Our round-up from the fringes of tech, celebrating the unsung heroes, the titans of days gone by, and the downright odd.
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A new book by Robert X Cringely raises an intriguing question about IBM today: are we witnessing the end of the American IT icon?
Facebook, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are often used to promote suppliers' products and services. Here are a few interesting patterns I've noticed about how different companies utilize these tools.
According to Michael Lewis, the financial markets are rigged, with banks and big brokers operating 'dark pools' that can be exploited by high-frequency traders. This book exposes the scam, and describes how one group is trying to change the game.
Got a living room too far away from your router for your streaming devices? You need a wireless range extender with media bridge capability.
I decided I was sick of spending crazy amounts of money for video content I could get for free, or for far less using various streaming services.
Want something a little more sophisticated to help you at your BBQ cookouts? Get out these uber techy accessories on July 4th and really impress the neighbours.
Is there a simple answer to the future of technology and the world of work? Probably not, but this thought-provoking book might help you relax and stop worrying about it so much.
And why I’m now plotting to make Amazon.com my next victim.
This year IBM celebrates 25 years of partnership with the world's most famous tennis championships. We go behind the scenes to examine the tech that serves up the online coverage.
Smartphones and computers can not only enrich our lives, they can also be used to expose them. This book explores many examples of technological 'creepiness', and offers advice on how to protect your privacy.
From the deepest reaches of our innermost existence to the farthest reaches of space, we bring you twisted projects, incredibly productions, and glass that goes "choo choo".
Want to improve your Skype experience and extend its functionality? Here are a few hints and tips that I find useful when I Skype.
A computer program that pretends to be a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy passed a Turing test at the Royal Society in London yesterday on the 60th anniversary of Turing's death.
Cult of Mac editor/publisher Leander Kahney provides some interesting details about what makes a great designer, but adds little new material to the well-stocked library of existing books about Apple.
Even if you don't agree with its ambitious theory about what makes businesses successful in the internet age, this book is full of interesting insights and useful advice.