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 October 2013
Federal Aviation Administration no longer sees mobile devices as threat to air safety.
Google's Motorola Project Ara envisions mobile phones as customizable components that can be snapped together like Lego blocks. But can flexibility beat slick smartphone design?
A San Francisco regulator casts doubt on the viability of a waterborne Google store.
Last year, Google Flu Trends made a mountain out of a molehill by overestimating the incidence of influenza. Blame the media.
Apple declares end to expensive operating system upgrades; OS X users appear to appreciate the free software.
Apple challenges Google and Microsoft with free software.
Apple is offering software at no charge to make its new iPads, MacBook Pro and Mac Pro more appealing.
Glassdoor reports the top 25 average annual salaries for software engineers. Juniper Networks leads the pack.
TogetherJS framework expands Mozilla's TowTruck collaboration technology for the Web.
Square Cash promises free, no-hassle funds transfer simply by sending an email.
Google's forthcoming Android update may find a home beyond phones, tablets and TVs.
Fifth-generation iPad due out this month promises to be the most useful tablet on the market as Apple's operating systems and cloud services mature.
No ordinary beige smoke detector, Nest Protect warns in a human voice and can be shut off with a hand wave.
Chrome's rapid rise in the browser market has slowed. Is it all downhill from here?
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants information about Airbnb hosts to curb potential violation of rental laws.
Developers can download what is likely to become the commercial version of Apple's latest desktop OS. Here are the standout features.
The World Wide Web Consortium is moving ahead with support for digital locks for content in the HTML specification. Pray the group reconsiders.
Google's purchase of Flutter, a startup whose desktop application lets users control other apps using hand gestures, suggests motion control soon will be a bigger part of Chrome, Glass and Android.
By adding call-to-action buttons to its mobile ads, Facebook hopes to drive revenue growth.
Google is willing to show competitors' logos alongside search results links to settle the EU's antitrust investigation into its search business.