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Tstand: The iPad and tablet accessory your back didn't know it needed

Using large tablets can encourage bad ergonomic behavior. Fortunately there's a solution to that problem.

Amazon: An Evil Empire dawns on the Internet of Things

By refusing to carry products that don't operate on its content ecosystem -- like Apple TV and Google's Chromecast -- the online retailer sets a dangerous precedent.

Without Dennis Ritchie, there would be no Steve Jobs

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

Modern computing as we know it would not have existed without Dennis Ritchie, father of the C programming language and co-creator of the UNIX operating system.

Get your ass to Mars: The red planet in fiction

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

Ancient canals, dying civilizations, thoats, scantily-clad princesses, cartoon bad guys, Schwarzenegger and killer tripods. We got them all.

Volkswagen lied. But Elon Musk is dead wrong about diesel cars

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

VW defrauded its customers by attempting to sell diesel as environmentally friendly under the EPA's ridiculous emissions rules. But that doesn't mean diesel is bad, or that EV's are the immediate future of transportation.

Amazon Trade-In: Fair value for your iPhone or scam?

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

I mailed in a mint condition iPhone 6 for Amazon credit only to see the value degraded by the online retail giant. And it's happened more than once and with increasing frequency.

Without Cloud, iPad Pro is an executive's desk paperweight

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

Just who is this device made for, anyway? And what is the usage case?

How 9/11 Changed My IT Consulting Career

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

It felt great to have full command of one's destiny, to report to no-one. To not have to climb any ladders or engage in corporate politics. It was invigorating to be one's own man and my own boss. I was an independent consulting bad...

HP's Instant Ink: Printing as a Service?

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

Hewlett-Packard's new line of personal and small business inkjet printers are IoT-enabled devices that have supplies which are ordered automatically and billed on a per-page basis. Will consumers and SMBs bite on this new pricing mo...

PC laptops and accidental damage: Best and worst warranties 2015

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

Whoops, I broke it again. When shopping for a new PC, laptop, or ultrabook, make sure you investigate the terms of your warranty and the optional accidental damage coverage policies available to you.

Secure or not, IoT is everywhere. Get used to it.

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

Securing the current and next generation of connected devices is of paramount importance. But there's no going back to a disconnected device world.

How the hybrid cloud has already doomed your data center

4 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

You may not have decided to fully decommission all of your server rooms yet. But asset capitalization and operational expenses will eventually lead enterprise CxOs down that path.

Amazon Echo: Ringmaster of the home automation IoT circus

5 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

With a $100M investment fund and the opening up of cloud service APIs and an SDK, Alexa and the Echo could become the brains of your home automation and IoT network.

Networking knockout punch? RoCE vies for datacenter supremacy

5 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

The Infiniband Trade Association's RDMA over Converged Ethernet standard, or RoCE, is seeking to become a contender in your datacenter for high-speed networking applications.

Freescale's Radio Frequency Oven: The end of the Microwave?

5 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

Freescale Semiconductor's radio frequency (RF) cooking technology could revolutionize food preparation in the home as well as in commercial kitchens.

Aether Cone: A moody streaming music player

6 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

The Cone, made by startup Aether, has some interesting differentiation between Amazon and Sonos streaming media player devices. But are they enough for the company to generate a loyal following when faced with such powerful competit...

Apple Watch or Android Wear? Neither. Why smartwatches aren't ready for prime time

6 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

Lack of platform maturity, poor third party integration, no cross platform interop and heavy dependence on smartphones for most functions put them strictly in the early adopter category.

Internet of Things: Why your home is a connected device Tower of Babel

6 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

Your "things" may be connected to the Internet, but for the most part, they aren't connected to each other. It doesn't have to be that way.

Perfect storm: How 3 cloud fronts will rain on your IT parade

6 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

Containers, converged networks and hardware commoditization will greatly influence your future cloud and datacenter strategy.

Amazon Echo: Sorry, you're no SONOS

6 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

Amazon's entry into the home entertainment market is an interesting first try, but the company needs to bring the price down and expand its content ecosystem for it it be competitive with other cloud connected home devices.

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