A recent experiment by our own David Gewirtz shows why "Ok Google" won't survive in mainstream use without substantial improvement.
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.
There is a lot to like about using the cloud for infrastructure, but there are risks as well. Remember: your vendors may not always share your priorities.
If you're trying to decide on the right server to host your Web site or basic business resources, this article will help you get a handle on some of the important choices and decisions.
There's no need to spend on an expensive solution to be able to automatically respond to incoming text messages. This simple step-by-step guide will show you how to build it yourself in about 10 minutes.
Are you a to-do item hoarder? There's more to managing your to-do list than just working on your top priority items. Today, we're going to discuss how you manage the basement of the list.
If you're suddenly facing an out of control to-do list, don't panic. This article will help you wrangle your to-dos and whittle them down to a manageable level by using the Golden Rule.
It's the beginning of the year and that means it's time to write down a set of promises and plans by which we geeks will govern ourselves over the next 12 months. Can you keep all these through the year?
From productivity to email to operating systems to mobile to hardware, David Gewirtz is no longer actively using Microsoft products. He's not a Microsoft hater. The transition just happened organically as he adopted products that better served his needs.
There is a lot coming up in 2015. In this article, we share with you some of the projects we'll be working on beginning next year.
We've done a bunch of projects in 2014. In this article, we'll take a look at the big ones, along with pointers for how you can get started in any of them you wish.
Designer Jeffrey Stephenson is back with another amazing hand-built PC design.
Are you getting too much holiday spam from your friends and associates? So is our own David Gewirtz, who lets loose with a particularly cranky rant. So much for holiday cheer.
There is no technical reason why Chrome for Android shouldn't be able to run extensions, and yet it doesn't. Why? It's time that Chrome for Android had the same capabilities as desktop Chrome.
Shortly after upgrading to Mac OS X Yosemite, David Gewirtz' maxed-out iMac became unusable. This article details the not-so-uncommon problem he encountered and the steps taken to restore his machine.
Keep is not a substitute solution for Evernote. It's a different thing altogether. In this article, I'll show you how to best make use of both tools.