6 reasons stores can't give you real-time offers (yet)

6 reasons stores can't give you real-time offers (yet)

Retailers collect tons of data about you and what you like, but don't expect brick-and-mortar stores to provide 'special offers' based on that data soon

02/16/17

How to predict the next major hack

How to predict the next major hack

Code analysis is only part of rating website vulnerability. Add parameters like developer experience to your analysis, and you might even predict the next breach

02/02/17

What the end of net neutrality means for you

What the end of net neutrality means for you

Trump's cable-loving crony at the helm of the FCC spells doom for the idea that all internet traffic should be treated equally

01/26/17

12 New Year's resolutions for your data

12 New Year's resolutions for your data

Your data is a mess. Stop procrastinating and put your best intentions to work with this handy priority list

01/12/17

Prepare for liftoff: 9 steps to cloud readiness

Prepare for liftoff: 9 steps to cloud readiness

Remove head from sand. Resist impulse to hug server. Prepare yourself for the inevitable

01/05/17

Donate here! 9 better causes than Wikimedia

Donate here! 9 better causes than Wikimedia

Internet freedom and literacy are important, particularly in the Trump era. These groups deserve your help

12/22/16

9 signs you should quit your programming job

9 signs you should quit your programming job

Here's how to tell when your coding job isn't all it's cracked up to be -- and it's time to take off for a new gig

12/15/16

China didn't steal your job—I did

China didn't steal your job—I did

It's all us techies' fault in creating robots and machine intelligence that can do a better job than even the best-trained workers

12/08/16

10 things you don't need to worry about in 2017

10 things you don't need to worry about in 2017

Worry about your career, worry about your impossible SLA, worry about Trump ... but don't bother worrying about this stuff

12/01/16

10 things you need to worry about in 2017

10 things you need to worry about in 2017

It's time for our annual ritual: Burn some incense, peer into the dark, and fret about the future

11/17/16

Could Google or Facebook decide an election?

Could Google or Facebook decide an election?

Technology can affect democracy in unpredictable ways, including via seemingly innocuous notifications

11/10/16

No, Microsoft does not love open source

No, Microsoft does not love open source

Microsoft has grown so warm and fuzzy about open source, you almost expect Satya Nadella to wear a cardigan. But there's a knife under that sweater

11/03/16

A keyboard? How quaint

A keyboard? How quaint

Hello, computer: Hands-free computing a la 'Star Trek' is coming soon

10/21/16

Big data face-off: Spark vs. Impala vs. Hive vs. Presto

Big data face-off: Spark vs. Impala vs. Hive vs. Presto

AtScale, a maker of big data reporting tools, has published speed tests on the latest versions of the top four big data SQL engines. Conclusion: Time to upgrade!

10/18/16

7 big data tools to ditch in 2017

7 big data tools to ditch in 2017

You think you got the hang of big data analytics? There's no time to be smug. To deliver real value, you'd better keep your stack up to date

10/06/16

8 'new' enterprise products we don't want to see

8 'new' enterprise products we don't want to see

So many press releases, so little time -- here are the product announcement emails that get deleted based on the subject line alone

09/29/16

3 strikes against the public cloud

3 strikes against the public cloud

AWS, Azure, Salesforce, and the rest enable you to build and/or deploy stuff in record time -- but those clouds aren't killing on-prem IT for good reason

09/22/16

Untangle your relationships with graph analysis

Untangle your relationships with graph analysis

Sure, there are graph databases like Neo4j, but graph analysis or graph search may be more useful, depending on the sorts of data relationships you need to explore

09/15/16

Artificial intelligence: Not the job-killer you fear

Artificial intelligence: Not the job-killer you fear

Dire predictions about artificial intelligence eliminating working-class jobs tend to come from people who don't understand what those workers do

09/08/16

The catch-22 with Apple security

The catch-22 with Apple security

A long, rocky relationship with Apple products and tech support culminates with a tangled up Apple ID -- and a yearning for Linux

08/25/16

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