Does Facebook care about your privacy?

Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking monster Facebook is back in the negativity spotlight once again. More questionable privacy practices have people wondering if Facebook can ever be trusted with users’ personally identifiable information.

Windows Phone 7: The power and danger of choice

Today a large number of Windows Phones were launched - but one of Apple’s greatest disadvantages and one of their greatest advantages is the limited choice of their phone.

Logitech Revue vs. Cisco UMI: The historic problem with home video conferencing

The only thing Logitech's Revue and Cisco's UMI have in common is that they both do HD video conferencing and use the same Google service and so can talk to each other. 



HP picks battle hardened executives for Cloud Wars

HP’s Board had three big problems that Mark Hurd created or that resulted when he left.

RIM brings out Playbook, misses holidays and point

Ah we had such great hopes for Research in Motion. They - like Apple - were the only company that could have a complete product in market for the holidays and unlike Apple theirs could appeal to both businesses and consumers potentially going where the iPad could not.  

FDA is not going to make it easy to pick your fish

Is the Food and Drug Administration on a roll or what? If you’re a food supply baron, then the answer is a resounding yes!

Intel’s Misunderstood Upgradable Chip

There are some weeks I’m sure as hell glad I’m not a CMO. Case in point today Intel was pounded by Engadget readers for creating what appeared to be a crippled chip that, for a fee, you could un-cripple.  OK  take a breath it isn't that bad.

IE9 beta launch: Part 2 of Microsoft's quadruple threat

Much of the last decade was defined by Microsoft missteps and outright mistakes.

Netbooks and redtape economics

For the past six months I have been using a HP mini for word processing and accessing wireless Internet at school. I lost my 40 watt AC adapter yesterday, and finding a new one that was reasonably priced was harder than you would think - much harder.

Hurd and Ellison: The crazy rich old guys of Silicon Valley Reality TV show

Some days it almost feels like we are living in a Reality TV show with all of the drama. 

 Over the long weekend when most of us were planning on taking it a bit easy, Mark Hurd showed up at Oracle and we seemed to have the first in a new series called "The Crazy Rich Old Men of Silicon Valley." 

 What follows is what you would have seen had this show been on TV. The story opens with the surprise departure of the sexy CEO, Carly Fiorina running HP because she was spending too much time trying to get herself set up for a government job.

RFID: another attack on our privacy?

Radio-frequency identification tags. They are small, controversial, and they have been around for decades.

Has Apple gone too far?

It is now old news that Apple is considering developing new components in their devices that would allow them to spy on their users. It started several weeks ago when Apple filed the patent for the new components.

Dell vs. HP and 3Par: Did Dell win by losing?

HP certainly paid a huge premium for 3Par to wrest the technology away from Dell, which received $72M in cash for the privilege. 



AMD, Nvidia and the century of graphics

For much of the last three decades of the PC it has been all about the CPU, while the graphics card was largely a concern of engineers, media creators, and gamers.

3Par: First pivotal battle between Dell and HP

Both HP and Dell are at a crossroads - from the companies they were to the companies they will inevitably become.

Imagining the 5th-gen iPhone and the 2nd-gen iPad

Apple’s iPhone set the current baseline for a high-end smartphone. But during this week’s analyst conference, Qualcomm is outlining what it could become.

HP, Oracle, Apple: Canaries in a mineshaft

  Over the last several weeks we have seen serious problems at HP, Oracle and Apple that are potentially indicative of bigger problems cutting across corporations and potentially going far beyond the technology industry.

Mark Hurd falls, could Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs be next?

 Mark Hurd has fallen. Could Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs be next?

Intel's consent decree: Intel will be changed

In reading through the Intel Consent Decree I’m reminded of both the years I spent interpreting and writing documents like this and how glad I am they are past me.   

Could forced freedom make Apple stronger?

Clearly, Apple will fight the recent ruling surrounding opening up phones - but they may do better if they just capitulate.