Cnet

Cree's bigger, brighter LED holds u...

Cree's bigger, brighter LED holds up to strong competition

There's more legitimate lighting aisle competition than ever, but Cree's 100W Replacement LED holds up.
Porsche's cheapest model shows bran...

Porsche's cheapest model shows brand-worthy performance

The new Macan compact SUV performs like a tiger on the roads yet offers more utility than a typical Porsche sports car, and sets the new low price point for the line-up.
Trackside: Radically styled 2015 Le...

Trackside: Radically styled 2015 Lexus RC F is as fast as it looks

Lexus' new RC F coupe is a gorgeous ride. And while styling is subjective, its speed is absolute.
Hard to see value in Sylvania's 100...

Hard to see value in Sylvania's 100W replacement LED

With no distinct edge over any of its less expensive competitors, this LED isn't easy to recommend.
Apple's 5K iMac impresses expert ey...

Apple's 5K iMac impresses expert eyes (review)

The 27-inch iMac gets a stunning new screen for photo and video pros, but few other changes.
A great tablet, but no longer the b...

A great tablet, but no longer the best deal

2014's iPad Mini 3 is little changed, getting just Touch ID and a new color compared to last year. Can it still compete in the fiercely competitive mid-sized tablet market?

PCWorld

Progress builds up developer chops ...

Progress builds up developer chops with Telerik buy

In a move to muscle up in the app dev space, platform services provider Progress Software is in the process of acquiring development software vendor Telerik for US$262.5 million.

Progress plans to fold Telerik?s tools into its developer platform, Progress announced Wednesday.

Telerik will bring to Progress a sizable user base of over 1.4 million developers. The company?s revenue over the past year has been $60 million, and it is currently increasing its business by more than 20 percent.

Telerik sells a suite of user interface development tools and application life cycle management products. The company supports a variety of languages, including Microsoft .NET, Java, JavaScript and Node.js, and Progress? OpenEdge Advanced Business Language.

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Government regulation on cloud secu...

Government regulation on cloud security may spur SaaS use in health care

Governments may need to tighten the regulatory screws on SaaS vendors to make them be more transparent and forthcoming about their security practices.

Until then, it will be hard for health care companies in particular to fully trust cloud software vendors, according to speakers at the EU-U.S. ehealth Marketplace and Conference in Boston on Wednesday.

Depending on customers to audit cloud vendors to ensure that their security and privacy measures comply with U.S. government regulations on protecting sensitive data is inadequate, one of the speakers said.

?The best we can do right now is a checklist,? said Chris Davis, a Verizon senior architect whose job entails ensuring that the company?s cloud services meet the data security regulations of various national governments. Technology, however, changes rapidly and checklists soon become dated, he said.

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IBM and Microsoft pledge to make th...

IBM and Microsoft pledge to make their clouds compatible

Although fierce rivals in the market for cloud computing services, IBM and Microsoft have pledged to make their technologies interoperable in the cloud for the sake of their users.

On Wednesday, the companies jointly announced that many Microsoft enterprise products would run on IBM?s infrastructure and platform services, and that many key IBM middleware products would be available for use on Microsoft Azure.

?The cloud is an interesting change in the technology landscape. In a lot of ways it opens everybody up to be your partner as well as your competitor, more so than on-premise software did in the past,? said Michael Curry, IBM vice president of WebSphere product management. ?The key element here is about offering choice for our customers?to have the flexibility to deploy software in lots of different places.?

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Some Bank of America customers doub...

Some Bank of America customers double-charged with Apple Pay

Some Bank of America customers have been double-charged for purchases made with Apple Pay, the payment system Apple launched on Monday.

Roughly 1,000 transactions made with Apple Pay were logged twice in customer accounts, said Tara Burke, a spokeswoman with Bank of America, which is one of the largest U.S. banks and was an Apple Pay launch partner.

