Monday links

Those Crazy Web Words And Phrases ExplainedAt MakeUseOf, James Bruce explains some web jargon How I Ditched My Laptop for an iPad with a Few Apps and AccessoriesIf you have been thinking about using your iPad as your primary computing device, you’re not alone. Tablet computers have become so powerful and practical that you can […]

Monday links

The history of Google’s self-driving carWriting in the New Yorker, Burkhard Bilger gives the story of Google engineer Anthony Levandowski and his effort to bring a self-driving car to reality Algorithms will do more and more of the thinking in the worldTrading on the New York Stock Exchange and internet traffic are predominantly made up […]

It’s already been done

Source: Dilbert

What’s the best computer for the masses?

I have been saying for years that Windows was not a suitable operating system for the majority of the world’s home PC users. Unfortunately, the Windows monopoly and its giant ecosystem were totally pervasive and there was no real alternative. Apple confined itself to the high end and Linux was fractured into a bewildering assortment […]

Monday links

When Google closes the Nest deal, privacy issues for the internet of things will hit the big timeGoogle intends to buy a connected thermostat that knows when you’re home and where you are within it. Given Google’s quest to index all the world’s information, this deal should jumpstart the conversation about privacy and the internet […]

Monday links

2013 in Search: Heroes, tragedies and the Harlem ShakeGoogle reviews events of 2013 Security in 2014: What are the experts predicting?At ZDNet, Larry Seltzer looks at security predictions for the coming year. He says there’s good and bad news, and good and bad predictions. 9 Technologies That Matter In 2014The future may be unwritten, but […]

Microsoft is afraid of Chromebooks

Over the years I have posted a number of times about Microsoft’s schoolyard badmouthing of rivals. Time and again Microsoft marketing has preferred trash-talking the competition instead of explaining the good points of its own products, Oh, we get meaningless empty stuff about how Windows will save the world but there is never any actual […]