Crowdsourcing website, Tomnod.com, being used to enable public to join in the hunt for the missing aircraft.
The Pwn2Own hacking competition shows that security isn't a goal, but a journey, as contestants discover more than 30 vulnerabilities in major browsers and plug-ins.
The vendor's cloud-based solutions aim to give smaller companies and ISPs enterprise-level capabilities that are easy to use and inexpensive.
NEWS ANALYSIS: A new report alleges that Target ignored its own security controls. The truth is, the door should have a lock, but someone needs to use the lock.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The CeBIT trade show, held annually in Hannover, Germany, has changed course and in the process has given itself a new chance for long-term survival.
Google Drive storage now costs $1.99 a month for 100GB of storage, down from $4.99 per month. And the 1TB rate is now $9.99 per month, down from $49.99 a month.
With the announcement, the Department of Commerce recognized ICANN's maturation to become an independent multi-stakeholder organization.
When users now place online orders using Google Wallet, they'll be able to receive status reports and purchase information right on their devices.
IBM has begun putting the original Watson technology to work in industries ranging from health care to financial services to retail. The system is expert at combing through vast amounts of information and delivering insights to help people make decisions. Now, with projects like the Watson food truck, IBM is continuing to expand the scope of cognitive computing systems to demonstrate another aspect—the ability to create new things. The IBM Watson food truck made its debut at the IBM Pulse conference in Las Vegas last month and has moved on to the South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas. Going from making inferences about the world to generating new things the world has never seen before is a next step in cognitive computing. Researchers set out to explore this in the culinary field, collaborating with professional chefs at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York to develop strategies to implement computational creativity in the culinary arts. By codifying culinary knowledge into mathematical terms a computer can understand, Watson uses algorithms to determine the precise chemical structure of food and why people like it, enabling it to suggest new combinations of ingredients that are both scientifically flavorful and surprising. The goal of this research is to push computing to new fields of creativity, demonstrating this with designs for novel, high-quality food combinations that can tackle the challenges faced by society and the food industry.
Worker mobility, BYOD and cloud computing are changing how people work and collaborate, and businesses needs to get on board, Dean Douglas says.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that the cloud is very important to him over the long term. But he also indicated that mobile could play a crucial role in how well his company competes in an increasingly competitive marketplace. After all, Android is still dominant around the world; Apple's iOS is a major threat; and now several other companies, including Samsung and Mozilla, are gunning for developing markets. To maximize its chances of success in the mobile space, Microsoft will need to find ways to improve Windows Phone. The operating system got off to an inauspicious start a couple of years ago, but Microsoft has improved the OS since then. Now the time has come for Microsoft to bring on more mobile device makers, leverage its impending Nokia buyout and demonstrate that Windows Phone is a serious alternative to Android. The trouble is achieving that goal won't be so easy. Microsoft will have to pull out all the stops to win market share in the mobile OS field. Take a look at this eWEEK slide show to find out what Microsoft should do to improve Windows Phone.
When Google began loaning out one of its Street View Trekker backpack-mounted, 360-degree cameras to community organizations in June of 2013, the first Trekker volunteers to use it was a group from the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB). The idea was simple: to let volunteers who really know their communities take the Trekkers out to capture spectacular images that highlight the landscapes and cities surrounding them. Well, the HVCB volunteers sure didn't disappoint. The stunning color images of Hawaii's coasts, national parks and other gorgeous natural areas were unveiled online by Google Street View on March 6, showcasing the wide variety of scenery that visitors to and residents of Hawaii get to enjoy. The HVCB even put together a helpful "treks" Web page to show visitors the areas that were covered using Trekker and to display many of the amazing images. The photographs were taken on the Big Island of Hawaii and Oahu. Included is the lovely and tropical Hapuna Beach, as well as images of a volcanic crater along the Kilauea Iki Trail. Also included are the petroglyphs, or lava rock carvings, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and a magnificent waterfall at Akaka Falls State Park. Click through these images to see the beauty that awaits visitors to the Hawaiian Islands. (All photos from Google Street View/Hawaii)
The add-ons are designed to make common tasks easier for users of Google Docs and Sheets.
Identity thieves continue to focus on perceived easy money in tax identity fraud, requiring better security measures, says anti-fraud firm ThreatMetrix.
Ignored no more. In what's sure to be welcome news to Office for Mac users, Microsoft is reportedly preparing an update for the long-in-the-tooth productivity software suite.