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 December 2014
Killer robots and malicious computers may keep technical geniuses up at night, but we need more artificial intelligence to keep natural stupidity in check.
Will 2015 be the Year of the Outrageously Expensive TV, or just another Year of Incremental Improvements in Technology?
Several dozen companies, trade groups, and computer scientists agree that Microsoft should not have to provide data stored in Ireland when presented with a US search warrant.
Censorship, lack of privacy, and other ills threaten the health of the Web, says World Wide Web Foundation.
A Spanish law that takes effect in January will require payments for including article snippets in Google News, and Google says the price is too high.
Chipmaker wants to shape the way Internet-connected devices are designed, deployed, and managed.
Companies see wearables as tools to improve operational efficiency and enhance the customer experience, Forrester report says.
Forget "peak Google." The year ahead will bring slower but continued expansion and diversification.
Amazon's "Make an Offer" option lets potential buyers of collectibles negotiate how much they will pay.
Android developers have a new integrated development environment for creating apps.
Technology sometimes pushes the boundaries of usefulness and good taste. We're pushing back with these nine outrageous (and bogus) products due out in 2015.
By opening up to Windows workloads, Google Cloud Platform becomes an option for businesses committed to Microsoft software.
Bill represents a response to government officials who want a way to bypass encryption in technology products.
By revising its partner program, Google hopes to better accommodate the needs of business customers.
Google's revised reCAPTCHA test promises to help website users solve security puzzles faster -- unless they are using a browser's private mode or some other privacy measure.
Glass ultimately deserves to be deconstructed. Google's biggest mistake was fusing several technologies that should be separate clip-on hardware modules into a single, inflexible form factor.
Market forces will achieve better results than the European Parliament's proposal to separate Google Search from the rest of the company.