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6 Cool Tech Internships You Wish You Had
Slideshows  |  5/31/2015
Interns at top tech companies such as Facebook and Google enjoy many of the same perks available to full-time employees.
Apple Assists Users With iPhone Message Crashes
News  |  5/30/2015
Users who receive a text message with a specific string of characters find the text crashes iMessage -- Apple has issued instructions for a temporary fix.
Google I/O 2015: 9 Things We Loved
Slideshows  |  5/29/2015
Google Photos, for all its mass appeal, is less interesting than Google's more ambitious work. Get ready for touch-aware clothes and gesture-sensing devices.
Apple Acquires Metaio, Targeting Augmented Reality
News  |  5/29/2015
Apple continues its string of acquisitions with the purchase of Metaio, a company specializing in augmented reality software development.
Dartmouth Predicts GPA Based on Phone Tracking App
News  |  5/29/2015
Can a phone app predict your performance based on your behavior? This one can, at least if you are a college student.
10 Tech Stars: Will They Deliver in 2015?
Slideshows  |  5/29/2015
Juniper Research names the top 10 tech leaders and -- as with any good top 10 list -- we quibble with the rankings.
Google Details Android M, VR, IoT, And Unlimited Photos
News  |  5/28/2015
Google used the opening day of its I/O 2015 developer conference to offer details about the next version of Android, what it has planned for virtual reality and the Internet of Things, and free unlimited photos.
Ads Built By Algorithm
News  |  5/28/2015
Persado contends its machine learning system can produce better direct response ads than human ad copywriter.
Meeker: Internet Has Only Begun Changing Our Lives
News  |  5/28/2015
Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker presents her annual take on how the Internet is changing business, as US and China dominate among Web companies.
New IT Skills: Why Communication, Accountability, Initiative Are Hot Now
Slideshows  |  5/28/2015
Using Bureau of Labor Statistics data and information supplied by CompTIA and Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights, we've identified eight crucial, non-technical skills that companies are looking for in their IT hires.
DoJ Argues Against Google's Java Appeal
News  |  5/27/2015
The Solicitor General advises the Supreme Court to reject Google's petition to have its copyright infringement loss to Oracle reviewed.
Iris Scans: Security Breakthrough Or Privacy Invasion?
News  |  5/27/2015
New technology allows irises to be scanned from 40 feet away. Is this a wonder weapon against crime and terrorism or a way for governments to invade our privacy and track our movements?
Google I/O: 10 Things We Expect To See
News  |  5/27/2015
Expect a demonstration of the next version of Android, along with a standalone photo-sharing service and a new iteration of Chromecast.
John Nash, 'Beautiful Mind' Inspiration, Influenced IT, Too
News  |  5/26/2015
If you have ever played a game against a computer, you played against an algorithm that used at least some math laid down -- or inspired -- by John Nash. Many of those same algorithms are being extended to cognitive computing outside of game situations.
7 Bold Tech Ideas That Will Make You Uncomfortable
Slideshows  |  5/26/2015
Elite tech leaders pushed the boundaries at the InformationWeek Conference. At least one of these ideas should make you squirm and think, "We need to do that."
Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer At Apple
News  |  5/26/2015
Jony Ive, the design genius behind Apple's most iconic products, including the MacBook, iPhone, and Apple Watch, gets a promotion to chief design officer. What does it mean for the rest of the company?
BlackBerry Doomed By First iPhone, Storm Failure
Commentary  |  5/26/2015
BlackBerry corporate leaders' inability to react effectively to market changes, specifically the first iPhone and AT&T's deal with Apple, doomed the famed smartphone maker.
APIs Are Eating The World
Commentary  |  5/26/2015
The ability to deploy IT services rapidly and reliably has transformed the nature of business.
Fujitsu ScanSnap ix100: Portable Scanning In A Backpack
Slideshows  |  5/26/2015
Fujitsu's ScanSnap ix100 brings the "paperless office" one step closer to mobile professionals. Here's InformationWeek's review.
Android Factory Reset Leaves Your Data Exposed: Study
News  |  5/25/2015
Flaws in Google's Android operating system mean the factory-reset option is unlikely to permanently wipe all your data -- or master token -- from the device.
How Military Tech Changed IT: A Memorial Day Retrospective
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015
In honor of Memorial Day, we laud the IT technology the military helped develop.
KFC's Bluetooth Placemats: 10 Better Ideas
Commentary  |  5/24/2015
KFC is testing a placemat that acts as a keyboard, allowing you to type while you eat without getting grease on your smartphone or tablet. What could be better? Here are 10 ideas.
Apple Watch, Sony Xperia Z3 And Other Hot Summer Gadgets
Slideshows  |  5/24/2015
What better way to exit the long, cold winter than to launch into summer with snazzy new gadgets from some of the world's best technology companies? From the Apple Watch, to the waterproof Xperia, here are our picks.
Pebble Time Smartwatch Shipments Start May 27
News  |  5/23/2015
Early supporters of Pebble Technology Corp.'s Kickstarter campaign will be the first to get their Pebble Time wearable devices.
Google: Your Password Security Questions Are Terrible
News  |  5/22/2015
You might want to think twice about using an easy-to-remember security question for your protected accounts, according to a Google study.
