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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.
BlackBerry Venice Smartphone Photos Leak Online
News  |  8/31/2015
Images of the long-rumored BlackBerry Venice, which features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and uses Google's Android OS, have leaked onto the Web.
Google Chrome Support For Flash Ads Ends Sept. 1
Commentary  |  8/31/2015
Google's Chrome browser will no longer support Flash-based ads starting Sept. 1. This follows several months of problems with Adobe's Flash platform.
Android Wear For iOS Launches
News  |  8/31/2015
iPhone owners can now interact with Android Wear devices.
How Allstate Uses Mobile Data To Enhance Customer Experience
Commentary  |  8/31/2015
Allstate had to stretch its organizational muscles to bring Drivewise Mobile to market. In the process, the company brought together a cross-functional team that included assorted IT disciplines and business professionals with competencies in consumer relationships, insurance products, and user experience.
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.
iPhone 6s: Bigger Upgrade Than Previously Thought?
Commentary  |  8/30/2015
Apple is set to show off the iPhone 6s on Sept. 9. This year's device may pack a heavier punch than previous "S" models.
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.
Windows 10 Hits 75 Million Installs, Windows 95 At 20: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/29/2015
After Windows 95 turned 20, we learned about the future of Windows 10, SharePoint Server 2016, and Cortana for Android.
Apple's Sept. 9 Event: Expect iPhone 6s, Siri Upgrades
News  |  8/28/2015
Apple has officially confirmed its Sept. 9 event with a typically mysterious invitation. The company is expected to roll out the iPhone 6s, along with Siri and Apple TV updates.
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.
Facebook M Digital Assistant Blends AI, Human Knowledge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015
Digital assistants are all the rage and Facebook's M is the latest in a market that includes Siri, Cortana, Google Now, and Amazon's Echo. However, Facebook is teaming up AI and humans.
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.
3D Printers: IT's Next Great Data Challenge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015
Many tech professionals think of 3D printing as little more than a toy, even though it's in full production swing in manufacturing operations. Gartner and other researchers predict major growth for 3D printing in the enterprise, raising a host of data protection issues for IT professionals. Here's what you need to know.
Windows 10: 75 Million Downloads And Counting
News  |  8/26/2015
Microsoft's newest operating system experiences intense growth, surpassing 75 million installs one month after launch.
VMware Fusion 8 Supports Windows 10, El Capitan
Commentary  |  8/26/2015
VMware's Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro virtualization software versions support both Microsoft's Windows 10 and Apple's upcoming El Capitan version of Mac OS X.
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.
Robots, Humans Will Work Side By Side, Forrester Says
News  |  8/26/2015
Automation will create jobs and destroy them, transforming work along the way. Unfortunately for humans, research firm Forrester anticipates more jobs being lost than being created in the next decade.
11 Windows 10 Apps For Your Upgraded PC
Slideshows  |  8/26/2015
The new Windows Store is a highlight of Windows 10. What are the best apps it has to offer?
Hortonworks Hears An Opportunity With Onyara
News  |  8/25/2015
Hortonworks is looking to create a bigger presence for itself in the Hadoop marketplace with the acquisition of startup Onyara, which specializes in NiFi development for Apache.
WileyFox Swift, Storm Smartphones Enter Market In Flux
News  |  8/25/2015
WileyFox is offering highly-customizable smartphones -- Swift and Storm -- with high-quality materials as the worldwide smartphone market slows down.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Enters Preview
News  |  8/25/2015
Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2016 is ready for preview, along with a new cloud hybrid search service for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016.
Microsoft's Cortana For Android Beta Released
Commentary  |  8/25/2015
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now available for Android smartphones through a beta release.
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.
MasterCard Hackathons Combine Community, Commerce
News  |  8/25/2015
MasterCard sees coding contests as a way to engage with developers and to promote its payment technology, all with an eye toward corporate social responsibility.
