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Content tagged with IT Life posted in November 2014
Rethink Robotics Turns Robots Into Better Co-Workers
News  |  11/28/2014
Collaborative robotics means busting industrial robots out of their safety cages and teaching them to work with and learn from people.
Tablet Shopping: 7 Tips To Avoid Buyer's Remorse
News  |  11/28/2014
From 8-inch Windows 8.1 slates to iPads to phablets, tablet shoppers have more options than ever this holiday season. Follow these tips to avoid a mistake.
Black Friday Smartphone Deals: 7 Tips
News  |  11/28/2014
Looking to score a smartphone bargain? Let's talk trade-ins and timing.
Geekend's Black Friday Shopping List
Commentary  |  11/28/2014
Seeking some great ideas for your holiday gift list? Look no further, Geekend is here.
Americans Flunk Internet History
News  |  11/26/2014
Pew Research finds gaps in what people understand about the technology they use daily.
Employee Engagement: Let The Fakery Begin
Commentary  |  11/26/2014
It's a good thing HR isn't in charge of IT employee retention. Their new "employee engagement" campaign is really "employee enragement."
T-Mobile To Disclose Skewed Speed Tests
News  |  11/25/2014
Following an FCC inquiry, T-Mobile plans to be more transparent about how it alters the way its network appears in certain speed tests.
Retired NASA CIO: Working Harder Than Ever
Commentary  |  11/25/2014
Retired from government service, Linda Cureton is putting long hours into a consulting business (but also envisioning a "real" retirement someday).
8 Tech Turkeys To Avoid As Gifts
Slideshows  |  11/25/2014
Is your holiday shopping list full of smartphones, robots, and drones? Here's our advice on what gadgets not to buy.
Geekend: Replacing the Turing Test
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
We need a better way to test artificial intelligence.
Cartoon: Your SLA Is A Turkey
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
Our cartoonist shows that, even on Thanksgiving, there's no such thing as a free lunch for IT people.
Video: Tech Hygiene Bad Habits, 3D Stock Portfolios
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at bad tech hygiene habits, using Oculus Rift for 3D stock portfolios, security risks during the holiday shopping season, and more.
Grumpy IT Guy Tries Out Gonzo Tech Journalism
Commentary  |  11/21/2014
I want to quit IT, swig booze, do drugs while speeding across America to Las Vegas, and ruminate about the failure of '60s counterculture.
Retired CIOs: 5 Rewarding Second Acts
News  |  11/21/2014
Some CIOs "retire" but then consult. These five decided to do something completely different.
10 Holiday Party Attire Atrocities
Slideshows  |  11/21/2014
Remember, this is Christmas, not Halloween, and this is a company event, not Vegas. What happens at the company party does not stay at the company party.
The Web Isn't Dying, But Control Is
Commentary  |  11/19/2014
In a renewed debate about the health of the web and the dominance of native apps, let's not gloss over the issue of user control.
10 Techies We'd Invite To Thanksgiving
News  |  11/18/2014
Guess who's coming to dinner. Do robots need their own place settings?
Tech Hygiene: 10 Bad Habits To Break
Slideshows  |  11/18/2014
When it comes to digital devices, a little cleanliness – both inside and out – goes a long way.
For Tech Dads, Is Paternity Leave Risky?
Commentary  |  11/14/2014
Tech culture prizes long hours at the office. How does that influence new fathers when it comes to family leave?
Video: Google Inbox, BitCoin On Wall Street, & More
Commentary  |  11/14/2014
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at the new Google Inbox, how BitCoin could change financial services, and other top stories.
Privacy: Zuck Is Not The Devil
Commentary  |  11/14/2014
Facebook's new privacy rules? No reason to get grumpy. US Department of Justice's new "overly friendly skies"? Worthy of outrage.
Cartoon: How I Met Your Mother
Commentary  |  11/14/2014
Our cartoonist's take on dating in the gadget age.
8 Doomsday Predictions From Yesterday And Today
Slideshows  |  11/14/2014
We've long been frightened of the potential for technology to go wrong, and that doesn't seem likely to change.
Geekend: Microsoft Patches Bug Old Enough To Vote
Commentary  |  11/14/2014
Microsoft discovered and patched a bug from a previous century.
Heating Your House With Cloud Computing
News  |  11/13/2014
Is it time to get serious about recycling the radiant heat from servers into heating for other buildings large and small?
Net Neutrality: Let There Be Laws
Commentary  |  11/12/2014
Telecom companies insist they already comply with the precepts of net neutrality. So what is the harm in codifying their behavior?
10 Smart Tech Toys For Kids
Slideshows  |  11/11/2014
It's holiday toy shopping season. Please the budding coder, architect, robot-builder, or drone pilot in your life with these cool choices.
Our Robot-Filled Future: Not All Scary
Commentary  |  11/10/2014
Artificial intelligence is not the danger, says one futurist. Rather, it will save us from danger -- and a dreary existence.
Google Inbox: 7 Reasons To Say Yes
News  |  11/8/2014
Google's experimental email client Inbox will change the way you look at email.
Apple Dominates North American Tablet Market
News  |  11/7/2014
Amazon and Samsung trail Apple significantly in tablet use across the US and Canada.
Cartoon: Who's Writing All That Malware?
Commentary  |  11/7/2014
Our cartoonist reminisces on a simpler time for pocket money.
Dogs In The Data Center: Flexibility Gone Wild
Commentary  |  11/7/2014
When the boss grants an inch, say on pets or telecommuting, don't take a mile. Flexibility trashers make co-workers grumpy.
IT Talent Shortage: Ugly Truths
Commentary  |  11/7/2014
IT pros are starting to feel disposable. Wake up, IT leaders: Relationships like this don't survive.
Geekend: Stubborn Deniers Demand Creative Solutions
Commentary  |  11/7/2014
Want a colleague to admit there's a problem? Find a solution that he can tolerate.
Amazon Echo Awaits Your Command
News  |  11/6/2014
Echo microphone and speaker system lets you talk to Amazon's cloud and get answers, news, and music.
Google Drive Can Launch Local Apps
News  |  11/6/2014
New Chrome extension Application Launcher for Drive lets Google Drive open files in local applications.
8 Classic Video Games Begging For Tablet Versions
Slideshows  |  11/6/2014
Serious gamers have been left out of the casual-game tablet app market. These well-loved games deserve a reboot for the tablet.
Amazon Prime Gains Unlimited Photo Storage, With Caveats
News  |  11/5/2014
Prime subscribers can now store an unlimited number of small photos in Amazon Cloud Drive.
IT Hiring Process: 8 Survival Tips
News  |  11/5/2014
Navigate past early cuts in the IT hiring process and make it to the "serious candidate" stage, using this advice from recruiters.
Nixie Nabs Intel Wearable Prize
News  |  11/4/2014
Intel contest judges are won over by a wearable, flying drone, award it $500,000.
Health Wearables Going Big In 2015; Questions Loom
Commentary  |  11/4/2014
Tired of your uber-healthy co-workers crowing about their calorie intake and steps at the office? A new wave of health wearables might make you feel better -- if companies can clear the regulatory hurdles.
Cartoon: Digital Disruptions
News  |  11/3/2014
Our cartoonist takes on those annoying daily disruptions we all face.


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