Google misses forecasts, while cost per click also dips

Google missed analyst forecasts for both earnings and income in the third quarter, while the amount it makes when users click on ads also dipped.

By Zach Miners | 17 October, 2014 08:22

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, Google, financial results, internet, search engines

Chipmaker AMD will cut staff by 7 percent

AMD's new chief is making her mark quickly: By the end of 2014, the chipmaker will cut worldwide headcount by about 7 percent in a restructuring plan it hopes will put it on the path to improved profits.

By Agam Shah | 17 October, 2014 08:12

Tags: business issues, Advanced Micro Devices, layoffs

Apple's new iPads and Retina iMac: 'Empty calories' or nutritious adds to portfolio?

Apple today unveiled the 9.7-in. iPad Air 2 and the smaller 7.9-in. iPad Mini 3, both revisions of their predecessors, with the new Mini getting the shortest shrift on stage time and changes.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 October, 2014 07:39

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, tablets, apple mac, iPad

Mobile device and date use skyrockets, US gov't survey says

This smartphone thing may finally be catching on.

By Grant Gross | 17 October, 2014 06:45

Tags: mobile applications, U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration, John Morris, internet, government, U.S. Census Bureau, mobile

Apple jumps to a 5K display with the new iMac

Apple has jumped past trendy 4K displays and instead put a 5K monitor in its new 27-inch iMac all-in-one computer.

By Agam Shah | 17 October, 2014 06:38

Tags: Apple, hardware systems

Life as an IT contractor

The upside of life as an IT contractor is alluring. You get to be your own boss, accept only the jobs you want, and work flexible hours. With each assignment comes the opportunity to learn new skills and gain exposure to different environments.

By Ann Bednarz | 17 October, 2014 06:16

Tags: TEKsystems, careers, IT management

Apple opens bridges between OSes with launch of Yosemite, iOS 8.1

Apple desktop and laptop computers will play better with iPads and iPhones via new Continuity integration features on iOS 8.1 and MacOS X Yosemite, available free, starting Monday for iOS 8.1 and today for Yosemite.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 17 October, 2014 05:55

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

Apple iPad Air 2 is thinner and speedier than its predecessors

Apple's iPad Air 2 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor, and should be speedier as well, thanks to a new processor.

By Agam Shah | 17 October, 2014 05:55

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, tablets

Hadoop World: The executive dashboard is on the way out

In their zeal to collect as much operational data as possible, organizations hoping to gain an advantage through the use of big data will also need to rethink how they process, analyze and present that material.

By Joab Jackson | 17 October, 2014 05:32

Tags: Pinterest, MapR Technologies, Google, applications, University of Utah, software, data mining, ClearStory Data

Apple releases OS X Yosemite

Apple has launched OS X 10.10, aka Yosemite, as a free upgrade for most Mac owners.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 October, 2014 05:05

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, Mac OS X, Yosemite, operating systems

Replacement cycle dilemma dogs the iPad

Apple will introduce new iPads today in the hope they will rejuvenate sales, whose growth has slumped in the first two quarters of 2014.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 October, 2014 04:17

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, tablets

FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should reconsider their plans to enable encryption by default on their smartphones, and the U.S. Congress should pass a law requiring that all communication tools allow police access to user data, U.S. FBI Director James Comey said.

By Grant Gross | 17 October, 2014 04:02

Tags: telecommunication, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. National Security Agency, Brookings Institution, James Comey, privacy, U.S. FBI, Apple, Google, Cameron Kerry, consumer electronics, 4g, Ron Wyden, security, legal, smartphones, Center for Democracy and Technology, encryption, Greg Nojeim, government

NASA: Robots are our friends

No matter what images we have from the Borg on Star Trek or the Cylons on Battlestar Galactica, NASA says the future of space exploration is all about human and robotic cooperation.

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 October, 2014 03:49

Tags: NASA, robotics

Hordes of cable modems, Web cams, printers can become DDoS launch platforms

Attackers are mounting distributed Denial-of-service attacks from home routers, wireless access points, cable modems, Web cams and printers by taking advantage of weaknesses in the protocol they use to announce themselves on networks, according to PLXsert.

By Tim Greene | 17 October, 2014 03:32

Tags: Google, security, Prolexic, malware

All-in-one printers can be used to control infected air-gapped systems from far away

Isolating computers from the Internet, called "air gapping," is considered one of the best ways to defend critical systems and their sensitive data from cyberattacks, but researchers have found that can be undermined using an all-in-one printer.

By Lucian Constantin | 17 October, 2014 03:03

Tags: intrusion, security, data protection, spyware, malware

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