FCC Data Privacy Rules

FCC Data Privacy Rules Were Defunct Before Congressional Vote

March 29, 2017 9:05 PM | ()
NEWS ANALYSIS: Despite predictions of doom in the general news media, the reality is that Federal Communications Commission privacy rules were never in effect in the first place.

Samsung, IBM Make Deal to Bring Weather Channel App to Smartphones

March 29, 2017 8:35 PM | ()
The Weather Company delivers about 37 billion forecasts daily. Its products include a weather app that runs on all major mobile platforms globally and the world's largest network of personal weather stations.
Microsoft Excel

Spreadsheet Co-authoring Comes to Microsoft Excel on Windows Desktop

March 29, 2017 7:57 PM | ()
The addition of the new co-authoring feature in Microsoft Excel for Windows makes spreadsheet number crunching a group activity.

Oracle's Converged Cloud Storage Aims to Knock Out Cloud Gateways

March 29, 2017 7:30 PM | ()
What Oracle has done is directly link its Storage Cloud with its ZFS Storage Appliance. Thus, no gateways or licensing fees are required.

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Samsung to Introduce Bixby Assistant on Galaxy S8 Smartphones VIDEO

March 29, 2017 6:42 PM | ()
DAILY VIDEO: Samsung to include its Bixby AI assistant on Galaxy S8 phones; Intel unveils Optane memory to speed up HDD-powered PCs; Facebook starts new live location feature for Messenger app; and there's more.
Security traps

Google Discloses Measures to Defend Android Against Ransomware

March 29, 2017 5:24 PM | ()
Google offers details on measures it has taken to protect Android mobile devices from ransomware and provides advice about what users can do themselves to mitigate the threat.
Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft to Release Windows 10 Creators Update Starting April 11

March 29, 2017 4:48 PM | ()
On April 11 Microsoft will start installing on eligible computers the Windows 10 Creators Update that's designed to establish an ecosystem of mixed reality hardware and applications.

Brocade Sells Data Center Networking Business to Extreme Networks

March 29, 2017 4:11 PM | ()
When Broadcom's $5.9 billion umbrella deal closes to buy Brocade, Brocade's data center networking business then will be sold to Extreme for $55 million in cash.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Handsets

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ Handsets Debut With Larger Screens, Thin Bezels

March 29, 2017 3:50 PM | ()
The Galaxy S8+ has a 6.2-inch display, while the S8 has a 5.8-inch screen. Both will run the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPUs in the U.S.
Data breaches

2016 Was a Record Year for Breaches, Gemalto Reports SLIDESHOW

March 29, 2017 12:08 PM | ()
Eighty-six percent more data records were lost in 2016 than 2015, with malicious outsiders ranked as the top cause, Gemalto's Breach Level Index finds.

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