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8 ways Lollipop 5.0 reinvents Android

Enhanced security, improved architecture, extensive APIs -- bold changes make Android 5.0 better for business

How Apple's new patent could keep your phone's screen from shattering

Gorilla Glass 4 is designed to prevent smartphone screens from shattering on impact


START UPS

Techworld 2014 round-up: The year the UK took a step closer to Silicon Valley

As investment pours into UK tech startups, an increasing number of them are scaling to IPO-size

Edinburgh scale-up FanDuel rejected by 80+ investors on way to becoming $1bn firm

FanDuel is headquartered in NYC but does the majority of its development in Edinburgh


BIG DATA

NoSQL takes the database market by storm

The NoSQL database market is a small but increasingly important segment of the database market, and it's giving SQL database vendors a scare

Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

2015 could be the year for Apache Spark


NETWORKING

How Microsoft sees the connected car

Gesture control and gamification aren't the only things we can expect from Microsoft's in-car ideas

Hull Trains WiFi project recognised at Techworld Awards

First Group hopes Techword Awards-winning free WiFi project can be rolled out across other rail networks


CLOUD

Cloud giants do battle backed by distinctly different partner networks

Which of the big three public IaaS cloud providers - Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft leads teh way?

How to get more out of your virtualised and cloud environments

Virtualisation has brought great efficiencies to IT, but has created new challenges/new opportunities to save more.


PERSONAL TECH

Drones, sensors and goals: How technology is changing the ‘beautiful game’

Goal-line technology has finally arrived - as well as drones - but what other innovations will the future hold?

HP turns to 3D printing to revive flagging fortunes

Printer runs at least 10 times faster and costs half as much as existing machines, company claims


SECURITY

How to find the best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

Government hacking or Heartbleed won't be held up by deploying a password manager but your life will be improved

Mike Lynch-backed Darktrace takes new approach to security

Monitors behaviour of people inside the network instead of trying to keep them out


APPS

12 most eye-popping VC tech deals of 2014

The three largest VC deals of 2014 went to consumer-focused startups, other top investments went to enterpise focussed companies

Virtual reality gains a small foothold in the enterprise

Prototypes and simulations based on virtual reality can save companies millions.


OPERATING SYSTEMS

Google's expansion to cars and TVs will be powered by Android Studio apps

The company is hoping to convince developers to create multiscreen apps with new development environment

Facebook gives its server racks a Tesla touch

It's using lithium-ion batteries, like those in electric cars, to replace lead-acid batteries for backup power


STORAGE

Developers push rival to OpenStack cloud management platform

The Apache Cloudstack's marketing 'stinks' and needs to decide where it's heading

How to pick a CPU when buying servers

As your IT team looks to upgrade your computational and storage systems, be sure you understand the choices and tradeoffs you face regarding your server CPU options. Some of our recommendations may seem, well, counterintuitive



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