Profile of Thomas ClaburnEditor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 4491
Thomas Claburn has been writing about business and technology since 1996, for publications such as New Architect, PC Computing, InformationWeek, Salon, Wired, and Ziff Davis Smart Business. Before that, he worked in film and television, having earned a not particularly useful master's degree in film production. He wrote the original treatment for 3DO's Killing Time, a short story that appeared in On Spec, and the screenplay for an independent film called The Hanged Man, which he would later direct. He's the author of a science fiction novel, Reflecting Fires, and a sadly neglected blog, Lot 49. His iPhone game, Blocfall, is available through the iTunes App Store. His wife is a talented jazz singer; he does not sing, which is for the best.
Articles by Thomas Claburn
posted in January 2015
Using time and location data culled from social media posts or other sources, researchers say they can identify your purchases from amongst anonymized transaction data.
Forget killer robots. Widespread unemployment is the worst case scenario for humans in the AI future.
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
Great news for travelers: Hotels and other businesses cannot interfere with your personal WiFi hotspot.
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
By bypassing cellular networks, Cablevision aims to woo budget-conscious mobile customers.
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
CEO John Chen is asking legislators to expand the definition of net neutrality to ensure an open mobile app ecosystem. Irony, anyone?
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
The 25 worst passwords of 2014 demonstrate once again that people just can't be bothered to take responsibility for their online security.
The Google Glass Explorer Program is shutting down for now, but this isn't the end of the company's plans for Glass or wearable computing.
Cookie files placed on the phones of Verizon Wireless customers by the ad company Turn return to life even after they've been deleted.
Do people want modular smartphones that let them swap out components as they break or become boring? Google's Project Ara is banking on it.
US residents can now purchase and manage Internet domains through Google.
Apple seems blind to the irony of selling an app that supports free speech when it does not do the same.
After Google discloses Win 8.1 vulnerability two days prior to planned patch, Microsoft argues in favor of vulnerability publication schedules.
Motorized skates, 3D-printed food, e-socks: The future, whether we need it or not, is here.
Google's research on Citizen Broadband Service Radios could change the competitive landscape for Internet service providers.
As CES 2015 gets underway, the Internet of Things takes center stage. Or should we say the Internet of Monitoring?