• Seeing is believing: Eight elegant ways to present data

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 10:17 am

    For everyone bored of those charts autogenerated by Excel: you can do better, if you dare!
  • 11 open source companies to watch

    Posted November 11, 2009 - 1:35 pm

    Open source companies worth watching focus on cloud computing, security, collaboration and more.
  • Apple opens first retail store in France

    Posted November 11, 2009 - 12:56 pm

    Apple's first retail store in France is located in the Carrousel du Louvre, a high-end shopping mall below the the Louvre museum's glass pyramid.
  • Cheap and Easy Ways to Use Your Gadgets on the Road

    Posted November 9, 2009 - 5:22 pm

    Travel can be stressful and expensive. Here are tips for keeping your gadgets charged and for saving money on smartphone bills while you're away from home--whether elsewhere in the United States or halfway around the world.
  • Motorola Droid vs. Apple iPhone 3GS

    Posted November 6, 2009 - 12:16 pm

    A side-by-side look at these two hot smartphones
  • Evolution of the MP3 Player

    Posted November 6, 2009 - 11:53 am

    Portable digital music players have evolved through the years, from hulking $800 devices to tiny $60 iPod Shuffles. Here's a look at how MP3 players have changed over the past decade.
  • Windows 7 in Pictures: The Coolest New Hardware

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 3:30 pm

    Microsoft put eye-catching hardware on display at last week's Windows 7 launch event. From netbooks and ultrathins to standard-size laptops and All-in-One touchscreen PCs, here's a closer look at some of the shiniest new Windows 7 machines.
  • Tech: 9 Things I Still Hate About You

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 2:34 pm

    Sure, we all claim to love technology. But there's just as much to loathe about the world of tech and techies - whether it's internal users suffering from PEBKAC, IT workers lost in their own acronym-filled worlds, Apple devotees, or early-adopter consumers who love themselves a little too much.
  • Priceless! The 25 funniest vintage tech ads

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 12:33 pm

    My oh my, how things have changed. These 25 vintage tech ads are guaranteed to take you back -- and, in most cases, remind you how truly terrible our tastes once were.
  • Top Mac-o-lanterns from around the Web

    Posted October 30, 2009 - 11:49 am

    A snapshot of Apple devotion expressed via carved vegetation.
  • Slideshow: Scary technology

    Posted October 29, 2009 - 12:06 pm

    Halloween is fast approaching. Time to don your "clever" iPod costume or put on a bathrobe and be Arthur Dent. But there's also a world of technology out there that's scarier than anything M. Night Shyamalan ever produced (admittedly, not that difficult). Read on, and get ready to hide under your bed...or drool with anticipation.
  • Top tech-o-lanterns from around the Web

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 1:18 pm

    We've scoured the Web to find the best geeky gourds carved up by true techies. Take a look and then share your favorite tech-o-lanterns.
  • Come as you aren't: 10 geek costumes for Halloween

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 5:11 am

    Get into the spirit of the season and burnish your geek credentials at the same time!
  • 10 great Google Apps add-ons for the enterprise

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:36 pm

    Over the past six months, dozens of developers have built apps to make Google's office wares (Apps, Docs, Gmail, Calendar) more appealing for the enterprise. The following is a selection of these apps. They range from the practical (backups) to the creative (a freebie VPN replacement based on Google Talk).
  • IT industry graveyard 2009

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:15 pm

    Paying respects to Nortel as we knew it, Circuit City and more.
  • Ahead of their time: Nine technologies that came early

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 8:26 am

    The tech industry has seen more than its share of products and services that are ahead of their time. All of them flopped, but all of them also influenced the industry. This list should serve as a warning to those who think that being the first to think of something will lead to any easy road to success.
  • Notable deaths in IT during 2009

    Posted October 23, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    Among those lost this year have been a co-founder of storage giant EMC, a Dungeons & Dragons creator and an adviser to the Google founders in the company's infancy.
  • First look: RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9700

    Posted October 23, 2009 - 1:28 pm

    The Bold 9700 is a more compact version of the 9000 model, with some interesting additions, like support for VoIP over Wi-Fi, that may have special appeal for business users. Here's an overview of the 9700 specifications, with some comparisons with the previous model.
  • Smartphones for the holidays

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 12:12 pm

    This autumn, it's all about Android
  • Slideshow: The top 7 roadkill victims on the journey to Windows 7

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 12:14 pm

    Since its inception, Microsoft has made a practice of folding innovation by others into its proprietary products. Windows is no exception. Beginning with version 1.0, Windows has accreted features that often eclipsed third-party products, sometimes killing them in the process. That hit-and-run trend continues in Windows 7 today.
  • 10 people you won't see at Microsoft's Windows 7 launch party

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 11:24 am

    Windows 7 ships on Thursday and Microsoft will undoubtedly be celebrating the release of its flagship desktop software. Here are some folks who got left off the guest list for one reason or another.
  • Secrets of successful data center

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 10:31 am

    You don't see flashing neon signs on today's data centers. The goal is to keep as low a profile as possible.
  • Deck out your home office

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 9:37 am

    Haven't we heard enough about un-showered teleworkers who work in their pajamas? Plenty of home-based workers care a lot about aesthetics -- personal and spatial. Here's a look at cool office furniture and IT gear, including new releases and celebrated classics that I'm saving space for in my dream home office.
  • Inside IBM's Southbury data center

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 9:11 am

    A glimpse inside IBM's sparkling, new 2,000-square-foot facility
  • Slideshow: From Lisa to the Magic Mouse

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 8:00 am

    In 1984, Apple Macintosh introduced the computer mouse to the mainstream home computing masses. While some believed it would never catch on as a useful piece of hardware, today the mouse has evolved into a necessity for the computer user. Here is a visual history of the mouse that Apple built.

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