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Travel companies are moving further into the realm of "augmented reality," a feature which allows users to experience a destination before visiting, or learning more about a landmark by pointing your phone's camera toward it.
Mobile professionals across federal civilian agencies and the military increasingly rely on smartphones to stay connected, particularly in times of crisis. That means for IT, the pressure is especially on to keep senior officials in contact.
And the U.S. would lose a cyberwar if it fought one today, according to a former US intel chief.
The global market for such products is expected to grow by 44 percent a year before reaching some $3 billion in 2016.
Former White House cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke said recently smartphones remain a huge cybersecurity problem for the U.S. In an interview with Computerworld-New Zealand, Clarke said that smartphones are the newest and largest vulnerability in the U.S.
The National Security Agency wants to be able to outfit military personnel with commercial smartphones and tablets -- but based on a NSA security design.
Distracted driving affects everyone on the road. Over the last nine months there has been nearly a 50 percent increase in distracted driving-related citations in Fairfax County compared to the same time last year.
The service wants to put certain software and hardware in a real-world environment to see how it would perform in conditions similar to those in combat. The process also will influence how the Army buys technology in the future.