Not just because of Apple, convergence is -- once again -- all the rage. However, both the history of convergent products and recent research suggest that convergence may not be the (only) holy grail of innovation.
According to a McKinsey & Company study of US economic activity, "Raising the productivity of employees whose jobs can't be automated is the next big performance challenge."
In an unusual twist that goes against its traditional Black Friday plans, Apple is offering gift cards up to $150 instead of straight product discounts.
With Google concentrating on its own Blink, Apple is tightening the WebKit browser engine code base. That'll limit other projects seeking to customize the browser.
Samsung leads the way in the technology that will drive the next big transformation in mobile devices. Could it withhold the innovation from Apple?
Both Chrome and Safari will move faster when uncoupled from each other, Google argues. But it's not just about technology: Social issues also factored into the schism.
The FCC's Net neutrality rules violate the First Amendment, argues a free-market proponent, and are thus antithetical to "Internet freedom."
A survey of more than 388,000 people conducted by Hunch suggests not only that those with Macs are more educated, but that they are younger and eat more hummus.
Go, a lower-level programming language that Google hopes will improve upon C, should be finished in a few months. Some changes are arriving now.
Web Workers let the application do background processing--handy for churning through mathematical calculations such as the Mandelbrot set.