10 Handy iPhone Apps Worth Downloading
Slideshows  |  8/25/2015
These financial, health, travel, and productivity apps will only cost you the time it takes to download them.
LG G Pad II Sports 10.1-Inch Display, Snapdragon Chip
News  |  8/24/2015
LG is targeting consumers looking for larger displays with the release of the 10.1-inch G Pad II, a tablet that comes bundled with Windows for Android.
Microsoft Windows 95 Turns 20: A Look Back
News  |  8/24/2015
On Aug. 24, 1995, Windows 95 was released amid global fanfare, marking a significant milestone in the history of Microsoft.
Android Lock Patterns Laughably Easy To Guess
Commentary  |  8/24/2015
A researcher shows that people rely on weak Android lock patterns just as they do weak passwords.
CoreOS Adds Intel Container Security To Rocket
News  |  8/24/2015
CoreOS builds greater security and speed into Rocket containers with Intel's hypervisor-based, yet speedy, Clear Containers isolation layer.
Does Your Company Need A Chief Data Officer?
News  |  8/24/2015
Companies that have CDOs tend to perform better than those without, according to a report from Forrester.
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.
Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise
Slideshows  |  8/23/2015
Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Top 5 Features
News  |  8/22/2015
The Galaxy Note 5, Samsung's next-generation phablet, is getting strong reviews. Here are the handset's best qualities.
Windows Server 2016 Preview, Surface Pro 4 Rumors: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/22/2015
Microsoft delivers preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as the rumor mill leaks news of a massive October hardware launch.
Go Programming Language Is Growing Up
Commentary  |  8/21/2015
The Go programming language hits version 1.5 with new features and a new maturity.
Microsoft's October Event: Surface Pro 4, New Lumia Phones?
News  |  8/20/2015
Reports suggest Microsoft is planning a large-scale October launch event with a focus on new hardware that may include the Surface Pro 4 and new Lumia smartphones.
Office 365 Tops Business Cloud Apps, Study Finds
News  |  8/20/2015
Microsoft Office 365 is the most frequently deployed business app across the globe, according to a report that studied 4,000 off-the-shelf cloud-based products.
Ad Blocking Costing Websites $21B In Revenue, Report Finds
Commentary  |  8/20/2015
A new report from PageFair and Adobe finds ad blocking software will cost websites more than $21 billion in lost revenue this year, and that's only expected to increase in 2016.
Real-Time Analytics: 10 Ways To Get It Right
Slideshows  |  8/20/2015
While real-time analytics is getting more affordable, it's still not right for everything. Here are 10 ways to get the most from real time, near real time, and batch use cases.
Windows Server 2016 Will Run Docker Engine
News  |  8/20/2015
Microsoft and Docker have collaborated to produce a version of Docker Engine that formats containers to run on a Windows Server 2016 host.
Intel Developer Forum: Spiders, Flying Sharks, And Drones
Slideshows  |  8/20/2015
The future may be unwritten, but we have pictures.
Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 Previews Released
News  |  8/19/2015
Microsoft delivers the third technical preview of Windows Server 2016 the day after it releases Windows 10 preview build 10525.
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.
Autonomous Cars In, Big Data Out In Gartner Hype Cycle
Commentary  |  8/19/2015
Gartner's annual Hype Cycle is out, and IoT and autonomous cars are in this year. Big data, however, is losing some of its luster.
Blackphone 2 Delivers Secure Smartphone Improvements
News  |  8/19/2015
Silent Circle is now accepting preorders for the Blackphone 2, its secure enterprise smartphone.
Apple Watch Owners Give Apple Pay A Boost
News  |  8/19/2015
A Wristly survey indicates those who own an Apple Watch find the company's contactless payment platform, Apple Pay, to be a solid match.
Linux Foundation Proposes Open Source Best-Practices Badge
News  |  8/19/2015
Core Infrastructure Initiative doesn't just want to correct existing problems; it wants a stamp of approval on open source projects that follow best-practice security and software stability practices.
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.
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