VW Scandal: 59 Early Deaths Expected In US
Researchers at Harvard and MIT estimate the health and social costs of Volkswagen's emissions deceit, including potential loss of life and a financial burden of at $450 million in the US. The latter figure is projected to be much higher without a prompt recall.
Autonomous Vehicles Vs. Helping Humans Drive Better
For automakers, creating self-driving cars may be an appealing technical challenge, but creating better-driving cars is a more attainable goal. In a report released today, global consultancy McKinsey suggests that technology for helping drivers navigate is likely to become critical for car buyers.
IBM Buys The Weather Company In Watson IoT Push
IBM has announced it will acquire most assets of The Weather Company, including its data, analytics, and cloud capabilities. Here's how Big Blue will leverage them as part of its Insight and Internet of Things businesses.
Windows Tablet Sales Boosted By Enterprise Demand
Microsoft's Surface tablets are bucking overall market trends by meeting enterprise needs, even as Apple iPad and Google Android-based tablets continue to fight for market share. Here's why CIOs and other IT leaders are embracing the Microsoft mobile devices.
IBM, Jasper Partner For IoT Services Platform
Large corporations will be able to access Jasper's Control Center through IBM's Bluemix. The goal: To enable companies that sell products such as heavy equipment or vehicles to add a variety of services to their customers, such as predictive maintenance or telematics.
9 iPhone Apps Perfect For 3D Touch
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have at least one piece of new technology going for them -- Apple's 3D Touch. Here's a look at nine apps that help optimized that experience.
Fitbit Hacked In 10 Seconds
A Fortinet security researcher says the fitness tracker can be hacked by anyone within Bluetooth range. It doesn't matter whether or not it's paired with another device.
iOS 9.1 Leads Apple Software Updates
Apple delivered system updates across its product line on Oct. 20, adding new features and fixing bugs along the way. The updates included iOS 9.1, watchOS 2.0.1, and Mac OS X 10.11.1.
Michael Dell Defends His $67B Bet On EMC
Michael Dell positioned his company for a new age with a slew of new product announcements at Dell World Live. He also answered questions about the $67 billion deal to acquire EMC. Here are the details.
Free Web Security Certificates Coming Soon
Let's Encrypt TLS/SSL certificates are now trusted by the major Web browsers. That sets the stage for easier, more affordable online security. Operated by the nonprofit Internet Security Research Group, their aim is to hasten the transition away from the Web's unprotected HTTP protocol to encrypted HTTPS.
10 iPhone Apps Only An IT Pro Could Love
The Apple iTunes store is chock-full of apps that are equally useful to IT and business users. Here, we're focusing on 10 iPhone apps that only IT professionals could love. See what we've uncovered.
Tim Cook Talks Apple TV, Cars, Watch
Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses a wide variety of topics, including the company's innovation cycle, wearables, and what's coming to television. Here are the highlights from his conversation with The Wall Street Journal.
Quest Diagnostics CIO: An Agent Of Change
Quest Diagnostics CIO Lidia Fonseca aptly describes herself as an "agent of change." Under her guidance, Quest is evolving as a diagnostic services company with a host of new data-driven services on the horizon for healthcare providers. Here are the details.
Intel's Arduino 101: 11 Reasons You Need It
Intel has announced the new Arduino 101, an Arduino platform based on the Intel Curie module. While it's aimed primarily at the education and maker communities, there are plenty of commercial applications, including the opportunity to experiment with Internet of Things (IoT) projects, including wearables, diminutive gadgets, and sensors
Nexus 5X, 6P Review: Marshmallow OS Shines
Google's updated Nexus line of smartphones, from LG and Huawei, shows Android 6.0 Marshmallow at its best. Google provided us with one of each model for review. Here's what we discovered.