Interop attendees: Please share your coolest & funniest show photos with us on Instagram

Interop attendees: Please share your coolest & funniest show photos with us on Instagram

The annual Interop networking show in Vegas this week is sure to be busy between all the SDN, cloud, mobility, security and other talks, A to Z of exhibitors from ABC Trading Solutions to Zippy Technology, parties and other Vegas...

04/27/15

Hilarious random startup website generator is pretty damn realistic

Hilarious random startup website generator is pretty damn realistic

A pair of Georgia Tech computer science students have created a Random Startup Website Generator that spits out a different jargon-laden startup website every time you click on the URL.

04/24/15

Here's what reply to Google Fi invite request looks like

Here's what reply to Google Fi invite request looks like

Just in case you've been curious about Google's Project Fi wireless service but haven't wanted to get on yet another Google list, I've done the dirty work for you and asked for an invite for myself.

04/24/15

Google Fi: From disruptive to meh

Google Fi: From disruptive to meh

This week's unveiling of Google's Project Fi, the search-messaging-phone-collaboration-broadband company's effort to shake up the wireless market in order to encourage people to use more of its services, has generated widespread...

04/23/15

Take Your Kid to Work Day: Share your photos

Take Your Kid to Work Day: Share your photos

Anyone taking your kid to work today for, I guess what's more formally known now as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day? If so, feel free to share photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and we'll roll 'em all up into a...

04/23/15

iPhone 7, Apple Watch mashup: Brangelina of tech gadgets

iPhone 7, Apple Watch mashup: Brangelina of tech gadgets

An elegant new iPhone 7 design concept blends an advanced Apple smartphone with a key component of the new Apple Watch, resulting in something of a Brangelina of tech gadgets.

04/23/15

Enough with the IT journeys already!!!

Enough with the IT journeys already!!!

If there was an over/under line in Vegas on how many times the word "journey" will be mentioned next week in keynote addresses and other sessions at the big Interop network industry conference, I'd go with the over -- pretty much no...

04/21/15

An inspiring Marathon Monday lunch break

An inspiring Marathon Monday lunch break

Nothing gets the juices flowing like running the Boston Marathon. The next best thing, or many would say the better thing, is to watch it, which I did during lunch today at my home office not far from the course. Scenes from the 2015...

04/20/15

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Killer camera on the way?

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Killer camera on the way?

Apple’s confirmed-but-not-confirmed acquisition this past week of Israeli camera maker LinX has iPhone 7 watchers wishing, begging and hoping that the next great smartphone will incorporate advanced photo-taking technologies.

04/19/15

We weren't kidding about Microsoft's startup shopping spree

We weren't kidding about Microsoft's startup shopping spree

As I wrote last week ("What's behind Microsoft's not-to-crazy startup spending spree?"), the Redmond company has been making acquisitions at an historical rate to start the calendar year. And today we hear that Microsoft has bought...

04/14/15

Health Data Breaches Sow Confusion, Frustration

Health Data Breaches Sow Confusion, Frustration

Many of those caught up in the recent string of medical data breaches are experiencing confusion and concern as they receive notifications from insurers. They wonder what real-world repercussions the exposure of their health care...

04/14/15

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: May the Force Touch be with you

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: May the Force Touch be with you

Perhaps because of this past week’s buzz about Apple Watch going on sale, the iPhone 7 rumor mill has spit out relatively little for Apple fans and the media to overreact about. About the biggest excitement has been figuring out if...

04/12/15

$1.5B Lynda.com buyout must have those at career-oriented startups smiling

$1.5B Lynda.com buyout must have those at career-oriented startups smiling

I have to thank Lynda.com, the 20-year-old online learning company that LinkedIn just announced plans to buy for $1.5B, for my at least serviceable knowledge of topics from HTML to Excel. A slew of startups seeking to help people...

04/09/15

You've seen Apple logo a million times, but what's it look like?

You've seen Apple logo a million times, but what's it look like?

Even Apple fanboys and fangirls might be sick of seeing the company's logo, but that doesn't mean they actually would remember exactly what it looks like when pressed. In a new study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental...

04/06/15

This is what an iPad vending machine looks like

This is what an iPad vending machine looks like

Drexel University and the Free Library of Philadelphia have introduced a vending machine that doles out a dozen Apple iPad tablets for four hours at a time.

04/03/15

Smush your photos to boost Samsung Galaxy face recognition, researchers say

Smush your photos to boost Samsung Galaxy face recognition, researchers say

You can improve facial recognition security on Samsung Galaxy phones by morphing multiple photos of yourself to unlock the device, researchers at the University of York's FaceVar Lab say.

04/02/15

College students admit they'll text during anything (and I mean anything)

College students admit they'll text during anything (and I mean anything)

College students acknowledge that it's socially unacceptable to text while showering, at a funeral or while having sex, but they'll do it anyway, according to new research from Penn State Harrisburg psychologists.

04/01/15

Google Maps Pac-Man can't wait for April Fools' Day

Google Maps Pac-Man can't wait for April Fools' Day

Google, which in recent years has popped out so many April Fools' Day pranks that they've warranted their own slideshows, this year has gotten a head-start on April 1 by rolling out Google Maps Pac-Man to end March.

03/31/15

Hands on: AT&T Velocity hits the WiFi hotspot

Hands on: AT&T Velocity hits the WiFi hotspot

AT&T Velocity I’m using the ZTE-built AT&T Velocity WiFi hotspot as I write up my quickie review of the device here, and sure enough it’s providing me with ample speed as I fact check on the web during this process. The...

03/26/15

No, Seth Rogen is NOT the new White House IT director

No, Seth Rogen is NOT the new White House IT director

Yes, Seth Rogen did get the White House's attention late last year with his controversial movie "The Interview" -- about a fictitious assassination of North Korea's leader. But no, the White House has not hired him to run its IT...

03/23/15

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