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Nathan Eddy is a freelance writer for InformationWeek. He has written for Popular Mechanics, Sales & Marketing Management Magazine, FierceMarkets, and CRN, among others. In 2012 he made his first documentary film, The Absent Column. He currently lives in Berlin.
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posted in January 2016
Project SkyBender joins the ranks of Google's Project Loon and Facebook's efforts to provide super-fast WiFi from drones and other airborne vehicles.
Some of the tech industry's biggest players -- including Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, are battling for the supremacy in the education market. Apple's acquisition of LearnSprout adds to its arsenal.
Apple is reportedly working on smoothing out issues with technology that lets consumers power up iPhones and iPads sans wires.
Robust holiday demand and major gains from upcoming brands such as Huawei pushed worldwide smartphone shipments to record levels in 2015, but Apple and Samsung remained leaders.
In an effort to differentiate itself from competing news service applications, Apple may start to offer subscription services for certain content providers.
The purchase of Israel-based Altair Semiconductor could help bolster Sony's portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for a market that is experiencing rapid growth.
Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board for Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz, came back from a recent visit to Silicon Valley with the impression that Google and Apple are farther along with their automotive projects than he had assumed.
Has Apple's secretive self-driving car initiative Project Titan hit a bump in the road with the departure of team leader Steve Zadesky?
The tech giant further expands its reach into virtual and augmented reality technology by hiring leading Virginia Tech researcher Doug Bowman, according to reports.
Call it app development -- Italian style. Apple says its iOS Development Center in Naples is just the first of a European expansion to encourage app developers and job creation.
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
Microsoft announced Jan. 18 that it's buying MinecraftEdu from Teacher Gaming. With the acquisition, fans of the sandbox video game will be pleased to see the open world platform headed for an expanded presence in classrooms.
In a new report, Gartner finds that worldwide IT spending will top $3.5 trillion in 2016. However, spending on devices and telecom services are still expected to decline as major players in the world economy struggle with growth headwinds.
Apple is reportedly planning to release the latest version of the iPad Air -- the iPad Air 3 -- in March. However, the same reports find that the company is only offering a few new features with its Apple Watch refresh.
Whether you're a prosumer, a hobbyist, or a professional filmmaker looking for polished aerial cinematography, a new crop of drones invading the market in 2016 offers something for everyone. Drones made a big splash at CES earlier this month, and even new FAA regulations can't dampen the enthusiasm. With that in mind, InformationWeek picked eight offerings that you should keep an eye on.
Now you can rest easy while still staying tied to your iPhone. Night Shift, a new feature in iOS 9.3, warms your screen's color temperature to reduce eye strain before sleeping.
The clicks and searches of 20 million anonymous Yahoo users could help researchers in a number of different academic institutions expand the boundaries of machine learning and deep learning.
Apple's focus for the next iteration of the iPhone -- the iPhone 7 -- seems to be on audio capabilities, as recent reports and the patent filing indicate.
It turns out that Google's self-driving cars still need some human help, according to a report filed this week to meet new regulations for the California DMV on autonomous vehicles. The company is also looking for some partners to help.
Sales of PCs continue to fall as more and more people turn to smartphones and tablets for their computing needs. However, Gartner and IDC predict uptake of Windows 10 could provide a market boost later in the year.
John Legere, the CEO of the self-described "Un-carrier," is issuing an apology to the EFF for offending the organization and its supporters. However, Legere is still defending T-Mobile's Binge On service.
Ford updates its LiDAR system to deal with Michigan's wintry road conditions, paving the way for broader use of self-driving vehicles.
Say goodbye to wires -- for a price. Apple is reportedly planning on offering wireless headphones as an accessory for the upcoming iPhone 7.
A Chinese hoverboard vendor sees its booth stripped bare after US Marshals conducted a raid in the middle of CES.
Following other AI and facial recognition acquisitions during the last few months, Apple has now snapped up Emotient, a San Diego-based startup that specializes in face-based emotional analysis.
Apple CEO Tim Cook netted a little over $10 million in 2015, according to new filings with the SEC. However, other top executives at the company earned more than double that in yearly compensation.
Is the era of blockbuster iPhone sales coming to an end? When reports indicated Apple was cutting production of its flagship device, its stock took a hit.
The Fitbit Blaze carries a touch of luxury in the form of leather and stainless steel band options, alongside expanded communications capabilities. It's the company's first attempt to take on the Apple Watch head-on.
DRIVE PX 2, the latest version of Nvidia's supercomputer for cars, enables a host of different functions that can help autonomous vehicles run safely and efficiently.
Ford continues its aggressive expansion in the connected car space with upgrades to SYNC and connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The news comes on the eve of the 2016 CES expo.
New World Hacking, a US-based organization, is claiming responsibility for the New Year's Eve DDoS attack on the BBC, but claims ISIS was the real target.