Computerworld Articles http://www.computerworld.com/ en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:01:51 GMT 2014-08-21T04:01:51Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. UPS now the third company in a week to disclose data breach http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250545/UPS_now_the_third_company_in_a_week_to_disclose_data_breach Credit and debit card information belonging to customers who did business at 51 UPS Store Inc. locations in 24 U.S. states this year may have been compromised. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:52:00 GMT jvijayan@computerworld.com (Jaikumar Vijayan) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250545/UPS_now_the_third_company_in_a_week_to_disclose_data_breach 2014-08-21T00:52:00Z Tweets about Ferguson, Mo., shooting show Twitter's quick grip on the news http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250546/Tweets_about_Ferguson_Mo._shooting_show_Twitter_39_s_quick_grip_on_the_news Is social media in general and Twitter in particular speeding up the news cycle? Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:36:00 GMT (Zach Miners) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250546/Tweets_about_Ferguson_Mo._shooting_show_Twitter_39_s_quick_grip_on_the_news 2014-08-21T00:36:00Z Coming soon: No-name tablets priced under $35 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250544/Coming_soon_No_name_tablets_priced_under_35 Generic Android tablets with 7-inch screens and quad-core chips that deliver decent performance could soon sell for under $35. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:28:00 GMT (Agam Shah) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250544/Coming_soon_No_name_tablets_priced_under_35 2014-08-21T00:28:00Z HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250543/HP_reports_surprise_growth_as_PC_sales_climb Hewlett-Packard reported a slight uptick in revenue for the second calendar quarter as its PC sales increased. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:16:00 GMT (James Niccolai) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250543/HP_reports_surprise_growth_as_PC_sales_climb 2014-08-21T00:16:00Z R programming language gains on traditional statistics packages http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250542/R_programming_language_gains_on_traditional_statistics_packages The R programming language is quickly gaining popularity over the traditional statistics packages such as SPSS, SAS and MATLAB, at least according to one data statistician who teaches the language. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:21:00 GMT (Joab Jackson) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250542/R_programming_language_gains_on_traditional_statistics_packages 2014-08-20T21:21:00Z How can the Internet have too many routes, but not enough addresses? http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250541/How_can_the_Internet_have_too_many_routes_but_not_enough_addresses_ The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet's growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:18:00 GMT (Stephen Lawson) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250541/How_can_the_Internet_have_too_many_routes_but_not_enough_addresses_ 2014-08-20T21:18:00Z Obama's options for tech immigration take shape http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250537/Obama_s_options_for_tech_immigration_take_shape When President Barack Obama takes executive action on immigration, he's expected to give final approval to a rule allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders, now barred from working in the U.S., to get jobs. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:38:00 GMT pthibodeau@computerworld.com (Patrick Thibodeau) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250537/Obama_s_options_for_tech_immigration_take_shape 2014-08-20T20:38:00Z How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250536/How_Tesla_will_help_bring_renewable_energy_to_your_business_or_home Production of lithium-ion batteries capable of storing solar or wind-generated electricity will need to ramp up before homes and businesses can truly go off the grid. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:34:00 GMT lmearian@computerworld.com (Lucas Mearian) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250536/How_Tesla_will_help_bring_renewable_energy_to_your_business_or_home 2014-08-20T20:34:00Z How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250531/How_Tesla_will_help_bring_renewable_energy_to_your_business_or_home Production of lithium-ion batteries capable of storing solar or wind-generated electricity will need to ramp up before homes and businesses can truly go off the grid. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:48:00 GMT lmearian@computerworld.com (Lucas Mearian) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250531/How_Tesla_will_help_bring_renewable_energy_to_your_business_or_home 2014-08-20T19:48:00Z Obama's options for tech immigration take shape http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250530/Obama_s_options_for_tech_immigration_take_shape When President Barack Obama takes executive action on immigration, he's expected to give final approval to a rule allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders, now barred from working in the U.S., to get jobs. