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  • HP Sets Standard for 2014 IT Analyst Presentations

    HP was the first IT vendor out of the gate with its analyst-only event. columnist Rob Enderle was there to grade HP on five metrics and see how the company stacks up to IBM, EMC and Dell -- all of which know a thing or two about successful industry analyst events.

    Written by Rob Enderle07 March 14 13:45
  • Techies ditch the hoodies and Google Glass

    In the Silicon Valley, techies - blamed for gentrification and sky-high rent - have become the recipients of nasty stares, curses, threats and even physical confrontation. So you can't blame them for trying to go incognito.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige04 March 14 20:19
  • Cool Tech Devices for (Serious) Gadget Lovers

    Feel a need to measure your dog's fitness level? There's a gadget for that. Need a thermal-imaging device to see through walls? We don't want to know why, but there's a gadget for that, too. Those are just two examples of the devices on display at this week's gadget fest.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige13 Dec. 13 18:34
  • How the 'modern man' will wear technology

    Forrester takes a page from da Vinci to paint an image of what the modern man will don in terms of wearable technology.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige11 Dec. 13 19:01
  • Has the Time for Smartwatches Arrived (or Is It Too Late for Watches)? Senior Writer Tom Kaneshige attended a wearable technology show yesterday and stared a bevy of smartwatches in the face. Today, he ponders whether anyone needs one of these trendy devices to know what time it is -- or maybe that's not the point.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige22 Nov. 13 21:35
  • Digital Distractions Can Turn Deadly

    Our obsession with mobile devices leads us to text, surf and read when we should be paying attention to what's around us. Those distractions could cost you your cell phone -- or worse.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige09 Oct. 13 16:54
  • Will Wearable Technology Kill the Smartphone?

    When it comes to emerging technology, 'wearables' may be the talk of the town these days. But don't throw away your trusty smartphone. It may become the driving force behind wearable technology such as glasses, watches and clothing.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige23 July 13 13:41
  • Facebook Rolls Out New Account Recovery Feature

    If you've lost access to your Facebook account, the social network has a new service called Trusted Contacts. This feature relies on close friends to help you safely restore your information and your account.

    Written by Kristin Burnham03 May 13 16:58