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IT Pro Nightmare: Coffee Intake Linked To Alzheimer's
News  |  7/31/2015
Increasing your coffee habits later in life can be very dangerous, according to a recent study. No need to panic, we have some options for you.
10 Must-Have Mac OS X Apps
Slideshows  |  7/31/2015
Apple may have some work to do to restore its reputation for software, but third-party developers have got the company's back.
Samsung Cuts Galaxy S6 Prices Following Weak Quarter
News  |  7/30/2015
Samsung's second-quarter earnings were marred by poor sales of the company's flagship smartphones.
10 Pricey iPhone Apps That Will Leave You Broke
Slideshows  |  7/30/2015
InformationWeek went searching for the most expensive iPhone apps that are out there. Here's our Top 10.
Windows 10: Inside NYC Launch Day
Windows 10: Inside NYC Launch Day
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/30/2015
InformationWeek paid a visit to New York City's Microsoft Store on July 29 to see consumers using the final release of Windows 10 on launch day.
Inside New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Major Mobile Upgrade
Commentary  |  7/30/2015
Executives from New York-Presbyterian Hospital describe how they brought directories and communications into the 21st Century in this InformationWeek Elite 100 profile.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
News  |  7/30/2015
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
Google Translate App's Sign-Reading Capabilities Expanded
News  |  7/30/2015
Travelers can now translate a greater variety of languages in images more efficiently, even when offline. Foreign travelers in remote areas with poor connectivity now have broader communication options.
Nokia OZO Virtual Reality Camera Aimed At Film Pros
News  |  7/29/2015
The world of virtual reality content moves a little closer to the mainstream with the launch of Nokia's OZO virtual reality camera.
Mythbusters Tests Killer Drones
News  |  7/29/2015
See what the team on Discovery Communications' TV series Mythbusters learned when they tested the safety of drones. The results might make you lose your head.
IT Life Radio: Where Virtual Reality Falls Short
News  |  7/28/2015
The latest episode of IT Life radio features the real-life inventor of Iron Man's Jarvis, who happens to bring similar innovations to the way we work.
Samsung SE370 Monitor Boasts Wireless Charging Capability
News  |  7/28/2015
No stranger to innovative products, Samsung launches the SE370 monitor, which can wirelessly charge your smartphone.
OnePlus 2: Low-Cost Android Alternative
News  |  7/27/2015
ShenZhen, China-based startup OnePlus shook the high-end smartphone market last year when it produced a well-designed smartphone with the same (or better) specs than premium models -- such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 -- and sold it for half the price. Now, version 2 is hitting the market with a new Android OS.
Ban AI Weapons, Scientists Demand
News  |  7/27/2015
Roboticists and experts in artificial intelligence want to prohibit offensive autonomous weapons.
Interop Radio: Gen. John Michel On Leadership
Commentary  |  7/27/2015
Gen. John Michel joins us for the debut of our new show, Interop Radio's Business Matters.
Apple Watch Coming To Best Buy Aug. 7
News  |  7/27/2015
The Apple Watch is moving out of the high-end boutique world and into big-box retail through a Best Buy partnership.
iPhone Kill Switch: How Effective Is It?
Commentary  |  7/27/2015
A new report shows that the iPhone kill switch may not be as effective as first thought. What does this mean for other smartphone kill switches?
Online Security: How The Experts Keep Safe
News  |  7/27/2015
Google researchers have compared the security practices of experts to non-experts, and identified several ways that typical Internet users can improve their online security.
VDI Prepares Sussex County, NJ, For Anything
Commentary  |  7/27/2015
Sussex County, NJ, built a cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure for a mobile workforce. The project earned the organization a spot in the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100.
AT&T's DirecTV Acquisition Completed After FCC Approval
News  |  7/26/2015
Hours after the FCC gave final approval to the deal, AT&T announced it had completed its acquisition of DirecTV, a deal estimated at $49 billion. The integration of the two companies will occur over the coming months.
10 Windows 10 Slogans That Didn't Make The Cut
Commentary  |  7/26/2015
The Windows 10 ad campaign is not all that inspiring. It makes you wonder which marketing ideas were rejected.
Google Patent Starter Program: Troll Deterrent
News  |  7/25/2015
The Patent Starter Program is a controlled way for Google to allow a limited number of small companies to use what Google may not want or need, while helping startups protect themselves from patent trolls.
Dmail Makes Gmail Vanish
News  |  7/25/2015
You can make Gmail messages self-destruct with a Chrome browser extension.
What Your Music Taste Says About How You Think
Commentary  |  7/24/2015
Researchers at the University of Cambridge studied the music choices of 4,000 participants to distinguish systemic thinkers from empathic ones. What kind of thinker are you?
Citizen Data Scientists: 7 Ways To Harness Talent
Slideshows  |  7/24/2015
A new role is emerging to deal with the ongoing shortage of data scientists. Learn more about these new power users and find out how organizations can cultivate more of them.
