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  • Which Stars Will Shine Brightest in Apple's Brilliant 2015?

    Fri 8:30pm By Chris Maxcer
    The end of the year and holiday season is a natural time to look back -- and then look forward to the year to come. Apple started 2014 slowly, but more than made up for it in the long haul, introducing the Apple Watch, Apple Pay, Mac OS X Yosemite, iOS 8, an…
  • Defending the Free Linux World

    Fri 6:03pm By Jack M. Germain
    The Open Invention Network, or OIN, is waging a global campaign to keep Linux out of harm's way in patent litigation. Its efforts have resulted in more than 1,000 companies joining forces to become the largest defense patent management organization in history.…
  • US Mulls Response to Sony Hack

    Fri 10:17am By Richard Adhikari
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday said the United States "is actively considering a range of options" to take in response to the Sony hack. The hack is "very serious," Johnson said, though he refused to label it as a terrorist…
  • Docker CTO Solomon Hykes to Devs: Have It Your Way

    Thu 10:14pm By Jack M. Germain
    Docker has moved from an obscure Linux project to one of the most popular open source technologies in cloud computing. Project developers have witnessed millions of Docker Engine downloads. Hundreds of Docker groups have formed in 40 countries. Many more…
  • Minecraft Players Will Get to Shape the Game's Story

    Thu 7:28pm By Katherine Noyes
    Mojang has partnered with Telltale Games to create a brand new Minecraft game that will be narrative-driven. Dubbed "Minecraft: Story Mode," the series will be set in the world of Minecraft, but it will feature an original story that combines new characters…
  • Experts Forecast the End of Privacy as We Know It

    Thu 2:48pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    Privacy's future appears muddy at best, judging from a survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center and Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center. More than 2,500 Internet experts and analysts were narrowly divided on whether policy makers and…
  • BMW's Self-Parking Tech Relieves Drivers From Circling the Lot

    Thu 10:02am By Peter Suciu
    BMW Group this week previewed the automated parking technology it will showcase at next month's International CES in Las Vegas. The Remote Valet Parking Assistant features 36-degree collision avoidance with secure position and environment recognition. It can…
  • Terrorist Threats May Blow Up 'The Interview's' Box Office

    Wed 8:02pm By Richard Adhikari
    The now-notoriously controversial action comedy The Interview, which was expected to deliver profits of $90-$95 million for Sony, may have become a financial black hole. The movie's Thursday premiere in New York has been cancelled, and several movie theater…
  • FIDO Pursues Vision of a Password-Free World

    Wed 1:55pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    A group of some 150 companies last week moved closer to eliminating the bane of many an online user: the ubiquitous password. The FIDO Alliance, which counts among its members Microsoft, PayPal, Google, Bank of America, Visa and MasterCard, released version…
  • Google's Cardboard VR Kit Is Really No Joke

    Wed 9:55am By Katherine Noyes
    Google last week announced an updated app for its minimalist Cardboard virtual-reality viewer, as well as software development kits for both Android and the Unity game engine. It also published new building specifications for those interested in making their…
  • Skype Begins Dismantling the Language Barrier

    Tue 4:44pm By Richard Adhikari
    Microsoft on Monday announced the first phase of its Skype Translator preview program, which initially will facilitate conversations between English and Spanish speakers. It will convert spoken words both ways. It also will translate instant messages in 40…
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