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Apple CEO Tim Cook is reported to be "deeply offended" by renewed allegations of poor working conditions in its Chinese factories following an undercover investigation carried out by the BBC.
The pace of change continues to accelerate as Big Data, IoT and video create growing demand. New technologies are emerging while cloud storage erodes traditional business models.
Think 2014 has been a bad year for security, with high-profile cloud breaches and system hacks? Well, things aren't going to get any better in 2015.
There are lots of Linux laptops, but none that have the Free Software Foundation's blessings. That may change.
Workers in Chinese factories making Apple products are being poorly treated, undercover investigations by the BBC claims.
3D printing is a hot technology topic, and Tech Pro Research conducted a survey to find out who is using it, and how it's being used in the enterprise. Find out the preferred vendors, the best uses and...
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Running an older Mac with OS X 10.10 but don't have access to new features like AirDrop Handoff, Instant Hotspot? You might be able to get access to these new features without spending thousands!
Toshiba's new range of hard disk drives includes 6TB of storage with a 12Gbit/s transfer rate.
In response, Oracle shares immediately rallied by 3.6 percent initially in after-hours trading.
UPDATED: Stateside, AT&T and Verizon are on deck to sell the Classic in 2015.
What's one of the parent companies of OpenStack and a top private-cloud hosting companies doing in OpenPOWER? Helping to push open-source from software into hardware.
The world's second largest semiconductor foundry is getting into MRAM, a high-performance, long-life alternative to flash. Here's what that means for storage.
Apple has escaped a potential $1bn damages bill after a jury decided an iTunes update that kept rivals' music off its iPod was a genuine product improvement.
Vinyl storage - in the form of LP records - is staging a comeback. Over 8 million LPs - more than 5 petabytes in digital capacity - were produced last year, up 49 percent. But the old technology has problems.
With the launch of Imagination's MIPS-powered Creator CI20, there are now low-cost developer boards for all the main Internet of Things platforms.
The Samsung 850 EVO Series SSDs are out and they're fast, furious, and in fabulous 3D. Check out Samsung's newest SSDs by the numbers on Linux and on Windows.
A Chromebook may be all you need for all your computing needs. Here's the best of the breed so far.
Buying tech on a budget? These 15 gadgets are the very best on the market for their price — from speakers to content streamers, coffee machines, and computer peripherals.
Not only is the company itself under new leadership, it is having to adapt to a rapidly changing ecosystem where the PC has given ground to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Updated: Take a tour of BlackBerry's most iconic handsets, from 2000's mobile connectivity-less 957 to the latest crop of BlackBerry 10 devices.
Designer Jeffrey Stephenson is back with another amazing hand-built PC design.
When it comes to portable systems, thin and light is the modern day mantra, and they don't come much thinner or lighter than the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. But being thin and light brings with it compromises, but by adding a few essential accessories into the mix, you can create a mobile working platform that is second to none.
What if Santa moonlighted as a tech CEO for the rest of the year? I'm pretty sure these cutthroat titans of tech feel that jolly old St. Nick is missing a trick or two by giving people the gifts they want as opposed to using his position to gain dominance and market share.
No, not gifts for your robot, robotic gifts to help make your life at work and home a little easier.
Since switching up from an iPhone 5 to the iPhone 6 Plus, I've neglected my iPad. But finding it under a pile of cables the other day got me pondering as to how I could integrate it back into my workflow.
If you're willing to look, there are some excellent tech gadgets and gifts out there that don't require a second mortgage.
Rather than pick gifts for you and yours, I'm looking at the best of the best when it comes to tech that I've had the pleasure of using this year, from the big stuff like notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, to smaller stuff like storage devices and smart bulbs.
There is no single best device, but here's the best of the best.
In November 2014, the top six supercomputers all run Linux, but that's about the only thing they have in common.
Let's say you found $7,000 in loose change inside your old couch. What kind of PC could you build with all that money?
A lot of readers are interested in knowing what I have connected to my Mac(s) at the office. Here's a tour of the hardware I use - and rely on - daily. Everything from peripherals to high-end printers.
Offering affordable 3D printers for the masses, Pirate3D is bucking the trend from a recent wave of software and Internet startups from Singapore and says going the hardware route can be easier.
Asia-Pacific CIO explains how Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty remained in operation during last year's Japan earthquake.
