Computerworld Articles en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:26:30 GMT 2014-04-18T16:26:30Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. With Google Glass, the doctor can see you now 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 (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-18T14:01:00Z Twitter to promote app downloads in its mobile timelines Twitter's new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:06:00 GMT (Loek Essers) 2014-04-18T13:06:00Z IE6: Retired but not dead yet Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:46:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-18T10:46:00Z Can you hear me now? NASA to test laser communication system The SpaceX cargo spacecraft will be carrying equipment needed for astronauts on the International Space Station to test optical laser communications to its scheduled launch today. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:33:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-18T10:33:00Z Investors try to revive Mt. Gox at last minute The clock may be running out on Mt. Gox, but a consortium of investors still wants to relaunch the failed Bitcoin exchange. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:23:00 GMT (Tim Hornyak) 2014-04-18T10:23:00Z Alibaba set to offer mobile phone services Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao sites already sell everything from clothes and furniture to car tires and medicines. But soon they'll also be offering 3G data and voice call plans as well, the Chinese e-commerce giant said Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:01:00 GMT (Michael Kan) 2014-04-18T10:01:00Z Michaels breach exposes nearly 3M payment cards About 2.6 million payment cards at Michaels Stores and another 400,000 at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected in a card skimming attack that compromised its point-of-sale systems, the retailer said Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:05:00 GMT (John Ribeiro) 2014-04-18T08:05:00Z Google suit against Rockstar stays in California 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) 2014-04-18T06:51:00Z Unbounded Robotics launches robot platform for education, research If you fear the rise of robots, the latest humanoid-style machine has an "emergency stop to prevent robot apocalypse." Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:50:00 GMT (Tim Hornyak) 2014-04-18T05:50:00Z Google's Project Loon tests move to LTE band in Nevada 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) 2014-04-18T00:05:00Z AMD reports $20M Q1 loss Advanced Micro Devices' bottom line changed from black to red on Thursday when the company posted a loss after two straight quarters of profits. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:58:00 GMT (Agam Shah) 2014-04-17T23:58:00Z Music labels go after Pandora for using pre-'72 recordings Five music labels have filed a lawsuit against streaming music service Pandora Music, saying the company is violating state law by refusing to pay labels and artists for its use of recordings made before 1972. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:52:00 GMT (Grant Gross) 2014-04-17T23:52:00Z Google says little about enterprise Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report 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) 2014-04-17T23:18:00Z H-1B loophole may help California utility offshore IT jobs Southern California Edison is outsourcing part of its IT operations, and the jobs may be going overseas. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:41:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2014-04-17T21:41:00Z This Netcraft tool flags sites affected by Heartbleed Worried about how the Heartbleed vulnerability may affect your personal accounts? A new tool may be of help. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:33:00 GMT (Joab Jackson) 2014-04-17T20:33:00Z Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:24:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-17T19:24:00Z Oracle rebuts Oregon claims about troubled health care site Oracle is gearing up for a fight with officials in Oregon over its role developing an expensive health insurance exchange website that still isn't fully operational. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:24:00 GMT (Chris Kanaracus) 2014-04-17T16:24:00Z Nokia suspends tablet sales due to faulty charger Nokia has temporarily halted sales of the Lumia 2520 in seven countries, because the tablet's AC-300 charger can give users an electric shock. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:18:00 GMT (Mikael Ricknäs) 2014-04-17T13:18:00Z Android trojan app targets Facebook users Cybercriminals have started using a sophisticated Android Trojan app designed for e-banking fraud to target Facebook users, possibly in an attempt to bypass the two-factor authentication protection on the social network. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:22:00 GMT (Lucian Constantin) 2014-04-17T12:22:00Z Samsung, Amazon customize Kindle app Users of the new Kindle for Samsung app will get up to 12 e-books for free a year, as Samsung Electronics joins forces with to boost the content on its mobile devices. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:52:00 GMT (Mikael Ricknäs) 2014-04-17T11:52:00Z Microsoft extends Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for business Microsoft on Wednesday extended the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for businesses by three months, but again told consumers they had less than four weeks to make the move before the company shuts off their patch faucet. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:32:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-17T10:32:00Z Windows XP retirement creates opportunity for Chinese security firm Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China's leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:20:00 GMT (Michael Kan) 2014-04-17T10:20:00Z Teen nabbed in Heartbleed attack against Canadian tax site Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly using the Heartbleed bug to steal data about taxpayers. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:31:00 GMT (Stephen Lawson) 2014-04-16T23:31:00Z IBM profit falls 21% on weak hardware sales, transition costs Falling hardware sales and the cost of layoffs hit IBM's profit hard in the first quarter, sending it down 21 percent from a year earlier. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:08:00 GMT (Joab Jackson) 2014-04-16T23:08:00Z Google revenue jumps 19% but still disappoints 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) 2014-04-16T21:29:00Z AT&T wearables to hit the smartwatch runway soon Smartwatches for use on AT&T's network will be out this year, a company executive said Wednesday. