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.

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Google Glass takes flight at Boeing

Google Glass takes flight at Boeing

Aerospace giant Boeing recently completed a successful Google Glass pilot, reducing production time of aircraft 'wire harnesses' and chopping related error rates in half. The company also says it is 'very close' to launching a live...

BlackBerry Classic death marks end of key(board) era

BlackBerry Classic death marks end of key(board) era

BlackBerry this week announced that it will no longer manufacture the Classic smartphone, the company's only remaining — and possibly last — U.S. device available in the 'candy bar' form factor that once made BlackBerry THE name in...

Is the 'rugged' Galaxy S7 Active worth an extra $100?

Is the 'rugged' Galaxy S7 Active worth an extra $100?

The latest 'ruggedized' smartphone from Samsung is now available, and it packs a ton of high-end features in a hardened form factor that's built to last. But should you go rugged or choose the more stylish and affordable Galaxy S7?

The dirty little secret 'rugged' phone makers won't tell you

The dirty little secret 'rugged' phone makers won't tell you

A number of leading phone manufacturers, including Samsung and Motorola, 'ruggedized' some of their flagship products in an attempt to reduce screen shatters. But they overlooked another common area of display damage: scratches.

Facebook's Zuck battles privacy paranoia with … Scotch tape

Facebook's Zuck battles privacy paranoia with … Scotch tape

Mark Zuckerberg posted an image of himself next to a MacBook with a taped camera and audio port. The chief exec has every right to be paranoid, but his choice of safeguards are a little ironic, given Facebook's privacy practices.

Google bumps up bounty on Android bugs

Google bumps up bounty on Android bugs

During the past year, Google paid more than half a million dollars to researchers who identified flaws in its mobile OS. In fact, the Android Security Rewards program has been so successful that Google increased related bug bounties.

Moto Z and Moto Z Force phones all about Moto Mods

Moto Z and Moto Z Force phones all about Moto Mods

In addition to two new Moto Z smartphones, Motorola announced new device personalization and enhancement options for the phones, called Moto Mods, including a mini projector and speaker.

What Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro Tango phone means for AR

What Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro Tango phone means for AR

Lenovo this week announced the world's first smartphone that supports Google's Tango augmented reality platform. The Phab 2 Pro is a consumer-oriented device that ironically could help progress AR in the enterprise.

Turns out Siri isn't just a creepy robo wench — she's a hero

Turns out Siri isn't just a creepy robo wench — she's a hero

Apple's Siri voice assistant reportedly helped save an Australian child's life, and the incident should help convince skeptics that the somewhat-surly Siri can be useful ... if a bit moody.

7 things you need to know about the Galaxy S7 Active

7 things you need to know about the Galaxy S7 Active

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Active smartphone is water- and shatter resistant, and it's more stylish than past generations of ruggedized Galaxy S phones, but all potential GS7 Active buyers should consider these seven facts before making a...

Rapid review: Philips 276E6 quantum dot monitor

Rapid review: Philips 276E6 quantum dot monitor

Philips says its 276E6 display is the world's first 'quantum dot' monitor, and it's designed to deliver pro-quality colors at a consumer price point. This short video review shows how the E6 shines — and where it falls short.

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