Al Sacco

Managing Editor

Al Sacco is a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al manages CIO.com writers and contributors, covers news, and shares insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also writes a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offers up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.

Rapid review: Uno Noteband wearable

Yes, wireless chargers draw power when not in use, but …

Yes, wireless chargers draw power when not in use, but …

Wireless chargers, like traditional power cords, slowly drain power if you leave them plugged. However, is the amount of wasted energy big enough to worry about it?

BlackBerry's Android security survey blatantly promos PRIV

BlackBerry's Android security survey blatantly promos PRIV

A new survey meant to gauge Android users' thoughts on security and privacy, commissioned by BlackBerry, offers some interesting takeaways but also reads like an ad for the company's PRIV smartphone.

The REAL 'real reason' Apple made the Apple Watch

The REAL 'real reason' Apple made the Apple Watch

Despite an amusing report to the contrary, Apple's main motivation behind the release of its first smartwatch was not to improve the overall health of its customer base and change modern healthcare.

5 things you need to know about 'Vibrant Gorilla Glass'

5 things you need to know about 'Vibrant Gorilla Glass'

Corning's latest version of Gorilla Glass is not designed for use in mobile device displays, but instead uses a proprietary ink technology to provide vivid custom imagery on phones, tablets, PCs, gaming consoles and more.

A brief history of the humble airport cell phone lot

A brief history of the humble airport cell phone lot

In addition to heightened security, the horrific Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks resulted in at least one more enhancement to the modern air travel experience: the cell phone lot.

4 key takeaways from Samsung's Developer Conference

4 key takeaways from Samsung's Developer Conference

Virtual reality, the Internet of Things and smartphones took center stage at Samsung's annual developer conference this week, but what the company didn't say was equally notable.

Samsung explains why it’s all in on VR

Samsung explains why it’s all in on VR

Virtual reality was the star of the show when Samsung executives took the stage this week at its annual developer conference.

Next big thing in smartphones might be small

Next big thing in smartphones might be small

Early smartphones were huge, so manufacturers scrambled to shrink them. Then came the phablet movement. In the future, phone size won’t be the focus and the emphasis will shift to internal improvements and additions.

As MLB embraces wearables, NBA cries foul

As MLB embraces wearables, NBA cries foul

Wearable technology took two steps forward and one step back in the pro sports world this week, as MLB approved two fitness trackers and the NBA slapped a player on the wrist for unsanctioned wearable use during games.

Consumers still think wearables are expensive, confusing — but also 'nerdy cool'

Consumers still think wearables are expensive, confusing — but also 'nerdy cool'

New research suggests consumers think wearable technology is still too pricey, but they're intrigued by the cool factor and less worried about security and privacy issues.

What smartphones, craft beer and Ferris Bueller say about change

What smartphones, craft beer and Ferris Bueller say about change

It's time to drop the 'smart' from smartphone, and 'craft' from craft beer, because the pace of technological and societal change has made the qualifiers redundant and obsolete.

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