10 Annoyingly Addictive iPhone, Android Apps
Slideshows  |  7/24/2015
These deceitfully simple games for iPhones and Android smartphones will thwart all attempts at productivity and communication. Proceed with caution.
Drones: 10 Novel Uses For Your City
Slideshows  |  7/23/2015
Drones are becoming more than mere law enforcement adjuncts, as cities find new ways to save money and even raise revenue with the unmanned aerial vehicles.
California Firefighters Might Shoot Down Drones
Commentary  |  7/22/2015
To help firefighters, the California State Assembly is considering giving them permission to take out drones in their way.
Apple Results: iPhone Blooms, But Whither The iPad?
Commentary  |  7/22/2015
Apple's third-quarter results were dominated by iPhone sales, but the company's iPad business continues to slide.
Apple Hires Former Chrysler Executive, Fueling EV Rumors
News  |  7/22/2015
Apple's hiring of a former Chrysler executive for its undisclosed electric vehicle project, Titan, adds more grist to the rumor mill.
iPhone Sales Power Strong Apple Earnings
News  |  7/22/2015
With 47.5 million iPhones sold during the quarter, demand for the smartphone continues to fill Apple's coffers.
Elephant Bar, Paytronix Zero In With Geofencing
News  |  7/21/2015
Location-based marketing or geofencing is a touchy subject. But you can avoid the creep with some of the best practices from Elephant Bar and Paytronix.
T-Mobile, Sparkcentral Slash Social Media Response Time
News  |  7/21/2015
Social media expectations are rising. T-Mobile and Sparkcentral believe they have a better, faster way to communicate with customers.
Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea
Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2015
Even if you are relaxing on a cruise ship hundreds of miles out at sea, you still want your WiFi. Here's how Royal Caribbean Cruises' CIO Bill Martin makes sure customers can still upload photos of their trip to social media even while vacationing in the middle of the ocean.
Drone Delivers Medicine In Virginia
News  |  7/20/2015
The delivery test is being compared to the historic first flight of the Wright brothers.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 Tablets Target iPad
News  |  7/20/2015
Samsung has revamped its lineup of iPad competitors with new 9.7- and 8.0-inch Galaxy Tab2 tablets.
10 Cool Fitness Trackers That Aren't Apple Watch
Slideshows  |  7/20/2015
Recording health data is a key selling point of Apple Watch, but there are many fitness trackers that measure steps, calories, and sleep at a fraction of the cost.
9 Reasons Flash Must Die, And Soon
Slideshows  |  7/19/2015
Whether you're a user or a developer, the reasons to leave Flash in the past keep multiplying.
Reddit: 10 Ways To Clean It Up
Commentary  |  7/19/2015
Reddit has an image problem, possibly an actual user problem with trolls, and much worse. The company vows to fix it all, but how?
Twitter, Facebook Are Major News Outlets Now
Commentary  |  7/19/2015
A study from Pew Research shows nearly two thirds of us get our news from Twitter and Facebook. That's not good if you like to learn, or even if you want to keep your children alive.
Google Self-Driving Car Involved In Another Crash
News  |  7/18/2015
Google's goal of bringing a self-driving car to America's roads hasn't been without its speed bumps, but the company's cars are not to blame.
HTC Grip Delayed As Company Rethinks Wearables
Commentary  |  7/17/2015
HTC has delayed the release of its Grip fitness wearable after consumer testing and may be retooling the device to serve a different purpose.
Robot With Bacteria Brain Stalks Food, Is Your Worst Nightmare
Commentary  |  7/17/2015
A robot run by a brain made up of bacteria sounds like a science fiction plot, but it is actually good science.
Amazon Prime Day Fail: Huge Sales, Grumpy Customers
Commentary  |  7/17/2015
Moving merchandise may qualify as success, but not everyone was sold on sales figures as the salient metric.
9 Causes Of Data Misinterpretation
Slideshows  |  7/17/2015
Data can prove just about anything. Most organizations want to come to the right decisions, but faulty conclusions and bad outcomes can happen. Here's why.
NASA's New Horizons Brings Pluto Into Focus
Slideshows  |  7/17/2015
The outermost planet in our solar system comes into breathtaking relief as NASA successfully completes a nine-year, 3-billion-mile expedition to Pluto.
10 Wildest Google Street View Adventures
Slideshows  |  7/16/2015
Not content to limit its ambitions to mapping the world's cities and towns, Google's Street View team has been taking some wild adventures over the years. These are our favorites.
Google Fiber Is Coming To Public Housing For Free
News  |  7/16/2015
Google is working with the federal government to bring its high-speed Internet service -- Fiber -- to affordable housing properties at no cost.
Google Tests Buy Button In Mobile Search Ads
News  |  7/16/2015
Google isn't alone in its effort to deck the Web with buy buttons. Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter have been testing buy buttons, too. Social networking is nice, but advertising and revenue are nicer still.
MakerBot CEO: 3D Printing Going Mainstream
Commentary  |  7/16/2015
Jonathan Jaglom is the new CEO of MakerBot. He comes to the job with strong views of how 3D printing will change the consumer and enterprise markets.
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