One Gartner analyst called Cortana "Big Brother" combined with productivity, and asked some pointed questions about Microsoft's intentions.
But even an all-U.S. team is no guarantee of security.
At particular risk are touch-screen voting machines that have no paper trails. If those are hacked or a hack is even suspected, it will be difficult to prove—and impossible to reconstruct the real tally.
The goal is now an exascale computer by 2023, which will consume the output of a small power plant all to itself.
HP is expecting to make some new hires to offset this reduction as it 'reshapes' its workforce, but is not divulging exact numbers.
Sensors help players improve their game with smart gadgets and digital coaching.
The Chromebook owns just 1 percent of the PC market, but may find long-term success in the classroom.
A German appliance maker starts a separate firm to design sensors so its products can communicate over the Internet to each other and other gadgets.
One in four cloud vendors will be gone by 2014, Gartner analysts predict.
Technology hiring has been on the upswing in the first half of this year, constituting about 10% of all the job growth in the U.S. in June, according to two independent assessments.
Hewlett-Packard executives say that the coming demise of Windows XP may do what Windows 8 could not, and that's boost PC sales significantly.
Vinton Cerf, one of the computer scientists who turned on the Internet in 1983, is concerned that much of the data created since then, and for years still to come, will be lost to time.
NOAA is working to fix a broken weather satellite--the one that watches the Atlantic Ocean--even as it gears up for what's expected to be an above-normal year for hurricanes.
Clock rate speeds still matter to some, and that is pushing chip makers to push the limits.