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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the cloud.

Written by Martyn Williams18 Aug. 16 07:19

Riding Modobag, the motorized suitcase

The Modobag is a motorized suitcase you can ride around an airport. It's impressively built, handles great and appears sturdy, but is it really needed?

Written by Martyn Williams16 Aug. 16 02:42

Hackers hit Oracle's Micros payment systems division

Russian cybercriminals have infiltrated systems at Micros, an Oracle division that is one of the world's biggest vendors of point of sale payment systems for shops and restaurants, according to an influential security blogger.

Written by Martyn Williams09 Aug. 16 03:36

MIcrosoft opens up HoloLens sales to anyone in the US or Canada

Microsoft has opened up sales of the HoloLens development kit to anyone with $3,000 to spare, a move that could significantly expand the community of developers building apps for the augmented reality headset.

Written by Martyn Williams03 Aug. 16 05:57

Kimpton Hotels is investigating a possible payment card breach

Kimpton Hotels, operator of boutique hotels across the U.S., says it is investigating reports of a possible payment card data breach. If confirmed, it would become the latest in a string of successful attacks on hotel chain operators in the last year.

Written by Martyn Williams27 July 16 03:11

During coup attempt, Turkish president appears via Facetime on live TV

In what could be another first for our connected world, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan placed what appeared to be a Facetime call into a national news broadcast early on Saturday while the world tried to figure out if a military coup against him had succeeded.

Written by Martyn Williams16 July 16 08:27

Trump would be a 'disaster for innovation,' say Silicon Valley execs

A group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, company founders, engineers and investors have signed an open letter regarding Donald Trump. The gist: the don't like him and think he would be a disaster for the business of innovation.

Written by Martyn Williams15 July 16 04:05

Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles out on bail in Japan

Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of the collapsed Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, was released on bail on Thursday, just under a year since he was arrested by Japanese police.

Written by Martyn Williams15 July 16 04:49

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