Daily Tech Briefing: March 25, 2014

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2014-03-25 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Google defends Google Glass against 'myths'; Apple, Comcast working on set-top box deal; White House Android phone tests don't mean the president will give up his BlackBerry; and more.

 
Rackspace Joins List of Tech Companies to Become Private

DAILY VIDEO: Rackspace becomes latest IT company to go private; U.S. regulator backs ITC's import ban...

Windows 2016 Offer Aimed at Luring Away VMware Customers

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft dangles Free Windows Server 2016 offer for VMware shops; IBM takes aim at...

Touch-Screen Glitch Affecting Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus Handsets

DAILY VIDEO: Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus suffer from 'touch disease'; Intel, Nvidia trading shots over AI,...

Google Packs Android 7.0 Nougat With New Features, Begins Its Rollout

DAILY VIDEO: Google begins Android 7.0 Nougat rollout; ARM takes aim at the supercomputing space;...

Microsoft Acquires AI Startup Genee to Bolster Office 365 Scheduling

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft to acquire Genee for smarter Office 365 scheduling; Google pulls plug on...

Next Apple Watch to Lack LTE Service Due to Battery Life Issues

DAILY VIDEO: The next Apple Watch won't have LTE due to battery life issues; Intel is ready to ship...

Shadow Brokers' Tools Contain Real Zero-Day Risks, Cisco, Fortinet Say

DAILY VIDEO: Shadow Brokers' tools pose zero-day risks, Cisco and Fortinet Warn; AMD puts spotlight...

Intel Agrees to Make 10nm Mobile Chips for Rival ARM

DAILY VIDEO: Intel to build 10nm mobile chips for ARM; Intel CEO: PCs powered by 'Kaby Lake' chips...

Hackers Offer to Sell Alleged NSA Equation Group Cyber-Tools

DAILY VIDEO: Shadow Brokers allegedly hack NSA's Equation Group; Google begins development of Fuchsia...

Microsoft to Replace Azure RemoteApp With Citrix XenApp Express

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft shuttering Azure RemoteApp, turns to Citrix; Cisco bridges gap With Microsoft...



Read more about the stories in today's news:

 
 
 

Beta users have been testing Google Glass devices since April 2013, but public opinion regarding these new products remains mixed. In an effort to encourage people to see beyond some of the negative press, Google has launched a list of the Top 10 Google Glass Myths. Some of the myths Google addresses include the belief that Google Glass is always recording everything, and that the glasses already have been banned in many establishments.

A March 23 report from The Wall Street Journal stated that Apple is in talks with Comcast about the possibility of paying the cable and internet provider for the ability to "bypass congestion on the Web," to ensure that people streaming Apple content get the best possible service. Apple insists that they are requesting a separate flow for their video traffic, not for their traffic to be prioritized over others, which would violate the net neutrality regulations that Comcast agreed to in 2011.

Officials from The White House Communications Agency - which is responsible for the secure communication platforms used by President Barack Obama and his staff - announced that they are testing Android phones made by Samsung and LG. However, this does not necessarily mean that the President will stop using his Blackberry, merely that other options are being tested to determine if they can be made highly secure.

Finally, Symantec, the world's largest security software provider, recently revealed it has terminated the contract of chief executive Steve Bennett after 20 months. The company's stock plummeted following the announcement. Symantec has been facing criticism for being slow to adopt the latest technologies, and experts say that a lot is riding on who will be named the next CEO.

 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
 
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Fuel