The Blackberry DTEK60: Almost Perfect Secure Phone

By: Rob Enderle    11/10/2016

The Blackberry DTEK60 is one of two phones I'm testing using the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and matching radio. The common core features are …

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PC Back from the Dead: Jeff Clarke, Dell Technologies & the Zombie PC Apocalypse

By: Rob Enderle    11/9/2016

I'm at DellEMC World this week in Austin and there have been a number of executives speaking to us to start off the event. Jeff Clarke is the Vice Cha…

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LinkedIn May Have New Competition With Facebook Job Listings

By: Steve Anderson    11/9/2016

For a while, Facebook was seen as one of the great new advances in free background searches as companies demanded passwords of applicants in a bid to …

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How the 2016 US Election Showcases the Need for Content Governance

By: Special Guest    11/8/2016

Two hundred and forty years after the U.S. officially became an independent country, we are watching a presidential election unfold under the influenc…

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Periscope Data's New Funding Points to Interest in Data Visualization

By: Paula Bernier    11/7/2016

Data visualization company Periscope Data has announced $25 million in additional funding led by existing investor DFJ. Prior to the latest funding, t…

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Optical Fiber Makes an Impact at Cable-tec

By: Special Guest    11/4/2016

At Cable-tec this year, cable telecom engineers and executives gathered to discuss the latest innovations happening in the space. One of the most pres…

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Telecom Chip Merger Madness Running Against Open Hardware Tide

By: Doug Mohney    11/2/2016

Putting together semiconductor companies is the fad of the season, but success may be fleeting. Multi-billion dollar mergers rarely yield the sorts of…

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Tech Lessons Learned From The Election: Is Tech Making Us Dumber?

By: Rob Enderle    11/2/2016

As we enter the last week here in the U.S. before what is likely to be an election where the majority of voters will think the outcome is rigged regar…

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Russian Hackers Linked to New Attacks Exploiting Windows Vulnerability

By: Laura Stotler    11/2/2016

Russia has repeatedly made headlines in the upcoming U.S. election, with government-sponsored hackers allegedly responsible for accessing Democratic P…

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Things Even Self-Driving Cars Need To Learn

By: Rob Enderle    10/31/2016

This last weekend I had a chance to participate in the Mercedes Advanced Driver class at Laguna Seca Raceway near Monterey California. This was a powe…

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CenturyLink Lands Level 3 Communications for $34 Billion

By: Steve Anderson    10/31/2016

Easily one of the biggest developments in the merger and acquisition space this month, news recently emerged about CenturyLink, who agreed to purchase…

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Google Fiber to Gigabit Google to Gone (Maybe)

By: Doug Mohney    10/31/2016

The writing on the wall for Google Fiber taking a "pause," had been hinted out for months, with the movement of the broadband access division broken o…

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FCC Passes Consumer Protection Rules Regarding ISP Data Sharing

By: Casey Houser    10/31/2016

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted 3-2 in favor of legislation that privacy advocacy groups are hailing as a win for consumers.

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Apple's New MacBook Pro Pulls Out Most of the Stops

By: Steve Anderson    10/28/2016

Mostly, when people think Apple these days, they think of the mobile devices like the iPhone and the iPad. That's with good reason, too; Apple has eff…

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Qualcomm Plans to Acquire NXP Semiconductors

By: Steve Anderson    10/28/2016

In a major shakeup on the chip market, mobile phone chipmaking titan Qualcomm is reportedly embarking on a plan to acquire a similar company, NXP Semi…

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Microsoft One-Ups Apple, PC Manufacturers with Surface Desktop

By: Doug Mohney    10/26/2016

Once upon a time, Apple was king of hardware design, be it the desktop, laptop, or tablet. No longer. Microsoft is now the one to watch as it hones in…

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Hurdles for Operators Deploying a Multi-Point Wireless Backhaul System

By: Greg Friesen    10/26/2016

Multi-point wireless systems offer much promise for backhaul. An operator can deploy a single central unit (CU) and the connect end sites as they are …

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Free Public Wi-Fi: Is it a Trick or a Treat?

By: Special Guest    10/26/2016

Public Wi-Fi allows us to stay connected wherever we go. While the convenience drives us to connect more often, by no means does that indicate we're i…

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Will the Next Generation of Computers be Crowdsourced? Maybe

By: Doug Mohney    10/25/2016

If you have any doubts that the world of PC design has stagnated - looking at you Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and whoever else is left standing this week…

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The Cybersecurity Race to Secure the Internet of Things

By: Doug Mohney    10/25/2016

Last week's wave of worldwide DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks through the use of unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices is both distu…

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AT&T Announces Plans to Buy Time Warner

By: Paula Bernier    10/24/2016

AT&T over the weekend revealed plans to purchase Time Warner Inc. in a deal valued at more than $85 billion, driving down both of their stocks and dra…

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Google Adds CBS to its Unplugged Roster

By: Steve Anderson    10/21/2016

Over-the-top Web-based television seems to be the way of the future, as demonstrated by Netflix, Hulu, and a host of developments to follow, along wit…

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A New Stock Price High for Microsoft?

