November 24, 2013
Comet of the century. Super comet. Hyped by the media and the subject of a couple of drum-beating TV documentaries, a dusty cosmic snowball named Comet ISON has a lot to live up to.
November 17, 2013
Last week the head of the Federal Communications Commission held a regulatory (and metaphorical) gun to the head of American wireless providers, telling them to allow customers to unlock their phones or face new rules forcing them to do so.
November 03, 2013
When Google unveiled its new flagship Nexus 5 smartphone and the latest version of the Android mobile operating system last Thursday, the phone got the most initial attention from the tech world -- not surprisingly -- but a close look at Android KitKat 4.4 reveals more about the search giant's future strategy in the mobile arena.
October 27, 2013
Apple, a premium technology company whose products and services generally command a premium price, announced the latest upgrade of its flagship desktop/laptop operating system last week at a price that had the tech world scratching its head.
October 20, 2013
Smartphone owners patting themselves on the back for having had the foresight long ago to lock in a service plan featuring unlimited data at what now seems a bargain price may soon find the party's over.
October 13, 2013
Tech watchers with their gazes fixed on the wrists of gadget aficionados to watch the developing battle between Apple, Samsung and others to offer wearable "smartwatch" computers may have ignored another growing niche of wearable tech -- fitness devices.
October 06, 2013
The smartphone world is awaiting the release of Google's next flagship phone -- the Nexus 5, expected by the end of the month -- and will watch to see if it can repeat the successful sales model of its predecessor, the Nexus 4.
September 22, 2013
Korean technology giant Samsung, hoping to steal a march on rival Apple, has thrown the dice and is betting big on what it hopes will be the next "must have" bit of technological kit -- the smartwatch.
September 01, 2013
Users of e-readers can be excused for wondering if they haven't embraced a technology headed for the graveyard of products overtaken by something brighter and shinier -- in this case inexpensive tablet computers.
August 25, 2013
Recent attempts to deal with one of the darker sides of the Internet -- so-called Internet "trolls" who hide behind electronic anonymity to post often vile, abusive and inflammatory comments to websites -- raise a troubling question: Will an understandable desire for civil discourse threaten a very American right of free speech?
August 11, 2013
If, as proposed by President Obama, a manned mission is on its way to Mars in the mid-2030s, and if perhaps in the distant future mankind attempts to journey beyond the limits of our solar system, scientist will want to know some answers to a most pressing question: How does long-term exposure to the zero gravity of space affect the human body?
August 04, 2013
Motorola unveiled its first flagship smartphone since being acquired by Google, and facing fierce competition from Samsung and Apple, it appears it's decided to market its Moto X on looks, not brains.
July 28, 2013
There's a war going on in your home, and as in most wars the goal is control -- in this case control of what you watch on your television, and more to the point, from where it comes.
July 21, 2013
Quick: What's the total number of moons orbiting planets in our solar system? Don't worry if the answer's not on the tip of your tongue but it's still the Trivial Pursuit sort of question that's fun for a water cooler session at the office.
July 14, 2013
It seems like no one less than 30 years of age wears a wristwatch any more. Why? Because they carry smartphones.