Hardware


Windows 8 will have to play catch-up in tablet market

Google's Android and Apple's iOS will be the dominant tablet operating systems in the market through 2015, with Microsoft's Windows 8 OS trailing at a distant third, according to the latest Gartner projections.

Army readies major overhaul of logistics support

The new enterprise logistics system, one of DOD's largest ERP deployments, would allow soldiers to track deliveries of vital supplies to the battlefield.

For police, wearable cameras are the new blue

Police around the country are using body cams to record encounters with the public, collect evidence and, in some cases, protect themselves against claims of misconduct.

In emergency, university students can send video to dispatchers

Campus safety got a boost this week at the University of Maryland with the introduction of a new smart-phone app that allows instantaneous communication with campus police.

PCs, websites top list of ways public talks to agencies

In a new survey by IDC Government Insights, the public chose computers and websites as their preferred mode of interaction with federal agencies, though that will likely change as mobile communications grow.

Do consolidation and cloud always kill jobs?

Shuttering data centers and moving to the cloud can mean the loss of employees. But in some cases, agencies might need to hire more technical experts.

8 tech dinosaurs: Which would you kill?

Every office has Mesozoic Era technologies that don't fit the Digital Age. Some are near extinction, some should be, but others continue to thrive, for good reason.

Windows Server 8 will have a tint of Azure

Microsoft's next-generation server technology will be "the most cloud-optimized OS" it is developing, according to statements at the company's Build confernce.

After consolidation, ATF wants to sell cloud services

IT managers with The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have extra data center space and want to get in the business of offering cloud-based or shared services to other federal agencies.

Your eyes only: CIA tech blurs computer screens to others

The CIA has partnered with Oculis Labs to develop a technology that blurs a computer monitor when the authorized user is either away from the screen or has turned around to talk to someone else.

Mobile devices will drive global Web use by 2015

Worldwide access to the Internet will hit 40 percent by 2015, with the manner in which it is accessed shifting drastically, particularly in the United States.

AMD processor goes to extremes, gets Guinness World Record

An AMD-assembled team of overclocking mad scientists ran the FX CPU up to 8.429 GHz, while cooling it with liquid helium. What does it mean for the average user?

Military to streamline burden of warfighters' comms gear

The military has multiple strategies for reducing the size, weight and power of warfighter communications equipment.

Why you should be wary of QR codes

The new rage in sharing information with mobile phone users poses some security threats.

Open-source app lets responders mesh from smart phones, laptops

LifeNet, developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, links smart phones and other portable devices in the field from a single device.