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.

04/02/2017

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.

03/30/2017

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.

03/30/2017

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.

03/29/2017

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

03/29/2017

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...

03/27/2017

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.

03/27/2017

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.

03/27/2017

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...

03/27/2017

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...

03/22/2017

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.

03/20/2017

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.

03/19/2017

Super rare functioning Apple I computer could fetch hundreds of thousands at auction

Super rare functioning Apple I computer could fetch hundreds of thousands at auction

An auction house in May will look for the highest bidding fanboy or fangirl who'd like to get his or her hands on what it claims is just one of 8 functioning Apple I computers.

03/16/2017

Qualcomm pushing vague term

Qualcomm pushing vague term "platforms" over "processors" for Snapdragon line

Qualcomm's plea this week to start referring to its Snapdragon processors as the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform reminds me of my early days at Network World when every vendor insisted it was selling a "solution" and not a switch...

03/16/2017

The wireless spectrum sharing mover and shaker you might not know

The wireless spectrum sharing mover and shaker you might not know

When the CBRS Alliance introduced itself early last year as an outfit bent on promoting LTE services across shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band, five out of the six founding members’ names — Google, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ruckus —...

03/15/2017

Google Chrome extension ScaleUp can make your in-flight Wi-Fi fly

Google Chrome extension ScaleUp can make your in-flight Wi-Fi fly

Northwestern University researchers have devised a Google Chrome browser extension that might just help you get your money's worth for in-flight Wi-Fi.

03/15/2017

Here's how we celebrate Pi Day during a blizzard

Here's how we celebrate Pi Day during a blizzard

Yes, the Blizzard of 2017 on the east coast did foil our plan to stream our inaugural Pi Day Challenge live on Facebook and YouTube, but it did not kill our creativity.

03/14/2017

Carnegie Mellon director recognized for devotion to diversity in CompSci

Carnegie Mellon director recognized for devotion to diversity in CompSci

The Computing Research Association has recognized Carnegie Mellon University’s Carol Frieze as its 2017 A. Nico Habermann Award winner in recognition of her efforts to promote diversity in computer science.

03/13/2017

NASA Pi Day Challenge 2017: Don't crater...

NASA Pi Day Challenge 2017: Don't crater...

NASA is encouraging teachers to share its Pi Day Challenge with students on March 14, which is known in mathematical circles as Pi Day (i.e., 3.14).

03/12/2017

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: The Great iPhone 8 freak-out, no worries about Galaxy S8, new concept design

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: The Great iPhone 8 freak-out, no worries about Galaxy S8, new concept design

This past week featured the Great iPhone 8 freak-out, with more rumors that the 10th anniversary Apple smartphone would be delayed past September and that it might not even be called the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X.

03/12/2017

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