Published September 18, 2013
Crowdsourcing was supposed to be the Big Idea that leveraged the interconnectedness of the Internet -- but the results have been generally discouraging. Yet in one case, crowdsourcing is working. What is it?
Published September 11, 2013
Apple's announcement today was that it's refining its smartphones rather than introducing any amazingly great new gadgets. So all eyes in the tech industry are turning elsewhere for the next big thing and that looks to be in the area of so-called wearable computing.
Published September 04, 2013
A lame duck CEO. A major operating system that nobody wants. Rapidly declining PC sales. A desperate Hail Mary acquisition of a trailing smart phone maker. Is this the swan song for Windows?
Published August 28, 2013
There's no denying that it's a touch-screen world, from ATMs and smartphones to tablets and even laptop computers. But in the automobile, it's a battle between button proponents and touch-screen advocates.
Published August 23, 2013
Travel means packing, and packing means packing light. Or trying to. So you don't want the extra weight of books, CDs, and DVDs to haul around, which makes a tablet the ideal vacation companion. Here are three of the best that I've tested.
Published August 19, 2013
When cars meet deer, the results can be disastrous. Unfortunately, most attempts to prevent deer and vehicle crashes--ultrasonic deterrents, infrared warning systems--have failed to eliminate the danger. Now a Canadian company believes it has a system that could save lives and money.
Published August 14, 2013
Could we become a nation of digital squealers? Will technology go beyond state-sponsored surveillance of our behavior and turn us all into a society of snitches?
Published August 09, 2013
The exoskeleton technology featured in the movie "Elysium" could be closer than we think, able to assist paraplegics as well as action heroes, scientists say.
Published August 06, 2013
What if someone were watching you in your PJs on your couch, scarfing down Fritos with the kids? Such a scenario is now the stuff of fact, not fiction.
Published July 31, 2013
While "Star Trek" tricorders are still a few years away, a welter of fitness related gadgets have been entering the market now, from sports watches to gimcracks for smart phones.