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Google invites Glass wearers to brave LA's beaches
Users of Google Glass will get to meet and compare their techie headgear this weekend at a spot where appearance is everything.
Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components
Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications
AMD steers clear of low-cost tablet market
Advanced Micro Devices doesn't want its chips in low-priced tablets, and is eager to avoid a battle with Intel or ARM, whose chips have driven tablet prices down to under US$100.
Experts: Avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata
Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making mistakes that prevent them from getting the most performance out of the expensive product, according to a veteran of many Exadata projects.
Steve Jobs' character becomes issue in Silicon Valley no-hiring case
Tech workers suing over an alleged no-poaching agreement among Silicon Valley firms are fighting an attempt by defendants to ban evidence that might portray Steve Jobs as a bad guy.
Plastic computers taking shape, but won't replace silicon
Can plastic materials morph into computers? A research breakthrough published this week brings such a possibility closer to reality.
Satellite communication systems rife with security flaws, vulnerable to remote hacks
Security researchers have found that many satellite communication systems have vulnerabilities and design flaws that can let remote attackers intercept, manipulate, block and in some cases take full control of critical communications.
Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines
Twitter's new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps.
Japan gets first bitcoin ATM, two more on order
Formula One racing and cryptocurrency have nearly nothing in common -- except Suzuka. The home of the Japanese Grand Prix will soon debut Japan's first bitcoin ATM.
Investors try last-minute Mt. Gox revival as liquidation looms
The clock may be running out on Mt. Gox, but a consortium of investors still wants to relaunch the failed Bitcoin exchange.
Music labels sue Pandora over pre-1972 recordings
Five music labels have filed a lawsuit against streaming music service Pandora Music, saying the company is violating state law by refusing to pay labels and artists for its use of recordings made before 1972.
AMD's profitability streak ends at two quarters
Advanced Micro Devices' bottom line changed from black to red on Thursday when the company posted a loss after two straight quarters of profits.
Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report
Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom.
Samsung teams with GlobalFoundries on 3D chips
Samsung is partnering with chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries to increase the supply of low-power, high-speed chips for smartphones and tablets.
CIOs and Procurement Pros Partner on Cloud Services
Cloud services can help CIOs free themselves from worrying about managing data centers, scaling capacity, configuring servers, applying security patches and other routine maintenance so they can focus on providing insight to improve the business.
Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline
Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends.
Microsoft's Outlook.com now imports Yahoo Mail
Microsoft said Thursday that it will now import Yahoo Mail via Outlook.com, providing a front door to another major email provider.
Report: Oracle pushes back against Oregon officials over troubled health care site
Oracle is gearing up for a fight with officials in Oregon over its role developing an expensive health insurance exchange website that still isn't fully operational.
33 great tips and tricks for iOS 7
Whether it's the first time you've picked up an iPad or the seventeenth time you've pulled out your iPhone today, there are probably still some iOS 7 features and functionality that you're not familiar with. Don't sweat it: We're here to help. We've collected some of our...
Heartbleed: Security experts reality-check the 3 most hysterical fears
Heartbleed has dominated tech headlines for a week now. News outlets, citizen bloggers, and even late-night TV hosts have jumped on the story, each amping up the alarm a little more than the last one. But while it's true Heartbleed is a critical flaw with widespread implications, several...
Nokia doesn't want you to get shocked, suspends tablet sales because of faulty charger
Nokia has temporarily halted sales of the Lumia 2520 in seven countries, because the tablet's AC-300 charger can give users an electric shock.
Facebook users targeted by iBanking Android trojan app
Cybercriminals have started using a sophisticated Android Trojan app designed for e-banking fraud to target Facebook users, possibly in an attempt to bypass the two-factor authentication protection on the social network.
TSMC benefits from demand for high-tech smartphone chips
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said its net profit in the first quarter increased by 21 percent year-over-year on better than expected demand for smartphone chips.
Teen arrested in Heartbleed attack against Canadian tax site
Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly using the Heartbleed bug to steal data about taxpayers.
Google revenue jumps 19 percent but still disappoints
Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.
Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads
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Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping
A new webmail service called Lavaboom promises to provide easy-to-use email encryption without ever learning its users' private encryption keys or message contents.
Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes
Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as Heartbleed, while warning that no fixes are yet available for some likely affected products.
Tata revenue, profit up on strong outsourcing demand
India's largest outsourcer, Tata Consultancy Services, is boosting hiring and offering wage hikes after reporting strong revenue and profit growth in its recently concluded fiscal year.
Organizations suffer SQL Injection attacks, but do little to prevent them
On Wednesday, the Ponemon Institute released the results of a new study conducted for DB Networks. In it, 65 percent of the respondents said that they've experienced one or more SQL Injection attacks in the last 12 months. In addition, each incident took an average of 140 days to discover, and...
