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 November 2014
Pew Research finds gaps in what people understand about the technology they use daily.
Following an FCC inquiry, T-Mobile plans to be more transparent about how it alters the way its network appears in certain speed tests.
Federal Aviation Administration rules reportedly will require pilot certification to fly unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes.
Service that blocks Web tracking code turns out to be good for business, too.
Build social engagement around your own website, Forrester recommends.
Twitter data mining could provide governments with an alternative means of measuring unemployment, researchers say.
Mozilla takes up with new Firefox search partners that it believes are better aligned with its values of choice and independence.
Apple's WatchKit, the initial software development framework for the Apple Watch, is focused on ways to present data from iPhones.
BitTorrent Sync 1.4 enters general release, and the company unveils plans for Pro version of its software.
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.
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
Guess who's coming to dinner. Do robots need their own place settings?
Privacy certification company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers.
Is it time to get serious about recycling the radiant heat from servers into heating for other buildings large and small?
A Pew Research Center study finds broad concern about government and corporate data gathering, along with a desire for more government regulation of data gathering.
For a brief time, ads and revenue stopped flowing.
Small companies looking for fast, affordable Internet access now have another option, at least in Kansas City.
Telecom companies insist they already comply with the precepts of net neutrality. So what is the harm in codifying their behavior?
Google's experimental email client Inbox will change the way you look at email.
Echo microphone and speaker system lets you talk to Amazon's cloud and get answers, news, and music.
New Chrome extension Application Launcher for Drive lets Google Drive open files in local applications.
Prime subscribers can now store an unlimited number of small photos in Amazon Cloud Drive.
Google continues to advance its cloud business with better virtualization, flexibility, speed, and affordability, but won't catch up to giant Amazon Web Services anytime soon.
Intel contest judges are won over by a wearable, flying drone, award it $500,000.
Vacation rental service claims new home-sharing law is discriminatory and unconstitutional because it bans second-home owners from short-term property rentals.