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 September 2015
Android 6.0 will be making an appearance on two new Nexus phones and a Pixel tablet.
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.
Taking over from Martin Winterkorn, former Porsche chairman Matthias Müller will try to regain customer trust for Volkswagen in the wake of its emissions cheating scandal. Holding a master's degree in computer science, Müller brings a familiarity with software that may help the automaker emerge from its crisis.
Google's Android, already under review for potentially being anticompetitive in several countries, could face further scrutiny in the US.
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Winterkorn says the company needs new leadership to win back trust.
The German carmaker has acknowledged that its suspect emissions testing software is a global issue.
Google is told it must respect Europe's "right to be forgotten" across all its domains.
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn pledges cooperation as investigators delve into alleged emissions test cheating.
The companies entered a partnership earlier this month to build a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks. Does a fast lane for iOS users mean a slow lane for everyone else?
The Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board claim VW deliberately programmed almost 500,000 diesel cars to emit fewer pollutants under test conditions than during actual use.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sees the company's new Cortana Analytics Suite as a way for Salesforce customers to engage with data. Cortana wasn't quite cooperating onstage at Dreamforce, though.
The Texas student detained for bringing a homemade clock to his high school has won the support of technology and political leaders.
A McKinsey report finds growing demand for connected services and autonomous technology in vehicles.
Fighting events take heavyweight data storage. Here's how the Ultimate Fighting Championship makes the most of big data.
The UAV flight limits imposed by SB 142 could have led to excessive litigation, said Governor Jerry Brown. So drone flights are OK for now.
Microsoft Office 2016 brings an alternative release plan for organizations wary of rapid software updates.
iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and iPad Pro were among the products getting their big reveal at Apple's San Francisco shindig Sept. 9. But the real excitement lies in Apple's vision for the future of TV.
The Adblock Plus extension has been turned into the Adblock Browser for iOS as Apple's latest mobile operating system embraces content blocking.
Since her appointment 18 months ago, Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan has been focused on virtualizing the company's infrastructure and implementing a software-defined network in its data centers that can accommodate multi-tenancy. That's the easy part of her job.
Here's what we know so far about the company's upcoming media event, and what it will reveal for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
The IoT controller has gained battery backup and the ability to handle streaming video.
Updates to Google Apps offer a way to track recent document changes and content creation assistance driven by machine learning.
The updated Google Nest thermostat can now sense your presence from across the room.
In a nod to Apple's growth among enterprise users, the two companies have entered a partnership to ensure Cisco products work well with iOS devices.