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 May 2013
Google talks about Chrome OS and the Chrome browser as though they're different products, but they continue to converge. Witness the new rich notifications feature.
Information overload got you down? Just divide your Gmail messages among different tabs and your inbox may seem more manageable.
Defunct software company expands patent infringement suit to include Best Buy, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft and Samsung.
Kindle Worlds publishing platform promises to let writers of fan fiction share in revenue from the sale of derivative works.
Update to Chrome for Android and desktop computers offers faster speed and better query understanding.
Despite a low-key Google I/O conference this year, Google has transformed itself into a company of fearsome focus.
Members of Congress want answers about the device and its privacy implications.
New service integrates Google Wallet with Gmail but isn't widely available yet.
Google adds features and power to Cloud Platform, says it won't race Amazon to the bottom on price.
Google strengthens its platform foundations by introducing a streaming music service, plus improvements to Maps, Search and Google+.
Larry Page has published a Google+ post explaining his recent voice problems.
Hundreds of sensors will measure environmental conditions at Google I/O, and the hardware designs will be available as open source.
Google users now get 15 GB free for Gmail, Drive and Google+ Photos.
HTC First, the first smartphone to come with the Facebook Home interface pre-installed, has not proven to be popular.
Look for an improved Nexus 7 tablet, Android 4.3, a new language for App Engine and other product introductions at Google's upcoming developers' conference.
Can you stop recording me now? That's one worry early Google Glass users say they're trying to soothe while creating social norms for the groundbreaking gadget.
Google says frequent smartphone users spend 25% to 50% more while shopping than moderate smartphone users do.
First software update, version XE5, responds to queries "wicked fast" and adds support for Google+ notifications, among other improvements.
Real-time collaboration is also on its way as Microsoft commits to ongoing enhancements of its cloud productivity software.
Comedians and pundits are making a mockery of Google Glass. Here are 11 ways Google could get the last laugh.
Adobe gives up on discs in shrink-wrapped boxes to focus on delivering software as a service for its Creative Cloud customers.
Autodesk, Mozilla and Otoy have a plan to stream software from any platform into Web browsers.
Two decades ago, the first Web page came to life. These milestones for users and developers have made the Web what it is today.