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Letting IT Go in the Smart City of Hong Kong

This year, the HKCS's flagship event HKICC is set to focus on the development and application of technologies tipped to transform the cities of the world and enhance the quality of life of its denizens for decades to come.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

FTC appoints privacy researcher Soltani as chief technologist

Soltani has assisted newspapers with investigations of government surveillance and online privacy.

IT GOVERNANCE

Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility in order to achieve net neutrality, but take a "light touch" while doing it, a U.S. lawmaker said Wednesday.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Microsoft's mobile enterprise strategy

Microsoft is a giant that is discovering that it has feet of clay. All of the major technology trends are working against it at the same time. The shift to a post-PC landscape and the cloud is threatening its operating system dominance. The shift to a decentralized, consumerized enterprise buying landscape is threatening its enterprise sales dominance.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Attach Xbox One Kinect sensors to Windows tablets, PCs with adapter kit

Xbox One owners will be able to attach their Kinect motion sensors to Windows PCs and tablets thanks to a new adapter introduced by Microsoft.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Microsoft outlines vision for Azure with new services

Microsoft puts the pressure on cloud competitors Amazon and Google with a slate of new Azure offerings, including a 'cloud-in-a-box' hardware appliance geared for on-premises hybrid deployments.

DATA CENTER

Sky News virtualises news operations to meet multichannel needs

Enables greater flexibility, increases scalability and resiliency.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

3D-printed gun maker draws jail term in Japan

A Japanese court on Monday sentenced a man to two years in prison for making firearms with a 3D printer.

INDUSTRIES

Ethernet is coming to cars

Ethernet will internally connect electronics in the vehicle and externally, the car to the Internet of Things.

INTERNET

How the FIDO Alliance's U2F could simplify two-factor authentication

U2F proposes to streamline the process using a U2F-enabled USB or NFC key fob, card, or mobile device alongside traditional authentication methods.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Harvesting energy for your smartphone from your run

A Chicago-based company called AMPY wants to harness that self generated power and funnel it back to your smartphone, or any device.

NETWORKING

Broadband boost: G.fast testing lab, consortium to foster 100G over copper

Full-speed ahead for emerging G.fast WAN standard with UNH-IOL testing lab, industry consortium.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

My first day with Apple Pay (mostly) a success

We went shopping with our iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Pay at three well-known retailers. The experiment worked well — with one exception.

SECURITY

UK verticals top hit-list for targeted APT attacks, says FireEye

Government, finance, telecoms and energy industries most vulnerable.

STORAGE

Samsung now producing 32GB DRAM modules, 128GB to follow

The new module’s data transfer rate per pin reaches up to 2.4Gbps.

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BLOGS

Fresh blood

CIOs should look to start-ups for new ideas

Apple follows

With the latest Apple launch, the consumer electronics market leader is now fast following, not leading.

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