USB 3.0 jumps to light speed with new 10-meter optical cable

The ubiquitous USB 3.0 connector is advancing to light-speed and longer-distance data transfers thanks to optical cables from Corning that started shipping on Tuesday.

By Agam Shah | 16 April, 2014 07:17

Tags: peripherals, USB Implementers Forum, Components, Corning

Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads

In an indication that CEO Marissa Mayer is not yet seeing dramatic results from her efforts to turn the company around, Yahoo's sales dipped slightly in its first quarter, amid some gains in its search advertising business.

By Zach Miners | 16 April, 2014 07:11

Tags: business issues, Yahoo, Internet-based applications and services, financial results, social networking, internet, social media, mobile, search engines

Streaming services may rescue the Pay TV market

IPTV is being added to lower priced bundles by digital TV providers to lure in a younger generation of subscribers and give the market a needed boost after years of declining subscriptions.

By Lucas Mearian | 16 April, 2014 06:25

Tags: Strategy Analytics, consumer electronics, at&t, Personal Technology, mobile apps

Mac Pro shortage sets record as worst Mac production boondoggle

Apple's inability to meet demand for its Mac Pro desktop computer has surpassed that of its most egregious Mac production problem in memory, the debacle over the all-in-one iMac of late 2012 and early 2013.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 April, 2014 06:22

Tags: Apple, Macintosh, desktop pcs, hardware systems, Mac desktops

Microsoft launches toolset for capturing 'ambient intelligence'

Microsoft is targeting the growing volume of data being generated by both machines and humans: CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday showed off tools that could help organizations better understand -- and profit from -- this trove of information.

By Joab Jackson | 16 April, 2014 06:17

Tags: applications, Internet of Things, Microsoft, software, data mining, IoT

Twitter brings the data back home by acquiring Gnip

Aiming to play a bigger role in analyzing tweets and sharing the resulting insights with advertisers and other businesses, Twitter has acquired Gnip, its partner for the past few years.

By Zach Miners | 16 April, 2014 04:51

Tags: analytics, Internet-based applications and services, twitter, social networking, internet, social media, Gnip

After first day problems, robotic sub resumes search for Flight 370

The autonomous underwater robot that began searching for the missing Malaysian airliner Monday ran into trouble on its initial mission but is expected to try again today.

By Computerworld Staff | 16 April, 2014 03:56

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, software, government, Government/Industries

Big bucks going to universities to solve pressing cybersecurity issues

During a week in which everyone seemed to be searching for answers amid revelations of the Heartbleed bug, several universities and their partners announced new efforts to explore IT security advances.

By Bob Brown | 16 April, 2014 03:14

Tags: EE, education, security, Assurance, FEMA, Wide Area Network, industry verticals

SAP users rattle sabers over charges for user-friendly Fiori apps

SAP user groups are stepping up pressure on the vendor over the fees charged for its user-friendly Fiori applications, saying they should be included as part of the substantial annual maintenance costs customers already pay, particularly given SAP's dismal track record with interfaces for its Business Suite ERP software.

By Chris Kanaracus | 16 April, 2014 02:59

Tags: applications, enterprise resource planning, it strategy, CIO role, SAP, software, IT management, mobile, mobile applications

Google details its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone

For a potentially revolutionary smartphone, it wasn't the best start.

By Martyn Williams | 16 April, 2014 02:54

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, smartphones

Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

As organizations move in-house systems to the cloud, Canonical wants them to consider switching their OSes as well.

By Joab Jackson | 16 April, 2014 02:36

Tags: Linux, open source, canonical, software, operating systems

Toshiba's 4K laptop to ship next week for $1,499.99

One of the first laptops with a 4K screen will go on sale from Toshiba for US$1,499.99 next week.

By Agam Shah | 16 April, 2014 02:29

Tags: hardware systems, toshiba, laptops

Buying Google Glass today? 7 things you should know

Not one of the approximately 8,000 Google Glass Explorers but wish you were? If so, today is the day pick up a pair, but there are a few things you should know.

By Sharon Gaudin | 16 April, 2014 02:15

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Google, consumer electronics, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, wireless, Personal Technology, mobile

Tip of the Hat: An iWatch won't affect Apple's long-term success

Some Wall Street analysts are warning that Apple needs to unveil its post-iPhone and iPad products to assure it can survive and thrive in the years ahead.

By Mike Bucken | 16 April, 2014 01:47

Tags: IT industry, Apple, consumer electronics, Emerging Technologies, macworld, hardware systems, computerworld, Personal Technology

Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack

Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch office lines and combine as much functionality as possible into a single device.

By Jon Gold | 16 April, 2014 01:17

Tags: management, Traffic management, Networking, Riverbed Technology, wan optimization, LAN & WAN

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