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 2014
Google, by publishing data about employee race and gender, signals its willingness to move toward a more balanced workforce.
The price of cool comes to $3 billion, as Apple seeks cred with a younger audience.
The future of driving looks like a Disneyland ride, but less fun.
Federal Trade Commission report calls for restrictions on data brokers, finds companies gather billions of consumer transactions daily, largely without public knowledge.
An Apple home automation platform would turn iOS devices into controllers for networked appliances.
Google prepares to add tablets to devices that might use its 3D mapping system to enrich commerce, gaming, and more.
Osmo sells physical game pieces directly to consumers, bypassing Apple's efforts to grab a slice of the revenue.
Facebook tries again to simplify its privacy settings, especially for new users.
Algorithm-detection flaw may misread any nearby motion as a command to silence an alarm.
Google tells SEC there are no plans to run ads on Nest thermostats, but other Internet-connected smart devices are fair game.
A Chinese government procurement directive bans Windows 8 from new desktops, laptops, and tablets.
To boost Android's business appeal, Google is investing in mobile device management.
Google's online video empire may soon include more broadcasts of video games.
There are better ways to address discomfort with the truth than government-mandated lying.
Federal Communications Commission votes to consider broadband rules that could allow data fast lanes. Public invited to comment.
US consumers can once again buy Google's $1,500 Internet-connected eyewear, still in its "Explorer" beta version, while supplies last.
As book on Snowden affair debuts, several organizations take steps to restrain the mass online surveillance that Snowden investigation exposed.
European court rules Google must remove "irrelevant" links in certain situations to comply with EU law that gives people a right to be "forgotten."
Facing pressure from critics, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler adjusts his broadband regulation proposal. But look at what's still on the table.
Ruling affirms that Oracle's Java APIs qualify for copyright protection. Will Google have to pay $1 billion?
Supporters of the legislation insist smartphone kill-switches must ship enabled.
Google, Amazon, and other tech companies speak out against proposal that would allow network providers to charge extra for data fast lanes.
Artificial intelligence cannot replicate human consciousness, say Irish researchers in new study.
Meet Epson's Moverio BT-200 smart glasses -- a new Google Glass rival that lacks elegance but promises work efficiency.
Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG, and Toshiba have updated their Chrome OS hardware.
Dell celebrates its 30th birthday while working to reinvent itself for the cloud era. What do you want most from Dell now?
We pick 10 compelling mobile apps of the moment for your work -- handy for everything from reminders to travel.
TransMedia's latest apps offer a unified way to browse, play, and share media files.
Department of Justice calls eBay's behavior egregious; eBay claims innocence but agrees to pay $3.75 million.
Facebook launches a quest to be a cross-platform development tool and build bridges among its rivals' vertically integrated ecosystems. Here's how its position differs from Flash.