Recreating Reality with Corel's New Tools

By: Rob Enderle    8/11/2015

These latest products from Corel are particularly good with difficult items to deal with realistically like hair, fire, fir, smoke and magic. Yes I sa…

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Verizon Wireless Eliminates 2-Year Contract Model

By: Tara Seals    8/7/2015

Verizon Wireless is breaking with the business model pack, and in a rather astounding way: The carrier is eliminating the whole sign-a-two-year-contra…

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Black Hat Drives Connected Car Hacking Awareness

By: Tara Seals    8/7/2015

At the close of 2014, Gartner forecast that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use this year, up 30 percent from last year, and will reach 25 bil…

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Apple Preps for Future-Thinking Initiatives

By: Tara Seals    8/7/2015

Apple has been busy lately, positioning for breaking new ground on a couple of different fronts-and in one case, quite literally. The computing darlin…

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Windows 10 Update Brings New Opportunity for Ransomware

By: Steve Anderson    8/7/2015

The Windows 10 upgrade has prompted plenty of reaction from the computing community, with some eager to switch and others prepared to wait as long as …

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Three Amazing Personal Devices That Could Displace the iPhone

By: Rob Enderle    8/5/2015

Much as Apple took out firms like Nokia, Palm, and BlackBerry that once dominated this space, Apple itself is vulnerable to the same kind of innovatio…

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Worldwide Tablet Market Declines as Apple, Samsung Lose Steam

By: Tara Seals    8/4/2015

The worldwide tablet market declined 7 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2015. According to preliminary data from the International Data…

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AT&T Launches First Joint DirecTV Bundle, with Wireless

By: Tara Seals    8/3/2015

AT&T is making good on its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV with its first joint service offering: Duo-play packages that bundle satellite TV and ot…

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Southern Tech Scene Can't be Ignored

By: Doug Mohney    8/3/2015

Austin, Boston, Silicon Valley, and Seattle are all well-known hubs for technology and startups-less so, southern cities with maybe the exception of A…

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Google says Encryption Keys are in the Ignition

By: Peter Bernstein    7/31/2015

It has been such a wild few days in the cyber security area with all of the hacks, data breaches, exposures by security folks that all Android and wea…

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Chattanooga Fiber Network Triple Play: Smart Grid, Gigabit, Green Energy

By: Doug Mohney    7/31/2015

Chattanooga is unique for a gigabit class network that covers the entire community, serving over 150,000 homes and businesses. Its advantages go far b…

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Strategy Analytics: Shakeups Abound in the Tablet Market

By: Steve Anderson    7/31/2015

While the tablet market is something of a lesser phenomenon compared to the smartphone market, there's still quite a bit happening. A new report from …

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Chattanooga: Much More than GigCity

By: Doug Mohney    7/31/2015

It is far too simple to say Chattanooga's high-speed fiber optic network is the cornerstone to the city's future growth. While city leaders and operat…

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Taking a Look into Windows 10

By: Joe Rizzo    7/31/2015

On July 29, 2015 the long awaited release of Windows 10 arrived. You may have noticed that Microsoft went from version 8.1 to Windows 10, which is due…

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Windows 10: One Giant Step into the Future

By: Rob Enderle    7/30/2015

This is Windows 10 launch week and things are going pretty well. Unlike some rumors to the contrary, the OEMs are ready with preloads and so far, the …

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Cyberattacks on OPM, Anthem and United Airlines are Linked

By: Peter Bernstein    7/30/2015

The bad news on the cyberattack front got a whole lot worse with a story from Bloomberg by reporters Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson that revealed …

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Comings & Goings: Citrix CEO Steps Down as Company Gears for an Overhaul

By: Tara Seals    7/29/2015

There appears to be a bit of shakeup going on over at Citrix, the venerable distributed computing company. Long-time Citrix CEO Mark Templeton has ann…

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Three Reasons Passwords Are Here to Stay

By: Special Guest    7/28/2015

Siber Systems explains why someday passwords will be a thing of the past, but not any time soon.

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Wheelings & Dealings: Visa Joins Amex with Giant Investment in Payment Startup Stripe

By: Laura Stotler    7/28/2015

Payment startup company Stripe has scored a whopping round of funding, with Visa taking a major interest in the company's technology. The funding amou…

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Google Removing Google Plus Requirements

By: Andrew Bindelglass    7/28/2015

When Google first revealed its answer to social media giants Facebook and Twitter in 2011, it was met largely with a fizzle. With membership in Google…

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US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Validates Class Action Suit Over Data Breach

By: Peter Bernstein    7/27/2015

Since what follows is about legal matters, let me start with the disclosure that I am not a lawyer, have no legal training and this is not an attempt …

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The Do's and Don'ts of Viral Content Promotion

By: Drew Hendricks    7/27/2015

Viral content promotion is the word we use to describe content that just simply takes off on its own. It creates a brand out of nothing and can quickl…

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Windows 10: Z Generation is When Everything Will Change.

