Samsung plays up Galaxy Note 7\'s iris scanner

Samsung plays up Galaxy Note 7\'s iris scanner

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Samsung plays up Galaxy Note 7's iris scanner

Samsung plays up Galaxy Note 7\'s iris scanner

Jan 17, 2017The company's mobile chief touts iris recognition as the "safest security technology. ".

On the road to autonomy, remember the operator

On the road to autonomy, remember the operator

Jan 17, 2017Automakers and their tech partners may be looking toward a future when they can offer fully autonomous cars, but Mica Endsley, the author of the recently released Human Factors paper, "From Here to Autonomy," contends that without considering the cognitive constraints of the driver, safety can't be assured. People will still be needed to oversee, direct, and intervene in the actions of autonomous systems for the foreseeable future. Automobiles are only one among many areas of implementation to which this applies; the same can be said for cybersecurity, unmanned aircraft, space exploration, cargo delivery, health monitoring, and more.

How to preorder the Nintendo Switch

How to preorder the Nintendo Switch

Jan 17, 2017Here's what you need to know about getting your hands on Nintendo's new transforming handheld game console.

15 common Android problems and how to fix them

15 common Android problems and how to fix them

Jan 17, 2017A guide for troubleshooting some of the most common and frustrating error messages seen on your Android device.

Suspected NSA tool hackers dump more cyberweapons

Suspected NSA tool hackers dump more cyberweapons

Jan 17, 2017The hacking group that stole cyberweapons suspected to be from the U. S. National Security Agency is signing offbut not before releasing another arsenal of tools that appear designed to spy on Windows systems. On Thursday, the Shadow Brokers dumped them online after an attempt to sell these and other supposedly Windows and Unix hacking tools for bitcoin. [ Give yourself a technology career advantage with InfoWorld's Deep Dive technology reports and Computerworld's career trends reports. GET A 15% DISCOUNT through Jan. 15, 2017: Use code 8TIISZ4Z. ]The Shadow Brokers made news back in August when they dumped hacking tools for routers and firewall products that they claimed came from the Equation Group, a top cyberespionage team that some suspect works for the NSA. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here.

Microsoft drops a pay-as-you-go Azure cloud option

Microsoft drops a pay-as-you-go Azure cloud option

Jan 17, 2017Microsoft is shifting its licensing for its Azure cloud service, eliminating the pay-as-you-go option for new Azure customers using MPSA (Microsoft Products and Services Agreement) as of Feb. 1. Instead, they will be steered toward the company's CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) program. Geared to organizations with at least 250 users, MPSA is Microsoft's simplified agreement consolidating purchase of cloud services and software. The move detailed today follows on Microsoft's decision to not proceed with its proposed Enterprise Advantage program, which was meant to allow customers to buy organization-wide on the MPSA. [ Give yourself a technology career advantage with InfoWorld's Deep Dive technology reports and Computerworld's career trends reports. GET A 15% DISCOUNT through Jan. 15, 2017: Use code 8TIISZ4Z. ]Microsoft's volume licensing focus is on creating synergies across three business strategies: partner value-added, self-service web, and partner-assisted, said Richard Smith, Microsoft general manager of commercial licensing. This required adjustments in licensing programs. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here.

Jefferson Lab-NVIDIA collaboration uses Titan's to boost subatomic particle research

Jefferson Lab-NVIDIA collaboration uses Titan\'s to boost subatomic particle research

Jan 17, 2017Scientists are only beginning to understand the laws that govern the atomic world.

ZTE Hawkeye Release Date, Price and Specs

ZTE Hawkeye Release Date, Price and Specs

Jan 17, 2017ZTE's crowdsourced phone that's surprisingly not called Phoney McPhoneface is now official and packs pretty decent midrange specs for just $199.

Nintendo Switch Release Date, Price and Specs

Nintendo Switch Release Date, Price and Specs

Jan 17, 2017It's a handheld, it's a tablet, it connects to your TV. Will the Nintendo Switch be the do-everything game system? Here's what we know after playing with one.

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe review

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe review

Jan 17, 2017Premium and sleek on the surface, Asus' ZenFone 3 Deluxe is overshadowed by the cheaper ZenFone 3.

Top poker pros face off vs. artificial intelligence

Top poker pros face off vs. artificial intelligence

Jan 17, 2017Four of the world's best professional poker players will compete against artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University in an epic rematch to determine whether a computer can beat humans playing one of the world's toughest poker games.

2018 Audi SQ5 Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow

2018 Audi SQ5 Release Date, Price and Specs     - Roadshow

Jan 17, 2017The new 354-horsepower SQ5 adds a bit of brawn to the Q5's brainy formula.