Computerworld Google News http://www.computerworld.com/ en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:22:40 GMT 2014-04-18T19:22:40Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Google tech to bring 3D mapping smarts to NASA's space station robots http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247767/Google_tech_to_bring_3D_mapping_smarts_to_NASA_s_space_station_robots?source=rss_keyword_google NASA and Google are working together to send new 3D technology aloft to map the International Space Station. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:42:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247767/Google_tech_to_bring_3D_mapping_smarts_to_NASA_s_space_station_robots?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-18T18:42:00Z With Google Glass, the doctor can see you now http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247720/With_Google_Glass_the_doctor_can_see_you_now?source=rss_keyword_google Emergency room physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are four months into a pilot program where they are using Google's computerized eyeglasses to help treat patients. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:01:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247720/With_Google_Glass_the_doctor_can_see_you_now?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-18T14:01:00Z Google suit against Rockstar stays in California http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247752/Google_suit_against_Rockstar_stays_in_California?source=rss_keyword_google A Google complaint against Apple-backed patent consortium Rockstar will stay in a California court rather than be moved to Texas where Rockstar already has patent lawsuits against Google's Android partners, the California court ordered Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:51:00 GMT (John Ribeiro) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247752/Google_suit_against_Rockstar_stays_in_California?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-18T06:51:00Z Google's Project Loon tests move to LTE band in Nevada http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247746/Google_s_Project_Loon_tests_move_to_LTE_band_in_Nevada?source=rss_keyword_google Google has expanded its Project Loon tests to the Nevada desert and, for the first time, into licensed radio spectrum. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:05:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247746/Google_s_Project_Loon_tests_move_to_LTE_band_in_Nevada?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-18T00:05:00Z Google says little about enterprise Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247745/Google_says_little_about_enterprise_Apps_business_cloud_services_in_Q1_report?source=rss_keyword_google Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:18:00 GMT (Juan Carlos Perez) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247745/Google_says_little_about_enterprise_Apps_business_cloud_services_in_Q1_report?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-17T23:18:00Z Google revenue jumps 19% but still disappoints http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247726/Google_revenue_jumps_19_but_still_disappoints?source=rss_keyword_google Google reported a 19% increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:29:00 GMT (Zach Miners) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247726/Google_revenue_jumps_19_but_still_disappoints?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-16T21:29:00Z Connecting for Good wrestles Kansas City's digital divide http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247718/Connecting_for_Good_wrestles_Kansas_City_s_digital_divide?source=rss_keyword_google The digital divide isn't some esoteric, policy-wonk concept to Michael Liiamatta, president of Connecting for Good, a nonprofit IT support group based in Kansas City, Mo. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:41:00 GMT mhamblen@computerworld.com (Matt Hamblen) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247718/Connecting_for_Good_wrestles_Kansas_City_s_digital_divide?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-16T19:41:00Z Chrome users won't give up, keep pressing Google to restore old-style new tab page http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247717/Chrome_users_won_t_give_up_keep_pressing_Google_to_restore_old_style_new_tab_page?source=rss_keyword_google Users of Google's Chrome continue to badger the company to change the browser's new tab page, a sore spot to some for over half a year, even as the Mountain View, Calif. firm sticks to its design guns. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:26:00 GMT gkeizer@computerworld.com (Gregg Keizer) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247717/Chrome_users_won_t_give_up_keep_pressing_Google_to_restore_old_style_new_tab_page?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-16T19:26:00Z Google rolls out new +Post &#39;social&#39; ads http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247719/Google_rolls_out_new_Post_39_social_39_ads?source=rss_keyword_google Internet users may soon start to see more ads that look like posts from Google+, but without visiting the social network. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:27:00 GMT (Zach Miners) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247719/Google_rolls_out_new_Post_39_social_39_ads?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-16T18:27:00Z Intel looks to Android, not Microsoft, to boost tablet business http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247702/Intel_looks_to_Android_not_Microsoft_to_boost_tablet_business?source=rss_keyword_google In case it wasn't clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is where it's at. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:36:00 GMT (Agam Shah) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247702/Intel_looks_to_Android_not_Microsoft_to_boost_tablet_business?