The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Recognizing the growing popularity of Node.js for building distributed Web applications, cloud provider Joyent will soon offer a commercial support package for managing the platform, wherever it is run.
By Joab Jackson | 04 December, 2013 17:17
Ruby on Rails users are advised to upgrade to newly released versions of the Web development framework that contain important security fixes, according to the Rails development team.
By Lucian Constantin | 04 December, 2013 16:55
The wireless world is evolving rapidly in response to the explosion of intelligent devices, applications and data, and the IEEE 802.11ad standard, commonly known as WiGig, is poised to help.
By Mark Grodzinsky, Vice President of Marketing, Wilocity | 04 December, 2013 16:03
A security researcher has released software and technical instructions for modifying a drone so that it can identify and hijack other drones.
By Lucian Constantin | 04 December, 2013 15:38
In a move that could add momentum to game development on Linux, game maker Valve has joined the Linux Foundation and will contribute tools for developers to work with its SteamOS.
By Loek Essers | 04 December, 2013 15:33
Apple's iPhone could be getting a step closer to being officially offered on China's largest mobile network, after the nation's government finally issued 4G licenses to operate LTE TDD networks in the country.
By Michael Kan | 04 December, 2013 13:33
Touch-ready notebook PCs will account for about 11% of all laptops shipped this year, an improvement over 2012 when customers had few choices if they wanted to smudge screens, a market research analyst said today.
By Gregg Keizer | 04 December, 2013 13:21
China overtook Japan in IT spending this year to become the world's second largest IT market, according to market research firm IDC.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 04 December, 2013 11:49
If you are tired of carrying around an e-reader and a smartphone, the dual-screen YotaPhone, which went on sale in Europe on Wednesday, might be for you.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 04 December, 2013 11:42
Amazon has made online product selling and distribution an art form
The next version of the USB connector will accept the plug either way up, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group said Tuesday.
By Loek Essers | 04 December, 2013 11:05
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has received a formal complaint from UK-based privacy group Privacy International following allegations that the ASD offered to share information about Australian citizens with international counterparts.
By Hamish Barwick | 04 December, 2013 10:21
File-hosting website Hotfile has agreed to pay US$80 million in damages and was also ordered to stop operations unless it uses copyright filtering technologies that prevent infringement of the works of studios, the Motion Picture Association of America said Tuesday.
By John Ribeiro | 04 December, 2013 07:41
When end users circumvent the IT department and start using software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications without permission, the IT pros complain about the plague they call "shadow IT." But it would seem the professionals are also operating in the shadows, according to a survey out today.
By Ellen Messmer | 04 December, 2013 07:04
While China's demand for electronics continues to soar, the tech services market may be shrinking for U.S. enterprise vendors. Security concerns over U.S. secret surveillance are giving the Chinese government and local companies more reason to trust domestic vendors, according to industry experts.
By Michael Kan | 04 December, 2013 04:55