News & Events

It’s Not Time for Cisco CEO John Chambers to Retire

On June 21st, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

Network World — It seems every couple of years the chatter of John Chambers retirement as the CEO of Cisco comes up. Recently, there has been a flood of articles speculating when he might retire, including this one from the esteemed Jim Duffy. There seems to be no basis for this other than a report..

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BlackBerry Messenger Coming to Windows Phone in July

On June 21st, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

PC World — As BlackBerry’s phone sales and overall revenue continue to freefall, the company’s push to reimagine itself as a cross-platform business software provider continues. BlackBerry brought its iconic Messenger service to iOS and Android late last year with great success, and in an earnings call Thursday morning, CEO John Chen provided a more..

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New, Cheaper iMac Looks Like DIY Nightmare

On June 21st, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

Computerworld — Apple’s new iMac may be less expensive than its siblings, but that came at a price, a reseller said Wednesday: Do-it-yourselfers won’t be able to upgrade the stock 8GB of memory in the new all-in-one. Woodstock, Ill.-based Other World Computing got its hands on a $1,099 21.5-in. iMac yesterday and took it apart...

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Google Acquires Video Ads Company Mdialog

On June 21st, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

IDG News Service (Bangalore Bureau) — Google has acquired video advertising company mDialog in a bid to provide more high quality video options to its advertisers. The Internet giant plans over time to work with the mDialog team to include their technology and expertise into its DoubleClick product suite for advertisers. Nothing will change for..

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House Approves Effort to Limit NSA Searches of US Data

On June 21st, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

IDG News Service (Washington, D.C., Bureau) — The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to limit the National Security Agency’s ability to search U.S. records, after a similar provision was stripped out of a bill intended to rein in the agency. The House, by a 293-123 vote late Thursday, approved a bipartisan proposal to limit..

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Apple’s iWatch Will Hit Production in July With 2.5-Inch Display, Wireless Charging

On June 20th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

IDG News Service — The iWatch won’t be an official product until it’s announced on the stage of an Apple press event, but a Thursday report lends more credibility to rumors that Apple’s smartwatch is imminent. Referencing various anonymous supply-chain sources, Reuters has reported that Taiwan’s Quanta Computer will begin production of Apple’s mythical wearable..

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NASA to Launch Asteroid-Grabbing Spacecraft in 2019

On June 20th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

Computerworld — In four years, NASA will pick an asteroid to capture and just a year later it expects to launch a robotic spacecraft to direct the asteroid into an orbit around the moon. That’s the latest plan NASA announced today to capture and redirect an asteroid for study. [ U.S. Military Gets Fired Up..

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Microsoft Promises Windows Phone ‘Kill-Switch’ By July 2015

On June 20th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

Computerworld — Microsoft today spelled out the “kill-switch” deterrents it will add to the Windows Phone mobile operating system, and said it would meet an industry deadline for making stolen smartphones useless. The announcement came hard on the heels of new data that shows anti-theft tools have dramatically reduced smartphone-related crime. “Today we are able..

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New iPhone iOS 8 Notifications to Bring Changes, Annoyances

On June 20th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

Network World — The new interactive notifications in Apple’s iOS 8 promise to change how you use your iPhone. But some of the changes, at least at first, may not be ones you like.” Interactive notifications will give end users and developers entirely new ways of interacting with apps, and of being aware of what’s..

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Alert Issued Over Plain Text Passwords in Some Super Micro Motherboards

On June 20th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

IDG News Service — Tens of thousands of servers have a hard-coded, plain-text password that could yield remote access to a management interface for a server, according to a security researcher. The problem is within a baseband management controller (BMC) in the WPCM450 line of chips incorporated into motherboards made by Super Micro, wrote Zachary..

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