iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Cranking up the processors; 3D cameras; $1K-plus price

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Cranking up the processors; 3D cameras; $1K-plus price

With iPhone 8 A11 processors reportedly in production, the next great Apple smartphone is starting to feel more real. This and other scuttlebutt in this week's iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup

05/14/17

SNL one step ahead of Amazon with Echo Silver

In SNL spoof, Amazon and AARP team to address senior citizens' most pressing digital assistant needs with Echo Silver

05/14/17

You really should know what the Andrew File System is

You really should know what the Andrew File System is

It's a good bet that most cloud computing devotees have no idea what the Andrew File System (AFS) is, though this foundation technology just earned its creators a major Association for Computing Machinery award and accompanying $35K...

05/10/17

Getting a jump on private LTE networks

Getting a jump on private LTE networks

Federated Wireless, Lemko join forces on CBRS wireless networks for private LTE

05/08/17

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Tim Cook cites rumors; LTE shortfall; envisioning a function area

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Tim Cook cites rumors; LTE shortfall; envisioning a function area

If you think you’re sick of the iPhone 8 rumors, pity Apple CEO Tim Cook, who acknowledged during a Q&A following the company’s earnings results announcement this past week that “earlier and much more frequent reports about future...

05/07/17

Boring old enterprise vendors pay interns well

Boring old enterprise vendors pay interns well

Snagging an internship at Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Google is certainly reason for celebration, but interns can also fare pretty darn well at enterprise-oriented vendors such as Juniper Networks, VMware and Salesforce.com.

05/04/17

Microsoft Research boss headed back to academia

Microsoft Research boss headed back to academia

Columbia University has announced that Jeannette Wing, who has led Microsoft Research since the start of 2013, will be circling back to the world of academia in July as director of Columbia’s Data Science Institute and professor of...

05/03/17

Social media breaks more common among teens than you might think

Social media breaks more common among teens than you might think

I did wonder whether my youngest teenage son would return from a recent week-long service trip on which electronic devices were banned quivering from some sort of social media withdrawal, but he survived just fine and the salmon in...

05/03/17

Verizon.net email addresses are going away — here are 4 alternatives

Verizon.net email addresses are going away — here are 4 alternatives

Verizon has begun warning customers that it’s getting out of the email game and that you need to act soon if you want to keep your Verizon.net email address. Or, you could consider switching to another email service, and here are some...

05/02/17

MIT's WiGait uses wireless signals to step up detection of health issues

Professor Dina Katabi's endlessly inventive team at MIT's CSAIL outfit has now come up with what it says is an unobtrusive way to wirelessly detect possible health issues via changes in walking speed.

05/01/17

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: long live the battery, here come the cases, plus a new concept design

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: long live the battery, here come the cases, plus a new concept design

A new report shows that Apple's incremental updates to the iPhone last year had some customers settling for older models, but the company won't repeat that approach with the iPhone 8 if smartphone watches are correct

04/30/17

Athena Lecturer Award for women researchers goes to Rice prof who really gets robots moving

Lydia Kavraki, a professor of computer science and bioengineering at Rice University, has been named as the 2017-2018 Athena Lecturer by the Association for Computing Machinery in recognition her work in robotics.

04/28/17

5 more open source companies to watch in 2017

5 more open source companies to watch in 2017

An exciting class of startups with a focus on enterprise IT are those built on open source foundations, in some cases commercializing and adding value to an already popular open source project.

04/26/17

Surprisingly few tech insights in Steve Ballmer's USAFacts data trove

Surprisingly few tech insights in Steve Ballmer's USAFacts data trove

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's USAFacts project, an ambitious and sometimes overwhelming repository of data about local to state to federal U.S. government spending and outcomes that was launched on Tax Day, is surprisingly...

04/26/17

5 Open Source companies to watch in 2017

5 Open Source companies to watch in 2017

A look at 5 recently funded open source-oriented enterprise networking and IT startups, focused on everything from switching and programming to product management and databases.

04/18/17

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Getting chippy; leaks & leaks; SNL on board

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Getting chippy; leaks & leaks; SNL on board

This week's iPhone 8 rumor roundup includes a batch of new leaks, Apple's actions on the chip front and a tie-in with TV comedy show SNL

04/16/17

How to keep your Verizon email account from being killed off

How to keep your Verizon email account from being killed off

If you're a Verizon customer who uses the carrier's email service, you very well might have an imminent decision to make about your Verizon.net address or risk losing access to your account and associated data.

04/13/17

Cisco DevNet Create: 5 things you should know

Cisco DevNet Create: 5 things you should know

Cisco is holding its first big developers' conference, DevNet Create, on May 23-24 in San Francisco, and the focus will be on the Internet of Things and cloud computing.

04/10/17

Most notable tech leaders delivering 2017 college commencement addresses

Most notable tech leaders delivering 2017 college commencement addresses

You’d think ponying up for a technology leader to be your school’s commencement day speaker would be so much less of a hassle than going with a high profile politician such as President Donald Trump or his rival Hillary Clinton, yet...

04/05/17

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Fresh spate of delayed shipment speculation swirls; plus, good pricing news

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Fresh spate of delayed shipment speculation swirls; plus, good pricing news

Speculation is heating up again this week regarding the possibility that Apple might delay the arrival of its iPhone 8 (or iPhone X) smartphone until October or November due to technical issues related to the lamination of its new...

04/05/17

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