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:47:00 GMT pthibodeau@computerworld.com (Patrick Thibodeau) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250530/Obama_s_options_for_tech_immigration_take_shape 2014-08-20T19:47:00Z AT&T to get the M8 for Windows, too; it's not just Verizon http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250528/AT_T_to_get_the_M8_for_Windows_too_it_s_not_just_Verizon Less than a day after the HTC One (M8) for Windows went on sale "exclusively" on Verizon Wireless, AT&T also said it will carry the new smartphone, too. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:18:00 GMT mhamblen@computerworld.com (Matt Hamblen) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250528/AT_T_to_get_the_M8_for_Windows_too_it_s_not_just_Verizon 2014-08-20T19:18:00Z Apple preps final non-security Mavericks update http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250504/Apple_preps_final_non_security_Mavericks_update Apple is working its way toward releasing OS X Mountain Lion 10.9.5, very likely the last non-security update for the 10-month old operating system. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:30:00 GMT gkeizer@computerworld.com (Gregg Keizer) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250504/Apple_preps_final_non_security_Mavericks_update 2014-08-20T10:30:00Z As Ebola death toll rises, scientists work on nanotech cure http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250497/As_Ebola_death_toll_rises_scientists_work_on_nanotech_cure Scientists at Northeastern University are using nanotechnology to find an effective treatment for the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 1,200 people, and sickened even more. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:15:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250497/As_Ebola_death_toll_rises_scientists_work_on_nanotech_cure 2014-08-20T10:15:00Z Twitter to remove images of deceased upon request http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250502/Twitter_to_remove_images_of_deceased_upon_request Twitter said late Tuesday it will remove images and videos of deceased people upon the request of family members, but it put conditions on the policy. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:48:00 GMT (Tim Hornyak) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250502/Twitter_to_remove_images_of_deceased_upon_request 2014-08-20T09:48:00Z 'Reveton'ransomware adds powerful password stealer http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250503/_Reveton_ransomware_adds_powerful_password_stealer A type of malware called Reveton, which falsely warns users they've broken the law and demands payment of a fine, has been upgraded with powerful password stealing functions, according to Avast. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:22:00 GMT (Jeremy Kirk) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250503/_Reveton_ransomware_adds_powerful_password_stealer 2014-08-20T09:22:00Z China paving the way for big Xbox One sales http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250500/China_paving_the_way_for_big_Xbox_One_sales China has approved the sale of 5 million Xbox One units, opening the way for Microsoft to make a big splash in the country's emerging console sector. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:28:00 GMT (Michael Kan) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250500/China_paving_the_way_for_big_Xbox_One_sales 2014-08-20T03:28:00Z YouTube music might be a win for other Google services http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250499/YouTube_music_might_be_a_win_for_other_Google_services A tricked-out version of YouTube offering exclusive content might prove lucrative bait for Google to lure some of its users deeper into its digital video and music services. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:34:00 GMT (Zach Miners) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250499/YouTube_music_might_be_a_win_for_other_Google_services 2014-08-20T01:34:00Z Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250498/Many_Chrome_browser_extensions_do_sneaky_things An analysis by security researchers of 48,000 extensions for Google's Chrome browser uncovered many that are used for fraud and data theft, actions that are mostly undetectable to regular users. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:01:00 GMT (Jeremy Kirk) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250498/Many_Chrome_browser_extensions_do_sneaky_things 2014-08-20T01:01:00Z Ballmer's exit from Microsoft's board expected, boosts Nadella's standing, analysts say http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250496/Ballmer_39_s_exit_from_Microsoft_39_s_board_expected_boosts_Nadella_39_s_standing_analysts_say It's not surprising that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer abruptly gave up his board seat some six months after leaving the top job, and the move should help cement the regime and strategy of his successor Satya Nadella, according to several industry observers. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:01:00 GMT (Chris Kanaracus) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250496/Ballmer_39_s_exit_from_Microsoft_39_s_board_expected_boosts_Nadella_39_s_standing_analysts_say 2014-08-19T21:01:00Z IT outages are an ongoing problem for the U.S government http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250494/IT_outages_are_an_ongoing_problem_for_the_U.S_government Fully 70% of federal agencies experienced downtime of 30 minutes or more in a recent one-month period. