Stories by Robert X. Cringely

In Pictures: CEOs Microsoft missed

In Satya Nadella, Microsoft played it sensible. Here are the Ballmer successors we tech wags wanted to make our Redmond-flogging jobs a little easier

Written by Robert X. Cringely07 Feb. 14 08:45

Invitation to obsession: Apple's iPad 2

Spitting into tea cups, poking goat entrails, tracing the movements of the stars across the heavens, dialing up the Psychic Friends Network -- these things pale in comparison to today's preferred method of divination: Parsing the invitations to Apple special events.

Written by Robert X. Cringely25 Feb. 11 08:09

IBM's Watson makes it official -- humanity is toast

"I for one welcome our new computer overlords" -- that's a quote from Ken Jennings, the guy who used to be the world's biggest "Jeopardy" egghead until IBM's Watson supercomputer waxed the floor with him and Brad Rutter, his fellow puny human.

Written by Robert X. Cringely19 Feb. 11 08:37

2011: The year hacking goes mainstream

I've said it before and I'll say it again.This will be the year of the hacker --- or rather, the year hacking goes mainstream.

Written by Robert X. Cringely12 Feb. 11 11:20

Microsoft Bing: Powered by Google?

It doesn't get much better than this: two tech giants playing a game of "cheater cheater pumpkin eater" and "I know you are but what am I?" in public for all the world to see.

Written by Robert X. Cringely03 Feb. 11 09:19

The world according to Michael Arrington

Ah, AOL -- just when it looked like you were about to slip into boring mediocrity, you surprise us yet again with your antics.

Written by Robert X. Cringely15 Jan. 11 06:26