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-16T10:36:00Z One-day sale empties Google Glass shelves http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247701/One_day_sale_empties_Google_Glass_shelves?source=rss_keyword_google Google's one-day sale of Google Glass seems to have been a success with all units sold out, a blog post by the search giant suggests. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:22:00 GMT (Tim Hornyak) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247701/One_day_sale_empties_Google_Glass_shelves?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-16T10:22:00Z Google details its Project Ara modular smartphone http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247695/Google_details_its_Project_Ara_modular_smartphone?source=rss_keyword_google For a potentially revolutionary smartphone, it wasn&#39;t the best start. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:54:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247695/Google_details_its_Project_Ara_modular_smartphone?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-15T16:54:00Z First-to-market means diddly when it comes to smartwatches http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247688/First_to_market_means_diddly_when_it_comes_to_smartwatches?source=rss_keyword_google The old wisdom that "first-to-market" technology products will win out gets thrown out the window when it comes to smartwatches and some other wearables. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:24:00 GMT mhamblen@computerworld.com (Matt Hamblen) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247688/First_to_market_means_diddly_when_it_comes_to_smartwatches?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-15T16:24:00Z Buying Google Glass today? 7 things you should know http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247687/Buying_Google_Glass_today_7_things_you_should_know?source=rss_keyword_google Not one of the approximately 8,000 Google Glass Explorers but wish you were? If so, today is the day pick up a pair, but there are a few things you should know. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:56:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247687/Buying_Google_Glass_today_7_things_you_should_know?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-15T15:56:00Z Google steps up competition with Amazon, expands Cloud Platform to Asia http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247686/Google_steps_up_competition_with_Amazon_expands_Cloud_Platform_to_Asia?source=rss_keyword_google Google has expanded its Cloud Platform to include locally hosted computing capacity, storage and data bases for the Asia-Pacific region. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:54:00 GMT (Mikael RicknA$?s) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247686/Google_steps_up_competition_with_Amazon_expands_Cloud_Platform_to_Asia?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-15T13:54:00Z Microsoft concedes Chromebooks are work-worthy http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247681/Microsoft_concedes_Chromebooks_are_work_worthy?source=rss_keyword_google Microsoft on Monday conceded that Google's Chrome OS and the Chromebooks the operating system powers <i>are</i> capable of doing real work, a reversal of its 'Scroogled' campaign that once blasted the laptops as worthless. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:31:00 GMT gkeizer@computerworld.com (Gregg Keizer) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247681/Microsoft_concedes_Chromebooks_are_work_worthy?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-15T11:31:00Z Google issues patch for Android icon permissions attack http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247674/Google_issues_patch_for_Android_icon_permissions_attack?source=rss_keyword_google Google has issued a patch for an attack that could lead an Android user to a phishing site, according to security vendor FireEye. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:28:00 GMT (Jeremy Kirk) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247674/Google_issues_patch_for_Android_icon_permissions_attack?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-15T10:28:00Z Google updates terms of service, includes word of user email scans http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247677/Google_updates_terms_of_service_includes_word_of_user_email_scans?source=rss_keyword_google Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized search results and other features. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:14:00 GMT (John Ribeiro) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247677/Google_updates_terms_of_service_includes_word_of_user_email_scans?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-15T09:14:00Z Google Glass adds KitKat support, video calls on hold http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247675/Google_Glass_adds_KitKat_support_video_calls_on_hold?source=rss_keyword_google Google Glass is getting a big software update to coincide with its one-day sale on Tuesday, but video calling is one feature that&#39;s been put on hold. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:35:00 GMT (Tim Hornyak) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247675/Google_Glass_adds_KitKat_support_video_calls_on_hold?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-15T08:35:00Z Google&#39;s Titan drone deal is about more than Internet access http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247670/Google_39_s_Titan_drone_deal_is_about_more_than_Internet_access?source=rss_keyword_google Google has confirmed its acquisition of drone maker Titan Aerospace and hinted that the technology could be used for a lot more than providing Internet access to remote parts of the world. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:05:00 GMT (Zach Miners) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247670/Google_39_s_Titan_drone_deal_is_about_more_than_Internet_access?