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Apple WWDC 2014: My Wish List
Commentary  |  5/31/2014
Apple execs take the stage June 2 to show off the company's latest innovations. Here's what I'd like to hear.
Microsoft Smartwatch: Nadella's Next Strategy Step?
News  |  5/31/2014
Microsoft smartwatch rumors heat up again, suggesting a cross-platform strategy that suits CEO Satya Nadella's goals.
Surface Pro 3 Vs. World: Mobile Smackdown
Slideshows  |  5/30/2014
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hybrid tablet has ambitions that cross product categories. How does it compare to top mobile devices from Apple, Samsung, and others?
Mobile Health App Design: 5 Tips
Commentary  |  5/30/2014
Mobile apps for doctors and patients hold the promise of better health management. Here are five things app designers should keep in mind.
Tablet Growth Slows, IDC Says
News  |  5/29/2014
IDC expects Android tablets to snare 64.4% of shipments this year, followed by iPads with 30.3%, and Windows slates with 5.3%.
Google Admits Its Workforce Lacks Diversity
News  |  5/29/2014
Google, by publishing data about employee race and gender, signals its willingness to move toward a more balanced workforce.
Samsung Eyes Health Wearables
News  |  5/29/2014
Samsung debuts software and open hardware platforms for wearables, aims to foster development of new products while helping people take charge of their health.
Apple WWDC 2014: 9 Things To Expect
Slideshows  |  5/29/2014
Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference promises to pack big software -- rather than hardware -- announcements. Think OS X, iOS 8, home automation, and more.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
Commentary  |  5/29/2014
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
Apple Buys Beats For Brand Power
News  |  5/29/2014
The price of cool comes to $3 billion, as Apple seeks cred with a younger audience.
Google's Self-Driving Cars Have No Steering Wheel
News  |  5/28/2014
The future of driving looks like a Disneyland ride, but less fun.
Microsoft's Nadella: We're In 'Post-Post' PC Era
News  |  5/28/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Skype Translator, says we've entered a "post-post" digital world in which personalized experiences instead of specific devices will rule the day.
Facebook News Feed Tweak Downplays Auto-Sharing
News  |  5/28/2014
Facebook will prioritize content that you deliberately share and limit updates posted on your behalf by third-party applications.
Smartphoning While Walking: App Says Look Up!
Commentary  |  5/28/2014
Softbank's new app, Stop Aruki Sumaho, urges pedestrians to avoid collisions and injuries.
FTC: Data Brokers Know You Better Than Mom Does
News  |  5/28/2014
Federal Trade Commission report calls for restrictions on data brokers, finds companies gather billions of consumer transactions daily, largely without public knowledge.
Toshiba Windows Tablets: Priced Right?
News  |  5/28/2014
Toshiba's new mobile devices range from a $199 Windows 8.1 tablet for budget shoppers to powerful hybrid two-in-one laptops aimed at pros.
Apple Eyes Home Automation
News  |  5/28/2014
An Apple home automation platform would turn iOS devices into controllers for networked appliances.
LG G3 Packs Big Screen, Kill Switch
News  |  5/27/2014
LG's latest flagship smartphone boasts quad HD display and laser-aided camera.
WW II Memorial Debuts Connection To The Past
News  |  5/27/2014
New WiFi-enhanced service at WW II memorial in Washington lets visitors access historical records and other information from interactive kiosks.
Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture
Commentary  |  5/27/2014
The IoT vision still doesn't have a clear architecture from which to build meaningful business applications, an MIT professor says.
Feature Phones Almost Extinct In US
News  |  5/27/2014
Smartphones accounted for seven of eight devices shipped in the US during the first quarter, with Apple and Samsung leading the way, research says.
Why The CIO Rebirth Is Like The Wrath Of Khan
Commentary  |  5/27/2014
Similar to the Star Trek baddie, CIOs are awakening to an advanced world where they have the intellect to thrive. But remember: Khan was destroyed by ego.
6 Facebook Privacy Changes, Explained
News  |  5/24/2014
Facebook's privacy makeover continues with changes designed to make your account easier to manage. And have you met the privacy dinosaur?
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 10 Tablets Paved Its Way
Slideshows  |  5/24/2014
About 40% of Americans own a tablet or e-reader, but that didn't happen overnight. These 10 devices shaped the evolution of the modern tablet.
