From some very talented people come these awesome and often weird PC case mods.
Cheap knockoffs aren't limited to Ray-Bans and Rolexes. Read on for a look at an imitation iPad, a pirated Palm Pre, and more low-budget copies of popular tech products--often with features not found in the originals.
Maybe you've seen Bluetooth Johnson, the bathroom texter or Han Solo, a.k.a, the holster master, in action. But hopefully, you don't see any of these 12 annoying cell phone characters when you look in the mirror.
Take a tour through Microsoft's forgettable, regrettable mobile OS history.
Internet TV, IT security, smartphone apps, cloud services and more on display at DEMO Spring 2010.
Can HTC's WiMAX phone best Google's own Android handset?
Looking to boost its device portfolio, AT&T has added several high-profile smartphones.
Maybe you know Apple fanboys, but can you tell an Oracle high flyer from a Salesforce.com disciple? An IBMer from an SAP enthusiast? Mix them up in a work or social setting and you could be conversation roadkill. Here's our highly unofficial guide.
Take a walk on tech's wild side with some of the strangest, most original, and most bizarre gadgets you've ever seen. We've got vacuums for your lawn, swimwear that can charge your iPod, and grenades that don't explode but still go boom.
Windows Phone 7 Series won't be out until the end of the year -- meanwhile, whet your appetite with a look at some of the cool apps waiting in the wings.
We've identified eight species of "fanboys" -- people who revere one tech platform above all others. Here's what makes them tick.
The success of open-source software raises a tantalizing question: Could the same design philosophy work for tech gadgets?
A celebration of the gadget geek in us all.
The hero and the villain. It's the age-old formula that pervades today's reality TV showdowns, the shenanigans of professional wrestling and cinematic classics like Star Wars. Tech is no different, with its passionate heroes who balance profit with innovation and social responsibility, and the money-mad, egomaniac villains who simply cannot be trusted. Here's a look at tech's good guys and bad guys.
If you crave advice on sculpting the perfect mustache, revel in the dark and mysterious world of vampires or seek a divorce from your partner, yes, there's a social network for that. Here are 10 weird and truly niche social networking sites that strive to bring together some unusual birds of a feather.
A roundup of the gadgets and cool technology that were on display at Cebit this year.
The six new systems with their faster Intel i5 and i7 CPUs, touchscreens, and brushed aluminum cases are intended to lure businesses off Windows XP.
People saying stupid things on the Internet is hardly news. Thanks to Google Buzz, however, we know exactly when -- and where -- it's happening.
Meetings with weasely consultants. Nicknames that would make teenage girls cringe. Learn about all the red flags that indicate your IT career will soon explode like a bad bottle of Mountain Dew.
CIO.com's BlackBerry-watcher Al Sacco offers up details--and download links--for ten of his favorite, free BlackBerry smartphone applications.
Before your next trip, check out 10 of the best travel-minded mobile applications for BlackBerry smartphones. CIO.com's road warrior Al Sacco shares details and download information.
These heavy-duty browser add-ons can replace desktop applications.
Android has become a popular choice for Internet entertainment devices and more.
A range of vendors chose RSA Conference 2010 to unveil their latest products.
Here are the 10 RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox competitors for the title of most innovative security product likely to have a big impact.
MWC is the premier global event for the mobile phone industry. Here's the latest in mobile innovations, from Barcelona this week.
The Macworld Editors scoured the show floor to find the 11 products worthy of Best of Show. Here's a list of the winners.
When you've got thousands of the world's most brilliant engineers spending 20 percent of their time on whatever takes their fancy, cool software is the result.
More than 100,000 hours of testing has been completed to ensure the technology that makes the Olympics tick will run without a bobble. Here's an inside look at this gold metal setup.
Faster, higher, techier: Geeky ways to enjoy the Winter Olympic games.
Over the years, people have tried to transfer information from one computer to another in a dizzying number of ways. Heres a look at some of the best, along with others that time forgot.
Google Buzz is part Facebook and Twitter; allowing you to share links and images and keep your friends informed as to where you are and what you're doing.
You think you've got it bad working your IT job in Detroit, Anchorage or Cleveland? Check out our global list of the riskiest and most toxic work environments -- then count your blessings.
A new book shows you how to make usable items from old PCs, cell phones, scanners, printers, and other dead tech gear.
