WhatsApp Hastening Demise Of BlackBerry
Popular messaging service WhatsApp is going to stop supporting all BlackBerry platforms by the end of the year, making the fading OS even more irrelevant than it already is.
MWC 2016 Paves Path For Connected Cars
Autonomous and connected cars were spotlighted at this year's Mobile World Congress. With 44 million of these vehicles expected to hit the road by 2030, tech companies such as Nokia Networks and Qualcomm are joining car manufacturers to roll out state-of-the-art features.
Legacy IT Systems: Hidden Risks Revealed
Don't keep legacy systems around. They introduce hidden risk to your organization. Jonathan Feldman, CIO for the City of Asheville, N.C., offers firsthand advice on how to land that plane before it crashes.
Xiaomi Mi 5 Smartphone Targets iPhone 6s, Galaxy S7
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi made a big splash in Barcelona Feb. 24 with the Mi 5, a metal-and-glass handset that costs half as much as the competition. The company is targeting Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy lineup with this low-cost smartphone.
Google Cloud Vision API Gives Glimpse Into AI, Machine Learning
Hot on the heels of Microsoft's Project Oxford, Google is bringing its Cloud Vision API into beta. The offering allows software developers to create new ways of reading faces and emotions to help push the limits of what can be done with AI and machine learning.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Lacks Wow Factor
Samsung pulled an Apple. Rather than impress with brand-new designs, Samsung recycled last year's models with a few added features in the much hyped Galaxy S7.
Wearable Tech Finds Its Style
A new generation of wearable fitness devices is focused on style, for those who want it, and on convenience, as in built into shoes or earbuds.
Amazon Moves Suggest Package Delivery Is On Its Mind
With stakes in delivery companies in France and the UK, and airplane leases reportedly under discussion, Amazon appears to be moving toward its own package delivery services. And that's not the only business the company may be looking to disrupt.
Rise And Fall Of The Chief Data Officer
The C suite is expanding with more roles dedicated to data and analytics. The Chief Data Officer, or CDO, is one of these roles seen more often in some industries than others. The position may evolve with time. We explain some of the dynamics that cause CDOs to succeed and fail.
Mobile Apps Drive Car Rentals, But Not Sales
The days of teenagers anxiously awaiting the moment they get their driver's license are long over. Now, a ride on demand and even a car delivered to your door is just a mobile app away. It's a major shift in the auto industry.
iPhone Error 53 Prompts Lawsuit Against Apple
Following on reports of the iPhone Error 53, Apple is being taken to task for bricking the iPhones of consumers who sought out cheaper repairs. Attorneys are asking users to join a class action lawsuit against the company.
Education IT: Hot Tech Trends To Watch
Cloud, big data, and security are all big factors in education IT this year. At the same time, there is a cultural shift taking place not only among the student body, but within the demographics of the IT departments themselves.
Comic: Respect Your Elders
In tech, we tend to like the new and shiny. But never forget the power of legacy systems, whether they are actual systems or just older IT pros.
Android Wear 1.4 Update Expands Hands-Free Functions
The latest version of Android Wear -- Wear 1.4 -- makes it possible to navigate smartwatches with new wrist gestures, and make calls thanks to added speaker support. The update is rolling out over the next few weeks.
Emotional Analytics and the Human Touch
Recent breakthroughs by Realeyes allows for tracking of a person's emotional state based on a number of metrics related to their facial expression, all at a lower cost than existing kinesiology systems.
Email Etiquette: 5 Ways To Write Better Corporate Email
It's easier than ever to send a corporate email -- and that's a huge problem. Misleading and meandering messages often clog corporate inboxes and lead to poor communication among colleagues. Here's a look at five common email mistakes and ways to fix them.
Data as Defense Against Disruption
Companies like AirBnB and Uber are disrupting their industries with data. But just as data can be used to disrupt an industry, it can be used to protect it from outsiders.