Jake Widman

Jake Widman is a freelance writer in San Francisco and a regular contributor to Computerworld, PCWorld, and TechHive.

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How to cure ‘corporate amnesia’ with knowledge management software

How to cure ‘corporate amnesia’ with knowledge management software

As Baby Boomers retire and the gig economy takes hold, efficiently capturing and sharing corporate information becomes ever more crucial. Fortunately, today’s knowledge management tools are up to the task.

10 cool tech tools for heading back to school

10 cool tech tools for heading back to school

This lineup of gadgets -- from a handy battery backup to a snazzy backpack -- will get you ready for class and for dorm life.

11 cool back-to-school tech tools

11 cool back-to-school tech tools

Equip yourself for a successful year with these campus tech tools, including an innovative note-taking pen, a laptop-friendly backpack and a clever space-saving power strip.

Need a ride? 3 ridesharing and 2 taxi apps considered

Need a ride? 3 ridesharing and 2 taxi apps considered

Ridesharing services are on smartphones and in the news. We look at the three best known of these -- Uber, Lyft and Sidecar -- and two alternatives.

7 great MOOCs for techies -- all free, starting soon!

7 great MOOCs for techies -- all free, starting soon!

Always be learningBig data, open source software, security -- these are some of the IT skills most in demand today and for the near future. Fortunately, free classes, in the form of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), are available...

Heading back to school? Try these 11 terrific tech tools.

Heading back to school? Try these 11 terrific tech tools.

We've found some cool devices for your academic adventures, including innovative ways to power your smartphone, a tiny but powerful portable speaker and a new app that helps you share your notes.

8 technologies that are on the way out -- and one that we'll never be rid of

8 technologies that are on the way out -- and one that we'll never be rid of

In the blink of an eye, a technology that's on top today can be made obsolete by the next big thing. Six futurists predict which of today's common technologies are headed for the scrap heap, and what will replace them.

10 cool tools for heading back to school

10 cool tools for heading back to school

Looking for back-to-school tech? From advanced note-taking apps to interactive textbooks to the perfect high-tech desk lamp, these items will help college students hit the ground running.

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5 mini projectors: A show wherever you go

Have a presentation or a favorite video hiding in your smartphone? One of these five mobile projectors will let you show off.

7 new Windows 8 tablets

7 new Windows 8 tablets

The introduction of Microsoft Windows 8 has spawned a variety of new and exciting devices. Here are 7 tablets that were built especially to accommodate the new operating system. Some include keyboards and other add-ons, but will those...

Back-to-school tech guide 2012

Back-to-school tech guide 2012

Feel that chill? That's not the end of summer approaching; it's the beginning of another school year. With student budgets in mind, we've gathered 10 items -- gadgets, gear and apps -- that'll improve a college student's life, whether...

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