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Tesla Model X Electric SUV Sports Falcon Wing Doors
News  |  9/30/2015
After a long period of development, Tesla is finally ready to show the world its latest electric vehicle, the Model X SUV.
Google Nexus Phones Run Android Marshmallow
News  |  9/29/2015
Android 6.0 will be making an appearance on two new Nexus phones and a Pixel tablet.
NASA Discovers 'Flowing' Water on Mars
News  |  9/29/2015
David Bowie's famous question -- "Is there life on Mars?" -- remains unanswered, but NASA says it has found the key to life flowing across the planet's surface.
'Netflix And Chill' Button Shows What's Wrong With IoT
Commentary  |  9/28/2015
Netflix's slightly tongue-in-cheek invention shows that the Internet of Things is way too complicated for consumers.
Where Cars Fit In The Future
News  |  9/28/2015
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.
Comic: Playing In The Sandbox
Commentary  |  9/28/2015
Increased use of sandboxes as a security measure may force more users to put on sunscreen at work.
Amazon Robotics: IoT In The Warehouse
News  |  9/28/2015
The real magic of robots and the Internet of Things is happening right now at Amazon's vast fulfillment warehouses in the US. See what it's all about, and learn how simple robotics can transform your organization's logistical needs.
10 iPhone Healthcare, Fitness Apps That Actually Work
Slideshows  |  9/28/2015
Some health apps for the iPhone are beneficial and others merely for fun. How to tell them apart and choose apps that will work for you.
iPhone 6s Vs. BlackBerry Priv: Comparing Intangibles
Commentary  |  9/27/2015
Once upon a time, Apple unseated BlackBerry as king of the smartphones. Could BlackBerry return the favor by switching to Android? Check out a surprisingly close battle that comes down to intangibles.
Volkswagen's New CEO Brings Software Know-How
News  |  9/26/2015
Taking over from Martin Winterkorn, former Porsche chairman Matthias Muller will try to regain customer trust for Volkswagen in the wake of its emissions cheating scandal. Holding a master's degree in computer science, Muller brings a familiarity with software that may help the automaker emerge from its crisis.
FTC Android Antitrust Inquiry Under Consideration
News  |  9/25/2015
Google's Android, already under review for potentially being anticompetitive in several countries, could face further scrutiny in the US.
Brain-To-Brain Interface: A Bold First Step
News  |  9/25/2015
Two experiments in reading and translating brainwaves have allowed researchers to help an injured man walk, and enabled others to read minds from over a mile away.
Google Contributor: An Ad-Blocking Alternative
News  |  9/25/2015
For a few dollars per month, you can see fewer ads online while supporting legitimate publishers.
12 Hottest Video Games For 4Q 2015
Slideshows  |  9/25/2015
The most wonderful time of the year for video game fans is from now until December. Check out our list of the best games slated for release this fall and winter (plus a bonus title to look forward to in early 2016).
Gmail Gets Blocking Option
News  |  9/24/2015
Consign obnoxious message senders to the spam folder with Gmail's blocking control.
Volkswagen CEO Resigns Over Emissions-Cheating Software
News  |  9/23/2015
Winterkorn says the company needs new leadership to win back trust.
IT Freelancing: 11 Signs It's Hot Now
Slideshows  |  9/23/2015
Enterprise demand for specific skillsets, a war for talent, and constantly shifting tech priorities are contributing to a thriving IT freelance culture. Whether you're in the field already, considering a career shift, or responsible for hiring freelance IT talent at your organization, here's what you need to know.
Apple Project Titan: Electric Car May Arrive By 2019
News  |  9/22/2015
Apple is ramping up the development of Project Titan, its foray into electric car production, by expanding its team, the WSJ reports.
Volkswagen: 11 Million Cars Used Deceptive Emissions Software
News  |  9/22/2015
The German carmaker has acknowledged that its suspect emissions testing software is a global issue.
Comic: Digital Natives
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
Managers have to put up with a lot from digital natives, but sometimes it goes too far.
Business Matters: Kristi Hedges On Leadership
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
In this episode of InformationWeek's Business Matters, George Colombo talks effective leadership and communications with Kristi Hedges, serial entrepreneur, communications expert, author, and sought-after leadership coach.
France Rejects Google's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Appeal
News  |  9/21/2015
Google is told it must respect Europe's "right to be forgotten" across all its domains.
Volkswagen CEO: Using Deceptive Software Was Wrong
News  |  9/21/2015
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn pledges cooperation as investigators delve into alleged emissions test cheating.
Apple-Cisco Deal: What It Means For Businesses
News  |  9/21/2015
The companies entered a partnership earlier this month to build a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks. Does a fast lane for iOS users mean a slow lane for everyone else?
Apple, California DMV Reportedly Meet Over Project Titan
News  |  9/20/2015
Apple executives and representatives from California's DMV recently met to discuss Project Titan, the company's self-driving vehicle project, according to the Guardian.
Facebook Dislike: 10 Things Not To Like Right Away
Commentary  |  9/20/2015
Facebook is getting a dislike button. What should you use it on?
