Step away from the button! 6 touchy tech disasters

It's all fun and games until you bring down the data center with a stray brush of the hand or flick of the finger

Review: Apache Hive brings real-time queries to Hadoop

Hive's SQL-like query language and vastly improved speed on huge data sets make it the perfect partner for an enterprise data warehouse...  more

Microsoft's new mega tech conference: The pros and cons

A new mega-show will replace the familiar specialty conferences, and not everyone is happy about it... more

Docker acquires Orchard in a sign of rising ambitions

Docker's acquisition of Orchard -- and its Fig tool -- shows growing scope of the little company that's shaken up IT... more

This is the golden age of open source

We're in the golden age of open source, not a 'post-open source' society. More than ever, we must take its definition seriously... more

Apple reports huge profit but sales disappoint

iPhone and iPad sales were both slower than expected, though profits were up 12 percent from the same quarter last year... more

Download the Building Web Performance Deep Dive

Keeping websites running efficiently is surprisingly difficult, but essential to user satisfaction and business success. Here’s how to make your website hum.... more

Aphid brings embeddable scripting to .Net

C-style language inspired by JavaScript leverages C# and F# and enables building of DSLs ... more

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XML co-founder Tim Bray: Beware of spies in your software

Governments are a key offender, he stresses,... more

Cloud Computing by David Linthicum

Don't believe false alarms about Docker containers

Despite what some people say, Docker containers have plenty of resiliency options when needed... more

Smart User by Galen Gruman

What you need to know about using Bluetooth beacons

Apple's iBeacons technology is merely the start of... more

Notes from the Field by Robert X. Cringely

The making of a Microsoft CEO: Layoffs and lip service

Satya Nadella steps up his game with textbook MBA... more

Security Adviser by Roger A. Grimes

Prove it! Another security vendor claims 100 percent malware detection

A long line of security vendors has promised to... more

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