Lizard Squad hacks Taylor Swift, offers nudes for Bitcoin

Duncan Riley | January 27th

[caption id="attachment_216203" align="alignright" width="324"] Hackers going to hack, hack, hack, hack, hack.[/caption] Notorious hacking group Lizard Squad appears to have ticked off another entry on its achievements list today having successfully hacked the Twitter and Instagram accounts of Taylor Swift. The...»

Virtual world selfies coming soon to World of Warcraft

Kyt Dotson | January 27th

If you didn’t already think Instagram was overwhelmed by selfies from the real world, it’s time to expect them from the virtual world. Blizzard Entertainment is adding a special item to its cultural juggernaut massively multiplayer online (MMO)...»

Cisco puts hundreds of software products in the cloud

Paul Gillin | January 27th

Acceding to the growing ranks of customers who are demanding that software be divorced from hardware and delivered as a service, Cisco Systems, Inc. Is putting hundreds of its formerly bundled software services in the cloud and...»

Latest iPhone 6 rivals we expect to debut at MWC 2015

Mellisa Tolentino | January 27th

Holding out for the Samsung Galaxy S6, or any other Android-powered device worthy of considering over an Apple iPhone 6?  Mobile World Congress (MWC) is just around the corner, with promise of shiny new smartphones...»

Google launches a Docker registry for its public cloud

Maria Deutscher | January 27th

Google Inc. is continuing to push the envelope for containers with a new native registry service on its public cloud that enables developers to store the software needed for their Docker deployments in a centralized repository...»

Dells adds Chromebook support, agentless monitoring to management appliance

Paul Gillin | January 27th

With investors no longer breathing down its neck for growth in its hardware business, Dell is continuing to invest in its $2.5 billion software business with enhancements to its KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance. Billed as a major...»

Pricey GE cooktops get smart with sous vide accessory

Mellisa Tolentino | January 27th

This week’s Smart Living roundup features a smart sous vide accessory, a no-fuss intuitive Wi-Fi speaker, and get rewarded for using a smart thermostat.

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Pricey GE cooktops get smart with sous vide

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Twitter ads will target U.K. voters by postcode

Eric David | January 27th

The days of automated phone calls by political campaigns are numbered as Twitter begins showing targeted ads to voters in the United Kingdom. The new ads will use Twitter's location data to specifically target voters not only by GPS...»

CIO Angle: Oracle declares war on EMC, VCE

Bert Latamore | January 27th

Oracle Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison turned what was expected to be a routine announcement of the latest generation of Oracle/Sun Microsystems X5 Engineered System last Wednesday into a declaration of war on EMC and its converged...»

Report: Microsoft to revive Hadoop killer in cloud form

Maria Deutscher | January 27th

Microsoft's long-discontinued efforts to kill Hadoop have not been in vain after all, according to a new report from veteran Redmond watcher Mary Jo Foley. The homegrown alternative to the batch processing platform that the software...»