Stories by Ken Mingis

Mingis on Tech: Hot tech skills for 2017

Research from our exclusive Tech Forecast 2017 shows what IT skills will be most in demand in the year ahead. But the picture isn't necessarily rosy for everyone.

Written by Ken Mingis08 Dec. 16 22:00

Mingis on Tech: Cars and autonomous driving don't always mix

As automakers move in the direction Tesla pioneered with autonomous driving, a question arises: Is this really a good thing? Senior Writer Lucas Mearian gets into gear with Executive News Editor Ken Mingis about what's going on.

Written by Ken Mingis25 Aug. 16 20:00

The Takeaway: Why Windows 10 wants your upload bandwidth

Some new Windows 10 users have been caught off guard by a new peer-to-peer (P2P service in the new OS that relies on a customer's upload bandwidth to distribute updates and apps.

Written by Ken Mingis04 Aug. 15 05:38

The Takeaway: Tech bubble redux?

The last time a tech bubble burst, markets fell, start-ups failed, IT unemployment shot up and undergraduate enrollments in computer science fell off a cliff.

Written by Ken Mingis28 July 15 05:04

The Takeaway: The devil in the details of the Windows 10 license

Just like the changes coming to Windows 10, the license agreement for Microsoft's new OS includes new clauses that spell out everything from how automatic updates are handled to the bundling of Office apps and what happens to pirated copies when a user tries to upgrade.

Written by Ken Mingis21 July 15 03:25

The Takeaway: The Windows 10 update cadence explained

With the launch of Windows 10 at the end of this month, Microsoft will also roll out an entirely new way of updating and upgrading the operating system -- and a staggered schedule almost certain to lead to confusion, at least at first.

Written by Ken Mingis17 July 15 04:37

The Takeaway: Mobile payments gain momentum

The push for mobile payments in the U.S. continues to build steam as banks shift to more secure chip-embedded credit and debit cards for consumers -- and merchants embrace payment terminals that can accept the new cards.

Written by Ken Mingis16 July 15 03:24