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  • IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT

    The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

  • FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to create explicit rules that tell broadband providers what traffic management techniques they can and cannot use if the agency has any hope of enforcing its proposed net neutrality rules, some advocates told the agency Friday.

  • Ig Nobels promise scientific silliness – which is kind of the point

    Most of the time, the world of science is dry for very good reasons. The rigor of the scientific process demands extensive observation, experimentation and documentation of every minor facet of every minor phenomenon in nature – with the result that you get a lot of studies that cover only a single aspect of specific protein denaturing under a specific set of circumstances, or some such.

  • Citrix touts new ‘software-defined workplace' focus

    Citrix is laying out a new strategy to position itself as a "software-defined workplaces" company that enables its customers to have a mobile workforce that can access everything they need to be productive from anywhere and on any device.

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    IPv6, IANA transition headline APNIC meeting

    Spurring adoption of IPv6 and promoting a smooth transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) are key Internet governance priorities for the year ahead, according to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

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    NBN often 'indistinguishable' from existing broadband for many: Turnbull

    As increasing numbers of Australians connect to the Internet using the National Broadband Network, they may well "wonder what all the fuss was about — and why the NBN is costing so much and taking so long," Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today.

  • iOS 8 is here -- and it's all over your network

    iOS 8 comes out today, creating the usual raft of IT headaches that accompanies the roll-out of new software.

  • PGP creator, other top cryptographers head 2014 National Cyber Security Hall of Fame class

    Accomplished cryptographers, including Pretty Good Privacy creator Philip Zimmerman, are among the five inductees into this year's National Cyber Security Hall of Fame. They'll officially be enshrined on Oct. 30 in Baltimore.

  • What is Metacloud and why did Cisco buy it?

    In one of the biggest acquisitions in the OpenStack community, Cisco has announced its intentions to acquire Metacloud, a three-year-old company that helps organisations build OpenStack clouds.

  • Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should abandon its efforts to pass net neutrality rules because new regulations would hurt investment and the deployment of broadband, a parade of Republican senators and advocates said Wednesday.

  • MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

    If you get stuck in traffic a lot, your next car may be able to talk to other vehicles and help keep you off jammed roads.

  • Virgin Atlantic picks Gogo for in-flight connectivity

    Gogo will offer in-flight connectivity with speeds at up to 70Mbps on Virgin Atlantic's aircraft, once a deal between the two companies is concluded.

  • Cisco acquires OpenStack cloud provider

    Cisco this week said it will acquire privately held Metacloud, an operator of private OpenStack clouds for global enterprises.

  • Cisco buys private cloud provider Metacloud

    Cisco Systems plans to acquire privately held Metacloud, which specializes in private clouds based on the OpenStack-based open-source cloud computing platform.

  • Hackers accessed Goodwill hosting provider for 18 months before card breach

    Hackers evaded security systems for a year-and-a-half at a hosting center that processed payment cards for Goodwill Industries, using the same type of malware that struck Target and other major retailers to steal card data, according to the charity's software vendor.

  • SpaceX, Boeing may work together on US space flight program

    SpaceX and Boeing Co. may share duties in a program aimed at launching NASA astronauts from American soil by 2017.

  • FCC gets record number of net neutrality comments, what now?

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's deadline for the public to comment on the agency's proposed net neutrality rules passed Monday with more than 3 million comments filed, by far a record number for an FCC proceeding.

  • Cisco gains strength in next-gen firewalls via Sourcefire code

    Cisco is bringing technology obtained through last year's acquisition of Sourcefire to its firewalls to enable threat-focused security for enterprises.

  • Net neutrality's hollow promise to startups

    Meet iHolo. This innovative (though hypothetical) startup sells a tiny cube that hooks into smartphones and projects a holographic image above the screen. Now we can see actual 3D holographic characters and movie explosions, hovering right in front of us! There's just one problem: "Holovids" require an incredibly fast connection, and tons of bandwidth. The typical smartphone user has neither the speed nor the data capacity to use the new technology: after extended buffering waiting for the holovid to load, a user would exhaust his data plan within minutes.

  • Intel teams with Indian firm to launch 'Eddy' tablet for children

    Intel has teamed with Indian education startup Metis Learning on an Android tablet that aims to keep children away from violent TV content and games on their parents' smartphones.

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