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Amazon Buy Button: 1-Click Ordering Minus The Click
News  |  3/31/2015
With its Dash Button and Dash Replenishment Service, Amazon aims to take the Internet of Things mainstream.
Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT
Commentary  |  3/31/2015
Microsoft's newest Surface 3 ditches ARM for Intel. It packs a full version of Windows 8.1 and has an upgrade to Windows 10 coming later. The Surface 3 can be a tablet or a laptop. Prices start at less than $500.
Goats, Now Available From Amazon
News  |  3/30/2015
The new Amazon Home Services will help you find a wide variety of professional home improvement resources.
Comic: Where Twitter And Reality Meet
Commentary  |  3/30/2015
How many of us do business with people we've only met through social media? This is what happens when we finally meet.
Apple Watch Edition Buyers Getting Luxury, White-Glove Treatment
Commentary  |  3/30/2015
People who have $10,000 to buy an Apple Watch Edition will be treated like royalty when they enter Apple Stores. With all the anticipation, IDC has upped its wearables estimate.
Big Data Certifications: Finding The One That Works For You
Slideshows  |  3/30/2015
We can't tell you which big data certification programs to choose -- that depends on a number of variables in your personal IT career goals and work situation. What we can do is provide you with a selected list of the vendor certifications available.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
Slideshows  |  3/29/2015
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
Facebook VR: 10 Reasons It Won't Work Out
Commentary  |  3/29/2015
Virtual reality sounds great, but Facebook and VR aren't necessarily a great pairing.
iPhone 6C With 4-Inch Display? Expert Says No
Commentary  |  3/29/2015
This week, the Apple rumor mill started to churn with talk of three different iPhone 6 series devices, including a 4-inch iPhone 6C. However, a smaller iPhone doesn't seem to jive with the company's plans.
Robot Room Service Delivers The Goods
News  |  3/28/2015
If you welcome your new robot overlords, they may bring you toiletries.
Smartphones Make Some Of Us Lazy Thinkers
Commentary  |  3/27/2015
We've often thought that smartphones made us dumb, but new studies show it is more complicated than that. They make us lazy more than dumb.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Vs. HTC M9: Which One Is Right For You?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015
Are you on the fence between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9? This InformationWeek guide will help you pick the better of the two smartphones.
IoT Revolution: Is The Enterprise Ready?
Commentary  |  3/27/2015
In the connected future, the Internet of Things is expected to play a huge role in everyday life. Are enterprises ready to handle IoT, and what does it mean for security?
Facebook's Teleportation Station: 10 Things We Wanted Instead
Slideshows  |  3/27/2015
Facebook accidentally leaked something called Teleportation Station and the rumor mill went wild. However, the rumors weren't that good, so we came up with something better.
Facebook F8: Oculus Will Make Virtual Reality Mainstream
News  |  3/26/2015
After decades of false starts, Facebook believes virtual reality will drive the next wave of technology. Here's how the company's Oculus acquisition fits in.
Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 Go On Sale April 10
Commentary  |  3/26/2015
If there's one day to go smartphone shopping, it's April 10. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge and the HTC One M9 will hit store shelves on the same day.
IT Pros Make Job-Hopping A Way Of Life
Commentary  |  3/25/2015
IT pros are always looking for the next job (actively or passively). Why can't anyone sit still?
IoT Drives The Future Of Connected Cars
Slideshows  |  3/25/2015
Connected cars will transform the way we interact with our vehicles. At the MWC earlier this month, it was clear that the Internet of Things, along with M2M connection, is speeding this transformation along.
This NFL Player Is Better At Math Than You Are
Commentary  |  3/24/2015
NFL Player John Urschel is a great football player and a great mathematician.
DARPA Robotics Challenge Gears Up For Finale
Slideshows  |  3/24/2015
The latest highlights from DARPA's years-long robotics competition show us just how creative we can be. Here's what you need to know in advance of the grand finale in June.
Google, Amazon, Apple Dominate Most Desirable Companies List
Commentary  |  3/24/2015
It's no surprise that Apple, Amazon, and Google dominate a list of companies people would go to work for if they could. However, does this mean workers really want to leave?
Interop Radio Heats Up
Commentary  |  3/23/2015
Interop Radio moves into high gear this week with an episode on digital transformation and the premier of the Hot Stage Diaries.
Google Testing On-Body Detection Tool For Android Smartphones
Commentary  |  3/23/2015
With Google's new On-Body Detection Tool, Android phones will remain unlocked as long as they are in your hand or pocket. However, there are security concerns.
Steve Jobs Bio Gets Praise From Tim Cook, Apple Execs
News  |  3/23/2015
The latest bio about the life and times of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is drawing praise from Tim Cook and others at Apple, even though the company did not cooperate with the authors.
Comic: Call Center Analytics
Commentary  |  3/23/2015
Call center profiling and analytics is serious. But this isn't.
