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Why I ditched my Fitbit and what this means for analytics

When I got a Fitbit 18 months ago, it was amazing.

By Andy Cotgreave | 28 July, 2015 04:20

Tags: consumer electronics, beca, Personal Technology

Microsoft pours out the patches as Windows 10 nears release

Microsoft has been banging the Windows 10 patch drum almost daily as it prepares for Wednesday's launch.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 July, 2015 02:46

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, three, operating systems

Here's how Microsoft is handling the Windows 10 launch, online and off

The days of folks lining up for a copy of Windows are long gone, but Microsoft isn't giving up on the old-fashioned launch day hoopla for its release of Windows 10 this week.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 28 July, 2015 02:37

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Windows 10: Fact vs. fiction

It's a few days before Windows 10 is officially slated to drop, and still, confusion abounds. Worse, many fallacies regarding Microsoft's plans around upgrades and support for Win10 remain in circulation, despite efforts to dispel them.

By Woody Leonhard | 28 July, 2015 01:58

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, infoworld, software, operating systems

Apple, Nike settle US lawsuit over FuelBand inaccuracies

Apple and Nike have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging the FuelBand fitness tracker inaccurately tracked workout data like calories burned and steps taken.

By Fred O'Connor | 28 July, 2015 01:48

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Civil lawsuits, legal, Nike

Java devs abhor Oracle's plan to kill private APIs

Key Java proponents are up in arms over the planned elimination of private API capabilities, specifically sun.Misc.unsafe, in the upcoming Java Standard Edition 9 release.

By Paul Krill | 28 July, 2015 00:55

Tags: application development, Languages and standards, java, software, Oracle

Leading AI researchers, scientists call for a ban on autonomous weapons

Ban autonomous offensive weapons before they start an arms race or a war: That's the demand of the artificial intelligence and robotics researchers who joined more than 1800 people in signing on to an open letter published Monday.

By Peter Sayer | 28 July, 2015 00:52

Tags: Government use of IT, Future of Life Institute, robotics, government

Apple expands Watch sales into Best Buy

Best Buy yesterday announced that it will begin selling the Apple Watch in 100 of its U.S. stores, about 10% of its total outlet count, starting Aug. 7.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 July, 2015 00:35

Tags: Apple, IT industry, consumer electronics, Apple watch, Best Buy

Trillion-dollar world trade deal aims to make IT products cheaper

A new global trade agreement that eliminates tariffs on more than 200 kinds of IT products should result in lower prices to technology buyers around the world as it is implemented over the next three years.

By Loek Essers | 28 July, 2015 00:19

Tags: government, trade

Cisco names two more to new CEO's team

Cisco has named two new executives to the leadership team of new CEO Chuck Robbins, who begins his tenure today.

By Jim Duffy | 28 July, 2015 00:19

Tags: cisco, careers, IT management, Hilton

Mozilla to launch new Firefox feature testing program

Mozilla plans to launch a new testing program next month that will let Firefox users try out potential changes to the browser, according to documents published by the open-source developer.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 July, 2015 23:21

Tags: web browsers, Firefox, GitHub, Microsoft, software, Idea

IBM launches its data warehouse service into the Cloud

Jumping into an increasingly competitive market, IBM has launched a cloud-based data warehouse service, which the company says offers a way for enterprises to analyze their operations while bypassing most of the headaches that come with running such a system in-house.

By Joab Jackson | 27 July, 2015 23:04

Tags: IBM, Managed Services, cloud computing, internet, Software as a service

Most Android phones can be hacked with a simple MMS message or multimedia file

The vast majority of Android phones can be hacked by sending them a specially crafted multimedia message (MMS), a security researcher has found.

By Lucian Constantin | 27 July, 2015 22:40

Tags: Silent Circle, intrusion, Google, Zimperium, security, mobile security, Exploits / vulnerabilities, mozilla

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, July 27

Facebook prevails in IPO lawsuit... Jeep hack prompts recall of 1.4 million vehicles... Kill switch isn't killing phone theft... and more tech news

By IDG News Service staff | 27 July, 2015 21:50

Tags: hardware systems, Honda, Federal Audit Clearinghouse, U.S. Census Bureau, industry verticals, Best Buy, Facebook, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Apple, Automotive, security, Samsung Electronics, legal, Yaskawa

Samsung monitor wirelessly charges smartphones

Samsung Electronics thinks it can help unclutter your home with a monitor that can wirelessly charge smartphones and other mobile devices.

By Tim Hornyak | 27 July, 2015 16:25

Tags: consumer electronics, Samsung Electronics

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