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 August 2014
Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.
Pew Research finds that social media users are less likely to voice opinions face-to-face if they believe their Facebook followers would disagree. Call it surveillance fallout.
Dogged by competition, Dropbox now gives subscribers 1 TB for $10 a month, but backing up data to an external hard drive is still cheaper.
There's no shortage of ways to communicate. Unifying the many communications channels can help you keep it all straight.
Sandboxing flaw let researchers hijack Gmail 92% of the time, and could also affect iOS and Windows.
With help from Facebook, Mixpanel, and Parse, developers who implement App Links can now track how their links are used.
Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
Google's Amit Singhal looks back at 10 years of search improvements.
Is Firefox really the best defense against Google's control of the Internet? Or should Mozilla just clean up its own mistakes rather than throwing stones at competitors?
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
For the first time, Apple has published its list of regulated substances for manufacturing.
Mobile payment service prompts concerns about ulterior motives.
The "botlr" -- a robotic butler -- will deliver small goods to hotel guests upon request.
Android is gaining acceptance in business at the cost of Apple's iOS popularity while Microsoft languishes at the bottom.
Videographers can create more compelling first-person videos by speeding them up with "Hyper-lapse" technology, Microsoft researchers say.
More than 5.2 million Chromebooks will be sold this year, says Gartner.
SyNAPSE chip aspires to be as powerful as the human brain without using much power.
Websites that don't support HTTPS connections may soon be less prominent in Google search results.
Emu and Directr will expand Google's messaging and video advertising businesses.
Ten Apple products have been removed from a list of products that can be bought with Chinese government funds.
A heads-up display promises safer access to your smartphone while driving.
MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe research team demonstrate how to capture sound using video images of objects. Yes, plants will parrot what you say with more fidelity than parrots, under the right conditions.
Google abandons its plans for a floating technology exhibit hall, at least on the East Coast.