The Audi A7 & the portable man cave

I’m doing a review of the Audi A7 this week and I currently drive last year’s Audi S5. So far, it seems as if the A7 is probably the poster child for this year's "all you can do in tech" award.

TouchPad & iPad: the secret tablet backstories

With the TouchPad selling out and folks focused this week on the likely arrival of the iPhone on Sprint, I figured it would be fun to write about some of the tablet backstories that aren’t being talked about.   

What is AMD’s new secret weapon?

I recently shared a panel with AMD’s IT team at CIO 100. After leaving the event, I realized AMD's IT organization may very well be the company's secret weapon.  

Fusion Garage has Android envy

Undaunted by the past failure of its unpopular JooJoo tablet, Fusion Garage (aka TabCo) is back in the mobile game with a "new" operating system, tablet and smartphone. 



Is Angry Birds really worth $1.2 billion?

Let's think about this rationally for a minute. Yes, Angry Birds is unfortunately one of the most popular video games of all time. But is the avian phenomenon enough to propel the value of Rovio to over a billion dollars?



The dystopian menace of electronic tattoos

Sometimes you go to bed happy and then you wake up pissed off because of some item in the news that shows we might soon become a technological authoritarian state.

Armageddon: How HP plans to end Cisco

Cisco published its earnings report this past week. While the company beat the street on both revenue and profits, Cisco had to execute massive layoffs to get costs in line as it faces ever-increasing pressure from HP.

On Anonymous and police brutality

An alleged case of police brutality in Fullerton, California has inspired the hacker group Anonymous to issue threats to the city’s public officials. But is the hacktivism the only way to get justice?

Why SETI is a waste of time

So the Allen Telescope Array is back online, courtesy of the SETI Institute and wealthy American philanthropists like Paul Allen, Larry Niven and Jodie Foster. But here's why SETI is an utter waste of time.

Qualcomm hopes to make game consoles obsolete

Technology advancement is a path, rather than a destination. Unfortunately, the road is long, rocky and has no speed limit. 

Analysis: Collecting online sale tax won’t fix anything

There are many people - both within the federal government and the general public - who believe the passage of an online sales tax law will help fix the government’s revenue problem. But it won’t.

TruthSquad and 2012 elections: You can’t handle the truth

The sad fact is that the majority of people actually don’t want the truth.

Dell buys Force10, Intel snags Fulcrum and Cisco gets heartburn

The computer industry started out with one massive generalist: IBM. However, after facing anti-trust pressures, Big Blue was forced to open up the market.

Does anyone else care about Monsanto?

Say what you want about the shady hacker collective known as Anonymous. At least they’re attempting to expose Monsanto’s evil mission to dominate the world’s food supply.

Intel shows how it's done with McAfee CEO change

Sometimes it is rather interesting to observe the moves a company makes and analyze the real story behind major decisions.

Video chat - could it be Facebook's biggest mistake?

Presentation is indisputably a significant factor in how well a product is received by consumers. 

The social push for lab grown meats

Lately scientists in Europe have been pushing the idea of lab grown meat in their research. It seems like they are suggesting that one day we will all have to accept a lower quality of life just to be socially responsible.

Is Android Honeycomb intentionally broken?

One of the biggest complaints about Windows is that vendors often feel Microsoft doesn't provide enough room to differentiate.  

Analysis: The death of BapCo and SYSmark

The recent pull out of AMD from BapCo and SYSmark certainly has a lot of drama associated with it.

AMD's Llano - finally, vindication!

AMD launched its landmark and long-awaited Llano processor this week in Bellevue, Washington. In many ways, Llano represents vindication for a strategy than many doubted - but was clearly AMD’s biggest chance to get out from under Intel’s dominance.