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A new tool for disasters: The personal antenna

New York start-up goTenna has created a portable antenna that could come in handy when cellular service is unavailable.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 26 July, 2014 05:52

Tags: wireless networking, Networking, wireless

Apple hasn't exhausted its supply of Yosemite betas

Apple still has redemption codes available for its public beta of OS X Yosemite.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 July, 2014 05:27

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

Oracle's new in-memory database option could spark unanticipated costs, expert warns

Oracle database shops that have or are planning to download the latest version of 12c take warning: The vendor's newly launched, much-hyped in-memory processing database option is turned on by default, according to one expert.

By Chris Kanaracus | 26 July, 2014 05:25

Tags: legal, software, IT management, Oracle

IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components.

By Stephen Lawson | 25 July, 2014 09:07

Tags: Imagination Technologies, Networking, wireless, Components, Omron, internet, Holst Centre

Newegg takes pre-orders for Samsung's first 3D Pro SSD

Newegg on Thursday began taking orders for Samsung's most advanced solid state drive (SSD), a model that uses stacked, or three dimensional, NAND flash for greater performance and endurance over previous models based on conventional NAND flash.

By Lucas Mearian | 25 July, 2014 07:29

Tags: SSD, Drives, storage, Samsung Electronics, Newegg

Wolfram fortifies SystemModeler with more libraries

Hydraulic actuators, battery stacks, biochemical systems and disease propagation are but a few things that now can be modeled more easily, thanks to a number of libraries and a library store that Wolfram Research has created for a new edition of its SystemModeler software package.

By Joab Jackson | 25 July, 2014 06:39

Tags: applications, Wolfram, software, project management

State Dept. database crash leads to passport, visa delays

A State Department database crash has delayed the issuing of passports and visas worldwide.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 25 July, 2014 06:27

Tags: Government IT, databases, applications, software, Oracle

Apple sends users scrambling for OS X Yosemite

Apple today released the public beta of OS X Yosemite, giving non-developers their first chance to preview an upcoming Mac OS in 14 years.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 July, 2014 04:25

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, WD, software, Mac OS X, operating systems

US Social Security Administration spent nearly $300M on IT project 'boondoggle,' lawmakers say

The U.S. Social Security Administration has spent nearly US$300 million on a software system for processing disability claims that still isn't finished and has delivered limited useful functionality, according to an independent report on the project.

By Chris Kanaracus | 25 July, 2014 03:52

Tags: application development, applications, U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, CIO role, it strategy, software, IT management, U.S. Social Security Administration, McKinsey

HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

Hewlett-Packard is betting $50 million that its customers will find value in the Hadoop data processing platform, by investing in Hadoop distributor Hortonworks.

By Joab Jackson | 25 July, 2014 03:16

Tags: business issues, HortonWorks, software, investments, Hewlett-Packard

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

Wearables will make first breakthrough in enterprise, panelists say

Fitbits and smart watches and Google Glass are all well and good, but the most meaningful early use of wearable technology will happen in industrial and enterprise settings, according to experts on a Wednesday panel discussion at the Wearable Tech Expo in New York.

By Jon Gold | 24 July, 2014 23:45

Tags: Google, Networking, wireless, Wearable technology

Salesforce.com launches Sales Reach for real-time selling and marketing

Salesforce.com is combining its Pardot marketing software, sales automation application and social communities platform into a new product called Sales Reach, which it says can help salespeople nurture leads and make deals in real time.

By Chris Kanaracus | 24 July, 2014 22:01

Tags: services, applications, enterprise resource planning, Salesforce.com, Pardot, marketing technology, software

SSD prices for hybrids, ultrathin laptops to flatten next year

A shortage of solid-state drives for ultrathin laptops and hybrids will cause prices to flatten next year after dropping for the last several years, with lower prices coming again in 2016, according to a market analysis.

By Agam Shah | 24 July, 2014 06:25

Tags: SSD, Drives, storage, nvidia

Microsoft verging on single OS across all devices

Microsoft seems on the brink of announcing a major enhancement to its operating system lines, namely merging them into a single OS that could bring big benefits for corporate users.

By Tim Greene | 24 July, 2014 06:10

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, Windows, smartphones, software, operating systems, Windows Phone

Microsoft again writes off Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts

Microsoft again took a hit on its Surface business, the company acknowledged Tuesday.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2014 05:47

Tags: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft, hardware systems, Windows, software, tablets, operating systems

Pebble: Next-gen wearables will require new tech, also your personal data

One of the most successful purveyors of wearable technology says that there are technical hurdles -- as well as philosophical ones -- to be overcome before the next generation of devices can emerge.

By Jon Gold | 24 July, 2014 03:38

Tags: Pebble, Wearable Device, Apple, Networking, wireless, wall street journal

Apple unwraps OS X Yosemite public beta Thursday

Apple will release its first public beta of OS X Yosemite early Thursday

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2014 02:39

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

Seagate wireless drive can now stream to Roku set-top box

Seagate announced today Roku set-top boxes will now have a channel to connect to Wireless Plus hard drives for streaming movies, music and photos stored on the drives.

By Lucas Mearian | 24 July, 2014 02:34

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Data storage, Networking, computerworld, wireless, internet, Roku, mobile, Seagate Technology

Is Sony's Walkman set to make a comeback?

Sony is making a push to sell high-definition music players, and 35 years after being launched its Walkman is making a small comeback.

By Lucas Mearian | 24 July, 2014 01:21

Tags: web apps, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, wireless, computerworld, wall street journal, sony, Personal Technology, X1, mobile, consumer electronics

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