10 handy apps for Google Android phones that take the sting out of business travel and keep you productive on the road.
With Apple's much-hyped tablet just released, here's a look at some products that got way more hype than they deserved.
A quick slideshow tour of Google Android apps that make a geek's life easier.
It's not quite a netbook, it's not quite an iPod Touch -- Apple's new iPad is something else. Take a look at its key features and decide for yourself what it can be for you.
From the iMac to the anticipated Apple tablet, here are the biggest releases of the second Steve Jobs era.
A look at some smart productivity apps for the world's smartest smartphone.
After everything we've seen, these are the tech products we believe will rack up big sales by next Christmas.
Want to prove that your iPhone is good for business? Here are 10 useful apps that can improve your IT operations.
Cisco, Microsoft, IBM: They all started somewhere, what were the first products out of their doors?
Have you heard? Americans hate their jobs more than ever. But from movies to games to Steve Jobs, IT troops can find inspiration even in dark career times.
Microsoft Slate PC demonstration is just one in long line of tablet device tries.
Smartphone showdown: How Google's offering compares to Apple's high-end iPhone.
Toshiba plans to release Transformers accessories.
Dissecting the nine finalists from the Consumer Electronics Show Mobile Apps Showdown.
From the lack of recycling bins to news announcements that weren't really news, here's what missed the mark at this year's show.
The big show in Vegas hasn't even officially started yet, but we've already seen new tablets, innovative cameras, and a speaker built into a light bulb.
The InfoWorld Test Center picks the year's best hardware and software for business computing.
After a brutal year, what can tech pros do to make the most of their careers?
See technology from some of IT's most promising start-ups.
Competition has caused these seven users to trade in their Microsoft wares for alternatives from other vendors.
When Apple's employees and its customers look back on 2009, will they see it as the best year ever, or one of the most controversial?
From streaming Netflix movies in Windows Media Center to eye candy desktop Themes to a calculator that does a lot more than arithmetic, here's a slideshow of cool but unappreciated Windows 7 features.
Test yourself on the biggest, best, wackiest tech events since the turn of the century.
Some of these add-ons for Google's browser will boost productivity and some are just plain fun.
If Sherlock Holmes--or Jack the Ripper--had owned our technology, his equipment might have looked like this.
We thought we had seen presentation disaster at its worst with the last set of PowerPoint slides. We were wrong. These train wrecks, captured in all their not-so-fiery infamy, show what truly terrible PPT slides can do to burn innocent audiences everywhere.
Microsoft filled 2009 with product releases that include clients, servers, management tools, browsers, search engines, Web apps, mobile operating systems, media players and more. Plus one surprise release that stunned the industry.
The apps that won big in this year's Android Developer.
Google could pioneer a new approach to computing by combining these 10 technologies into a netbook.
Got a nostalgic geek on your holiday shopping list? Check out this list of classic PCs and other tech paraphernalia, many available for $10 or less.
CIO.com's mobile guru Al Sacco scoured the Web for the best and most affordable stocking stuffers sure to bring joy to the hearts of smartphone-lovers this holiday season - iPhone, BlackBerry, Window Mobile, Palm and Android users alike. With our smartphone accessory gift guide, you can quickly please every handset hound on your list.
From a combo taser/MP3 player to a computer mouse/VoIP phone, these Frankengadgets never should have seen the light of day.
IT professionals need a lot more than a computer and a smartphone to get their jobs done. Here are 10 mostly non-tech tools they can't function without.
Top picks for 2009's most significant up-and-coming technologies for business.
Holiday gift suggestions for the techie on your wish list.
Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the techie in your life? Check out these top 10 picks.
What does Balloon Boy have in common with VMware's Scott Drummonds? Can the mouth of Kanye West compare to that of a former Cisco executive? Which IT companies' divorce is at least as messy as Jon and Kate's? These are the deep philosophical questions that this year's annual IT Turkeys list (in honor of Thanksgiving) aims to answer. So grab a metaphorical carving knife and click on.
Expected in late 2010, this first look at the new OS for Web appliances exemplifies Google's simple cloud approach.
My oh my, how things have changed. These 25 vintage tech ads are guaranteed to take you back - and, in most cases, remind you how truly terrible our tastes once were.
Rounding up the 16 finalists in the BlackBerry Developer Challenge.