Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

IBM's chip business sale gets national security scrutiny

IBM's plan to transfer its semiconductor manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries faces a government review over national security implications. It has the potential of being complicated because of IBM's role as a defense supplier.

IBM prepares for a post-silicon world

IBM's decision to get out of the semiconductor manufacturing business may be of little consequence in a post-silicon world.

IBM exits semiconductor business and recreates itself

With its decision today to sell its semiconductor business, IBM is shifting from manufacturing to a company that focuses on research, software and advanced systems development.

Why datacentres can be massive, but not gigantic

The IT industry has long abused words, and will label almost any new product as innovative and disruptive. Data center developers, especially those who write the headlines about data centers, are particularly bad.

Despite recent gains, the best year for tech employment remains 2001

In 2001, the tech industry employed 6.5 million people. Then the bubble burst, and payrolls shrank dramatically.

Offshoring remark haunts GOP Senate candidate in Georgia

Offshore outsourcing doesn't always get much attention in U.S. Senate races, but the issue is pitting two political newcomers against each other in Georgia.

Obama H-1B reform plan draws Grassley's ire

President Barack Obama plans to make the H-1B system "more efficient" through executive action, a move that's drawing negative reaction from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa).

Once again, Congress risks allowing an Internet access tax

Putting a tax on Internet access has been compared to charging people to enter a physical shopping mall. The idea strikes many as absurd, including most lawmakers. But Congress is drifting in the direction of letting this tax moratorium expire in mid-December.

Steve Wozniak: Engineering matters

Steve Wozniak's love of engineering appears to be as bright today as it was when he built Apple's first systems.

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Why we live in an anti-tech age

Though it seems as if we're sourrounded by innovative products, services and technologies, there's a growing counter argument that we're living in a dismal era. Science is hated. Real technological progress has stalled. And what we call innovation today really isn't very innovative.

Gartner lays out its top 10 tech trends for 2015

The Internet of Things, and everything that's part of its universe, including smart machines, pervasive analytics and 3D printing, are on Gartner's annual list of strategic technologies for the year ahead.

Microsoft's Nadella on Windows 9: 'It came and went'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Windows has been re-architected to give it a central role in the Internet of Things.

One in three jobs will be taken by software or robots by 2025

Gartner sees things like robots and drones replacing a third of all workers by 2025, and whether you want to believe it or not, is entirely your business.

HP users say corporate split might work

ORLANDO - Enterprise users see Hewlett-Packard's surprise decision to split itself as a good move -- as long as it leads to improvements in prices, services and support.

Smart gun inspires smart mouse

Glenn Kaufman, a cybersecurity engineer at defense contractor Raytheon, had been searching for ways to improve computer authentication. He read about an effort to use pressure sensitive gun grips to authenticate a gun owner, and wondered if something similar might work for a computer mouse.