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Crypto dream team Diffie & Hellman wins $1M "Nobel Prize of Computing"

Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman, whose names have been linked since their seminal 1976 paper introduced the concepts of public key encryption and digital signatures, have been named winners of the 2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award...

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5 ways to stop malware in the cloud

An analysis of data stored in cloud applications found that 4 out of every 100 files contains malware. The spells data breaches and ransomware attacks.

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RSA 2016: A smell that makes me shudder

ICANN let its https certificate expire earlier this year, so the problem is pervasive. I’m surprised my fellow journalists gave ICANN a pass.

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Gigamon brings big data analytics to security

Technologies like Internet of Things, cloud computing, software defined networking, BYOD and mobility have made IT much more complicated than ever before. The increase in IT complexity means more attack surfaces and more entry points...

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BlackBerry sets up cybersecurity consulting service

BlackBerry announced a new 60-person cybersecurity consulting service, which will include staff from its recent acquisition of UK-based Encription Limited.

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Two different routes to crowdsourcing indoor location data at Mobile World Congress

Determining indoor location based on Wi-Fi signal strength is easy enough if you know precisely where the access points are located, but gathering that information across a wide area is time-consuming. What, though, if you could offer...

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Pepper, a humanoid robot, will make first appearance in U.S. businesses this year

More than 10,000 Pepper robots are in use in other countries, primarily Japan, for both business and consumer use.

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Visa shows in-car payments and with a wave of your hand

As Internet of Things devices become ubiquitous, consumers will someday pay for gas, parking and tolls from their cars without using a credit card or even stepping out of the vehicle.

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Xiaomi unveils low-cost, high-spec Mi 5 smartphone

The first new flagship smartphone in over a year from China's Xiaomi packs technology to match the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S7, but at around half the price.

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Ericsson dials up partnership with Amazon’s cloud

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Swedish telecommunications provider Ericsson has announced a broad, and slightly vague, partnership with Amazon Web Services, marking the latest effort by a teleco provider to figure out how to...


Smartphones are getting a major storage boost

The dearth of storage in smartphones will soon be an issue of the past.

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CIOs tout mobile apps from IBM-Apple linkup

This week at Mobile World Congress, customers described how they plan to use several of the new apps to replace paper forms, improve service call response times and generally improve productivity for their companies.

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Un-Apple: The Samsung Galaxy S7 announcement in one word

A new camera and virtual reality differentiates the new flagship Galaxy S7 from Apple’s iPhone.

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These three future-looking technologies are missing from Samsung's Galaxy S7s

Samsung had an opportunity to be an innovator by including future-looking technologies in its new Galaxy S7 and and S7 Edge smartphones. But the company played it safe with incremental upgrades like a microSD slot and better camera.

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IoT's new supergroup will have one code base to rule them all

The Open Connectivity Foundation will introduce a single open-source code base to take the place of the alphabet soup of standards for the Internet of Things.

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Is 2016 finally the year of upgradable phones?

LG's new G5 smartphone comes with an innovative feature: the ability to plugin and remove hardware modules that add extra functionality to the phone.

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Panasonic announces two heavy-duty smartphones

Panasonic is branching out from its ruggedized computer and tablet roots, announcing a pair of new smartphones on Monday at Mobile World Congress.

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HP offers Windows 10 smartphone with fingerprint and iris recognition security

HP targeted security-conscious business users and IT with its announcement of the Elite x3 smartphone that runs Windows 10 Mobile. It ships this summer.

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Zuckerberg plays up VR's emotional side

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about the chance that a child’s first steps might be recorded in 360-degree VR to be shared anywhere. Or, he said, you could "sit in front a campfire with friends any time you want."

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Ericsson working with AWS to make carriers more agile

Ericsson and Amazon Web Services are partnering to help service providers use the AWS cloud to quickly roll out and expand services in areas like the Internet of Things.

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