Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

Latest Posts

Typing patterns as an authentication method

Bruce Schneier's blog points to a user authentication technology that uses individual typing characteristics for identity verification. Similar to the way some detections systems claim to identify a person by their gait, PSYLock does psychometrical authentication based on the notion that typing behaviour of individuals has unique features that cannot be copied.

November 2, 2005 by Dan Farber


Microsoft Live no jive

Sorry for the delay. The Wi-Fi cut out during the event, which wasn’t good for blogging or the product demos.

November 1, 2005 by Dan Farber


Making programmers more productive

A decade or so ago, I was excited about Java.  The promise of Java as a language was that it would make applets, servlets, and other Internet programming tasks easier.

November 1, 2005 by Phil Windley


Scoble's 12 reasons for MS avoidance

Responding to Ross Mayfield's post on Microsoft's challenges in pivoting into services world inhabited by Google and others (Microsoft's announcements on the subject coming later this morning), Microsoft alpha blogger Robert Scoble offers 12 reasons--such as start up costs, performance per dollar, no lock in, more scalable, more security, easier to customize--why Web 2.0 entrepreneurs say that they don't want to work with Microsoft software.

November 1, 2005 by Dan Farber