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:46:00 GMT pthibodeau@computerworld.com (Patrick Thibodeau) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250494/IT_outages_are_an_ongoing_problem_for_the_U.S_government 2014-08-19T20:46:00Z Healthcare organizations still too lax on security http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250492/Healthcare_organizations_still_too_lax_on_security The data breach at Community Health Systems that exposed the personal information on more than 4.5 million people is a symptom of the chronic lack of attention to patient data security and privacy within the healthcare industry. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:13:00 GMT jvijayan@computerworld.com (Jaikumar Vijayan) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250492/Healthcare_organizations_still_too_lax_on_security 2014-08-19T20:13:00Z Ballmer quits Microsoft board, cites NBA commitments http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250491/Ballmer_quits_Microsoft_board_cites_NBA_commitments Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer resigned from the Microsoft board today, effective immediately. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:11:00 GMT gkeizer@computerworld.com (Gregg Keizer) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250491/Ballmer_quits_Microsoft_board_cites_NBA_commitments 2014-08-19T20:11:00Z In his own words: Best quotes of Steve Ballmer http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250493/In_his_own_words_Best_quotes_of_Steve_Ballmer Steve Ballmer's decision to step down from Microsoft's board draws to a close a 34 year-long career that took him from business manager to CEO. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:04:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250493/In_his_own_words_Best_quotes_of_Steve_Ballmer 2014-08-19T20:04:00Z FCC can question AT&T, Verizon about business broadband pricing http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250490/FCC_can_question_AT_amp_T_Verizon_about_business_broadband_pricing The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the green light to collect new data on the pricing of so-called special access services, the middle-mile network services used to deliver business broadband and mobile service backhaul. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:38:00 GMT (Grant Gross) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250490/FCC_can_question_AT_amp_T_Verizon_about_business_broadband_pricing 2014-08-19T18:38:00Z Watch out Spotify; Google's building YouTube 'Music Key' http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250488/Watch_out_Spotify_Google_s_building_YouTube_Music_Key_ Google is reportedly eying the creation of a YouTube music subscription service to take on the likes of Spotify and Pandora. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:26:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250488/Watch_out_Spotify_Google_s_building_YouTube_Music_Key_ 2014-08-19T18:26:00Z Petition demands Apple fix MacBook Pro graphics woes http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250485/Petition_demands_Apple_fix_MacBook_Pro_graphics_woes A petition started last year that urges Apple's CEO to recall older MacBook Pro laptops to fix a graphics problem has passed the 10,000-signature mark, part of an ongoing effort to get Apple to do something. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:59:00 GMT gkeizer@computerworld.com (Gregg Keizer) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250485/Petition_demands_Apple_fix_MacBook_Pro_graphics_woes 2014-08-19T16:59:00Z Why HTC put Windows on its M8 smartphone http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250484/Why_HTC_put_Windows_on_its_M8_smartphone HTC announced the HTC One (M8) smartphone for Windows todayl it's available exclusively at Verizon Wireless for $99 on a two-year contract. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:24:00 GMT mhamblen@computerworld.com (Matt Hamblen) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250484/Why_HTC_put_Windows_on_its_M8_smartphone 2014-08-19T16:24:00Z VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250480/VC_investors_hot_for_the_cloud_mobile_and_robots Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:45:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250480/VC_investors_hot_for_the_cloud_mobile_and_robots 2014-08-19T15:45:00Z The 5 most anticipated smartphone launches coming in September http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250483/The_5_most_anticipated_smartphone_launches_coming_in_September September is shaping up to be a very exciting month for smartphone buyers around the world: We know that Motorola Mobility, Microsoft, Sony and Samsung Electronics will all launch new smartphones, and it looks like Apple will join the party too. So what new devices are we looking forward to the most? Here's our countdown: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:40:00 GMT (Mikael Ricknäs) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250483/The_5_most_anticipated_smartphone_launches_coming_in_September 2014-08-19T13:40:00Z AMD announces Radeon R7 SSD product line, made by enthusiast manufacturer OCZ http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250487/AMD_announces_Radeon_R7_SSD_product_line_made_by_enthusiast_manufacturer_OCZ AMD said Tuesday that it will sell three 2.5-inch SSDs manufactured by enthusiast house OCZ, allowing AMD to offer high-speed storage alongside microprocessors and graphics chips. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:45:00 GMT (Mark Hachman) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250487/AMD_announces_Radeon_R7_SSD_product_line_made_by_enthusiast_manufacturer_OCZ 2014-08-19T12:45:00Z SanDisk's Ultra II SSD offers prices as low as 44 cents per gigabyte http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250471/SanDisk_s_Ultra_II_SSD_offers_prices_as_low_as_44_cents_per_gigabyte The Ultra II SSD is a follow-up to the consumer-grade Ultra Plus SSD released last year that increases performance while slashing the price point. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:33:00 GMT lmearian@computerworld.com (Lucas Mearian) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250471/SanDisk_s_Ultra_II_SSD_offers_prices_as_low_as_44_cents_per_gigabyte 2014-08-19T10:33:00Z Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250459/Verizon_is_tops_in_network_performance_reliability_speed_in_2014_tests Verizon Wireless beat out the other three national carriers for overall network performance, reliability and speed in the first half of 2014, according to an analysis by RootMetrics released Tuesday. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:00:00 GMT mhamblen@computerworld.com (Matt Hamblen) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250459/Verizon_is_tops_in_network_performance_reliability_speed_in_2014_tests 2014-08-19T10:00:00Z Microsoft tweaks SharePoint Online to free up site storage http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250482/Microsoft_tweaks_SharePoint_Online_to_free_up_site_storage Microsoft has tweaked the controls in SharePoint Online to let administrators make better use of storage resources allocated to SharePoint websites. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:57:00 GMT (Juan Carlos Perez) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250482/Microsoft_tweaks_SharePoint_Online_to_free_up_site_storage 2014-08-19T09:57:00Z Sprint slashes shared data plan prices http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250479/Sprint_slashes_shared_data_plan_prices As promised by its new CEO, Sprint announced late Monday it will lower its shared data plans to prices below those offered by other national carriers starting on Friday. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:40:00 GMT mhamblen@computerworld.com (Matt Hamblen) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250479/Sprint_slashes_shared_data_plan_prices 2014-08-19T01:40:00Z Symantec folds nine Norton products into one service http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250478/Symantec_folds_nine_Norton_products_into_one_service Symantec will consolidate its cluttered Norton line of security software, folding nine products into one online service that can be used across desktop computers and mobile devices. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:27:00 GMT (Jeremy Kirk) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250478/Symantec_folds_nine_Norton_products_into_one_service 2014-08-19T01:27:00Z Why would Chinese hackers want US hospital patient data? http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250477/Why_would_Chinese_hackers_want_US_hospital_patient_data_ The theft of personal data on 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems by hackers in China highlights the increasing degree to which hospitals are becoming lucrative targets for information theft. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:06:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250477/Why_would_Chinese_hackers_want_US_hospital_patient_data_ 2014-08-19T00:06:00Z Vehicle-to-vehicle networks could save over 1,000 lives a year, US says http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250476/Vehicle_to_vehicle_networks_could_save_over_1_000_lives_a_year_US_says The U.S. government wants to force cars to talk to each other over wireless networks, saying that could save more than 1,000 lives every year. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:34:00 GMT (Stephen Lawson) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250476/Vehicle_to_vehicle_networks_could_save_over_1_000_lives_a_year_US_says 2014-08-18T22:34:00Z Azure services down again http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250474/Azure_services_down_again Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform, wobbly for more than a week, is again experiencing outages and interruptions that are impacting multiple products in the U.S. and abroad. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:05:00 GMT (Juan Carlos Perez) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250474/Azure_services_down_again 2014-08-18T21:05:00Z MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250472/MongoDB_adds_support_option_for_community_edition_of_its_NoSQL_database IT shops that want professional support for MongoDB without paying for the enterprise edition of the company's increasingly popular NoSQL database now have an option from MongoDB itself. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:33:00 GMT (Chris Kanaracus) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250472/MongoDB_adds_support_option_for_community_edition_of_its_NoSQL_database 2014-08-18T20:33:00Z New Yosemite dev preview may herald public beta update later this week http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250470/New_Yosemite_dev_preview_may_herald_public_beta_update_later_this_week Apple released the sixth developer preview of OS X Yosemite today. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:13:00 GMT gkeizer@computerworld.com (Gregg Keizer) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250470/New_Yosemite_dev_preview_may_herald_public_beta_update_later_this_week 2014-08-18T20:13:00Z Microsoft offers custom Windows OS to all first-gen Intel Galileo owners http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250473/Microsoft_offers_custom_Windows_OS_to_all_first_gen_Intel_Galileo_owners Microsoft is encouraging more hardware hackers to develop Windows-based smart devices and appliances with expanded availability of a preview OS to all owners of Intel's Galileo board. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:10:00 GMT (Agam Shah) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250473/Microsoft_offers_custom_Windows_OS_to_all_first_gen_Intel_Galileo_owners 2014-08-18T20:10:00Z As sharks circle, IBM prepares its x86 exit http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250467/As_sharks_circle_IBM_prepares_its_x86_exit Once IBM completes its x86 server line sale to Lenovo, the latter will immediately take a solid third place ranking in worldwide revenues in the market. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:59:00 GMT pthibodeau@computerworld.com (Patrick Thibodeau) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250467/As_sharks_circle_IBM_prepares_its_x86_exit 2014-08-18T19:59:00Z Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250468/Senator_questions_airlines_39_data_privacy_practices A senior U.S. senator is asking airlines about their data privacy practices, saying he's concerned about what information the companies are collecting and sharing with third parties. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:35:00 GMT (Grant Gross) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250468/Senator_questions_airlines_39_data_privacy_practices 2014-08-18T19:35:00Z iPhone 5C's China bust raises questions about Apple's pricing for '14 models http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250466/iPhone_5C_s_China_bust_raises_questions_about_Apple_s_pricing_for_14_models Apple's iPhone 5C, the lower-priced model introduced last year -- by many accounts to boost sales in countries like China -- has done poorly in the People's Republic. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:13:00 GMT gkeizer@computerworld.com (Gregg Keizer) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250466/iPhone_5C_s_China_bust_raises_questions_about_Apple_s_pricing_for_14_models 2014-08-18T19:13:00Z About 4.5M face risk of ID theft after hospital network hacked http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250464/About_4.5M_face_risk_of_ID_theft_after_hospital_network_hacked About 4.5 million people in 28 states face the risk of identity theft due to a massive data breach at Community Health Systems (CHS) a Franklin, Tenn., based health network. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:07:00 GMT jvijayan@computerworld.com (Jaikumar Vijayan) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250464/About_4.5M_face_risk_of_ID_theft_after_hospital_network_hacked 2014-08-18T19:07:00Z Google brings robust cluster scheduling to its cloud http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250469/Google_brings_robust_cluster_scheduling_to_its_cloud Google is drawing from the work of the open-source community to offer its cloud customers a service to better manage their clusters of virtual servers. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:56:00 GMT (Joab Jackson) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250469/Google_brings_robust_cluster_scheduling_to_its_cloud 2014-08-18T18:56:00Z Oracle adds some backward compatibility to Exadata http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250465/Oracle_adds_some_backward_compatibility_to_Exadata Oracle has made it possible to run a much older but still widely used version of its database software on Exadata, in a move that could make heretofore reluctant buyers pull the trigger on a purchase of the data-processing appliance. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:38:00 GMT (Chris Kanaracus) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250465/Oracle_adds_some_backward_compatibility_to_Exadata 2014-08-18T18:38:00Z Cosmonauts deploy nanosatellites during spacewalk http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250462/Cosmonauts_deploy_nanosatellites_during_spacewalk Two Russian cosmonauts are in the middle of a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station, in part to release a nanosatellite that will take images of Earth. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:24:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250462/Cosmonauts_deploy_nanosatellites_during_spacewalk 2014-08-18T18:24:00Z TPC helps take the measure of big data systems http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250458/TPC_helps_take_the_measure_of_big_data_systems Comparing commercial Hadoop big data-styled analysis systems might get a little easier, thanks to a new benchmark from the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC). Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:01:00 GMT (Joab Jackson) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250458/TPC_helps_take_the_measure_of_big_data_systems 2014-08-18T15:01:00Z Calif. court calls for company reimbursements for BYOD phones http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250463/Calif._court_calls_for_company_reimbursements_for_BYOD_phones In what could be a decisive blow to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mega trend, the California Court of Appeal ruled late last week that companies must reimburse employees for work-related use of personal cellphones, as described in the National Law Review. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:14:00 GMT (Tom Kaneshige) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250463/Calif._court_calls_for_company_reimbursements_for_BYOD_phones 2014-08-18T14:14:00Z