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Fri, December 06, 2013 - Microsoft has quietly ended retail sales of Windows 7, according to a notice on its website.
Thu, December 05, 2013 - In the midst of the NSA snooping scandal, Microsoft is talking up a three-pronged approach to keep customer data safe from the prying eyes of governments.
Thu, December 05, 2013 - Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) this week asked automakers what they're doing to protect vehicles from wireless hacking threats and privacy intrusions.
Thu, December 05, 2013 - The best thing about driverless cars is that robots don't get distracted. CIO.com senior writer Tom Kaneshige explains why we should pry our fingers from the steering wheel and leave the road to self-driven cars.
Thu, December 05, 2013 - GE Healthcare CTO Nevin Zimmermann talks with IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant about mobile, cloud, big data and more. Zimmermann also discusses how his team is evolving and why CIOs must embrace technology changes.
Thu, December 05, 2013 - After a glowing news conference yesterday citing "night and day" progress on HealthCare.gov, I decided to log in this morning and take the Web site for a test drive, as I'm sure many others are doing. Early reports had been promising. What I found was hardly encouraging -- long delays loading pages, an endless circle of tasks (some already completed) and ultimately an error message.
Wed, December 04, 2013 - Packed with radars, sensors, cameras, and more, the techiest cars of 2014 aren't quite ready to drive themselves, but they are ready to compensate for their drivers' all-too-human failings, whether it's straying from the lane or sucking at parallel parking. They also boast the latest in human-to-car interfaces, including multiple screens, touchpads, joysticks, and even writing input.
Wed, December 04, 2013 - Amazon's ambitious plan to use flying drones to deliver packages is far-fetched, but not just because of technology limitations or air traffic regulations. Amazon's fulfillment center network, as it stands now, is too limited to serve even a tiny fraction of the U.S. in the method described by CEO Jeff Bezos.
Wed, December 04, 2013 - An academic exercise by a security researcher blossomed into a live-fire infosec emergency last month, after a major vulnerability was found in a central U.S. government healthcare database system.
Wed, December 04, 2013 - Critics of the website point to its rollout as a reason to question large government programs
Wed, December 04, 2013 - A measure attached to defense funding bill would consolidate government CIO organization structure, grant new budgetary authorities that could align IT more closely with mission objectives.
Tue, December 03, 2013 - As more people do their holiday shopping online, either at home or from a mobile device, the traditional Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days are losing their distinction.
Mon, December 02, 2013 - The website launches a new user queue after performance lags with about 35,000 users