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Google, Sanofi Focus On Diabetes Data
News  |  8/31/2015
Google and Sanofi want to make real-time data more useful for diabetes patients and clinicians.
Apple TV Upgrade Will Be Pricey
Commentary  |  8/31/2015
A report suggests the latest version of Apple TV will cost much more than competing products. Will it be worth the price?
Android Wear For iOS Launches
News  |  8/31/2015
iPhone owners can now interact with Android Wear devices.
Google OnHub Router: My First 24 Hours
Slideshows  |  8/31/2015
Google's OnHub is a router for people who don't want to deal with routers. Here's what it looks like, inside and out.
9 NoSQL Pioneers Who Modernized Data Management
Slideshows  |  8/30/2015
The folks profiled here are tackling data management for the Internet Age, helping us all understand what can be done with a mass of unstructured information. See how their work has transformed the way we handle databases.
Facebook M: 10 Things We Wish It Could Do
Commentary  |  8/30/2015
Facebook has a new digital assistant, Facebook M, to rival Siri and Cortana. Here's what we wish it could do.
Facebook Claims 1 Billion Users In 1 Day
Commentary  |  8/29/2015
A business milestone or a sign of the apocalypse? Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says the social media site had one billion users in one day.
3D-Printed Microscopic Fish Might Cure Disease
News  |  8/28/2015
Nanoengineers (yes, that's a thing) from UC San Diego have created microscopic fish powered by hydrogen peroxide that use magnets to steer themselves. Here's how they can help keep us healthy.
Weaponized Drones Approved For North Dakota Police
News  |  8/28/2015
A bill in North Dakota will allow non-lethal weapons on police drones. Nothing to fear here, move along.
Amazon Underground Makes In-App Goods Free
News  |  8/28/2015
Android developers now have the option to be paid by the minute rather than by fees for in-app items.
Google: Your Searches Could Land You A Job Here
News  |  8/28/2015
Google is targeting people for job offers based on their search activity. It's certainly a way to attract people with an inborn curiosity and willingness to investigate unusual things (and no fear of malware).
10 Fantastic iPhone, Android Apps For Museum Visits
Slideshows  |  8/28/2015
Expand your horizons with interactive iPhone and Android apps from the Louvre, the Prado, the Met, and other great museums.
Podcasts, Presentations: Help Your Users Improve Quality
Commentary  |  8/27/2015
Our hands-on demo of the iRig Mic Studio shows a tool that can help your users make better podcasts and video presentations. It's a toolset that will allow trainers, executives, sales, and marketing professionals to put a studio in their backpacks and create good recordings from almost anywhere they happen to be.
WiFi Pioneer Cees Links: IoT Is Like A Butler
News  |  8/27/2015
A WiFi pioneer says we need to rethink how the Internet of Things is being marketed and sold. For starters, how about finding a better name?
10 Highest Paying Computer Science Programs
Slideshows  |  8/27/2015
Computer science majors from these 10 schools can expect to earn the most by the time they reach the middle of their careers, according to data from Payscale.com. See how your salary stacks up.
Smartphones: Making Us More Social Or Less?
Commentary  |  8/26/2015
People use smartphones more often, and in a greater variety of ways, to contribute to -- and avoid -- group gatherings, according to new Pew research.
Google's YouTube Gaming Site Ready For Debut
News  |  8/26/2015
The launch of a YouTube Gaming site in the US and UK will put it in direct competition with Twitch, owned by Amazon.
How Do it Best Corp. Mixes IT, Business
Commentary  |  8/25/2015
Do it Best Corp.'s IT department has shifted processes and changed its culture to keep up with the needs of a rapidly changing marketplace.
Comic: When Siri Hates You
Commentary  |  8/24/2015
You put your life in the hands of your phone every day.
7 Hot Hackathons Worth Watching
Slideshows  |  8/24/2015
Whether or not you're a developer, hackathons offer a lot to pique your interest. Take a look at seven hackathons that showcase the breadth of topics and creativity you'll find at these events.
Tesla Engineer Jumps Ship To Join Apple
News  |  8/23/2015
Apple is adding another senior automotive engineer -- this time from Tesla -- to its roster of people working on the closely guarded Project Titan autonomous vehicle project.
10 Retro Smartphone Apps We Totally Need
Commentary  |  8/23/2015
A new app turns HD video into grainy 1980s video. We need more blast from the past apps. Here are 10 ideas.
Join Me On Mars
News  |  8/21/2015
NASA wants to take your name to Mars so you can be a part of the next great phase of space exploration.
Drones Need Geo-Fencing, Says Sen. Schumer
News  |  8/21/2015
Senator Charles Schumer is proposing a new FAA amendment as government officials seek more ways to keep drones under control.
10 Mobile Games To Ease Your Commute
Slideshows  |  8/21/2015
As summer draws to a close, we highlight 10 recent and upcoming mobile games that will help you ease back into your hectic worklife and face the fourth quarter with a smile.
