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Why Jakob Nielsen's Windows 8 critique is old-school thinking

commentary The usability expert branded Microsoft's new operating system "disappointing." But his approach would lead to the kind of incremental improvements that have dogged Microsoft for years.

By Nov. 21, 2012


Intel replies to solid-state drive 'slowness' critique

A technology review Web site claims Intel solid-state drives slow considerably after extended use.

By Feb. 19, 2009


Another day, another e-voting critique

Paper trails alone aren't enough--states also need to step up their post-election checks on their systems, argue researchers at two prominent law schools.

By Aug. 1, 2007


Woz on iPad Air: No, thank you

Speaking in the UK, Steve Wozniak believes iPad Air doesn't have enough storage. And, as for the Retina Mini, he's not keen on that either.

By Oct. 23, 2013


Muppets skewer Web commenters during Golden Globes

The misspellings, the illogic, the ignrence (sic) oh, they're all there in the "Muppets Most Wanted" trailer.

By Jan. 12, 2014


Corning exec slams sapphire -- rumored for Apple device

A Corning Glass executive does not think very highly of sapphire crystal as a protective material for displays. That was made crystal clear at a Morgan Stanley conference.

By Mar. 4, 2014


Windows 1.0: The flop that created an empire

Two years later than planned, Microsoft's new graphical operating system went on sale November 20, 1985. It wasn't worth the wait. But a bigger story was soon to unfold.

By Nov. 20, 2013


Microsoft seeks EU approval for Nokia acquisition

Before the deal is finalized, Microsoft and Nokia need to clear a few regulatory hurdles, not least dealing with its own shareholders.

By Oct. 30, 2013


Intel CEO on Windows 8 woes: Pesky 'adoption curve'

Intel CEO Paul Otellini had a parting message for Microsoft: Windows 8 requires "training" and faces an "adoption curve," he said.

By Apr. 16, 2013


Episode 53: Road Testing the iPhone 5C

We play with a Wii U and an Atari at a high-tech hotel, take the iPhone 5C for a day on the town, and wonder how our GoPros have survived after all we've put them through.

By Oct. 2, 2013