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Home security demystified: How to build a smart DIY system

Everyone wants their home to be safe and secure, yet only 17% of homeowners own a home security system. Why? Because traditional systems cost hundreds of dollars to install, require long-term contracts and mean a lifetime of monthly fees.

By By Jennifer Tuohy | 28 May, 2015 22:34

Tags: Wi-Fi, Networking, security, wireless, beca, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Avago is buying Broadcom for $37 Billion to create a networking chip giant

Avago Technologies has agreed to buy Broadcom in a deal that will create a networking chip giant with a wide variety of products, including components for the burgeoning IoT sector.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 28 May, 2015 22:18

Tags: business issues, broadcom, Avago Technologies, Mergers and acquisitions

DeNA aims for robot taxis by 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Mobile games giant DeNA hopes to begin a robot taxi service in Tokyo by 2020, joining Uber Technologies and Google in the race to offer self-driving cabs and cars.

By Tim Hornyak | 28 May, 2015 22:06

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, ZMP, Google, robotics, nissan, internet, DeNA, Uber Technologies

Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

All the data "lakes" in the world won't amount to much if you can't figure out what they mean for your business. With that in mind, Salesforce on Thursday unveiled Salesforce Wave for Big Data, a new tool designed to help business users make sense of their information stores using the Salesforce Analytics Cloud.

By Katherine Noyes | 28 May, 2015 22:00

Tags: Customer Relationship Management, applications, Salesforce.com, informatica, New Relic, data mining, software, cloudera, business intelligence, HortonWorks, Google

Server sales bolstered by cloud expansions

Server vendors recorded the strongest shipment growth in over four years for the first quarter, mainly driven by continued investments in the hyperscale server infrastructures that power public and private clouds.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 28 May, 2015 21:42

Tags: Cisco Systems, Dell, servers, IBM, Inspur Electronics, hardware systems, Huawei Enterprise, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, May 28

Lenovo smartphone lets users interact with projected images...Google tipped to overhaul payments scheme...FCC will clamp down on spam texts...and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 28 May, 2015 21:13

Tags: SideCar, broadcom, avago, Lenovo, mobile, Fitbit, internet, jawbone, Apple, consumer electronics, Google

German gov't proposes telecom data retention law

German telecom and Internet operators could once again be forced to store customer traffic and location metadata for police investigation purposes, five years after a previous data retention law was declared unconstitutional.

By Loek Essers | 28 May, 2015 21:01

Tags: German Federal Constitutional Court, telecommunication, security, legislation, government, Court of Justice of the European Union, privacy

Rio Tinto signs $20m managed services contract with Empired

Empired has won an application managed services contract worth an estimated $20 million with resources firm Rio Tinto.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 May, 2015 17:08

Tags: Rio Tinto Ltd, rio tinto, empired

Sony keeps optical discs alive with storage startup acquisition

Sony's push to get enterprise users to store data on optical discs has received added momentum with its acquisition of a Facebook-linked startup focused on optical storage.

By Tim Hornyak | 28 May, 2015 17:01

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, storage, Panasonic, sony, internet, Facebook

Legal trouble in wearables business: Jawbone sues Fitbit

The intense rivalry in the wearables market has spilled over into court with Jawbone accusing rival Fitbit of "systematically plundering" its employees, trade secrets and intellectual property.

By John Ribeiro | 28 May, 2015 16:04

Tags: consumer electronics, legal, Fitbit, jawbone

Lenovo shows smartphone that lets users interact with projected content

Smartphones and smartwatches won't just display content, but will also be able to beam it on to tabletops, walls and even to the eye, according to Lenovo.

By Michael Kan | 28 May, 2015 15:08

Tags: consumer electronics, Android, smartphones, Lenovo, accessories

Government hopes to pass site-blocking legislation next month

Attorney-General George Brandis is hoping the government can push through parliament before the end of June proposed legislation that will force ISPs to block sites linked to online piracy.

By Rohan Pearce | 28 May, 2015 15:07

Tags: George Brandis, copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

Apache Cordova fixes flaw that could cause apps to crash

A fix has been released for a vulnerability in a widely used piece of code in Android devices, which could cause apps to crash or display unwanted dialog boxes.

By Jeremy Kirk | 28 May, 2015 14:43

Tags: trend micro, Apache Cordova, security, Exploits / vulnerabilities

MacTel unveils leaseback plan for Intellicentre 2 data centre

Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ) has entered a leaseback and sale agreement with data centre company Keppel for the land and shell of the Intellicentre 2 data centre for $43.3 million.

By Hamish Barwick | 28 May, 2015 12:46

Tags: macquarie telecom, ASX, Data Centre, sale

Wi-Fi access point scans can betray a person's location

Many Android applications collect information on Wi-Fi access points, which researchers contend can be used to figure out where a person is more than 90 percent of the time.

By Jeremy Kirk | 28 May, 2015 12:23

Tags: Technical University of Denmark, security, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Copenhagen

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