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NASA's Next 5 Missions, Explored
Slideshows  |  6/28/2013
From a spacecraft that captures asteroids to a telescope that reveals details of the universe, NASA's upcoming missions will break ground in space science and technology.
Wi-Fi That Sees Through Walls
News  |  6/28/2013
MIT researchers have found a way to track motion, even through walls, using Wi-Fi signals.
Microsoft Moves To Weekly Software Updates
News  |  6/28/2013
Microsoft aims to match competitors with weekly updates to Office, Outlook and other Windows 8 apps beginning later this year.
How To Hack Facebook In 60 Seconds
News  |  6/28/2013
Facebook rewards U.K. researcher with $20,000 for discovering a mobile device confirmation bug that could be used to take control of any Facebook account.
HP To Build Navy's $3.45 Billion Next Gen Network
News  |  6/28/2013
HP wins long-awaited deal to replace Navy Marine Corps Intranet.
Older Android Devices At Risk As Carriers Delay Upgrades
News  |  6/27/2013
Latest version of Android OS rebuffs most malware, says study, but carriers continue to drag their feet on providing upgrades and patches.
Social Media Improves Chronic Disease Care
News  |  6/27/2013
Online health communities that include providers as well as patients can improve patient engagement and offer other benefits to both groups, says study.
Why U.S. Must Invest In Internet-Connected Infrastructure
Commentary  |  6/27/2013
A hybrid infrastructure that combines physical foundations such as roads, buildings and the power grid with the Internet and sensor networks will pay off for the U.S.
Software Flaw Threatens LG Android Smartphones
News  |  6/26/2013
Android devices at risk over vulnerability in backup software that can be exploited to provide root access to LG smartphones.
Tech Companies Embrace Marriage Equality
News  |  6/26/2013
For Google, Apple, Microsoft and a growing number of companies, supporting social issues like gay marriage strengthens employee relations, recruiting and overall business success.
10 Job Search Tools For Recent Grads
Slideshows  |  6/26/2013
These mobile apps and sites give an edge to anyone entering the workforce or seeking a new job.
Can Data-Powered Comparative Effectiveness Research Save Healthcare?
Commentary  |  6/26/2013
Mounting evidence suggests CER will deliver new, cost-effective treatment options. But at least one controversial problem needs to be resolved first.
U.S. Supercomputer To Model Renewable Energy Impact
News  |  6/26/2013
New supercomputing facility will focus on how to integrate renewable energy sources into nation's energy grid.
Adware Sneaks Onto Android Smartphones
News  |  6/26/2013
More than 1 million Android smartphone users unknowingly downloaded adware in the last year, says Lookout study.
Former White House CIO Champions Disruptive Educational Tech
News  |  6/25/2013
After spending his White House years in turnaround mode, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CIO Brook Colangelo seeks to get ahead in educational media.
U.K. Outsourcing Market Gets More Competitive
News  |  6/25/2013
New research suggests service provider market is tightening, advises outsourcing customers to consider renegotiating current contracts.
HHS Launches Health Insurance Exchange Campaign
News  |  6/25/2013
Revamped website, call center and other educational efforts aim to help enroll 7 million people in state HIEs within six months.
Oracle And Salesforce.com Link Clouds
News  |  6/25/2013
Salesforce.com commits to Oracle Database, middleware and Exadata; Oracle integrates cloud HCM and financial apps with Salesforce.com in a nine-year deal.
NY Times Calls Out Edmodo On Security
News  |  6/24/2013
Concerned dad, a Cisco engineer, established fake account to prove that social collaboration site for teachers was not using encryption.
iPads In The Classroom: Worth Doing Right
Commentary  |  6/24/2013
Tablets in K-12 and higher education should not be technology for technology's sake.
Google Mine Wants To Track Your Stuff
Commentary  |  6/21/2013
Google reportedly is testing Google Mine, a Google+ offshoot that lets you share info about your real-world objects. Sounds more like a gold mine for Google.
Feds Target Patent Trolls, Product Counterfeiters
News  |  6/21/2013
FTC unveils updated strategic plan to pursue patent chasers.
White House Eyes Spectrum Sharing With Private Sector
News  |  6/21/2013
Federal agencies may have to share wireless spectrum with private sector once standards are set.
6 Ways To Make Promoted Tweets Pay Off
News  |  6/21/2013
Twitter tells small and midsize businesses (SMBs) #LetsDoBusiness. Is it worth paying to play on the popular social site?
McGraw-Hill Education Buys ALEKS Adaptive Learning Software
News  |  6/21/2013
ALEKS math software employs AI techniques for use in college placement assessments as well as K-12 education.
FAA Reconsiders Gadget Rules On Airplanes
News  |  6/21/2013
FAA prepares to relax the rules about electronic device use on planes. But don't expect to be able to make phone calls.
