HP EliteDesk 800 Desktop Mini Giveaway

I'm giving away an HP EliteDesk 800 Desktop Mini. Read the full post to find out how to qualify. All qualifying posts must be made by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on 30 January 2015 to be eligible.

Transfer Photos from Cell Phone to PC

Sometimes you need to get photos from your phone to your computer. This article offers a variety of options for getting your photos from where they are to where you want them to be, with some suggestions around how you can make sure they don't get lost along the way.

Using Bluetooth for Laptop Internet Sharing

When you need Internet access in a pinch, your smartphone might be the most reliable option available. Most iPhones and Android phones have an option where you can share the LTE or 4G connection on the phone with other devices, like your laptop or tablet. This is fairly easy to setup and this article shows you how to do it.

EliteBook Folio 1020 First Look

In the quest to find the perfect notebook computer to meet my demanding requirements, I got a sneak preview of the HP EliteBook Folio 1020. The comparisons to the MacBook Air are obvious thanks to a slim case design and sub 13-inch form factor, but the EliteBook 1020 goes above and beyond with an impressive screen resolution and an Intel Broadwell processor inside.

HP Tablet Point of Sale Solutions

Tablets are becoming widely used as point of sale solutions in a variety of retail scenarios. In this article, I talk about the HP Retail POS solutions powered by the HP ElitePad 1000 G2.

Business Intelligence APIs from Clearbit

Are your customers raving about you on social media or are they complaining? If you don't know where your customers hangout on social media, you can't possibly know what they are saying. Plenty of solutions allow you to track keywords like your business and product names, but making the link between an existing customer and social accounts can be tricky, particularly if you have hundreds or thousands of customers. One company is trying to simplify this process by making it easy to connect your data to public APIs.

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In-Memory Computing and Data Analytics

One of the recurring themes I'm hearing at tech conferences this year is in-memory computing. At the core of these discussions is the need to make data-informed business decisions more quickly. Instead of taking a snapshot from your data sources and loading the data into a data warehouse for analysis, which can take hours or days to get a a number of solutions are promising analytics side-by-side with your transactional workloads in the form of in-memory computing.

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I went #DigitallyDark for 36 Hours

Going digitally dark and giving up my phone for 24 hours extended to something between 36-48 hours. It was actually pretty easy. I did make note of all the times I thought about reaching for my phone, to check the score of the Mariners game, or to look up a restaurant, or to kill time while waiting in line. I do a lot of using my phone as a pacifier when I'm waiting - I'm guessing I'm not alone on that one.

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What is IBM BlueMix?

BlueMix was one of the most talked about topics at IBM Impact this year. In a nutshell, BlueMix is IBM's platform as a service built on Open Cloud Architecture and Cloud Foundry, with the intent of simplifying many of the...

Program a Drone in 20 Minutes

Remote controlled drones were everywhere at NAB earlier this month. At IBM Impact this week, the Drone Zone is showing off just how easy it is to write code to control drones. During the conference I spoke to Josh Carr...