As emerging technologies evolve they often find an initial niche in highly specialized application scenarios, or in specific industry verticals, before expanding to wider areas of applicability. Within these initial niches the end users can be any combination of early adopter from digital enthusiasts, to fashionistas, to – perhaps mostly importantly - folks simply using the technology because it serves a specific need extremely well.
Samsung's getting back into the Chromebook game with its new Chromebook 2 laptops. Here's a detailed look at the devices and what they have to offer.
Tami and Tony taken out behind the barn.
Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) new CEO is doing some spring-cleaning. Looks like Tami Reller's getting the blame for Windows 8, and there's simply no reason to keep Tony Bates hanging around like the metaphorical bad smell.
In other news, Scrooled-meister Mark Penn is getting a promotion. Oh brother.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers eyeroll until their extraocular muscles scream for mercy. Not to mention: MC Chris crosses the nerdcore streams, in tribute to Harold Ramis...
Google's made a lot of progress in protecting Android users from threats -- and the company's about to take another step in making all Android devices even more secure.
It's 9 a.m. when a pilot fish at this manufacturing company gets the bad news: The switching for the network has crashed hard, and that means all the company's plants are about to go down.
Motorola's opening up about its transition to Lenovo and its plans for the coming year -- and some of the details it's revealing are pretty significant.
At 10:45 a.m., pilot fish gets an email query from a user: Is there a reason I am not getting emails on my iPhone? And it doesn't appear it is syncing with my laptop. But fish has no idea what the problem is -- or time to deal with it.
User at a remote site calls this support pilot fish, asking for help to set up a wireless color printer for herself and a few other colleages. And it seems to work fine -- until her supervisor calls a few days later.
If you feel like you're being watched at Terminal B in the Newark Liberty International Airport, then that's real and not paranoia. It's not the TSA this time, but covert airport surveillance via LED light fixtures capable of taking video, identifying suspicious activity, as well as collecting and data-mining mountains of data about 'ordinary citizens.'