The end of smartphone supremacy is nigh

The end of smartphone supremacy is nigh

While the Blackphone and BlackBerry bore in Barcelona, Ford and superhero glasses offer a frisson of excitement at Mobile World Congress

03/04/15

The evils of Net neutrality for dummies

The evils of Net neutrality for dummies

You think you want fair and equal Internet access for everyone? Cable TV's brain trust may seek to have a word with you

02/27/15

The triumph of Kickstarter and synergy over solutions

The triumph of Kickstarter and synergy over solutions

Thanks to Kickstarter, anyone can be a venture capitalist. But good luck with the IPOs for your jarred farts, exploding kittens, and 'smart' jump ropes

02/25/15

Superfish stumper: What did Lenovo know and when did it know it?

Superfish stumper: What did Lenovo know and when did it know it?

There's only thing worse than Lenovo not knowing about Superfish: Lenovo knowing about Superfish

02/23/15

Why approve the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger? Science!

Why approve the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger? Science!

How dare California tie Comcast merger approval to rural broadband coverage! Lucky for the ISPs, researchers may have cleared the last hurdle

02/18/15

Choosy gadget users know: Stupid is the new smart

Choosy gadget users know: Stupid is the new smart

Sick of your smartphones, smart TVs, and smart doodads leaking personal information? The answer is obvious: Go dumb

02/13/15

One step forward, two steps back: The state of cyber security in Washington

One step forward, two steps back: The state of cyber security in Washington

Even as one senator speaks sense on connected cars, the president's latest cyber security agency won't likely leave hackers shaking in their boots

02/11/15

Beauty is in the eye of the bot holder -- and woe be unto the rest of us

Beauty is in the eye of the bot holder -- and woe be unto the rest of us

This is how the world ends: The greatest minds of our generation have united to create the equivalent of a pageant judge, wrapped in a silicon shell

02/06/15

Profits or patches? Take a wild guess at Microsoft's choice

Profits or patches? Take a wild guess at Microsoft's choice

Due to cost-cutting measures in Redmond, an eerily familiar crew may soon be responsible for testing bugs: You, me, and everyone we know

02/02/15

Deep pockets and political puppets: Inside Comcast's merger machine

Deep pockets and political puppets: Inside Comcast's merger machine

All across the United States, Comcast is propping up a puppet regime of local politicians ready to do its bidding

01/29/15

Linux kills, 3D blooms: Last look from Vegas

Linux kills, 3D blooms: Last look from Vegas

In the aftermath of CES 2015, one exciting new possibility arises from the desert floor

01/13/15

The CES conundrum: Nothing you need, lots you'll want

The CES conundrum: Nothing you need, lots you'll want

In tech, of course -- our intrepid reporter finds a few new wrinkles in old tech at the annual Consumer Electronics Show

01/09/15

The fog of cyber warfare: Hacked if you do, hacked if you don't

The fog of cyber warfare: Hacked if you do, hacked if you don't

Get used to the new doctrine of state-backed, weapon-grade cyber assaults: You hit us, we hit ... somebody. You've been warned

01/06/15

The Church of Zuckerberg, now welcoming converts and creators

The Church of Zuckerberg, now welcoming converts and creators

O come ye Facebook faithful, Cloud Starchaser wants to spread the good word of Saint Mark of Palo Alto. Do you have what it takes to save humanity?

12/19/14

Bring on our robo-lords; they can't be worse than us

Bring on our robo-lords; they can't be worse than us

With all due respect to Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, the coming AI aristocracy might not be so bad

12/12/14

When iPhones fly? Don't put it past Apple

When iPhones fly? Don't put it past Apple

You can have your bigger screens and better battery life -- Apple is too busy taking future iPhones to the skies

12/04/14

Uber bulldozes ethics, demolishes decency to pull ahead

Uber bulldozes ethics, demolishes decency to pull ahead

The red-hot ride-sharing service is no stranger to controversy, but its recent targeting of a journalist is both telling and indefensible

11/21/14

AT&T on Net neutrality: He who controls the pipes controls the universe

AT&T on Net neutrality: He who controls the pipes controls the universe

AT&T issued its latest threat to those who would want fair Internet access for all: Not without our pipes, you won't

11/13/14

Tech believes children are the future

Tech believes children are the future

Teach them well and let them lead the way, and throw them six-figure startup sums for their efforts. Meet the baby Einsteins who make Zuckerberg look old

11/07/14

Mobile madness is our most ridiculous epidemic

Mobile madness is our most ridiculous epidemic

When did we become so dependent on devices? And is there any hope of breaking the addiction? Cringely sees few signs of a cure

11/04/14

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