Internet Explorer: 10 Reasons You'll Miss It
Commentary  |  3/23/2015
Internet Explorer is retiring. Let's take a nostalgic trip down memory lane for the Web browser that saw us through the turn of the century. We'll miss you IE.
Our New Service: Speed Networking For CIOs
News  |  3/23/2015
We're improving the odds that you'll meet peers who are dealing with the same problems you face.
Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Slideshows  |  3/23/2015
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
Apple TV, Apple Watch Trade-Ins: Rumor Roundup
News  |  3/22/2015
The Apple rumor mill never stops churning. Here's the latest we've heard on the new Apple TV, secret Apple Watch testing gym, and more.
Tesla Model S Autopilot Coming Soon, Elon Musk Claims
News  |  3/21/2015
The Tesla Model S should be able to drive itself, some of the time, this summer, according to CEO Elon Musk.
Android Auto Revs Up As Google Courts Developers
Commentary  |  3/20/2015
Google released its Android Auto app for smartphones this week, and Pioneer added the platform to a handful of its head units.
Amazon Drone Tests Approved By FAA, Futurists Yawn
Commentary  |  3/20/2015
Amazon has been given a license by the FCC that will allow it to test drones in a way that will be completely useless.
Layoffs Breed Long-Term Employee Distrust, Study Finds
News  |  3/20/2015
Being laid off causes long-term trust issues even when the employee gets hired by another company. The world-wide financial crisis of just a few years ago makes this a global crisis.
Windows 10 Vs. Windows 8: 10 Differences
Slideshows  |  3/20/2015
Microsoft recently released a preview of Windows 10. The new OS looks to unify the user experience across different platforms, but how does it compare to Windows 8?
Google, Intel, TAG Heuer Plan Smartwatch
News  |  3/19/2015
TAG Heuer's Android Wear-powered smartwatch is expected toward the end of the year.
T-Mobile Targets AT&T, Verizon With Low-Cost Business Offering
Commentary  |  3/19/2015
T-Mobile hopes to lure enterprise users away from AT&T and Verizon with simple, low-cost business plans.
Vegas Geeks: What Happens Here, Stays Here
Slideshows  |  3/19/2015
The best places for geeks to go in the surprisingly geeky city of Las Vegas.
Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Slideshows  |  3/18/2015
If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
Nintendo Mobile Games: 6 To Start With
Slideshows  |  3/18/2015
Nintendo is jumping into the mobile gaming business. Here are six games we'd like to see available for smartphones and tablets right away.
NTP, Harlan Stenn & An Uncertain Future: Readers React
News  |  3/18/2015
InformationWeek's story about the work of Harlan Stenn on NTP sparked dozens of reader reactions on the website, as well as Tweets, Slashdot comments, and Facebook postings.
HTC One M9 Smartphones Insured With 'Uh Oh Protection'
Commentary  |  3/18/2015
Break your HTC One M9? HTC will replace it for free under its new "Uh-Oh Protection" plan.
Clinton Email Fail: Worst Government Security Flubs
Slideshows  |  3/17/2015
Hillary Clinton isn't the first politician to have committed a data compliance faux pas when it comes to email. CIOs, compliance departments, and privacy officers would do well to learn from the mistakes of those who screwed up before her.
Nintendo Mobile Gamble Might Kill 3DS, Save The Company
News  |  3/17/2015
Nintendo is moving full speed into gaming on smartphones and tablets. It's a great move, but it comes with big risk to its existing hardware products.
IT Should Get Naked
Commentary  |  3/17/2015
To drive real change, IT must shed its invisibility and engage with the organization's politics and culture.
Smartphone OS: A 22-Year History
Slideshows  |  3/16/2015
Join us on the following pages as we explore some of the most influential smartphone companies and their operating systems. You'll learn just how far we've come since the first smartphone was released a mere 22 years ago.
AeroMobil Self-Flying Car Previews At SXSW
Commentary  |  3/16/2015
AeroMobil has introduced a flying car, and soon the car will fly itself. The company detailed its plans at SXSW.
Interop Radio: Social Media, Surveys & IT Pros
Commentary  |  3/16/2015
Join us at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 17 for Interop Radio: Why Social Media and Survey Technologies are Relevant to IT Pros
Comic: Data-Driven Decisions
Commentary  |  3/16/2015
Data-driven decisions are great, but can they go too far? Is there still room for gut feelings? A comic look at the decisions we make.
iPhone, NXP Advances Pushing NFC Mainstream
Commentary  |  3/16/2015
Thanks to new technology from NXP, as well as Apple including NFC technology in the iPhone 6, mobile payments are going to be huge. Here's what that future looked like at MWC 2015.
10 Sweet Job Perks In Tech
Slideshows  |  3/15/2015
Free snacks are yesterday's news. Now tech companies offer $10,000 office decoration budgets and helicopter rides. Here's a look at what Google, Pinterest, Airbnb, Facebook, and others offer employees.
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