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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.
Sony Xperia Z5 Smartphone Stuns With 4K Screen
Commentary  |  9/2/2015
The Sony Xperia Z5 features an incredible Ultra HD display, a 23-megapixel camera, a waterproof chassis, and a two-day battery life. Yet its 4K display is the real stunner.
Asus Water-Cooled Gaming Laptop Arrives At IFA
News  |  9/2/2015
Asus announces the world's first water-cooled laptop, and it is cool but hard to pin down.
Google Apps Refines Collaboration Tools
News  |  9/2/2015
Updates to Google Apps offer a way to track recent document changes and content creation assistance driven by machine learning.
Microsoft, Google, Mozilla Abandon RC4 Cryptographic Standard
Commentary  |  9/2/2015
With Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla turning against the RC4 cryptographic suite, the standard will likely die in 2016.
Acer Convertible Chromebook, Smartphones Debut At IFA
News  |  9/2/2015
In addition to its new convertible Chromebook and numerous smartphones, Acer updated its Aspire notebooks and released a tablet targeted at gamers at the 2015 IFA show in Berlin.
VMware's Stealth Strategy: Gain Public Cloud Revenues
News  |  9/2/2015
VMware thinks it's gained more ground in the public cloud market than analysts realize; it won't be pushed out by Amazon.
iPhone 6s: Will Sales Fall Short Of Expectations?
News  |  9/2/2015
A Bloomberg Intelligence report indicates Apple faces an uphill sales battle as the expected iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may underwhelm.
Containers 101: 10 Terms To Know
Slideshows  |  9/2/2015
Application containers have been around for a while in the Linux world, but now Microsoft is moving them into the mainstream. Here's what you need to know about this evolution of server virtualization.
Comic: White Hat Car Hacks
Commentary  |  9/2/2015
If only most car hacks were this harmless.
Google Logo Gets Mobile Makeover
News  |  9/2/2015
Google has swapped out its old logo in favor of a simpler design optimized for a broader range of devices.
Microsoft Insider: 2 Days On Redmond Campus
Slideshows  |  9/2/2015
Ever wonder what life is like in Redmond? Here's what I saw during a two-day experience on Microsoft's massive campus.
Google's Nest Thermostat Gets Redesign
News  |  9/1/2015
The updated Google Nest thermostat can now sense your presence from across the room.
Samsung Gear S2 Watch Skips Android For Tizen
Commentary  |  9/1/2015
Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch may have a pleasing design and the ability to make calls, but it is handicapped by the Tizen operating system.
Google Self-Driving Car Prototype Cruises Into Austin
News  |  9/1/2015
Google's self-driving car will join its self-navigating Lexus vehicles in Austin this month.
iOS 9 Ad Blocking Could Alter Internet Commerce
Commentary  |  9/1/2015
Whether it's a cynical move or not, Apple's upcoming release of iOS 9 can give users the ability to block ads on a mobile browser. This is a serious concern for online advertisers.
Where Data Science Meets IT
Where Data Science Meets IT
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/1/2015
See what happens when data scientist David Chudzicki of Kaggle sits down with Jackie Woods, director at UPS, to talk about the intersection of data science and IT at the InformationWeek Conference 2015.
VMware Goes All-In On Containers
News  |  9/1/2015
New VMware products elevate containers from an afterthought to a primary vehicle for application delivery.
WiFi Hotspots, Routers Latest Front For Advertisers
Commentary  |  9/1/2015
Recently, you may have noticed ad popping up when connecting through a router or public WiFi hotspot. It's the latest gimmick to serve up more advertising.
10 Apple Slip-Ups That Bruised Its Reputation
Slideshows  |  9/1/2015
Apple is known for its consumer-friendly reputation, but this list proves Cameragate is only the latest in a long line of Apple foul-ups.
Apple, Cisco Team On iOS For Businesses
News  |  9/1/2015
In a nod to Apple's growth among enterprise users, the two companies have entered a partnership to ensure Cisco products work well with iOS devices.
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