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  • Windows 10 S is crippleware

    We now know more about Windows 10 S — and the more we learn, the more idiotic it looks. No Chrome? No third-party browsers at all? Rewrite all apps? Ha!

    18 May 17 04:54 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • The Internet of messy things

    How much damage can a ‘smart’ toaster do? Lots, and not just burning your bread.

    03 May 17 21:00 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • Improve your internet privacy, with or without help from the government

    President Trump, as part of his plan to roll back regulations put in place by President Obama, just signed legislation, passed by Congress, eliminating the prohibition against ISPs selling customer data without their written consent. This move has ignited a small firestorm of controversy. For businesses and enterprises however, this change is not as bad as it seems. Further, their privacy focus should be on search engines and social networks, which are much better at accumulating data.

    14 April 17 01:27 Written by Robert C. Covington
  • A.I. in the driver’s seat with the enterprise

    Artificial intelligence will be a critical driver of the U.S. economy. See what IBM’s Watson is doing at GlaxoSmithKline, Staples and 1-800-Flowers.

    12 April 17 20:00 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • Of course your TV’s spying on you

    It has been since it got smart, and so are most of the websites you visit, your Amazon Echo and every voice-activated smart device in your house.

    14 March 17 04:22 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • How YouTube TV will kill cable

    YouTube's new live TV service will make TV mobile, flexible, easy, competitive and super profitable for Google.

    04 March 17 23:00 Written by Mike Elgan
  • If you want privacy you need to run Linux

    Windows is unsafe by design, and macOS isn’t a lot better. But even Linux distros that have joined the mainstream by becoming less scary are much safer.

    01 Feb. 17 06:52 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • Silicon Valley speaks up against intolerance

    A viral ad from Amazon has gotten a lot of attention, but it’s even better that several companies are taking real-world stands against anti-Muslim bigotry.

    23 Jan. 17 22:27 Written by Preston Gralla
  • France, you do not own the internet

    By trying to extend the right to be forgotten beyond its borders, France is interfering with other nations’ sovereignty.

    11 Jan. 17 22:00 Written by By Alan McQuinn and Daniel Castro
  • A potentially fatal blow against patent trolls

    If law firms think they may be forced to pay defendants’ enormous legal bills, it could undermine the entire business model of patent trolls.

    03 Jan. 17 22:00 Written by Evan Schuman
  • Follow-up: MS-DOS lives on after all

    Microsoft wants to make it clear that the last bits of MS-DOS, cmd.exe, aren’t going away.

    10 Dec. 16 06:16 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • Bad (internet of) things

    What we can do to keep all those clever devices from causing harm.

    01 Dec. 16 03:31 Written by By Sanjay Sarma and Josh Siegel

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