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Infrastructure remains big barrier for big data

Existing infrastructure not being up to the task has topped a list of challenges when it comes to Australian organisations implementing big data projects, according to a new study.

By Rohan Pearce | 30 June, 2015 08:30

Tags: big data

Microsoft parental control update lets kids browse more than they should

A new version of Microsoft's parental control product is ready for the Windows 10 launch, but users are complaining about a serious bug as well as features they don't like.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 30 June, 2015 08:26

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software

Uber grabs mapping tech, employees from Microsoft

Uber is adding to its mapping smarts by acquiring technology used by Microsoft's Bing Maps, and has hired roughly 100 Microsoft employees who work on image collection and data analysis.

By Zach Miners | 30 June, 2015 08:04

Tags: Uber, mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, Microsoft, Maps, mobile, social media, internet

MIT tests 'software transplants' to fix buggy code

Like visiting a junk yard to find cheap parts for an aging vehicle, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a way to fix buggy software by inserting working code from another program.

By Joab Jackson | 30 June, 2015 07:54

Tags: patches, security, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Exploits / vulnerabilities

5 facets of the coming Internet of Things boom

Predictions that the Internet of Things (IoT) will usher in a new era of prosperity get some backing in a new study by consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 30 June, 2015 07:26

Tags: Internet of Things, McKinsey & Company, internet, McKinsey

Hyundai sees hydrogen fuel cell cars as the future

Despite slow market uptake, Hyundai Motor Co. said today that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles represent the future of eco-friendly cars more than all-electric vehicles.

By Lucas Mearian | 30 June, 2015 06:13

Tags: Hyundai Motor, sustainable IT, environment

Fibre broadband adds 3 per cent a US home's value

The availability of really fast broadband in your neighborhood could increase your home's value by more than 3 percent.

By Grant Gross | 30 June, 2015 05:42

Tags: Fiber to the Home Council Americas, Carnegie Mellon University, telecommunication, University of Colorado at Boulder, Heather Gold, Adtran, Kevin Morgan, broadband

LTE-U is coming to take your Wi-Fi away, consumer advocates warn

A carrier technology that uses Wi-Fi frequencies to provide LTE connectivity could let the big wireless providers mess with your home connection and push you on to their networks, according to comments filed today with the FCC by several watchdog groups.

By Jon Gold | 30 June, 2015 05:31

Tags: free press, Networking, wireless, fcc, Kno, Public Knowledge

Microsoft claims its lens system can improve the Rift's vision

Microsoft Research has developed a lens system it believes is superior to the one in a developer's version of the Oculus VR Rift headset.

By Fred O'Connor | 30 June, 2015 05:27

Tags: Oculus VR, Microsoft, hardware systems

PayPal tweaks terms in wake of 'robocall' controversy

PayPal is fine-tuning its policies after a recently announced plan to make unsolicited prerecorded calls and texts to users drew questions and concerns from customers, regulators and consumer advocates.

By Zach Miners | 30 June, 2015 05:16

Tags: advertising, Internet-based applications and services, telecommunication, e-commerce, paypal, internet

Cisco says its IoT parts are now a whole

The Internet of Things System that Cisco Systems introduced on Monday at long last ties together a broad range of IoT parts from the company, but users may want to take a close look at what this really gives them.

By Stephen Lawson | 30 June, 2015 04:21

Tags: Cisco Systems, Internet of Things, internet

Oracle seeks to simplify e-store creation, management with new Commerce Cloud

Continuing its effort to catch up in the cloud, Oracle has unveiled a new software-as-a-service product aimed at e-commerce providers.

By Katherine Noyes | 30 June, 2015 03:55

Tags: e-commerce, cloud computing, Software as a service, internet, Oracle

US Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request from Google to hear a case in which it was accused of infringing Oracle copyrights by using Java in its Android mobile operating system.

By Grant Gross | 30 June, 2015 01:00

Tags: Google, intellectual property, copyright, patent, legal, Oracle, U.S. Supreme Court

iOS, iTunes upgrades for Apple Music available early Tuesday

Apple will make iOS 8.4, the upgrade necessary to try out the Cupertino, Calif. company's new streaming music service, available early Tuesday for downloading to iPhones and iPads.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 June, 2015 00:56

Tags: telecommunication, applications, ios, music, Mobile OSes, software, mobile, Apple iOS, Apple Music, Apple, Google

Cybercriminals adopt recently patched zero-day exploit in a flash

Just four days after Adobe Systems patched a vulnerability in Flash Player, the exploit was adopted by cybercriminals for use in large-scale attacks. This highlights the increasingly small time frame users have to deploy patches.

By Lucian Constantin | 30 June, 2015 00:50

Tags: patches, security, Adobe Systems, patch management, Exploits / vulnerabilities, malware

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