By: Rob Enderle    7/24/2015

I started looking at the new Windows 10 ads and it got me thinking about how much change we will have seen that the next generation of Windows users w…

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AT&T-DirecTV Merger May Benefit Consumers in a Big Way

By: Tara Seals    7/24/2015

The FCC is about to approve a $49 billion merger between AT&T and DirecTV, the No. 1 US satellite TV provider, and if the conditions that the commissi…

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AT&T, House of Cards and Net Neutrality

By: Doug Mohney    7/22/2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is green lighting AT&T's $49 billion takeover of DirecTV, in exchange for promises to abide by stricter Ne…

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SpaceX Supply Flight Lost Due to Strut Failure

By: Doug Mohney    7/22/2015

The June 28, 2015 loss of a SpaceX Falcon 9 and its Dragon supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was most likely due to the failure …

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Businesses Have to Get Serious About Security

By: Erik Linask    7/21/2015

It should be a simple prioritization. In light of the increasing number of security breaches across industries, security should find itself at the top…

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Arbor Networks: Average DDoS Attack Size Increasing

By: Peter Bernstein    7/21/2015

Data breaches probably rightfully get the headlines. However, it is hard to argue that in terms of damage to business "in-the-moment" and potentially …

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Constant Connectivity: Are You Addicted to Mobile?

By: Stefania Viscusi    7/21/2015

When's the last time you turned off your cellphone? I mean literally powered down on purpose, not because it died from a low battery. If you're like m…

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Hackers Gain Access to 37 Million Records from AshleyMadison.com

By: Andrew Bindelglass    7/20/2015

AshleyMadison.com, the infamous online dating site targeting married adults who are looking to have an affair, found itself this morning the subject o…

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Symantec, Frost Data to Fund Cybersecurity Tech Incubator

By: Tara Seals    7/20/2015

Symantec and Frost Data Capital have teamed up to start a tech incubator that is meant to fuel innovation in cybersecurity, especially when it comes t…

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Darkode, the Dark Web Haven, Shut Down by the Feds, Europol

By: Tara Seals    7/17/2015

A coordinated effort by law enforcement globally has taken down one of the baddest, most notorious hacker forums on the so-called "Dark Web": the Dark…

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The End to Moore's Law in Sight

By: Doug Mohney    7/17/2015

Back in 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted that the number of components in an integrated circuit would double every year. He revised his b…

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5G Gets Underway for Real with Industry Buy-In and Research

By: Tara Seals    7/17/2015

The ability to offer super-fast and reliable connectivity for use cases such as remote control of robots, and support for billions of sensors and thin…

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Intel Earnings Beat Estimates Thanks to Data Center and IoT Growth

By: Peter Bernstein    7/16/2015

Way back in 1971 the Monty Python comedy group put out an anthology film based on their then hit TV series Monty Python's Flying Circus called, "And N…

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Netflix Beats the Street on Subscriber Adds, But Margins Worsen

By: Tara Seals    7/16/2015

Netflix surprised investors with a better-than-expected addition of 3.28 million streaming subscribers for the second quarter, translating to revenue …

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Daily Fantasy Sports Steal the Spotlight

By: Maurice Nagle    7/15/2015

Anyone who has played fantasy baseball knows it is a long season littered with peaks and valleys of performance, which ends in apathy, crushing defeat…

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How Tech is Disrupting China and India

By: Rich Tehrani    7/14/2015

The number of tech companies doing well and being launched is greater than at any time in history. Today, Facebook crossed the $250 billion dollar val…

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Security Flaws in Adobe Flash Force its Shutdown on Firefox & Chrome

By: Steve Anderson    7/14/2015

For anyone out there who's found that Flash doesn't work like it should on Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome browsers, there's a backhanded bit of…

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Windows 10 Launch: This Will be One for the Record Books

By: Rob Enderle    7/13/2015

Windows launches have always been a mixed bag for me. I started with Windows 95, which set the bar for an event, but as I stepped off the plane coming…

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Comcast Announces Internet TV Service

By: Andrew Bindelglass    7/13/2015

The younger generation of television viewers has already begun to stray away from cable television, opting instead for streaming video services online…

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Consumers Want Password Alternatives for Internet Security

By: Joe Rizzo    7/13/2015

There was a time when it was important to have a good password for logging on to your work server. I would set up systems that required a new password…

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What You Need to Know About the OPM Data Breach Incidents

By: Peter Bernstein    7/10/2015

With more than a bit of egg on their face, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) said in announcing the results of a forensic investigation of its …

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The Mobile 'Phone' is Dead: Microsoft Got It Right

By: Doug Mohney    7/10/2015

One of the great conundrums of mobile devices has been how mobility and traditional telephony should fit together. History is littered with the broken…

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The Morning After: UAL, NYSE and WSJ Virtual Crashes

By: Peter Bernstein    7/9/2015

"The Morning After," sung by Maureen McGovern, sums up best yesterday's computer "glitches" that grounded the entire United Airlines (UAL) fleet for t…

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4K Has Come a Long Way, Has Farther Yet to Go

By: Tara Seals    7/9/2015

The 4K Ultra HD market is developing faster than anyone thought that it would-with TV shipments escalating, more and more content availability and adv…

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Data Virtualization: Valet Parking for Your Data Center

By: Erik Linask    7/8/2015

I'm not surprising anyone by mentioning that we are in an era of unprecedented data creation which, in turn, creates an equally unprecedented need for…

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What Twitter Users Think Happened at the #NYSE

By: Erik Linask    7/8/2015

Naturally, when we started learning about the United issue, hacker theories started popping across the Web - and why not? The truth is, we're all expe…

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Smartphone Troubles for Microsoft Mean Big Job Cuts Ahead

By: Steve Anderson    7/8/2015

Microsoft's entry into the smartphone market, some believe, was troubled from its earliest stages. That belief was somewhat borne out today in the for…

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NYSE, WSJ and United Down: Coincidence?

By: Maurice Nagle    7/8/2015

According to reports, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) suspended trading today at 11:32am ET due to a "technology glitch". Investors can still perfo…

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