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Unapologetically opinionated views on technology, in the office and out
Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.
Mary Branscombe is a freelance tech journalist. Mary has been a technology writer for nearly two decades, covering everything from early versions of Windows and Office to the first smartphones, the arrival of the web and most things inbetween.
The debate about Surface Pro storage goes to show we're not always all-in on cloud. There's a good reason for that: getting the most from the cloud means taking off the blinkers.
The virtualisation specialist unveils its cloud storage tools, which are aimed at small and medium-sized hosting providers.
With the Z10, BlackBerry finally has a modern smartphone — but it's the operating system that matters.
If you're disappointed by Microsoft's Windows 8 Mail app, help could soon be on the way in the shape of a Windows Store version of TouchDown, the popular mobile mail app.
With earnings calls from IBM, Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Yahoo coming this week, what do stock market prices actually say about tech companies? Little of value.
Have you become used to syncing and opening files on SkyDrive? I'm regularly surprised by how much of that doesn't work (yet) on Windows RT.
Robots are everywhere at this year's CES. But what does the future hold for our 'plastic pals who are fun to be with'?
As we look forward to trudging 30-40 miles around CES (we walked 37.5 miles at CES 2012 according to the Fitbit I was carrying), we've been turning out the bag of travelling technology to see what we can leave behind and what we need to add from recent products we've examined.
Internal politics and reaching the limits of Moore's Law and Dennard Scaling are hitting Intel hard, but the bigger questions are about computing form factors, computing styles - and physics.