• Is Microsoft finished making Windows phones?

    Is Microsoft finished making Windows phones?

    The company has said it’s making 1,850 smartphone-related jobs redundant, “scaling back” its involvement in mobile hardware, and according to one rumor ceasing to design and manufacture mobile phones entirely.The 1,850 job cuts are coming soon, and 1,350 of them will be in Finland at Microsoft Mobile.
  • ISS Milestone: 10 Images From 100,000 Orbits

    ISS Milestone: 10 Images From 100,000 Orbits

    Here's a look back at the history of the ISS in pictures to help mark this milestone.The International Space Station (ISS) completed its 100,000th orbit earlier this month.
  • 6 underrated Google projects you may have missed

    6 underrated Google projects you may have missed

    Jacquard was announced in 2015, but at I/O this year, Google gave us a demo of the first prototype in collaboration with Levi’s.This is another project Google unveiled last year, but has since improved considerably.
  • Symbolic IO Rewrites Rules For Storage

    Symbolic IO Rewrites Rules For Storage

    The company's IRIS system promises dramatic speed improvements over existing technologies.These storage improvements should benefit anyone running large database queries, particularly transactions that require speed.
  • Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups

    Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups

    Both tech giants have recently announced projects to improve Internet connectivity in remote areas.Google SkyBender, a second project from the search giant, aims to deliver 5G wireless Internet using solar-powered drones that will deliver connectivity using mmillimeter wave transmission technology.
  • Samsung Building IoT-Dedicated Network

    Samsung Building IoT-Dedicated Network

    The companies claim it will be the first such network anywhere in the world.Commercial enterprises will be able to put the network to use to bring their connected services to life.
  • Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge

    Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge

    Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones.More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
  • Google to Start Testing Password-Free Android Logins

    Google to Start Testing Password-Free Android Logins

    Project Abacus—introduced at Google I/O 2015—is the search giant's effort to replace passwords with personalized biometric readings.On stage at last week's Google I/O event (video above), Kaufman announced plans to visit "several very large financial institutions" in June for initial testing.
  • Apple MacBook Pro Refresh Will Include OLED Screen, ID Touch

    Apple MacBook Pro Refresh Will Include OLED Screen, ID Touch

    The MacBook Pro refresh may be coming later than expected, but Apple could include major new features like an OLED touch bar display.Due for a refresh sometime this year, Apple's latest MacBook Pro notebooks will come with an OLED screen display touch bar above the keyboard, as well as Touch ID support, and take some styling cues from the ultrathin 12-inch MacBook.
  • Pebble kickstarts two new smartwatches, plus the screenless Core

    Pebble kickstarts two new smartwatches, plus the screenless Core

    It’s hard to imagine that Pebble only launched its first device in 2012, but now its portfolio has grown to include four more devices: the Pebble Time, Pebble Steel, Pebble Time Steel, and the Pebble Time Round.Now you can add the Pebble 2, the Pebble Time 2, and the Pebble Core to that list.
  • iPhone 7 Could Have OLED Display

    iPhone 7 Could Have OLED Display

    One of the many rumors surrounding the iPhone 7 claims it will have a brighter high-definition display.High-definition OLED displays are thinner and use less battery power than LCD displays.
  • 10 Tips For Hiring Top Tech Grads

    10 Tips For Hiring Top Tech Grads

    Here are 10 tips from a recruiting expert on how to identify rising stars and seal the deal when hiring the best in class among recent grads.With graduation season in full swing, hiring managers for IT departments are looking to find the best and brightest in this latest bumper crop of soon-to-be tech professionals.
  • Motorola Split Set For January

    Motorola Split Set For January

    To help you optimize security as you cope with complexity, InformationWeek is offering you an excl The once dominant communications equipment provider will begin trading as two companies, Motorola Solutions and Motorola Mobility.Greg Brown will remain CEO of Motorola Solutions, which includes the company's public safety, bar-code scanners, walkie-talkies and related equipment.
  • Apple Faces Patent Suit Because iPhone ...Can Make Calls

    Apple Faces Patent Suit Because iPhone ...Can Make Calls

    Other alleged infringements include having two cameras (front- and rear-facing), a microphone and speaker, a virtual assistant (Siri, who allows voice-controlled dialing), specifically assigned ringtones, and "Block this Caller" software, as well as the ability to display geographic locations and send and receive email.Not to mention that the iPhones and iPads "are wireless communication devices"—just like Corydoras Technologies' patents, acquired from Japan and "presumed valid.
  • Surprise: Americans Consume a Ton of Mobile Data

    Surprise: Americans Consume a Ton of Mobile Data

    If you thought you consumed a lot of mobile data in 2014, you ain't got nothing on 2015.6 trillion megabytes of data in 2015, more than double that of 2014 and three times as much as the 3.
  • AT&T Streamlines Smartphone Plans

    AT&T Streamlines Smartphone Plans

    The next time you go to AT&T for a new smartphone, picking a plan should be a little easier.With Next, your monthly payments will be cheaper, though.
  • A nonprofit Uber? Ride Austin promises better driver pay, charity donations

    A nonprofit Uber? Ride Austin promises better driver pay, charity donations

    When Austinites voted against a referendum, ultimately requiring Uber and Lyft drivers to be fingerprinted, the two companies left the city in protest.The main differentiating factor for Ride Austin is its altruistic nature.
  • Microsoft Unveils Plan To Combat 'Terrorist Content'

    Microsoft Unveils Plan To Combat 'Terrorist Content'

    In addressing terrorists' online content, the software giant is tweaking its Microsoft services' terms of use agreement and its notice-and-takedown process.For its terms of use agreement, Microsoft will specifically prohibit the posting of terrorist content on the consumer services that it hosts.
  • Dino Walk: Continental Drift (for iPad)

    Dino Walk: Continental Drift (for iPad)

    As its title implies, Dino Walk: Continental Drift ($2.This easy-to-use app is a fun, experiential way for both children and adults to learn about continental drift, and about the huge variety of plants and animals that have inhabited the Earth.
  • Motorola RAZR Resurrection Looks To Make 2004 Cool Again

    Motorola RAZR Resurrection Looks To Make 2004 Cool Again

    The video, posted to YouTube late last week, features teens walking the halls snapping selfies and sending messages with their trusty Motorola RAZR.The video's tagline reads, "Flip back to the RAZR days of yesteryear and get ready for the future.