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Tesla Model X Electric SUV Sports Falcon Wing Doors
News  |  9/30/2015
After a long period of development, Tesla is finally ready to show the world its latest electric vehicle, the Model X SUV.
ICD-10: The Big Healthcare IT Change You Didn't Expect
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
Updated medical classifications for billing purposes could cause problems for insurers, and may end up jacking up healthcare costs.
Google, NASA Bet On Quantum Computing
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
Organizations such as NASA and Google continue to invest in quantum computing even while questions are asked about whether it exists. Can a company called D-Wave deliver?
NASA Discovers 'Flowing' Water on Mars
News  |  9/29/2015
David Bowie's famous question -- "Is there life on Mars?" -- remains unanswered, but NASA says it has found the key to life flowing across the planet's surface.
8 Epic Software Fails: From Volkswagen To IRS
Slideshows  |  9/29/2015
While Volkswagen's recent software scandal raises serious ethical concerns, it's certainly not the only remarkable software failure this year. Here's a rundown of what can happen when good software goes bad. As we head into fourth quarter 2015, we can't help but wonder what's next.
Where Cars Fit In The Future
News  |  9/28/2015
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.
Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Universal Internet Access With Caveats
Commentary  |  9/28/2015
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to deliver universal Internet access by 2020, but one of the biggest beneficiaries of that is his own social media site.
NASA's New Horizon Reveals Pluto's Snakeskin Surface
News  |  9/27/2015
The New Horizons mission to Pluto continues to amaze, as new images reveal a complex system of geography and chemical composition.
Volkswagen's New CEO Brings Software Know-How
News  |  9/26/2015
Taking over from Martin Winterkorn, former Porsche chairman Matthias Muller will try to regain customer trust for Volkswagen in the wake of its emissions cheating scandal. Holding a master's degree in computer science, Muller brings a familiarity with software that may help the automaker emerge from its crisis.
FTC Android Antitrust Inquiry Under Consideration
News  |  9/25/2015
Google's Android, already under review for potentially being anticompetitive in several countries, could face further scrutiny in the US.
BlackBerry Priv Will Be Company's First Android Smartphone
News  |  9/25/2015
Amid more losses, BlackBerry officially confirmed rumors that it's working on an Android-based smartphone. The Priv will be released later this year.
Big Data Ethics: 8 Key Facts To Ponder
Slideshows  |  9/25/2015
There's a lot of gray area when it comes to the ethical collection, use, and analysis of data. Consider these 8 issues organizations should ponder when assessing their data use practices.
Gmail Gets Blocking Option
News  |  9/24/2015
Consign obnoxious message senders to the spam folder with Gmail's blocking control.
Volkswagen CEO Resigns Over Emissions-Cheating Software
News  |  9/23/2015
Winterkorn says the company needs new leadership to win back trust.
Volkswagen: 11 Million Cars Used Deceptive Emissions Software
News  |  9/22/2015
The German carmaker has acknowledged that its suspect emissions testing software is a global issue.
Business Matters: Kristi Hedges On Leadership
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
In this episode of InformationWeek's Business Matters, George Colombo talks effective leadership and communications with Kristi Hedges, serial entrepreneur, communications expert, author, and sought-after leadership coach.
France Rejects Google's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Appeal
News  |  9/21/2015
Google is told it must respect Europe's "right to be forgotten" across all its domains.
Volkswagen CEO: Using Deceptive Software Was Wrong
News  |  9/21/2015
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn pledges cooperation as investigators delve into alleged emissions test cheating.
Apple-Cisco Deal: What It Means For Businesses
News  |  9/21/2015
The companies entered a partnership earlier this month to build a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks. Does a fast lane for iOS users mean a slow lane for everyone else?
Apple, California DMV Reportedly Meet Over Project Titan
News  |  9/20/2015
Apple executives and representatives from California's DMV recently met to discuss Project Titan, the company's self-driving vehicle project, according to the Guardian.
Volkswagen Software Cheated Emissions Test: EPA
News  |  9/19/2015
The Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board claim VW deliberately programmed almost 500,000 diesel cars to emit fewer pollutants under test conditions than during actual use.
Apple's Court Win Over Samsung Still Leaves Questions
Commentary  |  9/19/2015
Apple may have won the latest round against Samsung in court, but the implications of the case are still evolving.
Microsoft's Cortana Wants To Play Nice With Salesforce
News  |  9/17/2015
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sees the company's new Cortana Analytics Suite as a way for Salesforce customers to engage with data. Cortana wasn't quite cooperating onstage at Dreamforce, though.
Crisis Response: 6 Ways Big Data Can Help
Slideshows  |  9/17/2015
Whether naturally occurring or man-made, crises and disasters bring chaos to the people in their path. Learn how governments, nonprofits, and businesses are using big data and analytics to respond in fast, efficient ways.
Tech Industry Stands With Ahmed
News  |  9/16/2015
The Texas student detained for bringing a homemade clock to his high school has won the support of technology and political leaders.
