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Biology Shows Us How To Prevent Hackers From Stealing Data

Given that digital information is more central than ever, it's worrisome that the history of data security is littered with failure.<p>Organizations seeking to be better prepared for and more resilient in response to information threats may want to draw on a far larger and older source of lessons on …

Evernote gets a new update, adds custom reminders

Two weeks ago, Evernote added reminders for its iOS, Mac and web apps – but no such luck for Android. If you were waiting patiently to try out reminders on Evernote for Android, your day has come. Evernote 5.1 is now available via Google Play.<p>So how do the reminders work? The new update places a …

ConnectED program could deliver 100Mbps broadband to 99 percent of US students

Many attempts to supply broadband to US students, on- and off-campus, have been imperfect at best: they either leave gaps in coverage or carry woefully inadequate bandwidth. The White House is aiming for much, much better service through its ConnectED initiative. The proposed five-year program …

Google Says: Save Energy, Ditch Your Data Center

Mountain View, CA.—If you want to save energy, get rid of your servers, says Urs Hoelzle, senior vice president of technical infrastructure at Google.<p>Server and data center under-utilization is one of the primary sources of waste and inefficiency in computing, argued Hoelzle, who served as the …

Facebook unveils Presto engine for querying 250 PB data warehouse

At a conference for developers at Facebook (s fb) headquarters on Thursday, engineers working for the social networking giant revealed that it’s …

Apple hammers Google witness hard in e-book pricing trial

NEW YORK -- Apple had a field day with Google in court here on Thursday.<p>Apple started to pick away at the Department of Justice's claim that the tech giant conspired to inflate e-book prices by repeatedly and rapidly firing questions at a key Google witness.<p>The tactic paid off for lead Apple …

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How Facebook looks to users and computers to improve its Graph Search results

Facebook (s fb) doesn’t devote thousands of people to its fledgling Graph Search tool, so it needs to make improvements with minimal amounts of …

Google CEO: people won't 'collapse in terror' when someone uses Glass in a bathroom

Google CEO Larry Page has again moved to reassure consumers over the privacy implications of Google Glass. Speaking at the company's annual shareholder meeting, Page told investors that privacy fears will fade as people begin to integrate wearable technology into their lives, noting "it is not that …

iOS 7, Mac OS X Updates, MacBooks and More: What to Expect at Apple's WWDC

It has been nearly nine months since Apple has held its last big event. In that time the company has suffered from some issues on Wall Street, been …