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Coffee Shops' WiFi Ranked
News  |  9/30/2014
Starbucks ranks first in WiFi speed, but nobody is offering really fast connections, a new study says.
Myo: More Muscle For Wearables?
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Myo armband aspires to become the mouse of the mobile world, but it has a way to go to get there.
3 Reasons CIOs Must Lose Hiring Perfection Goggles
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Got open IT job slots? Holding out for Mr. or Ms. Absolutely, Completely, Utterly Right is likely to backfire. Here's how to get real and get hiring.
Parenting Tips From IT Pros
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Make sure you're raising Junior the IT way.
Cellphones OK For EU Airlines
News  |  9/29/2014
European regulators allow voice calls throughout flights.
MIT's 6-Week Big Data Online Class Wins Fans
News  |  9/29/2014
Six-week data science class, just $545, is a hit with thousands of professionals who can't quit their day jobs, school officials say.
5 Steps To Build A Strong IT Brand
Commentary  |  9/29/2014
As IT departments become strategic partners providing quantifiable ROI, CIOs need to pay more attention to their brands.
Tech In Far-Flung Settings
Slideshows  |  9/29/2014
Technology is finding its way into formerly inaccessible places, often with amazing or beautiful results. But are you ready for drone selfies?
Apple iPhone 6 Bendgate: Top 10 Tweets
News  |  9/26/2014
Apple says a bend in the iPhone 6 Plus is "extremely rare" but that didn't stop anyone from poking fun.
Geekend: Blackberry's Passport & Phone Design's Future
Commentary  |  9/26/2014
BlackBerry's chunky Passport begs the question: Is it time to ditch the rectangular phone for something new?
Grumpy IT Guy: Finance Wars
Commentary  |  9/26/2014
Finance gets mad that we moved their printer and starts acting out. I may ask them to manage virtual machines if they don't start doing their own work.
NASA's Maven Enters Mars Orbit: What's Next?
Slideshows  |  9/26/2014
Welcome to the start of a new space race to the Red Planet. Find out what's coming in Mars missions during the next decade, and when humans might set foot on the planet.
Make Internet-Ready Products, Or Else
News  |  9/25/2014
Internet of Things pioneers say the fourth industrial revolution looms -- like it or not.
Quantified Self Should Be About Health, Not Ego
Commentary  |  9/25/2014
Silicon Valley is obsessed with data collection, including personal data. But for health and fitness monitoring technologies, the real goal must be meaningful health results.
Jolt Awards: Best New Books For Developers
News  |  9/25/2014
From our sister site Dr. Dobb's, the Jolt awards honor the best books of the past 12 months.
9 Innovative Products: Designers Of Things Conference
Slideshows  |  9/24/2014
Wearable, 3D printing, and Internet of Things technologies are in their infancy. But these products show that design can satisfy both the head and the heart.
IT Dress Code: 10 Cardinal Sins
Slideshows  |  9/24/2014
You don't need to be a runway model to succeed in IT, but please stop making these office fashion faux pas. Remember, you work for an enterprise, not on the Enterprise.
4 Awful Company Retreat Ideas
Commentary  |  9/23/2014
Company retreats can be done right -- but not if they involve hypnotists. Avoid these event choices.
10 New Side Projects For Larry Ellison
Slideshows  |  9/22/2014
Now that Ellison has ceded his CEO title, might he have time for new hobbies? We have some ideas.
Ellison & 7 Other Tech Lions Still Roaring
Commentary  |  9/22/2014
Larry Ellison's non-retirement reminds us of a few other tech industry elder statesmen still in the thick of running their companies.
Radar Gun Targets Texting & Driving
Commentary  |  9/22/2014
Commsonics' new "texting gun" aims to stop one of the most dangerous practices on the road.
6 Habits Of Unsuccessful IT Pros
News  |  9/22/2014
Watch out for these career sinkholes -- and learn how to recover if you've fallen into one.
Apple Watch? No, Thank You
Commentary  |  9/20/2014
Apple has some convincing to do around its much-hyped Apple Watch: 67% of people are not eager to buy, according to our latest flash poll.
Geekend: Finding Nemo Is Real... & Evil
Commentary  |  9/19/2014
Finding Nemo is supported by science -- which makes it all the more horrifying.
Tech Sales Reps Gone Wild
Commentary  |  9/19/2014
Today, Grumpy IT Guy is grumpy about sales reps who don't know when to quit.
