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First pictures of new Google Glass emerge a year after sales pulled

New version of wearable headset features a foldable design and will focus on business users<p>Pictures of a new version of Google Glass have emerged in filings with American authorities, revealing a bendy design more akin to typical glasses.<p>Google pulled sales of its £1,000 wearable headset almost a …

Microsoft's 2015 Acquisitions: Mobile, Analytics, Security

Microsoft bought a lot of companies during 2015. What were they, and what did they bring to the tech giant?<p>Looks like you've hit your article limit. …

Business Technology

These 5 tech companies are sitting on $430 billion in cash

American tech companies are sitting on a massive pile of cash.<p>Just five U.S.-based tech firms -- Apple, Microsoft, Google, Cisco Systems and Oracle -- had cash reserves of $430.3 billion at the end of 2014, the vast majority of which were held overseas, according to a new report from Moody's …

Time Warner

Office For Windows 10 Is Going To Have A Ton Of 'Touch' Functionality Built In — Here Are The Coolest Tricks

One of the most anticipated features of the new Office for Windows 10 is its touch-friendly functionalities.<p>Microsoft has added touch features in the new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook. These new apps will be pre-installed in all phones and tablets running Windows 10.<p>On …

Apps

On the sidelines: how the NFL is making use of the Surface Pro 2

Now that we've talked about the design process behind the NFL's Surface Pro 2s, it's time to show you how these things are actually being used throughout the league. It's worth noting that at least for now, the functionality of the Sideline Viewing System is limited to players and coaches …

Apple Pay claimed 1% of November’s digital payment dollars, new report says

A new report from ITG has revealed that Apple Pay was responsible for 1% of the total digital payment dollars spent in November. The study also found that 60% of new Apple Pay customers used the service multiple times throughout the month, while competing services like PayPal see only 20% of …

WhatsApp might be working on a web client

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned mobile messaging app, might be landing on desktops in the near future.<p>While WhatsApp rose to popularity as a mobile messaging app that uses the smartphone’s SIM card to authenticate, and it’s stuck to mobile devices so far, that might be changing soon, according to an …

Leaked Windows 10 build reveals new Xbox app and Cortana integration

An early look at consumer features<p>Microsoft is currently readying an updated preview of Windows 10 to focus on the consumer features of the upcoming operating system. While the company plans to detail those improvements at a January press event, a consumer build (9901) has leaked out onto the web …

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.<p>But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat without …

By 2020, 90% of World’s Population Aged over 6 Will Have a Mobile Phone: Report

Ericsson has released its latest Mobility Report today, revealing that the ongoing growth of the smartphone market isn’t likely to slow down any time soon thanks to increasing numbers of users coming online in countries like China and India.<p>According to the study, which looks at data forecasts up …

Why Amazon’s new Lambda cloud service is a huge deal for devs — and the cloud market

At Amazon Web Services’ big annual user conference in Las Vegas this week, executives from the market-leading public cloud made all the moves that spectators were expecting: a few new products, a new generation of server chips for running applications, some customer wins, and greater support for …

As Developers Depart, Google Glass Is Ready To Become This Era’s Segway

Just over 18 months ago Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said he found having to talk to Google Glass out loud “the weirdest thing” and admitted that there would be “places where Google Glass are inappropriate.” Well, hello! I think the average person could have told Google this long before they spent …

White House computer network is hacked, official says

A White House computer network was hit by hackers, resulting in a series of outages and connectivity issues, a White House official said Tuesday.<p>The official, who asked not to be named discussing the security issues, would not comment on who was believed to be behind the attack. Russian hackers …

Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned?

My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways.<p>After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into each other. That is why our automobiles need tank-like …

Ebola Airport Screenings Won't Do a Damn Thing

Along with shoe X-rays and toiletries in ziploc bags, we can now welcome fever checks as the latest addition to airport security theater. Today, U.S. …

Skype gets a new UI, downloads now available for Windows and OS X

Microsoft has announced today that they are releasing a new version of Skype for both Windows and OS X. For those of you on Windows, there is a new …

Steve Jobs’s Biggest Talent Wasn’t What You Think It Was

Though it’s been three years since Apple CEO Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011, the tech world remains fascinated as ever with his legacy.<p>In today’s 29th Floor episode, <i>Fast Company</i> senior writer Chuck Salter talks to executive editor Rick Tetzeli, coauthor of the upcoming book <i>Becoming Steve</i> …

Steve Jobs

Report: Google Is Making Yet Another Messaging App

<i>The Economic Times</i> is reporting that Google is working hard to launch a messaging service similar to WhatsApp. Because what the world definitely …

Windows 10: One Operating System To Rule PCs, Phones, Tablets

Microsoft just announced the newest version of Windows. It's called Windows 10. Yes, there's no Windows 9 — Microsoft has decided to skip a digit in …

Windows 10sion: what's old is new again, and that's a problem

There was never really any doubt that the next version of Windows was going to look at least a little like Windows 7. Even Windows 8.1 was a step back in that direction for Microsoft, bringing back the Start button that so many millions of customers missed. But for all the time Terry Myerson and …

Here is everything we know about Windows 9 'Threshold' so far

On Tuesday, September 30, Microsoft will hold an event in San Francisco where the company will begin to reveal what is next for its Windows operating …

Windows Phone

Why cloud computing is still a hard sell, but doesn’t have to be

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Ericsson<p>The definitions of cloud computing have shifted a lot in the past several years, but a few things never change. …

Microsoft offers first look at new Windows - and gives it a name | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will unveil a new name for its best-known product on Tuesday when it offers the first official glimpse of its latest Windows operating system.<p>A shadow of a man using his mobile phone is cast near Microsoft logo at the 2014 Computex exhibition in Taipei June 4, …

Chinese government bans Windows 8 from its computers

Largest buyer in world's largest PC market says it won't buy Windows 8, in fresh blow to software company<p>China's government says it will avoid buying PCs running Windows 8, in a setback for Microsoft's efforts to promote the operating system.<p>The government is the largest buyer of computer software …

Microsoft, SAP Strengthen Ties With Mobile, Data, Cloud Partnership

Microsoft and SAP are two old-school enterprise vendors that have been partnering for almost 20 years, and this week their partnership is taking a pronounced leap into the future as they come together around cloud, mobile and big data products.<p>To that end, the partnership involves 3 parts:<p><b>The …

More data means more data scientists, & they need more data tools

SAN FRANCISCO — Ask analytics wonk Tom Davenport what’s changed in the decades since companies started collecting and reporting on data, and he’ll talk about the rise in the number of data sources, the emergence of data scientists, and the need to get more people inside companies analyzing data.<p>But …

Big data, what have you done for me lately?

In gearing up to attend this week’s DataBeat, I found myself thinking about what I want out of the conference. I’ve dreamed about being able to analyze <i>all</i> the data that’s relevant to my company and what that could do for me as a CMO.<p>Imagine the insights: how customers use a product, how they …

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

Windows Phone 8.1 review: Microsoft's mobile OS finally feels whole

Android, iOS, Windows Phone. Each of these mobile platforms had to start somewhere, and none were anywhere near perfect on the first try. Fortunately, each OS gets better with every iteration until, at some point, it all just <i>clicks</i>. Arguably, Windows Phone just came of age with its latest update, …