This is not an argument for the faint of heart. There are strong benefits to running your own IT infrastructure, and equally strong benefits to letting it be someone else's problem.
Part mad scientist, part celebrity author, and part shadowy government advisor, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz warps space/time with neat hacks, cool do-it-yourself projects, business survival tips, and commentary that peels paint.
David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.
Ten bits of wisdom earned the hard way: from making mistakes and learning from them.
Quite honestly, this is as baffling as New Coke was to Coca Cola consumers worldwide.
Watch a 4-minute video of a Kinect-based robot built with Microsoft's robotics kit, designed to follow its owner around the house. Of special note are the cans of Kinect-branded soda.
Microsoft has doubled-down on the Xbox as an entertainment hub, but the one thing the company doesn't really have is a portable Xbox solution.
In this DIY-IT Father's Day Special, David Gewirtz interviews HDTV guru Alfred Poor for a detailed, in-depth, deep dive into everything you ever wanted to know about buying an HDTV.
The one thing that Microsoft must never imitate is Apple's restrictive policy about software that it does or does not allow to run on its systems.
Be smart, think it through, and weigh the risks.
Cloud services have their failings, and I'm not talking about the usual crashes and cyberattacks. No, sometimes the service just goes away.
I wanted the remote Skype viewer to see whatever image I wanted behind me: a brick wall, a rack of computers, a bookshelf, a logo, a moving pattern...whatever.