The wild world of wearable computers
Aug 20, 2012 | ITNews.com
Imagine wearing shoes that reveal your precise weight distribution when standing, walking, or running (Moticon); a tattoo that vibrates when you have incoming calls and messages (Nokia); or an armband that tracks how many calories you've burned in a day (Nike+ FuelBand).
From embassy refuge, Assange calls for end to WikiLeaks 'witch hunt'
Aug 19, 2012 | ITNews.com
Speaking from a balcony at the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has sought asylum, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Sunday called on governments including the U.S. to stop persecution of political whistle blowers and gave no indication that the stalemate over his extradition from the U.K. to Sweden, where he faces allegations on sexual offenses, would end anytime soon.
Cloud Service OnLive Sold
Aug 18, 2012 | ITNews.com
Cloud gaming and desktop computing service OnLive's fate is in: It has been sold to an unnamed entity. The news puts to rest some rumors that had been swirling about its future.
Cloud Service Providers Challenge Traditional IT Outsourcing
Aug 17, 2012 | ITNews.com
Global IT services spending should reach more than $251 billion dollars this year, up 2.1 percent from 2011, according to Gartner's latest IT outsourcing forecast. Adjusting for currency changes, that's actually around a 4.1 percent increase in spending--about the same level of growth as the year prior, according to Gartner research director Brian Britz..
Online Tutorial Site Launches Free Computer Science Classes
Aug 16, 2012 | ITNews.com
Khan Academy, the free online tutorial website, has launched a new interactive computer science curriculum that features video tutorials, editable script boxes with real-time GUIs, and colorful images that will likely appeal to kids and beginning programmers.
Microsoft offers Windows 8 RTM to everyone
Aug 15, 2012 | ITNews.com
As promised, Microsoft today released the final version of Windows 8 to MSDN and TechNet subscribers.
Startup envisions CISO collective to share cyberattack information
Aug 14, 2012 | ITNews.com
A startup called SecurityStarfish intends to become the central point where chief information security officers (CISO) can discretely share information about cyberattacks and obtain anonymized real-time information from others in order to deter cybercrime against their organizations.
SDN revolution or evolution: Impact on the IT manager
Aug 13, 2012 | ITNews.com
There has been a lot of hype concerning software defined networks (SDN) and OpenFlow. What does SDN mean for you, and how should enterprises prepare for the coming changes in network architectures?
IBM claims spintronics memory breakthrough
Aug 12, 2012 | ITNews.com
In a paper set to be published this week in the scientific journal Nature, IBM researchers are claiming a huge breakthrough in spintronics, a technology that could significantly boost capacity and lower power use of memory and storage devices.
Google Appeases Hollywood But Rankles Internet Freedom Watchers
Aug 11, 2012 | ITNews.com
Google's nod to Hollywood with its decision to demote in its search results sites accused of copyright infringement raises questions about fairness and the ability of suspected violators to challenge the move.
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