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December 4, 2007  2:54 PM

Year in Review: ‘Tis the season for the top tech trends and tools of 2007



Posted by: GuyPardon
AJAX, Amazon, applications, backup, blog, buzzword, cloud computing, commentary, communications, culture, Development, downloads, e-cycling, green, hardware, humor, innovation, Internet, invention, listings, Mobile, nanotech, open source, resource, reviews, science, social publishing, telephony, tool, trend, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services

Ah, December. The first real snow has fallen here in Boston, the malls are full of holiday shoppers and the blogosphere and pages of industry mags are full of annual summaries of the best and worst of the year in technology. We'll be coming out with our own most notable word of the year, as you'd...

September 17, 2007  1:49 PM

Andreesen on the three kinds of platforms, the cloud and the future of the Internet



Posted by: GuyPardon
Amazon, blog, buzzword, cloud computing, code, entrepeneurship, futurism, innovation, interesting, Internet, interoperability, learning, Microsoft, operating systems, programming, Silicon Valley, social networking, the cloud, Web services

One of my favorite discoveries of the past year has definitely been Marc Andreessen's blog. From the moment he first started posting long, chewy, thoughtful discussions of his thoughts on technology,


September 11, 2007  9:36 AM

The Singularity: Creating smarter-than-human intelligence through high technology



Posted by: GuyPardon
artificial intelligence, buzz, collaboration, cool, event, exploration, forum, futurism, innovation, invention, nanotech, robotics, science, Virtualization

This past weekend, many of the world's foremost thinkers gathered at the Singularity Summit within the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. You might ask what the Singularity is, of course, as the focus of all of this heady cogitation? It's the...


June 20, 2007  12:11 PM

Cloud computing: The “next big thing?”



Posted by: GuyPardon
Amazon, Apple, buzzword, cloud computing, data, Dell, Google, SaaS, software, the cloud, utility computing, Web applications

In this line of work, I can't help but encounter an awful lot of IT buzzwords. I even write a newsletter dedicated to picking the latest and greatest of 'em. Thankfully, one of the guiding principles of WhatIs.com has always been to decode the tech jargon and spin and explain what something is, who...


June 11, 2007  12:38 PM

Google search field hacks



Posted by: GuyPardon
cheatsheet, cool, ebooks, education, free, Google, hacks, howto, Internet, listings, search, search engine, tool, useful

I'll admit it: I'm a frequent Googler. I Google from the office, when I need to research new terms for WhatIs. I Google from home, when I need information about events, people, tide charts or news. These days, I'm Googling from the car and train as well, enabled by the handheld attached to my belt...


May 30, 2007  3:43 PM

A very sophisticated CAVEman



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
nanotech, science, virtual reality

Scientists at the University of Calgary have created what they're calling a 4-D human atlas, dubbed CAVEman for the virtual reality room he resides in, AKA the "research holodeck." CAVEman is an model of a human body consisting of over...


April 26, 2007  12:30 PM

Netcosm: 3-D network monitoring and performance management tool



Posted by: GuyPardon
commentary, design, futurism, innovation, interesting, network, virtual

One of our colleagues, SearchNetworking.com's Tessa Parmenter, wrote a provocative message to her audience this past week. In it, she commented on a new tool, Netcosm, described by Andrew Hickey in his recent article, "


April 23, 2007  4:21 PM

Google Desktop: Never leave your homepage without it?



Posted by: GuyPardon
desktop, freeware, Google, search

To be fair, we discovered Google Desktop years ago. The recent...

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April 23, 2007  3:02 PM

Google Notebook: Create shared living documents with your search results



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, collaboration, cool, freeware, Google, search, Technology, useful

In the latest installment in our continuing exploration of "Google Office," we submit Google Notebook as our latest discovery.


April 16, 2007  10:11 PM

Gdisk: Turn your Gmail account into a free online hard drive



Posted by: GuyPardon
Google, open source, Storage

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