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 July 2014
Security researchers say they can reprogram USB controller chips to hijack USB devices and connected computers.
The UK wants to ready its roads for self-driving cars. But "self-driving car" overstates what these machines can do -- and omits possible dangers.
Google is making Hangouts part of Google Apps for Business to enhance the appeal of its cloud communications platform.
Join San Diego State University professor Robert Judge and InformationWeek editor-at-large Thomas Claburn for a live discussion of the increasing interest in robots and automation.
Hilton hotel chain plans to let smartphones unlock guest rooms starting next year.
Amazon, the world's largest online commerce store, offers mass customization.
Google's Baseline Study aims to model the chemistry of a healthy human body -- and unlock new clues to curing disease.
Google Maps Engine Pro customers now have free access to Maps Coordinate to manage workers and share location information in real time.
Apple's obsession with secrecy gives way to involving customers in the software development process.
Apple describes services as "diagnostic," but does not address criticism that backdoors undermine security and privacy.
Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter.
"Electronic wristband" might work with swappable modules as Apple appears to be thinking beyond the smartwatch for its first wearable.
Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
A computer researcher asks why Apple allows undocumented services to bypass encryption and access user data.
"Children must be better protected when playing online," EU Commissioner declares in-app goods crackdown.
With Apple and IBM allied to advance iOS in the enterprise, these mobile technology companies must scramble to remain contenders. Here's how they could respond.
Apple's alliance with IBM will make it harder for Android and Windows Phone to carve a niche in the workplace.
The two former rivals join forces to sell enterprises on iOS hardware and business apps backed by IBM services. Can the duo dominate the enterprise mobile market?
In bid to end the storage wars, Box offers Business customers unlimited cloud storage. Next up: Microsoft Office integration.
As the comment period for the FCC's proposed broadband rules closes Tuesday, Web giants weigh in on traffic prioritization.
Google says it's having problems following the European censorship decision that lets users seek removal of embarrassing search results.
Blackphone maker's affordable encrypted calls could appeal to security-conscious businesses.
Amazon's own employees acknowledge the ease with which children could make purchases.
Facing regulatory scrutiny over in-app purchasing, Apple appears eager to make room for Google under the Federal Trade Commission's microscope.
Senate bill aims to promote information sharing to combat cyberthreats, but critics contend it lacks privacy protections.
Google CEO Larry Page suggests we can reduce unemployment by dividing jobs in half.
There's no such thing as bad publicity, unless the publicity is really bad. Just ask the mobile payments service formerly known as Isis.
Today's robots feature improved components and capabilities that take them out of labs and into oceans, hospitals -- perhaps even your workplace. Take a closer look.
Facebook's failure to communicate about its mood experiment is the least of the things Internet companies do to us.
People with spinal cord injuries have a new mobility option.