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Smart Barbie Puts Child's Play In The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/5/2015
You won't see children's dolls talked about much on InformationWeek. But we couldn't let Smart Barbie pass us by without a word.
Surface 3, Project Spartan Demo: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/4/2015
A new Windows 10 desktop build that offered a glimpse at Project Spartan, and Surface 3 release were among the headlines coming from Redmond this week.
10 Robots You'll Be Happy To Call Master
Slideshows  |  4/4/2015
National Robotics Week is April 4-12, and we'll be celebrating with you, starting with today's list of our favorite robots.
Samsung Supplying Apple's A9 Processor For Next iPhone
Commentary  |  4/3/2015
Apple's next iPhone will have A9 processors built by Samsung, as the South Korean company wins back business it lost to rival Taiwan Semiconductor.
SETI: Letís Stop Listening For Aliens And Start Talking Instead
Commentary  |  4/3/2015
SETI, which leads the search for alien life, wants to stop looking and start telling aliens to come find us.
Delphi Guides Driverless Audi Coast-To-Coast
News  |  4/3/2015
In the first test of its kind, engineers from Delphi equipped an Audi vehicle nicknamed "Roadrunner" with enough technology to get the SUV from California to New York without a driver.
Microsoft Office Lens Comes to iOS, Android
News  |  4/3/2015
Microsoft's smartphone-compatible pocket scanner, Office Lens, is available in full and preview versions on iOS and Android.
Amazon Dash And The Internet Of Buttons
Commentary  |  4/3/2015
Amazon's new button is definitely a win for them. But is it a win for anyone else?
4 Video Games Every Office Should Play Together
Slideshows  |  4/3/2015
Video games are more than just fun and games. Learn how the right games can create a more collaborative, loyal and effective staff.
Thread, ZigBee Knit IoT Stacks
News  |  4/2/2015
The ZigBee Cluster Library will run over Thread. Here's what it means for the Internet of Things.
iOS Security Reports Say No iPhone Is Safe
Commentary  |  4/2/2015
Recent research demonstrates that CIOs and other IT leaders need to pay more attention to iOS security.
Surface 3 Vs. iPad Air 2: Competition Is Fierce
News  |  4/2/2015
Can Microsoft's new Surface 3 prove a threat to Apple's sleek iPad Air 2? It depends on what you need.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Touts Cloud ERP Gains
Commentary  |  4/2/2015
Phillips says Infor can sell SaaS ERP to C-level and line-of-business execs without worrying about also selling databases and middleware to IT as Oracle and SAP do.
Salesforce Acquires Mobile Authentication Specialist Toopher
News  |  4/2/2015
Salesforce is looking to add to its identity and access management offering by acquiring start-up Toopher. Financial details were not disclosed.
Acer Chromebase: All-In-One Boasts Touchscreen
Commentary  |  4/2/2015
The Acer Chromebase, which runs Google's Chrome operating system, is the first of its kind to offer a touchscreen.
Will Docker Bring Workload Mobility Between Clouds?
Commentary  |  4/2/2015
Docker is moving into orchestrating an application's server and networking. Does that supplement cloud function or replace it?
HTC One M8s Runs Android Lollipop, Offers Full-HD Display
News  |  4/2/2015
In Europe, HTC unveiled the One M8s smartphone, which runs the Lollipop version of Android and offers several other features, such as a full-HD display and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 chip.
Google Ad Injectors Affect 1 In 20 Visitors
News  |  4/2/2015
If you're seeing extra or unusual ads, you may have an unwanted ad injector.
10 Management Books Every CIO Should Read
Slideshows  |  4/2/2015
On the rare occasions when you do have time to read, these hand-picked titles will give you a return on your investment.
Are Smartphones Necessary? For Some, Yes
News  |  4/2/2015
More than half of Americans claim smartphones are not always needed, but a growing population relies on them for Internet access, according to new research from the Pew Research Center.
Google Drive For Work Gets Limits
News  |  4/1/2015
IT administrators have been telling Google that they want to be able to limit how Google Drive files can be used. Now, Google is obliging.
Amazon Bulks Up Cloud Instances For Big Data
News  |  4/1/2015
Amazon Web Services' larger virtual servers show the company is pursuing an enterprise-scale data warehouse and big data tasks.
Oracle ID Graph Helps Marketers Target Customers Anywhere
News  |  4/1/2015
Oracle adapts BlueKai ID technology so Oracle Marketing Cloud users can reach customers in mobile, social, and advertising interactions.
April Fools' 2015: Google Maps Pac-Man Game, Microsoft Code, More
Commentary  |  4/1/2015
Here are our favorite April 1 pranks, including the Google Maps Pac-Man game, code from Microsoft, and more.
Microsoft Streamlines Visual Studio Pricing, Structure
News  |  4/1/2015
In looking to make life a little easier for developers, Microsoft is streamlining its Visual Studio offerings, and detailing a new pricing structure.
6 Steps To Survive A DevOps Transformation
Commentary  |  4/1/2015
From measurable goals to targeting quick wins and sharing lessons learned, here are the steps that can lead to DevOps success.
Why Pinterest Updates Its Mobile App Every 3 Weeks
Commentary  |  4/1/2015
As established companies embrace mobile apps, they'll need to think more like Internet companies such as Pinterest.
Google Chrome OS On A Stick
News  |  4/1/2015
The latest Chrome devices are more affordable than ever, and more varied in their form factors.
IT Life Radio: Working With Millennials
Commentary  |  4/1/2015
Join us for the first-ever IT Life Radio show April 1 at 3:00 PM ET.
10 Apple Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  4/1/2015
Apple has a habit of buying tech companies. Let's look at its most recent acquisitions and in what ways each might enhance the company's future.
Apple Rumor Mill: Disposable Smartphones
News  |  4/1/2015
Well-placed sources leaked news on April 1 revealing Apple's plans for new line of disposable smartphones and accompanying recycling program.
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