Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for the IDG News Service.

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Better messaging means security can grow with IoT

Messaging veteran RTI delivers software based on the new DDS Security standard

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Samsung looks to backyard projects for IoT inspiration

The company's Silicon Valley lab uses hobbyist development techniques

Judge orders DOJ to turn over FISA surveillance documents

The agency failed to justify keeping the 66 pages of documents secret, a federal judge ruled.

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Nimble's Adaptive Flash goes bigger with beefed-up controller

The company is also introducing an All-Flash Shelf to add more solid-state capacity

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More apps coming from an expanding Facebook

The social network can't fit everything in its main app, so more little ones are on the way.

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Security-focused Blackphones launch in three weeks, designed to lock down data

Carriers in Europe and the Americas have committed to selling the secure handset, Silent Circle and Geeksphone say

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HP's Federated Catalyst lets users combine backup systems

The software can pool resources across StoreOnce 6500 nodes and is headed for other systems

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HP says its all-flash array now matches fast disks on price

The 3Par StoreServ 7450 is getting new SSDs and software

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Fusion-io's Atomic flash cards can talk to applications for a bigger speed boost

The new parts, with as much as 6.4TB each, can accelerate databases, virtual desktops and other software

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PCI backers push low-power features with an eye on Internet of Things

The PC and server interface technology can sip energy when it needs to, PCI's industry group says.

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Sprint near deal to buy T-Mobile USA for $50 billion, reports say

Sprint would have to pay more than $1 billion if its plan was rejected, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Intel revs up enterprise flash drives with PCIe

A line of SSDs will use the high-speed interface and the emerging NVMe specification for high performance, Intel says

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PC sales this year look just slightly better, IDC says

The research company has eased its forecast from a 6.1 percent drop to just 6 percent.

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Coming in iOS 8: Apple knows you so well it can finish your sentences

Predictive typing, bundles of apps and voice in Messages are among the new capabilities

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Apple's HealthKit unites data from various fitness apps and even talks to doctors

Coming with the iOS8 upgrade in the fall, HealthKit will let selected health and fitness apps share data to create an integrated profile of your physical condition.