ITworld Offbeat http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/45/all en Game consoles return to China with Xbox One launch http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438951/game-consoles-return-china-xbox-one-launch For 14 years the Chinese government banned the manufacture or import of video game consoles. That ended last January and now Microsoft has beat the competition to market.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438951/game-consoles-return-china-xbox-one-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438951/game-consoles-return-china-xbox-one-launch#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 438951 at http://www.itworld.com Your shrubbery could be a security threat [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/security/438150/your-shrubbery-could-be-security-threat-cartoon Don’t trust that ficus! Rogue cell phone towers are popping up here, there and everywhere<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/438150/your-shrubbery-could-be-security-threat-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/438150/your-shrubbery-could-be-security-threat-cartoon#comments Hardware Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech Security News cartoon cell phone towers cloud comic computers cyberculture espionage humor Internet jokes Mobile news security social media space technology tree Washington web Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:20:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 438150 at http://www.itworld.com How to bill clients when your product is your time? http://www.itworld.com/business/437528/how-bill-clients-when-your-product-your-time When your time is your product it’s a subtle art to manage your hours. Your clients, especially those whose income is generated by a physical product or service, will have very different expectations of what is considered billable work. It’s important to be clear about the terms of your engagement upfront to avoid any potential problem later on but there is one caveat that is tough to avoid - the sales process.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/business/437528/how-bill-clients-when-your-product-your-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/business/437528/how-bill-clients-when-your-product-your-time#comments Business Business Intelligence Career Development IT Management Offbeat Small Business Question Business TAP Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 437528 at http://www.itworld.com Nintendo's New 3DS: a whole new gaming console or just a forced upgrade? http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436982/nintendos-new-3ds-whole-new-gaming-console-or-just-forced-upgrade Nintendo&#039;s new handheld gaming console offers a lot of improvements over the old one, but the name is causing people to look at it as a minor upgrade.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436982/nintendos-new-3ds-whole-new-gaming-console-or-just-forced-upgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436982/nintendos-new-3ds-whole-new-gaming-console-or-just-forced-upgrade#comments Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:13:00 +0000 pasmith 436982 at http://www.itworld.com Amazon deal doesn't stop Twitch.tv from adding Chromecast support http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436506/amazon-deal-doesnt-stop-twitchtv-adding-chromecast-support Also, Disney, iHeartRadio and DramaFever get Chromecast support.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436506/amazon-deal-doesnt-stop-twitchtv-adding-chromecast-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436506/amazon-deal-doesnt-stop-twitchtv-adding-chromecast-support#comments Business Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 436506 at http://www.itworld.com The many faces of the Microsoft Minecraft acquisition http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436324/many-faces-microsoft-minecraft-acquisition Microsoft couldn&#039;t be happier with its new role as steward of Minecraft, but having the founder jumping ship could cast a shadow on the deal<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436324/many-faces-microsoft-minecraft-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436324/many-faces-microsoft-minecraft-acquisition#comments Business Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:03:00 +0000 pasmith 436324 at http://www.itworld.com Apple takes on Levi’s [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/435754/apple-takes-levi-s-cartoon The new, bigger iPhones may impact your wardrobe<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/435754/apple-takes-levi-s-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/435754/apple-takes-levi-s-cartoon#comments Business Cloud Computing Hardware Internet IT Management Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Apple cartoon clothes cloud comic computers cyberculture humor Internet iPhone iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus jokes Mobile news pants security social media technology Tim Cook web Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 435754 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft details Xbox One October update features http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435596/microsoft-details-xbox-one-october-update-features Also, analyst says Xbox One sales were up in August, but about that launch in Japan...<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435596/microsoft-details-xbox-one-october-update-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435596/microsoft-details-xbox-one-october-update-features#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 435596 at http://www.itworld.com Why do so many TV programs cover up the Apple logo? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/offbeat/question/why-do-so-many-tv-programs-cover-apple-logo <p>This may not be the most important mystery in the world, but for a long time I’ve wondered why the logo on Apple laptops (it’s almost always a PowerBook). I assume there is some legal reason behind it, but that's just a guess.</p> Offbeat apple Apple logo Powerbook TV Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:59:17 +0000 ernard 434638 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft has a great deal on the Xbox One, Sony spreads Playstation 4 Remote Play to mobile devices http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434634/microsoft-has-great-deal-xbox-one-sony-spreads-playstation-4-remote-play-mobile Also we get an inkling of the cost of the consumer Oculus Rift, and Xbox Live Gold members get a free weekend of Forza 5.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434634/microsoft-has-great-deal-xbox-one-sony-spreads-playstation-4-remote-play-mobile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434634/microsoft-has-great-deal-xbox-one-sony-spreads-playstation-4-remote-play-mobile#comments Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:12:00 +0000 pasmith 434634 at http://www.itworld.com Breaking up gets Uber-awkward [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/434611/breaking-gets-uber-awkward-cartoon Thanks to the Internet, social media and, now, ride-sharing services, getting away from your ex is harder than ever<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/434611/breaking-gets-uber-awkward-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/434611/breaking-gets-uber-awkward-cartoon#comments Cloud Computing Internet Offbeat Personal Tech News cartoon cloud comic computers cyberculture humor Internet jokes Mobile news relationships security social media technology Uber web Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 434611 at http://www.itworld.com Explore the planets of Destiny using Google Street View technology http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434273/explore-planets-destiny-using-google-street-view-technology Can&#039;t wait for Destiny to launch next week? Here&#039;s an online tool to help scratch the itch until next Tuesday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434273/explore-planets-destiny-using-google-street-view-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434273/explore-planets-destiny-using-google-street-view-technology#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 434273 at http://www.itworld.com Alienware reveals new Area-51, Nintendo announces New 3DS http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434057/alienware-reveals-new-area-51-nintendo-announces-new-3ds Also a few notes from Sony&#039;s pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434057/alienware-reveals-new-area-51-nintendo-announces-new-3ds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434057/alienware-reveals-new-area-51-nintendo-announces-new-3ds#comments Hardware Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:03:00 +0000 pasmith 434057 at http://www.itworld.com Between DragonCon and PAX, Labor Day Weekend is the best weekend of the year for geeks http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/433682/dragoncon-and-pax-labor-day-weekend-best-weekend-year-geeks Here&#039;s how to keep tabs on happenings at DragonCon and PAX remotely. Also the XBox One September update arrives early, and brings with it some handy SmartGlass improvements<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/433682/dragoncon-and-pax-labor-day-weekend-best-weekend-year-geeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/433682/dragoncon-and-pax-labor-day-weekend-best-weekend-year-geeks#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 433682 at http://www.itworld.com Unified Communications http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/433122/unified-communications <!--paging_filter--><p> This eGuide examines some recent trends in unified communications and explores how users are making the most of the technology to benefit their organizations. Read on to learn how unified communications can help improve productivity at your company.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/business-intelligence/433122/unified-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BPM Business Business Intelligence IT Management Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Small Business Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:44 +0000 433122 at http://www.itworld.com