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Robert L. Mitchell writes in-depth technology features and a regular blog at Computerworld. He writes on a wide range of topics, including analytics, emerging technologies, green IT and data centers.

Discovering Vonage's Weak Link

When your VoIP service goes down, you could be out of luck -- for a while.


Why You Should Be Worried About Your Privacy on the Web

How much of your personal information is floating around in cyberspace? Beyond your Social Security number, that is ...

Why I Won't Ditch My Google Apps

Analysis: Despite some security glitches, millions of people trust Google with their private data every day.

How to Protect Your Privacy on Google

Google provides many ways to protect your privacy online -- you just need to find them. Here are six good ones.

Is Anyone Using Internet Explorer?

IE lags behind Firefox and Chrome in new browser survey.

How to Save Big on the Small Stuff

Shopping for the best deals on cables, converters, and other accessories can save you big bucks.

Microsoft's Mundie on the Next Big Thing

Microsoft chief visionary Craig Mundie talks about virtual worlds, doctor-bots and the relevance of Windows.

The Browser Blockers: Is Browser Sniffing Outdated?

It's vexing enough when certain Web sites render incorrectly in your chosen browser. But what about when you can't get into a site at all?

Online Dating: Analyzing the Algorithms of Attraction

Just how do eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, and work under the hood?

Navigating the Online Dating Jungle

Software helps protect prospective dates from undesirables in the digital world.

Awkward First Date? Send Your Avatar Instead

Online dating can be fraught with "firsts," including the first time you meet a person face-to-face.

What the Web Knows About You

What information is available about you in cybersapce? Where does it come from, and what risks does it present?

Enterprise Linux? Not So Fast.

Not everyone thinks going full-on with Linux is the best solution -- at least not yet.

Four Ways to Cut Data Center Power Consumption

Easy ways to 'fight the power.'

Black Friday Marked the Death of the Desktop

It's official: The desktop is dead.