As PC market stabilizes, Intel focuses on smartphones
Inside Intel's family of chips, communications is now its problem child.
Glass all gone after one-day sale, Google says
Google's one-day sale of Google Glass seems to have been a success with all units sold out, a blog post by the search giant suggests.
Typo halts sales of iPhone keyboard as injunction takes effect
Typo halted the sale of its add-on keyboard for the iPhone on Tuesday after an injunction took effect that bans it from being imported to the U.S.
Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads
In an indication that CEO Marissa Mayer is not yet seeing dramatic results from her efforts to turn the company around, Yahoo's sales dipped slightly in its first quarter, amid some gains in its search advertising business.
Twitter brings the data back home by acquiring Gnip
Aiming to play a bigger role in analyzing tweets and sharing the resulting insights with advertisers and other businesses, Twitter has acquired Gnip, its partner for the past few years.
Apple antitrust compliance efforts slow, but picking up, monitor says
After dragging its feet for months, Apple is finally making good progress on a court-ordered antitrust compliance program related to the U.S. Department of Justice's e-book price-fixing case against the company, an external monitor said.
Google steps up competition with Amazon, expands Cloud Platform to Asia
Google has expanded its Cloud Platform to include locally hosted computing capacity, storage and data bases for the Asia-Pacific region.
Fon pitches Wi-Fi router with Spotify integration via Kickstarter
Free Wi-Fi aggregator Fon is hoping to boost the popularity of its network with the Gramofon, a router that integrates music streaming. The first service to be added is Spotify, but more are on the way.
India's Infosys posts strong revenue, profit growth
Indian outsourcer Infosys reported revenue and profit growth in the first quarter, but is still troubled by strong staff attrition and key management changes.
Mt. Gox asks for postponement of Karpeles' deposition in U.S. court
Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, who was ordered to appear before a U.S. bankruptcy court to answer questions, has asked for a postponement of his deposition.
Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails
Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized search results and other features.
Google Glass gets KitKat support, leaves out video calls
Google Glass is getting a big software update to coincide with its one-day sale on Tuesday, but video calling is one feature that's been put on hold.
Google's Titan drone purchase about more than Internet access
Google has confirmed its acquisition of drone maker Titan Aerospace and hinted that the technology could be used for a lot more than providing Internet access to remote parts of the world.
Report: Google to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace, previously wooed by Facebook
Google is buying drone-maker Titan Aerospace in a move poised to advance its airborne delivery of data services and mapping applications, according a Monday report in the Wall Street Journal.
Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results
Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal.
BlackBerry presses for immediate halt to Typo keyboards
BlackBerry has asked a California court to immediately block sales of an add-on iPhone keyboard made by Typo, alleging the startup backed by TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest misled the court.
6 Amazing Advances in Cloud Technology
The cloud is more than just dirt-cheap data storage and lightning-fast apps. These six innovations show that it's possible to manage servers, develop applications, run virtual machines and even sequence the human genome using cloud technology.
Jetpack for WordPress pushes patch for two year-old flaw
The developers behind Jetpack, one of WordPress' most popular plugins, have patched a serious flaw introduced in 2012 that would enable an attacker bypass access controls and publish posts to any website hosted on the blogging platform.
Report: Facebook about to enter e-money market in Europe
Facebook is mere weeks away from becoming a registered e-money firm in Ireland, the Financial Times reported.
Allwinner bringing 4K video to smartphones and tablets
Allwinner, one of the biggest providers of chips for low-cost smartphones and tablets, is stepping up its efforts to bring 4K video to handheld devices.
CES 2012 Gadget Preview
2012 Consumer Electronics Show: From high-definition video calling via your HDTV to practically indestructible SD cards for your camera, here’s a look at 20 gadgets and services that will be making a splash at the Las Vegas Convention Center in January.
USB devices: The big hole in network security
USB devices may be important tools for business but they have security issues
10 SaaS companies to watch
These companies show what software as a service is all about
Make Your Own Tech Accessories
Dashboard mounts, tablet stands, mouse pads--why buy them when you can build your own? Here's how to save money by creating your own tech accessories out of common home or office materials.
Tech conference bloopers: 7 stories of snafus and slipups
Onstage falls, wardrobe malfunctions, and romantic disasters -- cue our real-life blooper reel from tech conferences around the world
The World of Tech Photos: January, 2011
A look back in pictures at technology-related events
15 Sizzling Smartphones of CES 2011
Kiss your current smartphone goodbye. There are a multitude of contenders rushing to take its place from HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung, and even Dell and Vizio.
