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Monday, July 15, 2013 07:00 AM

Wireless: The Next Generation

Final ratification of 802.11ac isn't due for months, but the technology offers enough advantages that many analysts recommend upgrading to it as soon as possible.

Friday, July 20, 2012 10:07 AM

May I Have a Word With You?

By Tim Moran Despite the digitization of just about everything, it's nice to see that words--plain, old English words (well, not always plain, as you will see)--are still in vogue on the Internet and that....

Monday, June 18, 2012 09:06 AM

Money for Nothing?

By Samuel Greengard One of the fascinating things about the online world is the emergence of digital economies. In games as diverse as Farmville, Mafia Wars, World of Warcraft and Second Life, people are ....

Friday, June 15, 2012 09:06 AM

Euro Researchers Get SMART

By Tim Moran Would you believe there's a European consortium working to bring search to the city? Well, there is, and it's called SMART, for "Search Engine for MultimediA EnviRonment-generated ContenT." O....

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:06 AM

Living in Password Hell

By Samuel Greengard Last week's theft of 6.5 million passwords from LinkedIn put consumers back in the security crosshairs. Apparently, many people using LinkedIn rely on passwords with the word "link" or....

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 15:06 PM

Lunacy at Light Speed

Monday, April 02, 2012 12:04 PM

Swinging the Social Media Wrecking Ball

By Samuel Greengard If the Internet has proved one thing about human nature, it's that it's possible to hold a megaphone up to stupidity. Peruse discussion boards and reader comments at news sites, and yo....

Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:03 AM

Upward Mobility

By Tim Moran Is there still any doubt that it's a mobile world? Yes? Well, consider: • Global mobile data traffic grew 2.3-fold in 2011, more than doubling for the fourth year in a row. • Mobi....

Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:03 AM

Seven Deadly Web Sins

By Samuel Greengard It's nothing short of remarkable that almost 18 years after the Web went public so many major companies continue to churn out web sites that are impossible to use or simply don't work.....

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11:02 AM

Classic Thinking

By Samuel Greengard I'm sitting in front of my computer watching my high-school-age son do homework on his computer. Through the miracles of today's technology, I can peer over his shoulder--actually throu....

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:02 AM

Social Distortion

By Samuel Greengard The power of social media is indisputable. It has changed the way people act--and interact. It has empowered consumers and created new challenges and opportunities for businesses. On ....

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:01 AM

Next Steps on SOPA

When speaking last week about social media and such to the senior class at my daughter's high school, I began with the Wikipedia blackout and asked them what was up with that. "SOPA," responded the crowd.....

Friday, January 20, 2012 11:01 AM

Second Amendment Meets First Amendment

While waxing nostalgic and looking for the roots of the rebellion against SOPA and PIPA I found a relevant bit of paleoblog navel-gazing come true. From 2003, as the power of social tools -- preached by p....

Friday, January 20, 2012 11:01 AM

Second Amendment Meets First Amendment

While waxing nostalgic and looking for the roots of the rebellion against SOPA and PIPA I found a relevant bit of paleoblog navel-gazing come true. From 2003, as the power of social tools -- preached by p....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:01 AM

Ten Years Gone: Hollywood vs the Web

SOPA and PIPA may be bad news, but they aren't really fresh news. Back in 2002, the equation already had been worked out: Hollywood money + Congressional cluelessness = flawed legislation The issue at t....

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