• Posted on May 29, 2014

Lenovo: Red Dragon Rising

With two back-to-back blockbuster deals, Lenovo, the Chinese PC juggernaut, hopes to forever change the IT landscape’s balance of power. Over the last two weeks Lenovo revealed its post-PC blueprint for IT domination that includes doubling down on mobile, client and the data center. Lenovo’s $2.91 billion purchase of Google’s Motorola Mobility smartphone business, following […]

  • Posted on May 29, 2014

Dell’s Private: Now Comes The Hard Part

Gone is the bitter battle to take Dell private. Gone is the Wall Street spotlight. Gone are corporate raider Carl Icahn and his biting tweets. Now comes the hard part: transforming what founder and CEO Michael Dell is calling “the world’s biggest startup” into an enterprise solutions channel power. Just weeks after shareholders approved Michael […]

  • Posted on May 24, 2013
Google's VP of search Amit Singhal at Google I/O

Google’s ‘conversational search’ stinks: But it’s destined to change search forever

You want to have a horrible conversation? Try asking Google Search a question. If Google can, it will reply back with a spoken word response. Now go ahead and ask a follow-up question. You might get a reply, but the odds are good Google will serve up the virtual equivalent of a blank stare. Don’t […]

  • Posted on May 22, 2013
google glass alternatives

Google Glass competitors: 6 alternatives

Sure there are plenty of non-Google Glass believers who take pleasure in deriding those who dare to wear Google’s Internet-connected glasses. But don’t tell that to following six companies that see a future where smart eyewear is as ubiquitous as smartphones. What follows are top contenders to Google Glass. Some go on sale this summer, […]

  • Posted on May 22, 2013
Google can't beat Spotify in smackdown

Spotify bests Google in music service smackdown: For now

Google’s long-rumored music service is finally here. But does it have what it takes to compete with a long list of competitors – namely Spotify? If it wants to be more than a “me too” music service it’s going have to try harder. Right now Google Play Music All Access, announced at Google I/O, doesn’t […]

  • Posted on May 22, 2013

New Email Tools Tame Your Inbox

I’m not sure how it happened, but my inbox looks like something that could be featured on A&E’s TV show “Hoarders.” Mixed in with email I care about are mountains of missives from long-lost companies I once did business with, ancient newsletters and long forgotten social-network updates. New inbox management apps promise to turn the […]

  • Posted on May 22, 2013

Why You Don’t Need Congress to Unlock Your Cellphone

You own a smartphone, and you want to unlock it so you can take it to a different carrier or use an international SIM card. Yet unlocking your phone yourself, legal for several years, is now against the law. So you’re mad as hell and you’re not going to take it anymore. But before you grab […]