On Star Wars Day, Japan’s ANA gives new flight to franchise's iconic theme song

On Star Wars Day, Japan’s ANA gives new flight to franchise's iconic theme song

Star Wars Day – May 4th – brings out the creative sides of those who love the cinematic series and marketers who recognize a viral opportunity when they see one.

05/04/16

Geek-Themed Meme: Password shenanigans

Truth be told, I am not a model citizen when it comes to password management, so the sentiment behind this latest installment of “Geek-themed Meme of the Week” resonated with me.

05/03/16

Boston Globe publishes pictures taken by lawyer of suspect in famous art heist

The Boston Globe, whose Pulitzer-winning work behind the Oscar-honored movie “Spotlight” earned it a shout-out from President Obama this weekend, today is relying upon the photographic skills of a mobster’s attorney to illustrate a...

05/02/16

Yes, a weasel knocked out the Large Hadron Collider … but, no, a weasel is not a rodent

Yes, a weasel knocked out the Large Hadron Collider … but, no, a weasel is not a rodent

The worst part of this mistake – other than the pain caused to innocent weasels – is that it should have been avoided.

05/02/16

Weasel pops Large Hadron Collider

Weasel pops Large Hadron Collider

In a battle between a rodent and a 17-mile-long superconducting machine designed to smash protons, one might expect the rodent to fare poorly.

04/29/16

Man who hijacked HBO’s satellite signal 30 years ago would face far different fate today

Man who hijacked HBO’s satellite signal 30 years ago would face far different fate today

On April 27, 1986, a Florida man with workplace access to a satellite transmission dish – and a financial beef with HBO -- pulled off the kind of audacious stunt that were it to happen today would likely land him in prison for a long,...

04/27/16

Geek-themed Meme of the Week: Blame Game

Our next installment of “Geek-themed Meme of the Week” comes courtesy of the Twitter account of INE, Inc., and will be familiar to all network professionals.

04/26/16

No, Apple didn’t make $40 million mining gold from discarded iPhones

No, Apple didn’t make $40 million mining gold from discarded iPhones

Jason Koebler at Motherboard debunks a run-amok story from earlier this week that created the erroneous impression that Apple was profiting handsomely from the mining of millions of dollars worth of gold from old iGadgets.

04/21/16

Sorry, Boaty fans: The Internet can’t always get what it wants

Sorry, Boaty fans: The Internet can’t always get what it wants

No one laughed more than I did when the Internet stepped up and voted overwhelmingly to name a British research ship Boaty McBoatface.

04/19/16

AMC drops ‘texting friendly’ theaters idea faster than a box-office flop

AMC drops ‘texting friendly’ theaters idea faster than a box-office flop

Mere days after the head of AMC movie theaters was quoted as saying he'd like to see his facilities become more "texting friendly," a backlash has forced the company to drop the idea.

04/15/16

Geek-themed Meme of the Week: biometric been there

This certainly must be among the most First World of First World Problems ever encountered.

04/11/16

FCC to fine Total Call Mobile record $51M for defrauding Lifeline program

FCC to fine Total Call Mobile record $51M for defrauding Lifeline program

Detailing a litany of blatant, widespread and systematic abuses, the FCC late yesterday announced its intention to fine wireless provider Total Call Mobile some $51 million for allegedly creating tens of thousands of phony Lifeline...

04/08/16

Tech-support scammers claim your email has been hacked

Tech-support scammers claim your email has been hacked

The Federal Trade Commission is warning of “a new twist” on the old tech-support scam.

04/06/16

White House IT overhaul an antique roadshow

White House IT overhaul an antique roadshow

The New York Times yesterday had an account of an ongoing effort to modernize the IT infrastructure and end-user equipment relied upon by those whose workplace address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

04/04/16

‘No viruses! Honest!’

‘No viruses! Honest!’

These were left for the taking in our break room here at Network World worldwide headquarters.

03/31/16

Why this is not ‘the best selfie ever’

Why this is not ‘the best selfie ever’

First and foremost, because the photograph is not a selfie.

03/30/16

Pro tip: Never use her sewing shears as a screwdriver

Pro tip: Never use her sewing shears as a screwdriver

This bit of advice comes from Reddit's section devoted to systems administrators, though it's safe to assume it applies to all professions.

03/28/16

Network World turns 30 today (please, no gifts)

Network World turns 30 today (please, no gifts)

The very first issue of Network World – 48 pages of glorious magazine print – was published on March 24, 1986.

03/24/16

It’s pronounced ‘JIF’ … end of story

It’s pronounced ‘JIF’ … end of story

Every now and then I will hear someone mispronounce .gif and I’ll cringe in behalf of the person doing the mispronouncing.

03/23/16

Imagine having AT&T at your mercy

Imagine having AT&T at your mercy

Have you ever fantasized about giving a major carrier a taste of its own medicine? A group of professionals gathered on Reddit’s section devoted to networking did so over the weekend.

03/21/16

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