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Analytics and clever algorithms helped IBM determine exactly how many servers it needs to run the Masters' website -- including at peak moments of the tournament.
Using internet-connected devices to capture where golf balls are headed, users can now visualize exactly how a golf player tracked the course from their smartphones and tablets.
This one happened at the hands of employees in AT&T's own customer service call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines.
Cordcutting took another major step forward this week with HBO coming to Apple TV and Sling TV. That is, if it can deal with the traffic load from the Game of Thrones premiere.
Breaches happen all the time, even in government. But an unclassified system breach can be as bad as a classified breach. David Gewirtz offers a worst-case scenario.
Here's what people are doing instead of switching to IPv6: They're buying "old" IPv4 addresses -- in the flourishing IPv4 resale market.
The video streaming website says the open-source codec will allow for 4K streaming at up to half the bandwidth cost.
Service will make phone calls and texts possible even when you have no mobile signal.
The networking giant has a number of new tricks up its sleeves to tackle the spread of malicious activity, including the long-promised integration of ThreatGrid.
IT budgets are expected to increase by only 1% in 2015, during an era of unprecedented digital trasition and disruption. Is IT being given the resources to win? If it is, can it deliver?
Octoshape is known for creating efficient transport methods for the delivery of video streams across the internet, using standard media formats and players.
Executives from the parent company as well as newly separated spinoff explain how both entities will continue to focus on the enterprise market by targeting different customer segments.
The NSA may not be listening to your private phone calls, but it has been watching your private parts
Tapping into laptop webcams shows the biggest and most blatant lack of respect for people's privacy by Western governments -- probably in living memory.
While Dell's new switches are geared more toward SMBs and mid-size companies, Juniper has its sights set on "latency-sensitive" environments.
Dell is hoping to woo SMBs to its data centers and networks while offering them access to a larger, more competitive option that could help them scale better and faster.
Join me for the "first" computer Christmas season: when PCs cost thousands of dollars, hard-drives boasted of having megabytes of storage, and connecting to the Internet happened at 1,200 bits per second.
During the year, we have seen the destruction of SOPA and PIPA but the emergence of CISPA and similar laws around the world, a growing trend in hacks and scams, an explosion in malware, and states committing cyberwarfare on their friends and foes. Here's a run-down of what happened in 2012.
4G is finally here, but how good is it? And does it vary depending on where exactly you are? I took to the London Underground to map out some average download and upload speeds around London, to see how EE's 4G fares.
Controversial Global hacking conference Hack In The Box just celebrated its ten-year mark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event attracted hackers from all over the world and company participants that included Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, Amazon, sponsor 'friends' such as Megaupload, and many more.
Your next PC? It just might be a Chromebook.
Writing isn't just sitting at a desk waiting for the news to happen. It often requires a prepared bag of kit for travel to report at the source. Here's what Zack Whittaker keeps in his on-the-go bag.
The technology behind the Olympic Games has changed beyond all recognition since the international sporting event was last held in London, more than 60 years ago
Videogames market to grow 10 percent next year
With more and more smartphone use, there is a need for external speakers that provide audio output and speakerphone functionality. In addition, you can use it to charge up your smartphone.
Everyone wishes they could get more out of the battery built into their iPhone or iPad. Apple has set up the operating system with convenience in mind, and some of these settings don't necessarily give the best battery life possible. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to help you squeeze more out of each charge. Let’s take a look at a few things you can do.
Six London Underground stations now have free Wi-Fi access for the summer, provided by Virgin Media. ZDNet UK went down in the Tube stations at midday to find out whether the service works and what kind of speeds can you expect
UK Broadband plans to start selling its 4G service to homes and businesses in Southwark next week. ZDNet UK put the TD-LTE network through its paces to find out whether it can deliver the typical 40Mbps speeds it promises
From tired hardware, to expired support contracts and creaking networks, the tell-tale signs that suggest urgent treatment may sound all too familiar
Stay on top of performance issues and head off potential problems with the help of these free tools.
T-Mobile has an extremely fast 42+ Mbps HSPA+ data network and is offering more and more Android devices that support these network speeds. The latest device is the rather inexpensive Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CTO Justin Rattner discusses "context-aware computing." The new technology will soon be embedded in mobile devices and will be able to learn about who you are, where you are, how you're feeling, and what you want. Tim Jarrell, publisher of Fodor's Travel, demos how the technology works as a personal vacation assistant for travelers to San Francisco.
July has arrived, but the first National Broadband Network (NBN) service is yet to be turned on, despite former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd having nominated this month as the go-live time. According to Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, the start of services will be dictated by new Prime Minister Julia Gillard's diary.
The national roll-out of the Federal Government's National Broadband Network (NBN) is unlikely to use the same equipment that has been installed in the first portion of the network's build involving three Tasmanian suburbs, according to the chief executive Mike Quigley of NBN Co, the company charged with building it.
IBM's cloud computing chief Kristof Kloeckner talks at the Interop conference in Las Vegas about how the consumerisation of IT is driving user expectations
Virgin America is trying to take airplane service to new heights by creating on-board features that cater to the techie in all of us, whether it's texting a fellow passenger from your seatback, choosing food through an online ordering system, or connecting to a Wi-Fi hot spot 35,000 feet in the air. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das reveals the innovations that could improve your next flight.
The household thermostat has always been difficult to program--wasting energy and driving up your utility bill. But ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how new networking technologies will one day connect your thermostat and meter to your PC, so you are better able to track, monitor, and analyze the energy usage in your home.
At an Apple press event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPad. The new mobile device is a half-inch thin and weighs 1.5 pounds. It's powered with a 1GHz Apple A4 chip and comes with 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The new device plays movies, music, TV shows, and acts as an e-reader. It will cost $499 for the 16GB version.
While not a necessity, the DWL-G730AP is a highly convenient, inexpensive tool for frequent travellers.
If you're looking for an 802.11g router and want a simple life, the Belkin Wireless G Router with Built-In USB Print Server comes highly recommended.
iBurst is a superb wireless broadband solution that's highly useful for the mobile business user, but users who don't require portability will likely find its price to be a deal breaker.
More suited to the medium-sized business with lots of phone activity rather than the occasional call, the IP290 allows you to grow into it. It's a solid piece of kit that will need little, if any, training to use.
While the speed and pricing plans make it appealing for those who aren't deskbound, Unwired's Wireless Card is cruelled by the lack of true mobility and the Sydney-only coverage, which itself is undeniably patchy.
Aggressive pricing, a slice of speed-boosting tech and a tempting 'unlimited' downloads plan puts Vodafone in pole position in the race for 3G datacard customers.
Acer's Aspire 9504 incorporates a lot of empowering technology, although its chief TV offering is rather weak.
The V300 offers quality voice services and simple router functionality in an easy to set up package.
As long as you're a metropolitan broadband user, Telstra BigPond Wireless Broadband delivers well, but it can't be said to be an inexpensive broadband option.
Ultraportables don't get much lighter than Sony's 1.2kg TX17. Although diminutive in size, the 11-inch Vaio has a built-in DVD burner, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
An 802.11g wireless router with an integrated ADSL modem suitable for multiple PC homes and small offices.
D-Link's DCS-5300G is no real match for a dedicated wired and monitored solution, but it's also nowhere near as expensive.
If you've got signal problems with existing wireless gear, then the WRT54GX is an excellent solution, but bear in mind it's not yet standards-based technology.
The SPA-3000 is a little complex to configure, but represents good value for teleworker applications.
The VOIP-EL404 lacks the scalability and frills of some of its competition, but it's easy to deploy and performs reasonably well.