Computers

Internet firms can disclose more on data orders – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The National Security Agency building at Fort Meade, Md.(Photo: Charles Dharapak, AP file) Story Highlights New rules were outlined in a letter to Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and LinkedIn Government will allow the companies to make more information public ACLU: “This is a victory for transparency” WASHINGTON — Internet companies will be allowed to disclose more information about how often the government requires them to turn over customer data as part…

Microsoft renames SkyDrive to OneDrive – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Say goodbye to SkyDrive and hello to OneDrive. After losing its trademark dispute with BSkyB last July, Microsoft is finally set to reboot its online storage service under a new name in the coming weeks. The company hasn’t given an official launch date yet, saying only that OneDrive is “coming soon.” Microsoft will automatically switch over current SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro users (and their data) to the new service as…

ESPN’s Internet Rollout Tests Television Cash Cow – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn.—In the control room of ESPN’s headquarters, a row of screens shows video feeds going out to cable providers for each of its television channels. But a growing part of ESPN’s future lies across the room, where a similar setup tracks transmissions to the Internet. On a recent Saturday, technicians were busy streaming several dozen games, some at the same time as they were on television and others that…

Microsoft rechristens ‘SkyDrive’ as ‘OneDrive’ – ZDNet

Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014

Microsoft just announce the awaited replacement name for SkyDrive, its cloud storage service. As first spotted by Rod Trent at Windows ITPro, the new name is “OneDrive.” Microsoft is confirming the new name in a January 27 blog post. OneDrive.com, a preview site, notes that “OneDrive is coming soon.” “Get ready for an even better place to store and share your favorite things across all…

ESPN’s Internet Rollout Tests Television Cash Cow – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn.—In the control room of ESPN’s headquarters, a row of screens shows video feeds going out to cable providers for each of its television channels. But a growing part of ESPN’s future lies across the room, where a similar setup tracks transmissions to the Internet. On a recent Saturday, technicians were busy streaming several dozen games, some at the same time as they were on television and others that…

Five reasons I’d rather run Windows 8 than Linux – ZDNet

Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014

Many of us use Linux every day. Thankfully, most of the people using Linux don’t know they’re using Linux. My octogenarian parents, for example, have been using their TiVo DVRs for years, but have no idea that there’s a variant of Linux running deep inside. The guy who installed my kitchen cabinets, who loves his Android phone but insists Facebook is hard to use has…