2011's Hottest Tech: CES and Beyond
Hybrid laptops! Smarter smartphones! Everything in 3D! From CES in January to next holiday season, 2011 promises some phenomenal new gear.
Android: The next generation
CES 2011 was a sea of Android smartphones and tablets, but only a few stand out as the technology innovators
The Big Deal Products of CES 2011 (So Far)
From seriously fast phones and tablets to better 3D TVs and PCs, here are the 13 products that will make a significant difference this year.
CES Concept Tech: 16 Gizmos Worth Waiting For
CES concept gadgets range from robotic balls you control with your phone, home theaters for your head, and bendable displays.
The 11 hottest Windows and Android tablets unveiled at CES
10 of these tablets run Android or Windows, and one runs both
CES 2011: Gadgets Galore
What devices will rock our world in 2011?
Seven Awesome iPhone Accessories We Wish Existed
There are tons of killer iPhone add-ons out there, but we'd like to see a few more. Here are our top imaginary accessories.
Top 10 Pointless iPhone and iPad Accessories
Here are 10 iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad accessories that the world could unquestionably do without.
Best and worst celebrity technology moments of 2010
Lindsay Lohan, Lady Gaga and Stephen Colbert collide with Twitter, iPads and hackers.
The well-dressed iPad: Chic accessories for an elegant tablet
Only the best for your baby
The Betting Man's Guide to Tech's Sure Things
What's more likely: You find reliable Wi-Fi at a conference or the real Kim Kardashian follows you on Twitter? We break down the odds of your everyday tech life, from the long shots to the sure bets.
Eight great virtual appliances for VMware, free for the downloading
The combination of free open source and virtual machines is hard to beat; here are some of the handiest virtual appliances
Top 10 Ways CIOs Can Prepare for Recession No. 2
As Gartner warns IT leaders to be ready in case a second recession hits, CIO.com's Thomas Wailgum shares his thoughts on how CIOs can actually slash pesky budgets. Hint: Unpaid interns, meet Russian hackers!
Network access control in a nutshell
Twelve leading NAC products put to the test
7 Android devices that aren't phones
Android has become a popular choice for Internet entertainment devices and more.
15 Internet Annoyances, and How to Fix Them
The Internet's a wonderful thing, but it can also be a royal pain. Fortunately, there's help.
Quiz: What were the first products from today's biggest tech companies?
Cisco, Microsoft, IBM: They all started somewhere
Hottest laptops and netbooks of CES
Here's the top notebooks debuting at CES, in rough order of hotness
Hot mobile apps at CES showdown
Dissecting the nine finalists from the Consumer Electronics Show Mobile Apps Showdown
The Best of CES 2010
From genuine 3D technology to slick new e-readers, these products are the best of the crop from this year's show.
The Biggest Bummers of CES 2010
From the lack of recycling bins to news announcements that weren't really news, here's what missed the mark at this year's show.
Phones Take Center Stage at CES
Move over Nexus One: A slew of Android smartphones in all shapes and sizes invaded the show floor. Other phone trends we saw were affordable, yet stylish messaging devices for tweens and revamped versions of favorites from last year.
2010: Year of the E-reader
Move over, Kindle—this year promises a slew of devices that will make it easier than ever to digitally consume books. We highlight the latest from CES.
The Most Noteworthy Notebooks of CES
Laptops of all shapes and sizes launched at CES this year, but a few were a bit more special than most. Here are eight machines that shift forms, implement the newest technology, and redefine their categories altogether.
Offbeat Tech: The Misfits of CES
Here are eight unusual items--some available, others strictly conceptual--that caught our eye.
CES Day Zero: The Laptop with Two Brains, AT&T Goes Android and More
The big show in Vegas hasn't even officially started yet, but we've already seen new tablets, innovative cameras, and a speaker built into a light bulb.
Small-Business Tech Makes a Big Showing at CES
CES isn't just for consumer gear. Here are eight cool gadgets that will make business-types drool.
CES Preview: Gadgets for the Year Ahead
10 wacky USB devices
Got a spare USB port on your PC? Check out these crazy-but-inspired USB add-ons
Six Best BlackBerry Accessories and Add-Ons for $100 TOTAL
Buying a new BlackBerry smartphone? Looking to spruce up an old Pearl or Curve 83xx? You've come to the right place. Our list of the top six best BlackBerry accessories will have your device, old or new, outfitted and up to snuff in no time. Best of all, the half dozen of them can be had for $100...
Multifunction devices for the holidays
Need a printer, scanner, and copier for your home office or small business? Here's a look at the MFPs we've reviewed in 2009.
The 11 Most Influential Microprocessors of All Time
From the brains of the Voyager space mission to the inspiration for modern CPUs, here are the chips that built our modern technological culture.
12 cool ways to donate your PC’s spare processing power