Mobile Tech News Snapshot August 19, 2015

  • Google broadens its low-cost Android One service with the African rollout of its Infinix HOT 2 smartphone.
  • Kelly Sheridan
  • Google’s Atlas Robot Takes A Walk In The Woods August 18, 2015
  • Designed to rescue humans trapped in dangerous terrain, the Atlas robot looks like a punch-drunk Terminator on the loose. It’s the latest from Google and its Boston Dynamics firm.
  • Nathan Eddy
  • With ‘Marshmallow,’ Android 6.0 Matures Anew August 18, 2015
  • Android 6.0, or “Marshmallow,” brings mostly low-key refinements, but also a few stand-out features.
  • Eric Zeman
  • Netflix Completes Its Cloud Journey August 18, 2015
  • By the end of the summer, Netflix will close its last data center and move its entire streaming service to the cloud with help from AWS. It’s a lesson for companies large and small.
  • Larry Loeb
  • Google’s Project Ara DIY Smartphone Delayed To 2016 August 18, 2015
  • Google’s DIY smartphone experiment — Project Ara — is getting pushed into next year because the phone is more modular than the company previously expected.
  • Nathan Eddy
  • IBM’s LinuxONE Mainframe: What’s Old Is New Again August 18, 2015
  • Linux on a mainframe is not a new idea. Red Hat and SUSE are already there. Linux on an affordable mainframe is the new idea.
  • Charles Babcock
  • 7 Hot Advances In Email Security August 18, 2015
  • Despite gaping security holes, email is too entrenched in business communications to go away. Consider these 7 ways to bolster email security and help IT admins sleep easier at night.
  • Andrew Froehlich
  • Amazon Report: How Bezos Should Respond August 18, 2015
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he doesn’t see the dystopian workplace described in a New York Times expose. That doesn’t mean it’s not there. Let Amazon be judged by how it treats the least among its workers.
  • Thomas Claburn
  • Android M Is Officially ‘Marshmallow’ August 17, 2015
  • Google has completed the SDK for its Android 6.0 update, officially called “Marshmallow,” along with a final preview for Nexus phones.
  • Kelly Sheridan
  • 10 Most Popular CRM Apps August 17, 2015
  • A Gartner subsidiary, Software Advice, has developed a rating system that shows the popularity of CRM applications. See which services made the Top 10.
  • Larry Loeb
  • Why AT&T’s ‘Willingness’ To Help NSA Is Alarming August 17, 2015
  • Snowden documents show AT&T was all too happy to aid the NSA spy on Americans. Are we really that surprised?
  • Eric Zeman
  • Polyera Wove Band Boasts Flexible Display August 17, 2015
  • Polyera, a largely unknown startup, is making a splash with its Wove Band, a wearable device with a flexible display that can be wrapped around a user’s wrist.
  • Nathan Eddy
  • Linux Foundation Funds NTP’s ‘Father Time’ August 17, 2015
  • The Network Time Protocol will keep Harlan Stenn, its chief maintainer, working for another year. But the 12-month commitment, as well as other funding decisions, raises the question of whether the Linux Foundation is hedging its bets on NTP.
  • Charles Babcock
  • Goldman Sachs Puts Elasticsearch To Work August 17, 2015
  • Wall Street financial services firm Goldman Sachs benefits from a broader use of open source search engine. Learn how its programmers use it on code projects.
  • Charles Babcock
  • Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M5 Bank On Camera Performance August 17, 2015
  • While many smartphones are measured by battery life and processor speed, Sony is taking a different approach with the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 by focusing on the camera and amateur photographers.
  • Pablo Valerio
  • 12 Questions To Ask Before Accepting An IT Job August 17, 2015
  • The corporate culture in which you’re working is as important as the work you’re being asked to do. Here are 12 questions to help you figure out what kind of workplace you’d be walking into before you accept your next job offer.
  • David Wagner
  • 11 Programming Languages That Lost Their Mojo August 16, 2015
  • Programming languages come and go. Here are 11 that have given up the spotlight to more modern options.
  • Curtis Franklin Jr.
  • 10 Reasons Why Google Alphabet Exists August 16, 2015
  • Google has been restructured, and the iconic brand now falls under an umbrella organization called Alphabet. But why? There has to be more to this story.
  • David Wagner
  • Apple’s Project Titan Is Getting Closer To Reality August 16, 2015
  • A newly published report in the Guardian suggests that not only is Apple planning a self-driving car, but that the so-called Project Titan prototype is ready for testing.
  • Nathan Eddy
  • Apple, Intel Hire With Diversity In Mind August 15, 2015
  • More women and minorities have been hired at Apple and Intel, but there is more work to be done.
  • Kelly Sheridan

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