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  • Close shaves between aircraft and drones on the upswing

    Near misses between drones and aircraft are on the increase, with pilots of airplanes sometimes having to take evasive action, according to data released by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to some news outlets.

  • Five Good Reasons to Delete the Uber App Right Now

    Take a bus, take a train, take a cab -- just don't take Uber.

  • 11 Job Search Mistakes That Can Kill Your Chances

    Even the savviest job seeker is bound to make a mistake here and there, but in a highly competitive talent market, a small mistake could cost you the job of your dreams.

  • Two Surprises in Fitbit's New Charge Fitness Tracker

    At long last, Fitbit released its successor to the ill-fated Force. The Fitbit Charge ($130) is a solid product, especially if you're already a member of the Fitbit camp. Charge and Fitbit's iOS and Android apps, also surprised me in two notable ways -- one of which has me considering some lifestyle changes.

  • Attack of the one-letter programming languages

    Watch out! The coder in the next cubicle has been bitten and infected with a crazy-eyed obsession with a programming language that is not Java and goes by the mysterious name of F.

  • Yamaha Joins All-in Migration to the Public Cloud

    Yamaha Corporation of America, maker of musical instruments and high-end audiovisual gear, has joined the ranks of mid-size enterprises leaving their data centers behind and going all in with public cloud infrastructure ážš well, almost. Its Oracle ERP and Cisco voice system remain on-premises for now.

  • Woz Talks Smartwatches, Apple Watch at DEMO Fall 2014

    On Wednesday, Apple cofounder and Silicon Valley idol Steve Wozniak took the stage at the DEMO Fall 2014 show to tout his new company, Primary Data, a startup that will focus on data virtualization for enterprises. Wozniak, or "Woz," is the company's new chief scientist, and he left his previous role at, where he held the same title, to join the new venture.

  • US safety board backs FAA on regulation of reckless drone use

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that drones are aircraft for the purpose of the Federal Aviation Administration's prohibition of their careless or reckless use, but skirted other issues on the regulation of drones.

  • IBM Taps Twitter's Data to Drive Business Insights

    The enterprise sector is undergoing such a transformation that companies recently deemed unfit for the corporate world are now sitting at the head of the table. So if IBM's partnership with Apple seemed like a hell-freezing-over moment in the middle of summer, last month's follow-up deal with Twitter would have to be characterized as a deep freeze.

  • FCC seeks fiber-optic delay data from AT&T

    The Federal Communications Commission on Friday formally requested that AT&T provide all documents and data related to its planned fiber-optic cable buildouts nationwide.