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-14T23:05:00Z Mozilla names ex-exec Chris Beard as interim CEO http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247665/Mozilla_names_ex_exec_Chris_Beard_as_interim_CEO?source=rss_keyword_google Mozilla today named former executive Chris Beard as its interim CEO and appointed him to its board of directors. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:06:00 GMT gkeizer@computerworld.com (Gregg Keizer) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247665/Mozilla_names_ex_exec_Chris_Beard_as_interim_CEO?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-14T20:06:00Z Sorry, Facebook, Google snatches up drone maker http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247663/Sorry_Facebook_Google_snatches_up_drone_maker?source=rss_keyword_google Google, which has been looking for new ways to deliver Internet connectivity, has acquired Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based company known for making solar-powered drones. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:59:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247663/Sorry_Facebook_Google_snatches_up_drone_maker?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-14T19:59:00Z Microsoft&#39;s Office for iPad Shakes Up Mobile Enterprise http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247666/Microsoft_39_s_Office_for_iPad_Shakes_Up_Mobile_Enterprise?source=rss_keyword_google It&#39;s hard to overstate the impact of the Microsoft Office for iPad. The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:43:00 GMT (Tom Kaneshige) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247666/Microsoft_39_s_Office_for_iPad_Shakes_Up_Mobile_Enterprise?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-14T19:43:00Z Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247660/Google_said_to_be_eyeing_a_boost_to_encrypted_sites_in_search_results?source=rss_keyword_google Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:57:00 GMT (Zach Miners) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247660/Google_said_to_be_eyeing_a_boost_to_encrypted_sites_in_search_results?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-14T17:57:00Z Google launches Project Ara developer confab this week http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247655/Google_launches_Project_Ara_developer_confab_this_week?source=rss_keyword_google Google is pushing to realize its vision of modular smartphones with a conference this week that will give developers a closer look at its Project Ara. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:37:00 GMT (Mikael Rickn&#228;s) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247655/Google_launches_Project_Ara_developer_confab_this_week?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-14T17:37:00Z AI gets its groove back http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247432/AI_gets_its_groove_back?source=rss_keyword_google Thanks to the advent of Big Data, new algorithms and massive, affordable computing power, artificial intelligence is now, finally, on a roll again. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Lamont Wood) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247432/AI_gets_its_groove_back?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-14T10:30:00Z Brace yourself, here comes the mobile appsplosion http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247628/Brace_yourself_here_comes_the_mobile_appsplosion?source=rss_keyword_google Companies are engaged in a kind of arms race with competitors to see how many apps they can get everyone to use. But this aggressive push for more apps is going to end up giving users app fatigue. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:15:00 GMT (Mike Elgan) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247628/Brace_yourself_here_comes_the_mobile_appsplosion?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-12T11:15:00Z Heartbleed flaw affects mobile apps, too http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247632/Heartbleed_flaw_affects_mobile_apps_too?source=rss_keyword_google Android and IOS mobile applications are just as vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug as websites are, security vendor Trend Micro warned. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:48:00 GMT jvijayan@computerworld.com (Jaikumar Vijayan) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247632/Heartbleed_flaw_affects_mobile_apps_too?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-11T16:48:00Z Google quashes 31 vulnerabilities, restores Metro mode 'steppers' with Chrome 34 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247631/Google_quashes_31_vulnerabilities_restores_Metro_mode_steppers_with_Chrome_34?source=rss_keyword_google Google this week updated Chrome to version 34, patching 31 vulnerabilities and paying out nearly $30,000 in bug bounties to outside researchers. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:16:00 GMT gkeizer@computerworld.com (Gregg Keizer) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247631/Google_quashes_31_vulnerabilities_restores_Metro_mode_steppers_with_Chrome_34?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-11T16:16:00Z Broadband faces a fork in the road http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247581/Broadband_faces_a_fork_in_the_road_?source=rss_keyword_google As Google and AT&T race to provide super-fast 1 gigabit fiber networks to power users, more than a quarter of U.S. homes still have no broadband service at all. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT mhamblen@computerworld.com (Matt Hamblen) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247581/Broadband_faces_a_fork_in_the_road_?