By: Steve Anderson    10/21/2016

It would be easy to think that Microsoft's stock price glory days were behind it, lost with the dot-com bubble and a little song called "Mambo No. 5."…

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T-Mobile, FCC Reach 10-Figure Settlement Agreement

By: Steve Anderson    10/21/2016

It's a shot in the chops for T-Mobile, as the company recently agreed to a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the matter…

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DDoS Attack Causes Several Site Outages

By: Alicia Young    10/21/2016

This morning, as thousands of people woke up and started their daily routines, they found that it had been disrupted. Those who like to lie in bed scr…

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Death by Hedge Funds: Why Samsung is Run by Idiots and They Aren't Alone

By: Rob Enderle    10/12/2016

Samsung is certainly having a bad quarter. First their halo product the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 starts blowing up or catching fire and they attempted th…

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Addressing the Third Party Threat: Five Financial Industry Takeaways from the SWIFT Hack

By: Special Guest    10/12/2016

It has now been several months since more than a dozen financial institutions associated with the Society for a Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecomm…

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The Impact of Virtual Reality's Mainstream Evolution

By: Special Guest    10/12/2016

As virtual reality becomes more prevalent in both a business and personal setting, less expensive equipment is becoming more obtainable. This increase…

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Google's Losing Temperament Won't Help With Phones

By: Doug Mohney    10/11/2016

For all of Google's strength in search and huge amounts of cash, it really has struggled to be a success beyond its core business. Last week's release…

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Next-gen Workers: Stay Connected with Facebook's Workplace

By: Alicia Young    10/11/2016

In today's connected, mobile world, it's likely that you or someone you know works remotely. I'd be willing to bet that a good number of people at you…

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Snapchat Preparing $25 Billion IPO

By: Andrew Bindelglass    10/10/2016

Snapchat, the photo sharing social media service, has become elevated to the same plane as other social media behemoths like Twitter, Facebook and Ins…

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Oculus' Santa Cruz Offers New Look at VR

By: Steve Anderson    10/7/2016

While the virtual reality (VR) scene has been a bit on the quiet side lately, some noteworthy news has emerged that may well address one of VR's bigge…

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How Consumer Tech Trends are Driving AR in the Enterprise

By: Special Guest    10/4/2016

While the topic of augmented reality (AR) has made headlines for some time, Snapchat - or newly named, Snap Inc.'s - recent launch of its Spectacles i…

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5G's Real Revolution Won't Be Mobile, But Wireline

By: Doug Mohney    10/4/2016

If you believe all the hype around 5G - and there's plenty of it - it will deliver multi-gigabit, low latency broadband to mobile devices. That "mobil…

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Intel & Digital Fashion: The Birth of Smart Clothing

By: Rob Enderle    10/3/2016

There were two interesting announcements from Intel this week: the first was on a new pair of Smart glasses from Oakley, which imbed voice command/res…

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SpaceX and Blue Origin Talk Seriously Going to Mars

By: Doug Mohney    9/29/2016

SpaceX CEO and nerd-god Elon Musk put forth his architecture for mankind to colonize Mars and potentially other bodies in our solar system on Tuesday,…

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The Galaxy Note 7 Disaster: Samsung's Strategic Weakness

By: Rob Enderle    9/29/2016

Samsung was really the only company in recent years to truly threaten Apple successfully; granted, they did so largely with Google's help. But Apple h…

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Was the Yahoo Hack State-Sponsored? Unlikely Says Cyber Expert

By: Gerald Baldino    9/28/2016

Last week, Yahoo confirmed at least 500 million user accounts were compromised by a data breach in 2014. The attack was the largest security breach ev…

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Will Disney Make Twitter the Happiest Social Media on Earth?

By: Alicia Young    9/26/2016

To get back on their feet, Twitter is reportedly seeking an acquisition deal that would value them at $30 billion. There are a few contenders already,…

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500M Yahoo! Users Impacted by Hack; What It Says About Password Protection

By: Paula Bernier    9/23/2016

Yahoo! is facing a lot of challenges lately. Add to the heap the breach - which the company confirmed today - that has affected 500 million Yahoo! acc…

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From Robotic Friends to Flying Cars: Looking Ahead to 2025

By: Rob Enderle    9/22/2016

I'm at the IBMEdge conference this week, and one of the topics that came up at lunch today was how robotics are going to dramatically change how and w…

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Windows 10: Is it Worth the Update?

By: Alicia Young    9/22/2016

Last summer, Microsoft shook up their Windows design with the release of Windows 10. They offered the update to users for free for a year, giving ever…

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Apple Making Serious Push Into Car Industry

By: Andrew Bindelglass    9/22/2016

Over the past two years, Apple has been seriously looking into entering the connected car industry, attempting to build its own electric vehicle that …

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Will Legacy Paper Save Us From Electronic Fraud?

By: Doug Mohney    9/21/2016

Voting in the 2016 elections may be under threat from hacking, with the FBI worried about interference by a foreign power. Every day, I and tens of th…

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Building Big Data Earth: Google, Planet Add More Imaging Satellites

By: Doug Mohney    9/19/2016

This month the skies became fuller with Earth observation satellites. Google added four new SkySat satellites on September 15, while Planet added eigh…

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iPhone 7: A Stepping Stone to Bigger and Better Smartphones

By: Alicia Young    9/19/2016

If a phone can fully understand its environment, this opens up a whole new world of opportunity for developers as well as advertisers and marketers-ju…

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A Creeping World of Voice-Enabled Cloud Surveillance

By: Doug Mohney    9/16/2016

We live in a world where Amazon will "use stocking stuffers to take over your home," in the words of a CNET article, on the same week FBI director Jam…

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Why HP Inc. is Moving to Consolidate Printer Market

By: Rob Enderle    9/13/2016

This week HP bought Samsung's printer business which may seem anything but a no-brainer because the printer market has been in decline for the last de…

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Reports Note That Banks Are Implementing, VCs Are Funding Blockchain

By: Paula Bernier    9/12/2016

Bitcoin and blockchain technology companies attracted $290 million in venture capital funding in the first half of 2016, according to a study from Jun…

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Have We Hit Peak Phone?

By: Doug Mohney    9/9/2016

If Apple's biggest excitement from the latest iPhone announcement this week is adding dual-cameras and ditching the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, …

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