Eric Pietz

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MP3 Players You Can Swim With

About a year and a half ago, I took up swimming. I’m not very good, or fast. When I swim, I look like a rotisserie chicken on a broken spit. But the …

Cloud Computing: No Longer 'If' But 'When'

CIOs are no longer mere builders and operators of data centers. They’re fast becoming <i>service brokers</i>—providers of application and information services to the enterprise.<p>They’re embracing new technologies and service models to deliver IT faster, cheaper and smarter—while making their companies more …

Google-Funded Constitute Site Holds Every Constitution in the World

Politics can be a difficult subject for newcomers to immerse themselves in, given that so much of the official information is scattered in archaic sites across the Web.<p>The Comparative Constitutions Project is starting to solve the problem with Constitute, a site that has digitized the world’s …

Valve announces Linux-based SteamOS

SteamOS is Valve's Linux-based solution for bringing gaming to the living room, the company announced today.<p>The operating system will be available free to license for manufacturers building "living room machines," and it will also be available as a free download to users. Valve has customized Linux …