Edward Snowden. Widespread NSA surveillance. Mass metadata collection. Direct taps into private Google and Yahoo server connections--and the backbone of the Internet itself. Broken illusions and broken encryption and secret court orders abound.
Stories by Brad Chacos
Technology marches relentlessly onward, discarding the old to make way for the new. Today’s heroes quickly becomes yesterday’s news.
The PC industry's hemorrhaging continued on Tuesday, as Acer announced that it lost nearly half a billion dollars in the last three months--an utter disaster that prompted the company to boot CEO J.T. Wang out the door, along with 7 percent of Acer's staff.
What a long, strange trip it's been.
Some of the best things in a PC lover's life are indeed free, but they're not always obvious.
Mixing modern style with business needs
The delightful dozen: 12 fantastic (and free) Windows 8 apps
Windows RT just can't catch a break. Friday's big news-- Apple's refusal to create an iTunes Windows 8 app --was another blow to the beleaguered OS, for even though Microsoft's finger-friendly software are dubbed "Windows 8 apps," they're truly "Windows RT apps." The ARM processors poweringWindows RT tablets can't run traditional desktop programs (like iTunes) and are instead forced to rely upon the lackluster selection in the Windows Store.
The first-ever small-screen Windows tablet made a brief appearance on Amazon.com today, before quickly being yanked from the online retailer's e-shelves.