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Leonard Nimoy, 83: Techies, Trekkies Mourn
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
Leonard Nimoy inspired several generations of IT pros, engineers, and scientists with his iconic Mr. Spock character on Star Trek.
Video: Net Neutrality, Celebrity Geek Hobbies, Secure Payments
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds delves into the FCC's net neutrality vote, reveals secret nerdy hobbies of the stars, and checks the state of secure payment systems.
IT Pros: Live Long And Eat Your Coffee Cup
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
Drinking coffee will extend your life. Why not drink it out of an edible cup?
Drones Go To Work For IT
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
Drones offer new opportunities for businesses of all kinds. Here's how one IT department got involved with a drone project, and what the company learned.
Mobile Devices Replace Blueprints On Construction Sites
Commentary  |  2/27/2015
Knaack's DataVault Mobile shows how the work on construction job sites is going digital.
LG Watch Urbane LTE Smartwatch Forgoes Android Wear
Commentary  |  2/26/2015
The LG Watch Urbane LTE smartwatch is the latest wearable from the company. This version adds features for making calls and sending messages, but LG ditched Android Wear to make it work.
Conspire Brings Analytics To Social Networking
Commentary  |  2/26/2015
Conspire offers networking that allows users to apply analytics to their job searches or any other social endeavor.
Net Neutrality Vote Won't End Debate
Commentary  |  2/26/2015
The FCC is slated to approve a controversial plan for net neutrality -- but that won't be the end of the matter.
Big Data Tempest In A Teapot
Commentary  |  2/25/2015
Hadoop and big data community infighting won't attract enterprise adoption. It's time to raise the level of discourse.
Internet Of Things: 3 Actions To Prep
Commentary  |  2/25/2015
We need to start thinking differently about software development.
Raspberry Pi Powers NetBeez Network Monitors: Startup Profile
Commentary  |  2/24/2015
The latest installment in our ongoing series featuring notable startups looks at NetBeez, which makes network performance monitoring hardware.
Interop Radio: Cutting IPv6 Confusion Down To Size
Commentary  |  2/23/2015
In this episode of Interop Radio we'll help you understand what IPv6 means for your network today.
HTC One M9 Smartphone Details Leak Ahead Of MWC
Commentary  |  2/23/2015
The HTC One M9 smartphone may look a lot like its predecessor, but there are tons of changes under the hood. Here's a sneak peek before MWC.
Comic: Trade Show Attractions
Commentary  |  2/23/2015
Maybe we can get something like this for the next InformationWeek conference.
Star Wars, Dancing Otters, Tea Cups, And Robots That Feed You: A Weekend Video Roundup
Commentary  |  2/22/2015
A weekly roundup of fun, mostly technology-related videos, including thoughts on innovation and a very interesting robot.
Apple Car: Drive Different
Commentary  |  2/21/2015
Apple is serious about entering the auto market. Here's our less-than-serious take on what the press release might look like announcing this magical vehicle.
Video: Millennial Stereotypes, Bank Hacks & Drone Deliveries
Commentary  |  2/20/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at unfair perceptions of Millennial Generation workers, billion-dollar bank heists, and why we want drones to make deliveries.
Philly311 Helpline Focuses On Social Interactions
Commentary  |  2/20/2015
System integrator Unisys used the Salesforce Community Cloud to allow new options for citizens to contact and interact with the City of Philadelphia.
Lenovo Superfish Adware Excuses Are Lame
Commentary  |  2/19/2015
Lenovo is downplaying the installation of Superfish adware on its notebook PCs. Here's why we think business and consumer users deserve better.
Samsung's LoopPay Buy Signals Apple Pay Fight
Commentary  |  2/19/2015
Samsung needs to compete with Apple Pay on mobile payments and will use LoopPay to kick-start its efforts.
Apple Watch Looks To Win Where Android Wear Failed
Commentary  |  2/18/2015
The key differences in the company's approach to wearables will set the Apple Watch apart from Android Wear and other competitors.
HP Goes Open Source For Haven Predictive Analytics
Commentary  |  2/18/2015
HP develops Haven Predictive Analytics for big data, then releases it as open source software.
IT Career Success Takes Ditching Your Silo Mindset
Commentary  |  2/18/2015
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
Why Kaspersky’s Bank Robbery Report Should Scare Us All
Commentary  |  2/18/2015
So, you don't work for a financial institution? Don't think you're off the hook for the kind of theft discussed by Kaspersky. Banks are certainly not the only organizations moving around massive amounts of money every day.
Apple Watch Orders Top 5M, Healthcare Features Killed
Commentary  |  2/17/2015
Apple is confident its Watch will be a hit, since Cupertino has placed between 5 and 6 million orders. However, the company has killed some healthcare features, according to reports.
