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Expect anemic mobile phone growth in U.S. through 2018

The overall mobile phone market in the U.S. will decline this year by 1% even as many emerging countries around the world see robust growth, an IDC analyst said Monday.

By Matt Hamblen | 21 October, 2014 04:30

Tags: consumer electronics, IDC, smartphones

Ask Watson or Siri: Artificial intelligence is as elusive as ever

In 1966, some Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers reckoned that they could develop computer vision as a summer project, perhaps even get a few smart undergrads to complete the task.

By Joab Jackson | 21 October, 2014 04:08

Tags: applications, Salesforce.com, software, data mining

IBM's Rometty defends bumpy financial ride as company shifts strategy

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is moving quickly to quell concerns about the company's sinking earnings and defend a deal to pay more than a billion dollars to hand off its money-losing microelectronics business to GlobalFoundries.

By Joab Jackson | 21 October, 2014 03:40

Tags: business issues, IBM, financial results

Researcher creates proof-of-concept worm for network-attached storage devices

Network-attached storage (NAS) devices are riddled with vulnerabilities that can put the security of sensitive data and networks at risk, a researcher has found. To prove his point, he has created a proof-of-concept worm that can infect devices from three different manufacturers.

By Lucian Constantin | 21 October, 2014 03:11

Tags: TRENDnet, QNAP Systems, Zyxel, Exploits / vulnerabilities, Buffalo Technology, Independent Security Evaluators, malware, Seagate Technology, intrusion, security, data breach, netgear, western digital, D-Link, ASUSTOR

5K display aside, Apple's new iMac is barely changed from 2013's desktop

Except for the 14.7-million-pixel display of Apple's new 5K Retina iMac, the machine is virtually the same as last year's model and sports an identical do-it-yourself repair score, according to iFixit.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 October, 2014 00:25

Tags: Apple, iFixit, hardware systems, intel, apple mac, iMac

IBM exits semiconductor business and recreates itself

With its decision today to sell its semiconductor business, IBM is shifting from manufacturing to a company that focuses on research, software and advanced systems development.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 21 October, 2014 00:22

Tags: Computer Processors, IBM, Components, globalfoundries, processors

IBM earnings slump as company shifts to cloud, mobile and analytics

IBM is hitting a rough patch financially as it shifts its strategy from hardware to cloud, mobile and analytics technology.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 20 October, 2014 23:50

Tags: business issues, IBM, financial results

IBM earnings slump as company shifts to cloud, mobile and analytics

IBM is hitting a rough patch financially as it shifts its strategy from hardware to cloud, mobile and analytics technology.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 20 October, 2014 23:50

Tags: business issues, IBM, financial results

ITU gives public more access to talks on future of the Internet

Members of the public will be able to eavesdrop on intergovernmental negotiations about the future of the Internet that began Monday in Busan, South Korea, after participants voted to webcast the meetings.

By Loek Essers | 20 October, 2014 22:51

Tags: telecommunication, regulation, International Telecommunication Union, government

GlobalFoundries to take over IBM's semiconductor unit in $1.3 billion deal

IBM will sell the semiconductor technologies unit that makes its Power processors to GlobalFoundries, paying the chip manufacturer about US$1.3 billion to take two factories off its hands in a move to save money.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 20 October, 2014 22:01

Tags: business issues, IBM, globalfoundries, Components, processors, Mergers and acquisitions

How to control trolls with Google+

Every major social network is a mixed bag of good qualities and bad. For example, the best quality of Twitter might be its limit on the length of tweets, which enables you to follow many people and organizations without getting bogged down in long-winded, complicated posts.

By Mike Elgan | 20 October, 2014 21:38

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, twitter, Google Plus, internet, social media

Apple's iCloud targeted in man-in-the-middle attack in China

Following the iPhone 6 launch in China, Apple's iCloud service began facing a "man-in-the-middle" style attack in the country, in an apparent attempt to steal username and password information, according to an anti-censorship watchdog group.

By Michael Kan | 20 October, 2014 21:36

Tags: Apple, Yahoo, security, internet, privacy

3D-printed gun maker draws jail term in Japan

A Japanese court on Monday sentenced a man to two years in prison for making firearms with a 3D printer.

By Tim Hornyak | 20 October, 2014 21:33

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, internet

iRobot CEO decries the slow advance of robotics

The CEO of one of the biggest and arguably the best-known robotics companies in the world is disappointed at the progress being made in the industry, which he says is nowhere near where he thought it would be today.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 October, 2014 21:27

Tags: iRobot, robotics

Aussie university teams take to the ocean for robot challenge

Teams from Flinders University, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Newcastle are battling it out in a maritime robot challenge in Singapore this week.

By Hamish Barwick | 20 October, 2014 16:36

Tags: University of Newcastle, RobotX, robots, Singapore, robotics, maritime, Queensland University of Technology, Flinders University, Northop Grumman

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