Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs

According to a company email sent around to employees today, Microsoft will be laying off 18,000 people, roughly 14% of their workforce.

Google Glass: Our reactions after trying it out hands-on

After getting a Google Glass into the office, the ITProPortal team shares their thoughts on the technology, the execution, and whether smart eyewear has a future.

Google+ to users: go ahead, be a troll

Google is going to allow pseudonyms. Whether it is too late to save Google+ remains debatable.

Imprisoned real life dictator Noriega sues Activision over dis

He is in prison but that hasn't stopped former murderous ruler of Panama, Manuel Noriega, suing over a murderous Call of Duty: Black Ops II character.

American Bar Association discouraging file sharing lawsuits

Piracy laws are radically changing, as the American Bar Association discourages its lawyers from starting online copyright lawsuits due to potential public relation problems.

Apple-IBM deal hurts Blackberry in the enterprise

CEO John Chen is trying to revive the brand and remains confident despite Apple muscling in on its turf.

Microsoft’s Cortana Takes Over Connected Home

Microsoft and Smarthome have been quietly working behind the scenes to create something a little bit amazing.

The Dangers of On-Line Car Buying: Avoid CARCHEX

There are a number of services that you can use to purchase a car on-line and I’ve just several and came away with a cautionary tale.

Amazon petitions FAA to test drone deliveries

While many people think it is little more than a publicity stunt Amazon has petitioned the FAA for an exemption from rules barring it from testing drones as possible delivery devices.

Helsinki is replacing cars with apps

The Finnish capital has a plan to eradicate privately owned cars by 2025.

Blu-ray vs tape: Which storage technology is best for your business?

This article examines Facebook’s choice of Blu-Ray as a data storage solution over more established options, and gives insight into the capabilities and cost of tape compared to Blu-ray.

Tech site CNET ransomed for Bitcoins by Russian hackers

Russian hacker group w0rm hijacked CNET.

First pioneer .scot domains go live today

50 .scot domains going live today including the Scottish government and both sides of the independence movement. Freedom!

Apple respectfully denies Chinese claims that iPhones are a security threat

In a carefully and respectfully worded post on Apple’s Chinese website the company denied claims made on Chinese television that iPhones were a concern to national security.

BYOD not without problems

While predictions about Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) paint a rosy future the reality is something less than expected.

Apple's iPhone 6 "phablet" delayed: so what?

The problem seems to be in manufacturing of the case and glass, problems that don't seem to be impacting the "rumored" 4.7 inch iPhone 6.

Yo! Watch out for rockets coming your way

Yo may have got a dubious $1 million investment but it has its uses for the war torn.