Tech Trends

How Chromebooks Aim To (Finally) Crack The Consumer Market In 2017

Google's lightweight laptops are already a hit in education, but a bigger retail push is coming.<p>It was a bit strange to be interviewing Lenovo's head of Chromebooks at CES, seeing as Lenovo didn't bring any Chromebooks to the electronics industry's annual trade show.<p>But Jeffrey Meredith, the …

Chromebook

Beware This New Gmail Scam That Is Tricking Even Tech-Savvy Users

Here is what you need to know in order to stay safe from a new, sophisticated phishing attack.<p>Hackers have launched a new phishing attack that is tricking even tech-savvy users. Here is what you need to know in order to protect yourself:<p>Here is how the attack works: Hackers who have breached …

Security

Cisco CEO reveals what happened at the 'interactive' Trump Tower tech meeting with Silicon Valley power players

DAVOS, Switzerland — Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, attended President-elect Donald Trump's December tech summit at Trump Tower.<p>Almost all of Silicon Valley's heavy hitters were there, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and Alphabet Executive Chairman …

Silicon Valley

2017 IT Forecast: Cloudy With A Chance Of Security Concerns

Public cloud adoption and security concerns are expected to grow as more businesses transition to the cloud.<p>Cloud is here to stay, but the future is …

Technology

Still talk on the phone? You can make calls with this Viio Vezzo smart mirror

Need to call your friend while you put in your contacts? A company called Viio has created mirrors that let you chat through your mirror. Viio equips its mirrors with Bluetooth, so you can connect them wirelessly to your mobile device, tablet or computer. The built-in microphone and speakers let …

Home Depot

Protectionism Is an Economic Dead End, Booming Sweden Says - Bloomberg

Globalization and technological change are unstoppable processes that need to be managed using market forces and the welfare state, according to …

Europe

YouTube launches a new video sharing feature in Canada, invite-only elsewhere

YouTube has been testing a new conversation feature which allows users to share videos and have conversations with their friends and family directly within the video network’s application. Today, Google has officially launched the new feature, but only in Canada…<p>The new YouTube sharing option is …

Google

You can now control Vizio SmartCast devices through Google Home

Vizio’s SmartCast devices can now be controlled directly through Google Home, in essence adding voice controls to Vizio’s latest speakers and TVs. It’s a natural move forward for Vizio, which has been making SmartCast — the company’s branding for its smart TVs and speakers with integrated …

Smart Homes

Tesla’s new VP of Autopilot Software explains why he made the move from Apple

Earlier this month, Chris Lattner announced that he was leaving Apple to lead Tesla’s Autopilot software team after a decade at the Cupertino company where he led the development of the Swift programming language and developer tools.<p>There have been rumors about why he was leaving Apple, but the …

Tesla

Hackers break into Samsung Smartcam again

After publishing the first exploits at DEFCON 22, the device giant fixed all the old vulnerabilities but one.<p>Samsung's SmartCam has fit into users' DIY surveillance setups for years thanks to its smartphone control and local (non-cloud) storage. But at last August's DEFCON 22 security conference, …

Samsung

Foxconn Planning New Facility to Help Apple Build Prototypes of New Products

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is planning to build a new facility next to the iPhone maker's upcoming research and development center in Shenzhen, China, according to <i>Nikkei Asian Review</i>.<p>The report cites an unnamed source who claims the facility will enable Foxconn to "better help Apple create …

Apple News

Red Hat Breaks Down Barriers to Enterprise Container Adoption with Dynamic Storage Provisioning in Latest Version of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

RALEIGH, N.C. — January 18, 2017 —<p>Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general …

Open Source

Google+ isn't dead and these are the people still using it the most

For many, Google+ may still be seen as the punchline to jokes about failed social networks, but the Google product still has a large and loyal following — just not necessarily among the groups you might think.<p>And, for better or worse, Google is still invested in supporting the network and its …

Google

Israel secures top-10 ranking in 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index

Moving up one spot from last year, Israel has been named the 10th most innovative economy in the world, in the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index.<p>The …

Innovation

Ford patents a car camera system to get you the best shots for social media

Ford has a new patent out for a vehicle camera system – but it’s not designed for use in autonomous cars, as you might imagine. Instead, it’s a vehicle-mounted camera concept that would use data fed by the vehicle itself about its speed, trajectory and more to determine how to best position …

Technology

Cloud Security IoT: A Look At What Lies Ahead

In the brave new world of cloud, security teams must be as agile as possible. This means leveraging proactive monitoring tools, locking down access …

Cybersecurity

Threaded messaging comes to Slack

Keep conversations organized and easy to follow with Threads<p>When you’re working with your team in Slack, discussions can move quickly and cover a lot …

Technology

Ixigo Acqui-Hires Reach, a Content Sharing Technology Startup

As part of the deal, the Reach team will be joining ixigo to help enhance ixigo’s already existing products by providing travellers not just utility, …

Startups

Cybersecurity Issues Among Key Challenges to Enterprise Mobility [Webinar]

For business today, advancements in technology have revolutionized the way their employees work, and for the last decade, smartphones have been at …

Cybersecurity

Direct from Davos: The Buzz on Tech and Globalization

Greetings again from snowy Davos, Switzerland, where I am attending the World Economic Forum annual meeting.<p>I moderated a panel Tuesday morning about …

Innovation

Microsoft acquires Sweden-based 3D tech products maker Simplygon

The company says Simplygon's technology will strengthen Microsoft's 3D creation.<p>Microsoft on Tuesday, 17 January confirmed that it acquired …

Microsoft

Is technology forcing marketing off-course?

<i>The Drum Network meets Professor Alan Tapp of Bristol Social Marketing Centre and Maxwell Painter, CEO of Unrival, to discuss whether the dizzying</i> …

Marketing

Cybersecurity’s ProtectWise adds $25 million to keep building its tech that records everything

ProtectWise, a hot Denver startup in the even hotter cybersecurity industry, plans to announce Wednesday that it has raised another $25 million from …

Cybersecurity

YouTube in-app messaging goes live in Canada first

Sharing YouTube videos with your friends just got a whole lot easier — provided you live in Canada or know somebody who does. The company’s new …

Google

Collibra nabs $50M at reported $650M valuation led by ICONIQ

Data governance and management startup Collibra — originally founded in Belgium but now based out of New York to help businesses in sectors like finance and healthcare to manage and comply with data retention policies — has raised $50 million in its latest round of funding.<p>The company is not …

Startups

Using Threat Analysis In the Security Operations Center

Roselle Safra<p>Co-founder & CEO<p>Uplevel Security<p>Roselle Safra<p>Roselle Safran was previously the Cybersecurity Operations Branch Chief at the Executive …

Cybersecurity

Why every company needs to modernize its software factory

Software has played an integral role in business for decades by optimizing the silos of sales, marketing, product development, HR, finance and so on. …

Innovation

Registration Now Open for CES Asia 2017 - CES Asia

<b>Expanded show to feature new CES Asia Innovation Awards program highlighting outstanding tech breakthroughs</b><p><b>Arlington, V</b><b>A</b><b>,</b> <b>January 17</b><b>, 201</b><b>7</b> <b>–</b> …

Innovation

Vine is dead, long live Vine Camera

Twitter’s short-lived video platform Vine may have been discontinued, with Twitter today ceremonially switching off all sharing, liking, commenting …

Social Media

No more ransomware?

Ransomware was a billion dollar problem last year, and it’s getting worse. A new report from Cybersecurity Ventures details dozens of new ransomware …

Cybersecurity