HP acquires Voltage Security in Big Data encryption push

HP acquires Voltage Security in Big Data encryption push

Hewlett-Packard Company has stepped up its enterprise security software game with the announcement of its forthcoming acquisition of data-encryption specialists Voltage Security Inc., for an undisclosed sum. Voltage Security has built a data encryption and...
Microsoft and Samsung end dispute over Android patent-licensing

Microsoft and Samsung end dispute over Android patent-licensing

After Microsoft filed a patent-royalty suit in August last year that alleged that the South Korea-based Samsung had not made Android royalty payments on time resulting in $6.9 million in interest fees, the two companies have settled the issue after months of attempted...
Another HYIP scam: HK Bitcoin company MyCoin steals $387 million

Another HYIP scam: HK Bitcoin company MyCoin steals $387 million

Hong Kong-based Bitcoin marketplace MyCoin is reported to have collapsed after taking $387 million in customer money, in what appears to be yet another HYIP scam. The company offered an eclectic mix of services, saying on its about page that it “provide user...
Will iOS 9 be bug-free? Here’s what we know so far

Will iOS 9 be bug-free? Here’s what we know so far

Apple is slated to release new iDevices this year along with a new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9. But how does the new OS stack up to iOS 8? iOS 8 delivered new features, such as a predictive keyboard, new camera features, a Health app and other...
Top Valentines apps for singles, honeymooners and pot lovers

Top Valentines apps for singles, honeymooners and pot lovers

Whether single or head-over-heels in love, Valentines Day can be enjoyed by all thanks to the wonders of modern technology. Here are some clever mobile apps that can help couples, new matches and even singles make Valentine’s Day fun!   OpenTable   Forgot to...

Memories of a Radio Shack addict

For years I had an old Radio Shack — note the space between the words — “battery of the month club” card in my desk drawer. It is probably still back in Texas somewhere, never making my move to Silicon Valley. I got it when I was a kid and...
Smart World Problems: Hazards of connected life

Smart World Problems: Hazards of connected life

The world of connected things is fascinating, from smartphones controlling home appliances to tracking health with fitness bands, and even autonomous cars that can speak to each other. Convenience is the selling point of the connected world, but how helpful are these...