Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Monday a proposed rule that it said would cut the red tape involved in processing medical payments and save the industry $4.6 billion over the next decade.
Premium-Inhalt. There is big data, and then there is mind-bogglingly enormous data; the latter is the scale at which Mahmoud Mahmoud has been focusing his research on for the last three years. And he says his work will be a "paradigm shift" in the way businesses use big data in the future.
Premium-Inhalt. In this day and age, information technology has become an important tool for companies, both small and large. They depend on it to lighten manual workloads, raise data accuracy, and improve efficiency. And truth be told, for most companies, IT lies at the very heart of their operations. Any enterprise seeking to go further in the market and revenues need a flexible information storage and retrieval system and an accompanying technology with a strong backbone. But what happens if your company's system cracks under pressure due to natural disasters, man-made mishaps, or technical interruptions? How does one deal with these unexpected circumstances and resume with business?
Premium-Inhalt. Pocket-megazoom cameras have been around for a few years now, but you probably haven't seen one as small or as simple as the ($300 as of April 7, 2012). In a way, it represents a of basic compact camera: Rather than cramming more megapixels into a tiny sensor, the 10-megapixel PowerShot Elph 520 HS keeps the pixel count relatively sane and jacks up the optical zoom to 12X (28mm to 336mm), an impossible-sounding level for a camera of this size.
Premium-Inhalt. Razer bills the Tiamat 7.1 as the first "true" 7.1 gaming headset. Ten individual drivers are arrayed about the ear cups, mimicking a traditional surround sound speaker set up in a confined space. But headsets are tricky: everyone has a distinct perception of audio fidelity, and the divide between bad audio and audio overkill is going to vary by user. So I'll be objective: the is absolutely worth the $179 price tag -- if you own a 5.1 or 7.1 surround-sound capable sound card.
Premium-Inhalt. Jade Software has launched an international security company this month to provide specialist technology to police forces and agencies around the world. According to Jade the new venture, the Wynyard Group, is the result of over two years of investment in designing specialist technology solutions which are now being marketed worldwide.
Premium-Inhalt. See if this sounds familiar: Someone e-mails you a document, contract, or whatever that requires your signature. So you print it, sign it, then dust off the fax machine so you can send it back.Talk about a waste of time (and paper). Isn't this the 21st century? Why are we still messing around with printers, hard copies, and -- horrors -- fax machines?
Premium-Inhalt. News of continues to spread, trailing on the heels of the exploit itself. A security firm has uncovered statistics about the Flashback infection, as well as providing tools to detect and remove the infection.
Premium-Inhalt. Having a cultural fit has become so important to hiring managers that it now rates above a 100 per cent match to the required technical skills, according to recruiting firm, Hays.
Premium-Inhalt. Over 200 of VMware's partners have heard how the Cloud is as leading a change to computing that is as fundamental as that associated with the impact of mainframes.
Premium-Inhalt. Tablet computers are meant to be held, at least most of the time. But at what point does a slate become too unwieldy to function as a handheld device? The new , with its gargantuan (by tablet standards) 13.3-inch display, may soon answer that question.
Premium-Inhalt. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has urged Australian internet users who may be victims to remove the malware from their computers before 9 July or face no internet service when domain name system (DNS) servers maintained by the FBI are switched off.
Premium-Inhalt. In yet another financial reporting setback for online deal company Groupon Inc., the newly public company disclosed a "material weakness" in its financial controls, at the same time it reduced estimates of its fourth-quarter revenue.
Premium-Inhalt. Google's man in charge of acquisitions -- vice president of corporate development David Lawee -- was in Auckland recently, but he was keeping quiet on whether any Kiwi businesses were on his radar.
Premium-Inhalt. First RIM roiled its shrinking universe of users and developers with a single tweet about ending side-loading of apps on its PlayBook tablet. And then the company created more confusion with a blog post this week that was supposed to give "nuance" to the tweet.
Premium-Inhalt. Nvidia is on the verge of delivering its own homegrown chips for Windows 8 devices, and the company hopes to use its extensive background in graphics to differentiate itself from competitors, according to a company executive.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft today delivered six security updates to patch 11 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office and several other products, including one bug that attackers are already exploiting.
Premium-Inhalt. has released of its iPad app. As before, the app lets you work on Microsoft Office documents stored on Dropbox from Apple’s tablet. This latest update adds support for Box.net cloud storage, among other tweaks.
Premium-Inhalt. Email phishing scams have grown more sophisticated since they first began popping up in corporate inboxes in the 1990s. Early phishing emails were relatively easy to detect as they were characterized by poor grammar and spelling. No legitimate business would send an email to customers chockfull of typos.
Premium-Inhalt. Want to unlock your off-contract AT&T iPhone to use with competing GSM carriers such as U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile? As reported last week, , the only hitch is it may take up to a week for AT&T to process the request even though AT&T claims it only takes minutes.
Premium-Inhalt. This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.
Premium-Inhalt. The story headlined "Microsoft retires Vista, Office 2007 from mainstream support this week" and posted Monday has been removed from the wire. The story erroneously referred to Office 2007. Online editors are asked to immediately remove the story from Web sites and print editors are asked to not use the story in future editions. An update, "Microsoft retires Vista from mainstream support this week," which cuts all references to Office 2007, is being posted to the wire.
Premium-Inhalt. I can think of few hassles as devastating as dropping your cell phone into the sink or letting it take a tumble in the washing machine. These kinds of accidents happen all the time, often with the result of an expensive trip to the store for a replacement. But maybe that doesn't have to be the outcome. A couple years back, we offered some , including the ever-popular "submerge it in a bowl of dry rice." But if you want a more robust solution, consider stocking a .
Premium-Inhalt. Tim Cook will kick off this year's D conference; shortages of the 15-inch MacBook Pro suggest new models with even more kick; and Apple kicks a Russian security firm while it's down. The remainders for Tuesday, April 10, 2012 get a kick out of you.
Premium-Inhalt. Today is the second Tuesday of April, and that means it's . This month Microsoft released a total of , but one in particular deals with a zero-day vulnerability impacting virtually every Microsoft user, which is already being exploited in the wild.
Premium-Inhalt. How far would you go for a free soda? Well, Coca-Cola is hoping that us mere mortals will be happy to hug a robotic vending machine, which will dispense free coke in exchange for a quick embrace.
Premium-Inhalt. More iOS devices arriving in the workplace mean more potential security headaches for the enterprise. Smart device security firm is looking to reduce some of those headaches by adding iOS support to its Mobile App Protection offering.
Premium-Inhalt. I love sushi. Of course, it's not the easiest of dishes to create straight away; rolling all the parts together so it doesn't fall apart takes some skill. This is where a sushi robot (a "SushiBot") could save the day--and make enough sushi rolls for a party.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft is this week as part of an effort to push users to upgrade to Windows 7. The company will no longer offer free technical support for customers running Vista, nor will they honor warranty claims for the five-year-old operating system, but it will provide basic support.
Premium-Inhalt. While four of the six bulletins that issued for April's release are rated "critical," one in particular has already been targeted by an attack lurking in the wild.