NYC Mayor Wants Computer Science Education For All Students
Commentary  |  9/16/2015
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wants computer science education offered to all students within the next 10 years. Finding the right teachers, however, may be difficult.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin Rocket Space Program
News  |  9/16/2015
Amazon's Jeff Bezos plans to challenge fellow billionaires and space enthusiasts Elon Musk and Richard Branson in a private, exclusive race to reach the heavens.
8 Smart Cities: A Peek At Our Connected Future
Slideshows  |  9/16/2015
Cities around the world are using technology to improve the lives of their citizens. See what puts these eight communities ahead of the curve.
Google Guilty Of Abusing Its Mobile Search Dominance In Russia
News  |  9/15/2015
There are more antitrust woes for Google. This time they're in Russia, where the company could face unspecified fines or contract renegotiations with OEMs.
White House Spending $160M On 'Smart Cities,' IoT
Commentary  |  9/15/2015
A new program from the Obama White House is looking to spend $160 million on so-called Smart Cities to improve communication and quality-of-life through technology and the Internet of Things.
Microsoft General Counsel Named Company-Wide President
News  |  9/15/2015
Brad Smith, Microsoft's first company-wide president since 2002, will also continue to oversee its security policies as chief legal officer.
NASA's New Horizons Transmits New Pluto, Charon Images
Slideshows  |  9/15/2015
NASA's New Horizons is back in the news with the probe sending back dazzlingly new photographs of Pluto, along with images of the dwarf planet's moon Charon.
UFC Grapples With Big Data
News  |  9/14/2015
Fighting events take heavyweight data storage. Here's how the Ultimate Fighting Championship makes the most of big data.
SpaceX Reveals Crew Dragon Capsule
Commentary  |  9/12/2015
SpaceX just revealed details about what might be the world's first truly reusable spacecraft, dubbed the Crew Dragon.
Drone Trespassing Bill Shot Down In California
News  |  9/11/2015
The UAV flight limits imposed by SB 142 could have led to excessive litigation, said Governor Jerry Brown. So drone flights are OK for now.
Google Fiber May Extend To San Diego, Irvine, Louisville
News  |  9/11/2015
The slow but steady rollout of Google Fiber, the company's high-speed Internet project, continues apace with the addition of three new prospect cities.
Heartland CEO: Dealing Honestly With Data Breaches
Heartland CEO: Dealing Honestly With Data Breaches
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/10/2015
At this year's InformationWeek Conference in Las Vegas, Heartland CEO Robert O. Carr spoke about how his company publicly confronted a huge data breach that exposed millions of credit card records to cyber-criminals. Is honesty the best policy when it comes to security? Carr thinks it is.
iSchool Bus Takes Tech To Teachers
Commentary  |  9/10/2015
The iSchool Initiative is teaching school districts how to build better classrooms with technology.
iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, TV, Watch: Apple's Fall Lineup
Slideshows  |  9/10/2015
iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and iPad Pro were among the products getting their big reveal at Apple's San Francisco shindig Sept. 9. But the real excitement lies in Apple's vision for the future of TV.
iOS 9 Brings Ad Blocking To Apple Devices
News  |  9/8/2015
The Adblock Plus extension has been turned into the Adblock Browser for iOS as Apple's latest mobile operating system embraces content blocking.
Apple, Microsoft Battle DoJ Over iMessage, Cloud Privacy
News  |  9/8/2015
How far can the US Department of Justice go in demanding customer data, especially when it's encrypted or stored overseas?
Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan: Managing Change
News  |  9/8/2015
Since her appointment 18 months ago, Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan has been focused on virtualizing the company's infrastructure and implementing a software-defined network in its data centers that can accommodate multi-tenancy. That's the easy part of her job.
Apple Pay Rings The Register In the US, Not Europe
Commentary  |  9/8/2015
While Apple Pay has moved beyond a toehold in the United States, Europeans are looking at other NFC-based payments as banking regulations and technology have not meshed well with Apple's offerings.
ARM, Thundersoft Plan IoT Accelerators In China
News  |  9/7/2015
The initiative is the latest in a recent spate of major investment in in the Internet of Things by vendors worldwide, even as two US industry trade groups call for greater commitment to the space.
Beyond iPhone 6S: What To Expect At Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
News  |  9/7/2015
Here's what we know so far about the company's upcoming media event, and what it will reveal for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
NASA To Turn Hoverboards Into Tractor Beams
News  |  9/4/2015
NASA might turn a futuristic toy into a great way to clean up space.
SmartThings Hub Gets Smarter
News  |  9/3/2015
The IoT controller has gained battery backup and the ability to handle streaming video.
True Digital Organizations Put People First
Commentary  |  9/3/2015
Digital transformation means significant and sweeping organizational change. It is not something that will be led by IT, it is not something that a chief digital officer can do alone. It requires culture change, and lots of it.
Using Data To Fight Wildfires: An Inside Look
Slideshows  |  9/3/2015
Data gathering and analysis are now part of an array of tools used to fight wildfires in the US. Here's what it all looks like.
Data, Analytics Help Fight Forest Fires
Commentary  |  9/3/2015
Cameron Tongier of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Branch spoke with InformationWeek from his temporary office near a fire line in Idaho. He's one of several front-line wildfire managers we spoke with about the long arc of data analysis that leads up to daily situation reports for wildfire managers.
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