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-11T10:30:00Z Google Glass to go on sale for one day next week http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247589/Google_Glass_to_go_on_sale_for_one_day_next_week_?source=rss_keyword_google If you've been waiting impatiently to get a pair of Google Glass, mark your calendar and grab your checkbook. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:15:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247589/Google_Glass_to_go_on_sale_for_one_day_next_week_?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-10T23:15:00Z Wearables market to take off, hit 112M devices in 2018 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247588/Wearables_market_to_take_off_hit_112M_devices_in_2018?source=rss_keyword_google Wearable computers "took a huge step forward" in 2013 and shipments of smartwatches and related devices will grow by 78% a year until 2018, IDC said Thursday. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:24:00 GMT mhamblen@computerworld.com (Matt Hamblen) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247588/Wearables_market_to_take_off_hit_112M_devices_in_2018?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-10T21:24:00Z What you need to do about Heartbleed http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247583/What_you_need_to_do_about_Heartbleed?source=rss_keyword_google The Heartbleed bug has affected about two-thirds of the world's websites, meaning virtually everyone should be taking steps to protect themselves now. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:18:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247583/What_you_need_to_do_about_Heartbleed?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-10T20:18:00Z Google ramps up fight against bad apps with tightened Android security http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247585/Google_ramps_up_fight_against_bad_apps_with_tightened_Android_security?source=rss_keyword_google Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:58:00 GMT (Zach Miners) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247585/Google_ramps_up_fight_against_bad_apps_with_tightened_Android_security?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-10T18:58:00Z Google invests in company developing service robots http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247565/Google_invests_in_company_developing_service_robots?source=rss_keyword_google Google has invested in robotics company Savioke, which plans to produce a robot that could work in places such as nursing homes and hospitals. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:57:00 GMT (Tim Hornyak) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247565/Google_invests_in_company_developing_service_robots?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-10T02:57:00Z MediaFire offers 1TB of cloud storage for $2.50 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247551/MediaFire_offers_1TB_of_cloud_storage_for_2.50?source=rss_keyword_google MediaFire has launched a storage and file-sharing service that it argues is more secure than Amazon's. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT lmearian@computerworld.com (Lucas Mearian) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247551/MediaFire_offers_1TB_of_cloud_storage_for_2.50?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-09T15:00:00Z One user's path to a Chromebook enterprise http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247451/One_user_s_path_to_a_Chromebook_enterprise_?source=rss_keyword_google Microsoft's dominance in business may be mammoth but it isn't absolute, as Tim Dickson, the director of technology at Auberge Resorts, has found. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:22:00 GMT pthibodeau@computerworld.com (Patrick Thibodeau) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247451/One_user_s_path_to_a_Chromebook_enterprise_?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-09T10:22:00Z Google pushes I/O registration deadline back to April 15 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247519/Google_pushes_I_O_registration_deadline_back_to_April_15?source=rss_keyword_google If you thought you'd spend part of today signing up to attend this year's Google I/O, think again. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:02:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247519/Google_pushes_I_O_registration_deadline_back_to_April_15?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-08T15:02:00Z Google looks to push Glass into the enterprise http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247515/Google_looks_to_push_Glass_into_the_enterprise?source=rss_keyword_google Google is looking to push its wearable computer Glass into the enterprise. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:55:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247515/Google_looks_to_push_Glass_into_the_enterprise?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-08T13:55:00Z FAQ: Good-bye old pal, old paint, Windows XP http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247513/FAQ_Good_bye_old_pal_old_paint_Windows_XP?source=rss_keyword_google Today's the day: Microsoft will serve up its final public patches for Windows XP, the aging OS that's been around since 2001. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:36:00 GMT gkeizer@computerworld.com (Gregg Keizer) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247513/FAQ_Good_bye_old_pal_old_paint_Windows_XP?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-08T13:36:00Z 4 reasons Microsoft is a new company http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247446/4_reasons_Microsoft_is_a_new_company?source=rss_keyword_google There's no question that today's Microsoft is a whole new company. Many of the changes announced under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella were initiated under his predecessor, Steve Ballmer. But it's clear that it's a whole new Microsoft. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:15:00 GMT (Mike Elgan) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247446/4_reasons_Microsoft_is_a_new_company?