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BlackBerry denies its OS was to blame in Jeep Cherokee hack

Responding to an accusatory blog post, BlackBerry has again denied that its embedded operating system caused the potentially dangerous vulnerability recently demonstrated in Chrysler Jeep Cherokees.

Written by Joab Jackson11 Aug. 15 06:48

Psychologists find frisky texters everywhere

Once thought to be the province of randy teenagers, exchanging sexually explicit messages over mobile devices, a practice known as "sexting," may be far more widespread than assumed.

Written by Joab Jackson08 Aug. 15 22:00

Microsoft offers Windows developers a bridge to Apple iOS

Having promised developers to be less Windows-centric and more cross platform friendly, Microsoft has released software that helps programmers more easily bridge the divide between Apple applications and Windows applications.

Written by Joab Jackson07 Aug. 15 07:27

Red Hat readies OpenStack for the enterprise

Red Hat has polished the open source OpenStack Cloud hosting software so that it can be more easily deployed within enterprises.

Written by Joab Jackson06 Aug. 15 06:47

Who goes there? CA will know with Xceedium buy

In a move to round out its portfolio of enterprise identity management software, CA Technologies is acquiring security software provider Xceedium.

Written by Joab Jackson05 Aug. 15 03:49

IBM applies some engineering rigor to the Internet of Things

Bringing some old fashioned engineering discipline to the emerging Internet of Things, IBM has updated its design tools to allow IoT component builders to keep track of their work though a widely used technique called product line engineering (PLE).

Written by Joab Jackson04 Aug. 15 03:08

DataTorrent tackles complexity of Hadoop data ingestion

While the buzz around big data analysis is at a peak, there is less discussion about how to get the necessary data into the systems in the first place, which can involve the cumbersome task of setting up and maintaining a number of data processing pipelines.

Written by Joab Jackson31 July 15 02:12

IBM aims new IoT community site at developers

Hoping to rally the worldwide development community around the Internet of Things and drive business to its cloud services as well, IBM has launched a community space for programmers to write software to connect remote devices to back-end cloud systems.

Written by Joab Jackson30 July 15 07:10

After Windows 8 debacle, OEMs wax rhapsodic over Windows 10

After trying the patience of both consumers and the enterprise alike with Windows 8, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are hoping Windows 10 will reinvigorate the market for PCs, laptops and all-in-one devices.

Written by Joab Jackson30 July 15 00:22