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Twitter goes on the offense against online trolls

Twitter is taking the offensive in its ongoing battle online trolls and hopes to identify them before users even turn them in.

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Network World Award program: Searching for Enterprise All Stars

Network World will celebrate 5 companies that realized demonstrable gains from ambitious tech efforts

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Windows 7 share decline stalls, hinting at tough transition to 10

Windows 7's decline in user share, driven for a year by desertions to Windows 10, has stalled for the last eight months.

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Google's new Playables ad platform lets you try out games before you download them

With Google's Playables users can test limited versions of Play Store games over HTML5.

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Microsoft's budget Windows VR headsets roll out to developers soon

A lucky few developers will be able to get their hands on a low-cost Windows virtual reality headset starting this month. Microsoft announced Wednesday that the Acer Mixed Reality Developer Edition headset will start rolling out to a...

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Acer's Windows VR headset shows promise, needs polish

Microsoft unveiled the first Windows Mixed Reality headset Wednesday, and an early look at a prototype version of the hardware shows promise, along with room for improvement.

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Mingis on Tech: The skinny on self-driving cars, wireless iPhone charging and Wi-Fi lights

Here's why the self-driving car of your dreams is a mirage, at least for the foreseeable future. But an iPhone that charges wirelessly? That might actually happen.

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Everything we think we know about the Galaxy S8

With just a few weeks to go until Samsung's big event, we've gathered all of the leaks and rumors in one place.

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Azure Stack's third technical preview arrives

Azure Stack, Microsoft’s hybrid cloud system, is getting close to release. On Wednesday, the tech giant unveiled the third major public beta for customers that want to test it out.

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Robots are just as plagued by security vulnerabilities as IoT devices

A security analysis of robots used in homes, businesses and industrial installations has revealed many of the same basic security weaknesses that are commonly found in IoT devices, raising questions about the implications for human...

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Beyond smartphones, Samsung wants its Exynos 9 chip in VR headsets

In a room cordoned off from the Mobile World Congress audience, Samsung was showing off untethered headsets that operates independent of smartphones.

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Five Terminator movies have taught us nothing

In a new study of leading robot manufacturers, most had serious security vulnerabilities which could allow hackers to take over and reprogram the robots to spy on their owners, cause property damage, or even attack humans.

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Facebook uses artificial intelligence to help prevent suicides

Facebook is using a combination of pattern recognition, live chat support from crisis support organizations and integrated tools to prevent suicide, with a focus on its Live service.

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Trump says offshoring displaces ‘our best’ American workers

President Donald Trump promised to crack down on offshore outsourcing, which he blamed for displacing American workers. But he offered no specifics on what he would do.

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Gradle upgrade builds Java apps faster for Android

A new approach to configuration in Gradle 3.4 ends 'dreaded' classpath leakage

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Ford thinks beyond cars for future mobility

The car maker showed off some of its personal mobility prototypes at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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India's Reliance Jio is blazing a trail to all-IP mobile networks

Fast-growing Indian mobile operator Reliance Jio may offer a glimpse of where all mobile networks are going eventually, to packet-based Internet Protocol infrastructure.

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Smart teddy bear maker faces scrutiny over data breach response

Did a toymaker ignore warnings about a data breach? That’s a key question swirling around Spiral Toys, a company behind a line of smart stuffed animals that security researchers worry can be easily hacked.

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