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Cisco bypassed Russian sanctions to continue sales: report

Cisco reportedly skirted US sanctions in order to sell networking equipment to Russia's military.

By Jim Duffy | 22 May, 2015 04:39

Tags: business issues, router, cisco, legal

Future traffic jams could slow down mobile networks

Traffic jams may become even more of an aggravation than they are today as mobile networks struggle to handle a rapidly increasing number of connected cars.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 22 May, 2015 04:13

Tags: 4g, telecommunication, Machina Research

HP sells majority stake of China server, storage business to Tsinghua Holdings

Hewlett-Packard has sold a majority stake in its China server and storage business to Tsinghua Holdings as they launch a joint venture they expect will boost sales of HP enterprise hardware products in the country.

By Agam Shah | 22 May, 2015 04:10

Tags: business issues, servers, hardware systems, Hewlett-Packard, Mergers and acquisitions

Verizon hit by an 8-hour email outage

A lot of Verizon's email customers woke up this morning to find that their service was down. And for many, the problem lasted for about 8 hours.

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 May, 2015 02:45

Tags: verizon, computerworld, twitter, internet

Netgear and ZyXEL confirm NetUSB flaw, are working on fixes

Networking device manufacturers ZyXEL Communications and Netgear have confirmed that some of their routers are affected by a recently disclosed vulnerability in a USB device-sharing service called NetUSB.

By Lucian Constantin | 22 May, 2015 02:42

Tags: patches, intrusion, security, TRENDnet, netgear, ZyXEL Communications, D-Link, Exploits / vulnerabilities, TP-Link

The CIO as cheerleader/collaborator/therapist/technophile/entrepreneur

Jack Wood, CIO for home goods e-commerce powerhouse Wayfair, wears many hats and he doffed them all at IT Roadmap in Boston this week.

By Bob Brown | 22 May, 2015 02:39

Tags: careers, IT management, Greenpeace

Yandex tries to improve privacy features of its new browser

Russian Internet company Yandex has released a beta version of its new browser that the company says is more privacy-friendly than an earlier build.

By Loek Essers | 22 May, 2015 02:39

Tags: internet, Yandex

Apple restores iCloud after global disruption hinders services

Apple says it has resolved a widespread iCloud issue that caused service disruptions for 40 percent of its users -- that comes out to at least 128 million people, based on a company customer count.

By Fred O'Connor | 22 May, 2015 02:22

Tags: Apple, internet

How 3D printers made a motorcycle, skis and snowboard

When it comes to 3D printing, the general public is likely unaware how far the technology has come from the days when making figurines and trinkets was about all many believed the machines could do.

By Lucas Mearian | 22 May, 2015 02:09

Tags: peripherals, Printers, 3D printers, 3d printing, beca

Startup Cyber adAPT takes on threat detection

Cyber adAPT, a startup springing from DARPA funded research, is shipping its first products that detect network compromises and gather data that can be used later for forensic analysis of breaches.

By Tim Greene | 21 May, 2015 22:25

Tags: Cyphort, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, security, DARPA, Damballa, Capita

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, May 12

Senators block vote to extend NSA powers... healthcare hack hits 1.1 million victims... Apple fixes security flaws in Watch... and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 21 May, 2015 21:22

Tags: Huawei Technologies, Boditrak, security, CareFirst, Lenovo, government, internet, Apple, Radio Shack, Oberthur Technologies, Google

Sharp's latest 4K TV adds yellow subpixel for 8K resolution

Electronics maker Sharp is launching what it believes is the next phase in high-definition TVs with a 4K screen that can display imagery at 8K resolution, seen as the display standard to follow 4K.

By Tim Hornyak | 21 May, 2015 21:06

Tags: consumer electronics, sharp, TVs

Amazon adds groceries, meals to one-hour Prime Now delivery service

Amazon.com has expanded its Prime Now one-hour deliveries to include groceries, meals and baked goods from local stores in New York, in a move that will soon be extended to other cities.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 21 May, 2015 21:01

Tags: amazon.com, e-commerce, internet

Organs may someday be printed inside people

LONG BEACH, CALIF. -- Today, much of the research around 3D bioprinting tissue and organs revolves around laying down enough cells in an abiotic substrate outside a living body, so they can culture and then be implanted where needed.

By Lucas Mearian | 21 May, 2015 20:39

Tags: peripherals, Printers, 3D printers, 3d printing

Lenovo's profit hit by acquisitions of Motorola, IBM server business

Lenovo's recent acquisitions have taken a bite out of the company's earnings, with its net profit in the first quarter dropping 37 percent despite strong PC sales.

By Michael Kan | 21 May, 2015 17:04

Tags: business issues, consumer electronics, smartphones, hardware systems, Android, desktop pcs, Lenovo, laptops, financial results

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