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Top 10 Unknown Gadget Pionerds

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

Unlike famous and successful independent inventors such as Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, most the folks who invented the gadgets and technologies that enable our 21st-century lives perform in relative obscurity.

Okay, Let's Try This Again

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 08.26.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is using a three-day conference this week to give people a peek into Windows 8.1, a free update that promises to addr...

Dear CIO, Want to Be a Hero? Embrace BYOD

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.01.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The ability to Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) to work is allowing people to be more happy, creative, productive and valuable as unique individuals rather than restricted to group options.

Half Of Young Adults Think Microsoft Is Cool Again

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 04.23.2013 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is cooler than you might think. A Reuters/Ipsos poll found that j...

It's Official: Dell Goes Private

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology

* Parties paying $13.65/share in cash * Microsoft putting up $2 billion loan * Dell shares rise 1.1 percent, still below offer price ...

Dell May Be Going Private: Report

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Technology

Dell Inc is in talks with private equity firms to go private, Bloomberg reported on Monday, sending the personal computer maker's shares soaring 15 pe...

Don't Hold Your Breath For A PC Turnaround

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

LONDON (Reuters) - Holiday season shoppers shunned Windows 8 desktops and notebooks in favor of tablets and smartphones, resulting in a 4.3 percent fa...

Can Computers Be Creative?

Costa Michailidis | Posted 02.13.2013 | Technology
Costa Michailidis

It seems to me that psychologists are beginning to better understand human creativity, and that engineers are beginning to learn to program it into computers. Perhaps the next great generation of artists will be made of silicon.

A First: China Overtakes U.S. As Largest PC Market

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — China has passed an important technological milestone: It became the world's biggest consumer of PCs in the second quarter, acco...

Microsoft's Biggest Patch Tuesday Ever -- Better Update Your System, or Else

Jay Bavisi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jay Bavisi

Microsoft's biggest Patch Tuesday ever is October 12th, and if you don't pay attention, you just might get hacked.

Prisoner's Dilemma at COP15 in Copenhagen; Meanwhile in Mei Lin's Kitchen

David Nordfors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Nordfors

Multilateral negotiations broke down in Copenhagen: future climate change talks should take a note from Silicon Valley, where tools to innovate and bypass obstacles were developed by small groups of people in kitchens and garages.

Intel CEO: PC Sales Slump Will End In 2009, "Everyone Needs Computers"

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — The worldwide personal-computer market is pulling out of its slump quickly and could defy predictions by growing this year, Inte...

Hardware Risk: China Targets PC Manufacturers

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

What happens when the Chinese request all PC's include internal hardware mechanisms for the tracking and monitoring of its users?

Fashion Road Test: Chic Laptops

Zandile Blay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Zandile Blay

Efficient, powerful and fast, these beauties, are as good as a standard PC and often at a much lower cost. Their chief selling point however? Being small enough to fit in a purse.

Tech Gadgets for Aging in Place a Reality Now

Mark Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Miller

Age-related living decisions are urgent not only for today's seniors, but also for baby boomers who are helping their own aging parents manage and make decisions.

Steve Ballmer Pictures And Video: A Visual Guide To The Microsoft CEO

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Burdick

Why don't people recognize a really rich, important, wacky guy in charge of a huge, modern corporation, and who can be counted on to take a great, weird photograph?