AT&T's Mobile Share Value plans may be the surest signal that a "stupid, broken and arrogant" industry can be prodded to change.
After an unrelenting flood of disclosures surrounding NSA's intelligence-gathering activities, Microsoft promises to roll out stronger protections for user data.
Kaspersky Lab points the finger at legitimate software applications for being at the root cause of cyber-security incidents.
A survey of 10 years of software vulnerability sales shows that private groups have access to an average of nearly 60 exploitable software flaws unknown to the general public.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Amazon's package delivery drones are getting a lot of attention. But Google's Compute Engine has a better chance of delivering near-term benefits to Enterprise IT planners.
Google is investing heavily in robotics as it expands its pursuit of technology innovations. The search giant acquired seven companies specializing in robotics.
Pass the mic. Microsoft adds new features that make it easier for virtual meeting attendees to chime in, multitask and minimize drop-outs.
Like networking, security is one of the IT components that affects every part of an IT system, ranging from a sensor or automated machine or a human user of a device to the heart of a huge enterprise data center. Everybody who uses IT of any type has to be aware of and plan for security, especially in the hyper-connected world we share. We've come a long way from the early days of the Internet, in which most people used short, simple and easy-to-remember passwords to log in to online services, to present day, in which double- and triple-factor authentication and end-to-end encryption is common. Trends in security for 2014 include more wearable computers, an increase in Near-Field Communication (NFC) opportunities and more connected homes—which, as one of our sources claims, will bring a new measure of "creepiness" into our lives. This eWEEK slide show features perspectives from Grayson Milbourne, Webroot director of security intelligence; Jim Ivers, chief security strategist at Covata; and TeleSign CTO Charles McColgan.
Cecelia Abadie was ticketed for speeding and wearing Google Glass while driving in October. She pleaded not guilty in a Dec. 3 hearing.
It's not time to panic—yet. With the kickoff to the holiday shopping season now behind us, it is time to start seriously thinking about holiday shopping and getting those items for friends and loved ones purchased and shipped before you find yourself running through the mall the night before Christmas. It's lucky for you that we are here to help with the often maddening task of finding the perfect gift for the geek in your life. Be it a friend or a family member, finding something that will wow them is always a challenge, and for shoppers on a budget, finding a suitable replacement for the iPad Mini you know they really want means you have your work cut out for you. With that in mind, we've kept all the items on this list to under $25, with gifts, ranging from lightsaber candleholders to superhero socks and everything in between. From Star Trek to Star Wars, Nintendo pillows and one seriously out-of-this-world doormat, we're sure you will find something for somebody on this list, so take a look and feel the creative forces flow through you—and don't forget, Christmas is around the corner.
A security vulnerability first identified and patched two-and-a-half years ago remains a threat today.
IBM is also developing a catalog of fast-start industry offerings delivered as a service for cloud-based applications.
AT&T's new plan includes a 300MB option, lower monthly costs and incentives for not going the two-year contract route.
The vendor's Dynamic Path Control feature ensures applications are routed to the fastest, least congested and most available paths.
Google's Andy Rubin, perhaps best known for Android, the world's most widely used mobile operating system, revealed to The New York Times what he's been working on since stepping out of the Android management role at the search company. He is working on robots. Rubin says he has acquired several robotics companies around the world and has been able to secure financing from Google CEO Larry Page to pursue the effort. The Times piece's timing is by no means coincidental. It comes just a few days after Amazon announced that it's running into the robotics space with drones, called Octocopters, that it expects will deliver goods to customers' doors within at most 30 minutes after the time of purchase. Like Amazon's drone program, Google still has years to go before it can see its effort fully materialize. But like Amazon's drones, Andy Rubin's efforts are nothing if not ambitious. This eWEEK slide show will take a look at the Rubin "moonshot" robot project based on the revelations from the Times piece. The details on the Google Robots project are just trickling in, but robots represent a bold new venture by Google if any part of the initiative eventually reaches the market.