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posted in July 2015
Samsung Cuts Galaxy S6 Prices Following Weak Quarter
News  |  7/30/2015
Samsung's second-quarter earnings were marred by poor sales of the company's flagship smartphones.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
News  |  7/30/2015
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
Google Translate App's Sign-Reading Capabilities Expanded
News  |  7/30/2015
Travelers can now translate a greater variety of languages in images more efficiently, even when offline. Foreign travelers in remote areas with poor connectivity now have broader communication options.
Intel, Micron Introduce Speedy Memory Technology
News  |  7/29/2015
3D XPoint, coming next year, combines the advantages of DRAM and NAND flash. It's the first new category of memory introduced since NAND flash debuted in 1989.
Google Lets Cloud Customers Supply Encryption Keys
News  |  7/28/2015
Users of Google Compute Engine can now provide their own keys to secure data, turning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) into even more of a self-service affair.
Building An IT Infrastructure: From Dream To Data Center
News  |  7/28/2015
Tonia Williams, CIO of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, recounts how she was invited to imagine a data center where there was none, and then set out to build it.
Ban AI Weapons, Scientists Demand
News  |  7/27/2015
Roboticists and experts in artificial intelligence want to prohibit offensive autonomous weapons.
iPhone Kill Switch: How Effective Is It?
Commentary  |  7/27/2015
A new report shows that the iPhone kill switch may not be as effective as first thought. What does this mean for other smartphone kill switches?
Online Security: How The Experts Keep Safe
News  |  7/27/2015
Google researchers have compared the security practices of experts to non-experts, and identified several ways that typical Internet users can improve their online security.
VDI Prepares Sussex County, NJ, For Anything
Commentary  |  7/27/2015
Sussex County, NJ, built a cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure for a mobile workforce. The project earned the organization a spot in the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Dmail Makes Gmail Vanish
News  |  7/25/2015
You can make Gmail messages self-destruct with a Chrome browser extension.
Sony Drone Venture Targets IoT
News  |  7/23/2015
By entering the drone business in a joint venture with Aerosense, Sony aims to expand its involvement with cloud services and the Internet of Things.
Twitter Security Pro: Encryption Isn't Enough
News  |  7/23/2015
Companies need to focus on developing secure coding practices and security education.
Drones: 10 Novel Uses For Your City
Slideshows  |  7/23/2015
Drones are becoming more than mere law enforcement adjuncts, as cities find new ways to save money and even raise revenue with the unmanned aerial vehicles.
California Firefighters Might Shoot Down Drones
Commentary  |  7/22/2015
To help firefighters, the California State Assembly is considering giving them permission to take out drones in their way.
FCC Chairman Recommends AT&T, DirecTV Merger
News  |  7/22/2015
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler finds some good things to recommend about the proposed merger between AT&T and DirecTV.
iPhone Sales Power Strong Apple Earnings
News  |  7/22/2015
With 47.5 million iPhones sold during the quarter, demand for the smartphone continues to fill Apple's coffers.
Google Fights Export Controls For 'Intrusion Software'
News  |  7/21/2015
Proposed export rules could hobble cybersecurity research, Google claims.
Drone Delivers Medicine In Virginia
News  |  7/20/2015
The delivery test is being compared to the historic first flight of the Wright brothers.
Google Surges With YouTube, Mobile Ads, Cost Control
News  |  7/17/2015
For Google, mobile ads are paying off better than expected, and expenses declined a bit.
Amazon Prime Day Fail: Huge Sales, Grumpy Customers
Commentary  |  7/17/2015
Moving merchandise may qualify as success, but not everyone was sold on sales figures as the salient metric.
NASA's New Horizons Brings Pluto Into Focus
Slideshows  |  7/17/2015
The outermost planet in our solar system comes into breathtaking relief as NASA successfully completes a nine-year, 3-billion-mile expedition to Pluto.
Google Fiber Is Coming To Public Housing For Free
News  |  7/16/2015
Google is working with the federal government to bring its high-speed Internet service -- Fiber -- to affordable housing properties at no cost.
