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  • After Target, Neiman Marcus breaches, does PCI compliance mean anything?

    By Jaikumar Vijayan | 24 January, 2014 21:29

    The recent data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have once again shown that compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is no guarantee against an intrusion.

  • Lumia sales slump sabotages Microsoft's strategy before it starts

    By Gregg Keizer | 23 January, 2014 20:49

    Nokia's disclosure today of weak Lumia sales last quarter has put Microsoft's devices strategy in the hole even before it finalizes the acquisition of the Finnish firm, analysts said today.

  • Tomorrow's news today: The biggest tech stories of 2014

    By Mark Sullivan | 02 January, 2014 19:53

    I write one of these "Tech Trends of 20XX" stories every year. For me, it's as big a part of the holidays as the Yule Log. I can remember some years when the big predictions for the next year were just the natural, incremental growth of current trends.

  • Debate over NSA surveillance shifts with judge's ruling, task force report

    By Grant Gross | 20 December, 2013 16:11

    After six months of contentious debate over U.S. National Security Agency surveillance programs, prompted by leaks from former government contractor Edward Snowden, the third week in December may have marked a major turning point.

  • How to find the right DSLR camera

    By By TechHive Staff | 09 December, 2013 14:17

    For professional photographers and advanced hobbyists, digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras are the way to go. They offer faster performance, more control over settings, and better image quality than top-of-the-line point-and-shoot cameras. Most importantly, they give you the ability to switch lenses.

  • Microsoft exec hints at separate Windows release trains for consumers, business

    By Gregg Keizer | 06 December, 2013 21:20

    Microsoft may revert to separate release schedules for consumer and business versions of Windows, the company's top OS executive hinted this week.

  • Perspective: Privacy concerns could keep Amazon delivery drones grounded

    By Jaikumar Vijayan | 06 December, 2013 11:42

    Amazon's nascent plan to use unmanned drones to deliver packages to customers has already raised strong privacy concerns that could ultimately nip it in the bud.

  • Here's why Amazon drones may never land at your door

    By Nick Barber | 04 December, 2013 13:44

    Amazon's ambitious plan to use flying drones to deliver packages is far-fetched, but not just because of technology limitations or air traffic regulations. Amazon's fulfillment center network, as it stands now, is too limited to serve even a tiny fraction of the U.S. in the method described by CEO Jeff Bezos.

  • Travelling with your camera: What to take with you

    By Dave Johnson | 25 November, 2013 14:19

    You don't have to be a National Geographic photographer to take your digital camera on the road. Whether you're embarking on a week-long vacation, a weekend getaway, or even just a day trip, you might want to bring your digital camera with you for better photos than you can snap with your phone alone. But what accessories do you need to take the best photos and to keep them safe? I've rounded up a collection of gear designed for traveling photographers. You won't need to bring everything on this list unless you really are a Nat Geo pro, but you can use the list to find all the essentials that work for you.

  • Buying guide: Find the best Bluetooth headset or speakerphone

    By Aoife M. McEvoy | 25 November, 2013 13:12

    Whether or not it's legal in your state to hold a handset while driving, we can all agree that doing so isn't too smart. But the alternative--relying on your phone's chintzy speakerphone--isn't much better: Sound quality on your end is awful, and the same goes for the person on the other end. Similarly, unless you're sitting at your desk and focusing entirely on your phone, chances are you'd rather have both of your hands free during calls.

  • Gift Guide 2013: Phones, tablets and computers

    By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:28

    In the past, we used to separate out categories for cell phones, tablets and computers. In theory, we still could create separate guides just for those products - there are so many options to choose from and not a week goes by where another phone, tablet or computer hits the market.

  • Gift Guide 2013: Games and gaming gear

    By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:27

    Let's face it - this holiday season is going to be really good for the video gamer on your holiday list. Not only are there two new gaming consoles coming out (the Xbox One and Sony Playstation 4), but there are a bunch of games that will keep you entertained for months on end. Plus the accessories to enhance those games and experiences continue to be top-notch.

  • iPad Air: The best tablet gets better

    By Jason Snell | 06 November, 2013 17:36

    It's right there in the name: The most important trait of the iPad Air is that it weighs only a pound. For a company that obsesses over making devices thinner and lighter, it must have been torture for Apple to spend nearly three years making a series of iPads that were better than their predecessors, but not smaller. Now it has.

  • Apple in China: By the numbers

    By Jared Newman | 05 November, 2013 14:26

    In America, it's easy to get a feel for Apple's success. Just go to any public place and look around at all the iPhones.

  • Holiday gift guide 2013: Audio gear

    By Computerworld Staff | 01 November, 2013 14:05

    Music has been a part of human existence throughout history, but digital technology has made it accessible 24/7. The equipment for listening to digital recordings anywhere, anytime just keeps getting better -- and, more to the point for this story, it makes a killer holiday gift.

  • The State of HP, as told by Meg Whitman

    By Rob Enderle | 11 October, 2013 13:26

    Hewlett-Packard is in the midst of a very public turnaround. This week, CEO Meg Whitman spoke to analysts about it. Her message -- and the way she delivered it -- should inspire HP customers and consumers at large.

  • Which iPhone accessories will work with the 5s and 5c?

    By Dan Frakes | 27 September, 2013 14:56

    Each time Apple introduces a new iPhone model, we get many questions about compatiblity: Will the accessories you already own--cases, speakers, chargers, and the like--work with the new model? In some years, such as when Apple replaced the iPhone 4 with the iPhone 4S, there are few physical and electrical differences, so almost everything works. Other times, Apple changes both the size and the electronics of the phone: The iPhone 5, for example, had both a different shape and a completely different charge/sync connector.

  • Mobility in the enterprise: Who should hold the hot potato?

    By Howard Baldwin | 12 September, 2013 14:37

    Bringing mobility to the enterprise is like wrestling with an octopus. Here's how Electronic Arts, Case Western University and Needham Bank are taming the beast.

  • The research and development behind Lenovo’s T440s Ultrabook

    By Elias Plastiras | 03 September, 2013 15:30

    The Lenovo ThinkPad T440s is a 14in business Ultrabook that won’t be available to buy until around October. It represents a “ground-up” redesign for the T-series, one which Lenovo said it undertakes every four years. In each redesign, the goal is to make the ThinkPad more comfortable to use, more robust, and to provide more features that business users have been asking for.

  • Smartwatches still in a 'so what' phase for consumers

    By Matt Hamblen | 18 July, 2013 10:12

    With Apple's iWatch and several competing smartwatches from major manufacturers in the works, some analysts question whether consumers will embrace such wearable technology.

 

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