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  • IBM Watson cooks up some new dishes

    Posted August 29, 2014 - 4:59 pm

    When not busy helping to find new treatments for cancer, IBM Watson is helping to cook up a few new dishes as well.
  • Appeals court denies Oracle request to restore $1.3 billion judgment against SAP

    Posted August 29, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    Oracle has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to restore US$1.3 billion judgment in its copyright-infringement lawsuit against SAP, but will have the options of taking a lesser amount of money or pursuing a new trial.
  • How to enable shortcodes in Wordpress widgets

    Posted August 29, 2014 - 10:28 am

    Shortcodes in Wordpress are small snippets of text that you can enter into a post or page body which trigger a larger function to run at that position. It’s the equivalent of inserting a program inline with your content and it’s useful in many scenarios. Wouldn’t it be nice to have this power in sidebar widgets as well?
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    ITworld cartoons 2014: The year in geek humor (so far)

    Posted August 29, 2014 - 7:30 am

    Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers
  • Don’t call them “delivery guys” anymore [CARTOON]

    Posted August 29, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Thanks to the cloud, the “as a service” trend is getting a little out of control
  • Question

    How to fix problem with document cache in Microsoft Office?

    Posted August 29, 2014 - 12:42 am

    I’m having a really annoying problem with Office. I keep getting an error that says “The Microsoft Office document cache encountered a problem.
  • Paging Dr. Watson, IBM's medical adviser for the future

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 5:39 pm

    IBM continues to make the case for the nascent field of cognitive computing, showing off some Watson prototypes Thursday that could help speed scientific discovery in the medical field, by scanning large volumes of literature and data far more quickly then humans can, and suggesting possible leads.
  • CIOs share their secrets to project success

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 2:50 pm

    Three CIOs discuss how they balance traditional and unconventional approaches to keep projects on track and deliver on their promises.
  • Enthusiast developer keeps Windows XP alive with unofficial 'Service Pack 4'

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    Windows XP users may now download a fourth service pack for the 13-year-old operating system, but it isn't coming from Microsoft.
  • This more-powerful Raspberry Pi competitor is totally free

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    Wishing your Raspberry Pi had more power for all those hardware hacking projects you have planned? There's a new barebones board on the market that may better fit your needs, and right now you can sign-up for your chance to get it for free.
  • Chromebook Pixel revisited: 18 months with Google's luxury laptop

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 2:32 pm

    Is it crazy to pay $1300 for a Chromebook? Some reflections after a year and a half of living with Google's luxurious Pixel.
  • 9 secrets to project management success

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 1:25 pm

    Project management seems so straightforward. You set a deadline. You set a budget. You select the right people. The project gets done.
  • Microsoft should ante up to users for scammed Windows Store apps

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    Microsoft finally did the right thing by finally ridding the Windows Store of 1,500 scams and copycat apps. But here's one thing it's not yet doing: Actively searching out users who paid for the fraudulent apps and paying them back.
  • Why old iPhones become sluggish over time

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 1:15 pm

    One of the unusual consequences of being in the computer business is that I tend to own more devices than the average person. Therefore, when a family friend recently broke her iPhone 4s, I didn't hesitate to visit the Tabini Museum of Antique Handsets and Tablets in my basement and dig out my old iPhone 4 to lend to her for a few weeks. After all, with a new model all but certain to be announced by mid-September, it would make little sense to purchase a new handset before then.
  • Round smartwatches mean more work for developers

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 11:27 am

    The arrival of the first round Android Wear-based smartwatches means developers have to take extra care to ensure their apps look good.
  • Microsoft unifies OneDrive consumer and workplace versions on Android app

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 11:19 am

    Microsoft has consolidated the consumer and enterprise editions of OneDrive under a single Android app, a move it plans to replicate across all the platforms that the cloud storage service runs on.
  • 6 powerful Google Apps features you're probably not using

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 10:10 am

    Google Drive apps are loved for their simplicity and ease of use, but don't let that fool you. There's a whole lot of power locked up in these web apps. And while we'd never put the suite on a par with Microsoft Office, there are some impressive features in Docs, Sheets, and Slides that you've likely overlooked.
  • Microsoft purges 1,500 copycat, fraudulent Windows 8.1 apps

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 10:06 am

    Microsoft has begun clamping down on sham Windows Store apps that try to dupe users into paying for free software, the company announced Wednesday.
  • Microsoft reissues patch that crippled Windows PCs

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 9:55 am

    Microsoft today re-released a security update that was pulled two weeks ago after users packed the company's support discussion forum with reports of crippled computers.
  • SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 9:50 am

    While SAP has made a big push into mobile software and device management with the acquisition of Sybase and a series of apps, it hasn't made overt moves into the devices market. But this could change down the road, judging from a recently published patent application submitted by SAP.
  • Microsoft finally cracks down on deceptive Windows Store 'crap apps'

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 9:49 am

    So-called deceptive "crap apps" have always plagued the Windows Store. But now, Microsoft appears to be finally ready to do something about them.
  • Rhapsody unRadio is no Pandora One killer but it's free (for some)

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 9:47 am

    In June, Rhapsody and T-Mobile announced Rhapsody unRadio, a subscription streaming music service. This isn't the first time we've seen such an arrangement. Mobile carriers and music streaming services are increasingly getting together in this one-hand-washes-the-other kind of way (as evidenced by the relationships between AT&T and Beats Music and Sprint and Spotify). Getting free or less-expensive music streaming is a perk that might attract customers to a particular carrier, and pre-packaging the services with specific data plans increases the services' visibility.
  • IBM uses Watson as part of new cloud service

    Posted August 28, 2014 - 9:46 am

    IBM announced late Wednesday that it's making its artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, available to researchers as a cloud service.
  • IBM Watson now answers your questions before you ask

    Posted August 27, 2014 - 10:02 pm

    IBM has upgraded its Watson Discovery Advisor data analysis service so it can answer your questions before you even ask.
  • White Paper

    An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Node.js

    Posted August 27, 2014 - 9:16 pm

    Learn details on getting started with Node.js. This guide will get you set up, and help you access the modules you'll need to do real things. It also covers parsing, asynchronous callbacks, and creating a basic HTTP server. Get started with Node!

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