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Ruby picks up the pace for scientific computing

The VirtualModule leverages a Julia transpiler to speed up code execution

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Inbox is displaying a new search feature that highlights businesses, contacts, and other details

It's a quick way to find an airline membership number, a recent contact, or other refinements like attachments.

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Get started in data science: 5 steps you can take online for free

There's been a flurry of free resources popping up online to help those who are intrigued to learn more. Here's a small sampling for each step of the way.

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Okta partners with Google to secure cloud identities

Okta and Google have announced a partnership aimed at getting enterprises to secure their users' identities in the cloud.

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Google's new Crowdsource app wants human help for better translations and Maps info

Not everything can be improved with algorithms, so Google is soliciting your help to increase the accuracy of Maps, handwriting translation, and other key services.

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Attackers deploy rogue proxies on computers to hijack HTTPS traffic

A new attack analyzed by malware researchers from Microsoft uses Word documents with malicious code that configures browsers to use a web proxy controlled by attackers.

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Intel's new Kaby Lake chips for PC: Here's the company's vision

New chips can be a reason to upgrade PCs. But does Intel's latest 7th Generation Core chip, code-named Kaby Lake, have enough bite to trigger replacements of old PCs?

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New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

A destructive ransomware program deletes files from web servers and asks administrators for money to return them, though it's not clear if attackers can actually deliver on this promise.

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HPE is betting big on AI to fuel your apps and analytics

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has made no secret of its desire to push further into big data, and on Tuesday it announced two key new offerings.

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Apple must repay $14.5 billion in underpaid taxes in Ireland

Apple's tax benefits in Ireland are illegal, and the company will have to pay up to €13 billion (US$14.5 billion) in back taxes, plus interest. That's the verdict European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager delivered Tuesday, wrapping up...

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Silicon Valley rains money on Clinton

Trump's financial support in California is tepid, and that's particularly true in the tech stronghold.

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Uber, Alphabet autonomous car rivalry heats up

The race to develop autonomous cars is making rivals of old friends as is evident from the exit of Alphabet’s senior executive David Drummond from the board of Uber Technologies.

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Privacy groups complain to FTC about WhatsApp policy changes

Privacy groups in the U.S. have complained to the Federal Trade Commission that changes last week in WhatsApp’s terms and privacy policy break its previous promise that user data collected would not be used or disclosed for marketing...

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New Surface Pro 3 firmware update should solve battery woes

Surface Pro 3 owners who have had problems getting reasonable battery life from their tablet have relief coming their way in the form of a new firmware update.

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Hackers had a chance to hamper voting by deleting records

A U.S. cybersecurity monitor has uncovered more breaches of election agencies on top of attacks described in an FBI report leaked on Monday.

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As 5G heads for IoT, 4G is far from done

The iPhone 7 expected to debut on Sept. 7 may offer a glimpse into the future of smartphones, but it won’t have 5G. And even though the next generation of cellular is due to launch in 2020, high-end handsets may be LTE-only for years...

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Laptops are about to get a whole lot faster

Up to 50% of laptops sold in 2018 will have SSDs, which will vastly improve performance and durability of the computers.

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After bias furor, Facebook replaces people with algorithms

After taking heat earlier this year over allegations of political bias, Facebook announced that it's replacing fallible humans with new algorithms to select items for its "Trending" topics feature.

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