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  • Frustrated by new tech?

    LAS VEGAS -- International CES boasts 3,500 vendors this year, many showing off new smartwatches and other wearable gadgets.

    Written by Matt Hamblen06 Jan. 15 06:24
  • The Internet of Things at home: Why we should pay attention

    The Internet of Things is producing a lot of interesting consumer products that have the potential to lead to important enterprise tools. Here is a basic overview of the concept, together with examples of available products and what they offer.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell30 June 14 20:37
  • The 12 pros and cons of a cellular smartwatch

    Samsung is reportedly working on a variant of its Gear 2 smartwatch that works over cellular networks and doesn't require a Bluetooth or other connection to a smartphone.

    Written by Matt Hamblen21 March 14 10:38
  • Sony seeks mobile rebirth, starting with Core sensor used in wearable tech

    Now that Sony plans to sell off its Vaio laptop business and convert its TV business into a subsidiary, the Japanese electronics giant appears poised to beef up its line of mobile products, including smartphones and tablets -- but especially wearable tech.

    Written by Matt Hamblen10 Feb. 14 18:56
  • Smartwatches arrive before their time

    Smartwatches and other wearable computing devices are getting plenty of buzz at International CES this year, but it remains to be seen if, and when, the gadgets will achieve broader consumer interest.

    Written by Matt Hamblen07 Jan. 14 19:28
  • Computerworld's holiday gift guide 2013

    From audio gear to gadgets, smartphones to stocking stuffers, we've rounded up the best tech gear to give and get this year.

    Written by Computerworld Staff08 Nov. 13 11:38
  • Is technology the cause of car crashes? Or the cure?

    Passing laws to minimise accidents caused by distracted drivers is a good idea. But let's not dump advanced technology prematurely just because we assume it's a distraction, says Mike Elgan.

    Written by Mike Elgan02 Nov. 13 10:57
  • Digital nomad survival tips you can use anywhere

    Mike Elgan traveled over three continents in the past 18 months and has these tips for staying connected, keeping powered up and protecting your valuable gadgets from theft.

    Written by Mike Elgan12 Oct. 13 11:05
  • Battle of the media ecosystems: Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft

    When you use media products from Amazon, Apple, Google or Microsoft, you're not just choosing a device -- you're joining a ecosystem. What are these four companies doing to maintain user loyalty? How well are they succeeding?

    Written by Michael deAgonia, Preston Gralla, JR Raphael02 Aug. 13 13:27
  • Google's Chromecast menaces Apple TV

    Google's new stream-to-TV Chromecast threatens rival Apple's efforts to gain a foothold in the living room, analysts said Wednesday.

    Written by Gregg Keizer25 July 13 19:28
  • Smartwatches still in a 'so what' phase for consumers

    With Apple's iWatch and several competing smartwatches from major manufacturers in the works, some analysts question whether consumers will embrace such wearable technology.

    Written by Matt Hamblen18 July 13 10:12