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Cloud computing may finally end the productivity paradox

1 hour ago   |   Beta News

One of the darkest secrets of Information Technology is called the Productivity Paradox. Google it and you'll learn that for at least 40 years and study after study it has been...
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Microsoft unveils SharePoint spaces to help anyone create mixed reality experiences

2 hours ago   |   Beta News   |   3 articles

At its SharePoint Virtual Summit, Microsoft today unveiled SharePoint spaces, a way to bring SharePoint into virtual reality and mixed reality environments. Microsoft says that...
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Watch Mark Zuckerberg's testimony to the EU in a livestream

3 hours ago   |   Beta News   |   5 articles

Having previously refused to answer questions in the UK, last week Mark Zuckerberg agreed to appear in front of the EU parliament to speak about Facebook's use of data. The...
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New service offers enterprises fast, easy real-time streaming

4 hours ago   |   Beta News   |   2 articles

Apache Kafka has has become increasingly popular as a data streaming platform but it can be hard for businesses to take full advantage of it without the right skills. Now...
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Banks struggle to defend against internal attacks

4 hours ago   |   Beta News

A new study from vulnerability assessment specialist Positive Technologies shows that banks have built up strong defenses against external attacks but still struggle with...
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Apple removes apps using the CallKit framework because of Chinese regulations

6 hours ago   |   Beta News   |   4 articles

Apple has bowed to pressure from China and started to remove apps from the App Store that use the CallKit framework. There are strict cybersecurity laws in place in China which...
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Microsoft acquires AI startup Semantic Machines to help boost Cortana

9 hours ago   |   Beta News   |   5 articles

Microsoft has announced plans to acquire Semantic Machines, a startup based in Berkley, California, that specializes in conversational artificial intelligence. The acquisition...
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Tennibot is a really cool Ubuntu Linux-powered tennis ball collecting robot

1 day ago   |   Beta News

Linux isn't just a hobby - the kernel largely powers the web, for instance. Not only is Linux on many web servers, but it is also found on the most popular consumer operating...
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FCC investigates LocationSmart website for leaking location data for users of major US mobile carriers

1 day ago   |   Beta News

LocationSmart, a company based in Southern California, is under investigation by the FCC after it was discovered that its website made it possible for just about anyone to...
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Google quietly relegates 'Don't be evil' from its Code of Conduct

1 day ago   |   Beta News

For a long time, the words "don't be evil" were associated with Google. While not an official motto as such, the words were heavily ingrained in the company. Google's method of...
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Apple reduces USB-C to Lightning Cable price amid rumors 2018 iPhones...

Apple reduces USB-C to Lightning Cable price amid rumors 2018 iPhones dropping USB-A

Apple's 1m USB-C to Lightning Cable, which allows faster charging for compatible iPhones and iPads, has been reduced in price. When the cable debuted , the original price was... Read more ...

Zuckerberg's European Parliament Meeting Will Now Be Streamed Live

Zuckerberg's European Parliament Meeting Will Now Be Streamed Live

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will soon be heading to the European Parliament for a meeting which is likely going to touch on similar subjects that came up during his recent... Read more ...

Microsoft launches SharePoint Spaces so you can view company content in...

Microsoft launches SharePoint Spaces so you can view company content in mixed reality

Microsoft today unveiled its latest vision for a mixed reality world with the launch of SharePoint Spaces, a feature that allows companies to create immersive worlds for... Read more ...

Acer To Roll Out Amazon Alexa To All PCs

Acer To Roll Out Amazon Alexa To All PCs

This morning Acer announced that it's the first PC maker to ship Alexa on its PC lineup, and the company has plans to bring the popular assistant across its lineup of devices... Read more ...

LG G7 ThinQ pricing lands at $750 on T-Mobile, which is higher than...

LG G7 ThinQ pricing lands at $750 on T-Mobile, which is higher than Samsung's Galaxy S9

LG revealed its latest flagship, the G7 ThinQ , last week, but it was a bit quiet on some important details. That included pricing and release dates. Now, as we start to... Read more ...

Researchers use VR to train AI drones, cutting autonomous vehicle crashes

Researchers use VR to train AI drones, cutting autonomous vehicle crashes

MIT researchers have developed a technique to train fast-moving autonomous AI drones using VR-enhanced environments, reducing crashes and thereby the need for repairs or... Read more ...

Netflix officially reaches content deal with President Obama, beating out Apple

Netflix officially reaches content deal with President Obama, beating out Apple

Earlier this year, it was reported that President Obama was in talks with Netflix for a potential content deal. While Apple was also reportedly in the running, Netflix... Read more ...

Apple cracks down on CallKit-enabled apps in China's App Store

Apple cracks down on CallKit-enabled apps in China's App Store

Enlarge A new group of apps in China's App Store is facing scrutiny from Apple. According to a report from 9to5Mac, the iPhone maker is curtailing apps with CallKit framework... Read more ...

Chrome OS Launcher May Let Users Search Android App Shortcuts

Chrome OS Launcher May Let Users Search Android App Shortcuts

Google may not have plans to fuse Android and Chrome OS but the former's influence on the latter has been increasing gradually. It has long been possible to run Android apps on... Read more ...

Dreams shows the PS4 is ready for LittleBigPlanet's evolution

Dreams shows the PS4 is ready for LittleBigPlanet's evolution

PREVIEW: Dreams is the new project from LittleBigPlanet studio Media Molecule, and I had a chance to try the ambitious game-maker last week at a pre-E3 event in Santa Monic... Read more ...