Microsoft's Windows 10: What's new and how to get the preview bits
Microsoft will open up its first public preview build of the next version of Windows client on October 1. Here's what you need to know about Windows 10.
Network Function Virtualization goes open source
Telecom and networking powers are uniting under The Linux Foundation to create an open source Network Function Virtualization reference platform.
Microsoft christens the next version of Windows as Windows 10
Call it 'Threshold' no more. The next and last major version of Microsoft's Windows client operating system will be called Windows 10 when it is released next year.
Pebble update enables full activity, sleep tracking; support for Misfit, Jawbone, and Swim.com
Pebble continues to be my favorite smartwatch. With this software update, users can now leave their activity tracker behind and reduce the number of items on their wrist.
Oracle speeds up software portfolio with big data, mobile in mind
Also, as promised by Mark Hurd on Monday, Oracle introduced news for its mobile development framework.
ADP rolls out 'consumer grade' UX
The human capital management provider says the new user experience will become native to its entire product portfolio.
Through microservices, a renewed push for simplicity and IT minimalism
Guerrilla SOA redux? PwC consultants recommend lighter, simpler, faster services to keep up with business demands.
Dronies are the worlds tiniest autonomous flying machines
Imagine thousands of Nano drones flocking together to form recognizable patterns in the air and mimicking your movements. Meet Dronies, the tiny flying quad copters.
Survey finds fear, anxiety accompany forced Internet unplugging
According to a new report released by Tata Communications, one in four Americans admit they wouldn't survive more than five hours without using the Internet in their daily life.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13: In good voice
Voice recognition technology is good enough for almost all your dictation and PC control needs, although Nuance's desktop software still has the odd rough edge.
Why I almost bit on bitcoin and nearly bought into the Butterfly Labs scam
Bitcoin and Butterfly Labs: What smelled like a rat apparently was. David Gewirtz tells the story of why he almost bought, but didn't and how the math worked in favor of the scammers.
For marketing software maker Radius, data science equals dominance
The San Francisco-based marketing intelligence company, which touts data science as its core DNA, recently secured $54.7 million in a Series C funding round.
Third-party iOS 8 keyboards offer choice, but Apple limits functionality
Android smartphone users have a large choice of keyboards that add efficiency and utility to the text entry experience. Apple's default is best since there are limits on the third-party options.
eBay, PayPal breakup an OpenStack private cloud split too
eBay and PayPal are both on the OpenStack bandwagon. The PayPal spin-off will highlight how easy or difficult it will be to break up an OpenStack private cloud.
Bringing together a disconnected team
How do you connect remote workers together for better culture?
VMware's role in OpenStack: A second look
I had believed that VMware took part in the OpenStack community because it was dragged there by its customers. Boy, I was wrong. VMware's Dan Wendlandt helps set me straight.
Apache Storm is ready for prime time
Storm, a real-time framework for dealing with Big Data, has become an Apache top level project.
What the enterprise needs to hear from Microsoft
When Microsoft execs take the stage later today to talk about what the next version of Windows will do for the enterprise, they'll be trying to restore confidence in something that's looking more and more like a legacy OS. Here's what they should be talking about.
Trust in cloud security at all-time low: Execs still betting on the cloud
A new report on IT decision makers shows enterprise trust in cloud security at its lowest -- yet they're flocking to use it. OpenStack's Matt Joyce thinks it's fair to ask if everyone's gone nuts.
Windows Phone 8.1 tops downloads from Microsoft's app store
Windows Phone 8.1 is the most widely-used version of its mobile OS, according to Microsoft, as new Windows Phone OEMs emerge in meaningful numbers.