Hands on: AT&T Velocity hits the WiFi hotspot

Hands on: AT&T Velocity hits the WiFi hotspot

AT&T Velocity I’m using the ZTE-built AT&T Velocity WiFi hotspot as I write up my quickie review of the device here, and sure enough it’s providing me with ample speed as I fact check on the web during this process. The...

03/26/15

No, Seth Rogen is NOT the new White House IT director

No, Seth Rogen is NOT the new White House IT director

Yes, Seth Rogen did get the White House's attention late last year with his controversial movie "The Interview" -- about a fictitious assassination of North Korea's leader. But no, the White House has not hired him to run its IT...

03/23/15

Despite Wave of Data Breaches, Official Says Patient Privacy Isn't Dead

Despite Wave of Data Breaches, Official Says Patient Privacy Isn't Dead

Jocelyn Samuels, director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, talks medical data breaches in the wake of the recent Anthem and Premera Blue Cross breaches.

03/23/15

Apple iOS 8 really catching on now

Apple iOS 8 really catching on now

Apple revealed Wednesday that iOS 8, released to the public in September, can now be found on 77% of iOS devices accessing the Apple Store. That's up from 68% in January.

03/18/15

World's Most Ethical Tech Companies: It's all relative

World's Most Ethical Tech Companies: It's all relative

T-Mobile is crowing about making a list as one of the 2015 World's Most Ethical Companies. My guess is that voting must have taken place after December, when the FCC announced that T-Mobile would be paying at least $90 for cramming --...

03/11/15

Now that's rich: Why the gold Apple Watch costs $10K

Now that's rich: Why the gold Apple Watch costs $10K

College Humor busts on Apple Watch in new parody video

03/11/15

MIT tops engineering grad school ranking by US News & World Report

MIT tops engineering grad school ranking by US News & World Report

A familiar three schools are atop this year's US News & World Report rankings of the Best Graduate Engineering Schools.

03/10/15

How to tick off your employees with tech

How to tick off your employees with tech

While you might think being "always on" is just a way of life these days, new research from the University of Texas at Arlington shows that people do get angry about texts and emails from the office when they're not on the job.

03/06/15

Should I be scared of the guy sitting next to me at this security conference?

Should I be scared of the guy sitting next to me at this security conference?

SecureWorld Boston brings out the threats

03/04/15

SNL roasts Net Neutrality phonies

SNL roasts Net Neutrality phonies

SNL takes on the confusion over what Net Neutrality really is

03/02/15

Net Neutrality May Face an Uphill Battle If History Tells Us Anything

Net Neutrality May Face an Uphill Battle If History Tells Us Anything

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal today that effectively bars Internet companies from prioritizing some Internet traffic over others.As John Oliver famously explained "ending net neutrality would...

02/26/15

Network World has a Snapchat account: Now what?

Network World has a Snapchat account: Now what?

Network World gets even more social by establishing a Snapchat photo sharing account

02/25/15

Apple reportedly exposing iOS to first public open beta

The Apple community is buzzing today over a report from 9-to-5 Mac that the iPhone and iPad maker will be holding its first public open beta for iOS next month.

02/20/15

Carnegie Mellon Computer Science School's epic admissions blunder

Carnegie Mellon Computer Science School's epic admissions blunder

A timeline/roundup of Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science School mistakenly accepting 800 applicants to its grad program, only to send out rejection notices hours later

02/19/15

Most memorable SNL tech skits & bits

Most memorable SNL tech skits & bits

SNL 40: IT guys, Google Glass, Apple reviewers all have received Saturday Night Live treatment over the years

02/17/15

Internet Censorship in China: We'll Sing it for You

One Chinese government agency is so proud of how well they censor the Internet that they put their feelings to music.

02/13/15

The trouble with CAPTCHAs

Ian McNabb, a member of a comedy group named Scotch Moses, called my attention to their new video after seeing a post I ran recently about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs living on through CAPTCHA. This new video brought me back to...

02/10/15

Lottery registration for Google I/O conference tix slated for March 17-19

Lottery registration for Google I/O conference tix slated for March 17-19

The annual Google I/O developers' conference, which like the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference has become a very hot ticket in recent years, will be held on May 28-29 in San Francisco.

02/10/15

One way to try to get rid of that spare tire this winter

One way to try to get rid of that spare tire this winter

The relentless slow in the northeast US is making people do some pretty crazy things.

02/09/15

Best Songs About Satellites

Best Songs About Satellites

With all of the high-flying satellite Internet service action going on these days between Facebook, Google and others, I got thinking about how many songs there are with the word "satellite", "satellites" or something related in the...

02/06/15

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