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Say you're an executive running an online marketing campaign for a new car, and you want to figure out which consumers in which parts of the country are likely to click on your ad. What if, instead of turning to a systems engineer to run the query across the company's database, you could simply ask a supercomputer the question in plain speech - and receive your answer in a matter of seconds? That's the aspiration behind IBM's new big-data play, Watson Analytics, the latest effort to commercialize the company's artificial intelligence technology as a tool for business intelligence.
Security expert Avira announced today that it has partnered with Computerbild, Europe's largest computer magazine, to provide the publication with more than 160 million compromised emails in an effort to help promote public education on the topic of personal online identity and how best to protect your personal information such as an email address. iCloud breach highlights the importance of email security.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a US$368 million verdict against Apple, ruling that jurors were given evidence that may have skewed the sum. SAN FRANCISCO: A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a US$368 million verdict against Apple, ruling that jurors were given evidence that may have skewed the sum.
You may know Google Trends. It takes all the searches that all the humans make, pulls them apart, and deduces what topics people are searching for.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has gotten a lot of attention as a way to bridge the gap between tablets and traditional notebooks. Its snap-on keyboard and pull-out rear stand tries to offer the best of both worlds, but with a 12-in.
In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, in addition to her job as office manger of the Audibel Hearing Aid Center, Maureen Locher, right, offers homemade cookies to senior customer Maurice Wright in Homosassa, Fla.
Steve Jobs was the father of two teenage girls and a son when he passed away in 2011. These kids grew up with a visionary father who co-founded one of the best-known tech companies.
In May, Grace Choi presented a startup at New York technology conference, TechCrunch Disrupt. Her idea seemed too good to be true.
Alameda County has unveiled a new and improved disaster awareness website designed to put the best available information on emergency preparedness under one easily accessible heading. The website, ready.acgov.org , is available through all computer, smartphone and tablet formats, and it provides various checklists, informational videos, multimedia presentations and a "Make a Kit" overview to deal with fires, earthquakes, flooding, pandemics and other disasters that could conceivably happen in the Bay Area.
Lockheed Martin Corp on Monday said it has delivered the next version of the computer-based logistics system used to support the F-35 fighter jet to the U.S. military for flight testing. That paves the way for the system's deployment in the first quarter of 2015 to nine military bases in the United States where F-35 Lightning II training and testing is taking place.
The National Security Agency is hacking into corporate servers and attacking global ISPs as part of its effort to map off the entire Internet according to a report Sunday in Der Spiegel, a German daily, citing new documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The spy agency is also placing under surveillance the CEOs and other employees at telecom companies it considers vital to the infrastructure of the Internet, the documents reportedly reveal.
Phablet [fab-lit]: Noun. A mobile device that combines the features of a smartphone and a tablet computer and is larger than a typical smartphone but not as large as a typical small tablet -- Dictionary.com Phablet [ fab -lit]: Noun.
Are you setting up a new computer? I do that all the time, so I have a routine for setting up the new machine and transferring files from the old. If you decide to do this yourself, these tips should keep you from reaching for the Aleve.
Apple's new programming language Swift has been public for a few short months, but the Apple faithful are already bowled over. They toss around words like "cleaner," "simpler," "modern," and "powerful."
When you're racing a solar powered experiment on wheels across the Australian outback, the last thing you need is IT equipment failure. Thankfully this wasn't the case for the University of Western Sydney's solar car team in 2013's 3000 kilometre race from Darwin to Adelaide.
It's important to understand that like the iPhone before it, the Apple Watch isn't at all what its name would imply. Let's call it what it is: a wrist-top computer.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 03:51 am
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