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 2014
Facebook wants to allow people to use its service without being watched or censored. Is that some kind of privacy oxymoron?
Take a look at HP's unusual "immersive PC," Sprout, and Multi Jet Fusion, a bold foray into 3D hardware.
HP shows it can still innovate with a novel PC designed to scan physical objects and a printer designed to create physical objects.
AdNauseam, an extension for the Firefox version of AdBlock Plus, clicks on blocked ads to throw bad data in path of online tracking.
Google X scientists hope to create a pill laden with nanoparticles to non-invasively identify diseases like cancer.
Elon Musk sees AI as a threat to our existence. I see more immediate problems.
Amazon offers its latest streaming device for just $19 to Amazon Prime members for a two-day period.
Samsung's Knox security software for Android devices handles passwords in a way that undermines encryption, an anonymous researcher says.
An email address is all that's required to create a user account. Hello, retro chatrooms?
Offering ads, analytics, and authentication, Fabric aspires to be the backend platform for mobile apps.
New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
Bolstering Google Cloud Platform, Firebase service helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time.
Virtual reality startup collects $542 million in first round of financing, plans to create images in the air similar to R2D2's projection of Princess Leia in Star Wars.
IBM is offering a set of APIs and cloud services through its BlueMix platform to simplify development for networked devices.
Media freedom group GreatFire.org claims Apple's iCloud is being subject to a man-in-the-middle attack by China's censorship apparatus.
The Apple iPad Air 2's inclusion of a SIM card that lets users choose among cellular data plans won't change the mobile industry all that much. Here's why.
Apple has made elegant design its calling card, but other companies can create gorgeous things, too.
iPad Air 2 gets slimmer and more powerful, while iMac gains a 5K Retina display.
Get ready for Amazon Rainforest Crunch and IBM Big Blueberry Bonanza.
Google addresses the IT gap among its small business customers by expanding Google for Work support options.
Mac OS X Yosemite is in beta, and we're not seeing everything we'd hoped for. Here are 10 improvements we wish Apple would include in its next operating system.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn wants Apple to buy even more of its own stock.
PrintScreen enables anyone to design and print ultra-thin touch-screens for mobile, wearable, and ubiquitous computing applications.
Navy sees "robot boats" as a way to better protect service members, improve defense capabilities, and cut costs.
The Nixie wearable drone aims to turn selfies to stalkies.
Marriott International has agreed to settle an FCC complaint regarding blockage of guests' WiFi hotspots.
Forget the bugs. Apple's iOS 8 is full of useful improvements.
Social network Ello is capitalizing on discontent with online advertising.
Startup Match.tv aims to challenge reigning streaming media device makers with its open-hardware Matchstick plug-in.