Stories by Robert X. Cringely

In Pictures: CEOs Microsoft missed

In Satya Nadella, Microsoft played it sensible. Here are the Ballmer successors we tech wags wanted to make our Redmond-flogging jobs a little easier

In Pictures: 10 greatest superheroes of high tech

The Hulk, Professor X, Iron Man -- the superhero alter egos of today's top tech leaders revealed!

In Pictures: High-tech heroes and zeros: 2013's best and worst (so far)

Which tech newsmakers have made the biggest splash so far this year, and which have gone splat?

In Pictures: Greatest comebacks in tech history

Knocked flat and left for dead -- these 10 technologies and companies turned around their fate with historic flair

In Pictures: The 10 greatest betrayals in high tech

Tech-minded backstabbers abound. Don't get caught this Ides of March with your back turned to the wrong vendor, partner, or customer

In Pictures: 10 high-tech breakups and hookups to look for in 2013

Buyouts, betrayals, and booty calls - the tech industry is steamy with merger and split-up intrigue

In Pictures: Hot or not, 10 tech trends for 2013

Breakouts and busts: Here's the lowdown on this year's sizzlers and fizzlers in tech

In Pictures: Golden Gobblers 2012 - Angry birdbrains of tech

Who are the top turkeys in tech? Cringely serves up a few deserving candidates. Please pass the gravy.

In Pictures: The 10 worst tech screwups of 2012 (so far)

Among a bounty of flops, flubs, and faceplants, Cringely picks tech's 10 biggest blunders we've seen in the first half of the year

Invitation to obsession: Apple's iPad 2

Spitting into tea cups, poking goat entrails, tracing the movements of the stars across the heavens, dialing up the Psychic Friends Network -- these things pale in comparison to today's preferred method of divination: Parsing the invitations to Apple special events.

IBM's Watson makes it official -- humanity is toast

"I for one welcome our new computer overlords" -- that's a quote from Ken Jennings, the guy who used to be the world's biggest "Jeopardy" egghead until IBM's Watson supercomputer waxed the floor with him and Brad Rutter, his fellow puny human.

2011: The year hacking goes mainstream

I've said it before and I'll say it again.This will be the year of the hacker --- or rather, the year hacking goes mainstream.

Microsoft Bing: Powered by Google?

It doesn't get much better than this: two tech giants playing a game of "cheater cheater pumpkin eater" and "I know you are but what am I?" in public for all the world to see.

Can Apple survive without Steve Jobs?

Stop me if you've heard this one: Steve Jobs is taking another medical leave from Apple.

The world according to Michael Arrington

Ah, AOL -- just when it looked like you were about to slip into boring mediocrity, you surprise us yet again with your antics.