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With build 10122, Windows 10 finally starts coming together

With the most recent Windows 10 preview release, Microsoft made a big jump in build numbers, going from 10074 to 10122. And now that the initial issues with AMD graphics adapters appear to have been resolved (check Windows Update), the just-released build 10122 has a lot to recommend it. I’ve now had a couple days to work with this release,… Read more →

Perfect storm: How 3 cloud fronts will rain on your IT parade

If you’ve been continuing to run your IT infrastructure as-is, without keeping up on industry trends — look out, because there’s a storm coming that’s going to take you by surprise. This storm will factor into your decision making process as you consider your future IT spend and whether you continue to keep your workloads entirely on-premises, in a hybrid… Read more →

Microsoft revealed as mystery buyer in attempted Salesforce acquisition

When news broke late last month that CRM giant Salesforce was approached by a potential acquirer, there was rampant speculation as to the identity of the mystery buyer. Turns out, it was Microsoft. ​Salesforce as takeover target: Here’s a look at the potential buyers Read More According to sources cited in a report by CNBC, the two tech giants entered… Read more →

FBI admits it didn’t crack any major cases with Patriot Act powers

(Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) The Federal Bureau of Investigation could not pinpoint a single notable case that was solved using far-reaching surveillance powers under the Patriot Act, findings from a new report say. In a lengthy 77-page report by the Justice Department’s inspector general Michael Horowitz, agents could not recall a single memorable or major case during a two-year period that… Read more →

Anaplan scales up, adds more apps

Is your business headed for disruption, or are you going to be a disruptor? That’s the question Frederic Laluyaux, CEO of Anaplan, put to the more than 1,000 attendees of the company’s AnaplanHub15 event this week in San Francisco. Laluyaux, leader of this fast-growing, cloud-based planning, analysis and optimization vendor, said the difference between the disruptors and the disrupted gets… Read more →

Uber courts businesses in Brazil

The recent legal woes faced by car hailing service Uber in Brazil have not hampered the startup’s expansion plans as its new corporate offering aims to woo companies with lower travel costs. According to the company, a ride booked via travel management platform Uber for Business can be up to 40 percent cheaper than a normal taxi, eliminating charges such… Read more →

Microsoft pushes ahead with ‘Office Now’ work assistant

Microsoft officials have demonstrated that Cortana is going to get smarter about work in the not-so-distant future. But exactly how Cortana will be able to help users with tasks like finding files in OneDrive for Business has been a bit murky. On May 22, more tidbits about “Office Now,” an application which seems like it’s the renamed “Work Assistant” app… Read more →

Vaio Z Canvas Windows tablet coming to US this fall

Remember Vaio? Back when Sony was more than just a movie maker and PlayStation builder, it was the company’s PC brand. But as Sony’s fortunes changed — along with the computer industry in general — the division bled money. As a result, the brand was sold last year to Japan Industrial Partners, which has been releasing a handful of devices… Read more →

Look at what’s virtual now: 3D graphics via GPUs

Graphics acceleration was a hot topic at this year’s Citrix Synergy conference for virtualization, mobility, networking and cloud solutions. That’s because customers like Bell Helicopter, City of Waukesha, Drake University and PSA Peugeot shared stories of improved mobility, scalability and employee productivity due to NVIDIA GRID graphics acceleration for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Alphonse Karr once said, “The more things… Read more →

Daily Report: Bringing Women Into Tech

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Pebble Time smartwatch on track to start shipping May 27

Despite recent, unconfirmed reports that Pebble is facing a financial challenge, the company’s Pebble Time smartwatch is in the final stages of production. A Thursday email sent to backers — I’m one of them — notes that shipments for the e-paper watch will begin on May 27. And all backers should have a tracking number for the delivery of their… Read more →