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Tales of the chips: What CES taught us about hardware, software, and services

Every year I try to look at some of the chips shown at CES to help predict the future of our devices and technology. But this year other than two …

Fast fiber-optic broadband spreads across developed world

Fiber-optic broadband is becoming less of a rarity.<p>Subscriptions to the high-speed networking service grew 13.9 percent from June 2012 to June 2013, according to newly released statistics from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which monitors economic trends in North …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

These 3 trends will drive enterprise software development in 2014

<i>Himanshu Sareen is CEO of Icreon Tech, a global software development firm.</i><p>It’s hard to believe it, but 2013 is on its last legs. The year has been eventful to say the least in the world of enterprise technology. Businesses of all shapes and sizes, from mid-sized corporations to Fortune 1000 …

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …

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Increasing salary may not be enough to lure jobseekers

Increasing pay might not be enough to tempt people away from their current job and into a new position according to new report on labour market<p>Just ramping up wages to attract top talent might not be enough to tempt staff away from their current jobs, judging by the results of a respected labour …

Here are five especially neat things the Xbox One can do

The Xbox One that you snag on November 22nd (or thereafter) does some pretty neat stuff besides just playing video games: live TV, NFL fantasy league and voice commands for <i>everything</i>. But that's all bigger-picture stuff. Some of the coolest things that the Xbox One does are in the details, many of …

Keeping an eye on software-defined networking: what will it break, and how will it perform?

The adoption of Software Defined Networking (SDN) may not have progressed as rapidly as some may have thought, with less than 10 percent of …