Sony’s Xperia Z4 vs. other flagship smartphone releases

Mellisa Tolentino | April 21st

Sony Corp. has quietly launched its flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z4, in Japan. Why the subdued launch? It might be due to the fact that the device doesn’t have any outstanding features to brag about,...»

Ubuntu 15.04 touts software-defined smarts and safer containers

Maria Deutscher | April 21st

After more than a year of development, Canonical Ltd. is finally rolling out the latest version of its popular Linux distribution into general availability with a slew of new features that take direct aim at cloud workloads....»

When smart cities talk: Urban machine chatter trends around the world

Cynthia Kuzela | April 21st

Smart cities across the world are embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) and finding new ways for everyday objects to communicate with their residents as well as other machines. Everyday objects like streetlights, benches, water fountains and trashcans...»

Centrify debuts privileged access breach buster for the hybrid cloud

Maria Deutscher | April 21st

Identity management powerhouse Centrify Corp. is launching a new service at the RSA Conference this morning aimed at extending the control that organizations have over user access within their networks outside the firewall. It promises to help...»

Container wars: Microsoft debuts its Windows-based answer to Kubernetes

Maria Deutscher | April 21st

Hot on the heels of revealing how it's planning to integrate containers into Windows, Microsoft Corp. has pulled the curtains back on a complementary clustering system meant to simplify the deployment of applications that use...»

Avaya’s new stackable switches can conduct electricity to connected devices

Maria Deutscher | April 21st

Avaya Inc. is expanding its networking portfolio with a new family of stackable switches designed to power emerging categories of connected devices, literally. The series implements beefed-up Power over Ethernet (PoE) wiring to conduct twice the electricity...»

Sydney, Australia will be the location of Microsoft’s first flagship store not on American soil

James Farrell | April 21st

Microsoft has elected Sydney, Australia, as the location of its first ever store located outside of North America, where the company currently has 119 stores situated in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The move promises not...»

MyEarth app visualizes energy saving efforts by letting you save a virtual polar bear

Collen Kriel | April 21st

If you’ve ever wondered what impact – if any – your daily recycling or water saving efforts have on the environment, there is a new app that wants to help you keep track of your contribution in a...»

Android Wear is getting a massive update, here’s what you need to know

Collen Kriel | April 21st

In a bid to make Android Wear more “helpful”, Google Inc. is rolling out a major update to its smartwatch operating system over the coming weeks. Announced Monday, the update includes a new app...»

By next year you may be able to buy a Nokia smartphone again

Collen Kriel | April 21st

Nokia Technologies, one of only three business units of the once dominant Finnish mobile phone maker to remain, may be staging a re-entry into the consumer smartphone market as early as 2016. Sources familiar...»