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AMD's profitability streak ends at two quarters

Advanced Micro Devices' bottom line changed from black to red on Thursday when the company posted a loss after two straight quarters of profits.

By Agam Shah | 18 April, 2014 07:30

Tags: business issues, Advanced Micro Devices, financial results

Netcraft tool flags websites affected by Heartbleed

Worried about how the Heartbleed vulnerability may affect your personal accounts? A new tool may be of help.

By Joab Jackson | 18 April, 2014 06:33

Tags: security, Desktop security, Netcraft, data protection, Identity fraud / theft, Exploits / vulnerabilities

Israeli start-up, working with GE, out to detect Stuxnet-like attacks

The Stuxnet malware known to have stealthily targeted Iranian nuclear facilities a few years ago was a wake-up call about how vulnerable critical industrial systems can be to cyberattack. Now, an Israeli start-up, with help from General Electric, is testing security technology that would detect Stuxnet-like attacks on critical infrastructure systems used for power production.

By Ellen Messmer | 18 April, 2014 06:17

Tags: security, general electric, Wide Area Network, anti-malware

Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline

Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends.

By Zach Miners | 18 April, 2014 05:24

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, telecommunication, ios, social networking, internet, social media, mobile, Facebook, mobile applications, Android OS, Foursquare, Mobile OSes

Tor anonymity network to shrink as a result of Heartbleed flaw

The Tor Project has flagged 380 Tor relays vulnerable to the critical Heartbleed flaw to be rejected from the Tor anonymity network, reducing the network's entry and exit capacity.

By Lucian Constantin | 18 April, 2014 03:15

Tags: patches, online safety, security, encryption, TOR Project, patch management, privacy

For Red Hat, it's RHEL and then...?

Red Hat is hosting its annual summit this week - this year in San Francisco - where the company is seemingly basking in the glory of making more than a billion dollars off a free open source project.

By Brandon Butler | 18 April, 2014 03:06

Tags: Google, Cloud, software, internet, Capita, cloud computing, Red Hat

Report: Oracle pushes back against Oregon officials over troubled health care site

Oracle is gearing up for a fight with officials in Oregon over its role developing an expensive health insurance exchange website that still isn't fully operational.

By Chris Kanaracus | 18 April, 2014 02:24

Tags: business issues, services, legal, health care, software, industry verticals, IT management, Safra Catz, Oracle

Google Glass to get a workout from Dutch firefighters

Can Google Glass help first responders work more effectively? Firefighters in Amsterdam want to find out, and plan to try out the wearable-of-the-moment in training scenarios and at accident scenes.

By Loek Essers | 18 April, 2014 00:06

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, Wearables, Google Glass

Nokia doesn't want you to get shocked, suspends tablet sales because of faulty charger

Nokia has temporarily halted sales of the Lumia 2520 in seven countries, because the tablet's AC-300 charger can give users an electric shock.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 17 April, 2014 23:05

Tags: Tablet Accessories, Nokia, hardware systems, tablets

Facebook users targeted by iBanking Android trojan app

Cybercriminals have started using a sophisticated Android Trojan app designed for e-banking fraud to target Facebook users, possibly in an attempt to bypass the two-factor authentication protection on the social network.

By Lucian Constantin | 17 April, 2014 21:59

Tags: security, Access control and authentication, mobile security, eset, rsa, malware

Samsung and Amazon customize Kindle app, offer free e-books

Users of the new Kindle for Samsung app will get up to 12 e-books for free a year, as Samsung Electronics joins forces with Amazon.com to boost the content on its mobile devices.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 17 April, 2014 21:52

Tags: amazon.com, Android, Samsung Electronics, smartphones, e-readers, Shazam, mobile, entertainment, mobile applications, Android OS, Apple, consumer electronics

Microsoft extends Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for business

Microsoft on Wednesday extended the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for businesses by three months, but again told consumers they had less than four weeks to make the move before the company shuts off their patch faucet.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 April, 2014 20:49

Tags: security, Microsoft, computerworld, Windows, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities

With Google Glass, the doctor can see you now

Emergency room physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are four months into a pilot program where they are using Google's computerized eyeglasses to help treat patients.

By Computerworld Staff | 17 April, 2014 20:38

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Google, Networking, wireless, DMC, healthcare IT, mobile, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, mobile apps

Ruggedized scientific calculator perfect for extreme math

It laughs at splashes, dust and shocks. It eats military-spec drop tests for breakfast. It's ideal for math in the great outdoors.

By Tim Hornyak | 17 April, 2014 20:29

Tags: Casio, consumer electronics

TSMC benefits from demand for high-tech smartphone chips

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said its net profit in the first quarter increased by 21 percent year-over-year on better than expected demand for smartphone chips.

By Michael Kan | 17 April, 2014 17:39

Tags: business issues, Components, financial results, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., processors

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