Stories by Joab Jackson

Study: E-readers, tablets can disrupt sleep

Science may have confirmed what parents of gadget-loving children have long suspected: Using light-emitting gadgets just before bedtime can interfere with sleep.

Judge nixes HP's settlement of shareholder suit over Autonomy

The settlement between Hewlett-Packard and shareholders of a lawsuit centering on the 2012 botched Autonomy acquisition hit a snag late Friday, when a federal judge rejected HP's proposal for being too broad, potentially releasing the company from potential liabilities beyond Autonomy.

Three ways enterprise software is changing

Once upon a time, life in the enterprise IT shop was fairly simple, at least conceptually speaking.

The 'grinch' isn't a Linux vulnerability, Red Hat says

The "grinch" Linux vulnerability that Alert Logic raised alarms about Tuesday is not a vulnerability at all, according to Red Hat.

Human error root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage

Human error was the culprit for a November outage of the Microsoft Azure cloud storage service. The company is hoping that recent updates that automate formerly manual processes will help prevent similar outages in the future.

IBM detects skin cancer more quickly with visual machine learning

Skin cancer can be detected more quickly and accurately by using cognitive computing-based visual analytics, researchers at IBM Research have found, in collaboration with New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of the Canonical Ubuntu Linux distribution tweaked to run Docker and other containers.

Compuware returns to its mainframe roots

Returning to its roots as a mainframe software provider, Compuware has spun off is application performance management software unit.

This Linux grinch could put a hole in your security stocking

A grinch may be snatching away some year-end holiday time, forcing Linux system administrators to fill a gaping security hole in their systems.

Startup rethinks databases for the real-time geospatial era

Even though systems such as Hadoop and Spark can grapple with large amounts of data, their tools for analyzing and parsing this information efficiently and in real-time are still limited. A two-year old Seattle startup called SpaceCurve will release on Tuesday a new database system aimed to speed the process of analyzing location-oriented data as it is being generated.

Google wants you to design the Internet of Things

Have an idea for how the much-anticipated Internet of Things should operate? If the idea is good enough, Google may pay you to see it to fruition.

API management made easier (and free) with new 3scale service

Businesses curious about exposing system services and data to the outside world can now test the idea with a free offer from 3scale for managing publicly exposed APIs.

FoundationDB gears up for the Internet of Things

When the anticipated tsunami of data from the Internet of Things hits the enterprise, FoundationDB's flagship NoSQL database should be ready to handle to deluge.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday addresses Exchange and Explorer flaws

Internet Explorer and Exchange Server top the list of Microsoft programs needing to be patched by IT administrators this month, now that the company has rolled out its latest round of "Patch Tuesday" security fixes.

Security group plans for a future without passwords

Having to remember multiple passwords may soon be a thing of the past.

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