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AT&T wearables to hit the smartwatch runway soon
Smartwatches for use on AT&T's network will be out this year, a company executive said Wednesday.
Automakers show off in-vehicle Wi-Fi, new smartphone interfaces
Ahead of the big New York Auto Show, several car companies today displayed in-vehicle infotainment systems that connect to smartphones to use mobile apps, music playlists, calling features and calendars.
Two more states eye drone use limits
Louisiana and Pennsylvania could become the latest states to impose restrictions on the use of commercial drone aircraft over their airspace.
Court rejects Lavabit appeal, cites improper procedural handling
A U.S. federal court has affirmed contempt charges against Lavabit, rejecting an attempt by company attorneys to argue new issues on appeal.
Connecting for Good wrestles Kansas City's digital divide
The digital divide isn't some esoteric, policy-wonk concept to Michael Liiamatta, president of Connecting for Good, a nonprofit IT support group based in Kansas City, Mo.
Chrome users won't give up, keep pressing Google to restore old-style new tab page
Users of Google's Chrome continue to badger the company to change the browser's new tab page, a sore spot to some for over half a year, even as the Mountain View, Calif. firm sticks to its design guns.
Fortinet, McAfee, Trend Micro, Bitdefender battle in socially-engineered malware prevention test
Socially-engineered malware tries to trick users into downloading and executing malicious code through tactics that include everything from fake antivirus to fake utilities to fake upgrades to the operating system and trojanized applications. NSS Labs tested several endpoint security products to see how well each would block these attacks.
9 Things You Need to Know Before You Store Data in the Cloud
The amount of electronic information (e.g., documents, images, emails, videos) organizations produce is staggering. Storing all your digital data in your data center can be expensive. That's why cloud storage -- which often comes at a fraction of the cost of storing the information on-premises -- has become increasingly popular.
Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads
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Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks
The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.
Kimberly Clark names new CISO
Timothy Youngblood, CISSP, has joined Kimberly Clark as their Chief Information Security Officer. Kimberly Clark is multi-national brand conglomerate with staple consumer products such as Kleenex, Pull-ups, and Scotts Towels.
Still deploying 11n Wi-Fi?  You might want to think again
In this Network World Digital Spotlight, "Harnessing Gigabit Wi-Fi," we do a deep dive on the latest Wi-Fi developments.
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.
Teardown: Galaxy S5 parts cost 21% more than iPhone 5S
The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with an "astronomical" cost for materials of $251.52 for the 32 GB version, according to a teardown estimate by IHS Technology.
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.
Developers get access to more Sony camera features
Developers will be able to build applications to remotely control two Sony lens cameras, using new features the company has added to an SDK.
Microsoft slashes Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches
Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price of custom support agreements that give large companies and government agencies another year of XP patches, experts reported today.
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 68 days to fix the issue.
As PC market stabilizes, Intel focuses on smartphones
Inside Intel's family of chips, communications is now its problem child.
Think tank challenges Heartbleed handwringing
A think tank opinion piece that claims the threat from the Heartbleed bug is overblown has sparked a debate among researchers over the seriousness of the OpenSSL flaw.
Telefónica starts exchange for targeted mobile ads
Telecom operator TelefA3nica has launched the first mobile ad-exchange platform to use the operator's customer demographics and real-time location data to serve targeted mobile ads, the company said on Wednesday.
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.
Microsoft's Chinese partner confident Xbox can compete against Android consoles
More low-end Android gaming consoles are coming to China. But Microsoft's local partner isn't worried, and expects the Xbox to sell well as a high-end gaming product.
Ukraine tensions could hurt international security efforts, Kaspersky says
International conflicts such as the current tensions over Ukraine could stand in the way of global cooperation on cybersecurity, according to the founder of Kaspersky Lab.
See ya, Microsoft: Intel looks to Android for growth in tablets
In case it wasn't clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is where it's at.
Rushed Heartbleed fixes may expose users to new attacks
In the race to protect themselves from the Heartbleed vulnerability, enterprises could be opening themselves up to new attacks if they aren't careful.
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.
Kill switches coming to iPhone, Android, Windows devices in 2015
Wireless carriers in the U.S., handset makers and the industry's lobbying group have made a significant concession on technology that could remotely disable stolen smartphones and tablets.
Intel sells more tablet chips but profits fall
Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak.

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