James A. Martin

James A. Martin is a seasoned tech journalist and blogger based in San Francisco and winner of the 2014 ASBPE National Gold award for his CIO.com blog. He writes CIO.com's Living the Tech Life blog and is also a content marketing consultant.

Top 10 supercomputers of 2017

5 ways to keep virtual assistants from sharing your company's secrets

5 ways to keep virtual assistants from sharing your company's secrets

Consumers love talking to Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Now. But what should CIOs be doing to prepare for the growing use of virtual assistants among their employees?

These desks are made for walking

These desks are made for walking

Treadmill desks offer a big advantage: Improving your health. But are they worth the cost and other potential cons?

10 things you need to know about the security risks of wearables

10 things you need to know about the security risks of wearables

Fitness trackers may not present a huge security risk, but any connected device can be hacked. Here’s what you need to know to minimize those security and privacy threats.

10 offbeat trackers and wacky wearables

10 offbeat trackers and wacky wearables

This year promises a variety of activity trackers and wearables that aren’t your usual Fitbit gadget, including a device that detects radiation from nuclear power plants to a smartwatch that runs on body heat -- there's even a device...

10 best sites and services to sell used tech

10 best sites and services to sell used tech

Get a new laptop as a gift and want to turn your old computer into some crisp Benjamins? These 10 online services and apps are all viable options, though each has its strengths, depending on what you hope to sell.

8 tech startup trends to watch in 2017

8 tech startup trends to watch in 2017

Artificial intelligence startups will be big next year, along with startups in cybersecurity, chatbots, VR and legalized recreational marijuana, according to experts.

Virtual assistant faceoff: Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant and Siri

Virtual assistant faceoff: Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant and Siri

A lot can change in a year. Just ask Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, Google Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistants. We posed the same questions to all four in the summer of 2015 and again in fall 2016, with notable...

7 reasons mobile payments still aren't mainstream

7 reasons mobile payments still aren't mainstream

Though mobile payments and wallets are increasingly popular, they're still nowhere near mainstream. A set of experts and finance-industry watchers weigh in on what's holding mobile payments back, as well what will need to happen for...

The 10 biggest startup opportunities in 2016

The 10 biggest startup opportunities in 2016

The New Year promises to usher in a new set of tech startups looking to capitalize on the rise of enterprise wearables, counterterrorism, finance and payments tech, and even private space exploration.

4 ways OneNote’s mobile app bests Evernote (and 4 ways it doesn't)

4 ways OneNote’s mobile app bests Evernote (and 4 ways it doesn't)

Microsoft OneNote and Evernote both have hordes of loyal users, and both mobile applications serve as key differentiators for people trying to choose between the two. Here are four reasons to pick OneNote's app over Evernote, as well...

13 wearable tech trends to watch in 2016

13 wearable tech trends to watch in 2016

Will Fitbit continue to dominate the activity tracker market in 2016? Will consumers pay for insights based on data their activity trackers collect? Just how secure is that information? Wearable technology experts answer these...

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