Why Google Glass will ultimately fail

Life is best lived rather than observed. If the name Google wasn't attached would you care that much about Google Glass? I don't think so. And, you look douche-y and self-absorbed and just plain creepy when you have them on, and when people realize what you can do with them.

TiVo: can it compete with Netflix, the Cloud, and irrelevance?

The post-PC era can also be called the post-TV era, even though TVs are still pretty cool when they are over 60 inches and LED and wall-mounted and attached to a Surround Sound speaker system. Whatever post-thingy era it is, TiVo and it's overpriced hard drive boxes are an anachronism. 

Who needs a $249 thermostat?

Google's purchase of uber-cool thermostat and fire alarm maker Nest for $3.2 billion isn't that difficult to understand: Internet of things = you need things, Internet-y things, to sell. Are we going to see Google, Microsoft and Apple now duke it out in the aisles of Home Depot?

The Intel CES Slide: We are idea free

You can sum up Intel's strategy in a few choice phrases: we can be ARM, too; we will build anything now; we are a conflict material free company; we don't know how to make wearables wearable; McAfee is kind of embarrassing so we're dropping the name, finally.

Apple's 2014 plans will make Christmas 2013 kinda sucky

It's Christmas, and there's probably a lot of Apple shopping going on. Everyone is thinking, Yay! I am getting me some cool new Apple stuff. Have the iPad Air, the iPhone 5S, and even the new Dyson-esque Mac Pro? They're obsolete, idiot. You should have waited until 2014.

Can virtual reality headgear ever go mainstream?

Andreessen Horowitz, the ScarJo of venture firms, has just put $75 million into Oculus Rift to help the company take its technology mainstream. But, 3D isn't really taking off, and has never really taken off, beyond short term hype.

The futility of comparing Xbox One to PS4

There is no direct comparison between the two consoles. You can't do it on features. You can't do it on games. You can't do it based on any objective criteria. You need to just pick one and play the hell out of it. Why is that so hard?

Sales figures show deep problems for Jobs' Mob

Last week's sales figures provided the world with evidence that Jobs' Mob is getting a good kicking from Samsung and failing to keep up.

Has Intel lost its way and undermined itself?

The news that Intel’s Galileo is on its way just underlines to me how the chip giant has lost its way.

Apple’s unEvent

On Tuesday Apple had their semi-annual new product announcement fest that in years past would have dominated the news. The big news this year? To be honest, the biggest news coming out of the Apple event was that there wasn’t much news, it barely got noticed, and didn’t dominate anything.

10 facts that prove Galaxy S4 is better than iPhone 5

We have facts, people. Unassailable truths that justify sneering at iPhone lovers and the bourgeoise followers that trail them.

Intel's 2-in-1 strategy: the super-expensive tablet keyboard solution

Desperately clawing to the notion that more is less in the post-PC era (we never tire of saying that), Intel wants to kind of have its cake, eat it, and make you pay for it. Maybe someone can explain why I would want a hybrid tablet/laptop when maybe, just maybe, I need a tablet with a keyboard, or not. 

RFID: another attack on our privacy?

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

Genevieve Bell: Intel’s Secret Weapon

There is only one female Intel Fellow and, as far as I know, only one Intel Fellow who isn’t an engineer.  That one person is Genevieve Bell and she is Intel’s Secret Weapon. 

HP Fills iPad Hole and Makes Printers Relevant Again

 One of the interesting things that seem to happen when the industry undergoes a change is that the owners of the prior technology seem to do everything they can to validate the move rather than resisting it.  

Making stuff going out of fashion

Why is there so much coverage devoted to Apple and its products? Because, everyone else has stopped making stuff.

Larrabee we (didn’t) know you well (enough)

Opinion Intel makes the right call

Modern life is rubbish

Opinion: I've been working in IT for a good few years and like everyone else I have dealings with computers and related systems at home and in my everyday life. Over the course of time, I've come to the conclusion that everything to do with IT and computers is a bit shit. So much so, in fact, that it's become a bit of a catchphrase in our office.

SSDs inch toward the desktop

Opinion: There's been a steady flood of news about the emergence of solid state drive (SSD) systems in mainstream products. Samsung has a 64GB miniSATA SSD about half the size of a business card; Dell offers its Adamo XPS notebook with a 256GB SSD; Teradata delivers a data warehouse appliance packed with SSD storage, and IBM has begun to use SSDs in its storage area network systems.

Apple's new Macs better be cheap

Opinion: It's no surprise that Apple will be unveiling new iMacs and MacBooks soon. Rumors have been floating for weeks and now retailers are running out of stock of existing units and being told, in effect, to wait for the new ones. Last time Apple updated its consumer line of personal computers it cut prices, but buyers continued to pay a premium for the Apple logo.