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 June 2014
Google's legacy social network will be retired in three months.
A study about the effect of posts on Facebook users' emotions outraged some people. I call it a public service: Now you understand what ill-informed consent means.
Google looks to announce a new service at the Google I/O conference that will track activity data. Will it succeed where Google Health failed?
The Vessyl, a $99 cup, can analyze liquids down to the molecular level and display its findings, such as "beer."
Agency decision is the first step in a long march toward integrating drones into civil airspace.
Businesses using Google+ pages can now understand how their social content is working.
Satellite company's technology will improve Google Maps and enhance Google's ability to provide business intelligence to organizations.
Google patent application describes a way to reduce the friction of online social interaction.
iPhone users can look forward to broadcasting a bit less information about their devices as they wander the world.
Just because cameras are everywhere doesn't mean you have to be under surveillance all the time.
Developers can use Swift to access Parse services, but Apple is now competing for that business.
Developers can now sign up to be notified when Google starts selling its Project Tango Tablet Development Kit later this summer.
Gmail users will soon be able to encrypt their messages easily with End-to-End, a free Chrome extension.
The Internet of Things has become a tech industry obsession and Samsung wants Tizen to run the show.
At WWDC, Apple introduces Swift, a programming language that will hasten iOS and OS X app development. Here's why it's important.
At WWDC, Apple shows it is building connections between its desktop and mobile operating systems. Apple is fortifying its position by opening up new opportunities for developers.