Amazon debuts bottomless storage plans for photos, data

If you've got tons of digital photos and music that are a headache to back up, Amazon wants to interest you in two new storage services designed to ease home backups and archiving.

By Joab Jackson | 27 March, 2015 03:56

Tags: amazon, Managed Services, cloud computing, internet

Mobile storage about to balloon with new 3D flash chips from Intel and Micron

Smartphones, tablets and PCs are about to get a whole lot more storage capacity thanks to new 3D flash chips from Intel and Micron that cram more bits into a smaller space.

By Agam Shah | 27 March, 2015 03:37

Tags: SSD, micron technology, Drives, storage, Components, intel

Galaxy S6 price starts at $650 off-contract, 19% more for Edge

U.S. wireless carriers today announced off-contract prices ranging from $650 to $685 for the new 32 GB Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone and $100 to $129 more in premium pricing for its stylish cousin, the Edge, with both coming to buyers on April 10.

By Matt Hamblen | 27 March, 2015 03:24

Tags: galaxy, Apple, consumer electronics, htc, at&t, smartphones

Many password strength meters are downright WEAK, researchers say

Website password strength meters, like a spouse asked to assess your haircut or outfit, often tell you only what you want to hear.

By Bob Brown | 27 March, 2015 02:29

Tags: Yahoo, skype, LastPass, dropbox, Google, Microsoft, security, passwords, twitter

At F8 today, virtual reality may be next phase of social networking

Whether it's two, five or 10 years from now, virtual reality technology may change the way people play and communicate on social networks.

By Sharon Gaudin | 27 March, 2015 01:56

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social media, internet, Facebook

ZTE's Nubia Z9 Max phablet packs a powerful camera

Not to be outdone by the iPhone 6 Plus, Chinese vendor ZTE has come out with its own high-end phablet, the Nubia Z9 Max -- an aluminum smartphone with a feature-packed camera.

By Michael Kan | 27 March, 2015 01:36

Tags: consumer electronics, Android, smartphones, ZTE

Spartan forecast: Browser of choice for 1 in 7 Windows users within a year

One of every seven Windows PCs will be running Microsoft's new Project Spartan browser within a year of the firm launching Windows 10 this summer, according to historical data from a Web metrics company.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 March, 2015 01:22

Tags: net applications, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, computerworld, software, operating systems

Microsoft to simplify Azure migration with bigger VM drives

Microsoft has increased by a factor of eight the maximum size of OS drives that can run on its Azure cloud, hoping to get enterprises to migrate more workloads.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 27 March, 2015 00:37

Tags: Development tools, application development, consumer electronics, Microsoft, software

Will embedded and middleware help save Blackberry?

The financial news for Blackberry is potentially bad this week, as it has been for most of the past few years. Some analysts are predicting that the Canadian company will post losses of as much as 7 cents per share, though the consensus seems to be closer to 3 cents. If that happens, it'll be Blackberry's fourth quarter out of the last five to show a decline.

By Jon Gold | 27 March, 2015 00:08

Tags: Blackberry, Apple, consumer electronics, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, smartphones, Facebook

Facebook's iOS UI development framework goes open source

Facebook has open-sourced ComponentKit, its React-inspired framework for iOS,

By Paul Krill | 27 March, 2015 00:06

Tags: Mobile Development, Development tools, application development, GitHub, objective, software, Facebook

Uber's Amsterdam office raided by Dutch authorities

Uber keeps crashing into laws and regulations in Europe, but it's keeping the foot on the accelerator.

By Loek Essers | 27 March, 2015 00:00

Tags: mobile applications, legal, mobile, Uber Technologies

E-commerce companies face EU antitrust probe

The European Commission plans a competition inquiry into cross-border trading by companies such as

By Loek Essers | 26 March, 2015 23:51

Tags: antitrust, european commission, legal

Cisco patches autonomic networking flaws in IOS routers and switches

Cisco Systems released firmware updates for several routers and switches that run its IOS and IOS XE software in order to fix flaws in their autonomic networking infrastructure (ANI) feature.

By Lucian Constantin | 26 March, 2015 23:45

Tags: patches, Cisco Systems, security, Access control and authentication, patch management, Exploits / vulnerabilities

Unlocked HTC One M9 smartphone to sell for $649

HTC's flagship One M9 smartphone will be available in the U.S. from Friday, with an unlocked version selling for US$649.

By Agam Shah | 26 March, 2015 23:04

Tags: consumer electronics, htc, Android, smartphones

IoT could help give your local area its own power grid

The Internet of Things is mostly about achieving greater scale, but in the case of an upcoming demonstration project, it will show how electrical grids can work at a smaller scale.

By Stephen Lawson | 26 March, 2015 23:04

Tags: Cisco Systems, Industrial Internet Consortium, Internet of Things, National Instruments, energy, industry verticals, internet, Real-Time Innovations

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