Search for new Microsoft CEO is tough, says Bill Gates

Volish chairman Sir William Gates III has said that there were difficulties in finding a CEO who can replace Steve "sounds of silence" Ballmer.

Betting on Apple leads trader to jail

A Wall Street Trader is thoroughly regretting believing Apple's hype machine.

Banning “undetectable” printed guns and the NRA dilemma

It is fairly difficult to pass a gun ban through Congress unless it is related to 3D printed firearms which Congress is moving to ban again. The NRA, which is pretty rabid about any form of gun control, is silent on this issue largely because it is funded by gun manufacturers who really don’t want people printing copies of their product rather than buying one.  

Intel is going retail for the holidays

Fashion bag maker Intel has surprised the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street by setting up their own high street shops. After all, it worked for Apple and even Microsoft.

Is the tech industry over dominated by men?

Advertising agency Lady Geek has blasted womens' magazines for failing to cover tech and provide more information on gadgets and computers.

The Amazing Tegra Note 7: A Luxury Value Gaming Tablet

I’m really not a fan of just copying someone else’s products.  Yes Samsung has proven it can work but in the end it is still just a copy and it is far better to carve out your own space.   That is what NVIDIA did first with Shield and now with the Tegra Note 7 which is similar in performance but rather than an integrated Tablet and Controller, this is a pure tablet.  

8 Concept Cars You'll Want to See on the Showroom Floor in the Future

Concept cars are cool, but what’s the use if you can’t head over to the dealership and drive one off the lot? Here are eight concept cars that might make their way onto a showroom floor near you in the future.

The Panasonic Toughpad 4K-A Better Idea than Another iPad Clone

Much of what goes into our attraction to one tablet or other has to do with status and the perception that if you have a certain product you have arrived.   The iPad Air is an impressive product if you value physical design and number of apps over all else but there are products that better target particularl uses.   While the Panasonic Toughpad 4K is hardly in the iPad’s weight or size class it is ideal for those that want to create on something that is still very portable.   In a world awash with iPad clones it is nice to see a vendor try to create something very different.

In search of fun: Viper SRT vs. MB SLS (Gullwing) AMG vs. Jaguar F-Type

I’m in Club Sportiva which allows me to regularly drive supercars and not have to carry the full cost of owning one. Over the last two weekends I took out a Viper SRT, then the amazing looking Mercedes Benz SLS with the cool Gullwing doors in AMG trim, finally ending up with my Jaguar F-Type.

What I Learned By Being Almost Killed By A Facebook Rave

This was the revelation that soaked into my brain after nearly getting kicked to death as a result of an illegal Facebook Rave last weekend.   I’ve since looked into this a bit more and apparently this kind of thing happens a lot.

How IDC and other numbers companies screw Apple and Dell

Numbers companies count products and equate market leadership to market share in terms of numbers of products sold. But this is a revenue model and revenue isn’t really the best measure of success in business. Rather, the optimal measure of success is typically profit, or how much cash the company has left after expenses.  

UK prime minister threatens to censor press

UK prime minister David "one is an ordinary bloke" Cameron has threatened the British press that he will bring in censorship if they do not do what he tells them.

Apple's profits: roughly $1,000 for ever iPhone sold

Think about it. Apple sold 33.1 million iPhones in 2013. It's revenue for the year was $37.47 billion. Sure, the company also sold 14.1 million iPads, among other stuff, but as mathematical relationships go, it's hard to beat that correlation.

Qualcomm In New York: Bringing the Magic to Mobile

Qualcomm kicked off a big press event in New York this week and it was kind of amazing to see what the company showcased. Not only did Qualcomm have both the new Kindle Fire HDXs and the new Nokia Windows RT tablet on display, but also showed off a large number of phones in the phablet class from vendors like Nokia, LG and HTC. 

Microsoft Surface 2 vs. Nokia 2520 - not as similar as you’d think

While both of these products have similar screen sizes, cameras, carry weights and price - they are actually targeted at very different consumer groups.  

Isohunt is no more: 7 years of fighting the MPAA is over

One of the biggest bittorrent search engines has ceased operation. The Isohunt website is shutting down after more than ten years according to its founder, Gary Fung. 

Skully: A motorcycle helmet that Steve Jobs would have liked

With a name like “Skully” there is admittedly some irony in pointing to this company as one that appears to have created a motorcycle helmet which fits the Steve Jobs Apple usability model. 

The PlayStation 4: A few hours of awesome

I was given a few hours to visit with the Sony folks yesterday to see what is on the horizon for the PlayStation 4. I’ve got to say, I’m pretty impressed. 

The fun of renting an exotic car, the pain of owning one

Last weekend I took out Club Sportiva’s Lamborghini Gallardo Spider for a spin. This is an older 2007 car which comes with a little technology pain, but damn if it wasn’t a ton of fun to drive.  

Opinion: What HP missed about the future could affect other companies

HP had what was likely one of the best financial analyst meetings this week and the difference between the company this year and last was quite pronounced.