I've sat through more than my share of demos and presentations that have been momentarily derailed by a mad search for the proper cable to connect a laptop to a projector. So when someone promises a device that can put an end to our VGA-or-DVI-driven crisis of confidence, I'm willing take a look.
In the retail stampede that now marks the holiday shopping season, Black Friday is being trampled right along with the occasional unlucky store employee. We now live in a "Black November" dystopia: a nonstop onslaught of deals that starts the first day of November and lasts the entire month.
Security researches are gradually raising warnings that the Internet of Things will increase, by multitudes, the number of things that can be hacked and attacked. The Hitchcockian plotlines are endless.
The holiday season is officially underway. Your good cheer could quickly turn sour, though, if you don't secure your browser before shopping online. Research from Qualys found that almost 40 percent of all browsers have critical vulnerabilities that could enable cyber criminals access to your personal data.
Microsoft today pushed back once again against the idea that it's giving the National Security Agency (NSA) carte blanche access to its cloud-based services, an allegation that's cropped up in media reports since the revelations from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began last June.
Everybody knows, or ought to know, about the risks of being hacked. But it's easy to slip into a level of denial about an amorphous threat and get careless if you don't think anybody is out specifically to get you.
Once upon a time some Carnegie Mellon University researchers came up with a scheme to use stories and pictures to help users live happily ever after by creating and remembering dozens of passwords – and avoiding use of the exact same passwords for multiple sites.
Touch-ready notebook PCs will account for about 11% of all laptops shipped this year, an improvement over 2012 when customers had few choices if they wanted to smudge screens, a market research analyst said today.
While China's demand for electronics continues to soar, the tech services market may be shrinking for U.S. enterprise vendors. Security concerns over U.S. secret surveillance are giving the Chinese government and local companies more reason to trust domestic vendors, according to industry experts.
One gauge of industry progress on the software-defined networking front is the momentum of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the user-lead group that is spelling out the core SDN standards and championing the cause.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is the hottest thing going today, but there is considerable confusion surrounding everything from the definition of the term to the different architectures and technologies suppliers are putting forward.
Two of the leading cloud computing providers today announced significant revisions to their on-demand virtual machines, with Rackspace rolling out new higher performing SSD-based VMs, and Amazon Web Services reducing the prices on one class of its VMs and introducing a service for graphics processing.
VMware today said that its popular virtualization and cloud management products have security vulnerabilities that could lead to denials of service for customers using ESX and ESXi hypervisors and management platforms including vCenter Server Appliance and vSphere Update Manager.