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

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Button in the rear, true tone in front, inside Jony Ive's head

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Button in the rear, true tone in front, inside Jony Ive's head

iPhone 8 scuttlebutt includes the fingerprint sensor heading to the rear of the Apple phone, True Tone displays coming to the front and an attempt to get into Jony Ive's brain.

04/02/17

Google AudioSet aims to make sounds, from roars to boings, searchable

Google AudioSet aims to make sounds, from roars to boings, searchable

Google researchers have released a collection of 2 million-plus labeled audio snippets designed to spark innovation in the area of sound search.

03/30/17

50 weirdest things left behind in Ubers (including rubber mallets and Harry Potter glasses)

50 weirdest things left behind in Ubers (including rubber mallets and Harry Potter glasses)

Yes, you can save quite a bit of money taking an Uber instead of a cab in most cases, but not if you leave your smartphone, purse, guitar or engagement ring behind. Uber Lost & Found Index revealed.

03/30/17

Cord cutting is happening. No it's not. Yes it is. No it's not...

Cord cutting is happening. No it's not. Yes it is. No it's not...

I practically kick myself every time our Verizon FiOS cable bill arrives because I still haven't acted on my intention to cut the cord in some way that won't drive my family nuts and will allow me to watch local sports.

03/29/17

Invisibility, teleportation among top superpowers that IT pros want

Invisibility, teleportation among top superpowers that IT pros want

Carbonite & Spiceworks survey finds IT pros not bowing to ransomware, but wishing they had more time for technology modernization

03/29/17

Carnegie Mellon hacking contest aims to get IT security talent started young

Carnegie Mellon hacking contest aims to get IT security talent started young

Carnegie Mellon University this week launches its third annual online capture the flag (CTF) contest aimed at introducing middle and high school students to the world of IT security — and just maybe attract some of them into a segment...

03/27/17

Apple WWDC ticket lottery registration countdown is on

Apple WWDC ticket lottery registration countdown is on

You have until Friday, March 31 at 10am pacific time to register for a chance to buy tickets to Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which takes place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose from June 5-9.

03/27/17

Apple iOS 10.3 packs 20-plus new features & is available now

Apple iOS 10.3 packs 20-plus new features & is available now

Apple has made iOS 10.3 publicly available and the software update for its iPhones and iPads is packed with a Find-My-AirPod feature as well as a slew of Siri, CarPlay and other additions.

03/27/17

Not the sort of publicity Avaya was seeking

Not the sort of publicity Avaya was seeking

No doubt many a soccer fan has been inspired to pick up a fancy call center package or some sweet, sweet SDN technology after catching a San Jose Earthquakes soccer match at Avaya Stadium, but the company found its brand splattered...

03/27/17

Ex-corrections officer who was shot 6 times to speak at FCC meeting on contraband cellphones

Ex-corrections officer who was shot 6 times to speak at FCC meeting on contraband cellphones

Thursday morning's FCC meeting promises to be dramatic: It will feature testimony by an ex-corrections officer who survived after being shot six times at his South Carolina home as the result of a hit ordered on him hit by an inmate...

03/22/17

Maybe iPhone 8 will gain augmented reality — or maybe AR will replace the iPhone

Maybe iPhone 8 will gain augmented reality — or maybe AR will replace the iPhone

Growing in stature among the many iPhone 8 (or iPhone X) rumors is that Apple might bring augmented reality to iOS 11 this summer and to its 10th anniversary iPhone this coming fall.

03/20/17

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Gentler curves and facial recognition security

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Gentler curves and facial recognition security

Don't let talk of Apple announcing iPads and low-end iPhones in March or April distract us from our obsession with iPhone 8 possibilities to be revealed in the fall of 2017.

03/19/17

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