When the Bluetooth inside David Gewirtz' media center laptop died, he used it as an excuse to get and test six media center keyboards and see which would stand up to the rigors of couch-writing. The winner may surprise you.
David Gewirtz warps space/time with neat hacks, cool do-it-yourself projects, business survival tips, and commentary that peels paint.
In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on saving and creating jobs. He is also director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute as well as the founder of ZATZ Publishing. David is a member of FBI InfraGard, the Cyberwarfare Advisor for the International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals, a columnist for The Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, and has been a regular CNN contributor, and a guest commentator for the Nieman Watchdog of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He is the author of Where Have All the Emails Gone?, the definitive study of email in the White House, as well as How To Save Jobs and The Flexible Enterprise, the classic book that served as a foundation for today's agile business movement.
Microsoft has reached out to ZDNet and assured us that if you buy a Surface RT and return it in good condition within the time allotted, the return will be accepted.
David Gewirtz showcases three days in the life of a typical consumer, originally excited by the Microsoft Surface RT tablet, who eventually becomes more and more upset and disappointed. David predicts this scenario will be repeated over and over in real life.
Now we know why they refused to call it the iPad 3. They knew they were going to replace this thing in a few months, and didn't want the name to stick.
The Microsoft Surface RT doesn't seem to fit any one target customer profile particularly well. In this in-depth analysis, former product marketing director David Gewirtz subjects the Surface RT to a series of product marketing questions and comes away concerned.
Believe it or not, there's a small business lesson in this article. But first you'll have to get past the zombies. Isn't that always the way?
With the VM solution, it's possible to have and test a theory, no muss, no fuss, and no hassle. All in about 10 minutes.
Using the robots.txt sledgehammer properly can help you clean up loose ends in your search results. Use it wrong, and you could, effectively, nuke yourself off the Internet.
Given that Microsoft has left so much other traditional functionality in Windows 8, the removal of the Start menu is a marketing decision only. It's not like it's hard to code.
David needed to combine audio from a telephone conversation and video from a screen meeting into one recording. It took some hoop jumping, but with the help of some nifty software, he got his recording.
We learn about what happens when the year runs out, plus we recognize our first Official DIY-IT Helpie McHelpypants Acknowledgement recipient.
Let's consider this an intervention and let's try to save you from iPhone 5 phone-ageddon.
You may find that you want to move off GoDaddy as a knee-jerk reaction, but in the long term, you probably won't be buying yourself a whole lot more than extra hassle.
This is totally NOT the simple choice you might think it would be. There are a lot of reasons why you might choose either device. If you really want to make an informed decision, read this guide.
If you're a developer, do us all a favor, willya? Follow David's advice and try to make the process easier. It'll save us all a lot of time.