Microsoft has apparently grown some serious stones. Ballsy move, Ballmer.
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.
Even though we still don't know much about the Surface models, I can give you some advice, at least within certain basic parameters.
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.
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.
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.
In later articles, when I tell you what obscenities I'm making this little machine do in the name of broadcasting, you'll understand why this is so very important.
Do you really want to trust your bookkeeping to the dark side? That's what went through my mind as I logged into Quickbooks this morning.
This $49 piece of software provides a sync conduit (remember conduits?) from your copy of Palm Desktop to your Android phone.
Would you spend $100 for something when you can get it for $10? Of course not. What about $500, when you can get it for $2.50? No way. But chain retailers think you will.