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Display Tech to Watch This Year: Multitouch Catches Fire

Touch-screen panels have been around for more than a decade, but it was the 2007 introduction of a multitouch screen in Apple's iPhone that galvanized the...

Cloud to Lower Bar and Intensify Competition

By 2020, the low cost providers won't be running on legacy architectures, says Premier 100 keynote speaker Frank Wander. You need to get ready -- and fast.

The Dark Side of Digital Life

Glitches are a part of digital life. Unfortunately.

The Dark Side of the Digital Life

Analysis: Painful, amusing, and excruciating glitches that are part of the routine in tech.

Will Touchscreens Kill the Keyboard?

Typing more than a few sentences on the virtual keyboard of an iPad or other tablet is a pain in the neck. That experience is about to get a whole lot better.

Will Touchscreens Kill the Keyboard?

Thanks to a handful of emerging technologies, virtual touchscreen keyboards are getting closer to the feel of real electromechanical keyboards.

Mobile Phones Poised to Replace Traditional Desktop Hand Sets

Consumers continue to say the long goodbye to landline telephones.

Networking Gear Goes Green

Servers get most of the glory when it comes to energy management, but networking gear is about to catch up. Here's how to green your network.