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:15:00 GMT (Agam Shah) 2014-04-16T21:15:00Z Court rejects Lavabit appeal, cites improper procedural handling A federal court has affirmed contempt charges against Lavabit, rejecting an attempt by company attorneys to argue new issues on appeal. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:51:00 GMT (Joab Jackson) 2014-04-16T20:51:00Z Automakers show off in-vehicle Wi-Fi, new smartphone interfaces Ahead of the big New York Auto Show, several car companies today displayed in-vehicle infotainment systems that connect to smartphones to use mobile apps, music playlists, calling features and calendars. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:48:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2014-04-16T20:48:00Z Two more states eye drone use limits Louisiana and Pennsylvania could become the latest states to impose restrictions on the use of commercial drone aircraft over their airspace. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:31:00 GMT (Jaikumar Vijayan) 2014-04-16T20:31:00Z Connecting for Good wrestles Kansas City's digital divide 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 (Matt Hamblen) 2014-04-16T19:41:00Z Chrome users won't give up, keep pressing Google to restore old-style new tab page 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 (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-16T19:26:00Z Google rolls out new +Post 'social' ads 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) 2014-04-16T18:27:00Z Net neutrality ruling complicates the U.S. transition to IP networks The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:18:00 GMT (Grant Gross) 2014-04-16T18:18:00Z Lavaboom creates an encrypted webmail service that fends off snooping A new webmail service called Lavaboom promises to provide easy-to-use email encryption without ever learning its users' private encryption keys or message contents. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:27:00 GMT (Lucian Constantin) 2014-04-16T16:27:00Z Teardown: Galaxy S5 parts cost 21% more than for iPhone 5S The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with an "astronomical" cost for materials of $251.52 for the 32 GB version, according to a teardown estimate by IHS Technology. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:38:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2014-04-16T15:38:00Z Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as Heartbleed, while warning that no fixes are yet available for some likely affected products. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMT (Chris Kanaracus) 2014-04-16T15:30:00Z Microsoft slashes Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price of custom support agreements that give large companies and government agencies another year of XP patches, experts reported today. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:52:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-16T13:52:00Z Microsoft launches toolset for capturing 'ambient intelligence' Microsoft is targeting the growing volume of data being generated by both machines and humans: CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday showed off tools that could help organizations better understand -- and profit from -- this trove of information. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:29:00 GMT (Joab Jackson) 2014-04-16T11:29:00Z Red Hat to update Docker container tech for enterprises Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:22:00 GMT (Joab Jackson) 2014-04-16T11:22:00Z Intel tablet chips grow, but Q1 profits fall Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:12:00 GMT (Agam Shah) 2014-04-16T11:12:00Z iPhone keyboard sales halted as injunction takes effect Typo halted the sale of its add-on keyboard for the iPhone on Tuesday after an injunction took effect that bans it from being imported to the U.S. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:02:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-16T11:02:00Z Rushed Heartbleed fixes may expose users to more attacks In the race to protect themselves from the Heartbleed vulnerability, enterprises could be opening themselves up to new attacks if they aren't careful. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:50:00 GMT (Stephen Lawson) 2014-04-16T10:50:00Z Intel looks to Android, not Microsoft, to boost tablet business 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) 2014-04-16T10:36:00Z One-day sale empties Google Glass shelves 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) 2014-04-16T10:22:00Z Streaming services may rescue the Pay TV market IPTV is being added to lower priced bundles by digital TV providers to lure in a younger generation of subscribers and give the market a needed boost after years of declining subscriptions. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:15:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2014-04-15T20:15:00Z Mac Pro shortage sets record as worst Mac production debacle Apple's inability to meet demand for its Mac Pro desktop computer has surpassed that of its most egregious Mac production problem in memory, the debacle over the all-in-one iMac of late 2012 and early 2013. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:10:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-15T20:10:00Z Motorola's enterprise business sold for $3.45B to Zebra Technologies Enterprise asset intelligence company Zebra Technologies said it is acquiring Motorola Solutions' enterprise business for $3.45 billion. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:09:00 GMT 2014-04-15T19:09:00Z Twitter brings the data back in-house with Gnip buy Aiming to play a bigger role in analyzing tweets and sharing the resulting insights with advertisers and other businesses, Twitter has acquired Gnip, its partner for the past few years. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:51:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-15T18:51:00Z After first day problems, robotic sub resumes search for Flight 370 The autonomous underwater robot that began searching for the missing Malaysian airliner Monday ran into trouble on its initial mission but is expected to try again today. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:41:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-15T17:41:00Z SAP users rattle sabers over fees for user-friendly Fiori apps SAP user groups are stepping up pressure on the vendor over the fees charged for its user-friendly Fiori applications, saying they should be included as part of the substantial annual maintenance costs customers already pay, particularly given SAP's dismal track record with interfaces for its Business Suite ERP software. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:59:00 GMT (Chris Kanaracus) 2014-04-15T16:59:00Z