The Middle Management Trap: Why You Aren't Happy
News  |  8/20/2015
Middle managers are more stressed, according to a study, and it can lead to clinical depression.
Intel Developer Forum: Spiders, Flying Sharks, And Drones
Slideshows  |  8/20/2015
The future may be unwritten, but we have pictures.
Google’s OnHub Router Promises Easier WiFi
News  |  8/19/2015
With OnHub, Google hopes to simplify home networking, to encourage interest in IoT devices.
Comic: Not So Wearables
Commentary  |  8/19/2015
A gaming smartwatch? You know it is only a matter of time until someone tries it.
Windows 10 Upgrade? Try A MacBook
Commentary  |  8/19/2015
There are a number of reasons why Macs are worth considering as you migrate to Windows 10.
Intel CEO Sees A Bright Future For IoT, Developers
News  |  8/19/2015
Tiny computers, real-time depth sensing, and breakthrough memory technology are among the innovations featured at this year's Intel Developer Forum. CEO Brian Krzanich detailed how connected devices will change the way we all do business.
Google Android One Lands In Africa
News  |  8/18/2015
Google broadens its low-cost Android One service with the African rollout of its Infinix HOT 2 smartphone.
Google's Atlas Robot Takes A Walk In The Woods
News  |  8/18/2015
Designed to rescue humans trapped in dangerous terrain, the Atlas robot looks like a punch-drunk Terminator on the loose. It's the latest from Google and its Boston Dynamics firm.
7 Hot Advances In Email Security
Slideshows  |  8/18/2015
Despite gaping security holes, email is too entrenched in business communications to go away. Consider these 7 ways to bolster email security and help IT admins sleep easier at night.
Amazon Report: How Bezos Should Respond
News  |  8/18/2015
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he doesn't see the dystopian workplace described in a New York Times expose. That doesn't mean it's not there. Let Amazon be judged by how it treats the least among its workers.
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M5 Bank On Camera Performance
Commentary  |  8/17/2015
While many smartphones are measured by battery life and processor speed, Sony is taking a different approach with the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 by focusing on the camera and amateur photographers.
12 Questions To Ask Before Accepting An IT Job
Slideshows  |  8/17/2015
The corporate culture in which you're working is as important as the work you're being asked to do. Here are 12 questions to help you figure out what kind of workplace you'd be walking into before you accept your next job offer.
11 Programming Languages That Lost Their Mojo
Slideshows  |  8/16/2015
Programming languages come and go. Here are 11 that have given up the spotlight to more modern options.
10 Reasons Why Google Alphabet Exists
Commentary  |  8/16/2015
Google has been restructured, and the iconic brand now falls under an umbrella organization called Alphabet. But why? There has to be more to this story.
Apple's Project Titan Is Getting Closer To Reality
News  |  8/16/2015
A newly published report in the Guardian suggests that not only is Apple planning a self-driving car, but that the so-called Project Titan prototype is ready for testing.
Apple TV Streaming Service Delayed Until 2016
Commentary  |  8/15/2015
It looks like an important part of Apple TV's revamp has been delayed. Media conglomerates and Apple are stuck in place after months of negotiation rights to streaming live TV to Apple customers.
LOTR's Minas Tirith Gets Real-Life Fundraising Campaign
News  |  8/14/2015
A team of architects is trying to attract billions of euros via an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to bring part of The Lord Of The Rings to life. Would you want to live in a real-world version of the capitol of Gondor?
10 Google Doodles You've Missed
Slideshows  |  8/14/2015
Google doodles mark major holidays like Christmas and St. Patrick's Day, but they also celebrate the Eiffel Tower and the start of asparagus season.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+: Side By Side
Slideshows  |  8/14/2015
Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 Edge+ mobile devices to stay ahead of the Apple curve. We give you a side-by-side comparison of the two smartphones.
Google Chromebooks Pitched For Work, Again
News  |  8/14/2015
Chromebooks have found fans in education. And now, with Dell's Chromebook 13, businesses have reason to reconsider Chrome OS in the workplace.
Lenovo, HTC Slash Jobs As Smartphone Market Shifts
Commentary  |  8/13/2015
Facing pressure and competition in the global smartphone market, Lenovo and HTC each announced layoffs as part of different restructuring plans.
Samsung Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+: Lofty Price, High-End Features
News  |  8/13/2015
The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ offer premium features, including luscious screens, Samsung Pay, classy frames, and premium pricing to match.
Google Spins Niantic Labs Out Of Alphabet
News  |  8/13/2015
There's no "N" in Google's new alphabet, as the company spins off Niantic Labs, the gaming and travel apps developer, into an independent company.
Drones, Mobile Apps Enhance This Year's PGA Championship
News  |  8/13/2015
New technology such as drones, are part of the PGA Championship coverage this year, and this could lead to new ways to broadcast sports.
IBM Watson: Your Fantasy Football Secret Weapon
News  |  8/13/2015
IBM Watson is opening its big data analytics ecosystem to new ideas and businesses, including a new way to help you win your fantasy football league.
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