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  • DHS to Congress: The Russians Are Coming Back

    Thu 5:48pm By David Jones
    The House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday conducted a hearing focusing on the impact of Russian hacking on the 2016 elections. Members heard testimony from former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, who was in charge of the department when the actual hacking took…
  • Google Launches Go-To Job Aggregation Site

    Wed 2:14pm By David Jones
    Google has announced the launch of new job search aggregation technology. The new initiative will allow Google users to search for jobs either on mobile devices or personal computers, and to use a set of filters to obtain highly targeted results pulled from…
  • Trump Wants Tech Leaders to Help Save $1 Trillion

    Tue 6:50pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    President Donald Trump aims to save taxpayers $1 trillion over the next 10 years with a little help from America's high-tech industry. "Our goal is to lead a sweeping transformation of the federal government's technology that will deliver dramatically better…
  • Microsoft Expands Linux Container Support in Windows Server

    Tue 4:00pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    Microsoft has decided to expand its support for Linux containers in the next release of Windows Server. Linux containers and workloads will work natively on Windows Server, said Erin Chapple, general manager for the server operating system. The company also…
  • Apple Centers Health Data Strategy on iPhone

    Mon 6:55pm By David Jones
    Apple quietly has been strategizing to expand its growing healthcare business to include the management of digital health records, with the iPhone operating as a central data hub. Apple reportedly has been in talks with numerous health industry groups that are…
  • The Art of Manipulation and Misdirection

    Mon 1:38pm By Rob Enderle
    Last week, I listened to an economist talk about Apple's complaints that Qualcomm had charged Apple too much for access to patents. What was fascinating was that Apple had folks focused on the 5 percent Qualcomm had charged it instead of on the massive profit…
  • Nintendo's New Lineup Electrifies E3

    Jun 16, 2017, 4:43 pm By David Jones
    Nintendo previewed an impressive lineup of gaming content at E3 2017 this week, by many accounts. Its collection of new titles and targeted versions of some of the industry's hottest third-party content seemed to validate surprisingly strong sales of the…
  • Cook Gives Up a Few Crumbs of Apple Auto Info

    Jun 16, 2017, 2:23 pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    News about Apple's plans for the automotive market have been dripping slowly from the company for months, and CEO Tim Cook this week released a few more drops from the faucet. Apple's auto efforts are zeroing in on autonomous systems, he said. Self-driving is…
  • Art, History and 3D Printing

    Jun 15, 2017, 7:03 pm By Peter Suciu
    The Tech Museum of Innovation last month debuted an exhibit that includes numerous installations with an interactive component. Visitors can don Occulus VR headsets to appreciate classical works of art in virtual reality -- a completely new museum experience.…
  • Xbox One X: More Speed, More Muscle

    Jun 14, 2017, 2:29 pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    Microsoft earlier this week announced the next version of its Xbox line of gaming consoles, ahead of E3 2017, now ongoing in Los Angeles. The new Xbox One X, which goes on sale Nov. 7 for $499, is slimmer than previous models and packed with power. With a…
  • Securing Your Linux System Bit by Bit

    Jun 13, 2017, 1:35 pm By Jonathan Terrasi
    As daunting as securing your Linux system might seem, one thing to remember is that every extra step makes a difference. It's almost always better to make a modest stride than let uncertainty keep you from starting. Fortunately, there are a few basic…
  • New Stem Cell Treatment Offers Dramatic Burn-Healing Potential

    Jun 13, 2017, 8:00 am By John P. Mello Jr.
    A med-tech startup has developed a novel way to treat burn wounds. RenovaCare harvests a variety of cells, including stem cells, from a healthy area of skin on a patient. Those cells are then suspended in a water-based solution and sprayed onto the wound using…
  • Gadget Ogling: Apple at Home

    Jun 12, 2017, 4:23 pm By Kris Holt
    The battle for your home just got a little more intense as Apple pulled back the curtain on HomePod, its smart speaker that seeks to hold dominion over your home empire and all the gadgets that reside within. HomePod holds a 4-inch woofer and seven tweeters,…
  • Hearing Crickets at Apple's WWDC and a Pin Drop in the Senate

