Upgrades for Zigbee and other Industrial Internet protocols

Mellisa Tolentino | November 21st

This week’s Smart DevOps roundup features a new protocol stack to simplify deployment and management of Industrial-Internet of Things (IoT) network applications, an old alliance aims to unify IoT efforts, and a device that lets you invent your...»

Your webcam is being broadcast in Russia! Check this list of hacked cameras

Mellisa Tolentino | November 21st

If you own a webcam, CCTV, or baby monitor with a video feed, you might want to stop what you are doing and read on. The United Kingdom is warning people from all over the globe about...»

Pretty Bing gets a facelift with Microsoft update: Can it outshine Yahoo?

James Farrell | November 21st

The Bing search engine just became a little more interesting following the latest Microsoft update, which consists of image captions, an information carousel, high-definition (1920×1080) backgrounds and a new menu for...»

Hackers leak logins from PSN, Windows Live, and 2K Games

Eric David | November 21st

The hacker group DerpTrolling, who claimed responsibility for the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against Blizzard Entertainment during the launch of Warlords of Draenor last week, has leaked login information for 5,604 accounts from the...»

Survey: 70 percent of IT pros prefer open source to proprietary software

Maria Deutscher | November 21st

An overwhelming majority of IT professionals favor open source software over proprietary alternatives, according to a new study from the Ponemon Institute conducted on behalf of Zimbra Inc., the enterprise collaboration provider. That mirrors a similar pattern among...»

Splice Machine says it has world’s only relational DBMS running on Hadoop

Maria Deutscher | November 21st

After two years in development, Splice Machine Inc. is launching what it calls the world's only Hadoop-based relational database management system (RDBMS) into general availability with the promise of providing a cheaper and more scalable alternative to the...»

Facebook breaks into the drone business – for charity?

Eric David | November 21st

Facebook Inc. is rapidly increasing its Connectivity Lab project by adding over a dozen new jobs for aeronautical and thermal engineers, as well as other technicians and specialists. The purpose of the new hires? Drone development. The...»

Salesforce.com expands beyond marketing with brand engagement platform

Maria Deutscher | November 21st

Salesforce.com Inc. is taking social media analytics beyond the marketing department with a new iteration of its Social Studio that promises to help professionals in other parts of the business gain a better understand of customers, too....»

Next Glass app tastes beer and wine for you

Collen Kriel | November 21st

Gone are the days of being confused over the vast selection of beers and wines on offer at your local supermarket. A new app, called Next Glass, takes the difficult choice out...»

New Gorilla Glass 4 will save your phone; Mythbusters shows just how cool it is

Collen Kriel | November 21st

If you own a smartphone you probably live in constant fear of dropping it. Corning Inc. wants to give you peace of mind with the 4th iteration of its venerable Gorilla Glass and, to top it off, they’ve...»