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Brad Wheeler: Accidental CIO. IU VP. Fitness buff.

2 hours 42 min ago

Brad Wheeler, Indiana University's vice president for information technology and CIO, spoke with TechRepublic about his career in ed tech and how the echo effect plays into IT.


Zero Day Weekly: IBM says block Tor, Google undermines ATS, much ado about Windows 10

2 hours 52 min ago

Notable security news items for the week ending August 28, 2015. Covers enterprise, application and mobile security, reports and more.


Turstworthy iPhone 6s report says no to sapphire glass, yes to ‘pink’ option

2 hours 56 min ago
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus leaks keep pouring in, with more and more unofficial details being offered surrounding Apple’s upcoming smartphones with less than two weeks to go to the 2015 fall iPhone event – Apple has already issued press invites for the iPhone launch, which will be its biggest yet in terms of attendance. After detailing the camera specs for the iPhone 6s and the new Motion wallpapers, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman followed up with a new report that explains Apple’s glass display choices for the new handsets, the color options and Force Touch. DON’T MISS: New free iPhone app will change the way you use email – watch the video if you don’t believe us Apple reportedly considered using sapphire

Windows 10's white Title bars may soon be history with the return of the Windows Insider Program

3 hours 1 min ago

Greg Shultz laments the lack of color in Windows 10's title bars, but he looks forward to the return of color as evidenced by the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10525.


Nokia strikes China joint venture for 'swift approval' of Alcatel-Lucent merger

3 hours 8 min ago

Nokia hopes to win the approval of China's regulators with a new joint venture with Chinese investment firm Huaxin.


Nokia agrees on 'Shanghai Bell' joint venture with China Huaxin

3 hours 16 min ago

Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia said it had agreed to create a Chinese joint venture with Huaxin in a move that could pave the way for China's approval for Nokia's proposed takeover of Alcatel-Lucent . The joint venture, to be named Nokia Shanghai Bell, will be built upon a similar, long-time joint venture between France's Alcatel-Lucent and China Huaxin, which is a state-owned Chinese investment company.


Pro tip: Mirror your Android device on your PC with ease

3 hours 31 min ago

Jack Wallen shows you how to make your daily Android interaction, while you're at your desk, a bit more efficient by mirroring the device screen on your monitor with the help of Vysor.


The 404 Throwback, Ep. 89 (podcast)

3 hours 38 min ago

Today's show is a throwback to 2008 when Russ Frushtick first appeared on the program. We're back next week with a new show. Enjoy!


Acer announces two unlocked, dual-SIM Android phones starting at $129

3 hours 43 min ago

The flagship phone segment can be cutthroat, so Acer is bringing two phones for those not wanting to spend a lot to avoid a carrier contract.


Facebook just reached an amazing milestone, and you were probably a part of it

3 hours 52 min ago
Late on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a post announcing that the world’s largest social network had reached an impressive new milestone: on Monday, August 24,  for the first time in site history, one billion users used Facebook in a single day. DON’T MISS: Huge leak details another new iPhone 6s feature you’re going to love To put this figure into perspective, consider these two data points. First, Zuckerberg points out that 1 out of every 7 people on earth logged into Facebook during a 24 hour period. Second, back in 2012, 1 billion users visited Facebook actively each month. In a relatively short period of time, Facebook successfully jumped from a popular social networking site into a global brand with tremendous

Boeing shows off its portable drone-killing laser

3 hours 57 min ago

Boeing has been researching ways to disable drones with lasers for a while now, and this week, the defense contractor released new footage (below) of its Compact Laser Weapons System: a portable, tripod-mounted device that can burn a hole in a UAV or a quadcopter in seconds. The system is essentially a less-powerful version of Boeing's High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD), a truck-mounted laser that can destroy mortars in mid-flight. Although HEL MD might one day be deployed on the battlefield, its compact cousin is intended to keep drones away from sensitive areas, according to a report from Wired.


​Google to hit pause on Flash ads in Chrome on September 1

4 hours 3 min ago

Time's up for companies using Flash ads to reach 15 percent of the world's desktop browsers.


Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable tech

4 hours 6 min ago

By David Alexander NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - The Pentagon is teaming up with Apple, Boeing, Harvard and others to develop high-tech sensory gear flexible enough to be worn by people or molded onto the outside of a jet. The rapid development of new technologies is forcing the Pentagon to seek partnerships with the private sector rather than developing its technology itself, defense officials say. "I've been pushing the Pentagon to think outside our five-sided box and invest in innovation here in Silicon Valley and in tech communities across the country," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in prepared remarks on Friday.


Adobe issues hotfix patch for ColdFusion vulnerability

4 hours 7 min ago

The XXE security flaw could result in user information leaks and theft.


EMC mergers ahead: First VMware, then HP Enterprise. Will time run out?

4 hours 17 min ago

EMC and VMware are reportedly pondering ways to get back together. Such a deal would cost the combined entity time as the enterprise market transforms and may only lead to a HP Enterprise merger.


Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

4 hours 17 min ago
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

Daimler's self-driving 18-wheelers ready to take to the autobahn

4 hours 31 min ago

Don't worry though - these rigs still have a human driver onboard.


Key Apple suppliers seeking stake in Taiwan chip packaging firm

4 hours 39 min ago

Iphone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd will buy a 21 percent stake in Siliconware Precision Industries Co Ltd (SPIL), both firms said on Friday, days after another Taiwan-based Apple Inc supplier also said it wanted to buy into the chip packaging firm. The rivalry over SPIL, the industry's third-largest packager, comes as companies in the chip industry seek to overcome the technological challenges raised by the Internet of Things, where everyday products are monitored and controlled online. In a joint stock market filing with SPIL, Hon Hai, the world's largest contract electronics maker, said it would buy the 21 percent stake in SPIL via a share swap.