Google Project Tango Tablet: Think 3D
News  |  5/23/2014
Google prepares to add tablets to devices that might use its 3D mapping system to enrich commerce, gaming, and more.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Visual Tour
News  |  5/23/2014
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 combines laptop-worthy power with sleek industrial design. Take a closer look at the tablet and get our early hands-on impressions.
Osmo iPad Game System Dodges Apple Tax
News  |  5/23/2014
Osmo sells physical game pieces directly to consumers, bypassing Apple's efforts to grab a slice of the revenue.
Facebook Debuts Privacy Checkup
News  |  5/22/2014
Facebook tries again to simplify its privacy settings, especially for new users.
Cisco IoE: When Will Its Time Come?
News  |  5/22/2014
Cisco execs say their grand vision of the Internet of Everything is taking shape in new products and services. But some analysts and customers still find the picture fuzzy.
Facebook Audio Recognition: What To Expect
News  |  5/22/2014
Facebook's latest mobile app feature uses your device's microphone to listen in on songs, TV, and movies. Here's what you need to know before you opt in.
Salesforce.com Reveals Next Mobile App
News  |  5/22/2014
Salesforce1 Mobile App update features drill-down dashboards, access to SAP data, and support for -- gasp! -- disconnected operation.
HP's $99 Android Tablet
News  |  5/22/2014
Tablet bargain seekers have another option in HP's new $99 Android tablet, but the device's specs and battery life disappoint.
Google's Nest Recalls Smoke Detector
News  |  5/22/2014
Algorithm-detection flaw may misread any nearby motion as a command to silence an alarm.
Google Outlines Advertising Vision
News  |  5/21/2014
Google tells SEC there are no plans to run ads on Nest thermostats, but other Internet-connected smart devices are fair game.
Facebook Fights Malware With Free Security Software
News  |  5/21/2014
Facebook partners with Trend Micro and F-Secure to provide free antimalware scanning that sends alerts if your device becomes infected.
Chrome OS Update Improves Security, Supports Folders
News  |  5/21/2014
Chrome OS's new features include support for the "OK Google" hot word for Google Now.
Couchbase Releases NoSQL Mobile Platform
News  |  5/21/2014
Couchbase Mobile keeps apps running without connectivity, but can the NoSQL vendor win over mobile app developers?
IHG Builds Hotel App The Agile Way
Commentary  |  5/21/2014
InterContinental Hotels Group's mobile app hinges on alliance between product and developer teams.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 8 Winning Features
News  |  5/21/2014
Has Microsoft finally cracked laptop-tablet hybrids? Here are eight ways Surface Pro 3 raises the bar.
FCC Busts Online Retailer For Counterfeit Smartphones
News  |  5/21/2014
FCC's Enforcement Bureau charges Panasystem with importing devices marked with unauthorized Samsung and BlackBerry labels.
NASA Picks Global Space Apps Challenge Winners
News  |  5/21/2014
More than 8,000 participants around the world tackled 40 separate challenges addressing issues humanity faces on Earth and in space.
China Rejects Windows 8 For Government Computers
News  |  5/20/2014
A Chinese government procurement directive bans Windows 8 from new desktops, laptops, and tablets.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: What's Missing
News  |  5/20/2014
Microsoft's latest tablet boasts some dramatic improvements, but the pricey device still lacks some key features.
Microsoft Goes Big With Surface Pro 3
News  |  5/20/2014
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 offers a big 12-inch screen, lighter weight, more power, and a flashy pen experience.
Millennials, Boomers Want Different Healthcare Conveniences
Commentary  |  5/20/2014
As systematic changes in US healthcare convert patients into consumers, hospitals must meet each generation's measures of quality.
Videoconferencing Connects Hospice Patients, Families
News  |  5/20/2014
One hospice uses videoconferencing so residents and family members can communicate and share at a difficult time.
Google Buys Divide: BYOD Play
News  |  5/20/2014
To boost Android's business appeal, Google is investing in mobile device management.
Microsoft Surface, Touch-First Office Details Emerge
News  |  5/19/2014
Microsoft will turn to a larger Surface tablet and digital ink to combat iPads and Android tablets, according to new leaks on Tuesday's event.
YouTube Courts Twitch
News  |  5/19/2014
Google's online video empire may soon include more broadcasts of video games.
FCC Net Neutrality Flap: Fast Lanes Don't Scare Me
Commentary  |  5/19/2014
Only the status quo will keep the Internet 'open,' net neutrality advocates insist. But a refined approach may ignite more network investment.
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