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  • Opinion: Goodbye, Netflix DVDs...Hello, Redbox

    The Netflix price increase announced in July goes into effect on Thursday, Sept. 1. Subscribers, now is a good time to drop your Netflix DVD service--but keep the streaming service, of course--before the $6 fee hike goes into effect.

  • News: Digitally sketch on paper with Wacom's Inkling

    When it comes to illustration on the computer, artists have had few choices: Scanning, which requires touch-up work (and, if necessary, vector traces); drawing with a mouse or trackpad; or, the most-appealing so far, working on a tablet or pressure-sensitive display. Wacom's Inkling, announced Tuesday, hopes to eliminate these intermediary steps and bring artists back to their roots: drawing on pen and paper.

  • News: Apple: Samsung 'illegal, abusive, anticompetitive'

    The crucial legal battle between Apple and Samsung has got ugly with Apple calling Samsung all sorts of rude names.

  • News: How CIOs Drive M&A Success

    Here's a paradox for you: Successful acquisitions involve IT early, yet IT is typically brought in too late. Here's another: People are critical to a smooth acquisition, yet M&A teams often pay scant attention to employee communication. And finally: Leading an acquisition is a significant career opportunity for CIOs, yet many fail to live up to the challenge.

  • News: Becoming a Strategic IT Leader

    Before I could build IT's value, I first had to understand my peers' goals. It was as important for me to make time for personal conversations as it was for my team to deliver on time a project that would truly meet users' and customers' needs.

  • Opinion: Digital Sketch Pen Captures Strokes As They Happen

    Over the years, several companies have tried to make the digital pen happen. Today, a new outfit has added itself to that list: Wacom, which has introduced a digital sketch pen. What distinguishes this digital ink slinger from its predecessors is its narrow target audience: artists.

  • News: Finding the Right Road to Successful Innovation

    One of my favorite clients was Shaun B. Higgins, when he was CFO and later European president for the bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises. Shaun is a character, and he enjoyed repeating that funny and useful axiom, "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." From Shaun, I learned an important lesson about innovation: Innovators need to know where they are going and behave as if what they're doing is the most natural thing in the world.

  • News: VMworld brings flurry of third-party product launches

    While VMware had no shortage of new and updated products to debut at its VMworld conference, being held this week in Las Vegas, many VMware partners and competitors introduced their own offerings at the show as well.

  • News: Google partners to provide cheap, Wi-Fi service in Nairobi

    A partnership between Google and an Internet service provider in eastern Africa launched Wazi Wi-Fi, a high-speed wireless broadband network in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • News: Giving Users the Virtual Desktop They Want

    Scenario: The user experience will make or break desktop virtualization

  • Opinion: Google May Tweak Search Rankings With +1 Data

    Google's +1 button is becoming more useful thanks to its ties to Google+, and now the company is considering whether +1 data should affect page rankings in Google searches.

  • News: World's thinnest material could boost Internet speeds

    Two Nobel Prize winning scientists out of the U.K. have come up with a new way to use graphene – the thinnest material in the world – that could make Internet pipes feel a lot fatter.

  • News: Oracle wants HP-Hurd settlement tossed out

    Oracle is accusing Hewlett-Packard of fraud in connection with the companies' settlement agreement over the hiring of former HP CEO Mark Hurd, and wants the pact dissolved, according to a court filing Tuesday.

  • News: Dell offers hosted apps for SMBs

    Just one day after Dell announced its first infrastructure-as-a-service offering, the company is jumping deeper into the cloud. Dell will offer a family of hosted software applications for small and midsized businesses, through partnerships with Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Intuit and others, the computer maker announced Tuesday.

  • News: Apple's MacBook Air to be 'big hit' in China

    Apple has started selling the new MacBook Air in China, a move one analyst said would prove a "big hit" in the country that delivered more than an eighth of the company's revenues last quarter.

  • Opinion: Cinetics Puts the Motion Back in Your Videography Ocean

    If you're tired of getting sea-sick from watching your home videos, and you're looking for a cheap alternative to a dolly system, you're going to want to keep your eyes on the CineSkates project that has recently received funding on Kickstarter. The CineSkates system is built to attach to a GorillaPod Focus tripod, and gives the tripod system wheels for the first time.

  • News: Verizon LTE net will cover 185M people by yearend, says CTO

    Verizon CTO David Small today estimated that Verizon's LTE network will cover 185 million people by the end of the year, according to Frost & Sullivan analyst Ronald Gruia.

  • News: EA launches Madden 12 for iPad and iPhone

    If you love American football, but hate the idea of physically enduring all that running around and tackling, there's always been Madden NFL, the video game football simulator that's been releasing iterative updates annually since 1988. And if you prefer your video-game football with a heavy helping of multitouch gestures, you've been able to play Madden on your iOS device since 2009's Madden 10. On Tuesday, Electronic Arts released its latest iteration of the game for iOS: Madden 12.

  • Opinion: Manage Your Network Bandwidth with Kerio Control 7.2

    There are a variety of demands on network bandwidth, but some are much more mission critical than others for small and medium businesses. Kerio has updated its Kerio Control UTM (Unified Threat Management) platform to include bandwidth management and quality of service capabilities that let businesses ensure that important network traffic is given priority.

  • News: Java founder Gosling leaves Google for startup

    After just a few months at search giant, Gosling is taking a chief software architect position at Liquid Robotics



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