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  • IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT

    19 September 2014, 5:21 pm

    The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.IEEE P2413, which the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers officially started work on…
  • Samsung launches free'My Knox' app for securing its latest smartphones

    19 September 2014, 4:28 pm

    Samsung on Thursday announced price reductions and updates for its Knox security and management software for IT shops and a free My Knox service that is directly available to professionals using ActiveSync.…
  • InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source

    19 September 2014, 4:20 pm

    Increasingly stiff competition in the database market has claimed another victim, as InfiniDB has ceased operations effective immediately with plans to file for bankruptcy.“The company and technology have developed over the past several years and there have…
  • FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

    19 September 2014, 3:25 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to create explicit rules that tell broadband providers what traffic management techniques they can and cannot use if the agency has any hope of enforcing its proposed net neutrality rules, some advocates told…
  • BrandPost: Turn service incidents into sales opportunities with proactive support

    19 September 2014, 3:13 pm

    Providing excellent support for your customers isn't just about fixing problems as promptly as possible. A support strategy that focuses on proactive solutions can strengthen the relationship between the user and provider, making the most of your resources and…
  • Missing Pieces: Oculus Rift rumors, Wasteland 2 arrives, and the rest of this week's must-know games…

    19 September 2014, 3:03 pm

    Hi there, and welcome to a very mobile episode of Missing Pieces! Today I am rolling down the highway on the way to this weekend's Oculus Connect conference, where we'll hopefully be hearing some exciting news about our cyberpunk future!But in the meantime,…
  • Report: Samsung to introduce premium-look midrange Galaxy A5

    19 September 2014, 2:34 pm

    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may be taking up headlines today, but nothing can stop Samsung from releasing new phones. SamMobile reports that a variant of the new Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A5, will be the second in the lineup of new “premium-ish” smartphones…
  • SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth $8.3 billion

    19 September 2014, 2:30 pm

    SAP’s announcement that it will pay US$8.3 billion to buy business-travel and expense software vendor Concur might have generated less initial buzz than the companies hoped, given it was almost simultaneous with the revelation that Larry Ellison has…
  • New iPhone 6 Plus shipments to take several weeks

    19 September 2014, 2:30 pm

    If you didn't preorder an iPhone 6 Plus, prepare for a lengthy wait.Several wireless carriers and Apple's online store are reporting delays of several weeks to two months for the larger of the two new iPhones.T-Mobile, for example, got out the news this…
  • Report: Samsung partnering with PayPal on smartwatch payment

    19 September 2014, 2:15 pm

    Samsung, never one to shy way from new products, is planning to unveil a payments-enabled smartwatch, according to a report in Business Korea.The company is said to partner with PayPal in building this capability into a new watch. According to the report…
  • Alibaba shares open at a high $92.70

    19 September 2014, 1:50 pm

    In their first day of trading, shares of Alibaba stock opened at US$92.70 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, an increase of more than 35 percent over the $68 initial public offering price.The firm raised $21.8 billion in its U.S. IPO, making it one of…
  • New organization sets out to make secure communication tools more user-friendly

    19 September 2014, 1:40 pm

    Google, Dropbox and the Open Technology Fund are supporting a new organization focused on making open-source security and privacy tools more user-friendly.The organization is called Simply Secure and plans to bring together software developers, user-experience…
  • Tim Cook visits Palo Alto Apple Store line to launch iPhone 6 sales

    19 September 2014, 1:36 pm

    What’s an even bigger deal for Apple fans than getting the iPhone 6 on launch day? Taking a selfie with Apple CEO Tim Cook.…
  • Screen size matters to Apple fans in line for the iPhone 6

    19 September 2014, 1:07 pm

    Apple fans were out early in full force in Boston and New York Friday morning to buy the larger screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus have some of the “the biggest advancements in iPhone history,” Apple said when it…
  • Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking flaw

    19 September 2014, 12:26 pm

    Apple’s iOS 8 addresses a serious weakness that could allow attackers to hijack the wireless network authentication of Apple devices and gain access to enterprise networks.“An attacker could have impersonated a WiFi access point, offered to authenticate…
  • Google Play Store may finally start listing in-app purchase prices