VA Gets New Support To Tackle Paperless Claims
News  |  6/20/2013
Agency gets Senate approval for more funds to reduce huge claims backlog, launches Web app so veterans can file online.
Who Will Blink First On Government ICD-10 Deadline?
News  |  6/20/2013
Physician groups are far behind the curve and hospitals aren't doing much better, but the feds insist they won't delay the deadline again.
Healtheway Gains Industry Leaders As Founding Members
News  |  6/20/2013
Public-private entity that manages the eHealth Exchange gains momentum, eyes expansion into other areas of health information exchange.
British ISPs Join Battle Against Child Porn
News  |  6/20/2013
Tech companies pledge 1 million pounds, sign zero-tolerance pledge and promise to help fight child abuse.
IT Can't Fix Complex Healthcare Problems
Commentary  |  6/20/2013
It took the U.S. healthcare system decades to dig the hole it's in. We'll need more than technological innovations to dig out.
Android App Offers Caller ID, Call Blocking
News  |  6/20/2013
PrivacyStar bills itself as first app with ability to block calls and texts, add Caller ID and report abusive callers directly to FTC.
BT CEO Poached For Parliament Role
News  |  6/20/2013
Ian Livingston will join the House of Lords and help grow the country's international investment and trade.
Why Schools Could Save Windows RT
News  |  6/19/2013
Microsoft released the Surface RT to much fanfare last fall, but so far, customers have stayed away. Could heavy discounts for schools be the key Windows RT's path to redemption?
Microsoft Dynamics Apps Hit Azure Cloud
News  |  6/19/2013
Microsoft makes good on promised cloud hosting of Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV ERP apps. Dynamics AX will be the real, multi-tenant test.
O2, U.K. Employee Union Reach Outsourcing Deal
News  |  6/19/2013
Communication Workers Union says threat of mass walkouts forced O2 and outsourcer Capita to sign a better deal for call center staff.
How Office 365 Pays Off For Two SMBs
News  |  6/18/2013
Microsoft Office faces more competitors than ever, but Office 365 gives it a leg up with small and midsize businesses seeking to cut costs and improve collaboration.
Google Defends Efforts Against Rogue Pharmacies
News  |  6/18/2013
Under fire from law enforcement officials, Google insists it has been making progress in its effort to deny advertising to rogue pharmacies.
Amplify Brings Gamification To Middle-School Students
News  |  6/18/2013
Collection of educational games aims to motivate students to expand learning beyond the school day.
Privacy Concerns: Big Data's Biggest Barrier?
News  |  6/18/2013
Businesses must be up front with consumers about what data they're using and why. Opting out should be easier, too.
Oracle Wins Case Against Third-Party Support Provider
News  |  6/18/2013
Judge finds in Oracle's favor against ServiceKey and its CEO, Angela Vines, in case involving Solaris operating system support.
MySQL Cluster Adds NoSQL Option
News  |  6/17/2013
MySQL Cluster 7.3 brings a JavaScript connector, foreign-key support and a wizard-driven auto installer to a highly scalable database.
Microsoft, Virgin Media Back U.K. 'Digital Maker' Initiative
News  |  6/17/2013
Microsoft links its Kudo game developers' site to U.K. IT educational initiative Make Things Do Stuff; meanwhile Virgin Media, others help create weekly online sessions to challenge young developers.
Google Balloon Project: Crazy Like a Loon
News  |  6/17/2013
Google's latest experiment, Project Loon, uses high-altitude balloons to bring Internet access to undeveloped areas.
Britain Launches National 'Information Economy' Strategy
News  |  6/14/2013
Working with industry and academia, the plan sets out objectives designed to nurture small enterprises and prepare students for IT careers.
Should All High School Students Learn Programming?
Commentary  |  6/14/2013
Google, Microsoft, Oracle and other tech giants propose that computer science become a required proficiency in Massachusetts public schools to help address the technology labor shortage. Critics call this a kludgy solution.
Big Data Pioneers Get Big For Their Britches
Commentary  |  6/14/2013
DataStax and Cloudera say NoSQL databases and Hadoop are the future, but don't count out Oracle and company just yet.
Microsoft Launching 600 Windows Stores Inside Best Buy
News  |  6/13/2013
Hoping to create "a great customer experience" for Windows 8 devices, Microsoft will take over the PC departments in hundreds of Best Buy stores.
DARPA Develops Tiny Helpers To Spot Bioterror Attacks
News  |  6/13/2013
New class of powerful, small vacuum pumps could be used in national security applications for electronics and sensors that require a vacuum.
Smartphone Makers Asked To Fight 'Apple-Picking'
News  |  6/13/2013
Mobile device theft is being called an epidemic. Apple tweaks iOS 7; device makers and law enforcement also team on anti-theft technology.
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