US reviews use of cellphone spying technology

The Department of Justice aims to disclose more about the use of the cell-site simulators

HP promises warranty on overclocked desktops popular with gamers

HP has also given its tower desktops a makeover with a metallic finish

Dave Goldberg, entrepreneur and husband of Facebook's Sandberg, dies

Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, passed away suddenly at 47

ACLU: NSA phone dragnet should be killed not amended

The recent USA Freedom Act doesn't go far enough in reforming surveillance, an ACLU lawyer says

Microsoft woos developers with SDK for Band fitness tracker

The SDK allows developers to access the caloric data stored in Band, among other functions

Telecom trade groups, ISPs ask for delay of net neutrality rules

Seven organizations file partial stay requests with the Federal Communications Commission

How many Chrome OS devices do you own?

In today's open source roundup: Chrome OS users often own more than one device. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu 15.04. And VLC 1.3.2 has been released for Android.


14 technology terms explained in everyday language

This site uses clever metaphors to demystify technology without the jargon

Companies must teach employees how to swim in new oceans of data

Analytics is becoming a part of the job at every level of the organization, but few companies are prepared

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See the World Video Game Hall of Fame Class of 2015 finalists

15 classic games nominated to be inducted as first class of Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester.

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IT Salary Survey 2015: Free research on dozens of tech titles

Download our 29th annual IT Salary Survey special report in a handy PDF format and find out the latest trends in pay, the state of the job market and the hottest skills today.

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Enterprises overlook legal issues in breach preparedness

Companies preparing for data breaches and cyber security incidents too often focus on the technology and overlook the legal aspects.

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7 reasons why the feds shouldn’t mess with encryption

Information security professionals were overwhelmingly opposed to a plea to rethink encryption by the Department of Homeland Security at last week's RSA conference.


Microsoft employees hack up the coolest Surface Pro 3 dock you can't buy

Forget the official Surface Pro 3 docking station. A bunch of Microsoft employees came up with something better as part of a company hackathon.

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Hands-on: 48 hours with the Apple Watch

Enthusiasts rushed to be the first to pre-order the new Apple Watch. Now that it's arrived, was it worth the wait? Our reviewer offers his first impressions.

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'Up-voting' and 'Likes' will change group e-mail if MIT researchers have their way

Social network-like tools could replace the limited and archaic opt-in and opt-out group e-mail management, say MIT researchers.

Developers, download these apps to see if Microsoft is on the right track

This week Microsoft made previews of a number of tools available to developers


Telsa Powerwall is a big rechargeable home battery with benefits

The $3000-and-up battery pack can cut down energy costs or take you off the grid completely.

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#Fail to the chief: When tech trips up presidential candidates

The run-up to the 2016 Presidential Election promises tech goofs, gaffes, and missteps galore. And we here at ITworld promise to keep track of them all!

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How to check if your ISP is lying about your broadband speed

Your ISP and cell service provider spend plenty of marketing dollars touting their high broadband speeds -- but are they telling you the truth? Here's how to find out.

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