The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Transcript of technologist/philanthropist Melinda Gates' commencement address to Duke University graduates.
By Network World staff | 14 May, 2013 20:17
A Duke University grad student has come up with a way to double, or more, battery life in Wi-Fi devices, without any changes needed on the device itself. Essentially, the technique regulates how long and when client radios sleep, so that data transfers can be scheduled more efficiently.
By John Cox | 02 July, 2011 04:48
Data center managers are well versed in distributing power efficiently to physical servers. But the proliferation of virtualization, with multiple virtual machines and applications running on a single piece of hardware, has made this task a lot more complicated.
By Jon Brodkin | 17 June, 2011 04:44
One of the elements of Android that is often touted over iOS and other mobile platforms is that it is open source. The open nature of Android means that vendors can build on and extend the platform, or that developers are free to create apps unfettered by restrictive rules and approval processes. A new report, though, shows that many Android apps take that open nature a bit too far and share sensitive information without the user's knowledge.
By Tony Bradley | 30 September, 2010 23:43
Worried your Android apps are spying on you? You should be, according to a recent study that found several popular Android Apps regularly share your location and critical phone data such as your phone number with advertisers and others. Researchers from Intel Labs, Penn State, and Duke University randomly selected 30 out of 358 popular apps from the Android Market for this study. The computer scientists were able to track each application's behavior using a special monitoring program called TaintDroid developed by the researchers.
By Ian Paul | 01 October, 2010 04:37