FAA Rules Should Spur Drone Experiments
Commentary  |  2/17/2015
IT should take the proposed FAA rules as an invitation to get companies exploring how to use drones and similar semi-autonomous gadgets.
H-1B Overhaul Increases US Dependence On Skilled Foreign Workers
Commentary  |  2/17/2015
High tech OEMs are looking for skilled workers from all over the world. New H-1B visa guidelines offer an opportunity to bring in a wealth of new talent.
Stop Amazon: A New Era Of Cloud Co-opetition
Commentary  |  2/16/2015
The recent VMware and Google partnership shows how far competitors will go to keep would-be cloud customers from flocking to Amazon.
Android To Become 'Workhorse' Of Cybercrime
Commentary  |  2/16/2015
Android and Windows laptops dead even in infection rates for the year 2014.
Monday Comic: Remote IT
Commentary  |  2/16/2015
I don't think that is what they mean by remote IT.
Robot Hotels, Love Over Soup, More Neil deGrasse Tyson: Sunday Video Wrap
Commentary  |  2/15/2015
A weekly roundup of fun videos this week including Neil deGrasse Tyson, an all robot hotel, and love of soup.
Video: IT Valentines, Raspberry Pi & Video Game Love
Commentary  |  2/13/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds shares IT valentines, dishes up Raspberry Pi, and hits the high score with 9 video games we love.
Facebook Finally Realizes Its Members Die
Commentary  |  2/13/2015
In this week's Geekend column, author David Wagner asks if Facebook will still "like" you after you're gone.
Anthem Hack: Lessons For IT Leaders
Commentary  |  2/12/2015
There are two key lessons that IT can learn from the Anthem breach.
Raspberry Pi 2: Six Things You Can (And Can't) Do
Commentary  |  2/11/2015
Now is a good time to look at what you can -- and can't -- do with a brand new Raspberry Pi 2.
How To Nurture Millennial Tech Leaders
Commentary  |  2/11/2015
Start with understanding what's different about this generation, and what won't ever change.
Want To Go Digital? Fix IT Fundamentals First
Commentary  |  2/11/2015
Zimmer Holdings had to go back to basics in its journey toward becoming a more digital business.
5 Top Sources Of Job Frustration For Your IT Team
Commentary  |  2/11/2015
Money's not the only problem. Fix these points of frustration, or watch good people head out the door.
Containers Get Ready To Run Critical Production Apps
Commentary  |  2/10/2015
Interest in Docker runs high, even among practiced virtual machine users. One big question: Who will provide container management?
Containers Explained: 9 Essentials You Need To Know
Commentary  |  2/10/2015
Containers are the hottest topic in the data center. Here are the essentials that every well-informed IT pro should know and be able to explain.
Apple Music Rumors Hint At Content Creation Plans
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
Apple is denying rumors that it is buying Big Machine, the record label that brings us Taylor Swift. But such a move makes sense if Apple wants its streaming services to succeed.
Smart Cars Vulnerable To Security Hacks, Report Finds
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
A US senator's report finds that carmakers are leaving vehicles open to intrusive attacks that can steal personal data and take over controls.
Interop Radio: Make An IT Presentation That's Actually GOOD!
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
This week's live broadcast of Interop Radio finds out what it takes to make a great presentation from Betsy Weber, the chief evangelist for TechSmith.
Fitbit For Dogs: Readers Respond
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
Is an activity tracker for dogs a sign of an impending IoT tech bubble, a great idea, or both? Readers weighed in with a variety of opinions. What's yours?
Code Schools: Right Path For Professional Programmers?
Commentary  |  2/9/2015
For students and CIOs alike, the question is whether code schools offer a ticket into the high-tech world.
Neil Degrasse Tyson, Robots, Road Rage: Sunday Video Roundup
Commentary  |  2/8/2015
A weekly round up of fun, interesting, and geeky videos, including robots we like and Neil Degrasse Tyson.
Video: Net Neutrality, Apple Malware & InformationWeek Live
Commentary  |  2/6/2015
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at legal challenges to the FCC's regulatory proposal, discusses new malware that targets Apple iOS, and invites you to InformationWeek's live radio show.
Swatch, Pebble Girding For Apple Watch Fight
Commentary  |  2/6/2015
Swatch, the famed Swiss watchmaker, said a self-charging smartwatch is on deck for April. Pebble chimed in and said "big things are on deck" for 2015 to counter the Apple Watch.
Geekend: Smartphone Blood Tests Could Save Your Life
Commentary  |  2/6/2015
Blood tests with your smartphone may change the way we treat AIDS, Diabetes, infectious diseases, and even transform the way we interact with our doctors.
InformationWeek Live: Big Week, Big Show
Commentary  |  2/5/2015
Join us for a roundup of the biggest stories from a big week at InformationWeek.com for the week of Feb. 1.
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