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  • Opinion: Understanding the Solar Roller Coaster -- What's Really Going On?

    If one were to mold their view of the solar industry simply by what they read in the media headlines, it would be tough to believe that solar is an industry with substantial future growth potential. I know, I know....the old saying goes 'Don't judge a book by its cover', and I guess the same can be said for an industry -- don't judge an industry by its headlines. But it's hard not to. Solar headlines these days seem to focus on reduced margins, organizational restructuring, incentives cuts, and price erosion. So what's really going on with Solar?

  • Opinion: Uses for a 'blind' MacBook Pro

    Reader Sigil has an interesting question regarding a MacBook Pro with ailing i-sight. He (or she, I suppose) writes:

  • Opinion: Carrier IQ Poses a Threat Despite Good Intentions

    Carrier IQ isn't the bad guy. The mobile device and network diagnostic firm issued a detailed report earlier this week explaining what its software does and how the data is used. However, benign intent doesn't change the fact that the Carrier IQ software infringes on privacy and exposes personal data to unnecessary risk.

  • Opinion: Five Google+ Hangouts Features Businesses Will Love

    Though only six months old, Google+ is catching on quickly. Not only has Google weaved Google+ into its existing services, but it has created new features as well. One of those is Hangouts, a multi-user video chat tool that, while free, competes well with other video conferencing tools like Skype.

  • Opinion: NTSB Wants Gadget Makers' Help on Driver Cellphone Ban

    The National Transportation Safety Board hopes gadget makers will add new features to their devices that encourage people to stop using portable electronic devices while driving. The NTSB recommended that all 50 states enact laws that bar drivers from using portable electronic devices of any kind while operating a vehicle.

  • Opinion: Microsoft SkyDrive for iOS Takes on iCloud, Dropbox

    Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service debuted for iPhones this week, after it had been available to Windows users for several years and on Windows Phone 7 devices more recently. Microsoft understands that a lot of Windows users are carrying iPhones with them, so SkyDrive for iOS is a welcome addition, but the personal cloud market already offers plenty of choice.

  • Opinion: ExxonMobil's Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040

    ExxonMobil recently released its report "Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040" which this year, as the title states, provides energy industry forecasts out to 2040. The report covers global industry fundamentals, forecasts for each major market segment (residential/commercial, transportation, industrial, electricity generation), emissions and technologies. It also includes a comparison to IEA forecasts. Some highlights of the report are:

  • Opinion: Send Video Business Cards with the Eyejot Video Mail App

    Business cards are so 20th-century. (They might even date back to the 19th; I'll have to check.) Think about it: someone hands you a business card and it ends up stuffed in your pocket, crumpled, forgotten.

  • Opinion: The Rise of Evernote--and Why You Should Take Note

    People have always had a problem organizing vast amounts of information. In the 90s, we took important notes in our PDAs. We'd jot stuff down in notebooks that would end up on a shelf somewhere. With the advent of the smartphone and mobile tablets, there was a need for something that would synchronize all of this previously useless information across all of our devices. Evernote acts as that digital brain.

  • Opinion: OnLive Now on Android Tablets, iOS Devices Soon

    OnLive officially goes where no cloud gaming service has gone before today—Android tablets and smartphones, with Apple's iOS devices to follow pending certification.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 18: Riding the Cloud from My iPad

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 18

  • Opinion: How to Fight Irrelevance in the Digital Age

    At this point, it's fair to say that the company that gave us the "Kodak moment" has had its moment in the sun. With its once-pricey shares now selling at around $1, Eastman Kodak is bleeding over $70 million dollars a month, making Canada's browbeaten Research in Motion look fit as a fiddle by comparison.

  • Opinion: RIM's Mobile Fusion Solution - Will Government Bite?

    There's both good news and bad news for Research in Motion (RIM), the Canadian company that builds the long-popular BlackBerry smart phone devices.

  • Opinion: Track Business Receipts with Shoeboxed for Android, iPhone

    Business receipts are a sad fact of life, like taxes and Justin Bieber. Shoeboxed helps you capture, organize, and file your receipts, and does so through the magic of apps, photography, and real-life humans.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 17: Cloud Entertainment Comes with Strings Attached

    The cloud is emerging as a platform for entertainment beyond just streaming music. The problem right now is that many of the content providers have the model backwards and insist on linking cloud-based viewing with old school cable service subscriptions. For today’s installment of 30 Days With the Cloud, I am taking a closer look at watching movies and TV shows from the cloud.

  • Opinion: 7 Ways to Protect Your Business Printers

    Can a hacker burn down your business by remotely setting one of your printers on fire? Researchers at Columbia University have recently proposed such a scenario, although HP quickly denied that it's possible. However, even if your printers can't be used as remote firestarters, there are many risks involved in networking a printer.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 16: Stuck in Upload Hell

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 16

  • Opinion: Box Offers Free Cloud Storage for LG Android Devices

    Box is making headlines in cloud-based storage once again. It has enhanced the features of the Box for Android app, and it is teaming up with LG to provide 50GB of free cloud-based storage for all LG Android mobile devices.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 15: Dollars and Cents in the Cloud

    Moving on down the list of things I normally do on my PC that I now need a cloud-based equivalent for, next is keeping track of my finances. I have been using Intuit’s Quicken in some way shape or form for over a decade, but for 30 Days With the Cloud I am going to transition to Mint.com.

  • Opinion: Is Cloud Computing for You? Five Points to Consider

    If your business isn't leveraging cloud technology as part of its daily operations yet, there's a good chance that it will be within next few years. According to Cisco, the global Internet traffic generated by the use of cloud computing services will increase 12-fold by 2015.



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