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Cisco: Recognized By NSS Labs And Very Serious About Cybersecurity

During the last year, we’ve heard a lot of disturbing news about the growing pervasiveness of cyber attacks. While I’m sure you have heard of the incident at Target several months ago, I can assure you that was far from the only attack and that we can expect to hear much more about these kinds of …

The Many Paths to Technology Careers | The Network | The Network

<b>Samantha:</b> Curiosity Hacked was started in the fall of 2012 in response to an overwhelming need my husband and I saw for a different kind of education. The Maker Movement was going strong, but there was very little emphasis or opportunity for skill building, community engagement, or mentoring in …

Your connected home could one day save your life

Consider this scenario: Randall is an elderly man living alone. He's doing pretty well -- until one day he has a mild stroke. In the weeks that follow, he's not as active as usual, getting up later and not leaving the house. Motion detectors, a mattress sensor and a smart door lock in his home …

Home Security and The Internet of Everything | The Network | The Network

Anyone who has suffered a break-in knows just how awful it feels. Even in cases where the damage and financial loss are minimal, the feeling of violation and fear caused by a theft can be overwhelming. The good news is that mobile technology is making home security easier and better than ever …

Fore-eyes: Swingbyte provides instant golf swing feedback to Google Glass

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Unless you’re on the PGA Tour, Swingbyte might be just the thing to help correct that nasty slice. The $169 device attaches to …

Managing a mobile workforce: Think data, not just devices

Susie Adams, CTO, Microsoft Federal<p><i>This blog post was cross-posted from Microsoft in Government blog and written by Susie Adams, chief technology</i> …

Government Technology

Is Your Country Ready For The Internet Of Everything?

The World Economic Forum launched the 2014 Global Information Technology Report (GITR) today, and the annual assessment provides insight into two questions: where will see the next evolution of the Internet take hold, and how can we as a society improve on Big Data?<p>The report includes the Networked …

The Need for a New IT Model: Fast IT and the Convergence of Mobility and Cloud for IoE

<b>Guess what? Convergence is happening again, and it’s happening at a faster pace with more profound implications than I have never seen before.</b><p>Those of us who’ve been in the industry a long time have seen convergence happen over the years across various technologies and areas of IT. This time, we’re …

How would a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 stack up against today’s Android phones?

If the larger screen sizes offered by Android phones has played a significant role in the purchase decisions of those who’ve moved away from the iPhone, it’ll be very interesting to see how many return when the iPhone 6 is launched, with its rumored 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens.<p><i>MacRumors</i> forum …

Rumoured Microsoft Surface Mini Tablet Crops Up In Amazon Listings

Although it hasn’t happened yet, it’s clearly only a matter of time before Microsoft officially unboxes a smaller form-factor version of its Surface tablet. A Surface Mini has been rumoured for well over a year — with both 7- and 8-inch options apparently being considered to augment the company’s …

Riding on virtual reality fever, Virtuix raises $3M round for Omni VR treadmill

Virtual reality continues to be hot in the wake of Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR. And Virtuix is cashing in on that sentiment with a $3 million funding for its Omni virtual reality treadmill.<p>While Oculus provides the goggles to view virtual 3D worlds, the Omni provides the motion …

Sony to begin fixing combustible Vaio Fit laptops in May

It's always sad when a company stumbles during its victory lap, but as Sony looked to gracefully exit the PC business, some spontaneously combusting laptops ruined the day. The company has now issued an update about the Vaio Fit 11A repair program, saying that reservations are now being taken and …