The business world is just starting to catch up to the trend. Workers are faced with older technology, slow laptops or both, graciously provided by their company, are bringing their own to the office. Their current and fast devices offer more freedom and familiarity, but it comes with a possible cost to the enterprise. So how can organizations balance what employees want with what can be properly managed?Join Emmy Award winning journalist Jonas Tichenor as he dives into the trend with ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Larry Dignan and TechRepublic Editor-in-Chief Jason Hiner. You'll get a better perspective on what's driving the trend in the enterprise and where it may be going in the future.
IT professionals are under pressure to do more with less and many are now turning to the cloud as an efficient way to meet the demands of a changing workforce. This video and The Top Ten Tech Series is sponsored by Microsoft Office 365.
At Ignition West in San Francisco, Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor talks about a new chip that will help users track a smartphone user's location anywhere indoors to within 20-30 feet of where they're standing.
At a Cloudforce in San Francisco, Salesforce.com COO George Hu demos the company's new social based HR performance management tool. Rypple uses social tools to set goals and objectives and recognize workers with badges and gaming concepts. It will cost businesses $5 per month per user.
Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue show off the company's new Apple TV streaming video box. The new hardware has several updated features, including 1,080-pixel resolution for movies and TV shows and a redesigned user interface. The box will be available on March 16 for $99.
The Australian Rail Track Association (ARTC) is set to finish the proof-of-concept phase and sign off on the business case for an ambitious project to digitise Australia's train-signal network using Telstra's Next G network as its transmission backbone.
Eurocom has managed to pack a set of server-class components into a clamshell form factor without making too many compromises. The Panther 5SE is expensive though, so you'll need to make a good use case for buying one.
Apple's latest iMac combines an outstanding 5K display with enhanced performance to provide an impressive all-in-one workstation for video and graphics applications. Internal upgrade options are limited, but the price is currently unmatched by any of Apple's rivals.
ViewSonic's VX2880ml is a well-specified 28-inch UltraHD (4K) display that delivers good performance at a reasonable price.
The Precision M2800 is an impressive mobile workstation. We have just a couple of niggles: the touchpad is too small, and we'd prefer the top-of-the-range model's 128GB SSD to be bigger.
If you're seeking a well-specified mobile workstation with plenty of configuration options, Fujitsu's Celsius H730 is a worthy contender. It's not cheap, but the PalmSecure palm-vein authentication looks like a valuable addition.
HP's 14-inch EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 combines ultrabook elegance with MIL-STD 810G robustness. It has a great screen and performs well, but lacks integrated VGA and Ethernet ports. You'll pay a premium price too.
Aimed at a variety of vertical markets, the Xplore Bobcat clads an Atom-based Windows tablet in a rugged and customisable chassis.
The ConferenceCam CC3000e allows you to make full use of your meeting rooms for HD video and audio conferencing, without paying telepresence-style prices.
With two high-performance memory modules onboard, this implementation of LSI's popular MegaRAID HBA uses flash to cache frequently accessed data, boosting storage performance without the upheaval or cost of switching from magnetic disk to SSD.
This is a very impressive but premium-priced 31.5-inch 4K monitor, primarily aimed at high-end content creators, scientists and engineers.
Take a blade server, add shared storage, PCI expansion and networking and you have the Dell PowerEdge VRTX. It's a surprisingly scalable yet affordable all-in-one system aimed at small businesses, but attracting interest well beyond its intended market.
The Latitude E7240 is solidly made and well connected, delivering impressive performance in a thoughtful design. It's let down by the keyboard and a lack of configuration options, turning what could have been a superb business ultrabook into merely a very good one.
This major update of Dell's Compellent storage technology adds an additional tier of low-cost MLC SSD drives. Also in the mix is a new high-density HDD enclosure, plus deduplication and compression for the Fluid File system clustering option.
With everything needed to take backups and recover data in one self-contained appliance, Barracuda Backup is an economic and easy-to-use solution. It also offers scalable replication both to other appliances and the cloud, with fast live booting of backup images locally or in the cloud another key benefit.
Boston's new Venom 1800-0T workstation crams a lot of processing power into a tiny desktop case. Video editors, animators, modellers and other professionals — particularly those with limited space and modest budgets — should investigate.