Cloud computing has another killer quarter

Cloud computing has another killer quarter

Big cloud earnings—and profits—from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft extend cloud momentum and make billions for Jeff Bezos.

04/28/17

Windows laptops running on ARM chips is a terrible idea

Windows laptops running on ARM chips is a terrible idea

Qualcomm says Windows 10 machines running ARM-based Snapdragon chips will arrive later this year—but that’s not a good thing.

04/24/17

Star Trek medical tricorder closer to becoming reality

Star Trek medical tricorder closer to becoming reality

Qualcomm awarded its Tricorder XPrize for a non-invasive medical device that diagnoses 13 medical conditions, while Apple works on a device to monitor glucose levels.

04/18/17

Cybercrime—from inside an Ohio prison

Cybercrime—from inside an Ohio prison

Ohio prison inmates turned e-waste into working PCs and connected them to the prison network—then went on a cybercrime spree.

04/17/17

Is it crazy to be afraid of password managers?

Is it crazy to be afraid of password managers?

Password managers help users have strong, unique passwords for all their web services. But what happens when the password manager gets hacked?

04/05/17

Why the White House Office of American Innovation can’t replace the U.S. Digital Service

Why the White House Office of American Innovation can’t replace the U.S. Digital Service

The White House’s Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, intends to fix government using ideas from business. But it may have a fatal flaw.

04/03/17

Amazon’s successful drone delivery test doesn’t really prove anything

Amazon’s successful drone delivery test doesn’t really prove anything

Last week, Amazon successfully tested a drone delivery in the U.S. for the first time. But drones still won’t be delivering stuff to your house any time soon.

03/29/17

The real reason shadow IT is so widespread

The real reason shadow IT is so widespread

A Spiceworks survey addresses the roles of business and IT decision makers in tech purchases, but it doesn’t address users and the rise of shadow IT.

03/27/17

Is this the world’s first combination head shop/computer store?

Is this the world’s first combination head shop/computer store?

Ashbury Tech, located in the famed Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, combines two classic eras in San Francisco’s unique history: hippies and tech.

03/21/17

Possibly the worst mass invasion of internet privacy ever

Possibly the worst mass invasion of internet privacy ever

In what might be the worst mass invasion of internet privacy, police got a warrant for a particular Google search from an entire Minnesota town.

03/20/17

Native apps vs. mobile websites: A new battlefront opens

Native apps vs. mobile websites: A new battlefront opens

Bandwidth efficiency—a key factor in developing markets—makes mobile websites the preferred option over native apps.

03/13/17

Consumer Reports decision to rate cybersecurity is a huge deal

Consumer Reports decision to rate cybersecurity is a huge deal

Consumer Reports helped develop The Digital Standard for rating digital privacy and cybersecurity of IoT devices, and it will use it in upcoming product reviews.

03/08/17

Wearables in the starting lineup for NBA and MLB?

Wearables in the starting lineup for NBA and MLB?

As MLB and NBA athletes begin to don wearable fitness devices during games, big questions remain—including who owns the data?

03/07/17

The ultimate upgrade to Amazon’s Alexa

The ultimate upgrade to Amazon’s Alexa

What Amazon’s Alexa really needs is some human assistance. Enhance it with a human/AI hybrid service.

03/02/17

8 ways to make Amazon’s Alexa even more awesome

8 ways to make Amazon’s Alexa even more awesome

Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, works remarkably well, but these improvements could dramatically extend its range and usefulness.

02/28/17

The cloud is growing 7 times faster than the rest of IT

The cloud is growing 7 times faster than the rest of IT

The latest IDC forecast says public cloud spending will grow almost 25% this year, topping $122 billion. And the growth keeps up through 2020.

02/21/17

We finally know how much a data breach can cost

We finally know how much a data breach can cost

Thanks to Yahoo and Verizon’s renegotiated deal, we finally have a real number for how much a data breach can cost. And it’s huge.

02/21/17

The end of net neutrality is nigh—here’s what’s likely to happen

The end of net neutrality is nigh—here’s what’s likely to happen

The new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is committed to killing net neutrality. What will that mean in practice for internet service providers, content providers and consumers?

02/07/17

The cloud continues to rise—and fast

The cloud continues to rise—and fast

Wall Street fretted when AWS’ earnings grew “only” 47% in Q4 of 2016. Looking at the quarterly results from cloud vendors Amazon, Microsoft and Google, though, analysts are wrong to worry.

02/06/17

Tech companies can no longer avoid politics—and the fallout could be ugly

Tech companies can no longer avoid politics—and the fallout could be ugly

As President Trump issues executive orders affecting the tech industry, such as the one on immigration, tech companies find themselves pulled into the world of politics.

01/30/17

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