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  • Gadget gift guide 2011

    Posted December 20, 2011 - 10:44 am

    Our own Indiana Shaw goes through more than just the temple of doom to find gifts suitable for you or other techies on your list. Just like his more famous archeologist cousin who digs up ancient artifacts and treasures from around the globe, Indiana Shaw scours the globe and the Internet to dig up the greatest technology treasures.
  • Best and worst celebrity technology moments of 2011

    Posted December 16, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    Scarlett Johansson, Justin Bieber, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga and Alec Baldwin all make tech news, voluntarily or not
  • Rumble in the cloud: 5 cloud storage services compared

    Posted December 1, 2011 - 8:00 am

    Clouds aren't just for IT departments looking to cut costs anymore. Today, free and low-cost cloud services are available for everyone. But which is right for you?
  • Mobile mania spurs demand for unified communications

    Posted November 30, 2011 - 11:09 am

    Unified communications isn't easy or cheap, but for companies that want to differentiate their customer service, it's becoming a must-have. Insider (registration required)
  • Is 2012 the year Android invades the enterprise?

    Posted November 27, 2011 - 9:23 am

    For CIOs, the year 2012 will be one of huge opportunity and incredible risk as Android phones and tablets drive deeper into the enterprise, mobile device experts say. CIOs will be in a bit of a bind with employees pressuring IT to support new-fangled consumer devices that may not be enterprise-ready.
  • DSLR camera buying guide

    Posted November 27, 2011 - 9:00 am

    For serious and professional photographers, digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras are the way to go. They offer faster performance, more control over settings, and better image quality than even top-of-the-line point-and-shoot cameras. Most importantly, they give you the ability to change lenses.
  • 20 cool gifts for geeks

    Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:14 am

    Hard to believe, but once again it's time to put together our holiday wish lists. Here are 20 of our favorite products submitted and tested and "Cool Yule Elf" approved.
  • Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich -- a new era for Android

    Posted November 25, 2011 - 9:03 am

    Google's Android 4.0 operating system is more than just another upgrade.
  • Down and out in EULA-ville

    Posted November 17, 2011 - 11:59 am

    End user license agreements are extremely long, terribly hard to grasp, and written to cover so many aspects of every single way you might use this thing you're just starting to use that it's both humorous and pointless in its incomprehensibility. But they can get you in a mess of trouble. Is there any way out of this foggy morass?
  • This week in pictures: HTML5 strikes twice

    Posted November 10, 2011 - 11:56 pm

    Also, the Senate votes to keep net neutrality rules, Barnes & Noble launches the Nook Tablet, Zynga grabs back IPO shares from 'undeserving' workers, and our robot overlords continue to render humans obsolete.
  • November's hot new gadgets

    Posted November 7, 2011 - 6:07 pm

    You may not be thinking about Black Friday yet, but gadget makers surely are. Here are 5 of the best gadgets expected to arrive before the big shopping day.
  • This week in pictures: Ballmer slams Android

    Posted October 21, 2011 - 3:47 pm

    Also, MC Hammer challenges Google at search, Android 4.0 arrives, iPad 3 rumors swirl, and the US avoids cyberwar with Libya.
  • 12 futuristic movie gadgets we need right now

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 8:08 am

    These movie gadgets may be fictional, but they sure are awesome. Isn't it about time we start seeing this stuff in the real world?
  • 2011 tech industry graveyard

    Posted October 17, 2011 - 9:01 pm

    WebOS, Cisco Flip camera, Google Labs and the rest: Our list of IT companies, technologies and ideas killed off or headed for the end of life.
  • This week in pictures: Apple gets Siri-ous

    Posted October 14, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    Also: Tim Armstrong dearly wants Yahoo to buy AOL, RIM's Mike Lazaridis apologizes for 3-day BlackBerry outage, and Scarlett Johansson's hacker is charged.
  • Reader contest: WIN a Personal Soundtrack T-shirt!

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 11:54 am

    Tell us what's tunes you're listening to at work -- and why -- and you could win a Personal Soundtrack T-shirt from ThinkGeek.
  • This week in pictures: Farewell, Steve

    Posted October 7, 2011 - 4:27 pm

    Reflections on the life and work of Steve Jobs dominated the news and our thoughts this week. But there was more, oh yes, there was more. The Zune was declared dead and then un-dead, Larry Ellison and Marc Benioff had a rather public spat, and Apple announced the iPhone 4S.
  • First look: Amazon Kindle Fire

    Posted September 28, 2011 - 4:36 pm

    Key features of Amazon's would-be iPad "killer".
  • Bring your own tech: 9 things IT needs to know

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 2:08 pm

    Kraft, Whirlpool, Motorola Solutions and other employers are pioneering BYOT policies to drive productivity and reduce costs. Here's why your employees want this and what you need to do to make it happen.
  • Can Newegg survive the post-PC future?

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 9:23 am

    Upgrading your desktop PC's video card was once a rite of passage for geeks -- and could also be a gateway to building a computer from the motherboard up. More often than not, those geeks bought their components from Newegg. But the tablets and ultrathin laptops that are today's hot sellers don't let you so much as swap in more RAM. What's a component retailer to do in world without user-serviceable components?
  • Open source roars on OS X Lion

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 9:10 am

    The battle for the desktop may have turned into more of a heated argument, thanks to energy shifting to mobile platforms, but that doesn't mean that open source hasn't staked out some territory. Brian Proffitt offers this update on the state of open source apps available on the latest version of OS X.
  • iPad Goes to Hollywood

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 8:32 pm

    If you're lucky enough to be on a Hollywood set, chances are you'll see more than a few people carrying iPads--and most will be big-shot executives. It should come as no surprise that the iPad has caught on in the entertainment industry given the iPad's billing as a great media-consumption device.
  • If you use it, mobile malware will come

    Posted September 6, 2011 - 3:38 pm

    IT people who try to secure mobile devices in a big company face three big conceptual problems.
  • How smartphones impair decision-making

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    You can't use a smartphone for everything
  • Wireless data caps: Will they really cost you more?

    Posted August 29, 2011 - 10:36 am

    Most major wireless carriers have instated a tiered pricing structure for doling out data; and though this change won't affect most users now, it will when users' phones get nicer.
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