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  • Google+ gets the pivot of the year

    Google transforms its everything-for-everyone social network into a site that does one thing really well -- connecting supernerds.

  • Congress targets cybersecurity; you’re the victim

    The Cyber Intelligence Sharing Act is a significant privacy invader that will do nothing to keep us safer.

  • Facebook turned your lock screen into the new Twitter

    Facebook's new app uses notifications on your lock screen as a 'newspaper.' And so the war over lock screen real estate begins.

  • Virtual reality in reality: The NY Times app makes a difference

    Offering a compelling and important news feature can turn the Google Cardboard VR viewer from a toy into a important aid to storytelling.

  • Why email is a better virtual assistant

    Google is inventing something better than Siri, Cortana, Alexa or even Google Now. It's email with a virtual assistant that uses artificial intelligence to help you out.

  • Microsoft risks IT ire with Windows 10 update push

    Microsoft has made it clear that it will take on a greater role in managing the Windows update process, and IT shops aren'y happy about its pushy plans.

  • Why virtual reality is the next social network

    The first mainstream social virtual world came into existence last week. Oculus VR, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook, released an app called the Oculus Social alpha. But even as we gather and interact in virtual worlds, will VR really bring us together or just isolate us more?

  • Can the iPad Pro take on the Surface Pro at work?

    From the get go, it was inevitable that the iPad Pro would be compared to Microsoft's Surface Pro. For companies eyeing both tablets, here's what to consider before buying.

  • Is the Adpocalypse upon us?

    To save the Web, should you stop using ad blockers?

  • Will the Apple-Samsung battle help modernize patent law?

    Currently, the balance tips in favor of clever lawyering rather than promoting true innovation.

  • Where are all the good Web developers?

    If you’re having trouble finding them, ask yourself: Am I a bad client, or am I looking in the wrong place?

  • Meeting the demand for mobile everything

    LTE-U could help as an increasing numbers of devices and the things of the IoT compete for spectrum.

  • When artificial intelligence is everywhere, all the time

    Siri and virtual assistants like her will soon change everything. I. Mean. Everything.

  • Windows 10, the stealth OS

    Whether we want it or not, Microsoft has been downloading Windows 10 to our Windows 7 and 8.x PCs. Friendly gesture, or intrusive power play?

  • Data-aware infrastructure: It’s about time!

    We need a smarter infrastructure, with the emphasis on the data itself.

  • Windows 10: Public enemy No. 1, or an OS like any other?

    It’s been denounced in the Russian parliament and reviled as a privacy nightmare — all for doing things that are common to all modern OSs.

  • A computer's place is in the kitchen

    Forget the living room. The kitchen is the true family hub now. Here's what Amazon is cooking up.

  • It was 20 years ago today ...

    20 years ago Microsoft released Windows 95, and the world lined up for it. 20 years later, things have changed.

  • Anyone see a problem with this plan?

    IT manager pilot fish is also a clinical psychologist, and he's worked out a way to piece together an electronic clinical records system for this large mental health center. Then his boss discovers the project.

  • Can mobile save the mall? Yes, but not how you think.

    In a world where shopping malls are losing customers by the escalator-load to more convenient and deeper-inventoried digital options, one mall in a lightly populated Nebraska town is making some impressive progress in getting its shoppers to stick around. It's not about bringing customers into the mall. It's about giving them reasons to come all the time — and not wanting to leave.