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FDA approves tech that turns smartphone into stroke warning system

The FDA today approved an algorithm that allows a special iPhone case to record the heart's rhythm and detect abnormalities associated with strokes or other heart-related problems.

By Lucas Mearian | 22 August, 2014 04:34

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, Networking, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, smartphones, wireless, healthcare IT, mobile

Sprint drops second shoe: $60 unlimited voice, text, data plan

Sprint on Thursday announced a $60-per-month unlimited talk, text and data plan -- its second price cut in four days -- that's designed to undercut competitors.

By Matt Hamblen | 22 August, 2014 04:23

Tags: IT industry, Mobile/Wireless, wireless carriers, Networking, at&t, wireless, mobile, Verizon Wireless

US lawmaker wants to rebrand net neutrality

A U.S. lawmaker wants to rebrand the term net neutrality because its definition is confusing to many people.

By Grant Gross | 22 August, 2014 04:07

Tags: reddit, telecommunication, regulation, Anna Eshoo, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Congress, internet, government, broadband, Internet service providers

Uber builds on being 'best' by linking its ride requests to other mobile apps

The Uber mobile app was already gaining popularity with smartphone users looking to find a ride in a big city, but now the app is on the verge of getting much bigger.

By Matt Hamblen | 22 August, 2014 01:38

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Google, Networking, wireless, mobile, Uber Technologies, mobile apps, Uber, starbucks

How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses?

The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet's growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems.

By Stephen Lawson | 21 August, 2014 03:12

Tags: Cisco Systems, Dyn, Networking, internet, Cogent Communications

OnBeep developing walkie-talkie type wearable for mobile devices

OnBeep is readying a wearable device that will let smartphone users initiate a voice chat with a pre-defined group of people, walkie-talkie style, and to support its development the startup announced Wednesday it has closed a US$6.25 million funding round.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 21 August, 2014 01:53

Tags: consumer electronics, telecommunication, voip, OnBeep, accessories

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

Top 5 things to watch for at VMWorld 2014

A year ago everyone wanted to know about VMware's big plan.

By Brandon Butler | 20 August, 2014 06:26

Tags: virtualization, SDN, Pivotal, VMworld 2014, internet, intel, cloud computing, emc, VMware

Ballmer quits Microsoft board, cites NBA commitments

Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer resigned from the Microsoft board today, effective immediately.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 August, 2014 06:19

Tags: management, IT industry, Networking, Microsoft, University of Southern California, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2014 01:56

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, wireless, internet, Capita, cloud computing, mobile, Deloitte

SanDisk's Ultra II SSD offers prices as low as 44 cents per gigabyte

The Ultra II SSD is a follow-up to the consumer-grade Ultra Plus SSD released last year that increases performance while slashing the price point.

By Lucas Mearian | 19 August, 2014 20:34

Tags: SSD, Drives, storage, beca, sandisk

Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests

Verizon Wireless beat out the other three national carriers for overall network performance, reliability and speed in the first half of 2014, according to an analysis by RootMetrics released Tuesday.

By Matt Hamblen | 19 August, 2014 20:06

Tags: wireless networking, Mobile/Wireless, wireless carriers, Networking, at&t, wireless, mobile, Verizon Wireless

Sprint slashes shared data plan prices

As promised by its new CEO, Sprint announced late Monday it will lower its shared data plans to prices below those offered by other national carriers starting on Friday.

By Matt Hamblen | 19 August, 2014 11:50

Tags: wireless networking, consumer electronics, Networking, at&t, smartphones, wireless, Verizon Wireless

Microsoft tweaks SharePoint Online to free up site storage

Microsoft has tweaked the controls in SharePoint Online to let administrators make better use of storage resources allocated to SharePoint websites.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 19 August, 2014 08:57

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, collaboration

Vehicle-to-vehicle networks could save over 1,000 lives a year, US says

The U.S. government wants to force cars to talk to each other over wireless networks, saying that could save more than 1,000 lives every year.

By Stephen Lawson | 19 August, 2014 08:34

Tags: Networking, transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation, industry verticals

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

MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

IT shops that want professional support for MongoDB without paying for the enterprise edition of the company's increasingly popular NoSQL database now have an option from MongoDB itself.

By Chris Kanaracus | 19 August, 2014 06:33

Tags: open source, applications, databases, MongoDB, it strategy, software, best practices, IT management

Oracle gives Exadata some backward compatibility

Oracle has made it possible to run a much older but still widely used version of its database software on Exadata, in a move that could make heretofore reluctant buyers pull the trigger on a purchase of the data-processing appliance.

By Chris Kanaracus | 19 August, 2014 04:38

Tags: servers, applications, High performance, databases, hardware systems, software, Oracle

Microsoft preps Office 365 document management tool for lawyers

Microsoft has developed a document management add-on for Office 365 intended for lawyers, signaling a possible interest by the company in creating vertical-industry tools for the suite.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 19 August, 2014 02:28

Tags: document management, applications, Microsoft, software, collaboration

Startup builds intrusion prevention system for home networks

At a time of growing concern about the security of interconnected devices in homes, a startup aims to provide consumers with a type of network security system traditionally used by businesses.

By Lucian Constantin | 18 August, 2014 02:42

Tags: Detection / prevention, networking hardware, intrusion, security, Networking, routers, Itus Networks

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