?We apologize for the inconvenience and are correcting the problem,? said Burke.

The duplicate transactions should be removed by the end of Wednesday.

Apple Pay utilizes a secure chip inside Apple?s new iPhone 6 that enables the phone to emulate an NFC (near field communications) payment card. When the Apple Pay app is loaded with a customer?s credit or debit card, payments can be made at NFC terminals by bringing the phone close to the terminal.

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Google to build Play-like hardware ...

Google to build Play-like hardware store for Project Ara

Drawing inspiration from its Play Store, Google will create a hardware store in which users can buy and sell Lego-like hardware modules for the customizable Project Ara smartphone.

Project Ara is Google?s upcoming build-your-own smartphone that allows users to mix and match features. The $50 configurable smartphone will come with a basic frame, and users can add or remove features by simply snapping on or taking off modular parts.

For example, users will be able to individually swap out screens, cameras, antennas and CPUs, which could be a cheaper way to replace parts than buying new smartphones. Google is pursuing biometric modules, and independent hardware makers have mulled creating temperature, input, gaming, antenna and medical sensors. Modules can be designed with Google?s Module Developers Kit (MDK), which contains reference designs, specifications and guidelines.

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New Microsoft adapter lets Xbox One...

New Microsoft adapter lets Xbox One's Kinect play nice with PCs

Xbox One owners will be able to attach their Kinect motion sensors to Windows PCs and tablets thanks to a new adapter introduced by Microsoft.

The new $49.99 adapter is specific to Kinect sensors built for Xbox One, and it plugs into the USB 3.0 port of Windows 8 PCs. Microsoft already sold a separate $199.99 Kinect for Windows v2 motion sensor, which plugs directly into PCs without the need for an adapter.

There will be no difference in the performance of the Kinect sensors, Microsoft said.

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ZDNet

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chi...

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chief on board

Vodafone has hired Phillipp Humm, who was until earlier this week the chief of T-Mobile USA, to head up its northern and...
Google targets iPhone and iPad user...

Google targets iPhone and iPad users with Chrome and Drive

Google has released an iOS version of its Chrome browser, after taking the Android version out of beta earlier this...
Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations...

Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations go live

Virgin Media has now turned on free Wi-Fi service at 38 Tube stations, as the London Underground gets ready for the...
How UK banks are flirting with IT d...

How UK banks are flirting with IT disaster

The continuing NatWest debacle has highlighted the IT systems risks faced by British banks, springing from a lack of investment in back-office staff and a reluctance to abandon legacy systems

(ZDNet UK - IT Strategy)

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hots...

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hotspot network

BT has renamed its BT Fon and BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspot network simply 'BT Wi-Fi' in an effort to make it less confusing...
Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet ser...

Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet serves up Jelly Bean

The Nexus 7 is the first tablet that Google will sell directly to the public, starting at £159 for the quad-core device running the next version of Android, Jelly Bean

(ZDNet UK - Mobile Devices)

Wired

China?s Biggest Smartphone Maker Vo...

China?s Biggest Smartphone Maker Vows to Move Online Services Overseas

China’s Biggest Smartphone Maker Vows to Move Online Services Overseas

In a move that could show the way forward for many Chinese companies hoping to compete in the worldwide tech market, China's largest smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, says it will shift its online services to machines running outside the country.

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Our First Look at Android Lollipop ...

Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices

Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices

We had our first hands-on demo of Google's new version of its Android operating system, Lollipop, this week running on a pair of Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Here's what we thought.

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The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a K...

The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a Kick of Your Leg

The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a Kick of Your Leg

Folding bikes are a compromise. They’re a breeze to store in a studio apartment or at an office. They’re easy to take on public transportation, and you don’t have to leave them outside and trust your U-lock will deter thieves. For all that versatility, the ride quality typically suffers—tiny wheels and uneven weight distribution make […]

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Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tip...

Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: It Will Come Down to the Retail Experience

Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: It Will Come Down to the Retail Experience

Since Apple unveiled Apple Pay, the response suggests that it may represent a quantum leap towards the tipping point in the adoption of mobile wallets. The common expectation is that Apple will move the needle in getting a wide swath of consumers to TRY mobile payments. But is it a fool’s errand to expect that […]

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Twitter?s Audacious Plan to Infiltr...

Twitter?s Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps

Twitter’s Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps

Twitter's new software development kit, Fabric, is the company's foundation for transforming a business based purely on a single product?Tweets!?into a diversified service aimed at every person and company that makes mobile apps.

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Forget Cheetah Blades. This Prosthe...

Forget Cheetah Blades. This Prosthetic Socket Is a Real Breakthrough

Forget Cheetah Blades. This Prosthetic Socket Is a Real Breakthrough

Infinite Socket brings modern technology and thoughtful design to bear on a long-ignored pain point.

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Digit Mag

El mercado español de las TIC super...

El mercado español de las TIC superará a Europa en 2006

Observatorio Europeo de Tecnologías de la Información destaca que el mercado español de las TIC crecerá un 4% en 2006, muy por encima de la media europea del 3,2% y casi 4 veces más que el conjunto ...
Google Video incluirá vídeos de You...

Google Video incluirá vídeos de YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda

A partir de hoy, Google Video incluirá videos alojados en YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda. Se trata del primer paso de una estrategia que convertirá Google Video en un portal de referencia de ...
Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por com...

Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por competencia desleal

Orange ha presentado una demanda de competencia desleal ante el Juzgado Mercantil de Bilbao, por la que pide que se declare que Euskaltel ha realizado manifestaciones falsas y gravemente ...
Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone ...

Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone 5

Como se esperaba, Apple ha hecho oficial esta tarde el anuncio del iPhone 5, que como características principales cuenta con todos los elementos que se habían especulado en las últimas ...
Intel lanzará su primer procesador ...

Intel lanzará su primer procesador de 45 nanómetros antes de que acabe el año

El pasado diez de enero ya les avanzábamos en la Web de PC World que Intel había conseguido ya producir ...
Mañana se decide el futuro del cano...

Mañana se decide el futuro del canon digital

Mañana jueves se votará en el congreso la Ley de la sociedad de la Información, lo que podría llevar al final del canon digital. En los últimos días el Partido Popular ha manifestado que se ...

CNN

40% of Web users have been harassed...

40% of Web users have been harassed, says survey

For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too -- sometimes, a very dark one.
Can the web predict the future? The...

Can the web predict the future? The strange world of long-term betting

From drone wars to cosmic theories, long-term bets take the long view and place odds on the shape of the future.
Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa'...

Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa's power thieves

One company says smart meters may hold the answers to the power problems of the world's emerging markets, where slow payment and energy theft remains a powerful disincentive for new investment in the sector.
The next generation of hurricane hu...

The next generation of hurricane hunters

What will $35 million dollars do for the next generation of hurricane hunters? CNN's Rachel Crane explains.
Watch car drive itself at 150 mph

Watch car drive itself at 150 mph

Audi raced its self-piloted car around a track with no one inside.
Can the web predict the future? The...

Can the web predict the future? The strange world of long-term betting

From drone wars to cosmic theories, long-term bets take the long view and place odds on the shape of the future.

BBC

Nasa shares free sounds from space

Nasa shares free sounds from space

The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.
Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.
Audi claims self-drive speed record

Audi claims self-drive speed record

Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.
Would you 'beg' to pay for Tinder?

Would you 'beg' to pay for Tinder?

Tinder's founder says people using the app will want new unnamed features so badly that they'll be happy to pay for them.
Students build Oculus Moon robot

Students build Oculus Moon robot

US team develop a robot that can send back live pictures from the Moon as part of attempt to win Google's Lunar X-Prize.
Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale

Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale

Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.

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