Google Tests Buy Button In Mobile Search Ads
News  |  7/16/2015
Google isn't alone in its effort to deck the Web with buy buttons. Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter have been testing buy buttons, too. Social networking is nice, but advertising and revenue are nicer still.
MakerBot CEO: 3D Printing Going Mainstream
Commentary  |  7/16/2015
Jonathan Jaglom is the new CEO of MakerBot. He comes to the job with strong views of how 3D printing will change the consumer and enterprise markets.
State CIOs Need To 'Do The Right Thing,' NASCIO Finds
News  |  7/16/2015
A report commissioned by NASCIO is urging state CIOs to "do the right thing," but what does that really mean?
BYOD Slowdown Could Hurt Tablet Sales
News  |  7/16/2015
As tablet sales slow, enterprises are cooling to the idea of allowing employees to bring their own devices to work, according to two recent reports. Are the trends related?
Programming Without Developers: Jitterbit APIs
News  |  7/15/2015
Jitterbit's Harmony Live is a cloud platform for designing, connecting, and deploying APIs without the help of computer programmers.
Google Proposes Open Source Beacons
News  |  7/15/2015
Google's Eddystone protocol aims to make beacons more flexible and open, and to compete with Apple's iBeacon in what is still a nascent market.
9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Slideshows  |  7/15/2015
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
14 Security Fails That Cost Executives Their Jobs
Slideshows  |  7/14/2015
Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, is the latest casualty of a data breach, but she's certainly not the only one. There's no job security when your job is security.
The Sharing Economy: Not What You Think It Is
Commentary  |  7/13/2015
You may think your business operates in a sector that is immune from the kinds of disruptions that the likes of Airbnb and Uber have caused hoteliers and taxi drivers. But you'd be wrong
Smartphone Notifications Kill Your Concentration
News  |  7/10/2015
Florida State University researchers have found that mobile phone notifications alone are enough to distract us from the task at hand, even if we try to ignore them.
Google Glass Enterprise Edition: What We Know So Far
News  |  7/9/2015
The rumored Google Glass Enterprise Edition looks more like a maintenance release to placate the company's handful of Glass at Work partners until the company finds a way to reimagine and reinvigorate the project.
AWS API Gateway: Point And Click
News  |  7/9/2015
Amazon Web Services remains the 800-pound gorilla in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service/Platform-as-a-Service marketplace. Announcements at the AWS Summit in New York City added another 100 pounds of substance to the beast.
Synaptics Launches Fingerprint Authentication Technology
News  |  7/9/2015
Fingerprint scanners are still recent additions to smartphones and other mobile devices. Synaptics wants to raise the bar for security.
Uptime Institute's Data Center Certifications Revised
News  |  7/9/2015
If your enterprise is a customer of a commercial data center, you'll want to recheck your vendor's certification.
Teradata's Big Data Appliance: Analysis For Everyone
News  |  7/9/2015
With the latest release of its Teradata Appliance For Hadoop, the vendor keeps its focus on pre-loaded racks with commodity hardware that are pre-configured with a Hadoop solution and its attendant management applications.
Encryption Hinders Investigations: FBI Chief
News  |  7/8/2015
The Senate Judiciary Committee heard a different story from technologists, who argue that surveillance has never been easier.
NYSE, United Airlines Shutdowns Spark Paranoia
Commentary  |  7/8/2015
United Airlines and the New York Stock Exchange both experienced massive outages this morning. The causes are slowly coming to light.
BBC Offers Free Tiny Computers To UK Students
News  |  7/7/2015
A group of 29 organizations aims to help UK students become more technically adept.
Amazon Cloud Drive Adds iOS App
News  |  7/6/2015
iPhone users who prefer Amazon Cloud Drive now have a native app through which they can access Amazon's online storage service. Android versions were previously released through Google Play and Amazon's Fire Phone.
10 Great Websites For Learning Programming
Slideshows  |  7/6/2015
Whether you're preparing for a new career or experimenting with magic powers, it's worth knowing how to program.
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.
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.


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