Single board or "open-source" PCs have become a hot market, with the Raspberry Pi selling in the millions and competitors getting in on the act, including Intel's recently announced MinnowBoard. These PCs have open designs that can be replicated by o...
On one of my favorite lists, we just had an amusing discussion about naming computers. It seems that unless someone is running a server farm or hosting facility, where logical organization is de rigeur and computers are numbered according to some str...
The once-hot netbook may have been decimated by the arrival of tablets, but inexpensive, lightweight laptops are showing staying power. The latest iteration in that category is Chromebooks, laptops with Google's Chrome OS, which is seen as a lightwei...
Facebook is changing. Again.
Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet with the Windows 8 OS is due to ship on Feb. 9, starting at US$899. The tablet will have a 10.6-inch screen and come in models with 64GB and 128GB of storage. Surface Pro's early reviews have been mixed, and there are m...
Some laptops will be on sale for under $US200 from US retailers like Best Buy and Wal-Mart this week. But what do you get in such inexpensive machines?
A flurry of Lightning connector accessories for the iPhone 5, iPad Mini and iPad are hitting the market from JBL, Belkin, Schosche and iLuv, among others, giving users more choices beyond what Apple offers.
Microsoft will open the floodgates for Windows RT tablets at a release event Oct. 26 in New York City. The Surface tablet from Microsoft will be available on launch, with more tablets from Asus, Dell, Samsung, Lenovo and Acer coming in the following ...
Colleges have noticed the strong interest companies have taken in data science and are incorporating the field into their computer science curriculum. Here are a few examples of the many data education efforts being made at universities.
A new technology will make it ridiculously easy to see if you are carrying or have consumed drugs or touched or have explosives on you.
Apple and Intel early last year announced Thunderbolt, a high-speed interconnect that much like USB connects host computers to peripherals such as external storage devices or monitors. Apple quickly adopted the technology and is now putting Thunderbo...
Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with a few friends, Monday performed the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. The show must go on, even without Steve Jobs, and it sure did go on -- two well-packed hours of Apple mantra and mania. They did ...
It's really not all that difficult to do a little self-vetting of the apps you install on your mobile devices.
In discussions about cloud computing and in comments readers leave on my blog posts, I commonly get statements along the lines of "Yeah, this cloud computing stuff sounds great, but at the end of the day, you have to have an IT guy solving problems l...
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