Google invites Glass wearers to brave LA's beaches

Users of Google Glass will get to meet and compare their techie headgear this weekend at a spot where appearance is everything.

By Zach Miners | 19 April, 2014 09:56

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, consumer electronics, accessories, social networking, internet, social media, search engines

Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components

Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications

By Joab Jackson | 19 April, 2014 07:07

Tags: Development tools, Web services development, application development, software, Telerik

Space X rocket en route to ISS with space laser cargo

A Space X Falcon rocket lifted off Friday afternoon for the International Space Station (ISS) from the Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida.

By Martyn Williams | 19 April, 2014 06:46

Tags: popular science, satellite, telecommunication, Space X, robotics

AMD steers clear of low-cost tablet market

Advanced Micro Devices doesn't want its chips in low-priced tablets, and is eager to avoid a battle with Intel or ARM, whose chips have driven tablet prices down to under US$100.

By Agam Shah | 19 April, 2014 06:35

Tags: Advanced Micro Devices, Components, processors

Experts: Avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making mistakes that prevent them from getting the most performance out of the expensive product, according to a veteran of many Exadata projects.

By Chris Kanaracus | 19 April, 2014 06:14

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, enterprise resource planning, SAP, software, internet, cloud computing, Oracle

Steve Jobs' character becomes issue in Silicon Valley no-hiring case

Tech workers suing over an alleged no-poaching agreement among Silicon Valley firms are fighting an attempt by defendants to ban evidence that might portray Steve Jobs as a bad guy.

By Zach Miners | 19 April, 2014 05:44

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Adobe Systems, legal, Civil lawsuits, social networking, internet, intel, social media, search engines, Apple, Google

FCC vote on incentive auction plan could further open broadband competition

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will reserve a significant amount of spectrum in its upcoming auctions of the television band for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi, agency officials said Friday.

By Grant Gross | 19 April, 2014 05:27

Tags: telecommunication, 4g, Tom Wheeler, regulation, at&t, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, government, mobile, Verizon Wireless

Google tech to bring 3D mapping smarts to NASA's space station robots

NASA and Google are working together to send new 3D technology aloft to map the International Space Station.

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 April, 2014 05:15

Tags: hardware, Google, NASA, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, Industries, government, Government/Industries

Plastic computers taking shape, but won't replace silicon

Can plastic materials morph into computers? A research breakthrough published this week brings such a possibility closer to reality.

By Agam Shah | 19 April, 2014 05:10

Tags: University of Iowa, hardware systems, Components, New York University, processors

Apple has bigger plans than just song ID with Shazam deal

Apple will integrate music identification technology created by Shazam into the next version of iOS, but could go much further than simple song naming.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 April, 2014 04:59

Tags: Apple, ios, WD, twitter, software, operating systems, Shazam, mobile apps, Bloomberg

Satellite communication systems rife with security flaws, vulnerable to remote hacks

Security researchers have found that many satellite communication systems have vulnerabilities and design flaws that can let remote attackers intercept, manipulate, block and in some cases take full control of critical communications.

By Lucian Constantin | 19 April, 2014 03:20

Tags: Thuraya Telecommunications, Iridium Communications, harris, Access control and authentication, encryption, Japan Radio Company, Exploits / vulnerabilities, IOActive, Hughes Network Systems, intrusion, Cobham, security

Americans cool with lab-grown organs, but not designer babies

Americans are optimistic about scientific inventions on the horizon, though are cautious about future uses of DNA, robots, drones and always-on implants, according to the latest Pew Research Center survey on future technology.

By Bob Brown | 19 April, 2014 00:14

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Pew Research Center, hardware systems, Data Center

IE6: Retired but not dead yet

Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 April, 2014 21:02

Tags: web apps, Microsoft, Windows, software, internet, operating systems

Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines

Twitter's new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps.

By Loek Essers | 18 April, 2014 20:46

Tags: mobile applications, services, twitter, mobile

Can you hear me now? NASA to test laser communication system

The SpaceX cargo spacecraft will be carrying equipment needed for astronauts on the International Space Station to test optical laser communications to its scheduled launch today.

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 April, 2014 20:44

Tags: hardware, NASA, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, government, SpaceX, Government/Industries

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