Analysis of tweets around Ferguson shows Twitter's quick grip on the news

Is social media in general and Twitter in particular speeding up the news cycle?

By Zach Miners | 21 August, 2014 10:12

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, twitter, social networking, internet, social media, search engines

NBN helps iiNet return to organic customer growth

Australian ISP iiNet has returned to organic growth in its most recent financial year, adding 40,000 new broadband customers in the 12-month period ended 30 June 2014.

By Adam Bender | 21 August, 2014 10:03

Tags: ADSL, satellite, fibre, ISP, wireless, financial results, telecom, iiNet, broadband, NBN, fixed line, Adam Internet

The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

The UPS Store said Wednesday that malicious software was found on the systems of 51 of its franchises in 24 U.S. states, although no fraud has been detected yet.

By Jeremy Kirk | 21 August, 2014 10:00

Tags: security, data breach, United Parcel Service, malware

Tablets priced under $35 on the horizon

Generic Android tablets with 7-inch screens and quad-core chips that deliver decent performance could soon sell for under US$35.

By Agam Shah | 21 August, 2014 09:29

Tags: hardware systems, tablets, Components, intel, processors, Allwinner

VMware acquires CloudVolumes for faster virtual app delivery

Extending its desktop virtualization stack, VMware has acquired CloudVolumes, a 3-year-old startup that developed software for delivering virtualized applications on the fly.

By Joab Jackson | 21 August, 2014 08:02

Tags: business issues, Mergers and acquisitions, VMware

HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

Hewlett-Packard reported a slight uptick in revenue for the second calendar quarter as its PC sales increased again.

By James Niccolai | 21 August, 2014 07:13

Tags: business issues, servers, desktop pcs, hardware systems, financial results, Hewlett-Packard

How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home

Tesla Motors and other manufacturers have set their sites on achieving lower lithium-ion battery costs through economies of scale, which should enable power storage systems for solar energy.

By Lucas Mearian | 21 August, 2014 06:52

Tags: Tesla, industry verticals

Plug-and-play Android security layer outlined by NC State researchers

A modified version of Android uses a system of modularized plugins to help make sure the latest security tools make it into the hands of end users as quickly as possible.

By Jon Gold | 21 August, 2014 05:39

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, security, Android, smartphones, North Carolina State University

AT&T to get the M8 for Windows, too; it's not just Verizon

Less than a day after the HTC One (M8) for Windows went on sale "exclusively" on Verizon Wireless, AT&T also said it will carry the new smartphone, too.

By Matt Hamblen | 21 August, 2014 05:24

Tags: htc, wireless carriers, consumer electronics, at&t, Nokia, smartphones, Verizon Wireless, Windows Phone

R programming language gaining ground on traditional statistics packages

The R programming language is quickly gaining popular ground against the traditional statistics packages such as SPSS, SAS and MATLAB, at least according to one data statistician who teaches the language.

By Joab Jackson | 21 August, 2014 03:38

Tags: Revolution Analytics, Languages and standards, application development, IBM, software

How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses?

The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet's growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems.

By Stephen Lawson | 21 August, 2014 03:12

Tags: Cisco Systems, Dyn, Networking, internet, Cogent Communications

OnBeep developing walkie-talkie type wearable for mobile devices

OnBeep is readying a wearable device that will let smartphone users initiate a voice chat with a pre-defined group of people, walkie-talkie style, and to support its development the startup announced Wednesday it has closed a US$6.25 million funding round.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 21 August, 2014 01:53

Tags: consumer electronics, telecommunication, voip, OnBeep, accessories

Samsung builds custom Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet with Barnes & Noble

Samsung is moving deeper into e-book and multimedia sales with Barnes & Noble, with which it jointly built a custom Nook tablet that's available now for US$179.

By Agam Shah | 21 August, 2014 00:42

Tags: Barnes & Noble, consumer electronics, hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, tablets, e-readers

Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

By Jon Gold | 20 August, 2014 23:26

Tags: Linux, linux foundation, careers, software, Open Source Subnet, operating systems, IT management

Tablets with voice calling functions take off in Asia

Using a tablet to make a phone call may sound unorthodox. But in Asia's emerging markets, vendors are increasingly shipping 7-inch tablets with voice call functions, according to research firm IDC.

By Michael Kan | 20 August, 2014 23:10

Tags: Huawei Technologies, hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, Lenovo, tablets, Android tablets

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