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In light of increased cyberattacks, White House sets defense plan with FBI in charge

It’s still unclear if Russian hackers are trying to meddle with the U.S. election. But the growing number of major cyber attacks is causing the U.S. government to coordinate a better response.

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Apple reports second straight quarter of declining iPhone sales

Apple has reported its second straight quarter of falling iPhone sales, hit by stiff competition in China and the ongoing slowdown in the worldwide smartphone market.

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Google taps AI to help you bid for digital ads

Real-time bidding is an aspect of digital marketing that can seem overly complex for the average bear, so it was only a matter of time before AI entered the picture.

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Gain access to an ARM server running Linux OS, through the cloud

If you want to play with an ARM-based server, you can now apply to gain access to one online through the Linaro Developer Cloud.

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Financial analysts forecast another downturn for Apple's iPhone, Mac

Apple later today will again announce a downturn for all three of its primary product lines, according to independent and institutional financial analysts.

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Smartwatch shipments nosedive, but recovery due in 2017

The global smartwatch market fell by 32% in the second quarter of 2016, with Apple Watch shipments down by 55% when compared to a year earlier, according to research firm IDC.

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Yahoo users have no need to panic

Most observers agree that core Yahoo services are unlikely to disappear from lack of funding or lack of corporate interest anytime soon.

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The worlds of OpenStack and containers are colliding

Google, Intel and Mirantis partner to run OpenStack in container platform Kubernetes

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Windows 10: Insiders initiated more than 5,000 changes to the Anniversary Update

Microsoft said Windows Insiders, who tested beta builds of the OS, are responsible for the 5,000-plus changes in the Windows Anniversary Update.

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SMS-based two-factor authentication may be headed out the door

SMS messaging for two-factor authentication might become a thing of the past. A U.S. federal agency is discouraging its use.

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Fitness device security inadequate

Many fitness trackers have a glaring lack of secure connections and can be tampered with to expose private user data, a security firm finds.

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Intel is developing AR smart glasses for interactive collaboration

Intel seems to be developing a pair of augmented reality smart glasses, and we may see them at the company's developer show next month.

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10 ways to celebrate Sysadmin Day

Yes, Sysadmin day is just around the corner again, as we prepare to recognize business IT’s foot soldiers in the war against downtime and general stuff-not-working-right-ness. Here are 10 ways to celebrate these great and deserving...

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Feds unleash $4.5B push to promote electric car adoption

The White House last launched a number of steps it hopes will spur the development and further adoption of electric vehicles – including $4.5 billion to help build-out the country’s electric charging grid. “In the past eight years...

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Kimpton Hotels is investigating a possible payment card breach

Kimpton Hotels, operator of boutique hotels across the U.S., says it is investigating reports of a possible payment card data breach. If confirmed, it would become the latest in a string of successful attacks on hotel chain operators...

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Verizon's Yahoo deal creates tracking powerhouse, privacy groups warn

Verizon's planned US$4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo will create an international consumer tracking powerhouse that raises serious privacy concerns, some privacy advocates said.

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A10 Networks makes pivot to cloud with Appcito acquisition

A10 Networks, with its acquisition this week of startup Appcito, has become the latest Application Delivery Control (ADC) company to make a big push into supporting cloud applications.

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Nextdoor: Tool for good or another paranoid cog in the spy machine?

As more police agencies join the private social network Nextdoor, the better to engage and give news to communities, will people use the tool for good or turn it into another paranoid cog in the great spy machine?

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