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Google Glass a Bust?

Google Glass a Bust?
April 24, 2014 No Comments »

Despite its novelty and a wearables market that some foresee as having significant potential, Google Glass may be in for a struggle to gain traction. In addition to the social strain it has caused—the front-facing camera turns wearers into walking ... Read More »

Wage-Fixing Settlement to Help IT Employment?

Wage-Fixing Settlement to Help IT Employment?
April 23, 2014 No Comments »

A lawsuit against Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel and other major technology firms alleging wage fixing and no-poaching agreements may result in a settlement, judging from a pickup in talks. A number of companies in the suit have already proposed to ... Read More »

Telecommuting Trend Grows Despite Yahoo, Others

Telecommuting Trend Grows Despite Yahoo, Others
April 21, 2014 No Comments »

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stirred debate when she ended Yahoo’s telecommuting policy, saying that although “people are more productive when they’re alone,” they’re “they’re more collaborative and innovative when they’re together.” But according to Network World, a PGi survey has ... Read More »

Open Source Software Beats Proprietary?

Open Source Software Beats Proprietary?
April 18, 2014 No Comments »

According to a recent study by Coverity, which deals with software quality and testing, open source software tends to be less prone to code defects than its proprietary competition. Open source took a hit following recent revelations of the Heartbleed ... Read More »

Wintel to Become Indroid?

Wintel to Become Indroid?
April 17, 2014 No Comments »

As Intel seeks to take a bigger bite of the mobile market, which has been dominated by ARM, it is looking more to Android than Windows as its biggest target. Citing company CEO Brian Krzanich, Computerworld notes, “Intel hopes to ... Read More »

Technology Jobs: No Degree Necessary?

Technology Jobs: No Degree Necessary?
April 15, 2014 No Comments »

Degrees from universities are increasingly unaffordable, and for some employment areas, they may be increasingly unnecessary. Patrick Thibodeau at Computerworld cites a study of technology employees in New York City that discovered “that 44% of jobs in the city’s ‘tech ... Read More »

Intel Restructuring Costs Jobs

Intel Restructuring Costs Jobs
April 11, 2014 No Comments »

In a move to help it focus more on mobile as PC sales continue to decline, Intel is shuttering a Costa Rica–based plant for assembly and testing. The end of operations there will cost some 1,500 jobs. This move follows ... Read More »

Supercomputer Tests Immersion Cooling

Supercomputer Tests Immersion Cooling
April 10, 2014 No Comments »

Liquid cooling offers a number of benefits for computing deployments, including greater efficiency and the ability to pack more infrastructure into a smaller space. Intel and SGI are putting this concept to the test in supercomputing: the companies have immersed ... Read More »

Happy 50th Birthday to the Mainframe

Happy 50th Birthday to the Mainframe
April 9, 2014 No Comments »

The mainframe—the technology that just won’t die—reached its 50th birthday on April 7, according to IBM. Despite naysayers predicting the demise of this mode of computing, it has hung on in many companies and may even be subject to a ... Read More »

Government Security Breaches Rampant

Government Security Breaches Rampant
April 8, 2014 No Comments »

Breaches of U.S. government IT systems are widespread, beyond even existing reports, according to ZDNet’s David Gewirtz. In testimony before a Senate committee, Government Accountability Office (GAO) director of Information Security Issues Gregory C. Wilshusen said, “In addition, although most ... Read More »