Volkswagen Software Cheated Emissions Test: EPA
News  |  9/19/2015
The Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board claim VW deliberately programmed almost 500,000 diesel cars to emit fewer pollutants under test conditions than during actual use.
Virtual Freud: How VR Can Help You Help Yourself
News  |  9/18/2015
Virtual Reality is giving healthcare an actual reality assist, especially in psychology.
Maker Faire: 9 Projects That Will Inspire You
Slideshows  |  9/18/2015
Innovation, mutual respect, and the open sharing of information are the hallmarks of the Maker Movement. Here's why a trip to your local Maker Faire might be the wake-up call your IT team needs.
Microsoft Cortana Steering Toward Your Connected Vehicle
News  |  9/17/2015
Microsoft's is hoping to important Cortana, its digital assistant, to cars in the future, but a J.D. Power report finds that not everyone is thrilled with Apple, Google, and other invading their vehicles.
Dreamforce 2015: 8 Ways Analytics Changes Business
Slideshows  |  9/17/2015
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and a cast of thousands took the stage at Dreamforce 2015 to talk about how analytics, particularly when based on information drawn from mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), is going to change the way we do business.
Tech Industry Stands With Ahmed
News  |  9/16/2015
The Texas student detained for bringing a homemade clock to his high school has won the support of technology and political leaders.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: Every Car Should Be Ours
News  |  9/16/2015
Uber's CEO thinks his company should handle every car and truck on the road, and that if this happened, you'd like it.
NYC Mayor Wants Computer Science Education For All Students
Commentary  |  9/16/2015
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wants computer science education offered to all students within the next 10 years. Finding the right teachers, however, may be difficult.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin Rocket Space Program
News  |  9/16/2015
Amazon's Jeff Bezos plans to challenge fellow billionaires and space enthusiasts Elon Musk and Richard Branson in a private, exclusive race to reach the heavens.
5 Tips For Optimizing Your Break Time
News  |  9/16/2015
Researchers at Baylor University have conducted what they believe is the first empirical study of how to take a break during the workday. Here's a practical guide for how to use your downtime for maximum benefit.
Eric Schmidt: AI Progress Is Just Starting
Commentary  |  9/15/2015
Eric Schmidt, the newly installed chairman of Alphabet, has written an article for the BBC about how AI technology is just starting and how Google sees its uses.
Driving Toward Connected Cars
News  |  9/15/2015
A McKinsey report finds growing demand for connected services and autonomous technology in vehicles.
NASA's New Horizons Transmits New Pluto, Charon Images
Slideshows  |  9/15/2015
NASA's New Horizons is back in the news with the probe sending back dazzlingly new photographs of Pluto, along with images of the dwarf planet's moon Charon.
Google Taps Hyundai Veteran As Self-Driving Car Division CEO
News  |  9/14/2015
Google is looking to move its self-driving car project into more of a business mold by hiring auto industry veteran John Krafcik into its ranks.
Comic: When WiFi Enters The Living Room
Commentary  |  9/14/2015
In preparation for the Internet of Things, Google and other companies are trying to make WiFi more living room friendly. (Be careful what you wish for.)
Apple Pencil: 10 Alternative Uses
Commentary  |  9/13/2015
Apple Pencil is coming. Everyone will buy one. Because Apple. Then, we'll have to figure out what we're supposed to do with it. Here are some ideas.
SpaceX Reveals Crew Dragon Capsule
Commentary  |  9/12/2015
SpaceX just revealed details about what might be the world's first truly reusable spacecraft, dubbed the Crew Dragon.
Drone Trespassing Bill Shot Down In California
News  |  9/11/2015
The UAV flight limits imposed by SB 142 could have led to excessive litigation, said Governor Jerry Brown. So drone flights are OK for now.
Nintendo Gives Pokémon Augmented Reality
News  |  9/11/2015
Nintendo is hoping you'll want to catch 'em all in real life with its new Pokémon mobile videogame. Is this a great way to get our kids out of the house, or another way to keep them addicted to videogames?
Apple TV: Is It The Next Big Developer Platform?
Commentary  |  9/11/2015
Apple TV is revamped, but the company has plans bigger than a simple upgrade. Can it provide the next great platform for game developers and content?
Microsoft Office 2016 Arrives Sept. 22
News  |  9/10/2015
Microsoft Office 2016 brings an alternative release plan for organizations wary of rapid software updates.
iSchool Bus Takes Tech To Teachers
Commentary  |  9/10/2015
The iSchool Initiative is teaching school districts how to build better classrooms with technology.
iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, TV, Watch: Apple's Fall Lineup
Slideshows  |  9/10/2015
iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and iPad Pro were among the products getting their big reveal at Apple's San Francisco shindig Sept. 9. But the real excitement lies in Apple's vision for the future of TV.
Vint Cerf Wants Your Help Re-Imagining The Internet
News  |  9/10/2015
Vint Cerf, recognized as one of the fathers of the Internet, is using social media to generate new ideas about how the Web should evolve.
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