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Will Cortana Help Windows Phone?

Microsoft’s long-rumored digital assistant will supposedly make its debut with Windows Phone 8.1. continue…

Google’s Project Tango Seeks to Map a 3D World

Posted In Cloud
At the heart of the project is a prototype smartphone capable of capturing and analyzing 3D measurements. continue…

Authentication’s New Methods Spotlight Need for More Training

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IT security professionals may want to brace for more training and skills development on emerging forms of authentication following Google’s acquisition of Israeli startup SlickLogin and moves by organizations like the Fast Identity Online Alliance (FIDO). Companies are seeking ways to keep their customers and employees secure online beyond reusable passwords, as cybercriminals become increasingly sophisticated and attacks more massive in scope, as evidenced by the recent Target security breach. Earlier this week, Google acquired SlickLogin, which uses a unique,… continue…

The Biggest Tech Acquisitions of All Time

Facebook paying $16 billion for WhatsApp isn’t even the most expensive buy on the list. continue…

Google to Expand San Francisco Offices, Add Engineers

Posted In Looking in Tech
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Google has taken over a 35,000-square-foot former print shop in San Francisco’s trendy Mission District, the new digs reportedly intended to house as many as 200 engineers from startups the search giant has acquired or will in the future. The Financial Times reported the deal, saying that engineers don’t like the commute to Silicon Valley and want to stay in San Francisco, but in a smaller office more like a startup. Facing fierce competition for top engineering talent, Google and… continue…

How Not to Be a Glasshole

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Remember: ask for permission before aiming a face-mounted camera at random strangers in public. continue…

5 Great Places to Work for IT Interns

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Looking around for a summer gig as an IT intern? Well, here are five top technology companies that made it onto Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Rated Companies Hiring Interns list. In looking at the top five technology companies and perusing comments from their IT interns, we thought you’d be interested in getting a glimpse into the companies as seen through the eyes of these college students and recent grads. Facebook The social media giant ranked No. 1 on the list and… continue…

Google’s Next Security Tool: High-Frequency Sound?

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Google just acquired SlickLogin, which logs in users via inaudible tones played through PC or tablet speakers. continue…

Google Datacenter No. 1: Ugly, Small, Needed Cables Jiggled

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The architect of Google’s global datacenter network blogged nostalgically on the 15th anniversary of the day he first saw Google’s tiny, PC-filled server cage. continue…

FISA Data Release by Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Means Squat

A “range” of government data requests, posted after a six month lag, tell users as little as possible about federal requests for information. continue…