Stories by Bob Brown

Black Friday buyers really did get great TV, laptop deals

With memories of the crowds and lack of sleep from Black Friday 2014 now distant memories for those of you who partook in the massive shopping day four months ago, you'll be glad to know you really did save yourself a bundle on certain electronics.

Written by Bob Brown07 April 15 00:45

RIP: OnLive gaming service dead as of April 30

OnLive, the ahead-of-its-time cloud-based video game service, is calling it quits on April 30. Sony is picking up the scraps, in the form of patents and other assets.

Written by Bob Brown04 April 15 02:34

Microsoft Surface team to brave Reddit on Friday

Microsoft's Surface tablet team, fresh off <a href="">introducing a new lighter and thinner model this week</a>, will take its chances with the Reddit crowd on Friday.

Written by Bob Brown04 April 15 01:31

Stanford crypto expert Dan Boneh wins $175K computer science award

Stanford University computer science professor <a href="">Dan Boneh</a> has been named as the recipient of the <a href="">2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computing Sciences</a> for his work in cryptography.

Written by Bob Brown31 March 15 23:57

Meltdown! New Periscope iPhone app live streams ice cream factory's end

The <a href="">teardown of a 50-plus-year-old ice cream plant</a> across from Network World's Framingham, Mass., headquarters today practically screamed to be live streamed via Twitter's new <a href="">Periscope app for the iPhone</a>. So I took my iPhone 5 into the parking lot during lunch and brought the action live to a whoever happened to stumble across it.

Written by Bob Brown27 March 15 08:07

Database pioneer Stonebraker rocks $1M "Nobel Prize in Computing"

Michael Stonebraker, whose database software breakthroughs helped to tame information overload long before we referred to it as big data, is the recipient of the <a href="">2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award</a>, a.k.a. the "Nobel Prize in Computing."

Written by Bob Brown26 March 15 01:35

Top enterprise IT companies where people want to work

Poachable, a Seattle startup that specialises in connecting passive job-seekers with companies looking to hire, says enterprise network and IT companies such as Microsoft, IBM and Cisco are among the most desirable places to work. But largely consumer-focused companies, like Google, Apple and Amazon, are even more attractive.

Written by Bob Brown23 March 15 21:42

Meet the Tech Dude Who Doubles as the Weird Al of Drone Songs

A mild-mannered tech and media support coordinator for Oregon State University Extension Service by day, Victor Villegas takes on the persona of The Drone Singer during his off hours. Yes, he fashions himself as the Weird Al Yankovic of drone songs.

Written by Bob Brown17 March 15 00:44

7 Hot Career-related Companies to Watch

In among all the cloud, security and mobile tech startups attracting venture funding so far this year, new companies focused on hiring, education and career development are pulling in big bucks.

Written by Bob Brown13 March 15 07:52

IBM Internet of Things boss takes new job at Internet2

<a href="">Florence Hudson</a>, most recently IBM's director of Internet of Things Business, has been named Senior VP and Chief Innovation Officer for computer network consortium <a href="ttp://">Internet2</a>.

Written by Bob Brown07 March 15 04:33