    19 September 2014, 12:12 pm

    Google may finally force developers to spill how much those freemium apps truly cost.The developer of the GoneMAD Music Player app posted a message to Reddit on Thursday that allegedly came from a Google representative. The message claims that an app's…
  • Android L will turn on encryption by default

    19 September 2014, 11:26 am

    The pre-release window for Android L continues to be full of surprises. The new Android OS, due out before the end of the year, is set to encrypt device data by default, a first for the Android universe—but it'll probably be a while before default encryption…
  • Sony releases SmartEyeglass developer kit

    19 September 2014, 10:59 am

    Sony has launched an SDK (software development kit) for its SmartEyeglass head-mounted display, another step toward challenging Google Glass.The glasses can connect to Android smartphones via Bluetooth and project green monochrome text or basic graphics across…
  • Malicious ads distributed 'on a large scale' by Zedo, Google's DoubleClick ad networks

    19 September 2014, 10:48 am

    Two online advertising networks, Google’s DoubleClick and Zedo, have been delivering malicious advertisements that could install malware on a person’s computer, according to the security vendor Malwarebytes.The Times of Israel, The Jerusalem Post and the…
  • Wasteland 2 review: The post-apocalyptic role-playing game you've been waiting for

    19 September 2014, 10:34 am

    I'm listening to a woman die, and it's my fault.I don't even know this woman. I've never met her. I don't know what she looks like, what her hopes and dreams were, what she liked to eat for breakfast, whether she had children, her favorite color, nothing. To…
  • Qualcomm hopes to attract developers with mobile TV and digital glasses SDKs

    19 September 2014, 10:15 am

    Qualcomm has released SDKs (software development kits) for LTE broadcast and digital glasses at its Uplinq conference, hoping to give the two burgeoning areas a push.One of the biggest challenges mobile operators face is handling the growing amount of video…
  • How to get (mostly) stock Android on your phone easily with CyanogenMod

    19 September 2014, 10:00 am

    There's a lot to love about Android, but one problem that plagues the mobile platform is the variety of different interface skins. Samsung has TouchWiz, HTC does the Sense UI, Asus has Zen UI, and on and on it goes.…
  • Apple releases iCloud Drive for Windows PCs

    19 September 2014, 9:37 am

    Mac users are better off waiting for OS X Yosemite to drop before upgrading to iCloud Drive, but iOS 8-toting Windows users are cleared for takeoff. Apple recently released an upgraded version of iCloud for Windows loaded with iCloud Drive.Apple has added…
  • How to turn on Android encryption today (no waiting necessary)

    19 September 2014, 9:34 am

    On Thursday Google announced that the next version of Android will have encryption enabled by default, protecting user data from anyone who lacks password access. It's a feature lauded by privacy advocates, and matches Apple's new iPhone policy. But Google's…
  • iPhone 6 expected to fetch over $3,000 in China's grey market

    19 September 2014, 8:28 am

    Would you pay $4,000 for an iPhone 6?For most people, it’ll be an unequivocal no. But Beijing electronics dealer Wang Qingyun expects at least a few ultra-rich Chinese will be willing to pay that price over the next few days.“Chinese people will buy…
  • The best weather apps for Android

    19 September 2014, 7:00 am

    With fall approaching, it’s a good time to ensure you have the best weather information at the ready.…
  • The killer PC games of holiday 2014: A comprehensive guide

    19 September 2014, 6:00 am

    The Witcher 3 was delayed until February 2015. Battlefield: Hardline was delayed until February 2015. Batman: Arkham Universe was delayed until February, 2015. Evolve delayed until February 2015.Sure, February 2015 is shaping up to be a rocking month for PC…
  • New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

    19 September 2014, 3:00 am

    Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday aims to place limits on access by U.S. law enforcement agencies to emails and other communications stored abroad.The proposed legislation comes against the backdrop of a dispute between Microsoft and the…
  • Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

    19 September 2014, 2:00 am

    Law enforcement would have to approach a device's owner since the encryption keys are stored on the device(greenbot.com)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Nvidia unveils its all-new GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics processors

    18 September 2014, 10:00 pm

    Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang loves a spectacle. So while you’re reading this sentence, the GPU-manufacturer’s founder is regaling thousands of gamers at a 24-hour gaming event the company is sponsoring in Los Angeles with the announcement of Nvidia’s latest…

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