cloud Partnership: What It Means
Commentary  |  6/26/2015  | 
IBM and Box enter a partnership to bring mobile storage and sharing to the enterprise cloud.
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