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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 March 2016
The acquisition of Bluewolf pairs cloud services and strategic consulting with IBM's expertise in experience design, mobility, and cognitive solutions. Financial details were not released.
There are 285 million people with vision impairment around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. Now social media sites such as Twitter are making sure their voices are seen and heard.
Following widespread reports of substandard USB-C cables frying everything from smartphones to laptops, Amazon moves to implement a ban on fraudulent products.
The complex software designed to help launch NASA's SLS system is more than a year behind schedule and wildly over budget. The agency is currently on track to spend over $200 million developing its own code for the project.
Microsoft's Surface Hub promises to revolutionize the way companies collaborate and communicate, but are businesses ready to pay a hefty price to do so? The giant, Windows 10-based device starts at $9,000.
"Help me Microsoft, you're my only hope!" The software giant pulls unified communications into the future with the help of what the company calls holoportation. It's the next step for Microsoft's HoloLens technology.
A potential flaw in Apple's iOS 9.3 update could brick older editions of the iPhone and iPad, so the company has decided to pull back while it finds a fix.
With the early reviews of the iPhone SE in, Apple is getting credit for packaging an upgraded camera and a faster A9 processor into a form factor designed for smaller hands.
The company's CEO Eric Migicovsky confirmed in an interview that Pebble is laying off 40 people -- about a quarter of its workforce. This comes despite a fairly successful run as a smartwatch maker.
In another blow to the beleaguered smartphone maker, social media titan Facebook announced it would drop BlackBerry support for Messenger, its popular messaging application.
In 2015 Mars underwent a bit of renaissance with space geeks thanks to news about manned missions, evidence of water, and an Academy Award-nominated movie. Here's a look at why NASA and the ESA are so focused on the red planet this year.
The focus at Apple's most recent event may have been on products, such as the iPhone SE, but the company made some impressive strides in sustainability, too. The highlight of all this is Liam, a robot that recycles old iPhones.
Optevia specializes in Microsoft Dynamics CRM for the public sector. It's found success with streamlining CRM services in town councils across the UK.
The FTC has issued a warning to several Android developers for using SilverPush. This software, found on 12 Android apps, could violate consumer privacy rights by picking up background noise to feed to advertisers.
With the rumored Galaxy S7 Mini, a compact, feature-rich version of its flagship smartphone, Samsung may be gearing up to challenge Apple's upcoming iPhone SE.
After failing to produce a marketable product and sparking internal worries about PR liabilities, Google's parent company -- Alphabet -- puts Boston Dynamics up for sale.
The agreement between 20 automakers, including GM, and the NHTSA marks another step in the ongoing automation of vehicles. Set to be in place by 2022, it's a way to make self-driving vehicles safer.
Samsung is partnering with luxury watchmaker de Grisogono to create a flashy, limited-edition Gear 2 smartwatch encrusted with diamonds, with the latest tech onboard.
Missy Cummings, a Duke University robotics expert, told a US Senate committee that self-driving cars and autonomous vehicles are not ready for use on American roads. Cummings also expressed concerns about how these vehicles collect and protect data.
The latest update for Skype for Web gives users new capabilities including the ability to make calls to mobile phones, as well as landlines. Microsoft has also added notifications and the ability to watch YouTube videos from the site.
The joint European-Russian mission to Mars launched successfully, with arrival to the red planet expected in the fall.
The plan would protect the privacy rights of consumers by making broadband providers disclose privacy policies and notify consumers of breaches.
While the InSight mission to the Red Planet hits a delay, the space agency celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
An update of the Lifeline program would reorient its goals in the broadband era and establish independent verification of eligibility.
Project BLAID is dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired people navigate via a device worn around the shoulders.
More and more carmakers are developing and launching electric vehicles, but Toyota ups the ante with some serious design style and a wooden body.
BMW's board member for R&D said the company needs to build smarter cars in order to compete with self-driving vehicle technology developed by rivals such as Google and Apple.
With streaming video on the rise, AT&T reaches out to consumers with three different packages through its DirecTV service. It also shows how traditional carriers and cable companies are offering services through the Internet without dishes and set-top boxes.
It isn't the first accident involving the company's self-driving vehicles, but it is the first time Google has admitted responsibility for the incident.