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CIO Leadership and the Privilege of Protection

In my work with CIOs, I’ve heard them describe situations where they witnessed colleagues who behaved poorly by attempting to intimidate others into getting what they wanted or derailed meetings by taking over the agenda. Sometimes CIOs accepted budget cuts that put IT and the enterprise at risk. …

Surface Pro 3 Long-Term Review: Microsoft Proves It's Third Time Lucky

Launched in May 2014, the Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s third incarnation of the slate-like Windows 8 device. Following on from the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 designs, the Surface Pro 3 takes on board many of the criticisms of the first two designs to build a better machine and adds in some brand …

Built For Business: Don't Ask A Consumer App To Do An Enterprise Job

The other day I was asked, “Why wouldn’t a business just let employees use a consumer app like GroupMe, WhatsApp or even basic text messaging to ease real-time communication among employees?” As I stymied my look of shock, I realized there is a huge misconception when it comes to the value of …

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This $382 telescope attaches to your iPhone 5

You can aim for the stars with your iPhone 5/5S and take some sweet moon shots while you're at it, if you're ready to invest in a telescope made just for your phone.<p>The iPhone 5 Astronomical Telescope from Japan Trend Shop has a 700mm focal length and can magnify 100 times and show you the view on …

Tsunami Monitoring Technology Hits the Mark in Chile

A beefed-up tsunami monitoring and prediction system performed with flying colors in the wake of Tuesday's magnitude-8.2 earthquake in Chile, researchers reported on the morning after.<p>The only hitch in the system was human nature.<p>"It's always nice to see that the forecast worked," said Vasily …

Why Google Cannot Run The World: Wisdom = Data + Experience

Google’s purchase of Nest moves it one step further into the Internet of Things and a completely connected world. There’s no doubt that data-driven decisions can make homes more energy efficient. There’s no doubt about the multiplier effects of sharing data across devices. There’s also no doubt …

The Apple Super Bowl Ad That Almost Was Honors The Macintosh At 30

With the Macintosh turning 30 in January, it wasn’t too far-fetched to think that Apple, which launched its desktop computer with one of the most famous Super Bowl ads of all time, might use game day to pay homage to the machine.<p>Apple didn’t air an ad during yesterday’s game, but it did in fact …

Camera makers are desperately trying to stay a step ahead of smartphones—and failing

The best camera, experienced photographers say, is the one that’s with you—and the truth of that adage is spelling doom for many of the world’s camera brands, who are desperately trying to stay afloat as their businesses are eroded by the omnipresent smartphone.<p>The average point-and-shoot has …

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The Best Books Of 2013

We asked FORBES’ editors and writers to select the most entertaining and illuminating nonfiction books of the year. Here are the top 10 volumes they came up with.<p><b>The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing’s Greatest Race, the America’s Cup</b>, by …