How exactly will Facebook be using your data if you download the new Home launcher on Android or buy the HTC First phone? Facebook says it won’t be collecting your data any differently than it does with the traditional app. Read more »
The enterprise is where the big bucks used to be, but home is where the heart and consumers are. As the web becomes more integrated in people’s lives, the home will become the battleground for the coming generation of startups and big-name companies. Read more »
Many have speculated that Apple could make a move into the console gaming market. I’ve always been skeptical of such an idea, but what if Apple has already made its living room play, and we just have to wait for all the pieces to come together? Read more »
This week is World Space Week. While I’m not sure an article aimed at web working astronauts would have that big an audience, taking a look at an alternate meaning of the word “space” might. Your workspace isn’t the final frontier, but it’s important for productivity. Read more »
A friend of mine told me today that he just can’t work from home. He simply cannot do it. This guy enjoys his work, he likes his team, he’s great at what he does, and he feels a sense of responsibility to his employer. It made me wonder: what makes him incapable of working from home, when others have no problem at all? What is it that we remote workers have, that others don’t? Read more »
TOTLOL Closing Down; faced with “harsh limits” because it used videos from YouTube and targeted kids, the one-developer video site closes down. (TechCrunch) Elsewhere on in startup land, SplashCast is looking for a buyer: UGC company trying to sell itself after failing to raise a B […] Read more »
Apple has made significant steps towards cornering the mobile gaming market (though that “premium” games section so far hasn’t come to pass), and both Sony and Nintendo have likely been forced to re-examine their portable offerings in order to try to regain ground. I doubt either […] Read more »
Well, it happened. I moved, from one home/office to another, and it went pretty much as expected. Which is to say, it was a harrowing experience whose effects are still being felt, and will continue to be felt for at least another week or two, if not longer. I followed my own advice from my previous post, and I’m happy with the place I chose, but I learned a few more lessons about how complicated the moving process can be when your work is on the web. Read more »
You may remember that Novatel MiFi 3G hot-spot gadget that appeared a little while ago. This little baby has an integrated 3G connection and WiFi router that lets you create your own little hotspot, a personal 3G cloud. Word has leaked out that Verizon is going […] Read more »
As web workers, we like to feel that we can sit down just about anywhere and be connected and productive. Armed with our laptops and Wi-Fi, or mobile broadband, that is usually the case.
But just because we can work anywhere, doesn’t mean that we should. Our work environment is a critical part of our work process and can have tremendous influence on our productivity.
So what are our options? Read more »
Making documentaries about the earth’s fragility may have at one time been a unique idea. Al Gore needed only a dramatized slideshow, and we’ve all admired a crazy beautiful IMAX film or Planet Earth DVD set by this point. That was made all the more clear […] Read more »
I didn’t make many New Year’s resolutions this year. I cut out all those destined to fail, and instead focused on some that I have at least a little hope of achieving. A lot were work related, and one in particular applies primarily to web work. […] Read more »
As this holiday’s video game sales are tallied up, one thing is already clear: As an article in the Wall Street Journal notes, Sony’s PlayStation 3 remains in a fairly distant third place, still eclipsed by Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii. While it’s probably too […] Read more »
The virtualization of systems allows for efficient use of server resources and is clearly a trend that many enterprises are embracing. Systems engineers see virtualization as the next generation of tools that can help scale their servers, while network engineers see the virtualization trend headed in […] Read more »