Apple CEO: We Don't Covet Your Data
News  |  9/18/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook highlights the company's commitment to privacy in an open letter.
Amazon Revamps Entire Kindle Line
News  |  9/18/2014
Amazon drops five new tablets and e-readers just ahead of the critical holiday season.
iOS 8 Enterprise Features: True Or False
Slideshows  |  9/18/2014
Apple's iOS 8 delivers features designed to make life easier for IT pros and users -- but we have colorful ideas of our own. Learn the truth using our quiz.
If Social Networks Had Theme Songs
Commentary  |  9/17/2014
A description of every major social network through the joy of song.
Augmented Reality Digital Headsets Get Real
Commentary  |  9/17/2014
Augmented reality is about to get compelling. Digital eyewear will make it happen. And it's happening sooner than you think.
Real IT Wives: 10 Signs You're In The Club
Commentary  |  9/17/2014
Behind many a good IT person stands a patient spouse. If you've attended IT department holiday parties full of Costco snacks and awkward silences, you qualify.
Apple Watch: A Cure For Smartphone Addiction
Commentary  |  9/17/2014
Here's how adding another gadget actually might help restore order to our obsessive digital lives.
Top Sites For NYC Travelers: Interop Advice
Slideshows  |  9/17/2014
Heading to New York City for Interop or other business travel? Check out these websites to make the most of your visit.
Apple Lets Users Reject U2
News  |  9/16/2014
Apple iTunes users who don't want U2's free album, "Songs of Innocence," can now be rid of it.
9 Signs Your Boss Hates You
News  |  9/16/2014
Worried the boss has a target on your back? Here are some contempt warning signals -- and what you can do about it.
Jack the Ripper Caught: 8 Mysteries Tech Should Solve
Slideshows  |  9/16/2014
If technology can help us go back in time and solve cold cases, what other mysteries could it solve? Here are a few suggestions.
Microsoft's Minecraft Buy: 6 Interesting Facts
News  |  9/15/2014
Microsoft acquisition of game developer Mojang is turning heads. Here's some context.
We're Not All Nerds Now
Commentary  |  9/15/2014
Nerd culture is about exploring systems and pushing boundaries, not just being a gadget enthusiast. If you want to be a nerd, you have to do the work.
Geekend: Gaming For Cancer With Will Ferrell
Commentary  |  9/12/2014
Want to play video games with Will Ferrell while helping young cancer patients get access to therapeutic video games? Join the SuperMegaBlastMax Gamer Challenge.
The Test System That Wasn't
Commentary  |  9/12/2014
Why is Grumpy IT Guy extra grumpy today? It's crazy vendor day!
10 Tech Terms Millennials Don't Know
Slideshows  |  9/12/2014
Some revered tech terms prompt nothing but puzzled looks from today's young professionals. Hint: Clones belong in Star Wars.
Real Or Fake Tech Headlines? Weekly Quiz
Slideshows  |  9/12/2014
There's no shortage of tech news that seems too strange to be true. Can you tell the real headlines from the ringers this week?
Apple's Next Chapter: 10 Key Issues
Slideshows  |  9/11/2014
Apple is ready to enter the wearables market, but current technology only gets the company halfway there.
5 Apple Wearables We Wanted But Didn't Get
Commentary  |  9/11/2014
The Apple Watch marks Apple's bold foray into the wearables market, but we were hoping for one more thing. Well, maybe five.
U2 Album Giveaway: What's Apple's Angle?
Commentary  |  9/10/2014
As part of iPhone and Apple Watch launch hoopla, 500 million iTunes subscribers get U2's "Songs of Innocence" for free. But what do Apple and U2 hope to gain?
15 Tech Job Descriptions, Translated
Commentary  |  9/8/2014
What is that job listed on Craigslist really about? Here's a quick-and-dirty guide to help you decide whether to apply.
Cartoon: If You Can't Take The Tweet...
News  |  9/8/2014
Get out of the kitchen.
Eric Lundquist, Pioneering Tech Journalist, Editor, Dies At 64
Commentary  |  9/8/2014
Longtime industry leader Eric Lundquist is remembered by journalists, PR reps, tech vendors, and IT professionals for his professionalism and compassion
Apple iPhone:12 Pivotal Moments
News  |  9/6/2014
With Apple expected to announce iPhone 6 on September 9, 2014, we look back at some key milestones in iPhone history.
What Willie Nelson Taught Me This Summer
Commentary  |  9/5/2014
What does it take to maintain fire and passion for your career over the decades?
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