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    Does two-factor authentication need to be fixed?

    Does two-factor authentication need to be fixed? Tough criticisms heard this week from researchers about the effectiveness of two-factor authentication, especially as it's used in its token form for one-time passwords and smartcards, suggest advances need to be made to restore its luster as security protection.

  • Ask the magic 8-ball: Google's Nexus Q brings Play to the home

    Google rolled out what it's calling the world's first social streaming media player Wednesday at its I/O developer conference. The Nexus Q is available through the Google Play Store for $299 and is expected to ship sometime in mid-July.

  • Nexus 7 kills Kindle Fire, but isn't up to iPad, analysts say

    Google's $US199 Nexus 7 tablet is a device that's more than a competitor to Amazon's Kindle Fire, but is not on the same scale as the Apple iPad -- at least not yet, according to analysts.

  • Google's computerized glasses steal the show at I/O

    After teasing people with bits of images and information about the development of its computerized glasses, Google made a splash today showing off Google Glass at Google I/O.

  • Red Hat unveils hybrid Cloud, PaaS plans

    Red Hat is planning to roll out a number of product sets for building hybrid clouds over the next few months, the company said at the Red Hat Summit conference in Boston.

  • IBM freezes salaries of executives, many workers

    IBM this year won't be awarding pay raises to its executives as well as some of its workers.

  • Google launches Nexus 7 tablet, Jelly Bean and spherical Nexus Q device for home use

    As expected, Google on Wednesday announced a $199, 7-in. tablet called Nexus 7 that will run on Android 4.1, dubbed Jelly Bean.

  • Google announces Nexus Q to compete with Apple TV

    Google on Wednesday announced the Nexus Q streaming device, which will streaming movies and music from the cloud and will compete with direct Apple TV.

  • Google introduces new Nexus 7 tablet, priced at $199.99

    Google on Wednesday introduced the Nexus 7 tablet, which has a 7-inch screen and is priced at $199.99

  • Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' takes on Apple's Siri

    New OS also boosts performance improvements, actionable notifications; Kindle Fire competitor also unveiled

  • Microsoft releases Office 365 for Education

    Microsoft will launch on Wednesday a version of its Office 365 cloud collaboration and communication suite that is specifically aimed at K-12 schools and universities.

  • IBM, lab join hands to boost US competitiveness

    IBM is joining hands with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop new technology, products and processes critical to the U.S. infrastructure in an effort to boost the global competitiveness of the country.

  • Terremark executive shakeup

    For the third time in two years, there's an executive shakeup at Terremark, the Verizon-owned cloud service provider.

  • Extreme Networks next up with SDN strategy

    Extreme Networks threw its hat into the SDN ring this week by disclosing its programmability strategy for data centers, mobile carrier networks and campuses.

  • Does Google's $199 tablet target $499 iPad or Kindle Fire?

    As Google prepares to unveil a highly-anticipated 7-in. tablet for $199 at Google I/O today, a big question lingers: Is the new Nexus 7 intended to take on the $199 Kindle Fire, or the highly popular $499 iPad?

  • Gunmen drive into Microsoft's Greece headquarters, set van on fire

    Armed men drove a stolen van loaded with gas canisters into the Microsoft Greece headquarters in Athens on Wednesday and set it on fire, causing damage to the building.

  • FTC goes after Wyndham for data beaches at its hotels

    A little over a month after the FBI warned travelers of an uptick in data being stolen via hotel Internet connections, the Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and three of its subsidiaries for alleged data security failures that led to three data breaches at Wyndham hotels in less than two years.

  • Developers to Google: We need platform unity for Nexus tablet

    With the presumptive launch of Google's Nexus 7 tablet mere days or hours away, developers at Google I/O 2012 are emphasizing the need for a unified platform on which they can do their work.

  • EU court rejects Microsoft antitrust appeal, but shaves 4 percent off its fine

    The General Court of the European Union has rejected Microsoft's appeal of a 2008 European Commission antitrust ruling, but has reduced the fine Microsoft must pay from €899 million (US$1.1 billion) to €860 million.

  • HP, Oracle clash over software partnerships in closing trial arguments

    Lawyers for Hewlett-Packard and Oracle argued opposite views of independent software vendors' obligations to hardware makers on Tuesday in the closing arguments of a lawsuit over Oracle's decision to stop porting its products to HP's Itanium platform.