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Red Hat CTO abruptly resigns

CTO Brian Stevens is out at Red Hat, according to a curt press release issued by the company Wednesday evening.

By Jon Gold | 29 August, 2014 06:37

Tags: Linux, open source, software, operating systems, Red Hat

A review of Swing Copters: Under no circumstances should you play this game

Mercifully, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen pulled his simple, addictive and fiendishly difficult twitch game from the Android and iOS marketplaces after it exploded in popularity earlier this year, but he's back with a new assault on your attention span: Swing Copters.

By Jon Gold | 22 August, 2014 04:10

Tags: consumer electronics, ios, Microsoft, Android, smartphones, software, operating systems, mobile apps

Plug-and-play Android security layer outlined by NC State researchers

A modified version of Android uses a system of modularized plugins to help make sure the latest security tools make it into the hands of end users as quickly as possible.

By Jon Gold | 21 August, 2014 05:39

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, security, Android, smartphones, North Carolina State University

Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

By Jon Gold | 20 August, 2014 23:26

Tags: Linux, linux foundation, careers, software, Open Source Subnet, operating systems, IT management

Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft

The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community's poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products.

By Jon Gold | 19 August, 2014 08:00

Tags: Linux, Google, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Androids continue to gain in the enterprise

Use of Android smartphones in the enterprise realm is on the rise, largely at the expense of the iPhone, according to a report issued this week by Good Technology.

By Jon Gold | 14 August, 2014 03:11

Tags: smartphone, consumer electronics, Networking, Android, hardware systems, smartphones, wireless, tablets, Good Technology, Apple

Riverbed bolsters net mgmt. software for greater automation

Riverbed tacked three new software modules onto its SteelCentral network management product today, broadening the features already available through that framework.

By Jon Gold | 11 August, 2014 23:22

Tags: management, Gartner, Networking, Network management, riverbed

Netscout sues Gartner over Magic Quadrant rating

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Connecticut Superior Court accuses tech analyst firm Gartner Research of demanding kickbacks in exchange for favorable placement in the company's famous Magic Quadrant report.

By Jon Gold | 08 August, 2014 02:54

Tags: management, Gartner, Networking, Network management, Netscout

F5 CTO: We're working hard on the transition to software

F5 Networks is a veteran player in the network management market, having sold its load balancing hardware - or application delivery controllers, as it prefers to call them - to large numbers of data center customers.

By Jon Gold | 07 August, 2014 01:33

Tags: F5 Networks, SDN, Networking

F5 CEO sees opportunity in myriad challenges facing IT

F5 Networks CEO John McAdam said Tuesday at his company's Agility conference in New York that, in essence, the future of IT is complicated, confusing and riddled with security threats - and that's a good thing.

By Jon Gold | 06 August, 2014 07:00

Tags: management, F5 Networks, Networking, Network management, LAN & WAN

Android tops iOS in online usage for the first time, says one tracker

A web metrics firm has announced that Android devices accounted for more mobile web traffic than iOS in July, the first time that's happened since NetMarketShare began tracking such statistics.

By Jon Gold | 05 August, 2014 03:02

Tags: Apple, Google, consumer electronics, ios, Android, smartphones, software, operating systems

Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack

Hackers attacked the infrastructure of Tor, the anonymizing service, earlier this month in an incident that may have compromised a number of hidden services, according to an announcement posted today by the Tor Project's director, Roger Dingledine.

By Jon Gold | 31 July, 2014 22:58

Tags: Carnegie Mellon University, network security, Department of Homeland Security, symantec, security, washington post, TOR Project

Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack

Hackers attacked the infrastructure of Tor, the anonymizing service, earlier this month in an incident that may have compromised a number of hidden services, according to an announcement posted today by the Tor Project's director, Roger Dingledine.

By Jon Gold | 31 July, 2014 05:32

Tags: security, TOR Project, government

Stanford researchers show off blueprint for self-healing lithium battery

A paper published today by Stanford University researchers outlines a way to make lithium batteries a lot safer, opening the door to a host of new applications in everything from smartphones to electric cars.

By Jon Gold | 29 July, 2014 05:53

Tags: Tesla, Batteries / fuel cells, Batteries, Components, Data Center, Stanford University

Qualcomm: Interoperability, community keys to wearable technology success

A full and healthy ecosystem of products and services built around wearable technology will require major efforts to ensure interoperability, according to Qualcomm senior vice president of interactive platforms Rob Chandhok.

By Jon Gold | 25 July, 2014 01:47

Tags: Wearable Device, Networking, qualcomm, wireless

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