Disney's Tomorrowland Past And Present: A Celebration
Slideshows  |  5/22/2015
Disneyland begins the celebration of its 60th anniversary today and the new movie Tomorrowland also debuts. We celebrate 60 years of the future.
10 iPhone Apps You've Never Heard Of
Slideshows  |  5/22/2015
Apple's App Store stocks more than a million apps; this guide will show you the hidden gems.
PayPal Pivots From Platform To 'Operating System'
News  |  5/21/2015
As it prepares for independence from eBay, PayPal is trying to redefine itself as something more than a payment company.
NASA Technology Roadmap: A Heavenly Guide For IT And CIOs
Slideshows  |  5/21/2015
NASA's Technology Roadmap for 2015-2035 gives hints about the future of IT in your enterprise. Here's how space is changing big data, supercomputing, and other technologies.
Google Maps Slur Forces Company To Apologize
News  |  5/21/2015
While Google's mapping technology can make everyday life much easier for many -- especially during Memorial Day weekend -- users' ability to edit search terms with Map Maker can cause problems.
6 Characteristics Of Data-Driven Rock Stars
Slideshows  |  5/21/2015
Learn what traits to look for in data-savvy movers and shakers, from data scientists and business analysts to executives, managers, and even employees.
Driverless Cars, AI, Robots: Why CIOs Should Care
Commentary  |  5/20/2015
Everybody loves to talk about a future filled with driverless cars, robots to tend to our every need, and artificial intelligence that can solve our problems. But does it all really matter for CIOs?
Apple Watch, Android Wear Updates Begin Appearing This Week
Commentary  |  5/20/2015
The first update for the Apple Watch makes performance improvements across the board, while Google is finally sending Android 5.1.1 to its line of Android Wear wearables.
IT Job Stress Is Down, Pride Is Up: Study
Slideshows  |  5/20/2015
A survey shows IT professionals are feeling pretty good about their jobs and their prospects in a sector that has a 2.5% unemployment rate.
IoT Market Will Grow 19 Percent in 2015, IDC Predicts
News  |  5/20/2015
An IDC report indicates the market for the Internet of Things will only become more robust over the next few years. An increased use in retail digital signage will help the IoT market grow 19 percent in 2015.
On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
News  |  5/20/2015
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
IT Life Radio: Be A Better Manager
Commentary  |  5/19/2015
Do you wish you were a better manager? Tune in Wednesday at 3 pm ET and learn to improve a critical skill.
Comic: White Hat Hackers
Commentary  |  5/19/2015
Is this the best way to hire security talent? The line between black hat and white hat is surely blurring.
Apple Debuts New MacBook, iMac Ahead Of WWDC
Commentary  |  5/19/2015
Apple adds Force Touch to its 15-inch MacBook Pro, intros a less-expensive iMac desktop, and reveals a new charging dock for the iPhone.
Microsoft's Solitaire: 25 Years of Wasting Time
News  |  5/19/2015
Redmond celebrates Microsoft Solitaire's 25th birthday with an employee tournament the same week it welcomes a creative director for HoloLens.
Whether Or Not Chris Roberts Took Over A Plane, It Still Matters
Commentary  |  5/18/2015
Whether prominent hacker Chris Roberts took over a plane or not, the industry needs to rethink the way white hat hackers do their research.
IoT Buzz: Legit Business Or Next Tech Bubble Fail?
Commentary  |  5/18/2015
In the Internet of Things, everything needs to be connected and "smart." But, if everything is smart, how do you know what's dumb or doomed to fail?
Google Self-Driving Car: A Road Trip Playlist
Commentary  |  5/17/2015
Google cars are hitting the road this summer. They need a road trip playlist.
Google Self-Driving Cars Hit The Road
News  |  5/16/2015
The latest self-driving car prototypes from Google will roll on public roads in Mountain View, Calif., later this summer.
Microsoft Says Short Attention Spans Are Fine
Commentary  |  5/15/2015
Digital media, smartphones, and social networks are shortening our attention spans. But our brains are adapting nicely, according to research from Microsoft Canada.
10 Ways IT Drives Everyone Else Crazy
Slideshows  |  5/15/2015
Managers are frustrated with IT. A study shows where they think IT is failing them.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Lack Theft Protection
Commentary  |  5/14/2015
The Apple Watch and Google's Android Wear platform don't have any security measures in place protecting their pricey wearables from loss or theft.
Google Faces More Scrutiny Over Right To Be Forgotten
News  |  5/14/2015
A group of 80 Web academics have penned an open letter to Google insisting on more transparency for right to be forgotten requests in Europe.
5 Soft Skills Every IT Pro Needs
Slideshows  |  5/14/2015
When it comes to being a great employee, an IT professional can no longer sit in isolation. It's time to develop some soft people skills to help your career. Here's what one recruiter looks for when evaluating tech talent.
Samsung's Project Orbis: A Risky Apple Watch Challenger
Commentary  |  5/13/2015
Samsung revealed details about a forthcoming smartwatch, dubbed Project Orbis, but don't expect it to use Google's Android Wear. Can it legitimacy challenge the Apple Watch?
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