Lexar unveils world's fastest SD cards based on the UHS-II bus

Lexar has taken the wraps off two new series of SD cards that offer read and write performance that it says are the fastest in the world.

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The top news stories for Sept. 18, 2014.

Second wave of Microsoft layoffs expected today

Microsoft will reportedly execute the second round of its massive layoffs today, which is part of the effort to reduce the company's headcount by 18,000--or 14 percent--by June 30, 2015.

Adobe finally releases critical updates for Reader, Acrobat

Adobe has finally released a delayed security update that addresses critical flaws in its Reader, Acrobat software.

Following celebrity photo leak, Apple expands iCloud backups protection

Apple has expanded the use of two-factor authentication to protect iCloud backups.

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The top news stories for Sept. 17, 2014.

Using Industrial IoT to jolt new digital services

The Industrial Internet of Things represents a tremendous opportunity for innovative companies to unlock new revenue sources, says research firm Accenture. 

Amazon reintroduces, re-fixes security flaw in Kindle Library

Amazon unwittingly reintroduces a security flaw that was fixed last year, highlighting the challenge of maintaining secure code.

How to answer the questions an IT job candidate should have for you

For IT hiring managers, it's important to be able to answer the questions an IT job candidate may have of you, before you extend a job offer.

Dice study reveals fastest-growing IT skills

CIOs looking to hire IT pros this quarter can expect to pay more for certain top in-demand skills, including those involving big data, cybersecurity and cloud computing, a new Dice study finds.

More details about Windows 9 leak as Microsoft announces 'Windows event'

More details have leaked about the upcoming Windows 9 operating system, even as Microsoft announced a September 30 'Windows event.'

DisplayPort 1.3 unveiled, will support 5K displays

Switched to the latest 4K monitors yet? The just-announced DisplayPort 1.3 will support a 5K monitor--or two 4K ones.

The NeatConnect desktop scanner offers built-in support for cloud services

The NeatConnect desktop scanner is a sophisticated, standalone scanner that comes with support for popular online services such as Dropbox and Evernote.

Survey: 3-D printing, IoT and biotech top most disruptive technologies list

Corporate executives have identified three technologies that are rapidly gaining momentum and that are expected to be among the most disruptive to their organizations over the next five years. Those technologies are 3-D printing, the Internet of Things and biotech (and healthcare) IT.

Here's the reason behind the fail of Apple's iPhone 6 live stream

An analyst thinks he has figured out the root cause of the woefully unstable live stream of Apple's iPhone 6 launch. Hint: It wasn't from a lack of bandwidth.

Deadline is September 22 for Fierce15 nominations

FierceCIO is looking for examples of the very best digital transformation initiatives, and will recognize those efforts with the first annual 2014 Fierce15 awards to be announced in October.

First Android apps arrive on Chromebooks

Google unveils the first Android apps that will run directly on a Chromebook device, promises more to come in the months ahead.

CIOs today in period of historic and profound change

CIOs today are involved in a historic period of "profound change," with growing focus on business and people skills by IT leaders, says a new study by the Society for Informatoin Management.