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Information Technology News

  • Here's What You Need to Know about Windows 10 Creators Update
    on April 26, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Two weeks after Microsoft began rolling out the latest version of Windows 10, the Creators Update is now running on around 10 percent of all PCs using the operating system, according to the Windows Store cross-promotion network AdDuplex. During the phased rollout, Microsoft has also been watching for ways to improve future updates and avoid or fix compatability issues. One strategy involves […]

  • AT&T Takes Heat over Its 5G Evolution Network
    on April 26, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    When is 5G not really 5G? When it comes from AT&T, apparently. The Internet is giving the carrier serious grief today over its claims that the latest improvements to its 4G network constitutes the launch of the nation's first 5G network. The statement the company posted yesterday is both short and light on details, making it difficult to understand what AT&T is really offering […]

  • Trump Tweets Don't Help: 1st Twitter Revenue Drop Since IPO
    on April 26, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    You'd think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump's megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and even reported a quarterly revenue decline Wednesday, a first since going public. Trump's frequent tweets ricochet well beyond his 28 million Twitter followers. Anything he tweets can serve as fodder for social media, TV news […]

  • Old Car, New Tricks: Adding Safety Tech to an Older Car
    on April 26, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Old cars can learn new tricks. For a few hundred dollars, drivers can add new safety technology -- like forward collision warning systems or backup cameras -- to older cars. Cars are lasting longer than ever thanks to improving quality. The average U.S. vehicle is now 11.6 years old, according to the consulting firm IHS Markit. But that means millions of car owners are missing out on technology […]

  • Oracle Hits Suiteworld with Cloud Plans and NetSuite Initiatives
    on April 26, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Coming only five months after its acquisition by Oracle, NetSuite?EU?s SuiteWorld 2017 event was always going to be a different affair from previous years. For one thing, Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd was in attendance for the first time, joining NetSuite EVP and former president Jim McGeever. The event, running from April 24-27, also shifted locales from its usual San Jose location to Las Vegas. But […]

  • Google Launches Major Offensive Against Fake News
    on April 26, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Google announced its first attempt to combat the circulation of "fake news" on its search engine with new tools for users to report misleading or offensive content and a pledge to improve results generated by its algorithm. The technology giant said it would allow people to complain about misleading, inaccurate or hateful content in its autocomplete function, which pops up to suggest searches […]

  • Security Firm: Cyberattacks Against Saudi Arabia Continue
    on April 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Researchers at U.S. antivirus firm McAfee say the cyberattacks that have hit Saudi Arabia over the past few months are continuing, revealing new details about an unusually disruptive campaign. Speaking ahead of the blog post's publication Wednesday, McAfee chief scientists Raj Samani said the latest intrusions were very similar, albeit even worse, to the malicious software that wrecked computers […]

  • Researchers: Russia-Linked Hackers Targeted Macron Campaign
    on April 26, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding a little more detail to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin. The campaign's digital chief, Mounir Mahjoubi, confirmed the attempted […]

  • Alibaba Billionaire: AI Will Cause More Pain than Happiness
    on April 26, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Artificial intelligence and other technologies will cause people "more pain than happiness" over the next three decades, according to Jack Ma, the billionaire chairman and founder of Alibaba. "Social conflicts in the next three decades will have an impact on all sorts of industries and walks of life," said Ma [pictured above], speaking at an entrepreneurship conference in China about the job […]

  • AT&T Sheds More Lucrative Wireless Customers in 1Q
    on April 26, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    AT&T Inc. on Tuesday said it lost more of its most lucrative wireless customers during the first three months of the year as the country's biggest mobile carriers try to lure customers from each other with offers of unlimited data plans. Most people already have a cellphone, and the four major wireless carriers have launched the unlimited plans and other features in a bid to poach customers […]