    Jun 12, 2017, 1:11 pm By Rob Enderle
    The two mammoth events last week were the Apple WWDC keynote and ex-FBI chief James Comey's appearance at a Senate committee hearing. Now I'm sure a lot of folks didn't have the time to watch both events -- and particularly for the Comey event, I'm sure the…
  • 'Arms' Could Help Nintendo Fight Its Way Back Into the Ring

    Jun 9, 2017, 1:03 pm By David Jones
    Arms, the highly anticipated fighting game for Nintendo's Switch, will be available next Friday, and based on the early reviews, the company just may have found the magic bullet. Nintendo's Switch console, launched earlier this year, has been something of a…
  • E3 2017: Enhancements, Expectations and Perhaps Excitement

    Jun 8, 2017, 4:48 pm By Peter Suciu
    All of the major video game developers, publishers and console hardware makers, as well as many retail buyers and the gaming press, will descend on Los Angeles for E3 2017 next week. The annual event -- a showcase for computer, video and mobile games and…
  • Open Source Survey Exposes Community Troubles

    Jun 8, 2017, 8:00 am By Jack M. Germain
    GitHub has released the results of its survey on open source software development, practices and worldwide communities. Responses from more than 6,000 participants reveal some of the problems missing or poorly done documentation can have on users and project…
  • Metis CDS Debbie Berebichez to Women in STEM: Chase Your Dreams

    Jun 7, 2017, 7:29 pm By Vivian Wagner
    "I've helped shape the conversation," said Debbie Berebichez, chief data scientist at Metis. "It's empowered me to mentor young women and also to shape policy. At Metis, we offer a scholarship to women and minorities, so we do things actively to bring women…
  • Apple's iOS 11 Makes Siri a More Natural Woman... and Man

    Jun 6, 2017, 6:53 pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    New voices for Siri and peer-to-peer payments are among the new features in the next version of Apple's mobile device operating system iOS 11, previewed at the company's annual Worldwide Development Conference on Monday. "With the new operating system, Apple…
  • With Audio Focus, Apple Side-Steps Smart Speaker Competition

    Jun 6, 2017, 12:54 pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    Apple raised the curtain on HomePod, its upcoming smart speaker, during Monday's WWDC keynote presentation. The company also announced some desktop OS features for the iPad, and revealed its plans to become an augmented reality powerhouse. "Just like iPod…
  • The Max-Q: The Coolest Thing Out of Computex

    Jun 5, 2017, 1:28 pm By Rob Enderle
    I didn't attend Computex this year, and that was sad for everything but my budget, because there was a ton of cool stuff announced at the show. Dell, HP and Lenovo showed off new designs that were both attractive and compelling. Mixed-reality headsets hit;…
  • Tech Titans Pledge Continued Paris Accord Support

    Jun 3, 2017, 1:44 pm By Richard Adhikari
    Reacting to the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, several high-tech industry leaders have pledged renewed environmental efforts. "Disappointed with today's decision. Google will keep working hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all," tweeted…
  • Plex Advances Cord-Cutting Case With Live OTA TV

    Jun 2, 2017, 1:29 pm By Peter Suciu
    Video streaming service Plex on Thursday announced the availability of a beta version of its Plex Live TV. The live-TV streaming launch follows last year's introduction of the Plex DVR, which provides users with free over-the-air access to 86 of Nielsen's 100…
  • BitKey Unlocks Mysteries of the Bitcoin Universe

    Jun 1, 2017, 6:20 pm By Jack M. Germain
    BitKey is a Debian-based live distribution with specialist utilities for performing highly secure air-gapped bitcoin transactions. This distro is not for everyday computing needs, but if you are obsessed with the use of bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, it…
  • Microsoft Partners Heed Mixed-Reality Call

    Jun 1, 2017, 1:06 pm By David Jones
    Microsoft on Wednesday showcased a new series of mixed reality headsets from partner firms Acer, HP, Asus, Dell and Lenovo at Computex 2017. The preview marked the company's commitment to establish Windows 10 as a leading driver of mixed reality capabilities,…
  • Android Creator Launches a Phone of His Own

    May 31, 2017, 12:31 pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    Essential, a company founded by Andy Rubin, the "father of Android," on Tuesday pulled off the wraps on a new high-end smartphone. The Essential Phone, priced at $699, includes radios for connecting to all major U.S. carriers. The unit has an almost…