All posts by Jeff Clark

Peak Tablet?

Peak Tablet?
July 14, 2014 No Comments »

PC naysayers may have a new target: tablets. InformationWeek, citing NPD DisplaySearch data, notes that global tablet sales fell in 1Q14—the first decline since Apple’s 2010 introduction of the iPad. The market declined to 56 million units for that quarter, ... Read More »

The Big Data Myth?

The Big Data Myth?
July 11, 2014 No Comments »

Citing author David Searls, ZDNet recently discussed the possibility that big data is a bubble that will soon burst. “There’s a mania around big data, and there’s a mania around surveillance-based advertising. It has all the marks of a bubble ... Read More »

IHS: Liquid Cooling Market to See Strong Growth

IHS: Liquid Cooling Market to See Strong Growth
July 10, 2014 No Comments »

Research firm IHS, in its Data Center Cooling Report—2014, is predicting the market for liquid cooling infrastructure in data centers to grow by 40% this year. At that rate, this market will double in size in just two years. The ... Read More »

CISA Advances to Senate

CISA Advances to Senate
July 10, 2014 No Comments »

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a bill similar to the failed CISPA, has passed the Senate Intelligence Committee and is now up for consideration by the U.S. Senate. Said committee chair Dianne Feinstein, “To strengthen our networks, the government ... Read More »

Right to Be Forgotten: Forget About It

Right to Be Forgotten: Forget About It
July 8, 2014 No Comments »

A recent European court decision involving Google has raised awareness and debate regarding the so-called right to be forgotten. Rooted in matters related to privacy, the right to be forgotten creates more problems than it solves and may actually become ... Read More »

Cynk: Evidence of a Technology Bubble?

Cynk: Evidence of a Technology Bubble?
July 8, 2014 No Comments »

Market observers who believe technology stocks are presently overvalued (i.e., in bubble territory) often point to Twitter: a company that has yet to be profitable yet has a market capitalization of nearly $24 billion. But Cynk Technology may be the ... Read More »

Facebook and Psych Studies: You Get What You Pay For

Facebook and Psych Studies: You Get What You Pay For
July 7, 2014 No Comments »

The recent discovery of psychological studies conducted on Facebook users has elicited a complaint by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seeking sanctions against the company. “The complaint follows days of mounting outrage ... Read More »

What’s Next After Silicon?

What’s Next After Silicon?
July 3, 2014 No Comments »

The remarkable advancement of the semiconductor industry over recent decades, described by the much-celebrated Moore’s Law, may finally be slowing as silicon manufacturers struggle to bring their next-generation process technologies to production. In an effort to keep innovation going, researchers ... Read More »

Can Windows 9 Revive the PC?

Can Windows 9 Revive the PC?
July 3, 2014 No Comments »

The decline of the PC is often blamed in part on Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS, which failed to bridge the fixed and mobile markets to users’ satisfaction. And recent market-share numbers indicate that Windows 8 uptake is stalling, outpaced even ... Read More »