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Apple has a right to charge for space in its digital malls

Apple’s competitors appear to be focusing on undermining the 30% business model that supports its services,

Microsoft HoloLens 2

Hands-on with HoloLens 2: It’s even better than I thought!

Microsoft has pivoted the device away from what looked like a consumer design focus in the first vision (with an emphasis on design) to a focus on its current practical use (emphasis on function). In the AR space, in terms of devices...

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Designed by Apple, built by robots

Apple's employees are retraining for roles managing robots on production lines, a new report reveals.

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Why do new smartphones at MWC19 need so many cameras?

Why do new smartphones at MWC19 have so many cameras? Who needs that many? We love the advanced technology, but shouldn’t we also be aware of the invasion of online privacy? It’s time to on both smartphone advancement and privacy...

Microsoft HoloLens 2

HoloLens 2 and the beginning of a computing revolution

The HoloLens 2 announcement at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is part and parcel of the coming visual computing revolution. The first-generation product was impressive (for a first-generation product), but it had critical flaws....

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20 things we learned about the Apple Car project

An Apple white paper tells us a little more about the company's work on autonomous vehicles.

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IBM and the future of digital assistants: Building superhumans

The IBM Think Conference showcases some fascinating human enhancements that will shortly begin our evolution from human to hybrid-human to and beyond. It’s a fast-approaching future where we are individually more capable, and far less...

Rule #1: Don't. Rule #2: If you must, see Rule #1

This IT pilot fish lands a one-year gig working at an Army installation, and it turns out that the IT rules are just like in the civilian world -- only more so.

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At FAO Schwarz: Apple’s tech is not a toy

iPads and iPhones drive fun interactive experiences at FAO Schwarz

How to quit smoking in 90 days

Pilot fish gets a job working as a field engineer for a small local tech company run by two married couples -- and they don't hesitate to share their favorite pastime.

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CES 2019: The end of the technology segment as we know it

At CES this year I spoke to Frank Shaw at Microsoft about big trends. I found his idea that the tech market, as we knew it, was dead…and had been reborn as it always should have been. This is resulting in solutions that truly showcase...

It's not the tool -- it's how you use it

It's long ago, and this senior secretary is getting a top-of-the-line IBM Selectric typewriter -- and lording it over her co-workers. But why is it suddenly so balky?

Can't stay, gotta fly!

This system administrator works for a non-profit organization in the western U.S., and he keeps strict office hours -- on a schedule that stretches from coast to coast.

Throwback Tuesday: In 1756 it was a very good year

This company gets a new ERP system in early 1999, and by Y2K crunch time everything looks like it'll be smooth sailing. But come the new year, there's a small problem.

Not change! Anything but change!

This business owner is convinced his network is too small for anything more than POP email. But what to do when his email provider decides to shut down his POP server?

2018

The top 10 stories of 2018: Blockchain rises, open source reigns, trust wanes

Optimists can look at 2018 and point to GDPR privacy protections, the launch of blockchain business apps and the creativity of the open-source community as signs technology can lead us to a safe and prosperous future. Meanwhile,...

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Ford vs. Tesla: Thinking about the problem of innovation

With innovation you have to execute.

Good thing nothing like this EVER happens in IT, right?

This IT pilot fish's cubicle is located near a woodshop that's in serious need of an upgrade -- and the process turns out to be one he's far too familiar with.

Throwback Thursday: You've just gotta wait for it

Before replacing hardware, IT support techs at this company must get a price quote approved -- but they're often rejected, so this pilot fish decides to cut to the chase.

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