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-05T11:15:00Z Google gets practice flying its high-altitude balloons in Project Loon http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247448/Google_gets_practice_flying_its_high_altitude_balloons_in_Project_Loon?source=rss_keyword_google Google, which has been testing balloon-powered Internet access in underdeveloped area, said one of its balloons circled the Earth in 22 days. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:23:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247448/Google_gets_practice_flying_its_high_altitude_balloons_in_Project_Loon?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-04T17:23:00Z Snowden leaks erode trust in Internet companies, government http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247441/Snowden_leaks_erode_trust_in_Internet_companies_government?source=rss_keyword_google Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Security Agency's data collection practices have eroded the public's trust in major technology companies -- and in the Internet, a Harris Interactive survey found. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:23:00 GMT jvijayan@computerworld.com (Jaikumar Vijayan) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247441/Snowden_leaks_erode_trust_in_Internet_companies_government?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-04T11:23:00Z Nest to disable key feature of IoT Protect smoke alarm http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247439/Nest_to_disable_key_feature_of_IoT_Protect_smoke_alarm?source=rss_keyword_google Nest, the connected-home device maker Google agreed to buy in January, is disabling a feature that allows its Nest Protect smoke and carbon-monoxide alarm to be silenced with a wave of the hand. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:29:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247439/Nest_to_disable_key_feature_of_IoT_Protect_smoke_alarm?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-04T10:29:00Z Google Plus Outperforms Twitter (Really) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247423/Google_Plus_Outperforms_Twitter_Really_?source=rss_keyword_google Marketers who ignore Google Plus are missing a worthwhile opportunity, according to a new report from Forrester. Googles social platform delivers nearly double the engagement rate of Twitter, and yet some large brands continue to be lackadaisical with their effort. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:20:00 GMT (Matt Kapko) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247423/Google_Plus_Outperforms_Twitter_Really_?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-03T17:20:00Z Apple slates WWDC for June 2-6, sets up ticket lottery http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247420/Apple_slates_WWDC_for_June_2_6_sets_up_ticket_lottery?source=rss_keyword_google Apple today announced that its annual developers conference will run June 2-6, and that it's copying Google's method of assigning tickets through a random drawing. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:34:00 GMT gkeizer@computerworld.com (Gregg Keizer) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247420/Apple_slates_WWDC_for_June_2_6_sets_up_ticket_lottery?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-03T16:34:00Z Cortana's voice is synthesized in part from an AI character in Halo http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247404/Cortana_s_voice_is_synthesized_in_part_from_an_AI_character_in_i_Halo_i_?source=rss_keyword_google Cortana, Microsoft's new digital assistant for Windows Phone 8.1, gets her name from a fictional character in the popular <i>Halo</i> video game series. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:07:00 GMT mhamblen@computerworld.com (Matt Hamblen) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247404/Cortana_s_voice_is_synthesized_in_part_from_an_AI_character_in_i_Halo_i_?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-02T21:07:00Z Hell freezes over: Microsoft makes Windows free for some devices http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247401/Hell_freezes_over_Microsoft_makes_Windows_free_for_some_devices?source=rss_keyword_google Microsoft will give away licenses to Windows Phone and Windows to device makers building smartphones or tablets with screens smaller than 9-in. measured diagonally. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:18:00 GMT gkeizer@computerworld.com (Gregg Keizer) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247401/Hell_freezes_over_Microsoft_makes_Windows_free_for_some_devices?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-02T20:18:00Z Steve Jobs called for &#39;holy war&#39; against Google http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247395/Steve_Jobs_called_for_39_holy_war_39_against_Google?source=rss_keyword_google Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs declared 2011 the year of &quot;holy war against Google&quot; in an email to Apple executives ahead of an annual management retreat in late 2010. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:49:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247395/Steve_Jobs_called_for_39_holy_war_39_against_Google?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-02T16:49:00Z Jonny Evans: Wearable computing means the death of the smartphone http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247382/Jonny_Evans_Wearable_computing_means_the_death_of_the_smartphone?source=rss_keyword_google For wearables to really take off, they will have to cannibalize the smartphone, just as mobile devices have cannibalized the PC. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:57:00 GMT (Jonny Evans) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247382/Jonny_Evans_Wearable_computing_means_the_death_of_the_smartphone?source=rss_keyword_google 2014-04-02T10:57:00Z